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Ahimsa & Pratipaksha Bhavanam

joey lugassy In the glossary of B.K.S. Iyengar’s “Light on Yoga” there is a revealing definition of the word “ahimsa”. It carefully notes that this word does not merely mean to be “non-violent” or “non killing” but explains that it is “love, embracing all creation”. So we can say that the true meaning of ahimsa […]


“Kirtan is for all people. There are no experts, no beginners. The practice itself is the teacher, guiding us to ourselves. Kirtan allows us to enter into a mystery world-a world where all the logic of our minds, and all of the conditioning are left aside. With Kirtan, we create a temple inside the altar […]

Living In The Mist

joey lugassy In Genesis, Moses tried to explain that life was purely spiritual and that all creation or what we call physical phenomena is but the reflection or image of God or Consciousness. Creation is depicted as “Let there be” this, and “Let there be” that – never toiling, but rather, a beautiful flow of […]

The Fine Balance Between Chopping Heads Off And Following Humbly: Consumption and Other Things

joey lugassy The Buddha left his family and ate living beings. —— Aldous Huxley ingested LSD on his death bed. ——- The Dalai Lama eats meat. ——- George Burns smoked until he was 99 and didn’t have a trace of cancer. ——-

Triune God Metaphors #1

joey lugassy It’s always enlightening to see many examples of the same thing. The “story of life” is repeated over and over from cultures and ages that have never connected with each other. Yet, the same story is told. To understand the thread that links these examples together is to become face to face with […]

Conscious Consciousness ~ Dissolving The Ego

Joey Lugassy In our daily lives we can always be reminded of the deeper meaning of this quote from the bible: “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” Matthew 6:3 – meaning, that although we know that to do good is to […]