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.

Wisdom Talks in the Farm Fields

Wisdom realization requires a transformation so profound within the human structure that new organs of perceiving and knowing must emerge. The entirety of the human mechanism is an organ of knowing and perceiving. Mind, feeling, body … each of these is an organ of perceiving, knowing. But many aspects of their ability to know have become atrophied by the dulling force of mechanized life attentively focused and fixated on shallow commercial consolation to the ache and need of human life.

Attention is needed to repair. A prolonged work of conscious attention, but this muscle of attention tends to be one of weakest human muscles and so attention itself must first be honed and strengthened. The work of the path attunes, strengthens, repairs the organs of knowledge so that their higher aspects might emerge. It is only with this emergence that the uncommon organs of knowledge, which mature from a synergy of the ordinary one's higher aspects, can come into being. It is these subtle organs of knowledge whose growth allows direct perception of spiritual truth.

Without these, what often passes for spiritual knowledge is merely the ceaseless rearrangement of words in pretty patterns. There might be beauty in the phrasing, and hope in the message, but words without concomitant understanding at the level of Being have no liberating effect. Such shallow knowing is like a patch, and cloth always tears at the patch under stress.

Spiritual enlightenment is a maturation of the whole bodily, emotional, mental apparatus of perception and perceiving … and in its arcane heights, transcends perception, being, and experience themselves. We are the very motion of perceiving and this is unraveled in the unutterable mystery of gnosis. So mysterious that even the words ‘is’ and ‘is not’ no longer apply … and yet, the body remainder remains animated by mystery, and attuned by the work that brought about realization, and this union gives birth to the spontaneous activity of enlightened compassion.

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