Where All Roads Lead to Greater Love

We know all too well from reading the daily headlines that there’s plenty of negative news to go around. … THIS POST HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN, AS IT APPEARS IN JOHN ROGER BARRIE’S APRIL 2024 BOOK, “THE DEEPEST SILENCE AND OTHER ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALITY.”

November Reflections

Each autumn, I reflect, reminiscence, and recall in vivid detail a spiritual experience that occurred some 49 years ago, which changed my life. … PORTIONS OF THIS POST HAVE BEEN TAKEN DOWN, AS SECTIONS OF IT APPEAR IN JOHN ROGER BARRIE’S APRIL 2024 BOOK, “THE DEEPEST SILENCE AND OTHER ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALITY.” I’m exceedingly grateful for the opportunity to Read More »

The Eight Fetters, Pt. II

This concludes our examination of what are known in Hinduism as the eight fetters, which are: shame, hatred, fear, pride of class, pride of upbringing, pride of good character, grief, and doubt. … THIS POST HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN, AS IT APPEARS IN JOHN ROGER BARRIE’S APRIL 2024 BOOK, “THE DEEPEST SILENCE AND OTHER ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALITY.”

The Eight Fetters, Pt. I

In the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, the great Hindu saint Ramakrishna (1836-1886) frequently mentions the “eight fetters.” … THIS POST HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN, AS IT APPEARS IN JOHN ROGER BARRIE’S APRIL 2024 BOOK, “THE DEEPEST SILENCE AND OTHER ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALITY.”

The Perils of Teaching Spirituality

One of the topmost potential perils when walking the spiritual path is when one feels called to teach spirituality to others. … THIS POST HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN, AS PORTIONS OF IT APPEAR IN JOHN ROGER BARRIE’S APRIL 2024 BOOK, “THE DEEPEST SILENCE AND OTHER ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALITY.”

Cultivating Enthusiasm in Spiritual Life

When first embarking on the spiritual path, many aspirants are filled with exuberance and enthusiasm in their newfound pursuit. … THIS POST HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN, AS IT APPEARS IN JOHN ROGER BARRIE’S APRIL 2024 BOOK, “THE DEEPEST SILENCE AND OTHER ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALITY.”

Turning Off the Mind

In India’s great scripture, the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna complains to the celebrated incarnation of God, Sri Krishna … THIS POST HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN, AS IT APPEARS IN JOHN ROGER BARRIE’S APRIL 2024 BOOK, “THE DEEPEST SILENCE AND OTHER ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALITY.”

Do Not Lose Your Inner Peace

Many are familiar with St. Teresa of Ávila’s (d. 1582, Spain) well-known “Bookmark Prayer” … THIS POST HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN, AS IT APPEARS IN JOHN ROGER BARRIE’S APRIL 2024 BOOK, “THE DEEPEST SILENCE AND OTHER ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALITY.”

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