The Taoist Concept of Effortless Action and How to Make It a Part of Your Life

The Taoist concept of effortless action is interpreted differently by different writers, but I think the best example of this kind of functioning is the life of Eckhart Tolle.

As you may know if you are my regular reader, I hadn’t listened to him for years, but since I mentioned him in one of my articles and a video, I decided to look him up again.

It was pleasant to find that he remained the same as he was in his early fame, remaining his childlike self. He often emphasizes the importance of effortless action, as he explains it to be the only kind of action that is aligned with who you are. Read more…

The First House in Aries – Energy and Impulsiveness

Aries on the first house cusp (Aries ascendant, Aries rising) gifts people with intense energy and ambition.

Their energetic personality might be the first thing others notice about them. They can act on their ideas immediately, but this may result in wrong actions as not enough time is spent to think the subject over. Read more…

The Dreamlike Nature of Reality Explained, and How to Wake Up

Since I mentioned Eckhart Tolle in a previous article and video, I thought I will check what this teacher is up to, since I haven’t listened to him in years.

I was very happy to find that he was not seduced by the wealth his teaching generates, and that he is still his childlike self. This means that his awakening is genuine.

His teachings are so deep and powerful, how many really understand, I wonder. What he’s giving in every talk is gold, but how many realize that? I wonder if he is a fully liberated teacher in disguise (as I don’t think he ever mentioned being fully liberated).

I watched some of his videos, and as a result of also being interested in Taoism and having read many Hindu sacred texts, something clicked and now I finally understand one concept that kept evading me – how the dreamlike nature of this reality works. Read more…

It’s Unwise to Give Your Power Away

My above video is different from this article because I was recording what was on my mind, but in content both are very similar. 

The video below is a perfect illustration of what happens in major spiritual cults of today, be it in India or the West.

I have no experience with this particular religious following, but I use this video as an example only (I also like the video insights of the author which shows his spiritual growth). Read more…

Am I Against Mind-Altering Substances

This is in response to a few questions that I received as a result of my previous video and article on regaining the Kingdom of God.

I was asked if I recommend using mind-altering substances, such as psychedelic mushrooms or LSD, in order to achieve a no-mind, oneness state.

I was asked similar questions before, so I decided to write an article about it as my response. Read more…

Regaining the Kingdom of God

Reading Taoist texts after having deeply researched Hinduism fills all the gaps of each philosophy. I find these two doctrines complementing and explaining each other. Buddhism can also be better understood by studying the previous two belief systems.

In this post I would like to focus only on the topic of destroying the conscious mind, having touched it in a previous article. This topic is very misunderstood by many who hear of it. It’s actually nothing frightening, but because this statement is perceived by the false mind, it, and not you, feels scared of it. Read more…

How to Attain Conscious Immortality According to Taoism

The study of Taoism has filled many of my knowledge gaps of spiritual progress and, armed with this knowledge, I am no longer afraid to allow myself to fully delve into deep meditation again.

In this post I share with you the most important teachings that I was able to find in Taoism. I already wrote about an important Daoist teaching of developing an immortal embryo here. I also touch on some other spiritual traditions with identical teachings.

During my research I often referred to scholarly articles on Jstor.org, especially to the works of Livia Kohn (I read one of her books too), Robert Ford Campany and Fabrizio Predagio. These are the people who translate original Daoist texts into English. Read more…

Short Personal Update and the Next Post on Daoism

Simona Rich

In Fort Kochi, India

My dear reader,

I’ve just come back from a short trip to Kochi with my dear one, so I haven’t posted anything for some days.

I haven’t taken such a long break from my laptop or work for a long time now, but that’s because writing and making videos never seems like work for me.

However, it was refreshing to spend a few days only with my loved one doing sightseeing, visiting various cafes and engaging in long talks on a hotel balcony at night.

Our relationship has gotten even better after the trip, as we understood each other much more, having stayed with each other continuously and not being away from each other due to work. Read more…

Personal Transformation Through Relationships

Relationships are wonderful tools for personal transformation, but they usually end when the transformation just starts happening. Here I’m talking about the time when personal hurts and personal brokenness come out, which mark the start of a challenging time for a couple. Read more…

Suppressed Information on How Women Can Save Christ Seed and Transmute Their Vital Essence

If you studied Hinduism in depth as a female, you probably came to find that there are almost no explanations of how a woman transforms her essence into the Christ seed – only the male perspective is given. Read more…