Talks

“A person is made up of awarenesses.  These awarenesses all exist in the unknown — now we’re moving into what don Juan calls “the sorcerer’s explanation”.   It’s the explanation of life.  All of the awareness that has ever been or will ever be, exist, he says, like barges floating in the ocean.  It’s a…

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The Truth

“Self-discovery tries to take you beyond reason.  A reason is a terrible trap—because you will be satisfied with answers.  And if you’re satisfied with answers, you’ll never come to know what life really is.  Life can only be known through direct experience—direct experience in meditation, where you’re tasting the water or feeling it, which is…

“The Tibetan Book of the Dead is thought by many to be a very archaic book that describes what happens to you after you die…”  “That is the popular understanding of the book.  The real use of the book though, the esoteric use of the book and the secret teachings, has nothing to do with…

“It seems to me that it’s essential to know about love.  Love comes in many forms, and to not love is to not live.  Many people talk about meditation and self-discovery and bringing themselves to higher levels of consciousness, yet they seem, for all their knowledge and ability, for all the various terminologies that they…

“Meditation is not a doing.  It just is.  We think of meditation as something that we have to do, something that we have to accomplish.  This is emblazoned on our consciousness by our lives. That’s why I think people have difficulty with meditation.  They try and do it.  You can’t.  It’s not something that can…

“I think God is the least discussed subject.  Less is known about God than anything else. People know about the world, they know about careers, they know about time, space.  They know how to succeed, how to attract other people, how to raise children, build tall buildings, have advanced telecommunication networks, build bombs, pave roads,…

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Sophisticated Sexuality

“I’ve had hundreds of lifetimes as a spiritual teacher.  Yet, even as a spiritual teacher, I continued to have relationships. I continued to love people.  The quality of the relationships of course changed as I changed, and I think that you’ll find this will happen to you too.  What will become important will be to…