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The enigmatic problem of self-forgetfulness.

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What is of primary importance for an aspirant on this path is to learn to get away from his habitual state of being, the ordinary state into which he constantly falls each time after he has made the vital effort to rise and be connected anew to his Inner Source.

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Edward Salim Michael : a secret memory of the repetitions of his life

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As in a game of chess, the dying person sees at that fateful moment how every one of his actions unleashed a chain of events that made his life what it was as well as the turn it took, whether fruitful or sterile; he also sees in what manner and to what extent he … Read the rest >

Edward Salim Michael : Hidden Influences Emanating from Beings and Things

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To whatever person or object an aspirant, either consciously or unconsciously, allows his thoughts to drift and dwell upon, he is unknowingly connecting himself to that person or object. By so doing, he will subtly begin to receive certain impressions and feelings from these thoughts that will affect and color his being to a … Read the rest >

Meditation techniques – Levels of enlightenment and Satori – video

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When one succeeds in staying focused, there is an outcome. But this outcome can only be achieved when I lose my ordinary individuality as I know it usually… Edward Salim Michael gives some important clues for meditation.

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Meditation : Outer and inner immobility – video

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We want to stop something in order to recognize a moment of awakening. But, to stop something, there must be a stillness, both externally as well as internally.

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Edward Salim Michael : How to be whole in what I do ? – video

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How to be whole in what I do? We always want to get rid of something. Each moment can become a moment of practice — The street can be a cloister — the subway, the cooking, all must become practice. We have no time, don’t let a moment pass without working spiritually.

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Edward Salim Michael – Sadhana and Enlightenment

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Like an iceberg whose biggest and most important part remains submerged and hidden from sight, the human being’s most essential aspect lies mysteriously veiled beneath the mists of his illusory ordinary self.

And, because the desires and clamors of this perceptible little self are so noisy, he is impelled to notice only this small … Read the rest >

One Silent communion

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Whatever their creed or race, and no matter where they happen to be, when a group of people are assembled together, listening to the sublime harmonies and wonderful orchestral “colors” of a great symphonic work secretly imparting to them an ineffable truth through expressions of elevated sentiments, the minds, thoughts, and feelings of all

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Edward Salim Michael : The development of integrity

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The development of integrity and of true being, therefore, is indispensable for the seeker in his spiritual quest.

If he gives a promise he must keep it—no matter how hard it may be for him. He must constantly be wary of any unconscious lying, dishonesty, or inaccuracy, either to himself or to others. … Read the rest >

Reincarnation and rebirth: the necessity for this return by Edward Salim Michael

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Cyclic recurrence is indispensable in the Universe for the human being to gather the necessary experience he needs to his understanding of things and especially of life itself. If there were only one day and one night in the whole Universe, after which this day and this night would disappear forever into total nothingness, … Read the rest >