1 – The potential for inner evolution
Human beings have within them the potential for inner evolution, only through which will they be able to find the happiness and fulfillment for which they have been seeking externally in vain.
Consciously or unconsciously, we live in constant dissatisfaction. Pleasures are short-lived; people and things imperfect. Our fragile body, which needs to be nourished and protected, is subject to illness, ageing and death. We are constantly lost in a mental world filled with immediate preoccupations with which to deal, and life passes by in this way until the day death raises its head to face us, without our understanding the meaning of our time spent on this Earth, nor what awaits us after the disintegration of our physical body.
2 – Awakening from a Foggy State of Inner Chatter
3 – Recognizing a Moment of True Presence
4 – The Vital Role of Attention
5 – The Inner Sound – The Nada
6 – The Practice of Meditation
7 – Unifying Body, Mind and Feeling
8 – Habits and Tendencies
9 – A Spiritual Practice Must Be a Preparation for Death
10 – The Sense of Mystery
To keep the sense of mystery within oneself is to feel that what we are seeking is infinitely beyond us; that the meaning of the practice and the insights which we gain from it is always to be called into question so we do not limit ourselves to predetermined answers, even those given by Salim. He always kept to a very high degree the sense of mystery of the Universe within himself, the mystery of our presence on this Earth, of this work on ourselves, and so on.
11 – The Fruits of Practice
12 – Enlightenment is not liberation
There exist several degrees of illumination. If the aspirant has known this experience, i.e., he has unmistakably recognized at least some degree of the higher side of his nature, his work will nevertheless have to continue on another level. Indeed, illumination is not liberation. From that time on, he will have patiently to fight to return again and again to this screen of pure Luminous Consciousness which he will have recognized in himself until he manages to remain there permanently. Only then will he have achieved the liberation of his state of being and ordinary consciousness and will he have conquered death which is not to be found at the physical level.