Grant Shepherd is the host of a new monthly segment titled Secret Men's Enlightenment on SMB (Secret Men's Business) - the weekly podcast from Australia for gay and bisexual men about maintaining positive mental health.
EP1 - Show notes
Spiritual enlightenment is a consciousness of the true nature of you, not an experience of any kind. In this episode, I discuss enlightenment to offer a springboard from which to leap, and to shake up any fixed mind-set about something that is literally inconceivable.
Terms used in the episode
Âtman (Atman): broadly speaking, the inner Self of an individual according to Advaita Vedanta, an Indian philosophical school of thought.
Brahman: The ultimate Reality, the ground of the universe, the Absolute.
Dhārana (Dharana): A tantric centering technique that uses the mind to approach the Self.
Kashmir Shaivism: A nondual Indian philosophy that recognizes the entire universe as a manifestation of divine conscious energy.
Presence: A state of alert awareness that dwells in the present moment; a doorway into the enlightened state of Being.
“The Blind Men and the Elephant” is a famous Indian fable with many variations. It's essentially about differing viewpoints.
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