The hippie movement that originated on the west Coast of the United States in the
1960”s and then spread throughout the western world came out of many young people’s
rejection of the social archetypes,of roles ,of preestablished patterns of behavior as well as egoically based social and economic structures.
They refuged to play the roles their parents and society wanted to impose to them.
Significally,it coincided with the horrors of the Vietnam War,in which more that 57.000 young Americans and 3 mllion Vietnamese died and through which insanity of the system and the underlying mind-set was exposed for all to see.
Whereas in the 1950’s ,most Americans were still extremely conformist in thought and
In the 1960’s millions of people began to withdraw their identification with a collective conceptual identity because the insanity of the system the collective was so obvious.
The hippie movement represented a loosening of the hitherto rigid egoic structures in
the psyche of humanity.
The movement itself degenerated and came to an end,but it left behind an opening,and not just in those who were part of the movement.
This made it possible for ancient Eastern wisdom and spirituality to move west and
play an essential part in the awakening of global consciousness.
a new earth -chap 4-Eckart TOLLE
Friday, January 28, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
-You know that you are,that you have your "I" consciousness.
At the present you wrongly identify your self as the body.
Body is given a certain name.that is "you",you consider it to be like that.
But i say that in this body,consciousness is present or the knowledge
"i am" as i call it, is there.
You should identify yourself as this knowledge that is ALL!
- Life force ,love and consciousness are all one in essence.By all means use your body to work in the world.
But understand what it is.The body is only an instrument to be used.
You are the everlasting,timeless,spaceless principle which gives sentience to this body.
This is the most secret but the simplest principle as far as spiritual knowledge is concerned.
-People who want only knowledge..I actually love such people,more than my own relatives.
People who value self-knowledge they are dearer to me than my own children.
The ultimate medicine-As prescribed by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Worldly self is so strong. Images mind creates of others are strong . Concepts of our self(i am so and so.. etc) are strong also and very convenient for the ego.
Truth is that for transcend the ego one must know what this ego is.
Mind is wondering did i ever really know you my friend?