Know Thyself If You Wish To Know God

Spiritual Law, How to know God, Self realization, Know thyself

Self-knowledge is the key to the knowledge of Truth or God. And throughout the ages, all the great enlightened beings taught this. “Know Thyself” – Socrates “Examine yourself & understand who you are… Whoever does not know self, does not know anything. But, whoever knows self, has acquired the knowledge…

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Meditation versus Relaxation

concnetration, Meditation, Mindfulness

There is a difference between meditation and relaxation. The purpose of meditation is not to be zoning or spacing out or even reaching some relaxed state of mind. Meditation is sitting in a particular way. It is sitting with attention & an alert state of mind. As a by-product of…

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The Love of God is Beyond Explaination

Love God, Love One Another, Be Love, You are Love

The Love of God is beyond human comprehension. Nothing in this 3D physical world can compare. Until you’ve had the direct experience of this love no one can describe or explain it to you! It’s like the example of trying to explain to someone what a mango tastes like if…

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The Inner “I” (Part 2)

Know Thyself, Nuddha Nature, Consciousness, Self realization

Yesterday I posted about the Inner “I” – our true self or true nature. And the truth is that the discovery of the inner self is the ultimate teaching of Christian Mysticism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islamic Sufism, Kabbalistic Judaism, and many other traditions. But, something to understand is that the inner…

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The Fundamental Purity of Our True Nature

You are Divine Spiritual nature God

The underlying essence or nature of our being is perfect, complete, and pure. Just as clouds can temporarily block the light of the sun, so too our attachment to the physical body and the impurities of the mind – our anxieties, attachments, desires, ego – blocks the light of truth…

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Anthony Profeta Discusses The Buddha’s Metta (Lovingkindness) Sutta

Metta Loving kindness Buddha

“Love One Another” or “Love All, Serve All” is spiritual advice which has been expressed by great teachers throughout history. But, not many have gone further. There aren’t many teachers who have showed us how to actually do that. Therefore, in Anthony’s Elephant Journal article he directs us to a teacher who does show us…

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Anthony Profeta Article in Elephant Journal (inspired by my time with Jack Kornfield)

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A couple of month’s ago, I had the great pleasure of spending some time with someone who, through his numerous books & teachings, has been a great mentor on my meditative journey – Meditation Teacher, Jack Kornfield. I was very inspired by our time together and ended up writing an…

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Election Have You Stressed? Mindfulness Meditation Can Help!

Election Stress

Are you dealing with election stress? Then check out this article from the Huffington Post and writer Dawn Gluskin on how Mindfulness/Meditation can help. I was honored to be asked about meditation and featured in this article. ~ Anthony Profeta Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress During & After the Election…

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Concentration: Its’ Power & Importance To Meditation

Many meditators do not realize the value of concentration to the practice of meditation. But, the truth is, concentration is highly important. In fact, most methods are exercises aimed at building up and strengthing the ability of the mind to concentrate and focus. The strengthening of concentration cultivates the ability to put the mind where we want it, when we want it there, for as long as we want it there. And what happens when we build up this ability is the mental chatter of our mind begins to subside, stress & anxiety lessen because the mind isn’t running off to past and future as frequently and when it does we aren’t as attached to those thoughts, and through concentration we gain insight into the truth of our being or nature.

The Buddha said,

“If there is no right concentration, then the basis for knowledge and vision of things as they really are is destroyed.”

You can learn more about this in the video below: