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The Gnostic Teachings podcast includes lectures about practical spirituality, consciousness, psychology, philosophy, gnosis, religion, kabbalah, meditation, sacred sexuality, and much more.

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Jan 4, 2010

This lecture continues the explanation of the foundation required for meditation. Buddhism teaches that there are three trainings: (1) Ethical Discipline, (2) Concentration, (3) Wisdom. Ethical Discipline is the transformation of wrong action into right action, by knowing the afflictions (egos, sins) and transforming them into virtues.

“Just as every harvest grows without fault in dependence upon the earth, so too do the highest virtues depend on ethical discipline, and grow by being moistened with the water of compassion.” - Tantra Requested by Subahu (Subahu-pariptccha-tantra)

This is a lecture from the free online course Meditation without Exertion.

Course Description:

The key to real meditation is a state of non-exertion, in which the mind returns to its natural state, where happiness, deep wisdom, and intelligent compassion emerge spontaneously. Here, direct knowledge of the truth arrives naturally.

This short course provides a comprehensive investigation into what meditation actually is, especially as taught and explained in authentic scripture, in contrast to the thousands of confusing, contradictory theories and practices being promoted today. This is real meditation that results in powerful transformations and insights into existence.

"Meditation is the esoteric practice of the Gnostics." - Samael Aun Weor

"To experience the Truth is fundamental. It is not by means of exertion that we can experience the Truth. The Truth is not the result; the Truth is not the product of exertion. The Truth comes to us by means of profound comprehension. We need to exert ourselves in order to work in the Great Work and to transmute our creative energies. We need to exert ourselves to live, to struggle and to tread the path of Integral Revolution, but we do not need to exert ourselves in order to comprehend the Truth." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of the Dialectic

This free online course was originally given as a series of live non-scripted lectures on Gnostic Radio.