#185: J. Krishnamurti and the Illusion of a Spiritual Destination Achieved “In Time”

ONE: The jolt that comes with slowing down, and taking a different path from the huge human herd. TWO: How we waste precious energy by not keeping our inner life intentions to ourselves. THREE: A powerful statement of freedom from J. Krishnamurti. FOUR: The illusion that spiritual practices, of themselves, will take you to awakening. FIVE: The importance of having a neutral gear, and starting all over from neutral. SIX: The apex of the pyramid, and how this must be first in life. SEVEN: The healing sacred sword, spoken of by Christ. EIGHT: The inner life meaning of Christ’s healing tours to towns throughout the land. NINE: The opening to Life, with its inherent humor and buoyancy.

#182: The Inner Life Meaning of Christmas – Reclaiming the New Testament for Esoteric Scientists

The New Testament overflows with transformative meaning, once understood from the inner life viewpoint. Tom and Fred delve deep into key lessons, including: 
1. The inner life meaning of leaven bread, and why it must be hidden away.
2.  The surprisingly rich insights from, “Don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.”
3. What does it mean, inwardly, when Christ walks on water? Why are the disciples afraid as he approaches?
4. What does it mean to “sell all you have,” in the parable of the man who finds a great pearl and wants to acquire it?
5. Christ says, “You can’t put new wine into old bottles.” What is the vital inner meaning?
6. The parable of the Good Samaritan – it means so much more than you were taught in Sunday School.
7. Christ speaks often of “sleep” and “awakening from sleep.” Why?
8. The New Birth and the actual meaning of Christmas, along with a special remembering exercise to practice.
* Check out Maurice Nicoll’s book The New Man mentioned in this podcast. 

#172: The Gospel According to Thomas – Drink from the Same Well of Healing Water as Christ Himself

Tom Russell speaks before a live audience on The Gospel According to Thomas. ONE: Discover how this precious Gospel reveals that spiritual darkness is simply fragmentation. TWO: How healing the inner opposites brings one to the gate of awakening. THREE: Enjoy a vivid story of the Gnostics’ struggle against entrenched church power structures. FOUR: Learn how Truth begins pure and bright but gradually freezes over as it passes through cold human minds.  FIVE: Read the Gospel here. SIX: Previous SuperWisdom audio discussion on the Nag Hammadi Library. SEVEN: Enjoy a well researched and presented youtube video series  on The Gospel According to Thomas and the Nag Hammadi Library, produced by the BBC.  

#159: The Ancient Vedas and the Three Gunas, Plus One of the Most Transformational Lessons Taught by Christ

The ancient Vedas convey wonderfully practical wisdom for spiritual unfoldment, as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago. Woven into this discussion on the Vedas you’ll discover one of Christ’s most profound lessons — a spiritual principle of immense value that is hidden in the Bible’s literary imagery. Here is the link mentioned at the end of the podcast to Paramahansa Yogananda’s God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita. 

#144: Mysteries of the Inner Life Christians — The Nag Hammadi Library and the Gnostic Movement of 110 A.D

The Gnostics brought inner life wealth to the message of Christianity. They sought direct knowing, not structure. The movement was largely misunderstood until the 1945 discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library. Now we enjoy wonderful new light on these fascinating Truth seekers. This podcast discusses key points about the Gnostics, including their history and a brief look at “The Secret Book of James” and “The Gospel According to Thomas.” Link below to the book discussed in this podcast: The Secret Teachings of Jesus–Four Gnostic Gospels. ** Check out this Time Out for Truth Podcast on The Gospel According to Thomas