Jan 7, 2012
As difficult or uncertain as life may be, there is a way to transform life—and death—into a source of benefit. By learning to be present, here and now, we can learn how to transform our perception and experience of each moment. Change is possible through the activation of attention, conscious will, self-observation, and self-remembering. By learning about our intellect, heart, and body, their distinction from perception, we gain the power to transform ourselves and our future. Discusses spiritual psychology, meditation, transformation of energy, use of attention, time, relativity, and prophecies for our future.
"...Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. [...] Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." - Matthew 24
This is a lecture from the free online course Self-knowledge: The Importance of This Moment
The fundamental basis of all spirituality is the urge to escape from suffering, and the means to do it is always the same: awaken the consciousness, and liberate it from conditioning. This short course introduces the practical methods that result in liberation from suffering. By applying the principles explained here, anyone can begin to experience for themselves the reality of the path to genuine happiness.
"Know yourself, and you will know the universe and its gods." - The Oracle at Delphi
"As fire is the direct cause of cooking, so knowledge and not any other form of discipline is the direct cause of liberation, for liberation cannot be attained without knowledge." - Shankara