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About Frederick Lenz



Frederick Philip Lenz (1950 – 1998) , also known as Rama and Atmananda was a spiritual teacher who taught what he termed American Buddhism, including the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, Zen, Vedanta, and Mysticism. Lenz also was an author, software designer, business man, and record producer. Wikipedia

  

Quotes by Frederick Lenz

Frederick Lenz (quotes)

  • In Zen we have no gurus.
  • When time stops, matter stops.
  • Don’t preach about meditation.
  • Eternity does nothing but give.
  • Learn from the purity of nature.
  • When the world stops, time stops.
  • Nothing is distinct and separate.
  • The difficult opponent is the best.
  • If they love another, let them love!
  • Kirshna’s message is eternal – fight!
  • You certainly do have strange dreams.
  • In the big picture we are all eternal.
  • Share the way by being a good example.
  • Pure and simple, balance is happiness.
  • Most disease is psychic occult attack.
  • Language is the medium of our thoughts.
  • Personal power is a feeling, like life.
  • The heart chakra is the central chakra.
  • The abuse of power takes happiness away.
  • Grammar has qualities, shapes and forms.
  • You stop growing when you stop listening.
  • If they stop loving, be grateful for that.
  • Dissolution means envelopment in Eternity.
  • Water is the symbol of pure consciousness.
  • I go to the movies. I absolutely love film.
  • When matter stops, self-consciousness stops.
  • In deep meditation we see nothing but purity.
  • The universe is holding congress with itself.
  • Without purity it’s impossible to realize God.
  • You are drained by foolish actions and others.
  • The signs of psychic draining – we call aging.
  • You don’t live forever, at least in this life.
  • Without humility, all spiritual progress stops.
  • When you stop your thoughts, you stop the world.
  • I found light in the darkness … or it found me.
  • Humor is one of the primary tools for liberation.
  • Tantra is for extremists, but balanced extremists.
  • When our power level is down sufficiently, we die.
  • Don’t stand out. Be in a room and remain unnoticed.
  • Old Zen was the reduction of concepts to absurdity.
  • I no longer teach meditation, only software design.
  • The only bad meditation is when you don’t meditate.
  • You don’t need a special task. Every task is special.
  • What matters is to aid others, to have a group dream.
  • As Buddhists, our only task is to keep our room clean.
  • Buddhism is the study of how to be immeasurably happy.
  • People who are humble don’t talk too much; they listen.
  • Atlantis was destroyed by the greed of its inhabitants.
  • Feeling “comfortable” is the short path to annihilation.
  • If you have humility you are halfway to God-realization.
  • I’m only here for a while, so I’d like to do what I can.
  • I’ve never met anyone who’s serious about enlightenment.
  • If you respect it in others, you respect it in yourself.
  • How to overcome fear? Be around people who are fearless.
  • Self-realization is the last game on earth worth playing.
  • I am here at Lake Tahoe and there is magic at 6,000 feet.
  • To meditate with full effort, produces infinity, freedom.
  • The subtle body must be intact to transmit the kundalini.
  • You don’t love perfectly without first loving imperfectly.
  • This is Zen, and in Zen, as we all know … anything goes!
  • Like all power spots, it needs to be treated with respect.
  • It’s far better to love impefectly than not to love at all.
  • Humility is the time that you spend in love with existence.
  • Be willing to laugh at your humanness and at your divinity.
  • No place is the same because everything is shifting always.
  • Becoming enlightened doesn’t mean everything works your way.
  • There is really only one Zen Master … and that’s yourself.
  • You need to become a winner to go beyond winning and losing.
  • Reason is necessary. It is necessary to deal with the world.
  • Psychic beings are childlike, delicate and easily destroyed.
  • The teacher is transmitting pure awareness and consciousness.
  • One person’s cult is another person’s spiritual organization.
  • Time is not a movement in space. Space is a movement in time.
  • Turn your life into a field of power and energy to draw from.
  • Without wisdom, power tends to destroy the one who wields it.
  • Nirvana is the pure and perfect schness of thatness of being.
  • When you become empowered everyone becomes interested in you.
  • The only way you will advance spiritually is through humility.
  • As your power level goes down, you will become physically ill.
  • Water always seeks the easiest path, the common level of life.
  • Men fearing their innate power, pushed woman back into slavery.
  • Ask youself: “Am I loving as deeply as I am capable of loving?”
  • The short way to happiness is through kindness and sensitivity.
  • Your life is pure joy, pure ecstasy, when you live in humility.
  • Some types of nothing are more fun than other types of nothing.
  • An individual has to be tenacious enough to become enlightened.
  • To see them succeed, to see them improve, that is what matters.
  • Nirvana has nothing do with any of this. None of this is there.
  • Innocence does not protect you from the evil designs of others.
  • When you love, you should always watch the quality of your love.
  • Humility is courage, the open acceptance of your own perfection.
  • Meditation is humility – the absence of thought, doubt, and ego.
  • I am simply a human being who is fascinated by the life process.
  • A part of them has grown very attached to a certain way of life.
  • Tantra involves radical change, a change in states of awareness.
  • In mysticism we deal with dreaming and the fields of perception.
  • You can only be really happy when you become what you really are.
  • Old Zen is the way of nothingness, the way of having a good time.
  • Life is a series of dreams, a series of interlocking awarenesses.
  • As we hate ourselves less, we tend to hate other people less too.
  • Self-honesty is absolutely necessary in the practice of Buddhism.
  • The world is the way the world is because we think that it is so.
  • Atlantean medicine was evolved to heal, since healing is oneness.
  • There is a certain drop of a type of kundalini when you have sex.
  • You only become funny when you have a complete reverence for life.
  • The mind is afraid of its own dissolution. Life always seeks life.
  • Any avenue that you follow leads to light. All roads lead to Rome.
  • Tantra does not seek any type of experience, nor does it avoid it.
  • To become powerful, to develop will, meditate on the naval center.
  • At a very early age I was attracted to light, as most children are.
  • It is necessary to be focused. This is the raison d’etre of career.
  • In mysticism, there’s more of a sense of adventure, of camaraderie.
  • If you ever care about things, that means they have power over you.
  • A strong onslaught of the nagual would upset your balance completely.
  • Purity is also developed in action. Purity is developed when we love.
  • He would usually study with a small group of students, men and women.
  • Ultimately, thinking is a very inefficient method of processing data.
  • To choose the light or to choose other things is always the question.
  • In addition to innocence, we have to have knowledge of good and evil.
  • As you engage your mind in the scriptures, your mind will become pure.
  • So I went off on my own and started the process of spiritual teaching.
  • From the Far Eastern perspective, 29 is considered a very special age.
  • Winning begins at home. It begins with your thoughts and your actions.
  • When you think an angry thought about someone, it’s like hitting them.
  • School was a strange place where they tried to make you into something.
  • Power comes from leading a controlled life, a happy life, a perky life.
  • Humility means you’re willing to give someone a bigger slice of the pie.
  • Purity is light. Not just an ordinary light, but a transcendental light.
  • Tantra is quicker; but for some people it can be spiritually disastrous.
  • Personal power is the ability to enter into different planes of reality.
  • Neither is detrimental, but the mystical kundalini is a bit more raucous.
  • Enlightenment is represented by Sri Krishna, who is said to be an avatar.
  • When there’s nothing but humility, there’s nothing but spiritual oneness.
  • When you admire others, you become one with them and the world loves you.
  • It takes a lot of energy to manipulate someone and keep them on a string.
  • The ego seeks fame and fortune. Humility doesn’t seek at all – it accepts.
  • As you learn to love the company of the holy, your heart will become pure.
  • In Buddhism balance is the most difficult thing, because it is overlooked.
  • Change is continuous and the aggregate of the self is constantly shifting.
  • I think I’m on an angle. I’m on an oblique angle through all of existence.
  • I think perhaps the greatest book ever written was Ulysses by James Joyce.
  • Mysticism is the acceptance that everything cannot be logically explained.
  • Nirvana bears no resemblance to anything in your current perceptual field.
  • There are other times. There are other adventures. There are other dreams .
  • I did well in school. I had lots of honors, so I thought I was quite smart.
  • Advanced yoga is not withdrawal from the world. That’s a preliminary state.
  • Words are inaccurate pointers to reality and should by no means be trusted.
  • A reverence for life needs to be developed, in which all things are sacred.
  • You never devote yourself to a teacher. You devote yourself to the practice.
  • Humility is the conscious awareness and acceptance of eternity as your body.
  • Zen is about breaking out of your ideas and experiencing life and not ideas.
  • Nothing is any particular way. It’s your state of mind that creates reality.
  • I have several Scottish Terriers. I find them to be the most wonderful dogs.
  • It doesn’t really matter what you do. It is your state of mind that matters.
  • The tonal is the sense of place. It is order and reason in a world of chaos.
  • Suddenly they have to face each other down – you’ve got to kill your friends.
  • It’s an exciting adventure to give those things that you’ve always held onto.
  • I only work with professionals. I don’t mean at seminars, but in my business.
  • We want to be all things, not just to gain power over things – how infantile!
  • If you try to pull too much power through too soon, you will injure yourself.
  • If you abuse power, you will be burned and then you will learn…if you live.
  • Ego is impurity. Be selfless. Consecrate and dedicate your life to perfection.
  • I am involved in the creation of software, and I’m also in the music business.
  • Simplify your life and your mind. Think more of infinity and less of yourself.
  • Winning and losing are feelings; something in us knows if we have won or lost.
  • You can reshuffle yourself. You can make yourself into anybody you want to be.
  • If your power is decreasing then you have to do something about it right away.
  • Big Sur is a fascinating place. It is one of the true power places in America.
  • Purity is the ability to see dharma in its manifold forms in any plane or loka.
  • The scriptures recommend love and service to the enlightened to develop purity.
  • It is good to have respect for all beings because who knows what anyone can do?
  • If you seek enlightenment, then career is a very important idea on your agenda.
  • The emphasis in tantra is not what you find yourself doing, it’s on meditation.
  • The nagual is the unknown. It cannot be talked about, it can only be witnessed.
  • The way people age is not the way people age … everyone is draining everyone!
  • Humility means that you have the courage to accept that you are eternity itself.
  • You need to dream nicer dreams. I come from a world that is a much nicer dream.
  • There are so many to pick from that any list that I give you will be inadequate.
  • I design genetic algorithms, neural network and artificial intelligence systems.
  • The shortest distance between two points is your mind. It’s not a straight line.
  • Opinions are secondary when dealing with reality. They’re subjective reflections.
  • The path of love is its own reward. Your love itself, that is what completes you.
  • Without humility you can’t love. Love means looking beyond the self to the other.
  • When you practice selfless giving, you’re in balance and harmony with everything.
  • Have a healthy respect and love for yourself, but don’t be taken out by your ego.
  • Their whole life will begin to shift, from their first physical contact with you.
  • I don’t dictate particular styles of dress. I do teach classes in self discovery.
  • There’s no right or wrong in the study of enlightenment. There’s only experience.
  • If you have humility, you are willing to undertake anything to spread the dharma.
  • Approach each task in your life, no matter how simple or how complex, with power.
  • Some people travel to other dimensions in their astral bodies when they meditate.
  • Everything that you see here, in other words, is a reflection of a higher reality.
  • Everyone will admire you when you do well. What a horrible thing to do to someone.
  • Unless you have a great deal of purity, it’s difficult to retain the higher light.
  • There is only one prayer and that is prayer for light, for purity, for perfection.
  • I leaned from my friends in school. I had lots of friends; yet I was very indrawn.
  • If you find a Tantric master – he has you go and do all the things you hate to do.
  • Never be bored. Energy lives off of attention. When you are bored you get drained.
  • A person who has power doesn’t seek to challenge others, their battles are within.
  • Nirvana is outside the fun house. You are walking around in the fun house forever.
  • Zen is the way of splitting the self again and again, untilt there is nothing left.
  • If you can’t think of an enlightened person positively, don’t think of them at all.
  • When you allow desire, anger and frustration to dominate you, you are losing power.
  • In Zen you are learning how to make new realities, to build things inside your mind.
  • I know a lot of ways to happiness! I also know some pretty fast shortcuts to misery.
  • One evening you may learn about enlightenment, koans, meditation and personal power.
  • Samadhi is the highest octave spiritual light. Not the best, but the highest octave.
  • If you follow anything far enough in the universe, it will eventually lead to light.
  • If the tonal collapses completely, then you’re crazy functionally, you’re psychotic.
  • The sensual world cannot be avoided. We’re in it at every moment. We are part of it.
  • Sex is like any other transaction, except that it is not like any other transaction.
  • When you find that you’re unhappy, know that it’s because you’re not loving properly.
  • Love the fading flowers as much as you love the undifferentiated which lasts forever.
  • Our field trips are an opportunity for you to enter into the world of mystical power.
  • Freedom is within oneself. But to get beyond the thoughts and desires requires power.
  • The world is wonderful. It is beautiful when you are in a correct level of attention.
  • Humility is my best friend, I’ve always valued it above all other spiritual qualities.
  • Don’t be offended by your lack of purity. Purity is a seed that will grow and develop.
  • In Buddhism what we seek to do is change ourselves into someone who’s beautiful to be.
  • I personally don’t subscribe to any particular cosmology or beleif system. I’m a seer.
  • Almost all the people who lived in Atlantis meditated and had powerful psychic skills.
  • When one side or the other predominates, there’s an imbalance and there’s unhappiness.
  • The Buddhist message is a message not of the negation of life, but one of affirmation.
  • If you wish to cultivate humility, then you should associate with those who are humble.
  • Nature soothes us. Nature heals us, and something more, the woods are a place of power.
  • I saw more truth and sensitivity in art than I did in many of the people in this world.
  • If we view the universe as other than what we are, we are everything we don’t perceive.
  • The awareness of liberation is not liberation. The awareness of time is not liberation.
  • You’re a part of me. I’m a part of you and we are all a part of this great nothingness.
  • Zen is meditation, the actual experience of life directly, immediately with no buffers.
  • Sex can never bring about enlightenment. Only enlightenment brings about enlightenment.
  • The Ten Commandments have a social purpose, for people who still need a social purpose.
  • There are many ways to meditate. When you meditate, you are learning how to feel again.
  • Computer science really involves the same mindset, particularly artificial intelligence.
  • The best mantrum is selfless giving beause as you repeat it again and again, you change.
  • Keep your mind centered on that which leads to light, intensively. Accept no substitute.
  • Many people who help me encounter a lot of resistance from other people and from forces.
  • There is nothing that you shouldn’t do. Everything can be used as a tool for liberation.
  • From a Buddhist perspective, it is incorrect to always assume that we know what is best.
  • Ingnore your thoughts. As you focus more intensely, you may feel as if you are floating.
  • The real test on the path of love is are you willing to give up everything for your love?
  • Zen is the study of mind in all of its manifestations. The purpose of Zen is to be happy.
  • Build a shield between yourself and the descriptions of the world that everyone else has.
  • They presented a description of the world to all of us which was very limited and narrow.
  • I dive all over the world: Fiji, Australia, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and many other places.
  • As an incarnation of love you put up with flack until it becomes detrimental to a person.
  • Tantra is for someone who practices all the paths because all the paths encompass tantra.
  • The issue is not what you’re doing with your body; it’s what you’re doing with your mind.
  • You are your state of mind. Your state of mind creates your view, or your window, on life.
  • I examine each student carefully: Is there a balance between their tonal and their nagual?
  • It is possible to wake up very quickly, to become enlightened, or you can do it gradually.
  • If you seek eternity and light and luminosity, seek humility first … first things first.
  • We see signs of it perhaps for 28 das or 34 days, then it goes away. Yet we are different.
  • Inner seeing has nothing to do with physical vision; it’s the perception of life directly.
  • If you’re studying Buddhism you never really have enough time because you’re going to die.
  • Chi is developed through meditation, through studying with one who has a great deal of it.
  • A lot of energy is lost to false teachers. Wherever dependency is created, energy is lost.
  • Power is something that is abused. I suppose use and abuse are in the eye of the beholder.
  • To look for truth in all the wrong and all the right places is the only excuse for living.
  • You are happiest when you are most humble. You are most miserable when you are egotistical.
  • One day after many, many lifetimes, we get wise. We decide that the fun in life is to give.
  • Humility accepts the very nature of a human being is complete, unadulterated, ecstatic joy.
  • Spend time with spiritual friends, those who seek light. Purity is gained through strength.
  • There is no self, yet we all exist. All phenomena are “empty,” yet they have Buddha nature.
  • My happiness is dependent upon light. Since light is endless, I’m bound to be happy always.
  • When self-consciousness stops, there is nothing -nothing left to stop, start, begin or end.
  • Self-hate doesn’t create enlightenment. It just causes you to not enjoy the current moment.
  • Humility simply means that you do a great job at everything and it isn’t really a big deal.
  • The sound man, immune as to a sacrifice of straw dogs, faces the passing human generations.
  • When your Japanese lifetime is coming out, drink all the sake you want. Have a little bash.
  • This world we exist in is populated by people who have really shut themselves off from life.
  • When you do something “selflish” you’ll feel constricted and restricted. You won’t be happy.
  • You could sit around and feel sorry for yourself or you can go out and do things for others.
  • You can tell a person’s level of spiritual devlopment simply by watching how much they give.
  • It is very hard to perceive the future on a regular basis simply because the future changes.
  • I was very dawn to people I loved, to my family, to my father, to my sister, to my brothers.
  • It really doesn’t matter to me whether a person has a lot of money or a little bit of money.
  • In tantra, samsara is viewed as the same thing as nirvana. Eating a hamburger is meditation.
  • Time is a convenient filing system human beings have devised to segregate their experiences.
  • Mysteries are not riddles. Mysteries are places to go with your mind. You go into mysteries.
  • What will increase one person’s personal power will not necessarily be the same for another.
  • We were never there to begin with. What we are, or conceive of ourselves as, is a perception.
  • Zen is a very quick path to enlightenment and development of the mind and all its facilities.
  • Love can be the only answer. But snowboarding also works for me. Because I love snowboarding!
  • To think the universe is only composed of the physical universe is to be rather shortsighted.
  • Entities can see a certain amount because they are outside of the physical dimensional plane.
  • Selfless giving means forgeting about yourself. It means letting go and doing something crazy.
  • Some persons choose, rather than stay in immortal bliss all the time, to come back for others.
  • What does it mean to be psychic? Essentially it means to feel, rather than think all the time.
  • You are asleep and have forgetten that you are dreaming. You mistakenly believe you are awake.
  • I never considered myself to be essentially different from anyone else. Although I knew I was.
  • I’m a Zen Master. I’m an occult teacher. I teach people how to become that, how to be perfect.
  • I don’t think there is a right approach to teaching self discovery. Every situation is unique.
  • Psychic perception is a much more efficient and accurate method of seeing and knowing reality.
  • Only the fool wants to go into battle to beat someone for the satisfaction of beating someone.
  • If there are problems with the subtle physical body, it’s very hard for the kundalini to flow.
  • The trick is simply to avoid jerks. There are lots of them out there. Most people are unhappy.
  • What creates happiness, peace, and balance is not becoming simply powerful, but knowledgeable.
  • People always say, ‘A good man is hard to find.’ You’ve never heard that about women, have you?
  • As the kundalini rises, the knowledge and powers of those dimensions will begin to come to you.
  • Life itself is selfless giving. We’re not given this life just for own amusement and pleasures.
  • According to Zen philosophy each human being has two minds, a finite mind and an infinite mind.
  • At the same time, I went through college, received a Ph.D. and started to teach. I wrote books.
  • Don’t care what anybody says about enlightenment, except the enlightened and those who seek it.
  • It is silly to drain others; for when you drain others, you also pick up their vibratory force.
  • To get involved with some ridiculous battle of power with someone else will use up your energy.
  • Your life will be joyful and complete when you have a pure heart and your motives are unsullied.
  • Use your mind to discriminate. Choose to advance yourself, to bring more purity into your being.
  • Enlightenment is a timeless void. It’s an emptiness that’s filled with the most excellent light.
  • My happiness comes from doing all I can for my students. To help them, what else could there be?
  • Just because it doesn’t work out for you, doesn’t mean that it’s not wonderful for someone else.
  • Having the competitive edge to be able to succeed is having control of your time, life and mind.
  • It was their intention to start twelve new civilizations similar to Atlantis in these locations.
  • A person of knowledge and power never goes out looking for battles. All their battles are within.
  • Meidtation and selfless giving must always go together. They work together to create immortality.
  • If you suffer in love, if you have problems in love, it’s because you don’t have enough humility.
  • In order to go beyond ideas to direct realization, it’s essential to have a great deal of purity.
  • Nothing is or is not unless you happen to think it so. That’s what Shakespeare said, and he knew.
  • To have the illusion of selfhood simply means that when you look in the mirror, you see somebody.
  • You don’t need to be able to absorb a tremendous amount of the mystical kundalini to realize God.
  • Artificial Intelligence is creating a mind, hopefully as pure a mind as possible, for a computer.
  • The nagual gives you the unknown; it gives you reality; it leads you to the totality of yourself.
  • There are people who just can’t handle life because they’ve thrown away too much of their reason.
  • Buddhism is simply a methodology, a way of becoming one with the part of ourselves that is happy.
  • Eternity is selfless giving. Eternity sends forth all of the worlds, the very fabric of existence.
  • Trust life, trust that it will always guide you to the right thing, and be kind, be compassionate.
  • If you think of spiritual practice as unpleasant work – it is not spiritual practice as I know it.
  • We prefer humility in others – and if we prefer it in others – we can soon prefer it in ourselves.
  • You have dreamed me into your dream to awaken you from the dreams of life, death and separativity.
  • In advanced meditation you become light. You transcend self, ego, time, space, and dimensionality.
  • I was drawn to the arts because I sensed that I was by nature Bohemian, and yet very conservative.
  • For the person who wants to get to the mystical experience directly, Tantric Buddhism is the path.
  • Mysticism is an eclectic mixture of various forms of self-discovery that’s primarily experimental.
  • God, Atlantis was only yesterday. Let alone Los Angeles. Remember that incarnation in Los Angeles?
  • The tonal is also endless and limitless. We like to think of it as being finite so we feel better.
  • They can’t stop you if, in your heart, you seek enlightenment, empowerment, balance and knowledge.
  • If you really love, then you’re willing to step outside of your own love to do that which is right.
  • You can be in a crowd full of friends and be miserable because you’re alienated. The ego alienates.
  • In every home in America, in the world, there was cruelty, anger and hatred – things I didn’t feel.
  • Tantric Buddhists don’t believe in sin. Stupidity, yes, meaning we make ourselves or others suffer.
  • I feel that there’s a certain danger in always being in a lovely rural setting. You can lose touch.
  • I would define the proper use of power as something that creates happiness for yourself and others.
  • It’s always better to be conservative in action. One must always consider the dangers in the world.
  • There is no letter of the law to follow in Zen. There is a lot of etiquette, but there are no rules.
  • Zen was an attempt to get back to the purest teachings of the Buddha -enlightenment without strings.
  • People who practice Zen correctly are not spaced-out or unrealistic. They are balanced and grounded.
  • Naturally, the Zen Master Rama philosophy is to have a high state of awareness and material success.
  • There is no such thing as spiritual achievement; it is simply an awareness intrinsic to all of life.
  • Think of a star. A star burns its very substance to give light to others. You need to be like a star.
  • If you really have humility when you love, there is only one thought: “What can I do for my beloved?”
  • Accept that you are that – you are the matchless, eternal reality. That’s true seeing, true humility.
  • Each of the ten thousand states of mind presents you with a different view of essence and experience.
  • Zen is the path that focuses the most upon meditation. It is almost exclusively a path of meditation.
  • The next best thing is to work with those who are not quite there yet to bring them up to that level.
  • Your life either takes your energy or gives you energy. Set up your life so that it gives you energy.
  • Search this world and find that being who you feel has the greatest light and become their apprentice.
  • Buddha indicated that the self, that part of you that incarnates from lifetime to lifetime was causal.
  • You have to come to the world of enlightenment with open hands, not clinched fists, without an agenda.
  • When you are afraid of someone, they can gain power over you, meaning they can drop your energy level.
  • The nagual is the superconscious. It’s nirvana. It’s the unknown that cannot be explained or reasoned.
  • Love is beginningless and endless ecstasy. It is an unfathomable mystery. It is the study of our lives.
  • The pathway to enlightenment leads to states of ecstasy, knowledge, and a pretty ironic sense of humor.
  • Look at the candle flame – or whatever object you have chosen to gaze upon – with intensity.
  • In dream yoga we use the etheric double and go beyond the confines of the physical, it’s very ecstatic.
  • My teacher knew that I always had a girlfriend. For some reason, he never said anything to me about it.
  • As a student of enlightenment your attitude should not be to become enlightened. It should be to learn.
  • If you are having problems with money, the answer isn’t cutting back. The answer is to make more money.
  • Purity is innocence, the innocence of lack of self. Desire is innocent unless it’s connected with self.
  • Most people make their choices predicated upon a feeling because analysis really isn’t that good a tool.
  • Humility is the most important quality in the spiritual life. When it is lacking spiritual growth stops.
  • Humility can give everything to God. Everything comes from the source, everything returns to the source.
  • The light is already there. In Zen Buddhism there’s a little speck of dust on the mirror, and that’s us.
  • If you want to be liberated, if you choose to be what I am, then you’ve chosen freedom. You can do this.
  • Avoidance of experiences is a fixation and it binds you to the world, it binds you to the personal self.
  • Tantra means the avoidance of a set or defined form of spirituality. Tantra is intuitive self-discovery.
  • Your soul wants experience. It wants the world. You’re a human – and your eternal. The two are the same.
  • If you meditate you will be able to find new ways to utilize your career and the routines of daily life.
  • Liberation means no rebirth. Now, does that mean you don’t reincarnate? Well, you never did reincarnate.
  • Use the previous techniques in rotation. It will prevent your meditation experience from becoming stale.
  • Krishna says, fight. He says, go out in the battlefield and kill those people whom it’s your job to kill.
  • I must play my role, great or small – that is humility, without self-importance, without self-indulgence.
  • Real humility is something that no one else will see. No one will know about your humility, if it’s real.
  • There is a sense of competition in Zen. You are competing with your thoughts and trying to overcome them.
  • Where you live is important. It is where you dream. You lose or gain a tremendous amount of energy there.
  • Love was where I learned to go beyond myself, through the arts, through relationships, through sexuality.
  • One of my greatest personal heroes is Jerry Lopez. When you can snowboard like he surfs, you’ll be there!
  • There are two sides to increasing energy. One is avoiding loss. The other is learning how to gain energy.
  • You need to constantly examine your life, inner and outer, to see where you are losing and gaining power.
  • Don Juan speaks of the island of the tonal as something that’s in the middle of the ocean … the nagual.
  • The navel center will bring the power of all three of the lower chakras into your being, but with safety.
  • Even though it’s not perceivable to the mind or senses, it’s there and enlightenment is absolute freedom.
  • Some tried to kill him; there were assassination attempts. Some hated him … this is par for the course.
  • The best battle is the battle that is never fought. The best war is the war that is won without a battle.
  • You will always see, if this group is a highly evolved group or on the way up, a movement towards oneness.
  • We define a world. We build a house, then after building the house we enter into it and we never leave it.
  • Selfless giving has a lot to do with what happens to you in the future. There is karma, both good and bad.
  • There are ten thousand planes of awareness within the infinite mind of the diamond mind, your deeper mind.
  • The miracle of enlightenment is that you take the self and let it dissolve in the white light of eternity.
  • Interestingly enough, Aurthur C. Clarke once autographed a copy of his book “Rendezvous with Rama” for me.
  • In the world of Buddhist mind, in the advanced states, we go beyond time, space, life, death and Newsweek.
  • If one thinks of an enlightened person in a negative way, as it hits their aura, it returns very strongly.
  • Changing the way you dress can make it easier to make deeper changes in the structure of your personality.
  • You have to be careful that in giving energy, you do not allow yourself to be excessively drained or used.
  • Humor enables us to deal with and overcome many of the most painful and difficult situations in our lives.
  • If you are in a state of mind in which all things are one, then you can spend your time in lingerie shops.
  • Take out two pieces of paper. One piece of paper, list all the people you know who are adding to your life.
  • When you’re humble it’s like wearing a beautiful flower. It inspires others. It generates energy and power.
  • Whenever anybody does well spiritually, I usually ignore them. It’s the greatest compliment I can pay them.
  • It is impossible to move on to new states of mind unless you seek the forgiveness of those you’ve offended.
  • The person who did all of these things has gone away, vanished without a trace in the ecstasy of existence.
  • The body is a very low level machine language. The language of the soul, of the mind, is much more evolved.
  • When you look at a couch you don’t really see the couch. You see the couch as perceived by a state of mind.
  • Everything that we do involves energy, personal power. The more energy we have, the more we can accomplish.
  • In lower levels things are dark, gray, experiences are shallow. You become alienated from those around you.
  • Learn not to judge your meditation. Just meditate, do your best, set a minimum period of time and meditate.
  • If you wait till you’re very sure, then you’ll find yourself doing it, and when you do there’ll be an ease.
  • The more talented the opponent, the luckier you are. You have draw a great deal of strength from your being.
  • Enlightenment is a journey. It is a journey that is made alone. It is a journey that is made with a teacher.
  • Purity is very fragile when it takes physical manifestation. It is very, very strong in its original aspect.
  • I was initiated as a Buddhist monk at the age of 19, but I think that initiation is simply a starting point.
  • People get together and go to the movies or on hikes, but everyone maintains their own independent domicile.
  • Tantra is for a person who has reached a point in their spiritual evolution where everything looks the same.
  • The December – January period is the strongest time of the year. It is an easy time to shift states of mind.
  • Love is a modest and immodest teacher who will bring you through the school of existence, which is the heart.
  • As you become more conscious of your body as eternity, a sense of ease, a fullness beyond description occurs.
  • Care, but don’t be pushy! Don’t preach about enlightenment to people who don’t really want to hear about it.
  • I learned about the benefits and the vast limitations of such types of exploration, as did all my generation.
  • I can assure you that next to my bed, there is always a copy of the Dharmapada which I read from every night.
  • While I am writing about the details of my own intimate encounters and journeys in America and the Far East.
  • As long as you are in the relative worlds, you should be realistic and know there is winning and losing here.
  • It is necessary to do a systems analysis of your life. Look at where you gain power and where you lose power.
  • The souls now incarnating are power souls. It is a dark age. To incarnate now one needs psychic self-defense.
  • To be wise doesn’t always mean to have a wrinkled face and sparkly eyes. To be wise means to be still inside.
  • Have the courage to be selfless in a world were such qualities are not admired. Dare to be differnt. Be crazy!
  • The etiquette is higher consciousness, sensitivity, gentleness, gracefulness, intensity, power, and knowledge.
  • “The person next to me meditates better than I do. They’re purer.” – This is the ego feeling sorry for itself.
  • You must first realize that you are in a dream. Then you must realize that your current dream is a nightmare.
  • Through high school, college, graduate school and beyond, I had a number of relationships that were wonderful.
  • I think I’ve learned more from women than anyone else, and perhaps from love. What a wonderful testing ground.
  • I too have experienced the extreme pain of living, but I have also experienced some of its remarkable ecstasy.
  • If you want to create a different character, you can do so just by altering your style of dress and cosmetics.
  • People want power but not wisdom. Power without wisdom is a very dangerous thing. Better to have wisdom first.
  • It’s not what you do – it’s the intensity of your feeling that determines how far you go in the spiritual life.
  • When I play sports, when I dance, when I teach mysticism, I cannot explain, even to myself, how I do what I do.
  • How do you become enlightened? I don’t know: Luck, karma, skill, friends in high places, friends in low places.
  • The more moral you pretend to be, the less moral you are; the less moral you try to be, the more moral you are.
  • Next to meditation itself, I really can’t think of anything more important than the development of your career.
  • Be a perpetual beginner. Always be inspired. It is that attitude of inspiration and belief that creates energy.
  • In the Southwestern United States, the places of power reference the lower three chakras, the chakras of power.
  • Humility doesn’t mean hiding in the corner and pretending you are not strong. Humility means to be what you are.
  • The knowledge of reincarnation assures us that life is worth living. Life is not a one-shot deal. It is forever.
  • The ideas that we have about self are an aggregate within a state of mind, and they chain us to a state of mind.
  • I never considered myself to be special. If anything, I considered myself to be awkward, and still do sometimes.
  • As Buddha points out, you should not rely on the opinions of others for validation of your internal progression.
  • I think one can advance faster outside a monastery if you use the experiences of daily life to advance yourself.
  • There is no time. There is no space.  There is no condition. There is only awareness, awareness of these ideas.
  • Do not be a sniveler. Do not say you can’t be happy, you can’t be enlightened. How do you know? It is all chaos.
  • There are thousands of worlds, thousands of dimensional planes, billions. Life is endless. It goes on forever.
  • Not everyone is your friend. When you are psychic you tend to forget that others don’t view life the way you do.
  • In meditation, when your mind becomes perfectly still and calm, you will experience the golden light of eternity.
  • You’re much too hung up on all of your ideas and your desires. You still have not penetrated the essence of yoga.
  • There are seven primary centers, junctions, within the subtle physical body. These are called the seven chakras.
  • Everything that you are or conceive of yourself as being is just an idea. It’s an illusion. It’s a hallucination.
  • Eternity gives life to all and sustains all, transforms all on the wheel of dharma – until all attain perfection.
  • To be psychic is to see without the senses and to keep the thoughts and emotions of others out of your awareness.
  • It is possible to contact higher beings who are not in the body. But the being you really want to contact is you.
  • There is no best teacher. Life itself is the teacher. There is no best method. All that matters is that it works.
  • Things that raise your energy usually don’t involve humans; things that cause energy loss usually involve humans.
  • The challenge of power is how to use it and not abuse it. When you abuse it, it reverses on you and it hurts you.
  • If you spend too much time in a place like that your power level will be lowered and these beings will annoy you.
  • In the world order, if the nagual dominates and not the tonal, then we’ll live in times of fear and superstition.
  • If you are afraid of someone, you immediately give them an advantage and give them entry to your awareness field.
  • If you are truly wise, you love life very deeply. You love the things in your life, transient though they may be.
  • If you act impetuously, it will be uncertain, and you’ll know it. It just won’t feel right. It is better to wait.
  • When someone compliments you, listen, but don’t believe it. Praise or blame are immaterial. You know what you are.
  • Whenever we just try to please ourselves, all we do is cover up another window in the little house we’re stuck in.
  • Music is largely psychic. It is a feeling. It is not logical. It is a feeling – Art, life, why we live – feelings.
  • I seemed to be leading a very incongruous life from the point of view of the definition of the community I was in.
  • It is the teacher’s job to point out mistakes so that an individual doesn’t continue to hurt themselves or others.
  • To perfect your nature means to let go of this world and place your attention fully in the plane of enlightenment.
  • There is enough room in eternity for everyone to be enlightened. We gain or lose nothing by the success of others.
  • In reality, as any physicist will tell you, the physical world is made up of moving energy. All matter is energy.
  • Chaotic mathematics is essentially the study of chaos. It can’t be chaos, if you can study it and it has an order.
  • Career success means making enough money to lead the kind of life you would like to lead as a practicing Buddhist.
  • You can draw power from everything in your life. In order to do that, everything has to be set up in a proper way.
  • Nirvana is a state of perpetual bliss and ecstasy, unaffected by the transient ups and downs of its own creations.
  • Purity means lack of hatred, jealousy, fear, greed and lust – the absence of anything that can stain consciousness.
  • You could go through incarnations forever and never become enlightened, unless of course you do something about it.
  • I realized that my friends in the ashram needed to be celibate because, for them, sexuality was a very tacky issue.
  • Our sense of being worthwhile, our sense of being good, our sense of being anything must go – Final clearance sale.
  • I think it is very important to view life in terms of winning and losing until complete enlightenment has occurred.
  • You need to shelter yourself from the abrasive forces of life that drain you and keep you in a lower state of mind.
  • At these crossover points, there are a lot of beings, nonphysical beings that cross over back and forth constantly.
  • For most people this is not a conscious process, it’s an inner pull that takes place, that simply draws them there.
  • There’s always someone to help, there’s always some way in which you can perfect yourself through service to others.
  • Purity is receptivity, the ability to sit and wait patiently, for as long as necessary, for the coming of the light.
  • The psychic world is a dimensional plane that you can gain access to. It is a dimension of feeling and clear seeing.
  • As we grow older and mature in each incarnation, we are drawn back to samskaras, to previous interests and pursuits.
  • Do not envy others. If someone gets a larger piece of cake, be happy for them. They’ll get fat and you’ll stay thin.
  • In the high mountains and desert beings can affect you. Most aren’t malicious, but some will lure you to your death.
  • Let someone else take your place in line, Let someone else be first. Let someone else achieve realization before you.
  • One of the traditional Tantric methods of mediation is to imagine that you are taking on the suffering of all beings.
  • No one’s lazy. What we would call the laziest person on earth expends a tremendous amount of energy to not do things.
  • The sights of infinity can be too strong. They can scorch the soul. It’s best to take infinity on a little at a time.
  • There are places where it is easy to see, places of illumination, where one moves into illumined states of attention.
  • Their experiments caused them to destabilize the structure of the continent and thus Atlantis sank beneath the waves.
  • The members of the Mystery school, during the time of Atlantis, had psychically seen the subsequent ages of darkness.
  • Meditation is the pathway to enlightenment. Move the ego aside and be still, open, clear, bright and fully conscious.
  • People will try to block you. Some will do it just for pure hostility. But most others are just afraid of themselves.
  • Fear can be used to get into your attention. Any way a person can get you to think of them, allows them to drain you.
  • Love is self-realization. Love is liberation. The only way beyond time, to unravel the knot of existence, is to love.
  • There are ten thousand states of mind. Most people spend their entire lives confined to a few of these states of mind.
  • The first stage of meditation is simply to ignore thought; to become conscious that there is something beyond thought.
  • Selfless giving is friendliness. An attitude towards life, a reverence for life. It is one of the highest of all ways.
  • Humility has tremendous power. Think of Gandhi. That was humility in action. He changed the shape of an entire nation.
  • Humility means realizing that it’s fun to give everything away, particularly the things that you are most attached to.
  • There is a beautiful flow to the study of Zen. If it is not making you happier, then you are not practicing correctly.
  • Psychic awareness leads to a true perception not only of events, but just of life itself. It is its own raison d’etre.
  • I was very immersed in the world. I’m very worldly. I love world. I was immersed in my career, in school, in teaching.
  • We see an enlightened teacher to gain a sense of humor, to learn balance and proportion and of course to learn wisdom.
  • Faithfulness, faith, all of the words that so few people live, you must live. Only then are you worthy of immortality.
  • Keep the deepest feelings of your heart to yourself. They tend to stay more pure if you do. There is a wisdom to that.
  • In the case of the brujos, the sorcerers in Mexico, the Spanish Conquest forced them to develop their second attention.
  • When most people see a tree, they don’t see a tree at all. They see an idea that they have developed of what a tree is.
  • I read a great deal, avoided the comapny of the children in school who seemed superfical, and fell in love with nature.
  • The women that I met were exceptional, extraordinary – tremendous purity, tremendous gentleness, self-giving and power.
  • Music is part of the tantra, the dance of life. Before your eyes, before your awareness, is the procession of eternity.
  • It’s certainly easy to meditate on top of a mountain, but one should be also able to meditate in the heart of the city.
  • If you decide that you are a winner, and if you hold that image in your mind strongly enough, you will become a winner.
  • At extremely high processing speeds we are able to find patterns of order in what other people would perceive as chaos.
  • We are many, many selves. We’re not just a finite being. The selves don’t necessarily speak in words. But they are you.
  • To take charge of destiny means to play a very convoluted chess game on multiple levels of consciousness and existence.
  • You can measure your power in your ability to stop thought. The longer you can stop thought, the more powerful you are.
  • Taoism is the way of water. The most frequent element or symbol refered to in Lao Tzu’s wrtings is the symbol of water.
  • When you see someone draining you, your being naturally cuts it off. Yet many times you can be manipulated not to see.
  • What you do affects your awareness field. When you do something selfless your attention feild is more clear, more lucid.
  • According to Zen Buddhist cosmology there are ten thousand different states of mind to view and understand life through.
  • Zen doesn’t believe in the reconciliation of opposites because from the point of view of Zen, there is no point of view.
  • Simply by performing good actions and thinking good thoughts you will not attain enlightenment. It takes something more.
  • I am a teacher because teaching allows me to observe the universe at work, that moment when wakefulness suddenly occurs.
  • Since everything is God and everything contains God, you see God in everything, everything is a step towards liberation.
  • Enlightenment has nothing to do with being spiritual. Being spiritual is just an idea – it’s another ring of perception.
  • Unlike the transient days of our lives that constantly come and go, nirvana has always been, is now, and always will be.
  • Sensations of peace, joy, and love will enter into you. They will be very subtle at first. Then they will grow stronger.
  • In the Far East, it is taken for granted that the training of a monk is physically rigorous and academically challenging.
  • There is nothing that isn’t perfect, the only reason we don’t see that perfection constantly is because we lack humility.
  • Your own nature is pure, spotless, and pristine. Through association we drag ourselves down or we can raise ourselves up.
  • A time comes when you don’t have to use meditation techniques anymore. You just sit down and you are nonexistence itself.
  • I took the liberty in Snowboarding to Nirvana to do a type of parody of what I suppose you would call “New Age fiction.”
  • Whenever I work with anyone, it is an opportunity for them to become more professional and do something for someone else.
  • I personally, only work with people in my business who show excellence. I have a business, the business of enlightenment.
  • Some people are so solemn. They take their practice so seriously, that when the moment comes to let go of it, they can’t.
  • We may have a tiny little room that we rent, and if we keep it clean and it’s impeccable, then we gain a power from that.
  • At the beginning and the middle and the end of all things, there is only the perfection of enlightenment that is nirvana.
  • Intentional suffering and the postponement of happiness is not yoga or Buddhism. It will not lead to a better incarnation.
  • Never settle for that which is easy and comfortable or the necessity of seeking that which is difficult and uncomfortable.
  • Compassion and empathy are not the same as feeling sorry for oneself. They are emotions that extend our perceptual ranges.
  • There is only eternity. That’s our real body. The stars are our blanket. Time doesn’t even exist, except in our own minds.
  • There is the flash in the pan, the sudden success. But continued success is dependent upon tremendous attention to detail.
  • The Buddha gave his first talks, and three or four ascetics became his first disciples. They recognized his enlightenment.
  • I have seen people who practice yoga and Buddhism who are scared to death of the sorcery powers of others. This is absurd.
  • The body comes and goes. This life, my friend, will come and go. It is a fleeting moment, an impulse in an eternal reality.
  • There is no end and there is no beginning. There is only eternity. Eternity can be warm. eternity can be cold and ruthless.
  • The study of Zen is a retraining. It is a series of new ways, not just one way, to learn to use your mind more efficiently.
  • Help the world in any way that you want to. I have found that the more light you give and spread, the more you will evolve.
  • The planes of light give you the power to rise above circumstance, the power to rise above your desires and your aversions.
  • With the use of psychedelics, it was all based around the Tibetan Book of the Dead, using them to experience enlightenment.
  • I believe that it is the responsibility of everyone in corporate life to help with the funding of non-profit organizations.
  • While I am here I would like to experience as many of the beauties of the world as possible and help others to do the same.
  • Tantra is for the person who has gone beyond the rules. They’ve learned the rules so well that now they can go beyond them.
  • To perfect your nature doesn’t mean to have some idea of what a perfect person is and to simply be that. That doesn’t work.
  • We live in a world where money is necessary. You can’t just go out and roam the forest and the cities, at least in America.
  • Many people spend their life always worrying about whether they have enough to cover expenses. They experience unhappiness.
  • Focus on the center of the chest, relax. Imagine a rose there. Feel it unfolding. Let yourself go and ignore your thoughts.
  • Purity is developed through caring. You need to care about light and the matters of light, truth, religion and spirituality.
  • In no way can words convey the nagual. But they open up the possibility. They allow an admission on the island of the tonal.
  • Only when there are no impressions of others clouding our mind, can we sit and practice the glorious practice of meditation.
  • Purity is something that comes from another world. It’s a radiance that enters into this world of transformation and change.
  • From the highest state of mind you have a window whereby you could perhaps move beyond all states of mind, to enlightenment.
  • When you live a life devoid of ritual and convention, with honesty and self-effacement, then you are on the road to freedom.
  • We experimented and we experienced many altered states of awareness. We used the power plants. I did that for a year or two.
  • It seems to me that there’s a terrible misunderstanding between us. It seems to me that I love you a great deal, my friends.
  • The vast majority of the students I have taught have become self-sufficient and confident individuals who enjoy their lives.
  • Living in the spiritual world is very easy, once you grow accustomed to it. But initially, it puts you through some changes.
  • You’re not listening to the Zen master, what he is saying outwardly, but even more importantly…what he is saying inwardly.
  • Fear is just an idea in the mind that limits you. You cannot become enlightened if you are afraid, nor can you become happy.
  • If you use your will all the time, then it runs out. You deplete yourself and then, when you really need it, it’s not there.
  • To become wise, meditate on the third eye, between the eyebrows and a little bit above. Focus on that spot, the Agni chakra.
  • You never seem to hear about psychic occult attack in spiritual literature. This knowledge has been conveniently forgotten.
  • Every day work on your humility through your meditation, giving more of yourself, giving those things you don’t want to give.
  • Both Zen and mysticsm have this beautiful quality of happiness and laughter, which I think is so necessary in our modern age.
  • Meditation will bring back the powers and awareness from the past; more importantly, it will expand your consciousness today.
  • The Zen master walks in his garden, alone. There is no traffic there. There is no shopping there. There are only the flowers.
  • Think of your life as a field. The field is the field of action. What a mystic does is set up their life as a field of power.
  • The person of power uses their power to open up their mind to higher levels all the time, which creates tremendous happiness.
  • When you manipulate others your attention level drops and you become prey, for you have dropped to the plane of manipulation.
  • How do you overcome the negative karmas and problems and misery that occur to people who abuse power? You stop abusing power.
  • Nirvana is the other side, the source of all things, where all the aggregates come from, where the templates of infinity are.
  • Sensitivity is a too-way street. When you are sensitive you can feel and appreciate, but you can also be injured more easily.
  • Happiness comes from self-knowledge. Self-knowledge means that you have understood your mind. Your mind is the whole universe.
  • What does God really look like stripped naked? That’s the province of enlightenment…the formless, perfect face of existence.
  • Humility accepts that God places us in the right place at every single moment, not a moment to soon and not a moment too late.
  • They too wonder about the nature of existence, where they’ve come from and where they’re going to and how much time they have.
  • Yoga means we go a step further back. In yoga we go to the cause. The cause of pain is not the world. The cause of pain is us.
  • Love is visceral and real. Love is physical. It embraces all things. Love doesn’t space you out or take you out of this world.
  • Selfliss giving rounds the edges in spiritual practice. Many people can meditate very well but they’re still very egotistical.
  • Ego synthesized is selfhood, the sense of self-importance, that you really matter … nothing could be further from the truth.
  • You can only conceive of what lies beyond the state of mind you are in from the point of view of the state of mind you are in.
  • We have a spiritual community but everyone lives where they want to. I recommend certain areas to live because of their power.
  • You shouldn’t run around killing people or eating meat. That’s not what we mean by tantra. There’s no need to break the rules.
  • There are millions of little opportunities out there to advance yourself. But you need the personal power to see how to do it.
  • Use career to develop yourself. Have fun with it. Dedicate your activities and your career, to eternity, and to enlightenment.
  • Career success is using your daily work, schoolwork, work in the world, work at home, as a way of advancing your mental state.
  • Follow your dreams wherever they lead you and pay for those dreams with good jobs in software programming and computer design!
  • If you are happier than you have ever been, then your power is increasing. But is it a fast a rate of climb as you would like?
  • Don’t be afraid. You are as alive as anything else is alive. Your right to be alive is as great as the right of anything else.
  • There are many ways to store power. You can visit places of power, special locations on the earth that are charged with power.
  • Somewhere there is an essence. It is not a physical somewhere. There is no sense of world, of time and space. That is nirvana.
  • People you are emotionally open to can drain your power level or raise it tremendously, depending on what their intentions are.
  • Humility means coming to the root of the matter, honestly looking at yourself and saying: “This is me for better or for worse.”
  • There are so many talented people in film today. There seem to be poor scripts, but the actors and actresses are very talented.
  • I just felt that it was my responsibility, since so many people had taken the time to help me along, to do the same for others.
  • As you go into the light, you will gain a more profound happiness. That happiness will free you from the desire-aversion cycle.
  • Life is not dependent upon our classifications and our categories, our science. But we are. We find it interesting and helpful.
  • There can be very powerful releases of energy that can catch you off guard until you have a better sense of what you are doing.
  • People are taught to fear god. They are taught to fear everything. It has become such a natural state that no one questions it.
  • People who want to go to power places all of the time and want to be around powerful people, they don’t last long in the study.
  • There are certain areas that you can move to on the earth that will empower you and there are certain areas that can drain you.
  • Meditate on enlightenment. Read the exploits of the great teachers, the great saints. They’ll inspire you. Their power is there.
  • After this happens again and again, we reach a point were there is nothing but satori, which is what nirvikalpa samadhi is like.
  • The process of eliminating the samskaras and reaching complete enlightenment is very technical, wonderful, and mystical process.
  • Material success is not something that will bind you, unless you become attached to it, any more than poverty will liberate you.
  • In high school I was drawn to the study of literature, poetry Shakespeare, contemporary fiction, drama, you name it – I read it.
  • I was a traditional teacher for a time, but my students would ride the energy. I wanted to free people not give them a placebo.
  • Our past affects us, our present affects us, and even our future can affect us. We live in the relative world of time and space.
  • The obvious answer to money is to have tons of it – simply figure out how to make more money than you really need and go for it.
  • People who have power, who think negatively of others and seek to injure them, are practicing a kind of voodoo, a lower sorcery.
  • A person who is insane has no sense of their place; they’ve lost that ability, which our friend don Juan describes as the tonal.
  • The essence of all practice is to be cool. Life is not worth getting excited about because whatever you perceive is an illusion.
  • There’s this cave and all humanity is in it and there’s this terribly bright light at the other end and everybody’s afraid of it.
  • The ten thousand states of mind are hallucinatory. Hallucinations are real. Dreams are real. But there are some things more real.
  • When we wake up in the morning and we make decisions, these decisions come from the night, the night of eternity, our other side.
  • A critical part of Tantric Buddhism is a process of turning of the activities and experiences in your daily life into meditation.
  • The purpose of enlightenment is certainly not the teacher, nor is it you. It doesn’t have a purpose. Enlightenment simply exists.
  • It is a tremendous waste of energy to try to block anyone else. That same energy could be applied to furthering your own success.
  • When you focus on the third chakra it has to pull the kundalini from the root center, through the second, up to the third chakra.
  • Be careful of someone who starts asking a lot of questions about you. Start asking a lot of questions about them. Turn it around.
  • Consider a very natural process, menstruation, and how the association has been created in which this process is dirty, degrading.
  • You reincarnate forever because you exist forever. You can’t die. You can’t be born, your essence that is. You are on a big wheel.
  • Some people like destroying for the hell of it; they love destroying beauty; they try to feel those people and then crack the egg.
  • The hindrances to being psychic are a general dullness that develops from living in the material world, and being a material girl.
  • The idea is easy to understand. All of life is a dream. You have dreamed everything that you are and everything you are aware of.
  • If you want to become enlightened, you’ve got to get all the bullshit out of your life. You have to clear up your mind completely.
  • Salvakalpa samadhi is a tremendous acceptance and liberation, but it is not complete absorption in nirvana, in that consciousness.
  • Tantra is for the advanced spiritual practitioner who is ready to push aside spiritual practice in the name of spiritual practice.
  • The Zen master can see precisely what it will take to cause your awareness to become free. But the Zen master can’t do it for you.
  • Overcoming fear has nothing to do with abandoning common sense. We retain our common sense, but we lose that emotion that is fear.
  • If you are seeking power and knowledge, you need to go to places that are healthy and happy and radiant. Avoid places that aren’t.
  • You’re thinking that you shouldn’t have sex because you’re celibate. So you just keep thinking about sex instead of enlightenment.
  • The primary quality that Lao Tzu seems to emobdy is humility, which is the image of water – seeking the common level of existence.
  • People hold an image of you and project that image when they feel you are changing. Disappear for a while. Break up your routines.
  • The mind is like a computer. It runs programs. Most of the software has been poorly written. It is written in the language of fear.
  • When you have grown accustomed to sitting and meditating, try to stop your thoughts. That’s the bottom line in meditative practice.
  • Humility means freedom. It provides growth and takes you out of the cycle of change that you are currently in, which is stagnation.
  • The fact that you see a manifold world with different times, places and conditions -this exists only because of a lack of humility.
  • You must be kind to others. You must foster a caretaker personality of gentleness and perseverance, even in the midst of adversity.
  • I explored alternate states of consciousness at one period of my life through psychedelics, as was the fashion with all my friends.
  • I don’t believe in anything, yet I believe emphatically in almost everything. It all depends on what seems appropriate at the time.
  • The basic assumption of tantra is that God not only exists in the superconscious, God also exists in the lowest forms of existence.
  • In the beginning we define what is spiritual. But as you go on, you see that everybody and everything is an instrument of infinity.
  • As you become more aware of your own imperfections, you simultaneously become more aware of the overall perfection of the universe.
  • From my point of view, which is the point of view of no illusions, there is only winning and losing. You might as well be a winner.
  • You see, Buddhists are optimists. We never saw sunsets in Atlantis like we do now. We didn’t have those great chemicals in the air.
  • As a monk you have a responsibility to meditate many hours a day. Not just to sit there but to think of the ten thousand radiances.
  • None of this is real. All of this is an illusion and your acceptance of that fact is the beginning of the pathway to self-knowledge.
  • I think only a person who’s studied WITH someone for many years is in a position to voice a true opinion about a particular teacher.
  • All of the exoteric teachings are only designed to give you the type of life that will allow you to practice the esoteric teachings.
  • The reason why we’re not happy is because we believe consciously and subconsciously that we’re separate from god, eternal awareness.
  • As you learn to accept that the body is transitory, as you watch it with love, but without attachment, the body will develop purity.
  • If you are psychic you can perceive that someone may love you and they can’t show it. Someone may seek to harm you and they mask it.
  • To have to liberate everybody doesn’t sound very free to me. You’re gong to go liberate people who maybe don’t want to be liberated.
  • I had been pretty well made a prisoner by school, by society. I had been given this description of the world that I couldn’t accept.
  • I don’t have the luxury of time to be unhappy. I have too much to do. I have too much do accomplish. Who has the time to be unhappy?
  • Time does not really exist as we know it; rather it’s a transfiguration of a concept in which mortality, mutability, is conditioned.
  • Sometimes people start to meditate and they get a headache. It’s because they’re trying too hard. You’re pulling in too much energy.
  • Then on the other piece of paper, list all the people you know who are taking more than they’re adding. Include people from the past.
  • We all have auras. But it’s much easier to see the aura of someone who is in a state of samadhi or other profound state of awareness.
  • A person who undertakes the study of Zen and learns concentration and meditation is like a gymnast. You become a gymnast of the mind.
  • Emotions are there to enjoy life; but they are not used in self-reflection because they inhibit a proper reflection. They gunk us up.
  • Being psychic does not necessarily mean seeing an event that has not yet occurred. It is rather seeing the inner nature of something.
  • The deeper inner teachings are presented to very few because few would understand them. The exoteric teachings are presented to many.
  • If you become obsessive in spiritual practice, if you just try and try, you are not going to be happy. You are going to be obsessive.
  • Self-control is completely necessary for increasing and raising your attention level. One of the places you practice that is at work.
  • A person is made up of awarenesses. All the awarenesses that have ever been our will ever be exist like barges floating in the ocean.
  • If you are interested in developing some of the higher range occult powers, then I would suggest you not engage in sex too frequently.
  • When I was very, very young – four, five, six – I could see inside people, their motives, their dreams, their apprehension of reality.
  • If you can bring earnestness to your meditation, you will find that happiness is something that will run through your life constantly.
  • Most people abuse power. They use power to dominate others. They use power to destroy others. Ultimately when you do this, you lose it.
  • When your mind is clear and your third eye is open, you can see and know things that are taking place thousands of miles away from you.
  • To think that fulfilling yourself in this world will create eternal fulfillment is absurd. But we feel this way because we lack purity.
  • Avoid the company of the wicked, those who would do injury to you or to others. Like a disease their energy is something you can catch.
  • I am a producer of both rock and New Age music, I generally like all categories of music. In particular, I enjoy Ozzy’s stage presence.
  • There is a big difference between the lower samadhis and the upper samadhis, like the difference between the Sierras and the Himalayas.
  • Tantra works well for people who are engaged in relationships and sexuality. Sex itself is just an action. It’s just part of the dream.
  • In this world we see the pairs of opposites. Ultimately there are no oppositions. In the superconscious awareness there is no division.
  • It is very important that your career raises your awareness. If your career is lowering your personal power, then it has got to change.
  • The types of thoughts that you think create a state of mind. The reason you think the thoughts you do results from your level of power.
  • You must have tremendous power of focus to direct your life and not allow all these variant forces, different vibrations, to enter you.
  • When your mind is flooded with the pure light of nirvana, which is happiness itself, you will be delighted with whatever occurs to you.
  • Our purpose in this life is to gain the view of ourselves; otherwise, we are total slaves to others who psychically drain us, abuse us.
  • Everything is a state of mind. Astral travel is the ability to wander through different states of mind and develop psychic perceptions.
  • You become someone else when you meditate. It isn’t just a little technique. If you really pursue it, you change radically – you evolve.
  • In Zen the emphasis is on meditation and developing your body, mind and spirit to find inner peace, strength, clarity and enlightenment.
  • The Tibetan Buddhist realization is that mind does not have any particular qualities or attributes of its own. It’s clear – clear light.
  • At an early age I found the world a very natural place to be. I was always in a meditative consciousness as a child, which children are.
  • I really didn’t want to be a part of the world because I found that the world was filled with unkindness. People didn’t love each other.
  • In my adolescence, love, as I think for most of us, was a tremendous focus. I wanted to find the perfect partner. I did and married her.
  • When willpower is not guided, it’s terrible. Hitler had a lot of will. But he used it for destructive purposes because he lacked wisdom.
  • What you focus on you become. So always focus on that which is highest, brightest, happiest and most noble of all things, enlightenment.
  • People who use the mind and aggressive energy to blow their opponent away can be figured out. Anybody you can figure out you can defeat.
  • Those who seek liberation want to go beyond individualized perception. The essence of their being wants to dissolve back into the cosmos.
  • Tantra won’t work unless you’ve been trapped by spirituality. You have to be trapped by spirituality before you can be liberated from it.
  • If you meditate, you can experience the other worlds, the far-flung eternities and dimensions – and you are not stuck in any one of them.
  • Everybody out there is just doing things for themesleves. So if you don’t do that you’ve got to be crazy … crazy about selfless giving!
  • Humility feels that there is someone, somewhere who can do anything I can do better – except one thing: no one can be better at being me.
  • How do you become enlightened? Have fun, meditate, don’t take yourself too seriously, brush between incarnations and have a good teacher.
  • A Buddhist monk has a responsibility first and foremost to themselves, and that’s to find the truth each day in every part of their life.
  • It’s considered very, very bad karma, if I can cut to the chase, to take power from a teacher and not use it for something very positive.
  • I think to be in a monastery or an ashram is not always the answer because we don’t fight, we kick back. We don’t listen to Sri Krishna.
  • The description of the world that most people have is very limited. They are in the fog. Once in a while a genuine insight comes through.
  • Try and stop your thoughts. Be patient and then the kundalini will flow through you and bring about substantial changes in your awareness.
  • Zen is a study. It’s a discipline. It involves the active use of will to make things happen or not happen. These are the secrets of power.
  • I have found that meditation has helped me with my academic career and has given me insights into musical composition and software design.
  • If I ever write an autobiography about teaching meditation in the West, I’ll call it “Pissing In the Wind – Teaching Buddhism in America”.
  • Eventually you will go into samadhi. Samadhi is a very advanced meditation. You dissolve into the clear light of eternity again and again.
  • I would recommend, initially, if you are trying to increase your personal power level, to meditate on the navel center, not the lower two.
  • You know, these non-physical beings, it’s very hard to tell what they’re up to. You can’t see them. How can you rely on them? It’s chancy.
  • Pilgrimages are journeys to places of power. People sometimes make pilgrimages to the caves where Milarepa or other great yogis meditated.
  • Universities are very clarifying places of power, because everyone is focused on trying to figure out exactly what to do with their lives.
  • People project a grey energy that is very destructive to weaken you, to drain you – just as the snake uses position to capture its victim.
  • If you suspect someone is draining you, generally you should not confront them, but be nice, relax them, and then see what they are doing.
  • Self-giving means that we have to understand the nature of giving. When most people give, they give expecting a return on their investment.
  • You’re bound by the frame. You’ve become so engrossed in the movie of your life that you have forgotten that you’re sitting there watching.
  • Each day try and go through the day with an attitude of being a servant to the world. You’ll benefit the most – and the way will be joyous.
  • Zen is discipline – the discipline of living life, the discipline of taking a breath, the discipline of not knowing and not trying to know.
  • Zen is the fastest method I know of, aside from mysticism, of dissolving the fixations people have about spiritual practice and themselves.
  • The way of nothingness is the way of Zen. It is just a term. The contemplation of nothingness or everythingness is where everything starts.
  • Zen is Tantric Buddhism, Vajrayana is tantric Buddhism – these are various forms of it. Tantric Buddhism simply means cutting to the chase.
  • Tantra and adventure are very, very connected. Perhaps the greatest enemy for one who’s journeying along the spiritual path is complacency.
  • What we are seeking to do is not melt the map of America. We are seeking to melt the self, the solid form that we consider ourselves to be.
  • Practice meditating on the heart chakra. This is only one of them, but it’s quite good for the first few years of your meditative practice.
  • Sex is a highly personal matter, yet it seems to get more impersonal all the time. How do I feel about sex? I suppose it matters with whom.
  • You’re an emanation of enlightenment. Enlightenment, which is the universe, has created the hallucination that is you in a form that shifts.
  • You must be accommodating with your teacher. You must have a sense of humor about your teacher and the impossible things they ask you to do.
  • Clothes can have a very refined vibration. An ochre robe can be extremely refined and so can a wonderful satin gown or a silk brocade coast.
  • Winning is based to a certain extent upon personal power. If you have enough personal power you tend to win. If you don’t, you tend to lose.
  • The unlocking of the kundalini, which occurs by meditating on the first, second and third chakras, is the entrance into the planes of power.
  • A lot of people who are involved in self-discovery lose energy to abusive teachers, to abusive friends and to entities, non-physical beings.
  • So the intelligent use of power is to never interfere with anyone else’s success. Use the power you get to just be more successful yourself.
  • We have developed psychic powers in other lives. Now we have many problems because of it, many voices in the mind due to this crowded earth.
  • Be conscious of the way people take your energy and learn how to stop it. Accept that this goes on. Observe how you feel around other people.
  • When I’m in the second attention, when I stop looking through eyes that have been formed for me by others, I see something else. I see power.
  • Find a teacher of Tantric Zen and study with them because it is transference of awareness, a sharing of the perception of the beauty of life.
  • The outer form of Buddhism, of practice, is etiquette – a series of ways to live intelligently that keep you alive, awake and happy, wakeful.
  • Everything has a nothingness. On the other side of physical reality, there is another world, and in that world, everything is something else.
  • A person with power controls their life and their destiny. They have a mastery. Their moments are aware moments in this world, never wasted.
  • Happy people, enlightened people, successful people all share something in common. They have learned how to manage and increase their energy.
  • In their meditations, the high priests and priestesses of Atlantis had seen that the Atlantean civilization was going to end cataclysmically.
  • In Tantric Buddhism our feeling is that there is no problem with the sensual world unless you have a tremendous attraction or aversion to it.
  • Samadhi is not going to take away your humanity. It will give it to you. You will become more cosmopolitan, more conscious, and more infinite.
  • The primary energy that is active in all things is kundalini. Kundalini energy is the energy of awareness. It can be used to modify awareness.
  • Nirvana is the center of things; then there are the outer bandings of attention. The universe is a mind. At the center of its mind is nirvana.
  • A great deal of humility is necessary in the process of self-discovery. Humility is the ability to accept what and who you are at this moment.
  • Very few people are conscious of the deeper strata of eternity. The primary reason is either because they lack purity or they lack motivation.
  • Don’t condemn yourself – that only increases the hold of impurity. Accept your limitations but know that you’re working towards changing them.
  • In Buddhist Yoga, we refer to our mutlilife karmic traits as samskaras. They are the internal karmic patterns that make each of us who we are.
  • I develop artificially intelligent technologies, along with educational and game software and let the business people take it where they will.
  • The different techniques will place you in touch with different fields of auric empowerment, creating a balanced development of your practice.
  • In the Far East, studying yoga is comparable to a mixture of attending one of the best Western universities, and of being an intrepid explorer.
  • When you realize that the ego is making you miserable you don’t identify with it. You identify with your soul’s humility and the ego dissolves.
  • If I had my choice I’d hang out anywhere. I mean, it doesn’t matter. It’s all God; it’s all the same. There’s only nirvana for the enlightened.
  • There is a time you can’t turn it back. When a person is very destructive, when they hate you tremendously, you have to disassociate with them.
  • It’s very funny. People do not want to achieve liberation or be happy. This is the basic guideline they teach you in Spiritual Training School.
  • You are all dirty and grungy. You go step in the shower and you come out clean. When you enter into the white light, it does something to you.
  • The study of law, medicine and the arts, in each of these instances, the developed mindset is very helpful to one who is practicing meditation.
  • When you meditate deeply, you will see beyond life and death. You will see that you can’t die and you can’t be reborn. You are existence itself.
  • Buddhism has existed forever, just like we have, and occasionally it’s codified; it’s put together into a system by someone who likes to codify.
  • Through the practice of meditation and the auric empowerments and guidance of an enlightened master, you can totally change your karmic destiny.
  • Zen has lost its zip, if you will, or its nothingness and has become ritualistic Its established in monastaries with strict codes of koan study.
  • Will something else. Have dreams and believe in them. They don’t have to come true. They are just as true as a dream is. Life itself is a dream.
  • All souls do not reach enlightenment. Some souls reach a certain point and stay there. Some souls actually decline and go into different cycles.
  • You may have thousands of lives to go between now and before you’re a real hard-core seeker of enlightenment, hardcore meaning you just love it.
  • Miramar, my recording company, has decided to offer a compilation of my music for snowboarding, which will have the same cover as the book does.
  • I think the most miraculous thing is learning. I get out of the way and let the students learn. Then you get to watch this amazing thing happen.
  • I have a great deal of spiritual dignity. It’s on loan from eternity, and you do too, and we have to use it in our relationship with each other.
  • The other side is beyond knowing. You cannot know what you experience on the other side, here. Wisdom is beyond the grasp of the conscious mind.
  • Nirvana isn’t a physical place. It is not like going to heaven. It just means no more individualized awareness, no aggregate body of experience.
  • In enlightenment you have to convince a teacher not only that you are worthy of teaching, but then that they should show you some of the secrets.
  • Ecstasy should not be viewed as an unusual experience, but rather a natural experience – feeling all of the living matrix of existence around us.
  • Whenever we do something for someone else, we affirm that we are not simply in it for ourselves, that our self is someone else, is everyone else.
  • Advanced practice is the entrance into the ten thousand states of mind. Most people exist in five or six of these states in their whole lifetime.
  • Self-discovery is a process of dissolution and creation. Dissolution means envelopment in eternity. Creation is bringing into focus new awareness
  • When you become angry at someone, your anger will actually have a power. You can hit somebody in a non-physical way and it can injure that being.
  • The bully on the block who beats up somebody doesn’t become more powerful. All they do is walk around inside their own mind with an inflated ego.
  • When we go to the desert, it’s pure nagual. There you witness stupendous and incredible acts of power that your reason cannot possibly deal with.
  • Thousands and thousands of incarnations and nothing to show for it. You must choose whether to follow the path of love or the path of attachment.
  • The sensual experiences in life are not to be avoided. This is the philosophy of Tantric Buddhism – nor are they particularly to be sought after.
  • Energy is gained by giving energy. When we give energy, we gain energy. This is different than having someone manipulate you and take your energy.
  • They had the same fears that you have, the same aggressive tendencies and the same attachments, but they were freed in time because they believed.
  • If meditate on the third eye and have headaches it means you are trying to pull in too much power from the occult chakra. The danger is obsession.
  • Never think too much of yourself. Realize you are only an instrument of eternity. Do not get stuck in that terrible trap. You can lose everything.
  • The cool thing about the universe is that it can format itself into tiny little manifestations that are not entirely aware of all aspects of life.
  • If you want to follow the path of love, it’s a good idea to meditate on the heart chakra everyday. The heart chakra is in the center of the chest.
  • Now when I speak about Zen, I have a problem, in the sense that the Zen of today has lost the essence, in my estimation, of what I call “old Zen.”
  • Nirvikalpa samadhi or sahaja samadhi is all the way up. You get above the cloud line to the land of eternal snows and it’s ecstasy beyond ecstasy.
  • When I speak of tantric yoga, I’m speaking of a type of yoga that is best practiced by persons who live in society. It’s a yoga for the last yuga.
  • Tantra is for the person who has self control but doesn’t care anymore. It is for the person who is able to abandon self-control and its fixation.
  • You need to have the humility to accept your limitations as long as they’re there, and have the humility to accept their end when that time comes.
  • The person in the business suit who works on Wall Street, who does their work perfectly, is probably evolving a lot faster, if they also meditate.
  • You’re always looking for the ultimate. It’s kind of like journeying to Ixtlan. You’re never going to get there, but that is no reason not to try.
  • When we experience fear, it cuts us off from our power. It cuts us off from knowledge and experience. It is a guillotine that falls and separates.
  • The Anza Borrego Desert is a place of power, where different planes and realities intersect. It is easier to see and enter into other planes here.
  • There is a still center of the universe. Within that still center are all things, all achievements, all loses, everything and nothing exist there.
  • If you drain others energy a lot, you don’t want to see this because you do it yourself; but remember, it’s real easy to manipulate a manipulator.
  • One day the play ends and the screen goes blank. There is nothing. Everything returns to its original formlessness – and then another dream begins.
  • Only until you rise above the use of the second attention for manipulation that you can enter into a consciousness in which there is enlightenment.
  • The chakra is a doorway. These are doorways that lead you into other dimensions. But you have to focus on them to the exclusion of everything else.
  • Learn to accept the transitory nature of existence of the body and the mind; see eternity in everything, this world, the other worlds, and nirvana.
  • Meditation is the way the mind is. That’s why in Zen they call it the natural state, which means you don’t have to go and do anything to meditate.
  • The samskaras that were developed in previous incarnations are usually hidden by the temporary amnesia of infancy and by the transient personality.
  • Tantra has to do with the reconciliation of opposites. All the yogas recommend that you avoid certain experiences. In tantra there is no avoidance.
  • If you are losing power in your relationships, with others, then you have to try and remedy that, if you can’t, you need to sever the relationship.
  • When you go to a power place, if you are receptive, if you are able to quiet your thoughts and concentrate, a lot of that power can enter into you.
  • For some reason, there is a purity to the Swiss Alps – a certain energy – that is very reminiscent of my snowboarding experiences in the Himalayas.
  • Wisdom isn’t to know these words. Wisdom isn’t to have ideas or philosophies – those are just thoughts. Wisdom is to be that perfect consciousness.
  • Spiritual evolution is a movement from the states of mind that reflect life less accurately to the states of mind that reflect life more accurately.
  • Nothing lasts forever – except forever. That’s the good news. It’s a good thing that nothing lasts forever because things would get terribly boring.
  • Do something nice for somebody. Do something nice for God. Do something nice for the earth – and don’t expect anything in return or you will suffer.
  • Selfless giving changes our concept of our identity. When we give to others our unselfishness removes the spot of “self” that stained our awareness.
  • We see the one light, the one unified reality that we see in others, is the same reality that is within ourselves. We are one with all of existence.
  • The avoidance of that which causes you pain does not produce enlightenment. It produces avoidance. Religion is the avoidance of pain and suffering.
  • In self-giving you must be so careful of egotism. You must be so careful when you are aiding others in their liberation not to have a sense of self.
  • Your mantrum is the awareness of the dream – to enjoy and appreciate and have gratitude for all; neither to condemn nor to liberate, but to observe.
  • To assume that wealth or sexuality or the usage of power, any of these things are not void in nature, gives them a reality they don’t actually have.
  • What is will? It is a decision. It is a decision to be something. We really aren’t anything in particular. We can be anything. That’s the good news.
  • Take your energy – instead of losing it in all the little hassles and all the little battles you could have fought with opponents who didn’t matter.
  • This solidity is not true. The apparent solidity is the delusion of the senses and of the self. Everything is made up of infinite, intelligent light.
  • No lifetime is a loss if you’ve leaned something, because that learning stays with you. There is no such thing as a wasted life, if you have learned.
  • The sense of self is one of the obscurations that prevents us from seeing clearly, the idea that there is a self or that we are anyone in particular.
  • I realize that there’s a thing called the bodhisattva ideal, and it’s a very nice pinnacle of attention. It’s a very egotistical thought, ultimately.
  • I’ve been very fortunate because many of the teachers I had were exceptional. But I didn’t realize that at the time that all teachers were not alike.
  • I deal with two types of students. Those who have a very deep-seated knowledge of love, which are few, or those in all their lives have ignored love.
  • You can increase your capacity to absorb the mystical kundalini. I have 3 or 4 students who are on the path of mysticism, they can absorb more of it.
  • The hallmark of a person who is following the pathway to enlightenment is that they bring excellence into everything, no matter how crappy they feel.
  • Do not feel that you are destined to enlightenment in this life. You have no idea. This is an illusion of selfhood. It’s gross ignorance and egotism.
  • Krishna suprises Arjuna. He says go fight, go kill. Do this because it’s only play money. You can’t kill your friends any more than they can kill you.
  • We’re blind, deaf and dumb. It is only that Self, which is our life force that makes who and what we are. The realization of that is self-realization.
  • It’s very easy for us to be humble when no one else is around. There is no reason for us to demonstrate our superiority, because no one challenges it.
  • Be concerned with the welfare of others without any sense of self-importance that one is better because one meditates or leads a certain type of life.
  • Words like meditation, karma, samskaras, they’re just words. You can get into the jargon, you can speak it, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be any freer.
  • Often, in the student’s confusion, she or he directs anger at the teacher, blaming them for the pain they are experiencing, or for their own mistakes.
  • Do a strong work meditation all day. You won’t be as exhausted as everyone else because you have been gaining a kind of internal power from your work.
  • There is no future and there is no past, there never has been, there never will be. You just think there is. It’s not life that moves; it’s awareness.
  • Things that are impossible – are everyday experiences when you live in advanced states of mind. You live in a world of constant miraculous awareness.
  • There are places that are very draining. There are places where there is another dimensional crossover but to a dimension that is not powerful at all.
  • Your heart chakra is not in your physical body. It is in your subtle physical body, but it comes in contact with your physical body in this location.
  • Kundalini is seen as a serpent that can shoot up the shushumna, past the chakras, opening them all and bringing you into different states of awareness.
  • Don’t think of us as separate beings. Imagine that we are one body and it’s been split into millions. When we sit in the mediation hall – that is unity
  • Zen is a very fast path to enlightenment, fast in comparison to some other paths, not fast for the person who practices it. There is no sense of speed.
  • I liked my teacher very much and after some years of mediation, I began to teach meditation, referring all things that I didn’t know to my own teacher.
  • Of course, there are the old hardcore teacher types like me who sit around and tell jokes, realizing, what’s the difference anyway – it’s all timeless.
  • Without that poise and balance and gentle humor and caring sense, nothing happens at all. It’s just egotism and vanity and jealousy and possessiveness.
  • We believe that we decide. We do make decisions. But the deeper decisions come from another part of our being that we’re not particularly aware of yet.
  • Eternity is everywhere, it stretches endlessly in all directions, never beginning and never ending. Merge with it. Embrace it. Be free and disciplined.
  • In our culture we are taught to be accessible and open; it signifies a good person. In mysticism it is the opposite, people can scan you and drain you.
  • In the study of Zen you can learn how to strengthen and clarify your finite mind. Your finite mind is like a muscle; when exercised it becomes stronger.
  • If you’re very liberal, then you should go and find a very liberal Zen teacher, a liberal interpretation of the doctrines of the Soto or Rinzai schools.
  • Go out into the world, do your best all day, try to think higher thoughts, try to be kind and compassionate, but don’t let people take advantage of you.
  • Tonight I have inundated you with the mystical kundalini. Now, of course, I’m moving into the supra-conscious; it’s kind of a doubleheader this evening.
  • Tantra is not for a hedonist at all. It won’t work. If you’re heavily attracted to sensual experiences, tantra will definitely not be of any use to you.
  • Don’t be afraid of losing a little power in daily associations. People who seek power and knowledge aren’t misers. They aren’t afraid. That is paranoid.
  • When you abuse willpower you waste it. There really is not an infinite supply of it at your disposal. There is an infinite supply of it in the universe.
  • In the universe, there is darkness and light. We call this duality. When you seek knowledge and power, there are forces and people that will oppose you.
  • Wisdom, in the world of enlightenment, is not gained through conversation. Wisdom and enlightenment is something that you gain by making the mind still.
  • Perception is a wave. You change as your perception of something changes because you define yourself as a reflection of whatever you happen to perceive.
  • If you really want to channel all of your energy towards higher mysticism, you should realize that sex does drain a certain amount of your occult energy.
  • Beyond this world, beyond other worlds, be they inter-dimensional worlds or physical worlds, there is something else, which is the vast unknown eternity.
  • Nature gives constantly to us. We as indendepent egos think we’re important. Selfless giving has to do with overcoming the ego. The ego makes us unhappy.
  • Most people we observe who practice self-discovery just get caught up in a new description, a new “ism”, a new religion, a new god. But nothing changes.
  • Both light and dark are eternity. Human beings assign relative values to colors, but beyond the relative, there just is – what in Zen we call “suchness”.
  • Some people go into tantra with the idea, sort of an intellectual approach, that now they can just do everything and stay high. That doesn’t work at all.
  • Without balance and wisdom, power becomes very destructive. It creates unhappiness and not happiness. To simply see a teacher to gain power is a mistake.
  • You need to search your awareness and consider the limitless possibilities of existence in all things and not be so narrow-minded in your self-discovery.
  • The person who’s in the Zen monastery, who’s doing a kind of poor job at meditating and a half-ass job cleaning the gardens is not doing very good yoga.
  • The world has always been this way. I am sure in the mystery world of Egypt, ancient Atlantis, you pick a cosmos – There is always somebody on your case.
  • Sometimes you won’t feel pleasant during a meditation session; it seems like an uphill run. But when you get to the top, the view is rather breathtaking.
  • When you meditate, you focus to clear the mind and to bring the willpower together. But then, toward the end of the session let go, just become eternity.
  • Human beings going to their jobs and living their lives are unconscious. They don’t know what’s going on. They don’t know why you are born or why you die.
  • The study of enlightenment is really a reorganization of our perceptual body or our perceptual field. We learn to see life more directly and more clearly.
  • We are everything and we are nothing. We are a forgotten moment. We don’t even exist, which is the freeing part. We just think we do. That’s the illusion.
  • I can play the guitar, the dulcimer, the piano, and the drums. However, I am not a “performance quality” musician. Rather, I am a composer and a producer.
  • I am an expert in the world of the supremely happy because I am happy. I’ve never met anybody as happy as I am – that, in itself, should make you unhappy.
  • It is important to have intensive blocks of time together. During our nights together there is a tremendous interchange of knowledge, power and awareness.
  • I don’t think of myself as a guru but as a teacher. If one means ‘guru’ in the original sense a ‘dispeller of darkness’ then that certainly is my purpose.
  • Advanced meditation is facing the immensity of eternity, embracing that which terrifies you and frightens you and loving it because it’s God. You are God.
  • Buddhism is not just going to temple, being at a ceremony and dressing up. That is the church of Buddhism. Esoteric Buddhism is to move beyond this world.
  • A master of an art is someone who’s been mastered by the art. They’ve become so one with what they teach that you can’t tell the teacher from the student.
  • Without money, you are powerless in this world. You are totally subject to whatever happens. To be without money in the physical world is to be powerless.
  • The school of awareness is the school of mysticism. Mysticism is the experience of eternity, of that which lies beyond the physical phenomenal experience.
  • Taking a walk isn’t really taking a walk, taking a shower isn’t really taking a shower, living isn’t living, and dying isn’t dying. It only appears to be.
  • If you are a successful person and you let a lot of people in and around your life, they can drain your power. It won’t go to them, but it will leave you.
  • People think that by getting in touch with some being outside the body, it will solve their problems. This only creates problems. It won’t help you a bit.
  • You need your reason to pass through the world and also to experience the nagual, because if you become all nagual, we’ll lock you away in an institution.
  • Visualize the soft white light continuing to expand as it gently swirls around, until it has filled the earth, the sky, the universe, and all of infinity.
  • From my own personal encounters and studies with both Tantric and Zen Buddhist monks, I have found them to be humorous, warm, charming, and compassionate.
  • When you meditate and still your mind, you will gain the wisdom of knowing things in this world, in other worlds and beyond worlds – it just comes to you.
  • You will gain energy by meditating deeply, by speaking the truth, by learning to be still and by avoiding the crowd, most of the time, not all of the time.
  • Christ didn’t have to. Buddha didn’t have to. They came back to teach. They came back to die, to suffer, when it was no longer necessary for them to do so.
  • There are ten thousand aspects of your mind. Your awareness has ten thousand forms. There is something else. You have to step outside of perception itself.
  • You only find your Teacher once in many lifetimes. Never be afraid to see them and meditate with them. Your Teacher always understands and always forgives.
  • I would suggest to you that at this moment you are the only self that you have ever had; you’ve never had a childhood; there wasn’t a five-minute-ago time.
  • We are going to alter the structure of our beings and also totally change what we are. This is the possibility and inevitability that meditation offers us.
  • You must control your anger and jealousy and possessive nature or, as you become more powerful and your will increases in strength, you will injure others.
  • Another condition can be attained … a condition of ecstasy. A condition so far from what the people of planet Earth experience it’s not even discussable.
  • You are going around on the wheel again and again. You go around and around from lifetime to lifetime. You never quite wake up. Enlightenment is waking up.
  • What we are doing is taking an occult energy; it’s amplifying in the chakras and the hands. Then we are neutralizing it and spreading it through the being.
  • The secret teaching was the bodhisattva ideal, to live for others, for the welfare of all beings. That’s enlightenment, not some flashy state of luminosity.
  • Step one in overcoming fears is to make a fear list. Make a list of all the things that you are afraid of. Start out with the small fears and conquer them.
  • You can get stuck in being wise. You can get stuck in having a developed will. It is very hard to get stuck in being happy. It is too lucid a state of mind.
  • Seek to advance your fortunes in this world. Set up a strong base so that you can practice your spirituality and be of service to others. This is purity to.
  • Compassion allows us to accept everything. That’s why there’s always a tear in the eye of the Buddha that no one sees, for the pain and suffering of others.
  • I have chosen to parody the writing styles of Carlos Castaneda, James Redfield, Richard Bach, Lynn Andrews, and several other best-selling new age authors.
  • If I used justice, you’d all be dead. The karma that you throw at me when you don’t like me – if I just let it come back, you’d all be destroyed in no time.
  • There is a way beyond this life and beyond death, the path of liberation. In order to be liberated, you have to enter into the world of advanced meditation.
  • There are two sides to self-discovery, as in most things, an outer more popular side and an inner side. The popular side presents more of a simplified form.
  • Life is learning how to deal with traffic. It requires patience, a good sense of timing, and sometimes not giving in to the traffic but reshaping your life.
  • If you are smart, you never retire. You may retire from that job you have had for many years, but you will pick up another career for yourself of some type.
  • There are some careers that will develop your mind more than others. In the study of enlightenment, it is most important to develop your mind and your body.
  • Personal power is really the issue. It is only through tremendous attention to detail that you will be able to gain personal power and searing self-honesty.
  • The deeper side of the study occurs on levels of attention your mind is not aware of, but that your superconscious mind is – what don Juan calls the nagual.
  • To become balanced, meditate on the heart center in the center of the chest. There you will experience happiness, refinement, sensitivity, beauty, laughter.
  • Every time you sit down to meditate, you have to sit down with a resolve to win. You are going to sit there and will your mind to be happy, quiet and still.
  • That’s why their realization is not integrated and complete, and they must go through many, many lifetimes very often before that acceptance will take place.
  • To become completely aware is the journey of enlightenment. There is pain in it and suffering. But you already have those things so it doesn’t really matter.
  • The transcendental light permeates your being and washes away impurity. All those different selves which are limited and binding and hurting are washed away.
  • To become pure is not difficult. Make the choices that will lead you to freedom and liberation – not enslavement to the wills, actions and desires of others.
  • The theory of Zen is non-competition. But that is not really true at all. People who practice Zen are very competitive. They are competing against emptiness.
  • Everyone is psychic. People just don’t know that. They think so much. They worry so much. They’re so caught up in unhappy emotions. They’re not still enough.
  • We seek absolute neutrality in Buddhism. We don’t want to be drawn into anything in particular. We don’t want to be pushed away from anything in particular.
  • I live in the constant newness of aspiration. Whatever I think, I ignore. Whatever I feel, I don’t trust. Yet I listen to my thoughts and follow my feelings.
  • As my meditative experiences grew, I had wonderful relationships. I met the most wonderful women, who meditated and shared certain understandings that I had.
  • If you think that material success will bring you happiness, relationships, people, places, things, fame, fortune, you definitely should not practice tantra.
  • Do not feel that you are destined not to make that final liberation in this life. This is egotism in a reverse form. Don’t be concerned one way or the other.
  • Money equals the ability to be mobile in this word, to travel, to live in a place that is suitable, to not be brought down or drained, to not to be a victim.
  • The trick to keeping your meditation practice alive, not simply consistent but wonderful, is you need to bring a certain will or force into every meditation.
  • Real wisdom does not occur here in this physical universe. Real wisdom is something that you have to move into the planes of the highest light to experience.
  • Yoga means we take responsibility for the tasks in our life. Whatever we are supposed to have karmically, life gives us. The question is: how do we handle it?
  • I saw “Forrest Gump” several times. I personally thought it was Tom Hanks’ greatest role and I think it was one of the most eloquent love stories of our time.
  • Powerful people affect many others and if I can in some way contribute to their awareness, they will put out better energy to millions and millions of people.
  • My particular focus at the moment is on the development of genetic algorithms and neural networks that work together to create computer architectural systems.
  • Salvakalpa samadhi is like a sea of perfect light; nirvikalpa samadhi is no light, no darkness, no way to describe it. Absorption is complete, that’s nirvana.
  • With the happiness, ecstasy and power you gain from meditation, you can gradually remove your mind from the things it has become hooked to that cause it pain.
  • Zen is not a religion. There is no room for a cult. There is no dependence on a teacher. There is only learning how to use your own mind and making it strong.
  • Very few individuals have the tenacity and the love to propel them beyond everything they know and can trust to face the unknown, let alone be absorbed in it.
  • You can simulate perfection, but it’s not the same. Some one can do a copy of Rembrandt, but it’s not a Rembrandt. It doesn’t have the vibration or the power.
  • Pain and suffering only occur in temporal time. They don’t occur in the world of forever. They only occur in limited transient time, which is a state of mind.
  • If you go to a higher place of power, you can gain power there and you might even encounter some beings of knowledge and light that might aid you in some way.
  • Rae Chorze Fwaz was a mystery school. A mystery school is an occult order comprised of people who study meditation, enlightenment and psychic and occult arts.
  • Don’t judge your meditations. Don’t rate them. The physical mind cannot tell how well you did. As long as you are sitting there trying, something will happen.
  • When the answer doesn’t come, it’s not supposed to come yet. Don’t make eternity try and conform to what you want. That’s desire. desire leads to frustration.
  • The intuitive wisdom that comes from your infinite mind can add to your creativity, success and well-being, and can take you to the threshold of enlightenment.
  • There are those who feel that meditation is unrealistic or takes them out of the world, and if that was your experience with mediation, you weren’t meditating.
  • I’m not suggesting that everyone should meditate, far from it. Meditation is for very few individuals. I’m speaking of something that is a powerful experience.
  • Meditation is a process in which we’re essentially, at first, breathing out. We’re exhaling existence, taking it out of the mind, and the mind out of the mind.
  • I like to be weird, kinky, straight, in and out, up and down. I like to blow up people’s expectations, create them, destroy them, and dissolve them. It is fun.
  • I personally have fun with enlightenment, the study and the teaching of it. I get a kick out of doing it different ways because I don’t think there is a “way”.
  • The average individual spends many, many lifetimes meditating and seeking and chewing bubblegum and doing things like that to attain the experience of samadhi.
  • Somehow in the middle of the L.A. trendiness, Boston conservation, New York chic and San Francisco intellectual mellow, there’s a place where everything meets.
  • Whatever you want you can get, when you understand the secret of will. But wisdom is needed so that you do not use your will abusively because you’ll get hurt.
  • It is necessary to disassociate oneself from those who would interfere with your success in enlightenment, in your career, in your life. They are not worth it.
  • Self-honesty is not putting yourself down or feeling sorry for yourself. Self-honesty is looking at things as they are and then being compelled to make changes.
  • Personal power changes or shapes consciousness, and that is kundalini. Kundalini exists within us. Some people have more of it, some dimensions have more of it.
  • The pathway to enlightenment is happiness. It doesn’t really matter if you’re successful, if you’re in prison, if you’re dying – if you have contact with light.
  • Enlightenment is not about being political. It is not a social club. Ashrams often turn into that, I know. Societies of enlightenment often just become cliques.
  • Zen is a very quick path. Zen is the path of meditation. The word Zen means emptiness or fullness, meditation. Meditation is the quickest path to enlightenment.
  • With Zen we do it more through slight of hand, a very subtle and delicate shift in consciousness, which shifts the world. It’s kind of done from the inside out.
  • A person who has power has an open mind. Their mind is open and they can see on other levels. Seeing is a quality that comes to a person who has personal power.
  • It is possible to renounce everything and attain enlightenment. But most people don’t want to renounce; they wish to run away from responsibility and hard work.
  • You can’t teach someone to be enlightened. It’s something you have to go and do. You can’t teach someone to meditate well. It’s something you have to go and do.
  • Don Juan, in the teacings of Carlos Castaneda, makes the same point. You have to fool people into seeking knowlege. People will not do it of their own volition.
  • Tantric Buddhism is just a collection of things that work by doing them. And sometimes we add new things. We have electronic music; we did not have it in Tibet.
  • I don’t think you have to wait for knowledge and balance to come before you seek power because you need a certain amount of power to gain knowledge and balance.
  • If you are psychic you may see that the smiling faces aren’t smiling at all, inside. You can eliminate those individuals from your life and cancel their effect.
  • For most people the prohibitions are a good thing. But If you are able to maintain very powerful states of mind, then you’ll find yourself in everything you see.
  • Only the ego can fear, experience hate, lust and jealousy. Humility experiences none of these things – it merges into the transcendental awareness of perfection.
  • You have to refine your being. You have to go through all of the stages and steps of erasing yourself through service to others with purity, humility, integrity.
  • The emphasis is on meditation in Tantric Zen. The experience of meditation in formal practice, zazen, where you’re sitting down and meditating and concentrating.
  • A Zen master is someone whose life is one with enlightenment and self-discovery. They can never be separated from that. They’ve been essentially mastered by Zen.
  • Being a Buddhist monk means never losing one’s optimism in spite of all difficulties. It also means being harder on yourself than any of your teachers ever were.
  • Put the mind in alignment with the ten thousand radiances of enlightenment and experience them in various gradations forever. That’s the total purpose of a monk.
  • If you seek to develop the mind fully, for the enlightenment process, you will benefit if your career is related to computer science, law, medicine, or the arts.
  • It is really important that you live in a place that has good energy. Where you sleep, where you dream, where you meditate, where you spend a lot of time is key.
  • Say, for example, you develop the ability to make parking meters disappear. It’s probably easier to put a quarter in it. That would be the wisdom on the subject.
  • Knowledge and power doesn’t come from an entity, it comes from within yourself. What can these things tell you, to put five bucks on Snowflake in the third race?
  • Long before the advent of what scientists and scholars consider to be the beginning of human civilization, there was an age undreamed of … the age of Atlantis.
  • Try to read books about meditation, but not so many different viewpoints that they get confusing. There is no best way. It’s just what works for you at the time.
  • You are not a body. You are not a mind. You are infinite light, infinite intelligence, the radiance of all beings, the dharmakaya – the endless light of creation.
  • The highest teaching is never written down. It’s only communicated from teacher to student because it’s a “transmission of the lamp.” It’s a transmission of mind.
  • In Zen there is a sense of blending, of stepping out of your body and mind and gaining access to powers and abilities that are far beyond the minds of mortal men.
  • In Zen we study the will. We learn how to cultivate it, to accumulate will. We use it to direct our actions, and we don’t overuse it or abuse it – that’s a waste.
  • My problem with L. A. was that I could see the air I was breathing, I don’t particularly like crowds, and I was much better at snowboarding than I was at surfing.
  • I was drawn to be very solitary as a scholar. I lived a very quiet life, aloof, with my books, with my walks in nature, meditating, and of course with my teacher.
  • Some of the most exalted states of consciousness I experienced were in bed with someone, alone, or with my spiritual teacher. There was never a difference for me.
  • It’s not what you do that matters. It’s not what you say. There’s nothing that is not holy or spiritual. Be beyond definition, beyond categorization, be absorbed.
  • In America people have this funny idea about enlightenment and money. Money expresses a level of commitment. Studying enlightenment is like going to a university.
  • Select companions who are striving for enlightenment. They all have their imperfections, certainly, but at least their attention is moving in the right direction.
  • You gain power through practicing meditation and concentration. You gain power by doing anything you like that makes you feel good. You gain power by being happy.
  • Through incarnations, some beings do go down. That is to say, they forget. The soul falls into an eclipse of itself and there is a downward progression for a time.
  • Attraction and aversion create a sense of self. There is no self. They are just thoughts. They are insubstantial. When you die, all the ideas of self will go away.
  • Certainly, you may have been hurt beofre in love, but just because you get one bad apple doesn’t mean they are all bad – and you can learn from the difficult ones.
  • My own musical background is based in the blues, and in classical composition. I grew up listening to Muddy Waters, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Beethoven and Bach.
  • I don’t engage in brainwashing, I don’t dictate forms of lifestyle, I don’t perform mass marriages or even singular marriages. I don’t tell people what to believe.
  • Intelligence is something that is not just thinking, it’s feeling. Ultimately, the highest reflection of intelligent life is cooperative life in which all benefit.
  • I encourage you to make money and to become enlightened. The two are not necessarily different. Have fun with whatever you do because we are only here for a while.
  • Duality is a part of reality, and there is definitely winning and losing. If you don’t think so talk to someone who has beaten cancer, talk to somebody who hasn’t.
  • There’s a resonance inside us, a sense of who we are. We’re a multi-bodied traveler. We’re an essence. We’re a feeling, an awareness that has an ancient existence.
  • Go out and do the things you are afraid to do gradually. Gain the power to do that through meditating. You will find yourself limitless reality that knows no fear.
  • The world of time, of space and condition, pleasure and pain, birth, growth, maturation, decay and death, spinning, spinning, spinning this world, always spinning.
  • Fasting is as sensual as eating. Being celibate is as sensual as having sex. They’re just different choices, different videos that you’ve selected to view tonight.
  • If someone confronts you about draining them it could be a “double reverse.” They are draining you and accuse you instead of draining them, just to throw you off.
  • As you meditate, you will find that consciousness itself will move you beyond time and space and condition into a larger, vaster, more beautiful state of awareness.
  • If someone is in the same state of mind and doesn’t seek to block your success, you have a friend. Such friends are rare, and if you find such a friend, value them.
  • Be mindful, which is more of a passive meditation practice. It is passive when you are active. Then there is active meditation, when you are passive, sitting still.
  • There is always going to be pain. There is always going to be pleasure. But what is not always going to be there is balance, happiness. That is a personal decision.
  • Nirvana is a word that means enlightenment, being beyond the illusion of birth and death, the illusion of pain, the illusion of love, the illusion of time and life.
  • Through the study of Zen you can learn to move from lower to higher states of mind at will. Higher states of mind offer you a much more accurate picture of reality.
  • I lived in a community where celibacy was the rule. My I saw many people asked to leave the ashram for so much as looking intensely at a member of the opposite sex.
  • There have been times when I’ve made special arrangements to meet people in music, film, business or politics, and I’ll continue to do so if the people are sincere.
  • Since there were others, a long time ago, who were kind enough to give me a hard time and allow me to study with them, I try and express the same Buddhist courtesy.
  • Mysticism is the hidden way. It is the most difficult to discuss, because it involves the exploration of perceptual states which are difficult to describe in words.
  • Your ability to use mind whatever way you choose is outrageous. Much will depend upon how intensely you approach the study and the state of mind in which you begin.
  • If you go to a lower crossover point, a negative place of power, then the beings there are very unevolved, very demonic, crazy, lower than the people of this world.
  • If you are going to experience the ecstasy of enlightenment, it is not just going to be a phrase. You’ve got to work during meditation. So back to the navel center!
  • Arjuna is a warrior of great renown, says he won’t fight. He tells Krishna: I can’t fight because I love these people. It’s immoral. It’s unjust. There’s no winning.
  • Practice humility constantly. Whenever you start to think well of yourself, push those thoughts aside. Whenever you think ill of yourself, push those thoughts aside.
  • In advanced Zen a person comes to realize that the existence of things and their ability to perceive them correctly is completely dependent upon their state of mind.
  • If you are psychic you will become much more aware of the beauty of life. If you are psychic, when you look at a rose, you will see and feel the essence of the rose.
  • The universe is a giant mind. Some people have the ability to tap into that mind, we call them psychic. Others don’t, we call them dull … but they have potential.
  • I think that the world ended a long time ago and no one realizes it. We’re in a dream somewhere in a vortex of energy that just hasn’t realized its nonexistence yet.
  • You identify with your self. You have a personal history. You have commitments. There are things that you want to experience and other things that you want to avoid.
  • Within the universe there is a pure light. It is a light that is beyond all darkness. It does not give way to anything. It is the light of existence, the dharmakaya.
  • Many of the people I work with I’ve worked with in other lifetimes. I moved to California because I knew that many of my students from past lives were in California.
  • If you can marry a handsome man or a beautiful woman and you have two choices and both people are equally nice or obnoxious, you might as well marry the wealthy one.
  • Watch out for negative power places on the earth, if you can “see” they are reddish and they twist your feelings. They don’t vibrate at a rate conducive to humanity.
  • It is in Zen practice that you gain power, balance and wisdom. The battles that you fight are within your own mind. That is where the real victories and defeats are.
  • Some people, of course, say they’re practicing tantra. There are a lot of books on tantric sexual practice in local bookstores. These are usually pretty silly books.
  • You should always feel, no matter how many times you’ve meditated before, that this is your first meditation. You have no idea what will happen or what won’t happen.
  • The essence of Taoism is really expressed by these few words. Taoism is the way of the child, the way of the fool, the way of someone who doesn’t need to be noticed.
  • They might see that you are going to meet a beautiful woman or a beautiful man. They will come to you in dreams and tell you this is going to happen because of them.
  • The greatest miracle is the miracle of wakefulness, to awaken from the dream of life and to see infinity everywhere, even in the finite, in the simple doings of life.
  • Children are wise in a funny kind of way. They haven’t developed so many vested interests of self. There is a wisdom, a lack of self-consciousness, that is innocence.
  • The power chakra is the navel center. The center of balance is the heart chakra; it’s the center of our being. The third eye is the center of wisdom, the Agni chakra.
  • Those who pursue a worldy life – who try to get others to do what they want, to peform for them, who use and abuse in the name of their own happiness – are miserable.
  • I think enlightenment is something that you decide to do after you have met someone who is enlightened. Something touches your heart, your being at a very deep level.
  • The path of Zen is not easy. It’s wonderful. It’s beautiful beyond compare. You will experience more ecstasy and beauty than most people will in a thousand lifetimes.
  • At a university they had the freshman class make the same predictions that some of the well-known psychics do every year, and they found the freshman class did better
  • It takes quite a bit of time to become enlightened. But it really is not so different from learning any other art; all you need is time, a good teacher, and practice.
  • Only alone can you go into eternity. Only alone can you feel the transcendental light. It is not a shared experience because if it is shared, you are down in duality.
  • Over the years of much self-hate, I came to realize that whether sexuality was in my life or not, it didn’t seem to matter. I just surrendered the whole thing to God.
  • My teaching – of what is perceived to be a complex and foreign sounding religious philosophy – has become the target for people’s prejudice and religious intolerance.
  • Some people like a harsh teacher. They feel the demands make them learn more quickly. Some like a gentle teacher because they feel that makes them learn more quickly.
  • Take chaotic mathematics, for instance. The universe is chaos. But chaos is whimping out. There is no chaos. There are just different levels of order in the universe.
  • The way our world is set up, a higher economic priority is given to things that bespeak a greater refinement. It is just a determination that was made, to make money.
  • A person who seeks power usually goes into other dimensional planes to find it. Then they bring that power back into this world and they use it to enhance their life.
  • A life that most people will never even know about can be yours in this study, but only if you approach it with equanimity, poise, grace, balance, and professionalism.
  • Your spiritual journey and your spiritual welfare are really dependent on two primary factors: One, your ability to meditate and two, your ability to give of yourself.
  • Purity is something that can be consciously developed. Expect to have impure moments, thoughts, and ideas. One day they will go away, and then there will be happiness.
  • The way you become happy is by realizing that there is no self. No self at all, not a silly millimeter of self. You don’t exist. When you know this, you will be happy.
  • Be happy and free. Be able to see psychically and understand what is going on in the universe, what your luminosity is about, and how to reorder your luminous fibers.
  • There are lifetimes where one goes off into the Himalayas and meditate in a cave. But this is not really one of those lifetimes for most people. Our earth has changed.
  • I had a father who was strong and kind and loving beyond … at the same time who was extremely puritanical, who had been raised in a religion with extensive morality.
  • It is my experience that if a person practices self discovery with intent, they will be successful. Success is an outer sign that they are channeling energy correctly.
  • Certainly, I am aware that there have been a number of articles written about me and television shows in which I have been featured and referred to as a “cult leader.”
  • There are no rules. Nothing you can do will take you to liberation; therefore, nothing you avoid will help you along the path to liberation.. Everything is liberation.
  • In the creative arts you draw a special power. The discipline required is awesome to be an actor or an actress, to be really good, not just another one waiting tables.
  • The reason why there’s such a rigid repression of the mentally ill is the psyche of humanity senses something. It senses that it doesn’t want to deal with the unknown.
  • In Buddhism we have a great deal of etiquette. Etiquette is simply ways of living to conserve energy. Etiquette allows people to live in harmony with their environment.
  • Nobody can make you happy but yourself. Things occupy us, people occupy us, but they don’t make us happy. If we are honest, what makes us happy is to experience spirit.
  • In Zen we classify ten thousand different states of mind, different ways of seeing life. There is something beyond the ten thousand states of mind that we call nirvana.
  • The ten thousand states of mind that we talk about in Zen are all levels of perception. You can think of each of the ten thousand states of mind as a dimensional plane.
  • Seeing occurs, of course, through stopping thought. Thought is the fog. When thought stops in meditation, at any point, when there’s no thought, we see the other shore.
  • Continually reorder the mind and the mental structures, the ability to think in prescribed ways, to analyze in prescribed ways, and to stop thought for periods of time.
  • A person who is psychic is following a line of probability to see a probable future; but it can change. Another causal fact will interfere and that future won’t happen.
  • Life reorders you when you go into the clear light. Even the causal structure is liquefied. The clear light of reality, the dharmakaya, changes us into beings of light.
  • I realized after being married for some time that it wasn’t enough. It wasn’t enough to lead an individual life where I loved on person and we created a world together.
  • In Zen, and in other forms of self discovery, we do have a transference that occurs where psychically, information, blocks of attention, are transferred to the student.
  • Sometimes there are people who only meditate with a teacher. They ride the teacher’s energy. They don’t really learn how to meditate. They learn how to ride the energy.
  • The world glows all the time. All of the things that you have come to understand aren’t. The greatest thinkers in the world see very little compared to the enlightened.
  • Mysticism cuts through bullshit, and it takes you right there to the experience. Everything in your life is eventually set up as a pragmatic energy flow into the light.
  • Enter into the plane of mental development. Start to increase your personal power level. Your life will become quite wonderful and very happy. You move beyond delusion.
  • During the age of Atlantis, the low population density and the resulting purity of the earth’s aura, made conditions ideal for discovering secret meditation techniques.
  • Higher meditation is not taught through techniques or words. The real meditation experience is taught inwardly. You shift a person through different dimensional planes.
  • The pathway to enlightenment is joyful. It may sound harsh. I suggest just the opposite. It is rather easy compared to the possibilities of staying in pain and illusion.
  • Zen was a reaction. Just as Buddha came into the world and spoke against the fall of Vedanta, so Buddhism lost its essence and became ritual. Zen was a reaction to that.
  • By perfecting the practices of zazen and mindfulness, by learning patience and love and by realizing the essential emptiness of all phenomena, you will discover nirvana.
  • I went through times of self-hate, thinking how undeveloped spiritual I was. Everyone else in the ashram, a thousand people, nobody had a girlfriend or boyfriend. I did.
  • Zazen’s music is composed in other dimensions and it is played by some of my students. I go through the music they have played with my aura and wash out anything impure.
  • The way advanced meditation is taught, the way I teach it, the way all enlightened people teach it, is through transference. We transfer light and power to someone else.
  • Then there are most of my students who don’t know a whole lot about love. You don’t know what fun love is. I will remain inaccessible to you until you learn how to love.
  • There is a certain beauty and refinement that is often found in our world and it is expensive. It shouldn’t necessarily be so. It is just the way our economic system is.
  • We’ve done this before in other worlds, in other lives. It is our strength, law, medicine, entertainment, and computers, the networking of energy. All of these are arts.
  • People use ideas of non-duality as an escape from reality. It is very easy to say there is no winning and losing and justify the fact that you didn’t do a very good job.
  • Most people are taught from an early age on, to conceive of themselves as losers. They are taught that there are a very special few who are eminently successful in life.
  • The essential premise of Buddhism is that there is enlightenment, there is nirvana. Beyond this world, beyond all worlds, there’s something radiant, perfect and eternal.
  • The absorption in nirvana is all that matters. All the strategies of your life are only there to empower you for your final assault on the impenetrable cliffs of forever.
  • There are monasteries in Japan where they teach Zen with rules, more rules than you can imagine, and you might feel comfortable with that. I don’t teach that type of Zen.
  • I think everyone is equally psychic. But through the practice of meditation, you learn to make your thoughts quiet and become more aware of your innate psychic abilities.
  • In Tantric Buddhism, we believe that Samsara is Nirvana. That is to say that everything in the universe is part of us. And we also are part of everything in the universe.
  • Tantra is only recommended for someone who has a very developed will power, a terrific sense of humor, and a sense that nothing else matters but God and self-realization.
  • Be neither attracted nor repulsed is the message of Tantric Buddhism. Don’t be drawn to something, don’t run away from it. Just naturally accept whatever comes into life.
  • Is there Chance? No. There is karma. Karma causes all things to happen. There is only one thing karma cannot decide, and that is how far you will evolve in this lifetime.
  • I believe in winning. It is clean. I like it. I definitely don’t believe in losing. It is a bad attitude. It is not necessary to lose, but it does happen once in a while.
  • There is a grace and an ease to power. You feel good about yourself and your life when you have it. It is well worth having, and it is certainly miserable not to have it.
  • Fears are just conditioning. They don’t exist. They are something that we are taught by people who are afraid or seek to make us afraid. It is time to unload the baggage.
  • The primary place where most people lose energy is in their relationships with others. That means you lose your energy in your interactions with the people you know best.
  • You have been imprinted by people in this world who take power from others. Most people drain each other. Or, what is worse, they are draining you right now, psychically!
  • Occasionally in my travels I meet people who have pushed too far into the nagual. These individuals are not too balanced but they have made great journeys in the unknown.
  • Women vibrate at a slightly different rate that passes kundalini very easily. It is problematic though, because a woman also picks up negative energy, it affects her more.
  • You are complete. Completion has taken place in you eons ago. Accept yourself. Enjoy yourself. This time will never be again, so fulfill the moment with your own self-joy.
  • The teaching process is lengthy because there are many, many states of mind to go through. And in each state of mind there is a different aggregate of self to be explored.
  • Satori is a brief flash. Suddenly the light breaks through. For a short timeless time we experience eternity in its unmanifest form. It’s comparable to salvikalpa samadhi.
  • The advanced student of meditation takes an active part in supporting the work of their teacher. They happily work more hours or do whatever is necessary to help out more.
  • I found the experiences that I had with sexuality were wonderful, they were very uplifting – we had a good time – and they didn’t seem to affect the level of my mediation.
  • Love makes you wise. Love unites. Pain divides. Hate divides even more. Hate separates and brings us down to a very physical plane. Love elevates us to a plane of spirit.
  • Things are not necessarily logical. Logic is a secondary source reference. Everything is what it is. We have decided to apply rationale to things. It makes us feel better.
  • Most people are operating out of repetition. If you come to work or school each day with the same mind-state, you probably can’t get more out of it than you did yesterday.
  • Mystical power, as you know, has a whole different flavor to it. It’s much more raucous at times; it’s much more poignant at times. It involves more of the emotional body.
  • All the joys in all the worlds of all beings who have ever been or will ever be, will never equal the perfection of one moment of absorption into the stillness of nirvana.
  • Over a period of years he collected thousands of discples. Many became his students. Many didn’t become his students but whenever he was in town they would go and see him.
  • You need to accept the fact that you will often do exactly the opposite of what you think is right. You need to accept that you’re going to do that and still love yourself.
  • One aspect of power is to bring our past-life awareness into this lifetime. The second aspect of power is to go into new fields of awareness that we have never experienced.
  • Opportunities, creative ideas or the lack of them, happiness, frustration, brilliance, talent, success and failure – all are determined by the state of mind that you’re in.
  • Nirvikalpa samadhi is another matter. I don’t feel that’s really up to us. That happens at a certain time when our being has gone through countless changes and refinements.
  • One should never become devoted to a teacher, any more than one should become devoted to a statue of a god. There is only one thing to be devoted to, and that is your mind.
  • You are a part of everything. You are like the guys in the bar and that gal on the corner with the red dress. We are a little bit of everyone. Let’s not get too fancy here.
  • You can live in the world and have all the myriad experiences that life has to offer and yoke your awareness field to the planes of light, and eventually to nirvana itself.
  • If you think of thoughts of success and back them up with hard work, then you will be a winner. If you cherish doubts, negative thoughts, then you won’t be a winner at all.
  • Power, people are obsessed with it. You can take a nice person and turn them into a slob, into an insane being, craving power, destroying anything that stands in their way.
  • Now, tantra is a little bit different than other forms of Buddhism because in tantra what we do is we use the sensorial worlds as access points or pathways to ineffability.
  • There is a lot of opposition. You will experience it. But the joys that come from the study, more than compensate for the opposition, in my opinion. It’s a personal choice.
  • There is an art, a science to gaining power. There is a natural force or inclination in all of our beings to accumulate power. The problem that we come into is conditioning.
  • Know that life, which does everything perfectly, is now moving you in a new direction. The chess piece of your existence is being moved to a new square on the board of life.
  • Be fair. Don’t present your version of the truth to others.  Lose your ulterior motives!  Be accurate and pure in your presentation of the way, and you will become the way.
  • It is implicit in the self that the self will automatically evolve if you can dissolve it. It re-patterns itself after archetypal formations that exist deep within the mind.
  • Eternity, I don’t know what’s right or wrong, good or bad. I may be doing what’s right or I may be deceiving myself. So instead, what I’m going to do is give my life to you.
  • Humility does not live in the prison of illusion that says that this world is a dark and terrible place. Those perceptions are phantoms; everything is eternity, God, divine.
  • If you have more personal power and you are in higher states of mind, then naturally you can see things and adhere to them or avoid them. Personal power is really the issue.
  • I’ve moved a lot of my students into a high state of mind, but they don’t do the things I have shown them how to do. So then, they drop down into a lower stage of attention.
  • I’m an observer of life. I like to watch people, and I like to watch cactus. I like to talk to mountains and communicate with my friends in the other spheres and dimensions.
  • I have been sought out by a number of people who would have felt uncomfortable coming to a large public meditation. They don’t want people to come up and ask for autographs.
  • We call it the transmission of the lamp in Zen. That’s when we take enlightened states of mind and literally, you can transfer them, just like you can hand somebody flowers.
  • Focus your awareness on the heart chakra. As you do, you will feel your consciousness shifting. You may feel different perceptions of energy in different parts of your body.
  • How do you end a meditation session? It’s nice to chant a mantra again. Maybe repeat it a few times. It seals the meditation. Do your best and then just give it to eternity.
  • People have power and it is very important to respect that. Everybody’s had thousands of lifetimes, and who knows what anyone has learned in a lifetime … respect not fear.
  • If you are around a lot of human beings who are filled with jealousy and anger and rage and desire, it filters into the mind. Zen is writing a new program to run in the mind.
  • I was very drawn to music of all types, from Beethoven to Jimi Hendrix. There were musicians and composers who obviously were expressing a vision that was beyond the mundane.
  • People seem to get caught up in jargon like they get caught up in ashrams and power structures and they never become free. They become masters of jargon and power structures.
  • Most persons spend their lives stuck in relatively low states of mind. In these states of mind their views of themselves and the world around them are often severely limited.
  • Beyond the ten thousand states of mind is the still point. It exists within them all, yet beyond them. It is not affected by them. It gives birth to them. This is the riddle.
  • The way to develop your psychic ability is by learning to create a shield between yourself and the sensorial and vibratory bombardment that we experience in the modern world.
  • It was interesting to have both very a conservative and very liberal parent, because we deal with both these elements in the world and we have both elements within ourselves.
  • The final entrance into Nirvikalpa Samadhi, into nirvana, God-realization, when you become the absolutely best friend of God, can only come when your love is completely pure.
  • Tantra is non-dogmatic, in the sense that we don’t care about the sensual world; we don’t care about other religious traditions. To not care doesn’t mean that we don’t learn.
  • I used to live in Buddhist monasteries and I finally had to leave them because they were just too cluttered for me. They were cluttered up with many thoughts about Buddhism.
  • People who work to bring about perfection see work as an extension of themselves. The point is to do a good job. That will empower you. To do a poor job will make you weaker.
  • The skeptics who say it can’t be done are simply in extremely limited states of mind. They can’t even perceive the possibility of anybody doing something that they can’t do.
  • As you absorb more mystical kundalini, you will able to perform a few minor miracles. As you do this, you run a great risk of egotism. Some people handle it well; some don’t.
  • After two or three sessions of meditating on your heart chakra, it will no longer be necessary for you to physically touch your chest. You will sense the spot automatically.
  • It is necessary to do a very thorough examination of your life and to discover whether the people in your life, no matter how much you love them, are using you or abusing you.
  • We could go to monasteries. I could show you people who are very wise and they have great willpower, but they’re not happy. They lack balance. They take it all too seriously.
  • Past life knowledge is not the wedding album of existence. Past life remembrance in Buddhism is the ability to bring a greater awareness we had in another life into this life.
  • Every moment gives birth to the next moment and influences it. Getting out of that chain of perpetual being is getting off the wheel of birth and death. That is enlightenment.
  • I was sitting outside in our backyard on a summer day, I was around six, and suddenly the whole world dissolved before my eyes and I found myself in a timeless world of light.
  • My teacher sent me all over the world to talk about meditation – Europe, all over America, Canada. I would drive thousands of miles, travel, all at my own expense, to do this.
  • When I dive, I dive into a different dimensional plane. I am not in this world anymore. Someone might see the body, but the spirit has left. It has gone everywhere or nowhere.
  • My feeling is that drugs and alcohol take away from the pure experience of meditation. That does not mean that occasionally, a person couldn’t have a glass of wine or a drink.
  • I have graduate students who have developed this ability to love and want to perfect it. Those are the students I spend a lot of time with because at this time they need that.
  • The teaching process becomes most interesting for spiritual seekers once they’ve managed to hit the lower samadhis. However at that point many seekers become very egotistical.
  • Meditation is the short path to happiness. Meditation takes you beyond the desire-aversion operating system that offers very limited happiness and a great deal of frustration.
  • The teaching of the ten thousand states of mind, particularly as one advances further, is done through transmission. This is where we differ from teaching algebra or calculus.
  • In the chakras, it’s the heart chakra, anahata, the central chakra, three above and three below, which symbolizes happiness and love, psychic oneness, spiritual understanding.
  • There’s no risk in doing a lousy meditation or not meditating at all. There’s no risk in being convenient and comfortable. There’s a lot of risk in the world of enlightenment.
  • If a spiritual being is naive to the lower aspects of the world, they usually are killed or die young. Did Jesus really know which of the twelve would betray him? I doubt it.
  • Will is guided by wisdom. Wisdom comes from introspection, looking inside yourself, probing, studying the wisdom of the teachers, the masters and bringing that into your mind.
  • I recommend computer science to people who practice meditation. The mental structures that are used in computer science are very similar exercises done in Buddhist monasteries.
  • In meditation all the fake dull thoughts that you think, all the ridiculous philosophies, the necessities, all the things that won’t matter a bit when you are dead – fade away.
  • The good news is that you don’t have to stop thoughts completely to meditate. It takes a long time to stop thought impeccably. What you need is to detach yourself from thought.
  • Purity is essential for just your own peace of mind; otherwise, you’ll go through this world like a mad person, howling and screaming and cursing, never satisfied, never happy.
  • Even a good self will create another good self in the next life, and another one, and that good self will never be enlightened. You’ll be bound, life after life, by good karma.
  • In both Surfing the Himalayas and Snowboarding to Nirvana, I have tried to transmit as best I could the spirit of humor, and the sense of humor of the monks I have encountered.
  • Tantra is for the desperate. Unless you’ve really experienced pain and suffering, tantra won’t work. Unless you’ve really experienced exultation and ecstasy, tantra won’t work.
  • We learn to avoid blocking others, interfering with others, because that will decrease our happiness, slow our vibratory rate and generally bring us down and make us miserable.
  • Tantra is the perception of the oneness and the perfection of all things. Not just the perception of light, but the perception of darkness, seeing God in both beauty and horror.
  • Advanced meditators are not even desirous of liberation anymore – that is just another attachment. There is no liberation. There is no bondage. These are just ideas of the mind.
  • People who are advanced meditators don’t worry about liberation and self-realization; they instead are interested in the welfare of others and aiding others in their liberation.
  • If your’re not having a very good time with your life, its because you haven’t done much for others. You may have done many things but you havent done much for those around you.
  • When you’re going though a difficult time, forget about yourself for a while. Go do something for someone else. This is the fastest way to pull yourself out of a negative state.
  • Sometimes their immediate reaction is to want to run away because they realize inwardly that the transpositions their life will go through will be remarkable, change everything.
  • It’s as if all your past is written on the blackboard, and if we could erase it, your past would no longer exist. The way you do that – the only way you do that – is in samadhi.
  • It is not bad living in a monastery. I’ve done it many times in many lives. But I think you can do a better job outside the monastery, if you have the necessary component parts.
  • Between the creative, open and spontaneous approach to life, and the highly disciplined, pragmatic approach, there’s a doorway, if you can find it – and it leads to immortality.
  • In most cases, energy is lost in little games of manipulation, in little struggles of will, in the attempts to possess others, to wrap them up, to delude them, to shine them on.
  • When we use power to cause someone else not to succeed so that we can succeed, it slows our vibratory frequency. It slows us down.  When we slow down we experience unhappiness.
  • The world is always chaos, but we pretend that it’s not because it makes us feel better. In doing so we’re able to go through it in a specific manner and form: That’s the tonal.
  • Who do you suppose invented computers? Speaking in terms relevant to you, in terms of earth history, let alone other worldly history, the computer, of course, came from Atlantis.
  • Have the right attitude in advanced practice. Feel that you are always a beginner in Zen. They refer to it as “beginners mind”. I feel I am a beginner, always; because it’s true.
  • We are inspired by the God that we see in others and suddenly we find ourselves changing. We find ourselves giving more. We find that our lives become rather amazingly beautiful.
  • The tremendous population increase has made meditation and psychic perception, things that come naturally to spiritually evolved people, difficult to practice and participate in.
  • Inspire people very selectively with sincerity and with respect. You want to increase your energy? Then want, inside your heart, to inspire others. It will lift you tremendously.
  • I have had several offers to make the book into a film. I don’t know if the message could be accurately transmitted, and so I have been somewhat hesitant in granting film rights.
  • Today in the west the word ‘guru’ has come to mean someone who leads a cult, someone who deprives others of their intellectual or spiritual freedom and rips them off financially.
  • All I can say is that these cult stories are totally untrue, are without any foundation, and trade on a deep bias against Westerners who dare to embrace an Eastern belief-system.
  • All the sutras in the world are useless. All the lectures of all the teachers don’t really mean anything. They are only words. They point in a direction, that is their only use.
  • Studying with a teacher doesn’t simply mean going to an occasional seminar or Zen retreat. It means fully applying yourself to what the teacher says, most of which is not verbal.
  • It is a real service to humanity and the world to be a good programmer, particularly if you design great products. You make is easier for everybody, everybody has less headaches.
  • Personal power is the reflection of a person of knowledge. A person of knowledge, an enlightened person, a person even close to enlightenment, has a great deal of personal power.
  • You can take power from others; you can steal it. It is not a very high-grade power. It will give you a certain amount of access to a better life; but it corrupts the individual.
  • As you focus your attention on the heart center, you will begin to feel your thoughts slowing down. You’ll begin to feel your mind becoming calm and quiet. They won’t bother you.
  • People can insert thoughts into your mind. This is more dangerous for psychic people.  Use concentration exercises and read to combat this; boredom is an easy way to be drained.
  • Just to exist, just to be, to take a breath, to feel that, whether its pleasure or pain, loss or gain, just your experience in life is unique to you. No one sees life like you do.
  • The true hallmark of how advanced a person is, is how they treat those around them. Not simply what they say or what they preach, but the results they generate, how kind they are.
  • Eventually light prevails, you just have to be patient. So practice Buddhism, learn to be enlightened, put a smile on your face, go find a great teacher, meditate, and stay funny.
  • I was attracted to poetry, which is perhaps the purest of the art forms, where love is the medium of exchange and the nobility of love is considered. It’s a land of higher ideals.
  • I entered a spiritual community when I was 20, which I was in for 11 year, with very strict meditative practices, with an Eastern teacher. It was very much like a religious order.
  • Emotional control is essential for attaining higher levels of mind. The thing that the teacher looks for in a student is the degree of self-control, not coldness that someone has.
  • In mysticism we reorder those awarenesses. We combine and recombine them endlessly. We assemble them so we can experience aspects of the universe that most people will never know.
  • As the kundalini energy increases, as the energy of the psyche becomes more pronounced, which it does as thought becomes eclipsed by silence, all the variant mind states burn away.
  • Reincarnation is a cyclic process. There are endless levels of creation, different universes. In each one something similar is taking place, the evolution of spirit through matter.
  • You have to elevate yourself to that point and bring your mind into the Godhead, into nirvana, into that perfect and pure radiant knowledge. It will not come to you. It never does.
  • When we interact with others the ego manifests. We have to show that we’re superior or that we know more, are more spiritual, evolved – or that we’re the worst, everyone is better.
  • Self-discover is not as someone would have us think, a heavy, awesome, moral process where everyone sits around and frowns. As you progress towards enlightenment, you become funny.
  • The Buddhists believe that everything in life is random. There are patterns that are intrinsic to life. We don’t know why, we just know they’re there like the DNA. We have no idea.
  • The teacher has nothing to do with people who use their mental powers to block the enlightenment of others. These people lack control. What can you teach someone who lacks control?
  • An enlightened teacher simply expresses enlightenment in their life by living. It is the student’s job to gain the teachings. The teacher’s job is just to be perfectly enlightened.
  • If you want to help people, if you care, go to the cities. The city is where the pain is the greatest – and the cities are a hell of a lot of fun if you like art, movies and plays.
  • If you live in the city, it is necessary to get out of it on weekends. Then you will realize that most of the thoughts and desires you have are not yours. You will see what is you.
  • In order to pass into other dimensions you need to really understand what is out there. A teacher of mysticism is able to explain how to deal with these other worlds and universes.
  • The most powerful force to maintaining a good immune system is the power of positive thinking and not allowing yourself to be unnecessarily drained emotionally by worries and fears.
  • If are in a situation with too many people in your life and you want to go into higher attention, look in the mirror. You are being blocked. Do something about it. It might be hard.
  • The way we gain wisdom in meditation is not by explanation. If you go into the planes of light, you will come out of the meditation knowing things … things that are inexpressible.
  • If you sit with an enlightened teacher and silent your mind as they go into nirvana, suchness, the pure power of their aura will bring you on a journey into the world of perfection.
  • Stress is a state of mind and if you realize that you will find that it’s something you can deal with. It is my belief that stress occurs not because of the conditions of the world.
  • Prana is an element of energy. Energy is a manifestation of a certain principle which in Indian cosmology they call shakti, or spiritual power. Don’t worry about the words too much.
  • The most giving souls are those who give when they don’t have to give, who could just walk away from this world and its suffering and merge with eternal existence and bliss forever.
  • The problem is with any practice is that it is a practice. That is why people don’t win. The reason why people don’t win is they get stuck in ideas, habits, and ways of seeing life.
  • The idea of the walls of monastery was to keep everybody else out because you wanted to develop a certain type of life. Most people in the world had different ideas on the subject.
  • The essence of the teachings is to lose self importance and to care more for the welfare of others and the magical world around us, than we do for ourselves and our own self images.
  • Several hours later, I heard my mother calling me to come into the house, and it never occurred to me that this was an experience that other children didn’t have on a regular basis.
  • I don’t think people should be primarily concerned with money or material success. They should be concerned with doing that which is right and being in harmony with the way of life.
  • People love misery, they love to feel sorry for themselves, and they definitely don’t want to be enlightened. That’s the first thing they tell you at boot camp in the higher worlds.
  • If you attain liberation do not feel that it matters or it is important. You had nothing to do with it. If you are bound by ignorance do not feel bad. You had nothing to do with it.
  • Ideally, you would live in an area that is not necessarily in the middle of the country, out in the woods, because you can isolate yourself there and get stuck in your own thoughts.
  • Most people want to make maximum money for minimum work, and that does not result in a happy life. Work does not become an active force to advance your awareness into higher states.
  • In the Atlantean civilization, law existed to create order, that is to say, to see justice was done. In the old way, the law was equal for all, not the strong win and the weak lose.
  • Chaos is everywhere and chaos is wonderful. That’s all there really is. There is no today. There is no tomorrow. There is only eternity, perfection, consciousness, power, and light.
  • All living things have an aura, a rapidly vibrating, invisible psychic energy field that protects them from toxic, non-physical energies that would otherwise be detrimental to them.
  • Life wears us down. We all die here. Depending upon the way you expose yourself to energies and powers and forces will determine whether you have a lot of energy or you lose energy.
  • If you are finding that you can stop thought longer and longer, I would say your life is bringing power into your being. You are gaining things out from that field behind the house.
  • The big problem with power, of course, is obsession. Once you get some of it and feel it, it dominates your whole life and it’s all you can think about. That doesn’t have to happen.
  • If you get in a battle with someone, you don’t get their power if you win. Power is something that you have to acquire yourself, through self-inquiry and the practice of meditation.
  • In a few short years you might have to become a scuba diver and go hundreds of feet underwater – It will be the last refuge of pure aura and power on our planet, the oceans’ depths.
  • During the Atlantean Cycle, the earth’s aura, the invisible astral energy field that surrounds and protects our planet and through which all psychic perception flows, was very pure.
  • There is competition in Zen. Let’s not be ridiculous.  There is competition in everything in life; being a winner in Zen means, competing and winning in the world of enlightenment.
  • There are powers and forces that will seek to block you, to make your life more difficult. But if you are up to the study, then you continue to progress without getting discouraged.
  • I would encourage you to follow the pathway to enlightenment, to learn to meditate, to practice mindfulness, and not to really care what anybody thinks about you, including yourself.
  • If you are fortunate enough to meet such a being then you will really learn selfless giving. You’ll see that every second, every moment of their awareness is directed towards others.
  • Feel that your body is like a bundle of flowers. When someone gives you flowers you enjoy their beauty, their purity. But you realize that, one day, the flowers will wither and fade.
  • The final battles are the samskaras of good karma. They prevent Samadhi. Naturally for a religious person the avoidance is intensive. They are so hung up on good karma and on method.
  • A Buddhist is working not just to get paid, but working to advance spiritually. You shouldn’t create a syntactical break in your mind between your career and your religious practice.
  • The white light is the joker in the deck. It creates transmutations that are completely unpredictable, which is what makes it fun, which is why it scares the hell out of most people.
  • It’s necessary to respect all other ways and other teachings on the subject because even though they may not make a lot of sense to us, they might to someone else. Who are we to say?
  • Can you control your anger, lust, frustrations, and jealousies? Those are the only people worthy of the higher teachings. By worthy, I mean that they are the only ones capable of it.
  • The United States has an incredible debt. That is obviously not the way to live. You have to eliminate waste in your life as the United States has to eliminate waste in its spending.
  • One doesn’t actually meditate on the navel. The chakra is located about two or three inches below the navel, at that point there is an energy access sphere in the middle of the body.
  • Enlightenment is to be outside the circle, the circle of death and rebirth. There is a circle inside you. If you meditate and focus on your third eye, you will see a circle of light.
  • Since I have spent many years of my life living in Los Angeles, and since I’m also in the music business, I know that much more is talked about in Los Angeles than ever really occurs.
  • Who is so brave and so noble that they could hurl themselves at infinity without any question, with complete trust and complete certainty that that infinity will destroy them forever?
  • Most power is lost in one’s own mind by thinking negative thoughts, by worrying about the future, by focusing on the past, as opposed to thinking positive, strong, and happy thoughts.
  • Members of the Rae Chorze-Fwaz order trace their origins back through Tibet, Japan, China, India, and ancient Egypt to the place the order was founded, the lost continent of Atlantis.
  • We could take all the pleasures that have ever been and will ever be in all the universes and add them up into one experience. If you were absorbed in nirvana, it wouldn’t be noticed.
  • All of the previously described techniques can be practiced with your eyes open and closed. Most people find that it is easier initially to practice meditation with their eyes closed.
  • The power that enables us to transform our awareness is the release of kundalini. All yoga, either directly or indirectly, all Buddhism, relates to the release of the kundalini energy.
  • Instead of tryig to stop thought when you meditate, focus your attention on love. Suddenly you’ll find your thoughts are slacking. Light is everywhere and suddenly there is no thought.
  • Learn to be happy in any and all circumstances, whether you’re experiencing pleasure or pain, whether there’s loss or gain, whether the world loves you or hates you. Learn to be happy.
  • In order not to lose your resolve and purpose, you need to unite with others of like mind and work with an advanced Teacher who is in touch with, and can transfer, knowledge and power.
  • In the old days, Zen was not really practiced so much in a monastery. The Zen Master usually lived up on a top of the mountain or the hill or in the forest or sometimes in the village.
  • The psychic does not have much to do with channeling. All you are doing is getting information from a source that may or may not be accurate and may or may not have underlying motives.
  • For some reason, the women in my life have always been extremely powerful. I’ve learned a great deal from that. I’ve learned that we’re all women when we’re complete and we’re all men.
  • The training was rigorous, hundreds and thousands of hours of meditation, self-giving. But it was easy. I loved it. I would merge again and again with the superconscious in meditation.
  • Some of the films that I have really enjoyed include: The Fifth Element, The Crow, Toys, Seven, Forrest Gump, The Lion King, 12 Monkeys, Doctor Zhivago, Being There, and Trainspotting.
  • I teach Zen, tantric mysticism, jnana yoga, bhakti yoga, Tibetan mysticism, occultism and psychic development. I also teach poetry and literature, film and many other different things.
  • Some come to a teacher for power. They still have all the desires, angers and jealousies of an unevolved person. Consequently, they become destructive both to themselves and to others.
  • There are some great stories in The Second Ring of Power about how Don Juan and Don Genaro found their apprentices and what they went through to fool their students into seeking light.
  • Personal power is not the end of the process. It is a tool that you use to get someplace. The purpose of the car is not to live in the car, it is to drive you someplace you want to go.
  • If you lead a sloppy life, if you indulge in your emotions, if you’re always upset, freaked out, stressful, and not happy, you are wasting power and your power level will get very low.
  • If you’re in the tantric sex state of mind, what someone else experiences when they have sex is not what you’ll experience. You won’t even notice what your body is doing, particularly.
  • The kundalini is the energy that opens up the bands of perception. It is also the power that allows us to travel mentally from one dimension to another, from one experience to another.
  • The kundalini energy rests in potential at the base of the spine. It is possible to take that energy and allow it to move, to unleash it, from the base of the spine up to the third eye.
  • If you are psychic, you can see into the minds of others. You can use that opening to aid somebody. Sometimes someone’s trying to tell you something and they don’t even know what it is.
  • There is something beyond power. The totality of one’s being. Some call it nirvana. We have a higher destiny. Before you can scratch the surface, you have to bring your life into order.
  • As we love truly and deeply, we see the white light of truth in them. Seeing this reminds us that the same light exists within us too – As the Tibetans say: “Recognition is liberation.”
  • When we dream, we create. All of life is a dream or a series of waking dreams. We dream our surroundings. We dream our friends, our relations. We dream our bodies. We dream our dreams.
  • One person will eat meat and it will lower their attention field. Another person won’t even be affected by it because they’re not in the state of mind whereby they’ll be affected by it.
  • Spiritual dignity says that I don’t have to compete with anyone; I don’t have to do what my friends do. All I have to do is be myself and be dignified in my meditation and my lifestyle.
  • You can live in the world and have friends, family and possessions. But don’t take them all too seriously. Death removes everything. Feel death is every moment, as life is every moment.
  • S. Lewis, Plato, Aristotle and many more names that I could add, including Einstein’s, were individuals who were able to see the innate order in life, which others perceive as chaos.
  • A person without much power is easily influenced by others, whether they are physical or non-physical beings. Their life is easily ruined. They are blown around like a leaf in the wind.
  • Watch out for dark streets in big cities because there are a lot of strange beings that hang out there at night, let alone the people. Don’t you remember anything from your other lives?
  • The old Atlantean sciences from the tribe of enlightenment, of which there are only a few remnants and chards left in this world, were medicine, law, computers, and the performing arts.
  • The integrity of the subtle body is totally important. As the subtle body wears, we get sick. That is why, eventually, the body dies – it’s because something happens to the subtle body.
  • It is necessary to learn how to do a systems analysis of your life, to learn about the effects of places, people, jobs. There are millions of things that go into the study of meditation.
  • When you could be sloppy, you’re not. When you could be indulgent, you’re not. When you could be sad, you laugh instead. If you fall down, you pick yourself up again and again and again.
  • Meryl Streep is expert at only using the requisite amount of energy to express her character, not an ounce too little or too much. She’s Zen and doesn’t know she’s Zen. That’s very Zen!
  • To simply see a teacher to gain power is a mistake. You’ll gain the power, but with the current mindset that you have you’ll probably create more unhappiness for yourself than happiness.
  • As a dialectical teacher, I have had many lives where I have taught Zen and Tibetan Buddhism and mysticism. I teach in many different modalites. But the theme that unites them – is love.
  • Sexuality, for the person who practices tantra, is a marvelous way to experience illusion. Illusion is just another way of seeing things. There are no illusions because there is no self.
  • Clothing is art. It’s an expression of how you feel. I think that it’s not so much a question of a certain style or designer, but of finding the type of clothing that works well for you.
  • Your intent is important. You will pull a very deep power when you are working not just for yourself, but you are working for your enlightenment and to aid others in their enlightenment.
  • Personal power is something that is not visible. We can see its effects, but we cannot see power itself. In the same way, we see the effects of wind, but we cannot actually see the wind.
  • There is no ultimate objective reality within the ten thousand states of mind. Most people don’t like to hear this. But there are ten thousand realities, and each is definitely unifying.
  • Be in harmony with the Tao, with the basic principles of creation. To not be in harmony with that flow, no matter how hard you meditate, you will not be happy and you won’t be liberated.
  • Practice mediation and concentration exercises, and begin to think more about regaining your sensitivity by avoiding draining situations. Not because of fear but because of intelligence.
  • The wisdom of samadhi is quite different. Higher level wisdom cannot be written down. It cannot be spoken. True wisdom is the knowledge of the universe that is beyond physical expression.
  • A saint is someone who has been very selfless and, over a period of lifetimes, generated a tremendous amount of good karma, which has caused them to enter into very lovely states of mind.
  • The Divide is like two rivers merging, at the point of merging there is a great deal of activity. The sunset, it’s neither dark nor light, and the sunrises are the moments of transition.
  • Bodhidharma who brought Zen from India to the Orient, taught a very pure Zen – in that it was pure Zen. He wanted to show that the way still existed and wanted to get back to its essence.
  • It is always wise, particularly in the beginning, to balance your new intuitive and psychic understandings with good old common sense. A good psychic perception follows your common sense.
  • Psychic development is not a fanatical, freaky study, predicting the future, talking to UFOs, and being able to find out curious facts that are basically irrelevant to one’s time in life.
  • Work sustains us as bodies and it consumes a great deal of energy. The conservation of energy is the component theme of Buddhist practice and yoga. That is why people live in monasteries.
  • In reading, in literature and poetry, I found an artistic freedom that I didn’t see at Woolworth’s. I would read everything from Shakespeare to science fiction … sometimes a book a day.
  • The cult phenomenon is definitely journalistically ‘in’. But if we were to apply for a financial aid grant as a cult, I’m afraid we would be turned down for lack of proper qualifications.
  • What we seek to do in Tantric Buddhism is to liquefy ourselves. Life will automatically bring us to the next stage. You don’t really have to know where you’re going – It’s like breathing.
  • Power comes from the navel center. If you meditate for an hour or so a day and you focus on that sphere, you will release a tremendous power that will enter your body. We call it the chi.
  • We see a lot of people who decide to go out and teach meditation. They become so wrapped up in it that they stop progressing themselves and they really don’t have that much more to teach.
  • Those who practice lower sorcery hurt themselves the most because they interact with negative thoughts and apply power to them; they devastate their own consciousness and their own lives.
  • You can take the kundalini from the crown center and bring it down. You can bring it up or you can stabilize them both. When you stop breathing in meditation, the kundalini is stabilized.
  • Celibacy doesn’t make you enlightened, otherwise every nun or priest in Buddhism or Christianity would be enlightened. People who don’t date and can’t get any action would be enlightened.
  • The subtle physical body protects the body’s physical health. It is the radiant life force that is you. When you get sick, it is because there is a problem with your subtle physical body.
  • In the Upanishads they talk about the path of the sun and the path of the moon. The path of the moon is rebirth. The path of the sun leads to self-knowledge, from which there is no return.
  • If you think you are a vile slime, that means that you aspire to something higher…It’s because you have a sense of perfection, and you obviously want that, that you find something wrong.
  • If your life is based around your being comfortable, you’re not very comfortable. You suffer quite a bit – becuase in the realm of the senses there is not only pleasure, but there is pain.
  • Everyone in advanced meditation practice should be involved with the economic support of the spread of the dharma. We live in a material world, and it’s very expensive to teach meditation.
  • Your mind is made up of light. We call it the dharmakaya, the clear light of reality. The transcendental eternal light is everywhere. It’s the light of god or whatever you want to call it.
  • If they’re not sincere, then naturally I’ll turn them down. But if what they want is to gain power and use it for a higher good, I’ll help them. Then they merit some special consideration.
  • That’s my sole purpose in life is to sit here today and tell you that you can do this, in any life. You can do this in one of your past lives, in a future life, or right now. I prefer now.
  • A teacher had two types of students. One type of student is a close student. The other is also a close student, but not in the sense of physical proximity. The close students rotate a lot.
  • Those who practice deserve your respect. If you respect them, you respect yourself. It’s easy to be critical, but it does no good. What’s important is to be supportive of all who practice.
  • People want to will their self realization. They want to know what the right thing to do all the time is. There is no right thing. There’s no code. There are certain basic recommendations.
  • If you seek enlightenment, then career is a very important idea on your agenda. Approach your career from this standpoint and you will have a very different career. You will be successful.
  • Computers are the central access; information processing based on a spiral network, similar to that which is the chaos of existence itself, the analysis of systems, the interlocking lokas.
  • Look at the big picture of the wheel of life. Above it, there is a Buddha. He is pointing, not towards the wheel, but away from it. He is indicating that there is something else – nirvana.
  • Each time you meditate you have the possibility of completely changing your life in one meditation. If you meditate with your whole heart and your whole soul, you will become light itself.
  • Intelligent martial arts is not getting in battles and winning them. Intelligent martial arts is avoiding battles because battles use up energy, and you can get hurt no matter who you are.
  • Angry people, unhappy people, people that seek to injure others, these people all have something in common. They waste energy. They don’t conserve it and they don’t know how to increase it.
  • You have to free yourself from your mental conditioning through association with the holy, through doing good works, through meditating, through laughter, through love and through solitude.
  • Be kind, be loving, be generous. Give of yourself, give of your time and you’ll be free. It’s the oldest secret, the one thats most often forgotten – and that is to have fun through giving.
  • In meditation the mind stops, thought ceases. When thought stops, the world stops. When the world stops, perception stops. When perception stops, the sense of “I” as a perceiver falls away.
  • When you could get angry with someone and separate yourself from them, don’t do that. If you have people who are difficult to deal with, be neither attracted nor repulsed. Go a step higher.
  • It is through many lifetimes of shifting the aggregate of the self that one finally reaches a point of maximum velocity whereby one can snap off the circle completely and move into freedom.
  • Ashrams often become places where there is a hierarchy and a pecking order and not much enlightenment. That is what some people are drawn to. But that has nothing to do with enlightenment.
  • Sexuality, I think, is a little bit different, for me, than it is for most people, in that there’s almost no body awareness whatsoever. It’s just light, but that’s how everything is for me.
  • Throughout the course of my life, I have been very fortunate to have had excellent teachers – not just in meditation, but in martial arts, music, scuba diving, and in my academic education.
  • In the West people spend most of their time and energy working. The problem is you are so tired from work that you don’t have much energy to meditate – unless you use work in a tantric way.
  • We live in a competitive society. To pretend that it is not there is ridiculous. That is how the whole planet is set up. If you are not competitive, you do not succeed, you do not survive.
  • Work in a place that feels good to you. Select the best of that which is available. The Zen of working is just to do it, not to worry about it. Feel you would be doing it without the money.
  • The heart chakra is located in the center of your chest. Hold your right or left hand out. Now say “Me” and, as you do so, touch your chest. You will automatically touch your heart chakra.
  • Alow immortality to work through you. Be but a mere instrument. And that instrument should be so absorbed in the perfect perfection of existence, that it knows not even that it is absorbed.
  • If you are able to stop feeling sorry for yourself, and to contribute to the betterment of this world and of those around us, you will experience a high that is beyond my ability to express.
  • Chaos theory simply suggests that what appears to most people as chaos is not really chaotic, but a series of different types of orders with which the human mind has not yet become familiar.
  • As a seer, I naturally can see the evolutionary potential of a being. But the potential will not necessarily be actualized. A particular being will not necessarily realize their full height.
  • Someone else would come, another self that was a little more refined, that had a little more purity, a little more humility, because I was quite egotistical, I thought I was quite wonderful.
  • If I can have an effect on influential women and men, if they seek me out because they are interested in self-knowledge and the fun of meditating, then I’m glad to help. That’s why I’m here.
  • Unfortunately the student often feels guilt for not living the type of life that their Teacher suggested, or they feel that they are intrinsically bad and incapable of leading a higher life.
  • When I enter into nirvikalpa samadhi, most can see this light, or feel it. This light creates very powerful, steady spiritual transformation. The reason you are here is to sit in this light.
  • In tantra we have complete faith in the winds of eternity. The key to tantra yoga is to feel that you are not the doer, that you cannot possibly act. All you have to do in life is to accept.
  • Once in a while, you will see someone really drippy. The person has to stare at the teacher all the time with that devoted and disgusting and sick look. It’s boring, misplaced devotionalism.
  • Flaky devotionalism, bowing and scraping and sucking up to the teacher is very phony. It is counterproductive to enlightenment and spiritual development. What is necessary is mutual respect.
  • There’s no way we can possibly understand anything. But we can see things, we can perceive things, and we can wonder. We can just be in a world of awe and wonder. That’s the best we can do.
  • Thoughts can increase our understanding of a subject, or they can just as easily constrict or block our understanding of a subject. It very much depends upon the language we are thinking in.
  • Mysticism is the study of power, its use, and its abuse. At every moment you are getting stronger or you are growing weaker. At every moment your attention field is increasing or decreasing.
  • Self-discovery is a very advanced art. What we’re doing basically is screwing around with what you’re made up of. We’re taking awarenesses, feelings, ideas and impressions and changing them.
  • The United States is filled with power places. The majority of them, however, are to be found either along the West Coast and in the southwestern United States or along the Eastern Seaboard.
  • We live in an age that’s repeating itself endlessly. We’re getting closer again to the techno-chic world we saw in Atlantis that occurs in countless planes. It’s indigenous to enlightenment.
  • What we discover is it was not the waves or the birds or the wind that were standing out and being separate from existence; it was we who were standing out and being separate from existence.
  • Life draws us in different directions, sometimes simultaneously. When you follow the direction that life draws you in, if you stay in a very powerful state of mind, then you’ll see eternity.
  • If you’re very, very conservative and you like that sort of practice, go find a very conservative Zen master and just do traditional Japanese practice, which is not that traditional actually.
  • Everybody goes into different dimensional planes. You do it every night when you dream. You are journeying into other dimensional planes. Dreams are not just functions of the cerebral cortex.
  • I had a mother who was very developed psychically and spiritually. She was, in a way, an opposite of my father, a complete liberal, interested in woman’s liberation before it was the fashion.
  • Who has that absolute trust, to fling yourself into mortality, to let it do with you as it will, with all the permutations and possibilities of as it will, be it horror or ecstasy or boredom?
  • Once you become very powerful and advanced, you must be willing to go back to school and start over, and go to a wise person who will show you the way. Very few people are willing to do that.
  • Drinking alcohol takes you into a lower state of mind. If you drink a lot of it, things get very fuzzy and they are not very sharp or defined. This brings you into a lower state of attention.
  • A dreaming vortex is a place where it’s easy to change. You come to a dreaming vortex like Hawaii to step from one dream into another, from one world into another, to change, in other words.
  • Focus your attention around the naval area, feel that spot. Visualize it. Do whatever it takes. When thoughts come in and out of your mind, pay no attention. You just stay right on that spot!
  • There is a world of deaf, dumb and blind people out there, who are shuffling through their lives, not knowing how wonderful life can be. They have their moments, but they are very unconscious.
  • During those years the past life recollections began. Psychic powers developed, my meditation increased and I found myself changing, over and over again, becoming someone new almost every day.
  • I go snowboarding and scuba diving to get to places of power where I can more correctly perceive the still center of my own mind. I also find that extreme athletics helps to clarify your mind.
  • I think that was E.T.’s central appeal, personally. E.T. is this metaphorical journey, this strange Odysseus from another world, who just wants to go home. Obviously, home must’ve been better!
  • It has been my exprience that repetitive nights of exposure to the kundalini energy followed by longer periods of reflection and pyschic networking create the fastest transitions in awareness.
  • A well known Los Angeles newspaper referred to a small group of gentlemen who live up on a mountain and practice Zen as ‘the Zen cult’. The cult phenomenon is definitely journalistically ‘in’.
  • I find it ironic to read stories about myself which have never occurred and are simply so absurd that they are comical. At other times, it is very painful to be so misinterpreted and vilified.
  • If you are going to set out to develop mystical powers to impress your friends and do other things to your enemies, the difficulty with it is that you will not be moving towards enlightenment.
  • Many aspects of life cannot be explained through logic or reason. The reasoning part of the mind simply doesn’t have the capacity to understand the many whys and how’s of being and non-being.
  • Be a great capitalist. Be a great socialist. Be a great whatever you want to be, but do it with style, clarity and precision. That is the hallmark of those who seek higher knowledge and truth.
  • The main reason people fail is they become attached to others who hold them back. Letting go of others and going forward may seem like a lonely and impossible task, but I assure you it is not.
  • You need a string of successes behind you to buoy that self-image; otherwise, you have a terribly negative attitude about yourself and it is very unlikely you are going to succeed at anything.
  • Who wants to be stuck in being religious and being spiritual either? That’s not freedom. You’ve just exchanged handcuffs for leg irons – which doesn’t mean that you should avoid enlightenment.
  • When you go to a power spot, and you think negative or depressing thoughts they tend to grow stronger. Whereas, if you think more positive, happier thoughts, they tend to increase in strength.
  • I am at the Continental Divide with the astral beings. They’re most beautiful. They’re most luminous. They have many shapes and sometimes their shape changes constantly,  All kinds of colors.
  • Each one of you has created a sense of self. That’s what the tonal does. Each one of you is taught a system of maintenance that has been developed by humankind from your birth till your death.
  • Focus your attention on the top of your neck. Take that energy and transmit it in two lines to your hands. Then from the hands, bounce that energy right back to the heart center and ground it.
  • The night before Atlantis sank beneath the waves forever, the members of the MysterySchool set sail from their doomed continent in twelve boats, headed for twelve different points on the globe.
  • If you think of others in a jealous way or if you become angry, immediately pause for a moment. It’s going to pull you down and send negative energy. At that moment, pause and correct yourself.
  • Everyone is psychic. Being psychic is not a particular talent. Everybody has a left foot. Some people may just walk with that foot, some people may drag it, and some may learn to dance with it.
  • Dreams are real. This is unreal. This world is unreal. Everybody has it backwards. This is the dream. This is an insubstantial pageant. Nothing here lasts – that is how you know it’s the dream.
  • I am Western and I see no need or reason to change that. The Western lifestyle has many things to offer, as do the Eastern methods of self discovery. I think blending the two is very desirable.
  • I teach meditation and the pathway to enlightenment because I know that there are other people who, like i did a long time ago and continue to, want to climb that mountain to the highest light.
  • As you sit in this light from week to week, you will transform and grow and develop. It washes away the samskaras, the past-life tendencies. It washes away the karmic tendencies from this life.
  • In the advanced practice, the relationship between the Zen master and the student becomes very terse. The Zen master will expect things of the student because the student is in graduate school.
  • Some of the highest vibratory places one can visit have become very expensive. They are the domains of the rich. The rich figured out a long time ago that certain neighborhoods have more power.
  • We want to see the universe in its absolute, pure, naked, perfection. We want to know its wonder. We want to know the totality of ourselves. That’s done in steps and degrees and not in one day.
  • You exist forever. You’ve always existed and you’ll always exist. You move in and out of bodies like some people in Los Angeles move in and out of houses, every other week, every other lifetime.
  • The body will blossom and fade, but you will remain after this body of yours has gone away. This knowledge allows you to love the body without attachment. Thus, the body becomes absolutely pure.
  • Some people say that if you have sex you can’t be enlightened. I think it isn’t really so much whether you have sex or not, but it’s what you’re doing with your attention level during that time.
  • I like Miracles. They inspire me. Miracles are the fun of enlightenment. When a teacher does a miracle, and everyone sees it, they have faith in what the teacher has to say about self-discovery.
  • Tantra is not sexual yoga. When the word tantra is used in the West, very often people immediately associate it with some kind of sexual yoga in which you use sex as a vehicle for enlightenment.
  • Be radical! The reason you feel so miserable is because you put spirituality in a form. You boxed it, franchised it. You decided spirituality was a certain way but then you got stuck in the way.
  • One can become something other than human. One can become limitless, enlightened, aware, awakened, knowledgeable and powerful in ways that human beings who traverse this earth cannot yet fathom.
  • Theoretically, everyone’s inner being knows everything. There is a part of us that is aware of all things. But that doesn’t necessarily do us a whole lot of good unless we are conscious of that.
  • The Winter Solstice is the time of ending and beginning, a powerful time — a time to contemplate your immortality. A time to forgive, to be forgiven, and to make a fresh start. A time to awaken.
  • Selfless-giving burns away the layers of the onion. Purity and humility keep meditation and selfless-giving clear. Love radiates through the entire practice because we do all of it only for love.
  • Interestingly enough after diving to 235 feet in Saba, I visited the Virgin Islands. There, as a pure Karmic coincidence, I met the inventor of the snowboard, Steve Sanders, Mr. Burton’s brother.
  • I select people to work more closely when they are prepared to and I see that. They don’t have to tell me. I know. I will give them a task of some type, and that task becomes the koan between us.
  • The light of the supra-conscious, of salvakalpa and nirvikalpa samadhi, is not connected to this world at all. It passes through this world but it is not part of this world, in a way of speaking.
  • I suggest that you do not get involved in channeling, tapping into spirits not physically present. Your own mind has the ability to properly reflect and determine what is correct and what is not.
  • Don’t get involved with non-physical beings. This current pastime, this rage, is dangerous. Many of these people who are channeling entities are going to become very sick, physically and mentally
  • The vibratory toxicity of these subsequent ages would make it impossible for reincarnating members of the Order to go deeply enough into their other memories, without the secret techniques first.
  • You can talk to one person for five minutes and be sick afterwards. You can be totally physically drained because their aura is so low. You can talk to someone else for an hour and just feel fine.
  • Fear which has been embedded in your mind since you were a tot doesn’t go away easily – it’s conditioned in. And because we have fear, we fail to fulfill and realize our potential as human beings.
  • This moment there is all that will ever be or has ever been. All the events of all of our lives are going-on simultaneously. There is no beginning and there is no ending. There’s only this moment.
  • You get to the point where you have to wash the dishes. That’s the fun in life. Being behind the scenes and doing things for others; being an instrument of that cause. That is the secret teaching.
  • It is necessary to go through all the daily tasks and bring perfection to them, to learn to be perfect in your meditation, and to win in all your endeavors so that one day you will complete again.
  • The way we measure awareness is by how long you can stop thought. If you can’t stop thought at all, then you are not powerful. You might be quite evolved, but you have no access to that evolution.
  • A teacher will alter the balance of power by actually lifting a person into other states of mind. In those states of mind the teaching will take place in non-verbal ways through direct experience.
  • The real problem is not increasing your energy. The problem is losing it. If you stop the loss and you simply meditate, you will have more than enough energy. You will learn to live strategically.
  • Start to give more thought to the world around you. Stop exposing yourself to situations that drain your energy. You will discover through a trial and error process that you will have more energy.
  • Even if you are focusing on a chakra, you don’t want to do that for the whole period of meditation. There should be a point where you let go. Settle down. Get off the train of thought for a while.
  • People seek to put you in an off-balance situation so they can get to you. Psychic people, people who meditate, are more susceptible; they are more open and sensitive.  It is easier to jam them.
  • There are people who do, what we would call, lower sorcery. It is best not to be concerned with them. They are not happy people and they can’t be a problem if you are aware of what they are doing.
  • When thought stops, a doorway opens into dimensions that are pure and unassociated. They’re nonbinding realities. They’re non-samskaric, which simply means that they’re beautiful; they’re ecstatic.
  • He managed to do this ‘tour de force’ of styles without ever breaking the narrative structure of the chapter he was writing. It is the most brilliant parody of writing styles that I have ever read.
  • In the esoteric teachings, a transference process takes place between teacher and student where knowledge is actually transmitted from one to the other. This requires that the student be receptive.
  • The process is learning to turn your back on everything and everyone and face that immensity. And only after you’ve done that can you then turn around and face the world again with new, clear eyes.
  • Take a couple of days by yourself and rent a nice cabin in some nice, happy place. Stay a day or two and meditate and take walks in areas that feel good to you. Find out who you are again. Remember.
  • Your life can be horrible or it can be incredibly beautiful. It can be boring or exciting. It’s seldom in between. Your active use of will determines what will happen to you in this and other lives.
  • A way of spreading the dharma is just telling people, sharing with them your experiences. Never push it, never be a missionary. Be completely selfless; realize you’re only an instrument of eternity.
  • I found that the breakthroughs for me, as I went through school, came through sexuality, explorations of consciousness, reading, loving, friends, time in nature, and through psychedelic experiences.
  • The Zen Master was constantly attempting to break up concepts that people had about what it was like to be a spiritual teacher. We have a traditional image. Each Zen master was a complete character.
  • People over-focus on teachers as an excuse to avoid their own life, and that way they fail to take responsibility for themselves. They have this feeling that the teacher will just take care of them.
  • There is a system and a flow and an organization to the structure of the universe. Just like there’s a system and a flow and an organization to the human body, to atomic structures, to the elements.
  • Power has destroyed many people – not really. Power doesn’t destroy anyone. People apply it poorly and it can ruin their lives. Power is like fire. Fire is neither good nor bad. It’s how you use it.
  • Some people are like psychic sponges, they drain power form others constantly. They lower your awareness because they are at a lower level. If you spend too much time with them, you get pulled down.
  • Today it is very popular to do a thing we call channeling. People are trying to channel entities and have these beings come through them. In my estimation this is downright ridiculous and dangerous.
  • There are also places of power that reference the fourth and fifth chakras, which are places of balance, and places of power that reference the sixth and seventh chakras, which are places of wisdom.
  • There is no future. There is only now, a continuous now. We have become so wrapped up in the past and the future that we don’t see the continuous now. There is no future. It is an idea that you have.
  • Psychic development is a necessary skill in leading a successful and happy life. Your intellectual processes and your senses don’t give you enough information to distinguish the real from the unreal.
  • Focus on one point and hold your attention there. The mind will waiver, you’ll think a million thoughts, but each time you do, bring your mind back to the point of concentration, seeing it visually.
  • Most people who have been enlightened in previous incarnations normally begin to regain their past-life enlightenment around the age of twenty-nine, when their astrological Saturn return takes place.
  • Someone who really wants to discover themselves has to be particularly careful about the use and abuse of power. But even your average human being just passing through another life has to be careful.
  • Having a tough time, things aren’t working out no matter what you try and do? That’s because you are spending your whole life just doing things for yourself. That’s a very limited view of your being.
  • Selfless giving is like putting on make-up. We’re covering up a part of ourselves thats not very aware. The thing is when we take the make up off, the selflish part leaves us. We are freeer, clearer.
  • Success, failure, pain, small furry animals, household products, freeways, Star Wars systems – all are interlinked in the dance of tantra, the disco of the mind, the ballroom of cosmic consciousness.
  • It’s very important for the coming times to have a sound economic base and to be as mobile as possible. The energy lines will be shifting strongly as we enter into the end phase of the earth’s cycle.
  • Everything starts within your own mind. The physical choices you make, drain your power or give you power. If your power is low, then you stay in lower levels of mind and you don’t see opportunities.
  • It takes many years to become proficient in energy conservation. But it is something that happens. You get continually stronger. You see your attention field is far different than it ever was before.
  • There were many stages to the Atlantean civilization. During the later stages, scientists became involved with advanced particle physics. In particular they were interested in reverse gravity fields.
  • We have this recurring dream that we’re human beings, that we have bodies, that we’re in time and space, that there is birth and death. To awaken from the dream of life is to be conscious of eternity.
  • Anyone who seeks enlightenment is going to encounter opposition, whether it is from their society or from non-physical forces or friends or whatever it is. Be strong enough to go through that and win.
  • Some people are drawn to meditation without knowing why. Their inner being realizes that they’ve totally fouled up their life so far, and now it’s just going to drag them to the local meditation hall.
  • Knowledge of the Enlightenment Cycle, of the ways that inner dimensions and nirvana work, lifts you far above the transient sorrows, pains, pleasures and joys that the unenlightened masses experience.
  • By fully focusing your mind on your chakras, stilling your thoughts, and increasing your kundalini flow, you can rise above your body consciousness and unite your mind with the clear light of nirvana.
  • Meditation is a practice of detaching and then stopping ourselves from thinking; our thoughts are interruptions in the flow of awareness. Consciousness, in its highest aspect, is perfect and formless.
  • I found growing up that love and sexuality was a wonderful way to understand existence. When we love it takes us beyond ourselves, otherwise we’re just absorbed with the preoccupations that we invent.
  • If you ever come to one of my seminars, you will notice I have volunteer workers. When I work with individuals like that, I expect a level of excellence displayed. Everything has to be done perfectly.
  • Occasionally at a Center Meeting, not that often, every couple of months, I’ll break down and demonstrate a little mystical kundalini; but not that often, simply because it wouldn’t be that effective.
  • It is necessary to store power to be free. Right now you are in the gravity field of many different people in your life. Each person you feel attached to is a planetary body…perhaps a heavenly body!
  • Avoid the things in your life that take away from your stillness. Find things that add to that stillness. Bring them more into your life. It doesn’t matter what works or doesn’t. It is all individual.
  • You need to turn your room into a place of power. It’s a good idea to have flowers around, candles, incense, you know, happy things. Make your room into a beautiful place and keep it impeccably clean.
  • A long time ago a very powerful race of Indians lived here. They were from another cycle; their being was of another composition. They are still here, even now, you can see them on the mountain rims.
  • Keep some of your attention on your navel center when you are in a situation in which you feel your power is being drained. You will find that you will keep your power tighter, you won’t lose as much.
  • I used to live in Seattle, as did Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Lee. I lived near the arboretum. Very often I would take walks late at night by Lake Washington, because I found it very easy to meditate there.
  • Most people are not in the world of awe and wonder. They’re in the world of deadness. Their perceptual fields and bodies are completely self-reflective, and all they see is themselves wherever they go.
  • Channeling is a practice that is very popular right now. It is very dangerous. It is a process in which you are opening yourself up to astral entities and inviting them to come into you. This is silly.
  • If you just keep giving constantly, if you don’t really take thought of your own welfare and your own awareness, but just give, beyond exhaustion – then your life will always be a constant progression.
  • Dreams are just silly things that pass through your mind at night. “Dreaming” is out-of-the-body experiences where you are traveling through the different dimensions – most of which you don’t remember.
  • In my estimation it’s silly to go out and spend your time aiding people if you don’t have your own act together yet. So I’d rather you spend the time, get it right, and it’ll all work out a lot better.
  • Everybody deals with stress differently. Some people drink, some people use drugs, some people watch TV. I have always found that extreme athletics chills me out and leaves me in a very centered place.
  • I do have a staff of what some people would consider to be very attractive, chic women. They are not on the staff because they are attractive and chic but because they care about the welfare of others.
  • Get your emotions under control and your life under control. Work really hard and don’t make a big deal out of yourself. Have humility. Believe in yourself. Don’t get a fanatical fixation on a teacher.
  • We seek to unify ourselves with the endless light of truth, of God, of nirvana. We recognize the infinite playing through all beings and all forms, but we only have to concern ourselves with ourselves.
  • There are those who will seek to block you. There are also non-physical forces. To win in the world of enlightenment, it is necessary to be able to will away these forces, to see they’re insubstantial.
  • There are billions of people on earth. They are all transmitting thoughts and impressions, most of which are not directed towards enlightenment. If you are not focused, you will pick up these energies.
  • Astrologically, at that age, you experience a Saturn return. It is considered an auspicious time to “reboot” your life. It’s a chance to have a clean start and move forward into something very exciting.
  • Chakras really are dimensions. We think of them as objects, but they’re not really. They’re dimensional access points, whereby we can enter into different levels of mind, and that happens automatically.
  • To have the detached eye of the occultist, to look outward, to not be so self-reflective and to learn to step through the various viewpoints of consciousness – that we call occultism – leads to freedom.
  • The ashram is where everyone lives in the same building or on the same grounds. You feel that it’s selfish for you to devote your life to one person. You don’t just love the one, you love the many also.
  • When you visit the Zen Monasteries, one of the first things required is that you bring a donation. They have to pay for those monasteries. The upkeep is fantastic.  The monks have to be fed, and so on.
  • If, at the office or in different exchanges in daily living, you have to spend time with people who are at lower power levels, then you have to be aware of that and keep your awareness very much within.
  • There is a difference between willing and forcing. Willing something simply means you are not being lazy. Forcing something means you are trying to do something inappropriate or in an inappropriate way.
  • The person who takes power will never be happy with those things they gain. They have lost their essential balance and innocence. And without innocence, nothing can further, as they say in the I Ching.
  • During the time of Atlantis, members of the Mystery Schools discovered and developed specific concentration exercises that they found would radically increase and sharpen their innate psychic abilities.
  • Naturally, along the way, there are beings and forces that will challenge you. They want to try and get some of your power, take it away from you, all this nonsense, and of course, you just defeat them.
  • Feel the wind. This wind blows from world to world and from life to death. This is the wind of dharma. Be in love with the wind. It is an intimate lover. It enraptures you. It blows you through eternity.
  • Kirshna says its better to be a winner than a loser. It runs counter to what a lot of people whould think, because they have watered down, quasi-religious ideas about that which creates in enlightenment.
  • In Zen you practice zazen, mindfulness and other forms of introspection to find out who you are and what you want, to balance your spirit, develop willpower, increase your sense of humor and gain wisdom.
  • Let’s say you dissolve and become infinite light. There is this sense of being light even though the mind is not thinking it, one feels it, which indicates that one is still there – at least half of one.
  • It takes tremendous self-restraint on the part of the student not to want to monopolize the teacher’s attention, to live a very controlled life and a happy life, and of course, be dedicated to the cause.
  • This is the fourth age, the Kali Yuga, and it’s a time of great darkness. At the end of this age, there’s supposed to be a cosmic dissolution and then life begins anew. It’s a wonderful cycle of rebirth.
  • Two people can be work at the same job, side by side. One person is working just for a paycheck. Another is working to perfect their being. Some people think that the material world will make them happy.
  • You can think whatever you want, you can create all the labels you choose, but the universe just is. You can come to terms with it or not. If you don’t come to terms with it, we say you live in illusion.
  • When you deal with people, it tends to drag your energy down – if those people are in a lower auric state than you. If you meditate and they don’t, then by the end of the day you tend to be more drained.
  • Your life may be draining away. Every day you may be getting older instead of younger, more frustrated instead of happier. Your job, your relationships may not be evolving – then your power is dwindling.
  • Nothing is distinct and separate. The waves of the ocean arise and have a separate birth, crashing on the shore, but then back into the ocean they go. They never left it. There is no movement in Nirvana.
  • Yes, there are siddha powers. Yes, you can heal people, transform attention. You can flood the sky with light at night so you can’t even see the stars. But the greatest miracle is the spirit – it is light
  • Different schools of Zen have evolved, principally the Rinzai and Soto orders. A whole hierarchy has developed for the teaching and practice of Zen. Zen has become, to a certain degree, institutionalized.
  • There are the samskaras, the tendencies from your other lifetimes, ways of seeing, habits that are so strong, they affect you now. They are the operative situations in your life that are created by karma.
  • Some people have a very strange idea that material success does not coincide harmoniously with self-realization, which is absurd. The aversion to material success, or the clinging to it, is an attachment.
  • I studied with a number of different teachers. But really, I’ve never studied with teachers. To be honest, the only thing that’s ever interested me in life is eternity. Nothing else makes any sense to me.
  • Are you still carrying everyone who’s insulted you, injured you or interfered with you? That’s a lot of weight. I’d let it go, personally, and just move on and forget. Be in the moment. Don’t even notice.
  • There are special places on our planet, places of power, healing and renewal, places where the mind-body connection is enhanced and that enable us to get back in touch with our deepest innermost feelings.
  • If you go to a place of power, the beings are higher, magnificent beings of light. They are not from our world. They pass through it, the place where dimensions touch, where there are many worlds present.
  • There are two sides to a person’s being – the superconscious and the conscious. These have reverberations in the popular works of Carlos Castaneda, in the don Juan terminology of the tonal and the nagual.
  • Move the kundalini from the solar plexus region into the heart center, which purifies it and connects the two halves of you being. Bring the kundalini down again from the heart center to the navel center.
  • Real winning and losing all takes place at the meditation table. This is where the battles are. Winning is stopping thought. Losing is sitting there and being subjected to all kinds of ridiculous thoughts
  • Don’t always talk about your life, where you live, interests – people learn from your vibratory form and can get inside you. Plus those relationships where you know everything about each other are boring!
  • The way you learn is by sitting with the Master, as he moves into those states of attention, you feel that and follow him. He generates tremendous energy when he’s doing anything. You are taught inwardly.
  • When you’re happy, your immune system is at its strongest point. And when you think negatively, or when you hate, or allow yourself to grow emotionally out of control, you are weakening your immune system.
  • It wasn’t until after living in California for many years that I realized that you don’t believe what anybody says, ever. Whatever they say, they’re just making a movie – they just like the way they sound.
  • Simply because you can perform feats of power does not mean you are, in the classical sense, fully enlightened. It means that you have mastered a few aspects of the mystical kundalini. That’s all it means.
  • You human beings think that yoga is in some way going to make everything you want to happen, work out. You are going to be able to avoid what you don’t want. That is not yoga. That is desire and aversion.
  • There are two primary ways of studying Zen. Either an individual will enter into a Zen monastery and study with a Zen master there, or they will study with a Zen master who lives in the contemporary world.
  • The psychic perception is a feeling as opposed to a thinking. Not a feeling that is engendered through emotion necessarily. It comes from the psychic plane of intuition, which is another stage of our mind.
  • You must learn to meditate and stop your thoughts. You must overcome all egotism and selfishness by serving others. You must cleanse your mind so that enlightenment will find a happy place to reside there.
  • Molecules are moving. Universes are colliding. Generations are being born and dying simultaneously, throughout eternity. As one of our great American poets, Walt Whitman, once said: “I contain multitudes.”
  • Success does not necessarily create happiness. I could take you on a tour of West Lost Angeles. You would be surprised that happiness does not blossom in Beverly Hills any more than it does in most places.
  • You get a very different type of education if you go out to the desert, to the places of power, places where it is easy to cross over from one dimensional plane to another, where power hovers, so to speak.
  • If you must go to a negative place of power, go to them in a very conservative way. You must go to them when your power is up. It is like going to war. You have got to be ready if you are going to survive.
  • The kundalini is raised or brought down. It can be done in several different ways, and as it moves to the different chakras or energy centers in the subtle physical body, it endows one with various powers.
  • The force that drives the green fuse, as Dylan Thomas said, cannot be understood. So self-discovery is to accept your daily meditation, to observe yourself meditating and not be concerned with the results.
  • How can you tell if you are draining someone? How far have you gotten into their life?  Are they dependent upon you?  Are you thinking of them negatively?  Does your energy drop when you stop seeing them?
  • Don’t listen to voices. If you hear voices talking to you, forget it. Disregard the information, even if it is right occasionally. You are dealing with non-physical forces that are trying to influence you.
  • If your power level gets low enough, you will die. You will get in a car accident. You will pick up a disease. That is why it is very important to keep your power level high, just to be a happy human being.
  • When you die in this life, you might be experiencing pain, but the structure of your perceptual field will determine your next lifetime. That structure has been determined by the way you have led this life.
  • I love people who make mistakes. That’s why I’m in the teaching business. I love people who make mistakes because I enjoy watching them learn and helping them, assisting them. I find it a beautiful process.
  • In poetry, and in my study in graduate school, I was drawn to a particular poet, Theodore Roethke. I did a dissertation on “The Evolution of Matter and Spirit in the Poetry of Theodore Roethke” for my Ph.D.
  • Master Fwap, who told me that snowboarding, or any activity could be improved by the practice of meditation. Since I had had previously some training in Korean martial arts, I was somewhat open to the idea.
  • The degree of success that you attain in all of your physical, mental and spiritual undertakings is dependent upon the strength and clarity of your finite mind and your ability to access your infinite mind.
  • A good teacher will show you the ropes in the world of power. They will give you the wisdom that is necessary to be able to use power. You just don’t give a kid a new Ferrari. You teach him how to drive it.
  • To not realize that everyone we think about affects us psychically, to not realize that life is a field of power, is criminal, in my opinion. If you are a sensitive and evolved being, it is simply criminal.
  • Some people say: “There is no God; because, if there was a God, God would stop all the suffering.” Nonsense! God is oblivious to suffering. God is beyond suffering. That’s what makes God, God, by definition.
  • There is no loneliness when you meditate, you feel eternity. How could you ever be lonely? You just feel God’s love for you and that sustains you. It’s totally clear; it’s part of every aspect of your being.
  • When the mind is not only silent, but that part of the mind that could become conscious that the mind is silent dissolves in light, then we see and feel purity. We become it, the purity of the eternal light.
  • I can understand pathways to enlightenment where people shun certain aspects of the sensual world because they feel that these aspects are very powerful; they’re not in a position to control their appetites.
  • The person who practices advanced meditation is usually not married, some are. They usually don’t have children, some do. But chances are they will not marry or have children because it demands to much time.
  • When you sit and meditate and begin to experience expanded states of mind, you will be afraid. The light makes most people very, very afraid. The only way to overcome the fear is walking down into the light.
  • We’re connected to the Buddhist order, to the mind of enlightenment. All day long we draw the power and force from that world, from all the teachers and all the adherents of the practices and the principles.
  • When we lack etiquette, we trash things. We trash each other. We trash the environment. We lose sight of the value of things. We suffer alienation when our spirit is disconnected from our physical awareness.
  • All things are spiritual. It doesn’t matter what you do or who you are or what kind of blue jeans you wear, or whether you wear an ochre robe or whether you’re sober or asleep or dreaming. It’s all the same.
  • It is my belief that one of the most exciting things about the World Wide Web is that they allow minds, as Spock might say, to meld. The transfer of consciousness through a variety of mediums is nothing new.
  • Beyond this world and beyond all other worlds there is an all-perfect light. It is pure intelligence, ecstasy, peace and happiness. It is the light that shines beyond darkness, time, space and dimensionality.
  • Feel the underlying meaning of the teachings that are espoused by me or anyone else. The word’s don’t mean much. Words are supposed to be catalysts for higher states of attention. That is where the action is.
  • The Indians in the Southwestern United States went to many places of power. They were able to have profound dream experiences where they could see into the future or know what do to and make proper decisions.
  • Some astral dimensions are bright and filled with ecstasy. Advanced cosmic beings live in them. But there are also very dark astral dimensions, often inhabited by beings that are filled with hate and despair.
  • Originally, I was interested in athletic pursuits like snowboarding, martial arts and surfing. When I went to the Himalayas and met a number of Buddhist monks I was introduced to a new way of looking at life.
  • We are intelligent atoms. We are intelligent organic structures. We can change who we are. We can heal ourselves. With genetic engineering, we are considering changing the physiological structure of the body.
  • If we have a giant mansion and we don’t keep it as well as that room, then our yoga isn’t good and our attention field will be very poor and we won’t have power, and we’ll be totally hooked on the transient .
  • Make lists. Write down the things that give you power. Write down the things that take your power away also. Make lists of people close to you. Are you associations raising you to a higher level of attention?
  • Your understanding of the astral dimensions can help you alter structures in the physical dimensions. It is in and through the medium of the astral dimensions that all of the siddha powers function and work.
  • The high priests and priestesses taught the children the secret meditation techniques, along with methods and ways of living that would increase their pranic levels and help them develop their psychic skills.
  • Buddhism isn’t about temples, and incense, and shaved heads, and robes. It’s not about church. There are aspects of Buddhism that involve that. People enjoy that, it helps them, it strengthens their practice.
  • The problem with monasteries, ashrams, convents is these institutions become extremely political. In other words, they’re really small societies, and much of what you hope to avoid in societies you find there.
  • In my very early childhood, when I was only 3 or 4 or 5, I would enter for many hours into meditative states in which the world would become light and energy and I would transcend the boundaries of the senses.
  • If the Zen master sees that it will cause a person to progress, he will ask that person to do a task. The task is charged with power if it’s performed properly. It’s a koan between yourself and the Zen Master.
  • It has been my experience as a teacher over the years and incarnations that what really counts are not techniques. What really counts is spirit, love. What really counts is a sense of propriety and dedication.
  • What is important in self-discovery is the person who keeps going, who has a smile, who is kind to others, who works hard at everything, and who keeps their mind on their own business and not everybody else’s.
  • Economics is important because it’s possible to buy the places that are necessary to live in relative inaccessibility and seclusion, or to move with a bit of style and chicness into the middle of civilization.
  • Timeless awareness occurs to very few in this world, to step beyond the circle of fear. The body has created a magnificent arena of fear. We have developed ways of seeing life that exclude us from seeing life.
  • A lot of people profess to have power and it is very minor astral power. They do get power over you, not because they have any intrinsic power, but because your fear immobilizes you and makes you do a bad job.
  • To run away from life and desire is impossible because you are life and you have desire. Accept that this is part of your physical condition and see that these aspects are not really indigenous to what you are.
  • All things are void. So how possibly could there be any obscurations since everything is void, when you’re void itself? There’s only the void. In the void, there’s only shining, perfect clear light of reality.
  • The word “Guru”, as it is used in the contemporary American scene, is someone who takes all your money and tells you what to do with your life. You assume no responsibility. A lot of people want that free ride.
  • People enter states of consciousness where they think they’ve become enlightened. The best thing to do, if you’ve gone through one of those phases, is to be sensible, laugh at yourself for how foolish you were.
  • Naturally you need someone who is versed in the ways of power to teach you a thing or two about it. When you reach the next power level, they will teach you more. It is very much like the study of martial arts.
  • It is not necessary to wrap people up. The reason you’re doing it is because you don’t have enough power. If you had enough power, you could unlock your own personal power – you wouldn’t need to control others.
  • If there is no way out and confrontation and battle is inevitable, one can use power and strategy, balance and wisdom and enlightenment to win, of course. But the best battle is the battle that is never fought.
  • We live in a world where no one believes. Enlightenment and knowledge are laughed at.  Those who seek and teach the mysteries are scorned and often persecuted.  Welcome to the planet earth: environment hostile.
  • Personal power is a feeling that everybody is looking for called satisfaction. It is different from enlightenment, but you need personal power to become enlightened. Personal power is not the end of the process.
  • The only reason you feel pain is because you’re so busy looking at yourself instead of looking at the wonderful patterns of light. If you become absorbed in the wonderful patterns of light, then there’s no pain.
  • Tantra is spiritual, not religious. It deals with the spirit. Religion is just an applied body of doctrines that’s believed or not believed by one or more individuals. Spirituality is the science of metaphysics.
  • As Buddhist monks, our task is to bring ourselves resolutely more and more into light, to forgive and forget, to forget those who create problems for us because to remember them is only to keep problems is mind.
  • One function of the intellect is to catalog. But cataloging doesn’t change anything. If we call it a rose, or by any other name, it still smells as sweet. The name doesn’t really matter. It is convenient for us.
  • You have got to get your power up and do something and not just sit around. Always be optimistic. Always be positive! And ignore those who aren’t, because they’re obviously confused, and out of touch with light.
  • In Atlantis, children who were spiritually evolved from meditative practices in their previous lives were brought to the Mystery School for training by older members of the Order who psychically recognized them.
  • Close your eyes and simply “feel” the spot your finger is touching. Then, after a couple of minutes, let your hands down.  Continue to hold your attention on the spot just as you did when your finger was there.
  • Expect forces to interfere with you and expect to conquer them all, if you are serious about the study. Just as there are powers that interfere with those who seek enlightenment, there are forces that will help.
  • The reason you study with a teacher is primarily for the empowerments, for someone who is enlightened to transfer power to you. What is most important is that the student uses that power intelligently and wisely.
  • Become conscious of what you think during the day. A negative thought will enter you. At first it will be vague, innocuous, but then it will root in your consciousness and soon it will be impossible to eradicate.
  • Practitioners of tantra don’t decide to break the rules. They are not particularly hung up on having sex or eating meat or drinking alcohol. They don’t strive to do these things, nor do they strive to avoid them.
  • Two of the most powerful of these power places are located in the Boston and Los Angeles areas. Highly evolved souls tend to be drawn to these areas because it’s easier for them to increase their awareness there.
  • I am very interested in the enlightenment of women. Very few teachers of advanced self discovery work with women, and if they do it’s usually in a very second handed way. They treat women as second class citizens.
  • Some people harbor the idea or belief that all teachers should teach for free. Obviously these people have never been teachers, particularly in the twentieth century. Teaching meditation is a very expensive hobby.
  • Etiquette is an intelligent way to live. There are certain ways of living you will learn being around advanced students and mostly your teacher. These are methods that have been handed down for thousands of years.
  • It is very important to always hold the thought of an enlightened teacher in your mind in a very positive way. When you direct negative energy towards someone who is powerful, it has a terrible bounce-back effect.
  • There is a power in the land in Concord, in Lincoln, in the western Boston suburbs. There’s an inter-dimensional vortex that opens in a variety of places in this area, which leads one to a transcendental reality.
  • You have to be very, very careful not to pick up too much of the lower energies, the toxic energies, because they’ll make you very ill. They can kill you. They can cause cancer, debilitative diseases of all types.
  • Because someone is a lama or is part of a monastic order or claims to be part of a succession, doesn’t really mean they know anything. Always examine the individual’s consciousness, their ability to transmit light.
  • The study of Zen is the study of energy, power, knowledge and balance. It is the science of energy conservation and control. We use energy to aid others, to see beauty, to discover love where we saw no love at all.
  • There is something very fragile about the beginning stages of psychic development. Eventually, one becomes very strong and the cushioning isn’t as necessary. It’s still logical because we live in an abrasive world.
  • The three principal samskaras have to do with sex, money and power. In all those countless incarnations that one goes through in the religious practice, the avoidance is tremendous.  We brand those things as evil.
  • One of the greatest mistakes that people make who pursue self-discovery is they neglect to develop their careers. There is a popular notion that those who seek enlightenment should abandon the things of this world.
  • There is only black light between the stars. It may seem that it’s darkness, but it’s really black light. There is no such thing as darkness. Darkness is a human concept. There’s only black light between the stars.
  • Entities have died, but what they seek is life again. They miss it. They want to experience food again, basic things. They are low on the evolutionary scale. They want to experience the joy of destroying something.
  • When a person who has had highly evolved past lives is going through a strong past-life transit, that person comes to know things about life, death and other dimensions that most people in our world aren’t aware of.
  • The abuse of power that seems to create the most unhappiness is when a person uses personal power to get ahead without regards to the welfare of others, or when power is used to go into the lower dimensional planes.
  • There is mental conditioning in your mind put in there during this life by your parents, teachers, the society. You’ve been told what is and what is not, what is right and what is wrong. This has to be pushed aside.
  • The burden you are carrying around is the burden of self. You seek release from that. You want to let it all go. You want to forget who you are and what you are. You wish to be the whole universe, infinite, endless.
  • You might say living in a monastery cuts down the commutation time. That alone gives you a couple extra hours a day to meditate. In a monastery you lead a relatively simply life. You don’t need a lot of possessions.
  • It is necessary to be occupied almost all the time, to have your mind focused; otherwise, you get very spaced out. There are many variant psychic forces and powers that roam through the worlds. You can pick them up.
  • Many spiritual teachers have done this. They have disbanded their whole community because everyone got angry. The karma, at a certain point, has to go back to the person; it’s intensified and hurts them spiritually.
  • I’d love to find some people to teach advanced meditation to. I’ve been looking for many years. There are a few around. Once in a while I run into another one. It’s a very limited league at this time, in this world.
  • Everything that I teach as an enlightened Buddhist teacher is towards directing an individual to happiness, a balanced wisdom and knowledge that is sometimes just bubbly and euphoric or just very still and profound.
  • In the world of power, people will come looking for you. If you’re a movie star, you know what I am saying. People will come around you, little groupie types. They think that being around you they can get something.
  • Deluded beings think that if they get in a battle with a Zen Master or with a Don Juan, that it’s going enhance their life if they win. You can never take power from someone else any more than you can take sunlight.
  • They wanted to preserve and protect the mystical knowledge gained from their meditation practices and pass it on to future civilizations they clairvoyantly saw were going to be born after the destruction of Atlantis
  • You don’t know why, but you know you have to go home. It’s an eternal longing. It’s Marvell’s drop of dew wanting to go back to the sky. We’re drawn by a force we don’t understand, through worlds, through experience.
  • Sring is the mantra of beauty. Traditionally it is connected with Lakshmi, the Indian goddess of beauty. Chant “Sring” slowly, elongating each sound. As you do, you will see the consciousness of beauty of everywhere.
  • Selectively pick a teacher, one that you respect, not just someone who can talk with wonderful poetic figures about enlightenment, but someone who has the personal power to bring you into altered states of awareness.
  • Determine where you are and where you wish to be. Then use all of your self-effort to make that happen, following the guiding principles of all the Buddhas and bohisattvas and seekers of the dharma, of enlightenment.
  • Every person I’ve known has had an effect on me, as have people whom I’ve not met in the physical in this life, but whom I’ve met inwardly, teachers from other eras – Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Ramakrishna and Lao Tse.
  • When I meditate, people see manifestations of light when I go into samadhi and through the samadhis. Sometimes the energy of enlightenment is so clear that people don’t realize that their attention has been elevated.
  • Don’t judge others. Always be open to them. Avoid the cult mentality, you know, the super-slick, “I’m superior because I meditate, because I’m on the pathway to enlightenment,” the subtle ego nonsense, terrible trap.
  • Power comes from doing meditation, leading a controlled life, being conservative, not wasting all your energy on drugs, alcohol and sex and other pastimes. The guideline for all experience is how you feel afterwards.
  • Jealousy, anger, fear – these are ridiculous emotions that drain your power. You need to control them by being content, trusting that life knows what is best, accepting with an even mind whatever is presented to you.
  • When you listen to what entities say, the gradually work their way into your thoughts. After a while you will start thinking their thoughts. You won’t know they aren’t your thoughts. Soon you will be fully possessed.
  • At a certain point I left my spiritual teacher because I began to see the limitations of my teacher, who was a very powerful occultist, but who I thought was, to some extent, limiting others in their spiritual growth.
  • The music is used as a backdrop. I take the kundalini and I play against the notes with it. I do a light show inwardly and outwardly with the vortexes of energy as you sit there. It’s no big deal. It’s just what I do.
  • I’ll go to a city, a school, and give a lecture because I can feel someone there. I inwardly see first their is someone there who is waiting. Where they’ll show up or not, I don’t know. That depneds upon many factors.
  • Everything is amplified in the world of attention at night. People are more open to forces. That is why human beings cluster around each other in housing developments – a group force pervades and keeps the beings out.
  • Focus your attention on the center of your forehead. Visualize that there is a slow but steady swirl of white light there. Visualize that the white light above your forehead is slowly moving in a clockwise direction.
  • To the great pharaohs it mattered a great deal to bury their treasures in the pyramids, which they thought they would bring to the other worlds. But obviously it doesn’t matter to them now. They went, the goods stayed.
  • We’re not aware of the joy of our own immortality. When we give to someone else it opens a doorway and gives us the vision to see those we give to are God. As we see this in others, suddenly we see it within ourselves.
  • Each of the small enlightenments that a Zen practitioner has, which are known in Zen as “Satori experiences,” provides deeper insights into the nature of existence and helps a person prepare for complete enlightenment.
  • I have often discussed the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path in talks I have given about meditation. But, since I also teach Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist mediation, I have a very eclectic approach to the subject.
  • While I enjoy teaching people on the basic and intermediate levels to work them up to advanced levels, my real talent is for the advanced students. You could say that I’m like a ninth-degree black belt in martial arts.
  • Every day I get letters from people thanking me for helping them to become successful, whether because of their personal growth or because of economic rewards. A few of my former students have even become millionaires.
  • Unfortunately, in self-discovery, you get the culty types who want the father figure or mother figure to tell them everything to do. They don’t want to do any work. They want to hang on your energy and try to drain it.
  • Money is very useful in this particular world to buy you space. In the old days, there were not too many people on the planet. Today everybody owns the forests and woods and there are “No Trespassing” signs everywhere.
  • The earth is not the same everywhere. Certain powers are available in one part of the earth that are not available in another part. The rich realize this. They live in these places and they use that power to stay rich.
  • Most people, without consciously realizing it, absorb a great deal of psychic energy from the people they casually associate with, and even a greater amount from people with whom they have strong emotional connections.
  • When the subtle physical body is damaged you will begin to notice changes in your skin, you skin starts to get gnarly or dry. I’m not speaking of acne. Acne means you have a lot of kundalini, which stimulates hormones.
  • You are a stranger in a strange land. As an evolved person living in a relatively unevolved world, you are constantly subjected to a bombardment of seemingly endless negative vibrations emanating from those around you.
  • Psychic impressions can also remain in a physical location for some time. You can move into a home just vacated, pick-up the thought forms from the previous tenants, and assume they were your own thoughts and feelings.
  • The important thing to remember is to follow the path of light. As the fictional character Yoda, from Star Wars, correctly pointed out, once you start down the dark path to power, it’s very difficult to leave that path.
  • Don’t create a plastic image of what it is to be spiritual and try to become it. You won’t be capable of it and that will frustrate you. Even if you could do it, if it’s not really what you’re like, you’ll be miserable.
  • Gaining energy is accomplished by meditating, by right actions, right thoughts, right deeds, by studying with a real teacher or by just studying the teachings, by creating happiness in your life, and by never giving up.
  • We must be able to deal with ridicule and scorn, which it always seems that Buddhists receive. But we feel that it doesn’t matter. God’s laughing at us; God’s laughing at God. We can take a joke too. We’re pretty funny.
  • The psychic plane is clouded over by emotions and thoughts and the general dullness and malaise that develops in our contemporary world through the social conditioning that most individuals experience in the modern era.
  • There are different worlds, endless worlds, and different beings come from different worlds. In my particular case, I come from the stillness. We call it the dharmakaya, the clear light of reality. I know it quite well.
  • In advanced meditation there are methods and formations of joining the mind with the various aggregate aspects of the universe, fusing it, dissolving it, sometimes thousands of times in a microsecond or outside of time.
  • The high-priests and priestesses of Atlantis had discovered many of the deepest secrets of the universe. They had come to understand all about reincarnation, karma, and the innermost workings of the Enlightenment Cycle.
  • In Old Zen, the Zen Master would do literally anything to break down the concept of what the study was. He would present conflicting codes all the time, just to shake this fixation people had on how to attain liberation.
  • Perhaps you’re not the next Buddha. Perhaps you’re not the Maitreya. Perhaps that’s not your job in this incarnation. Perhaps you have to enjoy life and learn about life through whatever way that you find yourself going.
  • It is necessary to bring our life in order, to examine each thing, and ask ourselves if it is bringing power into our life or if it is draining us. Ask yourself, is your life taking power from you or adding power to you?
  • The forces are different up here at the continental divide. The magnetic lines of energy run in specific directions.  The United States is divided into power zones. The Divide itself is the point where the energy meets.
  • There are people who will think of you in negative ways. You will feel it sometimes. It can actually be physically painful if they’re somewhat powerful. You simply have to remove yourself inwardly from these individuals.
  • Each of the seven chakras references different dimensional planes. It is a turnstile that leads us into different dimensions. As the kundalini rises, the knowledge and powers of those dimensions will begin to come to you.
  • They would spend a lot of their time simply walking around in the woods or in the cities, or they would come over to his house and he would teach them with a great deal of humor and laughter about the nature of existence.
  • I respect self-giving and I’ve tried to lead my life with that as the ideal. But real self-giving is when we take our being, that which is most precious to us, and we throw it into eternity with a total sense of offering.
  • I show people the techniques for gaining knowledge, and this inspires them in their search for truth, freedom and happiness. I also try to show people that truth exists as much in this world as it does in any other world.
  • Material success is a way of tightening up your life so that you can move into higher planes of attention. You should try to do well in every aspect of your life, because each aspect of your life affects your total being.
  • Combine meditation with career as a yoga. You will find that your practice will not be any less powerful than a person who lives in a monastery. You might even excel because practice in a monastery can get very one-sided.
  • If you want to succeed always associate with winners, people who have understood something. You will notice that they all share something in common, tremendous attention to detail in their personal lives and associations.
  • The perfect view of existence comes from an unclouded, uncluttered life and mind whereby the radiance of perfect attention of the mind of the universe floods us at every moment. This is Buddhism. This is being on the path.
  • The thousand petal lotus of light, the crown center, really does not become operative until one is on the verge of enlightenment itself. Then you really don’t have to meditate on it. The thousand petals gradually light up.
  • If you think it makes a difference if I have ten thousand sports cars, ten million girlfriends and lead a very flashy life … I don’t think you should work with any teacher because you don’t know what it is all about yet.
  • Why don’t you like being you for a change? Just be different and don’t hate yourself and feel very good about all your different desires and all the things you didn’t want and want. Go get them all, and see what it’s like.
  • Clothing has a great deal to do with the attitudes and energy that others direct towards you. I favor the chic, and tend to avoid the trendy. I think that it’s good to be chic when possible because it is more inaccessible.
  • Entities are beings that are dead. They are the lowest beings on the evolutionary scale because they don’t even know they are dead. They are so stupid. What they seek is life again – they come into the world of the living.
  • As the years progressed, my spiritual evolution seemed to increase in speed. I stepped outside this world, the selves reordered. The combination, the aggregate of beings that I was, dissolved in the white light of eternity.
  • A continuous perception is taking place deep within the mind. It is hard to hear that signal because it is blurred over by your own thoughts, desires, and fears. It is blurred over by your emotional swings. You become dull.
  • To feel that you are the Buddha of all times and places and that in some way the salvation of anyone, including yourself, depends upon you, I think there’s a lot of ego involved in such a view, not much self-transcendence.
  • Part of what we seek in Buddhism is the sense of quiet observation. We don’t get so involved in a state of mind that we forget that it’s just another transient state of mind, no matter how much ecstasy or agony is involved.
  • In the enlightenment cycle, attention is paid to bringing back the awareness field from other lives. This does not simply mean memory, but rather the internal power and intelligence that you have amassed in other lifetimes.
  • Never make a move until you find yourself making it, because it might be too soon. It’s always better to wait. Whenever you’re not sure, wait, and in time you’ll find yourself doing it. To act before then would be a mistake.
  • Meditation without selfless giving is not enough. You may go into very high states of consciousness but the rough edges will still be there – there may be lots of selfish motives lurking within the self – that you don’t see.
  • Rama is a fairly common name in India. It symbolizes an individual who is interested both in enlightenment and martial arts. I do not claim to have any past life connection with the historical Rama. It’s just a name I liked.
  • Salvakalpa samadhi is absorption in eternity to the point where there is no real concept of self but there’s still a karmic chain. Nirvikalpa samadhi is absorption in nirvana; concepts of self and no-self go away completely.
  • Winning is an approach to life. The place it starts is not on the playing field or in the business organization; nor is it competitive. We are trying to do our best to bring perfection into whatever we turn our attention to.
  • You don’t want to become so sensitive that you can’t interact with people in the world. If you get to that point, you are not practicing psychic development. You are running away from the world, and you’ve made yourself weak.
  • To go to the very center of the mind of God, to be that, to become aware of our infiniteness, is the goal of Buddhism and along the way, to be as kind to others as possible without thinking that we are particularly wonderful.
  • Most of the teaching I do is not verbal. It’s in every movement of my body. It’s in my dance. It’s in the way I lift a glass of water. It’s in my voice tone. It’s in every aspect of my life – because it isn’t my life anymore.
  • When I sit with my students and meditate with them, I channel the kundalini directly into them. I bring them to plane after plane of consciousness. What they would do in 100 years of meditation, I can do in an hour with them.
  • You’ve gained some powers by your entrance into other dimensions and you use them to attack others or to make others miserable, then power reverses on you and it pulls you apart because it’s not supposed to be used that way.
  • A categorization implies a hierarchical way of seeing things. Life is really relational, not hierarchical. Hierarchical is a human way of looking at things. Relational is much more the way things are. Everything is connected.
  • As the prana current, kundalini and different energies begin to move through you, you will feel yourself moving and rocking. Keep the body still, otherwise that energy will be lost as it expresses itself through the physical.
  • To meditate, you need to feel, and feeling is a lost art. You need to feel the stillness of existence and also the sound of existence. You need to feel that which lies beyond your awareness field, and that which is within it.
  • At the umbilical region we actually network with people. Picture that you are cutting those cords to everyone you know. It doesn’t mean you don’t love them; you are just cutting down on the negative energy pickup from people.
  • Everyone meditates in their own way. Some people sit and practice formal mediation techniques for many hours a day while others spontaneously meditate while watching a sunset, listening to music, or participating in athletics.
  • It is better when you are in the world. You know how much pain there is. You can tell how established you are in the light. To remove yourself from the things you desire or things you find difficult to deal with is no answer.
  • The way of Zen is to become independent and strong. Don’t rely on others for perceptions of life and truth. Do it individually. Go to a teacher of Zen to learn how to do that, not to get answers for individual life situations.
  • The spirit of the West, of America, is different than the East. The cultural conditioning is very different. It seems to be harder for people to work in teams, more difficult for people here to live in harmony, in a monastery.
  • There are places where there is more power. Just as there is more power in the chakras, there is more power in certain places. We call them places of power. If you spend time in these places, it increases your vibratory power.
  • Focus on the heart center and feel love. There is a flower there, but it’s like a rose folded up. As you meditate, feel that the flower is opening. Each time you open a set of petals you’re going deeper into eternal awareness.
  • The most important thing is sensitivity. Many people have sex and don’t feel anything, and that seems kind of sad to me. The answer is not necessarily the avoidance of sex, but learning to be sensitive and to love and to care.
  • In Buddhism you study how to release the kundalini to the levels that would certainly afford career success. If we move it further, into the planes of knowledge and wisdom, it enables the practitioner to do just about anything.
  • I consider those persons to be my students who come and meditate with me on a regular basis, who, in spite of the hardships and difficulties on the path of knowledge, still continue to try, and who respect me as I respect them.
  • The only problem that occurs in the practice of tantra is when you don’t practice tantra and fool yourself. You get caught up in powerful vortexes of negative energy which pull you into the lower bardo regions … into the mud.
  • People try to get into your life. They try and keep you off-balance, keep you from making good decisions that will empower you – because if your attention field is sharp – you will see if anyone is in your life for ill reasons.
  • Transmission does not have to take place physically. The student doesn’t have to be sitting across from you. But it’s easier if they are because the vibration of the teacher is strongest in the physical proximity of the teacher.
  • In tantra one does not seek experiences that most people would consider unspiritual and try to see truth in them. In tantra we don’t try to guide our life in a specific way. We let the winds of existence blow us where they will.
  • People don’t necessarily take power from you for themselves. It just means they are operating at a lower attention level and you got pulled down by it. You are not sufficiently strong enough to be with someone and be unaffected.
  • When something goes wrong with the body of energy that surrounds and protects your physical body, it will later show up in your physical body. The problem always starts in the subtle physical, and then manifests in the physical.
  • Any individual is capable of realizing the truth at any time. No tradition is necessary, no chain, no lineage. Once you have realized the truth, once you have become consciousness itself, then you go beyond all such distinctions.
  • The buildup of negative auric vibrations initially impairs our ability to perceive psychically. They can eventually cause us to become ill. Most serious illnesses, including many types of cancer, are the result of auric toxicity.
  • It is possible with pure willpower to force the kundalini up the shushumna, through the chakras. You will develop visions of other worlds that will not necessarily stop when you want them to. This is a condition we call insanity.
  • I enjoy the writings of all of these authors and they have been very inspirational for me. But I think that it is important as writers of metaphysical, New Age, occult fiction and nonfiction to not  take ourselves too seriously.
  • I try to teach people to continually search and question the meaning of everything they are taught and everything they believe in. My job is not so much to impart a philosophy but to train people in the methods of self-discovery.
  • We throw you as many as you want, in this profession, and the more you want the more we’ll give you, until you’re so confused that you’ll just beg for us to stop. Stop what? You’re the one who started it – you’re doing it anyway.
  • Do not be selfish and feel new people will take more of the teacher’s attention and you won’t get it. That’s nonsense. With that attitude, you won’t get it. The teacher sees that attitude and will have very little to do with you.
  • The way you succeed at all this stuff is by stopping trying to succeed and just working very hard without thinking about it, just trusting, completely. It’s that faith that creates the bridge on which you walk across to eternity.
  • I meet people who neglect career. Their lives aren’t centered at all. They don’t have much money. They have this spaced-out look in their eyes. Their chances for enlightenment are very small, unless they change the way they live.
  • In the psychic process we are trying to eliminate everyone else from our minds, their effects, their energies, their influences: “To thine own self be true and it must follow as the night the day, thou cans’t be false to any man.”
  • In writing Snowboarding to Nirvana I have intentionally written an inspirational spiritual adventure story, which will hopefully provide people with metaphysical techniques, spiritual knowledge, hope  and a brighter view of life.
  • That’s what self-discovery seems to mean to most people. You’re going to beat yourself up. You’re going to reduce what you’re supposed to be and do to a set of rules so you can defy them, or so you can perform them and feel smug.
  • Buddhism is a practice in which we learn to avoid injuring others, and ourselves. It’s a practice in which we learn to respond to beauty, and to respond to difficult circumstances with patience, with a sense of calm, with clarity.
  • All physical and nonphysical things have another side, a side that is not visible to the senses or accessible to the reasoning mind, a side that can only be known and experienced intuitively by emptying one’s own mind of thoughts.
  • Let us say your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend makes you happy. If they leave, you’re bound to be unhappy. You are the slave of the thing that makes you happy. You are a junkie and human relationships can be expensive habits.
  • Turning the other cheek is not always the answer. In a certain situation on a certain day for a certain person, it’s correct. Sometimes a good roundhouse kick on a certain day in a certain situation for a certain person is correct.
  • I know some teachers say that you shouldn’t display the psychic powers and other powers referred to as the siddhas, but as far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t really matter. There are no absolute rights or wrongs in spiritual practice
  • The majority of the ten thousand states of mind cannot be discussed. It is rather a question of teaching a person to step outside the conceptual framework they have and transmitting blocks of awareness to an individual psychically.
  • The ecstasy and completion of absorption in God is so fantastic that you can’t possibly have lost anything because all the things you’ve always loved and always experienced came forth from there and exist there and are always there.
  • Human beings fear light and knowledge and power. There is a weird quirky sort of thing that happens with people. When you log on to the truth and you start to become it, it threatens them because they live with countless falsehoods.
  • If we don’t get violent with ourselves, castigate ourselves, ostracize ourselves and excommunicate ourselves because we didn’t live up to the standards we set down for ourselves, then maybe we don’t have to do that with other people.
  • Our spirit grows and develops traits in each incarnation that it passes through, and then collects and carries the essence of those traits into future lifetimes. In Buddhist Yoga we refer to our multi-life karmic traits as samskaras.
  • I am the happiest person I’ve ever met. This is what Buddhist Yoga and a healthy dose of reading the Declaration of the Independence, The Constitution and the Federalist Papers and anything else I could get my hands on has given me.
  • The advanced education in Tantra obviously has to do with the entrance into samadhi, the negation of the self. That is what the path of negation means, not the negation of life, but the negation of anything that is not enlightenment.
  • A surfer is poised on a wave on his board, cutting quickly to the left. He’ll always be there, in that moment. He’s never left it. He had no birth, he didn’t go to school, he didn’t purchase the board; none of those things ever were.
  • The anti-pleasure movement in self-discovery is very strong. I have big news for them, if they ever get to enlightenment, which is unlikely the way they’re approaching it, they’re going to find that enlightenment is very pleasurable.
  • Greed, fear, lust, hate, jealousy, these are part of reality too … bundles of consciousness wrapped tightly, barbs on which you can injure yourself, volatile energies that serve as separations between yourself and perfect stillness.
  • They reach the point where they feel, “I can go into samadhi now. I can do everything on my own,” and that’s exactly where they stay, in the lower samadhis. There are many, many people on this earth who can go into salvakalpa samadhi.
  • We must control the tendencies within our being that are destructive, when we want to slam somebody else, hurt them, injure them, or push them out of the way. A reverence for life needs to be developed, in which all things are sacred.
  • There are views. And what we see in a view is not necessarily what is in the view, all that is in the view. We have to separate, to some extent, the perceiver from that which is perceived or we have to lose all distinction whatsoever.
  • Most people simply go through life. They feel that they’re making choices in their lives that cause destiny to move in certain ways. I would suggest that they have no control of their lives, all their choices are really made for them.
  • Old Zen was very funny; there was a great deal of humor and happiness. Zen today seems much drier. While there’s a certain amount of humor, it seems to lack that total intensity because humor is one of the primary tools for liberation.
  • Be aware of the dark side of others that seek to interfere with our evolution. Keep distant and closed to such beings, recognizing that they are part of the universal process too, but not a part that we need to be open to at this time.
  • Just like there are different roads that lead to different places, so there are different levels of awareness that lead to different places and we shift in and out of them. These are the ten thousand states of mind that we study in Zen.
  • Mindfulness is paying attention to what is going on. Just look at beauty. Not just the beauty of things you see with your eyes, but beautiful feelings, beautiful awareness. There is no such thing as reality. Reality is what you make it.
  • People in the West sometimes have these marvelous visions of India and Tibet. They assume that there are all these sadhus walking around and everybody is breathing enlightenment. Forget it. Don’t look at it through rose-colored glasses.
  • I was very fortunate, and have always been, that the women I met and fell in love with were exceptional, from my first girlfriend to the woman I married when I was 21, to all the remarkable women I have known as either friends or lovers.
  • When I began to play Frisbee, I would play with my friends and we used to do difficult things. We would stand in front of lines of trees that were parallel. We would spend hours throwing frisbees back and forth between these tight spots.
  • I have found in the world of film many movies including Beyond Rangoon, The Crow, Gandhi, Doctor Zhivago, and The Big Blue, a French film, convey similar understandings. I’m sure the list is endless. These are just a few of my favorites.
  • A great deal has been written about personal power by Carlos Casteneda, and I find his first four books valuable. Of the experiences themselves, who knows? But the principles that are presented are quite valuable for one who seeks power.
  • During the age Atlantis, there were only several hundred thousand people living on our planet. They lived in a sublime state of harmony with nature. At that time, because of the purity of the earth’s aura, it was much easier to meditate.
  • Whether it’s a fully enlightened Christ or Buddha, or just a more aware Martin Luther King, Kennedy or Gandhi, what did they do with them here? They shoot them, crucify them, and get them out of the way because people are afraid of truth.
  • Hundreds of thousands of years ago a very powerful civilization lived in what we now call North America. They congregated around power places – interdimensional vortexes where it is very easy to shift from one plane of reality to another.
  • All of the systems that present different worlds, planes of being and energy centers ultimately fail if you try to make them all-inclusive. They are symbolic representations of something that lies beyond the world of thought and analysis.
  • A teacher of knowledge and power gives you experiences in other dimensions. They show you that the universe is much bigger and more fascinating than you had ever imagined. They give you direct and immediate experiences in other realities.
  • Eve was blamed for the fall of man, and in return all women to come were to inheret her karmic responsibility for the so-called “fall of man”. Their punishment was to experience pain in childbirth, and never be trusted by man or God again.
  • I first went into samadhi when I was 19. I was meditating in the mountains and had been meditating on a daily basis for several years. Suddenly there was no time or space or life or death or myself or the Universe. I was absorbed in light.
  • One of the wonderful things about the computer is that it allows us to sit at home and either write a book or a computer program. Then we can send that program or book to companies that specialize in reproducing them and distributing them.
  • At the time of birth an ordering takes place. The awarenesses come together; they become specific until a person dies. At that point all those awarenesses, all that you have ever been or will ever be, go back again, into the great unknown.
  • The source of their motivation ranges from what you might expect – from the seeking of money and publicity, to those who genuinely suffer from chronic personal problems and have fixated on me as the cause of their frustrations and failures.
  • Pick a profession that will give you enough money to give you economic freedom. It is nice to pick a career that really taxes your mind. Use your mind in new and creative ways. You will find that your mind will develop and become stronger.
  • It’s suggested that enlightenment has some tremendous compassion, some driving necessity to help humanity. I don’t think that’s the case at all. I think humanity wishes it were the case since it’s humanity that writes the various scriptures.
  • To know that these are people who for a moment, in glory, in light, were true warriors, and you had the chance to associate with them, to live with them, to share with them, words and moments of power – this is the nature of spiritual study.
  • We’re using gradients of light as an auric measurement, a quantified auric measurement of the ascension of consciousness from the relatively sensorial, material perceptions of existence to the more refined spiritual perceptions of existence.
  • Every living being is psychic. Whether or not we are consciously aware of it, we feel vibrations and energies coming to us from other people all the time. The vast majority of the thoughts you think and the emotions you feel aren’t your own.
  • It’s an adversarial world outside of the safety of nirvana and enlightenment. In life, all beings need to feed on other beings just in order to exist. Some beings also like to cause others to needlessly suffer, just out of pure maliciousness
  • The abuse of power manifests with phony spiritual teachers and phony gurus who tell you how to run your life and what to wear and what to eat, all that sort of stuff. They abuse. People don’t realize that, listen to them and ruin their lives.
  • A great deal of energy is lost in the study by people who interact with non-physical beings. They get into your mind and your body by approaching you in the dream plane, promising you powers, playing on your desires. They sap your life force.
  • I don’t think there is anyone in public life today who can escape the inevitable onslaught of the media. It seeks to pry into and often grossly distort aspects of one’s personal and professional life. I guess it just comes with the territory.
  • Read books that expand you, that are bright. See films, plays, art forms that elevate your consciousness, that bring you into a sense of how beautiful this world is, how beautiful other worlds are, how beautiful nirvana, the transcendental is.
  • It’s good to visit Hawaii if you’re seeking power. You don’t really need to live here. Just to come over for a week is enough. Switzerland is another spot like this. It’s very similar. These are the two clearest spots, Switzerland and Hawaii.
  • There are many different forms of life in the universe and human beings are unaware of most of them. Complex beings inhabit other dimensions. They can be very dangerous when encountered, unless, of course, you know how to handle or avoid them.
  • In the process of self-discovery you will learn to be kind when you could be harsh. You will learn to forgive, mostly yourself. You will learn to be patient because you may have to wait quite a while to become that which you will eventually be.
  • I think cosmopolitan spirituality is the best, where we go beyond “My teacher is better than yours” or “My meditation form is better than yours.” It’s not Ford versus Chevy. But it’s rather the transition of our limited awareness into eternity.
  • As far as miracles are concerned, I’m not aware that I perform miracles. After many years and lifetimes of meditation, I am able to use the kundalini energy to alter other people’s awareness and aid them in their search for light and certainty.
  • Chakras are mystical energy centers that exist within the human aura. Tremendous occult power resides in a person’s chakras. Siddha masters draw upon that power during meditation, store it within themselves, and later use it to perform miracles.
  • Nirvikalpa Samadhi means that you’ve gone off the board; you’ve gone off the map. There is no way to describe it. You have attained liberation and are no longer bound by the cycle of existence. You just are, and yet you’re not, at the same time.
  • It is only in the last 800 years that the rules have come into being and conservative Zen has surfaced. It is not particularly popular in Japan at all. Hardly anybody practices Zen any more because it’s just too strict; there are too many rules.
  • I do enjoy wearing Japanese and Italian clothing. I also enjoy my blue jeans or tennis shorts and running shoes. I like driving a Porsche because it is an elegant machine and it is a very beautiful experience to drive it. It’s magnificently made.
  • When you combine a media – bent on exploiting tabloid-type stories to boost ratings and circulation by innuendo and titillation – with unhappy or opportunistic individuals who have nothing going for them in their own lives, you get a bitter brew.
  • What’s important is to be supportive of all who practice. Anyone on any level, even if they don’t call it self-discovery, who is seeking to awaken to their own potentials and possibilities, to the inner freedom, deserves your respect and support.
  • As a person progresses along the path of power, they attract certain forces and beings from other dimensions, who feel the power that you are storing. Sometimes they want some of it; sometimes they want to ruin you. We call these beings entities.
  • You can go to India and you can see gurus go into samadhi. But when they come out of samadhi, they’re nasty. They’re egocentric. They don’t have a deep regard or understanding of what life is. It’s just a little trick they can do, a one-trick pony.
  • In future years a number of you will become spiritual teachers. After many years of study and doing a good job, go out into the world and teach people.You’ll reach points of advancement where you’ll be able to be of great help to many, many people.
  • There is a vortex of energy at the bottom of Walden Pond. That’s where the inter-dimensional opening is.  As people swim in Old Walden Pond, it soothes them, it renews them. It’s a little bit like the pool in Cocoon – I suppose, any power spot is.
  • I like to shop. I don’t always buy things when I shop, but I think it’s fun to go out and look at the worlds of colors. I love to roam through supermarkets. I am a great lover of household products. I particularly like the packaging of cereal boxes.
  • What motivates someone who’s become wealthy to go out and work in the ghetto with those who are poor? What motivates one who has perfect health to go and work with the sick? If you understand – then you understand the root and cause of all existence.
  • Honesty, I went through terrible, terrible times where I just took myself over the coals. I thought I must be the most impure person in the world … but because that is reverse egotism, I thought I must be the second most impure person in the world.
  • In my travels, I have found two peoples, the Tibetans and the Fijians, who don’t seem to have this problem. Their closeness with their environment, their religions, and their relationships with each other and nature make them feel part of everything.
  • The meaning of life changes as you change dimensional planes. The way human beings perceive the world is only one simple method of seeing. There are many ways to see life. Life has many meanings, and self realization is the understanding of all this.
  • It is not advisable for persons who are in the early stages of meditation to mediate on the two lower chakras. You will unleash powers and forces that will throw you into very powerful altered state of consciousness that might not be pleasant at all.
  • In meditation what you are trying to do is simply get rid of your own junk. You are trying to move all the confusion out of your mind, all the heaviness, all the emotional upsets, all the impressions that you have picked up since your last meditation.
  • Maui is a beautiful island. It’s really the site of an ancient civilization that we’ve forgotten about, a civilization that existed millions of years ago. When their time came, they left this world and another race was born, the race of human beings.
  • What makes a difference is when we take our mind and put it into the scriptures, when we read the Buddhist Canon, the Pali Canon, when we read the Tibetan books, when we read anything inspiring – somebody else’s journey into the world of enlightenment.
  • I am a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Aren’t we all? I teach meditation to many different types of people, you mentioned celebrities. I also teach meditation to many people who are not famous, but are, in my eyes, very important.
  • This study is not for the amateur. It’s not for the dilettante. It’s not for the cult follower. It’s not for someone who wants everything done for them. It’s not for the one who just wants to stare with that fixed dog-like devotion towards the teacher.
  • There’s a path in enlightenment called the path of negation where we intentionally throw ourselves into experiences that are extremely transient. In other words, we do all the stuff you’re supposed to normally avoid to become enlightened, intentionally.
  • There is no beginning and there is no end. Nothing is final. There is no absolute. There is no highest point, nor is there a lowest point. These configurations are ideas. Ideas are primitive constructs, symbolic representations, reflections in a mirror.
  • People go to mediums and they get in touch with spirits outside of the body. Most of these spirits are pretty malevolent and unenlightened, although they often claim to be enlightened teachers who are disincarnate. These low-vibe beings seek life-force.
  • We sought a tribal society, to be close to each other, not to sit behind a television with our families and not see our families, not just to watch the evening news and the inane comedies designed to pacify the multitudes, but rather to explore ourselves.
  • I may discuss contemporary cinema, how to shop at a mall without losing energy, how to use the power of mind to increase career and academic success, the Zen of sports, reincarnation, karma, sex, the experience of “suchness” or a new book by Stephen King.
  • Every new movement or group of people who seek to explore awareness is considered a cult. The United States was founded by several cults. They felt that Protestantism had become much too lax, so they came to America and set up a hard line religious cult.
  • If a person sets out to practice meditation in this lifetime and they have a little bit of spiritual evolution behind them and they’re quite dedicated, it really is not at all an impossible task to enter into salvakalpa samadhi in this particular lifetime.
  • I don’t put much stock in powers that people have to hurt others, in sorcery and all this nonsense. There are murders and there are dictators. That is just a part of life. The intelligent use of power in yoga can assist you avoiding that side of humanity.
  • The computers in Atlantis were infinitely evolved as opposed to what we see today. The science, the technology, everything was really done with light. All processing was done with light, with crystal formations and structures. Electricity is much too slow.
  • It will take about a month for that awareness to be fully absorbed and modify someone’s attention field. During that period of time, a person who studies with me will meditate on their own, and apply those things that they have learned to their daily lives.
  • The work that most people do in the world tends to deaden them, deadens their mind, uses up their energy and they get a paycheck and old age and not much energy.  You get the check and they get your energy. That energy is translated into corporate dollars.
  • Most of the software I sell runs on mainframes and supercomputers, and is used by multinational corporations and governments. You may not get to see that, but if I have done it properly, hopefully it will make the events in your life transpire more smoothly.
  • There are many different places of power around the world. They’re invisible openings to other worlds. We find a preponderance of these places in the Himalayas, in the western part of the United States; of course, in every country of the world there are some.
  • I started to meditate formally at about 18. I would sit on a mountaintop in Southern California around twilight and focus on my third eye. Everything would become still and rings of light would appear, and I’d go through them. I would be beyond time and space.
  • My travels to the Far East occurred primarily during the 1960’s. Naturally, I have returned many times since. Of course, there was concern from my family that I was traveling to far distant lands to accomplish snowboarding activities that no one had tried yet.
  • The biggest energy losses for most people are relationships, interrelations with other people. That is where we lose the most energy, through our attachments – opening up to people who might be very nice on the surface but underneath they have a lot of problems.
  • The earth is alive. There are places on the earth that are very powerful. Meaning that on another dimensional level, there is an interfacing dimension where there is a crossover point between dimensions and a tremendous amount of energy is passing back and forth.
  • It was a time period in the 1960, when a generation of souls looked at the established society, looked at the pettiness, the greed, the hate, and rejected it and tried to create something new. Their creation neither succeeded nor failed. It was another experience.
  • I began to go into samadhi, not just occasionally, but every day many times a day until I reached a point where I could no longer distinguish between ordinary and non-ordinary reality. For me it is all the same. I am in a state of continuous absorption in the Self.
  • For years and years you enter into samadhi every day in order to attain liberation. Eternity fashions a new self which you find yourself with when you come out of samadhi. Each time you come out a little less, you might say, or your real self comes out a little more
  • As you go into light for longer and longer periods, as you progress in your meditation practice, you transform, you become illumined, you overcome all limitation, all sorrow, and all pain. You learn not to be bound by desire, and eventually you transcend death itself.
  • As a former English professor, I can assure you that grammar is the qualitative interpolation of language. Adjectives, pronouns, predicates, past pluperfect indicative – ridiculous. It has qualities, shadings, differentiations, rhythmic structures of symbolic meaning.
  • I can throw a great party, but I don’t know how to go to one. I can throw a party because when you throw a party you just work all the time. But I could never go to a party because I wouldn’t know what to do … I’d immediately find the kitchen and start to serve food.
  • My seminars are for you. They are moments, hours and evenings outside of time.  A chance, in a highly charged environment, to meditate, find stillness, and remember who you are.  A place, with others of like mind, to find and lose yourself in the transcendental light.
  • The best thing that you can do to deal with these high speed times is to slow down, inwardly, to take a little more time for meditation, a little more time to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or tea, and to look around at the people in your life with a little more love.
  • When you see deterioration in the skin or the hair, you are having problems with the subtle body. You’re taking in too much bad energy, usually from people, or you’re thinking too many negative thoughts. You are pulling an energy that is not suitable for the human form.
  • Metaphysics is the study of how to shift the self. How to get outside the self-reflection and to just gaze with awe and wonder at the countless universes, the countless celestial radiances of mind, of life, of enlightenment,  nirvana, or God, whatever you want to call it.
  • The members of the Atlantean Mystery School were the earliest human explorers of the frontiers of inner space. Through their meditative journeys and explorations, they discovered many secret astral passageways that led to an infinite variety of other worlds and dimensions.
  • If you’re interested in matching your mind with the most intelligent kind of beast I have ever encountered, get yourself a Scotty dog. He’ll get bored very fast, and it will require all of your personal power and intelligence to keep up with him. You might find a good friend.
  • Who is that is dreaming all of this? Ecstasy, pure ecstasy, joy beyond understanding, bliss beyond the dry dullness of the mind’s philosophical ranging, light beyond any light in this world – The substance and the essence of all existence is this light, the transcendental light.
  • What matters is that they are curious about life, energy, truth, and themselves and that they haven’t sold out to the establishment powers that tell us what to think, what to wear, how to behave, what to believe in and what goes beyond the line of rational and irrational thought.
  • If you go too far, it’ll blow your mind. I mean it’s strong out there.  If you go out too far beyond the bounds of attention, there are things in the universe, in the universes of mind, in the inner worlds, it’s best sometimes not to deal with unless you’re very, very far along.
  • For men, it’s absolutely essential to stop believing that they’re superior to women because that very belief engenders ego, which sets them off-balance. Therefore, they don’t realize that they’re being manipulated by the second attention of woman because their ego won’t permit them.
  • One day I was meditating on a cliff overlooking the ocean in Southern California and I was absorbed in a state of high meditation. As I came out of the meditation and became aware of the sense world the world around me I knew that I had a new name. And the name, of course, was Rama.
  • While I had many friends as a child I aslo kept a great deal to myself. I noticed that adults were drawn to me. They would talk to me for hours at my parents’ parties. Strange to find yourself at seven, dressed in pagamas with feet, listening to adults tell you their deepest secrets.
  • Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Sean Connery and Robert Redford, Mel Gibson – at least in the Road Warrior films – and Harrison Ford are among my favorite actors. Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Deborah Winger, Jessica Lange, and of course, Shirley MacLaine, are among the women.
  • Truth occurs in unusual places. Sometimes it’s in the frozen food section of the supermarket, sometimes it appears while you are waiting for your car to be fixed, sometimes you see it while in bed with someone you love, sometimes you find it while you’re meditating on a lone mountain.
  • The people to become enlightened in Atlantis lit the “flame of enlightenment” on earth for the first time. The members of the various mystery schools have kept the flame alive by passing on the secret techniques for attaining enlightenment from the time of Atlantis to our present day.
  • I meditated on my own for some time, read spiritual books, became a vegetarian and had incredible experiences every day, every meditation, where I was just thrown into the infinite – never realizing that other people didn’t necessarily have those experiences in meditation that quickly.
  • Unfortunately, half the boats were lost in a great storm at sea, and many members of the six boats that did make it to their destinations safely, were later killed by the very native people to whom they sought to transmit their knowledge of the Atlantean sciences, arts and metaphysics.
  • When you go into the other worlds, when you go into the luminous dimensions, it’s very different than here. You really have to have your act wired. You have to be very strong. Your mind has to be in the right shape. Otherwise, when you get out there, what you will see will drive you mad.
  • What matters is that you meditate, you’re seeking enlightenment, you’re on the pathway to enlightenment, and you’re having fun. Don’t look for reassurance in the eyes of others. Look for reassurance in your own eyes. Only you know if Buddhist practice is improving the quality of your life.
  • It’s very important where you live. Because where you live, the energies make it easier or more difficult to dream. In certain places dreams are very manifest and very strong. So you should always pick a place to live that’s good to dream in. One of the best places to dream is by the ocean.
  • In one particular chapter in Ulysses, James Joyce imitates every major writing style that’s been used by English and American writers over the last 700 years – starting with Beowulf and Chaucer and working his way up through  the Renaissance, the Victorian era and on into the 20th century.
  • Atlantis was a highly evolved civilization where the sciences and arts were far more advanced than one might guess. Atlantis was technologically advanced in genetic engineering, computer science, inter-dimensional physics, and artistically developed with electronic music and crystal art forms.
  • I believe it should be the legal right of any woman who wants to have an abortion to have one. From the spiritual point of view, I don’t see a problem with abortion in that the soul doesn’t usually take incarnation until the last month before birth, sometimes not even until the moment of birth.
  • I like extreme athletics, extreme meditation and extremely beautiful women. Perhaps I’m an extreme person, or it’s simply my Karma. But I must tell you, as if you hadn’t read about me in a newspaper or seen me on a magazine format television show, there are extreme risks involved with all three.
  • You see, I’m a believer in the rhapsodic. I like things that are happy. For no particular reason, I just like them. Most people don’t seem to be like that in this particular place, in this world. You can tell by what they focus on. Read a newspaper, watch a TV show, go to a movie, look at a life.
  • Even to the sage who’s doing Sahaja Samadhi, the great guru, I’d say: “Hey buddy, you know, I like the robes and everything, but remember, you’re only touching infinity. And if you claim to be doing more, I think you’re pretty much in the senses and the body and the mind because infinity is endless.”
  • The balance and patience factors are much more critical in surfing than they are in snowboarding … if you’re out surfing serious waves and you wipe out, you don’t land on soft snow. It’s usually either very sharp coral, or you get raked across the beach gravel and sand while you’re tumbling underwater.
  • Why do you suppose that in the last 100 years technology has evolved a thousand times further than it has in the last 3,000 years? It’s the level of souls that are incarnating. The older Atlantean souls are coming back. They have a natural affinity for communication, electronics, medicine, law and media.
  • You see a very advanced master who’s got a girlfriend, who listens to rock and roll, who thinks about things that are very earthly. The advanced course has to with coming back to everything that you had to reject in the beginning and seeing it as a far greater infiniteness than everything that you’ve attained.
  • Spiritual Balance is the obvious answer to the obsession that sometimes accompanies religious practice, occult practice, philosophical understandings – the assertion that one is right – that something that you’re doing is better  than something somebody else is doing, the way you’re doing it is better than the way someone else is doing it.
  • Those whose primary concern is to destroy others are at the lowest level of development. Those who are only interested in their own satisfaction are farther along. Those who both do things for their own satisfaction and the satisfaction of others are even father along. Then there are saints who just constantly live for the welfare of others.
  • There are spirits in Hawaii. They’re very protective and very good and they watch over these islands. I must confess, they’re not entirely happy with what they see, with the way the civilization is moving. But they’re patient. They’ve been here for a long time, and they’ll be here long after the human beings have ceased to inhabit the islands.