This website has been developed as an extensive resource for all spiritual seekers, from the beginner to the advanced spiritual student.
During the past year or so, some highly developed Kriya Yoga practitioners have discovered this site and been deeply impacted by Advaita philosophy and the practice of self-inquiry as taught by Robert Adams, Ramana Maharshi and Nisargadatta. Very soon after their shift from Kriya style meditation to self-inquiry, they made extremely rapid progress. Some of the dialogues with these remarkable students is posted on the blog associated with this site, http://itisnotreal.blogspot.com. I highly urge readers of this site to check this blog for pointers on practice and states encountered during practice.
Also download Autobiography of a Jnani. It is an almost complete guide to meditation on the I Am sense, and — for practiced yogis — it shows a clear, fast route to awakening. This conjoined with the updated Hunting the I, provides a complete course on the practice of self-inquiry and self-abidance. Additional information on meditation and self-inquiry can be found in the Practicesection.
The IT IS NOT REAL section is for Advaita/Zen Buddhist beginners and has a very personal touch as most was written years ago and is semi-autobiographical.
Many seekers start searching on exactly the right note, self-inquiry using Who Am I questioning and looking for the source or I, common Zen and Advaita practices, but then get diverted by seeking the console of gurus and spiritual teachers, and get lost, utterly lost and burnt out.
We will walk through the minefields of the mind that would trap and delay you from going free. We will walk through pathways provided by six Zen masters, Muktananda, his swamis, and many other teachers.
One extremely important teacher who has had a profound impact on Non-dual seekers is Nisargadatta Maharaj, one of whose most accomplished disciples, Jean Dunn, was also one of my teachers. She gave me a small booklet written by Nisargadatta in 1963 which is included for download on this site as well as other excellent books she had edited.
Those who seek enlightenment are following a very steep and narrow path of self abidance and self-inquiry. You need all the help you can get.
The central point of the original site was introducing you to my teacher, Robert Adams who went free ― saw the basic illusory nature of existence ― and then studied with one of the greatest Advaita teachers of the last hundred years — Ramana Maharshi. From my perspective, Robert was a hundred-story giant of spiritual power and understanding.
Before I met Robert, I walked a long and tortuous journey through conceptual minefields and pointless practices. Afterwards, it was still pointless and wandering, but there was always a single undercurrent of trust, of faith.
There are many pages, a lot are just story telling, entertainment; stories of Robert’s life and teachings, Zen and Zen masters, and dozens of other topics including a psychoanalytic paper about consciousness written in 1987.
After the original site was completed, there was a stirring within such that this site developed a whole new rationale. That was the birth of a new section called THE ADVANCED TEACHINGS which is accessed through the menu item of the same name above.
NO PET LEFT BEHIND ― this is a new endeavour started in 2011. This section will be updated regularly to outline the We Are Sentience non-profit organization's charitable works and efforts in bringing No Kill to Los Angeles County and elsewhere.
The WE ARE SENTIENCE SATSANGS is a new endeavor started in November 2010. These are free, weekly Satsangs held through the FUZE video conferencing program and are open to all spiritual seekers. You can register for these free, weekly online Satsangs at Satsang Registration
THE ADVANCED TEACHINGS section is an endeavor to teach the ways to go beyond, by identifying with awareness itself. It is totally 'how to' and talks about mind, consciousness and practice.
Learn how to be aware of yourself and then abide in the self.
- Ed Muzika
Some Matter Covered in This Website ❦
Consider this as a how-to, and how not-to, site.
Meditations of various sorts, including sitting and doing nothing;
Other practices and phenomena, such as all kinds of Kundalini experiences and how to handle them. Kundalini experiences can scare the crap out of you;
Self-inquiry in all its forms; this is the core teaching of this site;
Chanting, and various styles, such as Japanese, Korean, Yogananda, but especially the extremely moving Muktananda style;
Zen Buddhism; the Void; Emptiness;
Fundamental concepts that sustain the world-matrix and their removal;
The various mental states, states, their meaning and duration;
Psychoanalytic object relations concepts of the self;
Self-knowledge; Self-realization as well as years of endless experiences of altered states, understandings that came and went, and personal experiences with these gurus and friends.