Please enjoy these 11 photographs. The name Paradise comes from the sanskrit, para desa, meaning ‘transcendental place’. First, a winter’s sunrise. Then several pictures of a flock of turkeys wandering through the neighborhood, followed by a few views of Nance Pond, and concluding with a plaster cast of Gail’s hands in prayer (c. 1992).
“Be without the three gunas” This is the expression uttered by Lord Krishna, and captured in the Bhagavad Gita, to bring His devotee Arjuna first to the partial Absolute value of life, by partially transcending the three ordinary gunas of manifestation, the motive forces of relative creation, tamas (inertia), rajas (motion), and sattva (purity). TheContinue reading “Living Supreme Brahman – Manifesting the Six Divine Gunas”
The weather is dry and moderate, and I have stuff to do outside – remember that cabana that blew down about a month ago in a 70 mph wind? …still there… and now is a great time for extending the steps down the side of the canyon – with the soil damp it is muchContinue reading “Enjoying a Recess”
Looking at my recently published map of human consciousness, many practitioners of Transcendental Meditation (TM), including those in the TM Organization, may be surprised to see that what they thought of as integrated full enlightenment, Unity Consciousness (UC), is only about two thirds of the way up the ascending tree of human consciousness. Living Brahman,Continue reading “Why Brahman as the Eighth State of Consciousness Was Not Presented Publicly Until Now”
From moonlight to sunrise, to sunlight, and to sunset, here are 11 photos taken over the last day. Please enjoy!
As the sun rose this morning, I took the UAV out to get some pictures at first light. The flight was brief due to high wind warnings, though quite a beautiful time of day. Please enjoy these five photos:
A lovely early morning today, so I captured views looking both East and West. Please enjoy these five pictures of the dawn:
I noticed our blood orange tree was dropping oranges yesterday, which doesn’t happen unless they are ripe, so time for harvest today! Couldn’t tell by appearance this year, as there was so much rain just as the fruit was coming in. The blood oranges need a lot of sun during their final two months onContinue reading “Juice!”
I took the UAV up on the morning of January 3rd, above Paradise. It was a clear Winter’s day, with views of the Cascades, Butte Creek Canyon, Chico and Paradise. Please enjoy these four vistas:
Happy New Year, All! Close to the stroke of midnight here in California, after ringing in the New Year, I went out with my camera and took some first pictures of the New Year’s sky. The creative shot (photo #4) was a result of having the shutter set for 30 seconds, and pressing it byContinue reading “First Skies of the New Year – 2022 – Above Paradise, California”