FEAR

Seeing Beyond the Illusion of You
By Kosi

Fear is the raw human emotion that has the innate power to keep you trapped in the prison of the mind. The genetics of your mind, or the genetic mind, is the deeply ingrained survival mechanism of your physical body combined with your five senses and your natural capacity to think. The impulse to run or hide is in effect the hard-wired survival mechanism deeply ingrained in the physiology of your body and mind. This natural survival instinct can keep you running and hiding your entire life. But what exactly is fear and how can you break free of its invisible clutches?

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Loss

Overcoming the Pain of Heartbreak
by Kosi

Loss is part of life. It is deeply interwoven with the constantly changing unfolding tapestry of you and your life. It is simply inevitable that you will lose something precious or someone you love—a close friend, a parent, or a beloved pet. It is painful. Loss is especially painful if it is sudden and unexpected. The shock of losing someone you love can leave you feeling empty, alone, and even violated. Loss of any kind can be devastating and even a debilitating experience. But have you ever wondered what causes this pain? How can you overcome the heartbreak of loss and the sadness and despair it is known to generate?

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Simple

The Power of Ramana
By Kosi

The teaching of Ramana Maharshi is simple. It is powerful. It is direct. It is fast. This power is so powerful we often overlook the nature of this power. Rarely, if ever, do we stop and ask ourselves what is it about Ramana that makes him so powerful? Let’s face it. Ramana is dead. His face is no more. Whatever is left of his now badly decomposed body is enshrined in a samadhi tomb at his ashram in Tiruvannamalai India. Some of you reading this have never even heard of him and possibly don’t even know what an ashram is. So what is it about this man known as Ramana Maharshi that is so powerful? Who is Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi?

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Impulse

Overcoming the Fight to be Right
By Kosi

The impulse to react is encoded in your genetics. This impulse is normally viewed simply as the way you respond to life situations. It seems perfectly acceptable to fight to prove you are right. The mind can conjure up any reason to justify the egoic tendency to fight, to judge, be rude, or mean to someone else. This is often seen as the normal mode of living in the world. But is it really? Is this impulse to fight a normal reaction? Is the tendency of your mind to blame other people and situations for how you feel a normal reaction? Or is this a symptom of a pervasive human disease?

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Shame

The Great Fear of Vulnerability
By Kosi

The hidden undercurrent of your life is the deep-seated feeling something is wrong. It lives in the great secret you often pretend doesn’t exist—the deep feeling something is wrong with you—the idea that you are worthless, unlovable, and horribly flawed. This deep feeling is rooted in the terror you experienced when you were born into the world of form as a limited vulnerable naked human being. Naturally, you avoid this naked vulnerability by striving to get ahead and pretending everything is fine when deep down, if you muster the courage to tell the truth, you have a deep gnawing feeling this simply isn’t true.

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Fear and Doubt

Ending the Mental Spin of Suffering
by Kosi

Fear and doubt are two sides of the same coin. This ancient currency of the human mind generates a vicious cycle; fear creates doubt and doubt creates fear, which ultimately leads to cynicism—the harsh closing of mind around dogmatic beliefs, ideas, and thoughts. It is a deeply ingrained strategy of mind for survival that only serves to continue this insidious cycle of suffering. The cyclical nature of fear and doubt is...

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Rage

Ending the Fight to Be Right

Rage is one of the most avoided or suppressed emotions, which can easily lead to an expression of this destructive force of the human mind and ego. This power of the human psyche is often the source of man’s inhumanity to man—the destruction of each other. But what exactly is rage? What if it is purely the genetic wiring of the human brain? What if rage actually has nothing to do with the deeply ingrained genetic movement of mind to fight to be right, or the movement of mind to seek revenge, or the root nature of jealousy? Are these nefarious emotions a barrier or a gateway to your natural happiness?

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I AM

The Radical Rigors of Now
by Kosi

The trap of the ego is knowledge and the trap of the mind is thought. It is these two traps that either inflate or deflate the egoic identity, which is the root of all suffering. If you do not pay attention to the guidance and wisdom of Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi you will miss important insights. If you do not pay attention you will simply be endlessly trapped by knowledge and thought—the endless stream of consciousness arising in what we collectively refer to as mind. But what is mind exactly?

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Neo Advaita

The Most Honest Lie
By Kosi

HWL Poonja, better known as Papaji, instigated what has been recently coined the Neo Advaita Satsang movement. As the name suggests, neo means new—a new approach to Advaita Vedanta—the ancient non-dual teachings of the Vedas and Upanishads of India. Neo Advaita was Papaji’s “great experiment” to see if spreading satsang around the world with his students could alter the course of human history, which for centuries has been on the perilous trajectory of total extinction of the human race.  Satsang, Papaji believed, was the only logical solution for ending the destructive nature of the human mind and ego, which is the root cause of all war and conflict.

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The Sacred Key

What is the Purpose of Your Life?
By Kosi

Someone you love suddenly and unexpectedly dies, a relationship ends, or you realize on a deep level that nothing you have done in your life has produced any real contentment or any sense of lasting happiness. It is this fundamental disillusionment with life that evokes a natural question in your mind; what is the purpose of life? The moment this question arises in your consciousness it begins to ravage the shadows of your past and fills your ideas of the future with a sense of foreboding. Does anyone really know? What is life really all about anyway?!

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