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PSYCHOLOGY SERIES: Most People Are Delusional: The Psychosis Of Everyday Life

Dr. Orion Taraban Most people on the planet are subject to a delusion so prevalent that it is functionally invisible. In so many words, the delusion is that one’s judgments about reality inhere in reality, itself. It kinda works like this: people judge phenomena according to egocentric standards, project those judgments into reality, block awareness of that projection, and then mistake their projected judgments for empirical observations. This transforms the universe into a hall of mirrors, which is the narcissistic dilemma. The way out is through awareness.

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STUDENT QUESTION SERIES: What Are We In Reference To The Whole Universe?

What What Are We In Reference To The Whole Universe?

Sometimes, when meditating or doing pranayama, I get a sense of a large unity, and I wonder what am I related to the universe as a whole?

We are the whole universe.

We possess a mind that can both unify us with it and create imaginations that we think divide us from it and yet our skill set is often fatally divided in our thinking.

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Spiritual Maturity Hierarchy


What do you say to someone who believes they will gain supernatural powers by doing yoga or other practices?

You’re barking up the wrong tree.

Freedom FROM belief and “powers” is what you want, since they are a trap like all motivations that originate in the mind.

All beliefs and ideals are traps.

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Silent Motion Yoga Meditation

STUDENT QUESTION SERIES: Legs Fall Asleep In Meditation

Now, too much bending of the knee will block many of the nerves and blood flow from the upper body into the lower leg.

Contributing to this is the constant tension much of that area is ALREADY under due to our continuous sitting in chairs and the shortness of the hamstrings and, in particular, the sartorius and gracilius.

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