Fourth Way

What is self refinement?

Posted by on July 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

"Self-refinement is the process of arrival in terms of seeing (there is) no self to refine or liberate. It’s just harmonizing with or seeing reality, the nature of which is selfless, impersonal, uncreated potential." Excerpt taken from Lettres d'Alchemie, Energy of Intent bypassing Karma, part II

The Travelers and the Grapes

Posted by on March 6, 2014 at 4:35 pm

The parable that follows was originally composed by the greatest of all Sufi poets, Jalal ad-Din Rumi (d. 1273) and recounted by Idries Shah, the Grand Shaykh of Sadarna. A Persian, a Turk, and Arab and a Greek were traveling to a distant land when they began arguing over how to spend the single coin […]


Posted by on January 14, 2013 at 9:39 am

There is nothing wrong with using words. It is possible to use words while connected to that which doesn't use words. Then the empty and wordless experience can come through in the words. But as long as we are attached to the idea that words are important, the deeper connection just vanishes. And then there are […]

The Song of Nothing or the Morning Exercise

Posted by on April 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

The most important thing for a human being is to remember their Essence or to remember their Self. In order to make this connection, one must have their attention or focused mental energy.   This exercise is designed to collect your attention. It takes anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes, but take as much time […]