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.

The Buddhahood of Mind itself

The Buddhahood of Mind itself. The Buddhahood of mind itself. The Buddhahood of Mind itself.

The mind may appear one way ...  its thoughts implying obvious separation, subject, object, happiness, suffering, good moment bad moment but the nature of mind is primordially pure.

Yeah, yeah you’ve heard it before from every Tom, Dick and Harry village Lama who went on to try and con you out of your money, get in your pants, require endless sycophantic kiss-assness (which you were eager to offer in your exchange of Catholic guilt shame based fear religion for a new Asian flavor) and so it seems worn and tired, almost cliché. Or you heard it but didn’t consider it carefully enough to truly, deeply, engage the practices which remove the veils to a “living understanding” of it. You have not realized it, become it, and over time the words become empty and one finds oneself jaded and cynical. This is the result of so much of the great 60’s experiment in religion.

But it is still true! Mind itself is Buddhahood! Mind itself is Buddhahood! Mind itself is Buddhahood! Take a deep breath, dust yourself off and let the freshness of living realization pour over you. Take off the facade of past efforts and strip naked of the presumed understandings, shake off the dreary sorrow of encounters with false priests and embrace the True, the simple, the joyful. There is a path whose nobility and beauty outshine all falseness. It is offered freely and while it does require intelligence, hard work and discipline it is also joyous, uplifting and beautiful.

Come, come, come yet again .......... I will stand here forever in the doorway of wisdom bliss. The way is open to all. The only price is your suffering.

The personality is superficial, even the word comes from the Greek, meaning “mask.” The personality is a compilation of thoughts and feelings on the surface of Being. There is a deeper personality as well, one that comes from lifetimes and lifetimes and yet even this is only surface - like the tip of an iceberg. Do not worry to much for personality, its changes and states. Don’t bother trying to fix every little quirk and glitch ..... instead dive deep, look at what is under the surface.

Goraknath was the origin of a powerful line of siddhas, yogis who dive under the surface and reached the very heart of the ocean of Being. From there they jumped out beyond being and non being into a pure mystery. Goraknath didn’t mince words. “Die of yogi die, sweet is this dying. Die this death that Gorakh embraced and awaken.”

The great siddhas have all brought this message “Die and be reborn.” Do not settle for endless tweaking but seek a radical transmutation. This is our purpose here to discover this possibility. I have found and so can you. Following the words of my Guru I did not become dependent or bound but free ..... not free from or free to but Free. The very place of freedom. The drop falls into the ocean, the drop dies and the drop is reborn as a an infinite wellspring of waters.

Oh yogi, inside your body is a secret palace. There are flowers in bloom all year and a fountain whose nectar is bliss eternal. When I saw this for the first time my mind became swooned in Love and all I wished for was to drown there. Having drowned one becomes the flow itself. Here there is joy only, no higher lower, no politics of spirit, no hankering after money, fame, status. Oh yogis who wish to taste the fruit of bliss and wisdom come, come, come yet again!

Forget priests, and temples, forget dogmas and ideologies ..... your own heart is the ocean, your mind the boat, your secret inner body the oarsman. Now is the chance while you are alive - Kabir has said, “Oh yogi, if you do not realize now then on dying all you will have is an apartment in the city of death.”

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