If you think you are ready for serious spiritual work, sit with this hardcore David Scoma interview and see if you are still interested.
Stop seeing through the faulty filters you’ve been looking through all your life.
David Scoma is one of the hardest-working spiritual teachers I know. Visit David Scoma’s justperception.net for more information.
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Selected Links and Notes from this Episode
- The beginning of David’s spiritual search. [01:49]
- The Dark Night of the Senses and looking into monastic life. [10:41]
- The Dark Night of the Spirit and the Dark Night of the Soul. [18:25]
- The end of the spiritual search and the beginning of a new life story. [36:45]
- Avoiding comparisons of spiritual experiences. How beliefs become blocks. [43:00]
- The trigger of death. [45:15]
- “David” is just an idea. This is not a neo-Advaita mind game. This is death. [47:45]
- Maps tend to end at the unitive state. [50:14]
- The death of the one who cares. [56:30]
- Misconceptions about enlightenment. [1:02:00]
- Relationships [1:07:45]
- Having the time to be a spiritual teacher. [1:14:30]
- Core practices. [1:24:20]
- Students who have come to the end of their search. [1:33:25]
- Charging for teaching. [1:37:10]
- What is transmission? [1:45:20]
- I Am That by Nisargadatta Maharaj [1:54:13]
- Ramana Maharshi‘s writings [1:55:00]
- The Real Christ by Bernadette Roberts [1:55:44]
- The film American Beauty [1:57:50]
- Lessons on motive and intent from Into the Wild and No Country for Old Men [1:58:50]
- Terance Malick’s The Tree of Life [2:00:30]
- The most spiritual film ever aimed at a young audience: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [2:01:20]
- The fall from grace as shown in Batman Begins [2:02:57]
- What is “inquiry”? [2:04:40]
- The truth is unbelievably simple, but that doesn’t mean it is easy. [2:11:25]