teachings of a modern spiritual adept

Bite size teachings across 30 years.

For 30 years t.k. has offered radical spiritual teachings on the divine nature of non-dual contemplation and realization. Enlightened mind here and now, born from this culture, addressing the issues of this time and place t.k. offers transmission through countless forms - words being one of them. Here are some short pieces from his teachings over the last 30 years.

Non-duality and Body Positive Spirituality ... Tantra Dzogchen Advaita

A body positive spirituality is Not the same as a body limited spirituality. It is precisely freedom from body mind - as a limit of identity - which allows a great freedom, love and humor in the midst of being made flesh. Freedom in limitation requires a wisdom beyond limitation.

At once the water molecule and the river are a wholeness – part and whole are both wholeness. In forgetting we wander in the dark corridors of partiality, limitation identification and the suffering inherent therein. In forgetting we wander looking for release inside of the closed loop problem situation – and fail.

In remembering the ocean, the wave need not be denied … but, undo significance and any permanent reality is not attributed to it. In remembering the ocean, the ocean can enjoy its ownmost dynamic force, potency, creativity that is wave, waves, waving. In forgetting the ocean, the wave tries to preserve its waveness as identity and, in this frantic always already failed effort, it suffers. Remembering the ocean, the ocean is wave with humor, love, and freedom. Freedom in the midst of limitation.

Limitation limited to itself feels it must rail against its own limitation (itself) in an effort to regain the innate freedom of non-limitation it intuits. You cannot counteract the suffering unlove and unfreedom of limitation within limitation, but you can recognize intrinsic freedom love and humor in re-cognizing limitation as part in relatedness to whole … and understanding the relationship between identity and these.

Each identity carries with it its limiting factors and these limitations chafe and rub against the innate reality which the HeartMind longs to dwell as. Always appearance actually dwells in-of-as a wholeness of wholeness that is irreducible to this or that - irreducible to thingness, irreducible to birth, death, old age, sickness, suffering … and yet the part has forgotten the whole and the reality of its openness – its nothingness (read no-thing-ness) in-of-as that whole.

Words will never set you free. Words are the coin of the realm in the closed loop of limitation. But some words are siddhi and whisper to you of the greater set of which limitation is but a temporary subset arisen in-as-of playfulness. Those words become the path and remake the world in the Vision (lived View) of unmitigated wonderment. - tk., ongoing conversation with a friend

Photo by Dan Leak

Photo by Dan Leak

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