The Mystery of Awareness

Awareness is a mystery. It is mysterious in the ordinary sense of the word, being generally unexplained or puzzling, and also in the original sense of the word mustērion, the Greek word (meaning “sacred rites”) from which the English word mystery is derived. The very existence of Awareness presents us with a profound enigma whose secrets we must unlock; it poses a riddle with an extremely elusive solution. The answers to all of the great questions of life are intimately …

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Cultivation of Awareness as Revolution

No amount of political wrangling, armed or unarmed struggle, social programs, religious or moral initiatives will aid our survival in any significant way unless we can also cultivate Awareness. This is not to say that the various forms of social organization fail entirely. Obviously, groups of like-minded people often produce good works. However, the machinery of “social justice” can just as easily become a device engendering evil and suffering, as has happened time and time again throughout history. Existing social …

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Meaning & Purpose

Today, we live in a constantly changing world, where tradition has been abandoned. The foundation (if there can even be said to be one) shifts from hour to hour. Myriad forms of the corruption of truth and beauty run rampant. With the advent of the information age, human beings are becoming increasingly bombarded with a torrent of information, one that grows with every moment, containing an astonishing amount of information entirely irrelevant to any significant purpose. We must persistently navigate …

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