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By gosia 8 years 7 months ago

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When I first stumbled upon David's videos on YouTube I was struck by the beauty, purity, aura of light and clarity of His teachings. Then reading His ekstatic essays on His webpage, then His book, then attending online meditations I was more and more amazed and enchanted. His wisdom was shattering and deconstructing my intelectual "understandings". Wonderful Shakti transmissions were comunicating living Reality. Also I realized how painfuly separate I was, avoiding relationship.
I dreamed how great it would be to meet David in person. And all of a sudden - I was in San Francisco, sitting in His Presence, wrapped in His Love, sweet energy pouring into me. I felt welcomed, blessed, and embraced by His Love.
The beauty of it was breathtaking, and it was like an answer to all my wantings, all my spiritual investigations.
Now, there is nothing else to look for, nowhere else to go. All I want is to surrender completely and let this Divine Love burn me, dissolve and live through me.
I want to express deep gratitude and love for David, for leting me taste Divine Love, for leting me sit in His Beautiful Presence.
I also want to thank all friends who warmly welcomed me, especially Orley and Abha, who was very friendly and helpful.
Love to all of you, Namaste

By Cristiana 8 years 7 months ago

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This is an email I sent David two days ago. I am feeling now that it might inspire someone here to go deeper into the mystery, so, after some hesitation, I decided to post it here.


Dear David,

Last night, while in my sleep, something felt different and I woke up in shock and terror, finding that conventional reality was breaking up and extreme high states of consciousness were rapidly washing over my mind like before. I got so scared, in panicking terror, afraid to go definitely mad this time, so attached to and influenced by my recent past terrifying experiences...
But suddenly you appeared in my mind and kept saying "I am here and I am your Self. Remember That. Feel That. Do not be afraid. Relax completely into your Self. Forget about everything else." It was as if I was in the middle of a desert wind storm and the earth was also shaking, chaos and uncontrolable restlessness everywhere inside me, all the content of my mind mixed up in one unconfortable explosive sensation.. but your Voice, your Presence tamed everything down in a few moments, gradually and softly. My heart was felt then. The Heart. You. My Self.
As I write these words, I feel like I am not afraid anymore. I trust that Life, the Heart, is presenting me with just the right process. That's all i need to know. The past will not need to repeat itself again, I will be all right, because now I am respecting my body properly, giving it rest, water and food and not completely ignoring it like I did in the recent past because of being so obssessed by the inebreating feeling of being immersed in such orgasmic bliss and caleidoscopic fascinating revelations...And all I need to do now is to keep relaxing inside my heart, where You, my Self reside, and focus on You only, and allow for this Energy to dance in whatever way it wants to dance to show me what I truly am. I feel ready now, to let this journey through consciousness to come to its complete fruition.
Thank you so much, David, for coming into my life in the time that I needed you the most. Thank you for being and shinning Freedom Love and Beauty in this world. I love you with all my heart.

By michael ortega 8 years 7 months ago

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My last blog set off quite a thread that went into a direction that was much more intellectual and complicated than I anticipated. The heady style obviously isn't everyone's cup of tea; therefore I'd like to say something more inclusive from the heart.

"It's [Enlightenment's] nature is to dissolve everything... even the knower of It.
-David Spero

I have seen a Radiance on the faces of those who have sat with David. I see change and full beauty on these faces. It is hard to describe, and I have been sitting in this feeling for days, feeling the potentiality of what I have seen and felt.

I am groping for words here, and they will fail, because it can only be alluded to. It is like seeing someone resurrected, from both within and without, and full flushed in the entire body and spirit. The fullest potential of Beingness is demonstrated as it is, in a collective Darshan of what?... I can't say, even if I'm stubbornly trying!

I've seen this on David's face, and on the faces of other Masters, such as Anandamayi Ma, Ramana Maharshi, Nityananda, or those Buddha statues sitting in such a knowing contentment. A full coming into Being has taken place. This should be essentially noticed, in the bones. I could go on and windbag with adjectives, like Consciousness, Bliss, etcetera but, these are words only.
And even though IT is free, and not acquired, it is simultaneously a Gracing, or Benediction given by David. Not David as an individual, but David as Lord Consciousness, the Mother,or God-- whatever! It reaches deep into Consciousness, igniting a cool flame that burns, and burns and impurities explode away, evoking Radiant Being. Nothing suffices to describe this, it is pure life itself, unadulterated. I have failed miserably here to get at it, because It is getting at us, and there is nothing else to say. It can only be recognized.

No mystery, no nothing. The only option, it seems to me, is to walk through the gate into silence and disappear into fullness.

By michael ortega 8 years 7 months ago

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Along the lines of my previous post, 'Converting Everything into Bliss,' I would like to bring up the concept of Tapasya, or Tapas, which is sanskrit for "heat" -for those who aren't familiar with this word. Tapas is, along with David's Transmission, the way to convert everything into bliss.

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says:
"Physical sensations, truly, Arjuna,
Causing cold, heat, pleasure, or pain,
Come and go and are impermanent.
So manage to endure them, Arjuna"

The great Siddha Swami Muktananda said: "The word tapas literally means "heating." A person performs austerities in order to heat the senses, to control them, to make them his slaves rather than being enslaved by them."
"Endurance is the power to tolerate anything. No matter what pain you come across, digest it with joy. Accept it not under compulsion, but with great pleasure. Tolerate heat and cold, pain and pleasure. When it is cold, do not feel too cold; when it is hot, do not feel too hot. When there is pain, do not suffer too much; when there is pleasure, do not enjoy it too much. If you are able to remain uninvolved with these pairs of opposites, then you have the power of endurance."
"If you learn how to endure these things, then you will be able to remain calm and happy even in the worst difficulties..
Endurance and willingness to undergo tapasya are the signs of a seeker. In the Bhagavad Gita the Lord says, " Only he is a yogi who remains steady in both pain and pleasure." Therefore practice these qualities." - from the article, 'Tapasya is Positive Force,' Darshan monthly journal by the Syda Foundation. Issue 151, 1999.

There is the tapas of meditation, both when we are with David, and especially when we are away. What is that tapas? Well, it can be many things, but most fundamentally it concerns the arising of thought. Having paid particular attention to how thought operates in meditation, I notice how thought is predisposed to assess, comment on and hold a position relative to what's occurring during meditation. Thought is an interloper, and initially I felt acutely aware that this was hindering, or preventing absorption at different times, but then I realized that no one thought matters, that it's all a mirage, and though thought will continue however it does, I can afford to relax the self-contraction.
Recently, a friend shared with me that a sadhaka (spiritual practitioner) living in an ashram, whose sadhana was to always be working in the kitchen and continually washing dishes, always seemed happy, and my friend noticed this and thought to himself, "This guy must know something." When he approached the man and asked him if he could share anything with him, the man said, "O.k., you want to know something?... There is not ONE thought we can have that is NOT Shiva." I found this to be a remarkable answer. This is also tapas, and a means to converting everything to bliss, because, of course, Shiva IS Bliss. The fire of dwelling in difficult situations invites us to see everything as Shiva, all thoughts as Shiva,and this, in turn, creates friction, heat and endurance. Imagine any situation you don't enjoy that is a regular part of your daily life and apply this formula.
If your ready for some serious Guru Yoga, you can see everything as David, every thought as David. I have done this, and I can tell you, while it may get surreal at times, it is a powerful practice. I almost literally started to see David in every car, every person who walked by me, all day long. This was not a benign practice, but it is the nature of spiritual practice to produce this alchemical heat.
Sometimes, during talks, David will stir up the energy, by going into a crazy wisdom bhava, and speaks in ways, and about subjects that definitely push buttons. Many have noticed that the Transmission of the Shakti sometimes swells to a great intensity during these moments. This can be the moment of great heat. Sending us away stirred up and reeling, is what the Guru does. He/She tells us to go scrub toilets, insults us, ignores us, and in doing so that fire begins to heat up. If we misunderstand and run away, we might have missed an opportunity that might not present it self so gracefully in the future. The next time it might manifest in our lives in ways that are much more dramatic and difficult to digest. Doing Tapas with the Grace of the Guru can mitigate lessons being learned in much harder ways. The great Siddha Bhagavan Nityananda said something to the effect that, situations will just keep repeating until the lesson is learned. This is why tapas, as part of spiritual sadhana, is so important. Intentionally engaging with those situations, accelerating the lessons, digesting the tensions, turning up the heat, and cooking your little self, so that you are not the mere plaything of samsara anymore.
... And then when you are good and cooked, and the middle is not pink anymore, at some unpredictable moment... the Guru will eat you!

He who dwells in the fire,
he who dwells in the heart,
he who dwells in the sun,
he is One.
who knows this
...verily attains
the Oneness of the One.


By ocean 8 years 7 months ago

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Yesterday's broadcast was a Nectar to my being.
Soon after the meeting had started, I was inebriated with Bliss.
Laughter came out of this cosmic joke called Life. I can't stop laughing even now!
(luckily I don't have to be at a funeral)
There was no remnant of mind to ask for more.
It was nothing but pure joy, a feast in Heaven.

After that, I watched the 8-part series of David and Swami G.
It was AWESOME, full with Shakti and Love. I'm sure that even the cute dog sitting there got blissed out :)
When one feels the hearts of those beautiful Masters, all one wishes it to relinquish the mundane
and transform into a beautiful being like them.

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