A Star Trail Video with Meteors

Here is a star trail video (10 s.) from last night, showing a total of eight meteors (the video title is incorrect). Several are just single points of light, or quite faint, though the most dramatic one, a red streak through the center can’t be missed. I ran the video through an editor and auto-leveledContinue reading “A Star Trail Video with Meteors”

Living Cosmic Life – Observing the Full Cycle of Karmic Completion

We have all long heard about the law of karma: “What goes around, comes around”, or “As you sow, so shall you reap” – By all of us being subject to the same [Cosmic] laws, life remains in balance. This is taught as a tenet of faith in all religions and is also a keyContinue reading “Living Cosmic Life – Observing the Full Cycle of Karmic Completion”

Supporting Cosmic Law – Living the Courage of Our Convictions

I recently revived my relationship with a long-time acquaintance via email, and was surprised by the rudeness of the reply. I had received similar responses at times over the years, and this just baffled me. I responded, and received more of the same. Then I did some digging to past correspondence and found a politicalContinue reading “Supporting Cosmic Law – Living the Courage of Our Convictions”

Winged Victory Global Update for August 9th, 2020

Thank you, All, for the growing and continued global interest in Winged Victory, a blog about living full enlightenment, Brahman, Totality as a householder. It is very much appreciated! All continents (except Antarctica) are now represented, with two new additions (in italics), bringing the total countries and territories to 39: Africa – South Africa AsiaContinue reading “Winged Victory Global Update for August 9th, 2020”

Three Perseid Meteors

The Persied meteor shower is occurring now in the NNE sky until the end of August. This is how I hunt for meteors: At roughly 2300 on a clear night, I set my camera on its tripod at a best guess angle and direction, and initiate the Nikon P900 “Night sky” program. Then I simplyContinue reading “Three Perseid Meteors”

One Layer Down: The Cosmic Law of Non-Attachment

I was looking at this lovely vase of roses before I moved them to the window for a photo, and observed that the red of the rose is not absorbed by the rose petals, and therefore the red is reflected back to me as the color of the petal. We see and identify as ourContinue reading “One Layer Down: The Cosmic Law of Non-Attachment”

Attuning to Brahman: Riding the Cosmic Slingshot

As our mental and physical perception reaches Cosmic proportions, our consequent push and pull through the three worlds, the Cosmos, then brings about the establishment of Totality, living Brahman. This process is what I have come to call riding the Cosmic slingshot. 🙂 The way we attune ourselves to Brahman, Totality is a two stepContinue reading “Attuning to Brahman: Riding the Cosmic Slingshot”

My First UAV Night Flight

Last night the moon was nearly full, and forming a triangle with Saturn on its left, and Jupiter on the right. So I decided to take the Mavic Pro 2 up to 390 feet (just below my maximum ceiling), hover, and take some pictures. Here are three photos, moving from southwest to southeast. The photosContinue reading “My First UAV Night Flight”

Living Brahman – Brahman Leads and Completes All Religions

A good friend invited me to watch the live Amma meeting, which began at 0430 here, Saturday, occurring at 1600 on Sunday in India. Thank you. My first impression was how similar the whole thing was to my attendance at the Episcopalian church of my youth, both in Bethesda, Maryland (a suburb of Washington, DC),Continue reading “Living Brahman – Brahman Leads and Completes All Religions”

Last Pictures of Comet NEOWISE and One Each of Saturn and Jupiter

Here are my four final pictures of the Comet NEOWISE taken July 18th, before it left us for awhile, due back in 6,800 years (all 60s. time exposures using the Panasonic LUMIX). Last night I was also able to take my clearest photo of Saturn yet. I had the Nikon set manually (f/8 and ISOContinue reading “Last Pictures of Comet NEOWISE and One Each of Saturn and Jupiter”

Living Brahman – Global Resolution Beyond Faith

Many of us are pummeled these days by the fear, uncertainty, and doubt of our global mindset. Leadership is absent amid a sea of conflicting voices, and each news story trumpets a further immersion into chaos. From a legitimate Cosmic perspective this seems quite strange. Sure, there is a time now when we are learningContinue reading “Living Brahman – Global Resolution Beyond Faith”

UAV (Drone) Flying Nance Canyon

Here is my first video (3:43) flying in Nance Canyon with the Mavic Pro 2 drone (shown below), with Gail as spotter using binoculars. After about 400 feet out, even against a clear sky, the drone is impossible to see unaided. The video is 4K quality and too big to upload directly, so I haveContinue reading “UAV (Drone) Flying Nance Canyon”

Living Brahman – Walking the Talk

Cosmic life, living Brahman, has two components; full Cosmic perception and ability, and full earthly life and ability. The two are inseparable, and when living Brahman, both are lived to completion. Unlike times past, when spiritual knowledge was the exclusive province of the monks and recluses, hidden to maintain its purity, nowadays spiritual knowledge isContinue reading “Living Brahman – Walking the Talk”

Photos: A Deer Looking in the Window, Coyotes on the Game Cam, and Starlink Satellites Crowding the Sky

Here are six recent photos from Paradise – A buck looking in our window yesterday, coyotes from the game-cam at Nance Pond, and a composite shot from last night showing several Starlink (Space-X) satellites in orbit. It is always magic to see the larger animals around here, and celestial objects. About seventy years ago, theContinue reading “Photos: A Deer Looking in the Window, Coyotes on the Game Cam, and Starlink Satellites Crowding the Sky”

Living Brahman – Why the Ego Sees Brahman as Death

The ego, our sense of self sees Brahman as death, because it is in a way. A dissolution of the sense of self into Totality. Of course the ego, anybody’s ego, is necessary as a manager to prioritize what to do next, informed by our state of consciousness. However, guided in time by spiritual evolution,Continue reading “Living Brahman – Why the Ego Sees Brahman as Death”

Living Brahman; Coming Full Circle

A long time after we begin to grow curious about ourselves, we are sub-atomic particles, perhaps electrons, maturing to then inhabit an entire atom, further on, to a molecule of… water, a warm excitation rising to form with unimaginable numbers, a great cloud above the earth, and then we fall, for thousands of feet asContinue reading “Living Brahman; Coming Full Circle”

Living Brahman – Defeating Ignorance, and Cherishing Our Cosmic Potential

To defeat ignorance we just see right through it. By definition, ignorance hides in darkness, the somethings we do not yet know about ourselves – we are not yet a complete Reality. So we watch our consciousness move and notice what has changed, in service to know more about ourselves, how to better serve ourContinue reading “Living Brahman – Defeating Ignorance, and Cherishing Our Cosmic Potential”

Living Brahman – Surrender and Expansion Changing Places

Living Brahman, living Cosmic life, is beyond the progression of ‘higher’ states of consciousness. Totality is lived beyond the expansion of spiritual, universal light glimpsed first within, beyond the infusion of light into vigorous activity, including the ultimate refinement of the senses, and the awakening of the deepest values of the heart. Expansion marks theContinue reading “Living Brahman – Surrender and Expansion Changing Places”

Two Photos of Saturn and a Later Rising of Jupiter

I was pleased to be able to take the Saturn photographs, 830 million miles away, as it is tricky to get the right light and focus, even with a tripod (Nikon P900 – ISO 400, 1/60 s., F 6.3, manual focus). My Jupiter and four moons rising video is 2:26 tonight, as I caught JupiterContinue reading “Two Photos of Saturn and a Later Rising of Jupiter”

Living Brahman – Mastering Time and Space

Unlike the depictions in comic books and movies, mastery of time and space doesn’t require a cape, or even a dhoti. 🙂 Even as we transcend our individual universal natures, our Selves, Totality remains itself and Brahman or full enlightenment, lives on the event horizon of Totality. Once we identify with Totality, Cosmic life, andContinue reading “Living Brahman – Mastering Time and Space”

Living Brahman; Balancing Totality

Brahman sustains balance automatically, by bringing the elements of Grace, focus, compassion, flexibility, strength, patience, wisdom, humility, and stamina to every thought and action. However, living Brahman we don’t become automatons, and are ever works in progress. Through every thought and action we take, our awareness and capability of Totality grows ever larger and deeper,Continue reading “Living Brahman; Balancing Totality”

Living Brahman – Fighting for Our Lives

I learned two days ago that a dear close friend passed away of a broken heart. During the day, I heard about two others who had gone earlier in the year, same cause. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and anemia were the medical reasons, though knowing them each so well and their circumstances, each would haveContinue reading “Living Brahman – Fighting for Our Lives”

Living Brahman, Always Bringing Completion

There are many elements that distinguish Brahman, Full Enlightenment, in life. For example living the abiding paradoxes is one; enabling and containing the immensity of Cosmic life, all time and all space. Transcending the Self, the atman, is also a critical watermark of such a life. The practical benefit of this awareness and ability ofContinue reading “Living Brahman, Always Bringing Completion”

Independence Day – Drone Flights

I have recently taken an interest in drone photography and video. These are stills from a flight this evening out to Butte Canyon, and over Nance Pond in back. The equipment is a DJI Mavic Mini, flying close to 400 feet max altitude from a take-off point 1,300 feet above sea level. Speed is aboutContinue reading “Independence Day – Drone Flights”

Brahman and Interdependence

I walked down to the pond yesterday to complete a task I started a few days earlier, picking up bits of broken glass from a bottle broken on the rocks at least several years ago. The glass is quite thick, so not recent. While doing so, I found another broken bottle a few yards awayContinue reading “Brahman and Interdependence”

Living Brahman – Facing All Problems With a Tsunami of Light

The process of full integration with ourselves, inside and out, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, occurs quickly and inevitably living Brahman, Wholeness, Completion. Courage, creativity, compassion and knowledge reach their peak when living Brahman, so even the deepest embedded fears and traumas are isolated in the ecosystem of full enlightenment and healed quickly. This increasesContinue reading “Living Brahman – Facing All Problems With a Tsunami of Light”

Living Brahman – Enabling Cosmic Engineering

To state a defining characteristic of Brahman, it is an abiding paradox. This seems obvious, as Brahman is manifest Totality, and as such dynamically converts all duality into completion, apparent conflict into resolution. This is the paradoxical nature of Brahman. In terms of global dynamics, Brahman enjoins all the power of the Divine to accomplishContinue reading “Living Brahman – Enabling Cosmic Engineering”

Living Brahman, Living Unlimited Shakti

Shakti, or life force, is simply the power of the Cosmos, manifesting. The subjective feeling is one of power and Bliss, both sustenance and completion together. Shakti is the force enlivened by sattva, or purity. As our life moves from earthly life to Cosmic life, Shakti becomes stronger, until the vessel is pure and emanatesContinue reading “Living Brahman, Living Unlimited Shakti”

Living Brahman, Stretch Goals and Miracles – My Gratitude to Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma)

Living Brahman we live in the three worlds [Heaven, Earth, and Hell], as a practical matter. As fun and blissful as it is, Totality is available so that we can accomplish our tasks, ever transforming Earth life into Cosmic life for all. Devotion to Brahman is a prerequisite for this work. Otherwise our immaturity willContinue reading “Living Brahman, Stretch Goals and Miracles – My Gratitude to Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma)”

A Heartfelt Thank You to All the Saints Today

Today I want to express my thanks and gratitude for all the Saints, known and unknown. Those whom I have come to know and those yet to meet. Their purity and influence are not to be underestimated, as they safeguard the very soul of our planet. It isn’t an agreement or conspiracy, simply what needsContinue reading “A Heartfelt Thank You to All the Saints Today”

Living Brahman and Removing Obstacles

Removing obstacles to what? The obstacles to Totality, the fullness of life. These become painfully obvious, like a dam on a river during constant rain – the pressure for release from confinement becomes clearly apparent; Totality always gets its way. Just as any living thing grows from its source, outwards, so it is too withContinue reading “Living Brahman and Removing Obstacles”

Our Emotional Climate Change – When Inequality Becomes Unacceptable

A caterpillar emerges from its cocoon, a green walnut ripens to brown and cracks open, ice melts into nourishment, a global Spring emboldened begins to blossom. Life rises and our global family along with it. This transition is nothing unfamiliar, though we are not used to thinking of ourselves in natural terms, in our CosmicContinue reading “Our Emotional Climate Change – When Inequality Becomes Unacceptable”

Living Brahman As a Householder – My Personal View

As I consider the vanquishing of the six internal enemies (the aantarika shhaDarivarga, as defined and outlined by Sri Brahmananda Saraswati) living as a householder in the modern world, I notice that living Totality, any concession to the internal enemies is immediately felt. Cosmic life returns its bounty or punishment quickly and efficiently regarding personalContinue reading “Living Brahman As a Householder – My Personal View”

Living Brahman As a Householder

Even spiritually focused for all of our adult lives, very few of us live completely away from the modern world as recluses, seeking the truth and Reality of life in that way. Blessedly the same gifts, techniques, and knowledge have recently become available to the householders of the world, the same path of discrimination andContinue reading “Living Brahman As a Householder”

Developing the Personality of Brahman

What is it like to live Brahman, Totality? What comes first and foremost is the purification of the vessel, ourselves. This is accomplished through the dynamic and transcendent values of the four elements: Through earth to purify desire, air to resolve all karma, fire to burn the awareness clean, and water to flow with acceptance.Continue reading “Developing the Personality of Brahman”

Living Brahman, Scouting the Spiritual Revolution

Living Brahman is living transcendence, Cosmic Dharma, nothing that can be held back on Earth. Just the contrary, as more of Totality reveals itself to us through our quiet observation, acceptance and humility, we can see a little further up ahead. The inevitable sequences of time, space, and the dynamic and unifying dimension of love,Continue reading “Living Brahman, Scouting the Spiritual Revolution”

Rainer Maria Rilke Quotations

Inside during a brief rain today, I found myself wandering through an extensive list of quotes of Rainer Maria Rilke, a poet who captures so many of our states of consciousness. I selected a page of favorites. Please enjoy: “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” “EverythingContinue reading “Rainer Maria Rilke Quotations”

The Three Components of Reality – Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas – and Our Current Global Picture

All of Reality, all of consciousness, is composed of three elements or gunas; sattva or purity, rajas or activity, and tamas or inertia. All three are necessary to construct, observe, and interact with our world; sattva for direction, rajas for action, and tamas for persistence. Each can pair with another, though the combinations of tamas/sattvaContinue reading “The Three Components of Reality – Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas – and Our Current Global Picture”

Dharma – The Constant Companion of Totality, Full Enlightenment, Brahman

There is no participation in conflict living full enlightenment, living Brahman. Everything of life is accepted, because it makes sense. Cosmic life is simple, and not so foreign as we may think, as all of our laws, natural and human, derive from it. Dharma, or balance, then comes into play with every thought, every consideration,Continue reading “Dharma – The Constant Companion of Totality, Full Enlightenment, Brahman”

Living Brahman, Renewing Life on Earth

The purpose of living Brahman is to renew life, all of life, so that it is clean and bright and in perfect working order. Renewing the Cosmic template personally through globally. This renewal occurs regardless of what may be going on here on Earth. Doesn’t really matter, as Brahman, Totality is perfectly adaptable, open, andContinue reading “Living Brahman, Renewing Life on Earth”

Living Brahman – Freedom for All of Creation, and Freedom from All of Creation

‘Freedom from All’, or non-attachment, is a word heard often with regards to spiritual freedom. The unencumbered nature that seeps into our lives as a result of reliably transcending towards our core identity inside and out – Totality, Brahman, allowing our hearts and minds to breathe the world anew. During these times of heightened yetContinue reading “Living Brahman – Freedom for All of Creation, and Freedom from All of Creation”

The Milky Way, Meteors, and Jupiter

Just as here on Earth, the Heavens have been quite lively lately. Here are four photos from last night; a video-still of a meteor streaking in, and three exposures of the Milky Way. Every time I step outside during these clear nights, I see several meteor trails. The video-still image is one exposure of aContinue reading “The Milky Way, Meteors, and Jupiter”

A Trip to the Feather River Canyon

Two days ago I took a road-trip to the nearby Feather River Canyon. I traveled through it as a child by train, from Reno, Nevada, to Sacramento. It is also where the Camp Fire began in late 2018, hence the numerous burned trees in the area. Here are my favorite seven pictures of the recentContinue reading “A Trip to the Feather River Canyon”

Global Enlightenment: Comfortably Bathing in Cosmic Life

One of my favorite experiences is a visit to a mineral hot springs, or barring that a dip in a Jacuzzi tub, jets full on. So relaxing, and always accompanied by some purification – the warm water soothing my skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and internal organs – opening meridians or energy channels in the body,Continue reading “Global Enlightenment: Comfortably Bathing in Cosmic Life”

Stamina and Intention: Creating a Symbiotic Environment for Living Brahman

This one takes some doing. 🙂 Because Brahman, Totality, consists of Totality inside and out, a suitable place for living Brahman is an agreement between us, whatever our personality looks like, and our environment. Living Brahman, the relationship of us to our environment is instantaneously symbiotic, effects are seen much faster than the sluggish speedContinue reading “Stamina and Intention: Creating a Symbiotic Environment for Living Brahman”

A New Resident, the Golden Eagle

After the Camp Fire in November 2018 our landscape changed, with fewer live tall trees and a shift in the bird population, adding several species I hadn’t seen here before. Our most prized new arrival is a golden eagle, seen hunting in the canyon and also perched in the burned pine tree in our lowerContinue reading “A New Resident, the Golden Eagle”

Winged Victory Global Update for May 14th, 2020

Thank you everyone for the growing and continued global interest in Winged Victory, a blog about living full enlightenment, Brahman, Totality. It is very much appreciated! All continents (except Antarctica) are now represented, with four new additions (in italics), bringing the total countries and territories to 37: Africa – South Africa. Asia – China, HongContinue reading “Winged Victory Global Update for May 14th, 2020”

Living Deathlessly, Living Brahman

Even living Cosmic life, the life that sustains and orders the galaxies, the far shorter span of our human life must also be considered. Sort of an understatement really, as this is our current vehicle for evolution, essential for anything we must learn and accomplish. What does it mean to live deathlessly? It means livingContinue reading “Living Deathlessly, Living Brahman”

Free Will and God, the Abiding Paradox of Brahman

Everyone goes through the same process, first learning the difference between life supporting action and it’s opposite. Then, making a choice of which to favor. Life supporting thoughts and action lead steadily to a closer relationship with Divinity, with God. But this is not a matter of blind obedience or heedless faith. Surrendering to MotherContinue reading “Free Will and God, the Abiding Paradox of Brahman”

Who Is ‘fleetwoodmacncheese77’?

After writing under a pseudonym taken from a defunct forum I started several years ago, I have decided to start using my birth name, James Leland Flanegin, on this blog. I go by Jim. I am named after my great-grandfather, James Jr. (1824-1912), a Civil War soldier, and his son (my grandfather), Leland (1870-1959), anContinue reading “Who Is ‘fleetwoodmacncheese77’?”

Butte Canyon and the Sutter Buttes Today

I haven’t really been off the property in weeks, so I really wanted to go into the “big city” down the hill (Chico, population 100,000) and get a take-out breakfast. It is a ten mile drive, and along the way is an overlook for Butte Canyon. Not in any hurry today, I stopped and tookContinue reading “Butte Canyon and the Sutter Buttes Today”

Two Different Perspectives: Divinity and Humanity

Divinity is a place composed of light, where the universal guidance counselors and architects of our world reside. A place of enlightened thought, feeling, and manifestation. A residence of dynamic perfection, ever guided by Cosmic Dharma. These are souls grounded in service to Mother Divine, the source of the source as She is known. AllContinue reading “Two Different Perspectives: Divinity and Humanity”

Karmic Resolution; Fighting a War Without an Enemy

I have always appreciated my Transcendental Meditation* or TM practice, for its suitability for an active life. *not a sales pitch, just my long-term personal preference and experience – Thanks 🙂 Twenty minutes twice a day; something sustainable for a lifetime. Of course any organization offering a product or service wants the consumer to purchaseContinue reading “Karmic Resolution; Fighting a War Without an Enemy”

Serving the Highest First, Living Brahman

Living Brahman the compass always points East towards the rising sun, Surya. Sri Brahmananda Saraswati remains always available, always established in the foundation of primordial cosmic Silence. The Divine Host serves every desire. The heart rests in purity – the tender pink and promising glow of the coming dawn, and the crown ever shines cleanContinue reading “Serving the Highest First, Living Brahman”

Living the Future, Living Brahman

Living Brahman we are organized to live timelessly, less wear and tear. Healthy mental and physical habits, fewer desires, not out of restraint but from balance, and a harmless karma that even translates to one’s physical possessions, weird as that seems… Life is mostly gentle, even, and long lasting. The most powerful driver for thisContinue reading “Living the Future, Living Brahman”

Manifesting Our Fears – “Invaders From Outer Space”

Fear is our response to an influence or influences in which we have neither trust, control, or confidence. This fear shows up in our collective artistic expression and social entertainment as a series of tests, both for ourselves individually, and for the planet as a whole. So many of our TV shows and movies areContinue reading “Manifesting Our Fears – “Invaders From Outer Space””

Man on the ‘Mune: Earning My Sidhis in Rural Missouri, 1979-80

…I applied for the job and was hired. I was 25 years old. The deal was to work and live on-site for a year, building a facility for in-residence courses, and farming strawberries to bring in additional income. The official name was ‘The Kansas City Capitals Project’, or KCCP. In exchange, after six months ofContinue reading “Man on the ‘Mune: Earning My Sidhis in Rural Missouri, 1979-80”

Business As Usual While Living Brahman

World events, or even local events, do not set the narrative or agenda for our lives while living Brahman. At the same time, choosing engagement in any aspect of life is total and complete, played out according to Cosmic life, Infinite life. There are no aspects of human life which can eclipse Totality or Brahman.Continue reading “Business As Usual While Living Brahman”

Surinamese Memoir: Visiting Kourou, Cayenne, and Devil’s Island

I enjoyed Paramaribo (the capital of Surinam), a very laid-back place, during my visit around the time Richard Nixon resigned his presidency, in August of 1974. I had recently turned 20. Dad was serving there as US Consul-General, prior to, and during the transition of Surinam, a former Dutch colony, to it’s full independence. DadContinue reading “Surinamese Memoir: Visiting Kourou, Cayenne, and Devil’s Island”

Living Brahman Brings Global Balance

The hallmark of Unity Consciousness, the highest attainment and development of the Self, is to perceive the world as one’s Self. Universality, Oneness, Unity. We see the universal nature of ourselves reflected in our Reality. However, much as a planet introduces a gravitational bend into open space, so does a subtle distortion occur in UnityContinue reading “Living Brahman Brings Global Balance”

Brahman and Living in Accord with Cosmic Law

Living in accord with Cosmic Law means always choosing good, the least harmful option in every case. As the Cosmos is vast, this cannot be accomplished intellectually, aside from the simple choices we make to avoid the most egregious criminal activity. Most of us are not making consciously bad choices in life, and still theContinue reading “Brahman and Living in Accord with Cosmic Law”

The Mandala of Brahman; Living Past, Present, and Future Success

Living Brahman can be seen and experienced as an ever expanding mandala of Totality. It can then be viewed in two different ways: Initially, the mandala of Totality viewed head-on represents now, the present, and all the richness available to us, emanating from a single source, Mother Divine. This is the creation of space. Next,Continue reading “The Mandala of Brahman; Living Past, Present, and Future Success”

The Path to Brahman: Internship for Cosmic Life

Brahman is all about action. Action in liberation, innocence, and freedom. Just as doctors must go through a rigorous internship, on-site, with little sleep, working on the front lines of peoples’ lives, so do those who live Brahman also go through an internship. A doctor does this to ingrain their medical skills and knowledge, soContinue reading “The Path to Brahman: Internship for Cosmic Life”

Philippine Memoir: Exploring Luzon

”…The climate in Manila was actually hotter than Indonesia, and quite a bit more humid. Just as the sun cracked the horizon, you could feel the strong heat on your skin. As in Indonesia, there were just two seasons, the (hot) dry season, and the (not quite as hot) rainy season, or monsoon. We wouldContinue reading “Philippine Memoir: Exploring Luzon”

Brahman and Building a Reservoir of Silence Within

The culturing and establishment of cosmic Silence, our universal potential accessible within, is a relatively new idea, particularly in the West. With the individualistic paradigm always underpinning our social context, it can be difficult to simply surrender to the growth of consciousness, awareness within, as has been done for generations in India, for example. ThisContinue reading “Brahman and Building a Reservoir of Silence Within”

Indonesian Memoir: Monkeys, Bali, and the Cold War

“…During that trip to Borobudur, we were driving along a forest road again in central Java, and began seeing monkeys swinging in the trees on both sides of the car. We stopped and put bananas on the roof of the car, and rolled up the windows. Soon the monkeys were swarming the car, eating theContinue reading “Indonesian Memoir: Monkeys, Bali, and the Cold War”

Brahman and Surrender

Brahman is surrender, and Brahman is also abiding paradox. Brahman surrenders Totality and all aspects of Totality. However this is not the simple release of relative life we feel when we wake up to our universal and infinite nature. We retain our responsibility for completion, even as we surrender ourselves in Brahman. Life is oursContinue reading “Brahman and Surrender”

The Cottage Near Bogor, Indonesia

From 1959 to 1964, I lived with my family in Djakarta (Jakarta), Indonesia, in a white house with a red tile roof, and a flame tree in the front yard. I was there from the time I was five, until we were evacuated back to the US during a serious rebellion, at the age ofContinue reading “The Cottage Near Bogor, Indonesia”

Life in Djakarta, Indonesia, 1959 to 1964 (an excerpt)

In 1959 when I was five years old, we moved from Spain to Djakarta (now Jakarta), Indonesia, as a continuation of my father’s career as a Foreign Service Officer in the US Diplomatic Corps, US Department of State. The picture accompanying this post is a painting of a puja ceremony held on Bali. This paintingContinue reading “Life in Djakarta, Indonesia, 1959 to 1964 (an excerpt)”

Quotes from Sri Brahmananda Saraswati, Guru Dev

I woke up this morning thinking about Sri Brahmananda Saraswati, Guru Dev, and my long association with Him. Going on-line I found some of His quotes (below) which really ‘speak’ to me. The whole experience is a treasured one, to learn about Reality from someone so wise, compassionate and powerful. One thing I had toContinue reading “Quotes from Sri Brahmananda Saraswati, Guru Dev”

Winged Victory Global Update for April 4th, 2020

Thank you for the growing and continued global interest in Winged Victory, a blog about living full enlightenment, Brahman, Totality. It is very much appreciated! All continents (except Antarctica) are now represented, with six additions (in italics), bringing the total countries to 33: Africa – South Africa. Asia – Hong Kong SAR – China, India,Continue reading “Winged Victory Global Update for April 4th, 2020”

Nance Canyon Near Paradise, California

I was up early today and decided to take a walk down the hill behind the house. The pond is there, but I went south instead, following Nance Canyon. A lot of area yet to explore. After returning I went over to the pond and was happy to see the Canada goose that has takenContinue reading “Nance Canyon Near Paradise, California”

Brahman and Immortality

Immortality is not the desire to live forever, fulfilled. It is deeper than that, transcending any desire. Simply put, the ability to live an unlimited life is a profound symptom of purification. Purification means no contamination or disease; perfect mental and physical health. This immortality is also not a static situation. It is the reversalContinue reading “Brahman and Immortality”

‘Temple Dog’ – A Musical Exploration from 2009 to 2018

Having been a visual artist all my life and a music lover, technology finally bridged the gap for me, having never learned to play an instrument or read music (those guitar lessons at 13 don’t really count). The result was being able to compose and publish ten albums under the name, ‘Temple Dog’ (not ‘TempleContinue reading “‘Temple Dog’ – A Musical Exploration from 2009 to 2018”

Brahman and “The Final Stress” – In My Case, Birth

What is stress? It is anything that distorts our ability to live a cosmic life. It can be from present, or past factors. These are referred to as karma, the result of past actions. Throw Quantum Entanglement into the mix, and it is easy to see the results of karma as unfathomable. Nonetheless, with enoughContinue reading “Brahman and “The Final Stress” – In My Case, Birth”

Brahman, Quantum Mechanics, and Global Events – Part Two

As a follow up to my first post on this subject, a new article emerged from my news feed, complimenting and expanding on the reality of classical and Quantum Mechanical physics operating alongside one another. This second article explores the ramifications of the density of events calculated in the first (10 to the power ofContinue reading “Brahman, Quantum Mechanics, and Global Events – Part Two”

Source Code for Enlightenment

“Wake Up. Kick Ass. Be Kind. Repeat.” A sign in a shop window impossible to ignore. 🙂 Enlightenment, or the increasing ability we gain to live in synchronicity with the Cosmos, Mother Divine’s Grand Creation, is clearly the purpose of life, inside and out. Once we have woken up to our cosmic nature, the eternalContinue reading “Source Code for Enlightenment”

Brahman, Quantum Entanglement, and Global Events

Yesterday, I came across an article in Scientific American – ‘Space: The Final Illusion’, by Lee Smolin – wherein the author was attempting to align space-time, limited to causality within a localized space and the speed of light, with the reality of quantum entanglement, or the ability of two objects to react to each otherContinue reading “Brahman, Quantum Entanglement, and Global Events”

An Artist’s View

I took this picture this morning, and it got me thinking about what I do as an artist, when wearing that particular chapeau. And that is it, to find and express images of God that are instantly recognizable as such, through artistic or photographic means, or to create the sounds of God that can beContinue reading “An Artist’s View”

Reincarnation and 'De-incarnation'; Perfect Processes of Cosmic Law

Just as we graduate, or not, from school, so goes our spiritual evolution, taking on increasing challenges to further our intimate relationship with Mother Divine. The mechanism for this is called reincarnation, to ensure we have a line of temporary vehicles to inhabit in order to experience the fulfillment of spiritual life; cosmic life. ThisContinue reading “Reincarnation and 'De-incarnation'; Perfect Processes of Cosmic Law”

Doing The Impossible By Living Brahman

Here are several quotes from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation: “We have been impossible right from the beginning and we must continue to be impossible because we are raising a voice against suffering which has been considered to be the nature of life. It is our joy to be considered impossible –Continue reading “Doing The Impossible By Living Brahman”

The Body Living Brahman

Much emphasis is placed on maintaining and enhancing our physical bodies, even by those of us pursuing spiritual development. This is natural enough, though can lead innocently to a coarser, materially oriented way of seeing ourselves and the world. The common paradigms that guide our bodies’ care and feeding are outmoded, driven by our pastContinue reading “The Body Living Brahman”

Living a Calm Life; Living Brahman

This may seem an incongruous title for a post, given the whirlwind of activity, assumptions, and illusions present in the world today. But it is completely accurate. One significant disruption to calm, is fear of the unknown, seen as a given for most of us. But there is no unknown in cosmic life, living Brahman.Continue reading “Living a Calm Life; Living Brahman”

My conversations in Amsterdam coffee houses, living Brahman

Although the coffee houses in Amsterdam all sell good coffee drinks, it is common knowledge that they also provide cannabis products, and a place to smoke. With just a few exceptions, no alcohol is sold or allowed in the coffee shops, and tobacco use is always prohibited. It makes for a relaxed social environment, aContinue reading “My conversations in Amsterdam coffee houses, living Brahman”

Winged Victory Global Update for February 19th, 2020

Thank you for the growing and continued global interest in Winged Victory, a blog about living Brahman; Totality. It is very much appreciated! All continents (except Antarctica) are now represented, with 2020 additions so far of Brazil, Hong Kong SAR – China, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. Here are all 27 countries listed by continent, inContinue reading “Winged Victory Global Update for February 19th, 2020”

The Challenge of Brahman, Living Totality

Much has been written through scripture and the latest wave of spiritual interest about the light we ignite within ourselves; our enlightenment to varying degrees. As previously noted, Brahman IS Enlightenment – all the marbles. Everything else is practice – sacred practice. What Brahman means is knowing and operating efficiently, successfully, in the face ofContinue reading “The Challenge of Brahman, Living Totality”

My Twenty Five Years with Guru Dev, Sri Brahmananda Saraswati

A couple of previous posts have introduced my relationship with Guru Dev – How He appeared to me fully in the spring of 1993, in the midst of my whirlwind householder’s life. First, let me explain that Guru Dev dropped His earthly body on May 20th, 1953, just over a year before I was born.Continue reading “My Twenty Five Years with Guru Dev, Sri Brahmananda Saraswati”

Living Brahman Brings Protection for Global Desires

As we work through life, in addition to the basics of food, shelter, and love, in order to thrive, we need both safety, and freedom from fear. Brahman fulfills all of these requirements, whatever our culture or way of life, by transforming ourselves from the human body/mind to simply a Cosmic perspective, a Totality. ThroughContinue reading “Living Brahman Brings Protection for Global Desires”

Life as an Empath Living Brahman

The intersection of being an intuitive empath and living Brahman is a very interesting one. A good definition of an empath is one who experiences the world as themselves, not by virtue of development of consciousness, but because they have no filter between themselves and the senses and thoughts of others, including plants and animals.Continue reading “Life as an Empath Living Brahman”

Outrunning Time and Space by Living Brahman

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi often spoke about changing the trends of time through the global practice of TM, specifically aimed at the achievement of World Peace. TM, or Transcendental Meditation, leads to the establishment of Being, the deep and permanent connection to our Infinite nature. This soothes the environment inside and out. We gain the supportContinue reading “Outrunning Time and Space by Living Brahman”

Sri Ramana Maharishi and Living Brahman

Here are some selected quotes I came across recently from a great Indian Saint, Sri Ramana Maharishi (1879 to 1950). I don’t know much about Him, though His status living Brahman is obvious. I especially enjoy His practical advice for life, summarized in the two quotes below: “You need not aspire for or get anyContinue reading “Sri Ramana Maharishi and Living Brahman”

Winged Victory Global Update for January 12th, 2020

Many thanks for the continued and growing interest in these descriptions of Brahman, Totality, Full Enlightenment, as brought to us by the knowledge and dedication of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Sri Brahmananda Saraswati. Today is Maharishi’s birthday, and He always celebrated a perspective of Brahman for the coming year. I remember most clearly 1978, whenContinue reading “Winged Victory Global Update for January 12th, 2020”

Living Brahman, Surrendering to What Is

We all surrender to our reality, no matter what it is. Without thinking much about it, over time the sense of self, the ego, has enjoined with the mind to create a complex story of identity, made up of what works, and what doesn’t. Very rarely does this superficial approach lead to complete joy. SoContinue reading “Living Brahman, Surrendering to What Is”

The Purpose of Brahman, Making Divinity Noticeable

The mind is a very curious machine, a concentrated and loosely organized clearing house for thoughts, taking inputs from all of the senses and the heart. Each thought and feeling has its chance in the mind – to be noticed, appreciated, and perhaps taken to a further step towards action. This happens whether the mindContinue reading “The Purpose of Brahman, Making Divinity Noticeable”

Brahman and the Choice to Do Good

First off, doing good for ourselves and others is not a choice living Brahman. However, how is this even possible, doing good, with all the choices made on a daily basis, big and small? Depth, clarity, and experience solve the problem – all ways. Living Brahman, we continuously have access to the three worlds, andContinue reading “Brahman and the Choice to Do Good”

Brahman and World Peace

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation, spoke often of the “Laws of Nature”, the invisible dynamics of karma, creation, and dharma, enveloped within the rising and falling Yugas; the massive tides of Cosmic consciousness. We are in such an upswing of Cosmic consciousness now. We are moving towards a more peaceful world. EvenContinue reading “Brahman and World Peace”

Computer Technology and Brahman

Computer technologies, multiplying our abilities and extending our senses, are now critical to our safety, health, longevity, prosperity, and sense of connection to ourselves and each other. By providing so many avenues for fulfillment, computers also create a faster, larger world for all of us, without any secrets or boundaries. Our responsibility as global citizensContinue reading “Computer Technology and Brahman”

Full Enlightenment, Brahman – Like an Extra Scoop of Ice Cream for God

Everyone likes ice cream, and for the fussy ones vegan options are available. But what is the connection between dessert, and God? The all-powerful, omniscient, omnipresent God is the immanence of the Divine in our world, and could be included in any relationship we form. If we form a kind, loving and helpful relationship withContinue reading “Full Enlightenment, Brahman – Like an Extra Scoop of Ice Cream for God”

Winged Victory Global Update for December 30th, 2019

Thank you for your continued and growing interest in these descriptions of Brahman, Totality, Full Enlightenment, as brought to us by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Brahmananda Saraswati. Welcome most recently to Spain, bringing the total countries to 22. Also big recent spikes of interest from Italy, Lithuania, Slovenia, and India. In order of most views:Continue reading “Winged Victory Global Update for December 30th, 2019”

How Is a Seamless Relationship with Divinity Established?

The first step is the recognition and acceptance of Divinity, the Heavenly Host – the Infinite world of Sattvic Beings who are here to guide and support us as servants of Mother Divine, always working on the principle that the more we give of ourselves, the more we receive. This speaks to the Cosmic LawContinue reading “How Is a Seamless Relationship with Divinity Established?”

How Living Brahman Brings Redemption to the Earth

Redemption is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as, “the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil.” Sin and its egocentric cousin evil are actions against Totality, Brahman. Brahman is by definition sinless; you can’t get there from here. An earlier post addresses this in detail (“How and Why Does BrahmanContinue reading “How Living Brahman Brings Redemption to the Earth”

Peace on Earth, Goodwill Towards All

As half the earth enters the Silence of winter, we move inward. The fortunate among us also move indoors, to safety, comfort and warmth. Kindly be aware of those who cannot, those left in the cold. Don’t be taken in by those who tell us the poor are lazy, the homeless are violent, and theContinue reading “Peace on Earth, Goodwill Towards All”

Brahman and the Elimination of Shadows

By the time Brahman is lived, the identity is no longer able to form attachments to anything but truth and Reality. Nothing else is capable of existing in the environment of Brahman. There are a few reasons for this: The physiology is purified to a high degree, in terms of strength, flexibility, and refinement. TheContinue reading “Brahman and the Elimination of Shadows”

Winged Victory Global Update for December 19th, 2019

Thank you for the continued and growing interest in these descriptions of Brahman. Fortunately, Totality can be described in myriad ways. Welcome to Norway, Switzerland, and now Italy, making 21 countries total! (In order of most views) United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Slovenia, Italy, India, Germany, Lithuania, Australia, Austria, Turkey, Poland, Pakistan, The Netherlands, Norway,Continue reading “Winged Victory Global Update for December 19th, 2019”

What Is the Relationship Between Enlightenment and Brahman?

Brahman IS Enlightenment. Everything else is getting there. 🙂 Once Brahman is lived, the reality contains everything else. It is Totality. This includes all perceptions and all abilities. The question often arises – What about the sutras taught during the TM-Sidhis course, the personal focus, the mapping of the nervous system to the Cosmos? ExamplesContinue reading “What Is the Relationship Between Enlightenment and Brahman?”

How and Why Does Brahman Live a Sinless Life?

Let’s get the big question out of the way – What is sin? Sin is action against Totality. Sin is that which prevents the living of Totality. When sin is contemplated and then acted on, it is a corruption first of the intellect. The mind and ego override everything for the fulfillment of selfish needs,Continue reading “How and Why Does Brahman Live a Sinless Life?”

Brahman, Cosmic Dharma, and the End of Global Exploitation

Now that the earth is beginning to shed the plague of countries fighting among themselves like dog packs, and economic prosperity is becoming more widely available, the next issue to tackle is that of global economic exploitation, and the subhuman abuse of women and children. As human beings we contain at once, both the diversityContinue reading “Brahman, Cosmic Dharma, and the End of Global Exploitation”

Living Brahman

After describing the mechanics of Brahman here – the Cosmic access, with Divinity at hand for the fulfillment of every desire – I haven’t spoken much about what it feels like to live in complete Reality, complete Totality. Every thought finds its completion, whether through fruition or additional knowledge. Nothing is hidden – either ofContinue reading “Living Brahman”

Living Brahman in Three Worlds to Further Success in This One

Creating success always carries with it an element of risk, of uncertainty. It is the realization of something greater than what we had before, engaging a greater universal space, whether inside, outside or both. This is true independent of context, whether we are focused on more Being, acceptance, prosperity, or vitality as possible goals ofContinue reading “Living Brahman in Three Worlds to Further Success in This One”

How Brahman Brings Heaven on Earth

“Bringing Heaven on Earth”, was a phrase most recently popularized by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation. What does it even mean? Heaven is usually portrayed as the abode of the Divine, with angels floating about on soft puffy white clouds, through endless sunshine – someone’s sattvic dream of God Consciousness. Maharishi howeverContinue reading “How Brahman Brings Heaven on Earth”

Recreating the World by Living Brahman

This world we live in is an amazing place, and I love it. But we have picked up some bad habits, some tarnish along the centuries. This manifests as suffering in life, inequality, crime, and war. Even unethical and cruel thinking. Sin also destroys the intellect. How is this all put back together, how isContinue reading “Recreating the World by Living Brahman”

Fear, and the Absence of Fear by Living Brahman

Fear is nature’s teacher, always available when we need to proceed with caution. When something alien is presented to us that we cannot immediately integrate into our world view, our response is fear. This alien something can be potentially affecting our bodies needing immediate attention, or a strong thought that occurs in the mind, seenContinue reading “Fear, and the Absence of Fear by Living Brahman”

Shooting Stars, Even Wavy Ones

My camera has a 150 minute setting for night skies. it takes an exposure every few seconds for the duration, then stitches them all together for a video. I knew the Leonid Meteor shower had occurred recently, and that most meteors or ‘shooting stars’ come out of the northeast sky. So I set up myContinue reading “Shooting Stars, Even Wavy Ones”

Winged Victory Global Update for November 20th, 2019

Thank you all for your global interest in Brahman, no matter how imperfectly I may convey it. I am very grateful to see such interest in these topics and experiences informed by Totality. Please feel free to comment on my posts too. 18 countries now, adding Poland. (In order of most views) United States, UnitedContinue reading “Winged Victory Global Update for November 20th, 2019”

Self-Healing, and My Spirit Animal

Self-Healing As a result of doing some heavy lifting yesterday I injured my back in way that has happened before. The sensation is below the shoulder blades, as if there is a crack horizontally across the back, muscles and bone. Very unpleasant, but not too bad this time, allowing me to continue to be activeContinue reading “Self-Healing, and My Spirit Animal”

Why and How Brahman Is True Freedom

Brahman is Totality. Freedom from fear, and the ability to ride the horse of consciousness anywhere. It is a good start. 🙂 But the development to Brahman occurs largely within the test tube of our Selves. Even with the relationships with Divinity that form, Brahman is the signaling of completion, the emergence of our fullContinue reading “Why and How Brahman Is True Freedom”

True Magic – How Miracles Change Our World View

I use the word ‘miracles’ to describe positive, sometimes dramatic events in our lives for which there is no rational explanation. Once these happen often enough, the entire psychology begins to shift, from one satisfied with the eventual fulfillment of routine goals, to moving into a larger, richer and deeper sphere of life where anythingContinue reading “True Magic – How Miracles Change Our World View”

Here Comes The Sun

It may seem a strange title, given the events in the world. On the one hand, pervasive global political, environmental, and economic upheaval, and on the other, “Here Comes The Sun”??? Along with all the seeming chaos though, over the last fifty years or so has emerged a profound global interest in consciousness, or theContinue reading “Here Comes The Sun”

Winged Victory has gone global (November 11, 2019 update)

There is now nearly an unbroken chain of countries circling the globe viewing this blog. Thank you. (In order of most views) United States, UK, Canada, Germany, India, Slovenia, Lithuania, Australia, Austria, Turkey, Denmark, Thailand, New Zealand, France, Pakistan, Romania, and The Netherlands.

Alignment to Brahman

Both of the physiologies of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Sri Brahmananda Saraswati are perfect; Totality. Simply perfect, as Mother made them. So that just by living life and their Dharma, all each of them could do was teach the royal road to Brahman; Totality. Just by Being; endlessly reflecting Brahman. Every gesture, every word, everyContinue reading “Alignment to Brahman”

“The Means Gather Around Sattva”; Success Follows Purity

Success follows purity. True. The greater the purity, the greater the success in eternal life. True. In the most practical sense, how do we increase Sattva or purity in our lives? Many practices are found in Yoga. TM is very helpful and the Sidhis too, both of which are aimed at purifying and strengthening theContinue reading ““The Means Gather Around Sattva”; Success Follows Purity”

Camp Fire One Year Anniversary 2019

Today we mark the one year anniversary of the Camp Fire disaster, November 8, 2018. Honoring the 85 dear souls who lost their lives in the horror. Remembering the robust community of Paradise that is now cleaned down to dirt, to just a few homes and businesses; 50 thousand lives scattered like leaves. Personally IContinue reading “Camp Fire One Year Anniversary 2019”

The Glory of Being Near Guru Dev by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1974)

From a talk about Guru Dev which Maharishi gave in Hertenstein, Switzerland around 1974: “…. The priceless transcendental nectar in which saints and seekers lose themselves and forget everything during their deep meditations in silent barren places – when that same nectar, that very same experience is had in nearness to the lotus feet ofContinue reading “The Glory of Being Near Guru Dev by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1974)”

Here, Not Here

I had an early and intense education from birth to 17 years old on fitting in and rapid cultural integration, by changing the country I lived in every two to four years. At three months old I left the USA for Malaysia (Malaya then), Spain, Indonesia, The Philippines, and Hong Kong, in that order, withContinue reading “Here, Not Here”

My magical self-healing camera (Nikon P900)

Many of the pictures here are and will be taken with my Nikon P900. I bought it for astrophotography, though it also takes great pictures of the planet. About two years ago maybe a bit longer, after owning the camera a short time, I dropped it five feet onto concrete, straight down, striking the leftContinue reading “My magical self-healing camera (Nikon P900)”

The Heavenly Host acting on Earth

I will try to keep this as experiential as possible: One of the advantages to living Brahman is that subtle phenomena, the foundations of life, can be perceived accurately and in context. Although the lenses of perception can be cleansed, purified, and focused by the time that Maharishi’s God Consciousness [perception of the finest relative]Continue reading “The Heavenly Host acting on Earth”

“No one wants your mind in this world…”

This is a quote by Brahmananda Saraswati, Guru Dev, I came across recently. I have always appreciated His no-nonsense yet endlessly compassionate expression: “Nobody wants your mind in this world, and the mind is not satisfied with anything of the world. The mind is not fit for the world, or the world for the mind.Continue reading ““No one wants your mind in this world…””