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.

Shame and Remorse

What is the difference between shame and remorse my friend?

First I was dead then alive. 
First I knew shame then love. 
First I was self-concerned then caring.

Shame is like a blindfold, an endarkening shroud, closing in - barring the entrance. Remorse is the creaking when an old door is opened for the first time. Both are pain; one brings death the other new life.

Where shame closes the window, draws the blind, forgets the Friend, retires to isolation – remorse throws open the drapes, allows sun's light in, the pain of seeing clearly and the joy reparation.

Shame is how paradise was lost. Shame mistakes knowledge of wrongs for a dead man walking. Remorse knows - Reality is a forgiving friend. Shame’s favorite word is “Checkmate". Remorse whispers "New Dawn".

Shame is like this – I was dead. Remorse is Jesus whispering to Lazarus “Then alive.” Shame would have you turn in and know only itself. Remorse invites you to Love with all its relations.

Shame's pain - the dull ache of dying. Remorse’s sting - a bandage being removed. Shame festers, a gangrenous wound without healing balm.

Remorse breaks open the chest and reveals, behind the breastbone, a thousand doves made of radiance. - t.k.


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