January 2022 – Views of Paradise, California

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).

Living Supreme Brahman – Manifesting the Six Divine Gunas

“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”

Why Brahman as the Eighth State of Consciousness Was Not Presented Publicly Until Now

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”

Juice!

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!”

First Skies of the New Year – 2022 – Above Paradise, California

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”