Inspiration

Inspirational quotes, websites, videos, songs, music, lyrics.

Living Unbound AYP Retreat Sept. 27-29 2013 @ Kripalu

Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health‎ Please join Mahasweta Mitra (Shanti, at the AYP Forums) and Doug Sandlin (Kirtanman. at the AYP Forums), co-founders of Living Unbound, and AYP asana instructor Rohini Nellore (Rohini, at the AYP Forums), Sept. 27-29, for a weekend retreat at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the beautiful ...

ATMASTAKAM – Shivoham Shivoham

“Shiva”~ Painting By Meg Hitchcock (2007) http://meghitchcock.com/ ATMASTAKAM – Chant of Shiva (aka Shivoham: “I Am Shiva”) Here are the Sanskrit words to the song (in red) and the English translations (in blue) Mano buddhya-hankara chittani naham Na cha shrotra jihve, na cha ghrana netre Na cha vyoma bhumirna tejo na vayuhu Chidananda rupah shivoham ...

Living Unbound – YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/LivingUnbound We’ve posted a few playlists from our YouTube Channel in previous posts …. and we also wanted to mention our YouTube Channel, itself. Please visit us on YouTube, ...

Truth Hath No Confines – New Living Unbound Video (Captain Ahab, Moby Dick & Living Unbound)

  “Truth Hath No Confines“ ~Captain Ahab, in Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby-Dick. Many of us may recall Moby-Dick as required reading in high school, and/or at least know the outline of the story: A Nantucket whaling-ship captain named Ahab seeks revenge for getting his leg chomped off by a White Whale named Moby. Drowning ...

Juggernaut

UPDATE July 29, 2012 — I completed recording Juggernaut, and uploaded to YouTube. Background from 2011: I decided to try my hand at a bit of home recording. It’s still very rough, but I like the general feel of the song, and the lyrics – and so, wanted to go ahead and share it. Listen ...

Tripping Through Time (New Song)

Lyrics Tripping through time like some kind of archetype Lost in the layers of the lies of mind Holding out hope for heavenly happiness Drowning in the drama by dreams defined Feeding the fears that are fueling the fantasies Building the barriers to block the real Wanting to wake up from worry and wanting Hiding ...

Prayer

This  video is amazing … mostly in terms of the scope of what it conveys in such a short time, with such a small set of visual images, such beautiful music and singing – and so few … rather inspirational … lyrics ...

Divine Love Reigning

“Divine Love Reigning” ~ By Shweta Mitra, May 4th 2010. 26 years back I had worked on 2 water colors posted here and here, however after that, I have not touched a paint brush till I worked on this painting. .  The painting isn’t originally mine; the general scene and theme come from another artist ...

Advaita Already – Living Unbound & Non-Duality

Many of us have heard of Advaita, or “Non-Duality”. There are many people, with different styles of writing, teaching and speaking, etc. – articulating the reality of wholeness – non-duality – Advaita – in their own unique way. One of the most interesting things about some of the newer non-dual teachers, is that they are ...

New Study: Meditators Can Be Identified From Brain Images Alone

For anyone who may have been wondering if meditation truly creates lasting changes in the brain, a new peer-reviewed study shows that meditators can be identified from brain images alone — with roughly 95% accuracy ...

Living Unbound.Net Launch Video

Please see our LivingUnbound.Net Launch Celebration Video, Above! The video features an awesome song by Jai Uttal, which includes Living Unbound-oriented lyrics originally written by John Lennon (from the Beatles song Tomorrow Never Knows), combined with Living Unbound-oriented lyrics from enlightened sages in ancient India (the Sanskrit lyrics in the song), along with Living Unbound-oriented ...

Want Ongoing Peace? It’s As Easy As AYP! (Interview with Carson Zi)

If you’re interested in ongoing peace, via a simple, daily program, please listen to the following interview (link below) with our friend, fellow AYP contributor, and fellow AYP Retreat teacher, Carson Zi. Listen to Internet Radio with VividLife Radio on Blog Talk Radio In this interview, Carson discusses the ongoing benefits in his daily life, ...

Harmony

~Painting By Shweta Mitra The Blues and Reds and Yellows and Blacks and Whites all merge to make a beautiful painting. You may love the color red but dislike the color blue. And yet When they are together in a painting, You see the beauty in the harmony of all the colors… not individual ones ...

Fall in love with…

~Painting By Shweta Mitra Fall in love with… Fall in love with the gift being given to you Not the box it comes in. Fall in love with the silence Not the practices that bring you silence. Fall in love with the truth being revealed to you Not the guru or system that is delivering ...

Now

I was caught up in my mind. When others suffered, I suffered with them. It hurt to see the pain others went through. I realized my mind. I watched in amusement. I went into my “now” bubble And said it is what it is. I am living in the present. This now is so perfect ...

Turn around..

The Tao of the Sea and Sand ~ Photograph By Wayne Wirs Turn around.. Walking backward into the ocean.. Wondering if the next wave will hit me hard or be gentle.. Afraid of the unknown I step into… based on the memories of the past waves that hit me. Just turn around.. Now you can ...

Adyashanti on Freedom From Separation

Some powerful yet down-to-Earth pointers from Adyashanti on Freedom from Separation. The dream of separation is unenlightenment, is bondage, is error; wholeness is reality, now ...

To Love Me Is To Know Me

~Painting by Shweta Mitra – May 2010 Copy Of “The Milkmaid” By Raja Ravi Verma. To Love Me Is To Know Me I’m so unseen Until my form is thought To fill a need or two To quench a thirst To serve you now Exactly as instructed To please somehow Until I am Forgotten fresh again ...

Poems by Mirabai

"Devotion" ~ by Shweta Mitra (July 2010) O My Mind O my mind, Worship the lotus feet of the Indestructible One! Whatever thou seest twixt earth and sky Will perish. Why undertake fasts and pilgrimages? Why engage in philosophical discussions? Why commit suicide in Banaras? Take no pride in the body, It will soon be ...

Love Story

“Heart Hands” ~ Shweta Mitra (May 2010) LOVE STORY Stumbling, a dark cold night Shrinking, melancholy, sheer fright Maze of questions, “Is this it?” Must find answers, can’t yet quit A flicker of light, a faint glow “Come to Me”, unambiguous now “Where?” “How?” ask I “Take one step and I’ll take five” Courage and ...

Jed McKenna Quotes

Jed McKenna is one of the most straightforward and authentic spiritual teachers, ever. Jed tells it like it is: the reality of Living Unbound, and the way to Living Unbound. Jed McKenna is a pen-name, but whoever writes as Jed McKenna articulates Living Unbound in reality with an authenticity and a clarity rarely found anywhere ...

Quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Please understand that there is only one thing to be understood, and that is that you are the formless, timeless unborn. *** It is your fixed idea that you must be something or other that blinds you. *** The world is like a sheet of paper on which something is typed. The reading and the ...

Quotes by Sri Ramana Maharshi

Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world. *** Liberation is our very nature. We are that. The very fact that we wish for liberation shows that freedom from all bondage is our real nature. It is not to be freshly acquired. All that is necessary is to get rid of ...

Living Unbound Quotes

Living is Harmony Knowing is Unity Awareness is Unbound ...

Abhinavagupta Quotes

Abhinavagupta (950-1020, Kashmir, India) was one of the most powerfully insightful, deeply profound and logically-clear philosophers of the reality of Living Unbound that the world has ever known. However, he is not at all widely known outside of the circles that his work has touched directly, namely the non-dual Shaivism of Kashmir and certain Indian ...

Quotes By Yogani

“I reach for a piece of wood. It turns into a lute. I do some meanness. It turns out helpful. I say one must not travel during the holy month. Then I start out, and wonderful things happen.” ~Rumi Like that, if we meditate and keep dancing, we will find our way. That is where ...

Living Unbound: No Arms, No Legs, No Worries

“It’s a lie to think that you’re not good enough! It’s a lie to to think that you’re not worth anything!” ~Nick Vucijic How can a guy like Nick enjoy happily Living Unbound? Because Living Unbound is the natural state of all life, including the liberated awareness that we each and all every actually are, ...

The Fragrance

“Divine Love Reigning” ~ Shweta Mitra,  May 2010.   The Fragrance Nothing is said about it As it slowly grows In the sun of respect Kindness and utter ease And the fact That it is unspoken Allows it to continuously be Days and weeks Months and years Served as womb-like shelter For the seed of ...

Quotes on Living Unbound from Contemplative Christianity, Philosophy & Science

Seeing through exterior things, and seeing God in them Thomas Merton ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A blind feeling of one’s own being, stretching unto God The Cloud of Unknowing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The pure, loving gaze that finds God everywhere Brother Lawrence ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The mind’s loving, unmixed, permanent attention to the things of God Francis de Sales ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Finding God ...

Quotes and Parables from Sri Ramakrishna

“Do you know what I see? I see Him as all. Men and other creatures appear to me only as hollow forms, moving their heads and hands and feet, but within is the Lord Himself.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “There are pearls in the deep sea, but one must hazard all to find them. If diving once does ...

Spirituality REALLY Is For All Of Us: Everyday People, Living Unbound

West Virginia is a beautiful, mountainous state in the Appalachian Mountains of the Eastern United States. To say that West Virginia is not internationally-known as a hotbed of leading Living Unbound-related wisdom would be a bit of an understatement. This may be changing soon. Living Unbound is ultimately as simple as Awareness Watching Awareness. Living ...

Inspirational Quotes and Poems by Rumi

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside!” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to. Don’t try to see through the distances. That’s not for human beings. Move within, But don’t move the way fear ...

Living Unbound: Spirituality Is For All Of Us

Living Unbound, the Freedom Beyond Imagination of our inherently fulfilled consciousness, aka spirituality, is for all of us, regardless of our religion or spiritual tradition, or our lack of one, or even lack of any previous inclination toward spirituality. Spiritual practices (prayer, meditation, devotional chanting and singing, directed breathing, contemplation, etc.) are universal practices, with ...

Quotes by Paramahamsa Nithyananda

“Enlightenment is an ordinary life lived in an extraordinary way!” “Bliss is like a breeze. As long as you have your hands open, you can feel it flow. Once you try to possess it, it moves away from you!” “First bring a smile on your face, then let that smile overflow and bring smile on ...

Awareness Unbound: The Reality Of The Self Living Unbound

You Are Living Unbound Awareness. Welcome Home. Let’s get started, shall we? ...

Living Unbound: The Power of Devotional Song

Devotional songs, songs which take our consciousness, attention and emotions toward wholeness; toward Living Unbound, can be a powerful part of anyone’s spiritual life … that’s why every religion utilizes sacred singing and chanting. It’s one of the most powerful tools to open consciousness …. and fun, too! ...

Living Unbound Music: The Inspirational Music of LIVE

Every LIVE song in this player has a powerful message that can help us in Living Unbound. Enjoy! ...

Axioms For Living Unbound

Ego Ego is a closed loop with past. Living Unbound and the way to Living Unbound have always been here; the misunderstandings of ego-mind simply distorted the original teachings. Ego is confused about love because ego feels partial and unwhole; love isn’t about filling gaps; love is about radiating the wholeness we each and all ...

Living Unbound Quotes From A Course In Miracles

I.  Text Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God. (Intro) Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. They are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less. (p. 1) Perfect love casts out fear. If fear exists, then there is not perfect love ...

Ken Wilber on Living Unbound from the Illusion of Material Self

Excellent, straightforward overview of why the reality of who we are is ever Living Unbound from the illusions of the material self. “The true self is that which is not an object.” ~Ken Wilber For more from Ken Wilber, please visit here ...

Quotes by Eckhart Tolle

“You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present.” ~Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Page: 75 “You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are.'” “To the ego, the present ...

Quotes By Adyashanti

Adyashanti “The mind may accept or deny that you are awareness, but either way it can’t really understand. It cannot comprehend. Thought cannot comprehend what is beyond thought.” ~Source: True Meditation, Page: 56 “Enlightenment means waking up to what you truly are and then being that.” ~Source: Emptiness Dancing, Page: 1 “Enlightenment is, in the ...

Anthony de Mello Quotes

“As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life… Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and ...

Quotes by Byron Katie

“When you argue with reality you lose – but only 100% of the time.” “Would you rather be right or free?” “Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you ...