self discovery

“The idea that there’s a past and a future is illusory. Which does not mean that there is not a past and a future. There is a past and a future in this world in relative time. Then, of course, there’s timeless time. That realm of existence that’s not defined in the Superconscious. True awareness. When…

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Self-Effort

“Enlightenment is achieved through a great deal of self-effort. You must go through every step of the self-discovery process. You must win the ecstasy; you must win the freedom, through your self-effort.” Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz Self-Effort is talk 7 of 27 in the Tantric Buddhism series. © ℗ 1990, The Frederick P. Lenz…

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Developing Willpower

“In Zen, we study the will.  We learn how to cultivate it and we learn to use it in specific ways — to accumulate will.  It is something that you can accumulate, just like money…”   “Will is assertion and you begin by learning to will small things.  The first thing to will is meditation….

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The Last Incarnation

The Last Incarnation is a collection of over 130 stories about timeless experiences with Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz in Southern California.  Written by Rama’s students during 1982 and 1983, the stories describe magical, humorous and unexpected encounters with Rama in a variety of settings ranging from the desert, to movie theaters, to shopping malls…

“The world is constantly imprinting us. It’s imprinting us with ideas, beliefs, vibrational forms, all kinds of things. And the imprinting is so constant and so powerful, that it’s necessary for us to allow Eternity to imprint ourselves in a slightly different way. So when we have one of these moments, the longer we can…

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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…

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Zen, Taoism and Buddhism

According to Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz, “Buddhism is a very scientific approach to self-discovery.”  The Buddha is depicted as one who looked for tested solutions to counter the suffering and malaise of humanity.  “He decided to use himself as an experiment,” Rama remarks at one point. “He was very much like an Einstein.” Rama…