Bill Lindley (Ahimsananda)
Born, Bill Lindley in 1946. Was Co-Founder of "The Community of the Living Sacrifice", an Anglican Religious community founded in Lincoln, England, at Lincoln Cathedral. The Community worked with ex- prisoners, former psychiatric patients, and the homeless. Upon return to the U.S, the community worked with the developmentally disabled. 20 years after an awakening experience, Ahimsananda has begun to teach. He teaches a blend of Advaita and Christianity.
Ahimsananda writes of how "Becoming as a little Child" is more than resurrecting the memory of a personal Childhood. Each day in the silent sunrise. tears of Joy well up, not from a remembered childhood, but in the experience of the awakened now. The child lives. Not the memory child. He grew and became a man, just as he should have.
Travis Smith's artwork from Opeth's dvd The Roundhouse TapesThe "dream child" is not entirely fictitious. It is what remains in memory, of the original spark; the comfort of constant awareness. Once the infant emerges from the womb, and shortly thereafter transforms "I AM-ness" into a separation from everything else, self protection begins.
- Published 11/2/2010
An Article about growing in Spirituality. The article discusses the need for "practice" in the beginning, and the need to avoid the absolutism of the Neo-Advaitins.
The difference between Chastity and Celibacy, and their implications for the Spiritual Seeker. This celibacy thing is a sticking point for many in Spirituality. The Catholic Church has a vow of celibacy for it's clergy, and monastics. Hindu Saddus practice celibacy, as do Buddhist monks.
- By Bill Lindley (Ahimsananda)
- Published 09/27/2010
Spirituality begins for many of us as Children. We learn about God, or Gods. We learn about the life and adventures of Gods, and the spiritual lessons associated with these adventures. ...