Archive for the ‘Devotion’ Category

Broken Yogi 5.6.07 People who claim to be enlightened, or who claim to be beyond such concepts as “enlightenment”, don’t much impress me, if they don’t show the signs of love, trust, surrender, happiness, and the fullness of simple being. I’m impressed with guys like Ramana, Papaji, Nisargadatta, etc., because they show such signs. Their […]

Broken Yogi 5.6.07 Yes, I agree. There are countless stories like this, big and small, all over the world, in every religion, no matter how screwy the religion is. The power of faith and trust in God is amazing and remarkable.

richlip 5.6.07 Well said BY. All the great breakthroughs in my life were preceded by surrender and trust. I remember when I gave all my money to the community during the $6.00 a week or month time. It was an act of faith without mulling over if I was doing the right thing. I simply […]

Broken Yogi 5.5.07 Some thoughts: First, I think you are wrong that we trust 100% in anything. Money least of all. Yes, we have a fairly stable economic system in the west, but this does not stop people from worrying tremendously about money. If you limit your “trust” to the simple matter of is your […]

Broken Yogi 5.3.07 Quote: … treat everyone, not necessarily as untrustworthy, but with a keen eye for any signs of deviance. After all deviance and exploitation is rampant in the industry. As Krishnamurti used to say, truly good people are hard to find. Trying to find the gold is like trying to find a needle […]

Broken Yogi 5.2.07 Thanks for clarifying what you mean by “trust”. I would tend to agree with you in that sense of “naive irresponsibility”. But I think that is precisely what I am trying to criticize, the notion of “trust” being reduced to an irresponsible childishness, with the implication that truly adult people don’t “trust” […]

Broken Yogi 5.2.07 Quote: Who can be trusted? IMO. no one. One must be a light unto oneself as the familiar phrase says. We have to use our own inteligence. We are the Guru. Listen to everyone but believe no one. I disagree with these sentiments. There is a paranoid element to the exposure of […]

Broken Yogi¬† 7.19.05 To answer your first question, there’s plenty of good and bad in Adi Da. I don’t think it’s necessary to subscribe to XD’s black sorcery theory of Da in order to acknowledge that the bad side to Da is real and can’t be glossed over. Unlike XD and others, I’m happy to […]