Revered nineteenth-century Hindu mystic Paramahansa Ramakrishna spoke often about meditation, God, and the Divine Mother.
By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness This is a part of The Teachers Speak, a series of articles on the Culture of Awareness. Continued from part 1 (Read full post here). According to John Ruusbroec, we strengthen the barrier between us and our creator when we try to intellectually examine life. “At the very moment … Continue reading Freedom from Duality – Part 2/2
By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness This is a part of The Teachers Speak, a series of articles on the Culture of Awareness. Read full post here. According to various spiritual teachers, the material world begins with duality. Higher stages of spiritual growth reveal to us that everything is one; we’re all on this journey … Continue reading Freedom from Duality – Part 1/2
By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness Concluded from Part 2. Ramakrishna tells us that the guru “is all in all. There is no one higher than the Guru.” (1) While the Most High sometimes uses a teacher to get through to us in the external world, we’re also guided from within. “God is the Inner … Continue reading The Teachers Speak: The Role of the Guru – Part 3/3
By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness Continued from Part 1. It’s easier to follow a living man or woman than a scripture, Paramahansa Yogananda tells us, which is why gurus are often preferred over spiritual writings. “It is more easy to follow a living, breathing, talking man (who lives truth) than a mute scripture. “If … Continue reading The Teachers Speak: The Role of the Guru – Part 2/3
By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness A ‘guru’ is a spiritual teacher who’s life mission is to show the way to enlightenment. The guru is generally seen as an enlightened figure, but some teachers are imperfect and honest about their imperfection. They teach that being comfortable with imperfection is an important step to enlightenment, and … Continue reading The Teachers Speak: The Role of the Guru – Part 1/3
Sri Ramakrishna By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness In my opinion, the vast majority of problems people face on a daily basis stem from the fact that they aren’t connected with their creator. Some of you free thinkers out there might not want to hear about God or why connecting with Him/Her is important, but … Continue reading Sri Ramakrishna on Being God’s Instrument
Credit: Yogabrains.com By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness I’ve said before that I think every form of desire is a shrouded desire to connect with our creator, who we came from and will eventually return to. When we read spiritual texts that talk about praising ‘God’ or wanting to know him/her in a deeper way, … Continue reading We Long to Know Our Creator