The Path of Transcendental Consciousness, or the Teshuvah

The path of Transcendental Consciousness, or the Teshuvah,  does not offer methods or techniques. Nor does it list a set of obligations and restrictions. It does not require being part of a group or becoming a member of an organization, institution, society, congregation, club, or exclusive community. Living in a temple, monastery, or āśram is not mandatory, because it is not about a change of residence, but of consciousness. It does not require accepting any kind of authority, leader, preceptor, counselor, guide, master, or guru. It does not urge you to believe, but to doubt. It does not demand from you to accept, but to explore, investigate, examine, inquire, and question everything. It does not suggest being as you should, but being what you really are.

This route does not promise answers to our questions but induces us to question our answers. It does not promise to be what we are not or to attain what we have not achieved. It is a transformative path of self-discovery that leads from what we think we are to what we really are. It is not the only way, nor the best, nor the simplest, superior or most direct way. It only shows what is obvious and undeniable but usually goes unnoticed: that which is simple, innocent, and natural. It is a path that begins and ends in you.

Transcendental Consciousness is a continuous revelation that eternally broadens and deepens. It is the discovery of diversity as a unique and inclusive reality. It is the encounter of consciousness with itself, aware of itself and its own reality. In fact, this path is a simple invitation to dance in the now, to love the present moment, to celebrate our authenticity, to stop living as a victim of circumstance in order to live as a passionate adventurer. It is an unconditional proposition to enter the fire of life that can only consumes dreams, illusions, and fantasies, without affecting what we are. It is a call to return to the place we have never left, without offering anything we do not possess, nor teaching anything we do not already know. It is a call for an inner revolution. It does not help us reach our desired goal, but rather prepares us for the unexpected miracle.

This path was nurtured during a life dedicated to the search for Truth. It is a grateful offering to existence for what has been received. But remember, do not look for me. Look for yourself. It is not me you need, because you are the only one that really matters. This life is just a wonderful parenthesis in eternity so you can know and love. What you long for lies in you, here and now, as what you are.

Your unconditional well-wisher

“Master”, painting by Prabhuji. Acrylic on Canvas, New York