Spiritual philosophy

The Pathless Path (Tantrasaara Chapter 2)

The Pathless Path (Tantrasaara Chapter 2)

Chapter Two of Abhinavagupta’s Tantrasaara teaches the (rare) possibility of spontaneous realization of the Truth without the need for any spiritual practice or method. This chapter contains one of Abhinava’s most powerful and direct pointing-out instructions! He puts the realization of ultimate Truth into the first person for you to savor.

The nature of awareness (Tantraloka 1 cont'd)

The nature of awareness (Tantraloka 1 cont'd)

In this section of the text, Abhinava discusses the nature of Awareness as the ground of all being. He breaks down sentience & insentience, gradations of awareness, individuated awareness vs. overarching Awareness, what full realization entails, and refutes objective materialism, all in the course of just five Sanskrit verses!

Near Enemy #1: Everything Happens for a Reason

Near Enemy #1: Everything Happens for a Reason

Kicking off the Near Enemies to the Truth series, this post explains why 'everything happens for a reason' is a near enemy, what the deeper teaching behind it is, and why it matters.  
Bonus: explanation of the role of facts, truth, and inquiry in the spiritual life.