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“The way is the same for everyone; it’s the way of being. Awareness on its own, in the midst of any kind of mental or emotional or physical state, relaxes, and accomplishes everything that you’re looking for.”

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Truth isn’t a Path

May 31, 2021 @ 11:00am

Does the inner work of a spiritual path help us to go home, within? What is the role of the mind in awakening and how can we return to our natural authenticity? In these two dialogues, in words and in silent connection, John explains how to live as awareness relaxed, in the heart, without need of healing or spiritual work. He describes the potential of consciousness, the meaning of being in a body, and the way to live and meet as what we really are.

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John de Ruiter Podcast 438

Beyond a Daily Practice: Why Working on Your Beingness Doesn’t Work

June 6, 2021 @ 11:00am

The man in this dialogue is ready to make whatever sacrifices necessary to let go of the self and move deeper into his being. He discusses with John his various practices, and the two-edged sword of any doing to be becomes clear. Together they arrive at the only way that works.

Latest Transcript on Spirituality

Do I Need A Spiritual Teacher?

October 30, 2019

Q: My question is about the role of a spiritual teacher in spiritual development. I’ve been studying with a teacher for a few years and benefiting from the practice and study of Tibetan Buddhism. Then there was a breakup of the sangha because of the misconduct of the teacher, and I lost motivation. Now I’m looking for new hope...

Q: My question is about the role of a spiritual teacher in spiritual development. I’ve been studying with a teacher for a few years and benefiting from the practice and study of Tibetan Buddhism. Then there was a breakup of the sangha because of the misconduct of the teacher, and I lost motivation. Now I’m looking for new hope and maybe a new path. Do you think it’s important to have a teacher for spiritual development?

John: Don’t neglect the baby just because the parent has disappointed you. If you know a teacher that is able to reach right into what you really are and bring that right up into your self, then you need that teacher because you know. You know real help. If you don’t have that, if you don’t know or have such a one, you don’t need one.

Q: I did feel that it was beneficial for me, and my life changed for the better. But how do you know if the teacher is helping you do that?

John: Your core honesty within has a sense – directly knows a little bit of it. Your sincerity in that is your way. If you use anything else, you lose your way. 

What really matters in your relationship with a teacher is your core honesty within, because without that you won’t know the truth. And then what matters is your core sincerity, because without that you won’t respond to the truth within that you know. 

Core honesty knows, and core sincerity moves in what it knows.

 

Latest VOD on Spirituality

Letting Go of the Truth You’ve Awakened To: Taken Over by Unknown You

May 16, 2021

“Don’t use what you’ve awakened to to have a deeper sense of purpose in life. Don’t use what you’ve awakened to to help your self. Just let what you’ve awakened to take over you, take over your heart, your life. It gets to take over your self, and you’ll find out way behind you what that will look like. One of the signs of that takeover is you, in life, happy without a reason.” Integration: have no ideas, lean...
VOD Duration: 102 Minutes

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