Enlightenment does not happen for two reasons

Enlightenment does not happen easily or commonly for two reasons. One, the spiritual aspirant is not sufficiently connected to the Enlightenment Transmission. Two, the spiritual aspirant is resisting the changes which Enlightenment, these include: loss of present identity, change of lifestyle and new responsibilities.

Enlightenment does not happen easily or commonly for two reasons. One, the spiritual aspirant is not sufficiently connected to the Enlightenment Transmission. Two, the spiritual aspirant is resisting the changes which Enlightenment, these include: loss of present identity, change of lifestyle and new responsibilities.” ~ Dave Oshana

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Why You Need At Least 3 People To Help Get You Enlightened

I figured out that you need at least 3 people to help you get Enlightened. Some seekers believe a teacher or guide is necessary to get enlightened and some do not. But what is the reality? You need 3 people for the Enlightenment Process to be effective. Throw out the old rusty traditional Enlightenment Handbook and observe how it happens live and direct.

I figured out that you need at least 3 people to help you get Enlightened. Some seekers believe a teacher or guide is necessary to get enlightened and some do not. But what is the reality? I will explain, without recourse to hackneyed old traditional speculative answers, something which I had no clue about on the day that I got Enlightened, which is that you need 3 people for the Enlightenment Process to be effective.

energy meditation

Since becoming a spiritual teacher following my Enlightenment on 19 June 2000, I have felt that I can make a crucial difference for other seekers to find their own Enlightenment. In reality, I could not see how they could do it without my help, and for this reason felt compelled to teach even though I had never wanted to teach. Based on nearly 10 years of teaching experience, I can definitely, declare that miracles happen consistently on a daily basis. I notice a dramatic and unprecedented rise in awareness, energy and ability of seekers who connect to the Enlightenment Transmission. Although, this continually happens I am still frequently surprised, in awe and grateful.

We can now throw out the old rusty traditional Enlightenment Handbook and observe how it happens live and direct. Truly, I can say that seekers who connect to the Enlightenment Transmission are experiencing a seemingly impossible rebirth and enjoying a new existence.

The typical rationalisation given by religious institutions for having a teacher is that everyone needs a teacher for every activity in life. I have always disagreed with this because some activities happen naturally and that Life is the Teacher. I also believe that Enlightenment is a natural God-given birthright. However, there are, within each seeker obstructions, which I as a spiritual midwife can remove when the seeker requests it.

I also have always maintained that Enlightenment should happen out there, in Life, and not in a monastery. I do not live in a temple; I live in the real world, because that is where Life is happening. However, I do also recommend an occasional, temporary retreat from the distractions of everyday life to benefit from a continuous and intense exposure to the Enlightenment Transmission for those who are able to cope with transformations and openings.

Coming back to the title of this live online class, "Why You Need At Least 3 People To Help Get You Enlightened", I will explain. As I have taken so much of your time already, I will simply give you a clue – only one of those 3 persons has to be an enlightened spiritual teacher!

Join in this live online class on 30th May 2010 or order the replay even if you are just the tiniest bit interested in Enlightenment and how it can be brought about.

Enlightenment Transmission Day 2009

5 o’clock in the morning on 19th June 2000 is when Enlightenment happened to me, the first moment I was aware of it. This free online event is a sharing of that moment and the Enlightenment which as vivid as it ever was and particularly easy to receive at this time of the year.

Enlightenment Transmission Day 2009

Enlightenment Transmission
is here.
Take it.
Pass it on.

FREE onLine Event
The Moment of Enlightenment Transmission

Join me in an Enlightenment Day Celebration – onLine!

5am London
7am Helsinki
Midnight New York
11pm Chicago
9pm San Francisco

5 o’clock in the morning on 19th June 2000 is when Enlightenment happened to me, the first moment I was aware of it. This free online event is a sharing of that moment and the Enlightenment which as vivid as it ever was and particularly easy to receive at this time of the year.

Free Enlightenment Teaching/Meditation
Central Helsinki
Enlightenment Transmission Day 2009

This year you are welcome to join me in a blessing, dedication and meditation upon the miracle of The Enlightenment Transmission. Free event. See the event web page to apply for an invite. 2pm-4pm.

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Special thanks to everyone who responded to the “Fast Track” request – an email has been sent to you. The main text will eventually be posted online. So everyone will see it.

Online classes resume after the Finnish Long Hot Summer Retreat, London August Teach-ins and Minneapolitan September Seminars.

HapPy mIdSumMeR!

I, therefore, strongly suggest that it is time to go fast track.

Every year, around Enlightenment Day, it becomes especially easy to awaken. An incredible amount of energy is liberated precisely for self-realisation.

This offer isn’t always available. That’s the message. Take it.

Dear Friends,

Summer is here! Never mind.

In Finland, everything stops as every formerly working person, escapes to the forest for rests. That’s why:

  • it’s the last live online class for awhile (all domestic internet services will terminate) but free audio and class replays continue
  • all registrations for the summer island retreat have to be in (you will know you are registered if you receive an email begging for a deposit on 09.06.09 or refusing your application)

Whatever you do locally for summer, I would like you to meditate on how many summers you have left (if this disturbs you then stop reading here). In Finland, there are only so many saunas you can have before your body shrivels up like a prune or a prawn and the big E-gal in the sky pecks you off.

This almost makes sense when you don’t think directly about it. The mind is incredibly over-invested in the illusion of continuity even when South Sea Bubble is absolutely certain to burst. Which means “you die, I die, we all die – spry, crisp ‘n dry.”

This summer marks the 9th Year of my Enlightenment (since 19.06.2000). This does not mean anything to you – but it could. All is lost unless you wake up from the dream of unreality. Only so many summers left for someone.

I, therefore, suggest (strongly for a change) that it is time to go fast track. There’s nothing to lose except all being lost. So, continuing on an uncharacteristic track, unseen since 2000-2002, I super strongly urge you to to bind up every ounce of grit and courage and go for IT. As I said, you have nothing to lose except everything, guaranteed.

Every year, around Enlightenment Day, it becomes especially easy to awaken. An incredible amount of energy is liberated precisely for self-realisation.

This offer isn’t always available. That’s the message. Take it.

Wanna go fast track? Think about it. Then act. Write me subject line: “I want to go fast track”

By the Grace and Living Light of the Enlightenment Transmission,
Dave Oshana

Raw Naked Spiritual Teaching vs Powder Puff Poetry

How not to get trapped in the snooty boutique of fake spirituality.

There is a kind of spirituality – you can find it in popular books and stirring speeches. Unfortunately, it’s not rare and you might have been infected by it without realising it.

Getting to the point: pretty words and spiritual powder puff poetry are not the real thing. Never could be, never will be. I speak as a former spiritual comics addict.

Getting closer to the point: Real spirituality is vivid, palpable and invigorating.

In this Sunday’s online class I will:

  • Point out the differences between real and sham spirituality.
  • Explain how to diagnose whether your problems are related to conceptual misunderstanding and unrealistic fantasies.
  • Introduce you to raw breathtaking spirituality, which once tasted means no more eating cardboard since you now know that you want the cornflakes inside the box more than the box itself – and, of course, I will show you how to find them.

All that in one class!

Read more Raw Naked Spiritual Teaching . . .
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The Enlightenment Teaching Legacy: Transmission, Power, Responsibility

With the free gift of Transmission the Oshana student is exposed to a powerful transformation process which affects their identity, behaviour and self-perception. This will present openings and challenges and invisibly present others with the hidden power to evolve. The student is strongly counselled to make the most of the potential spiritual growth energy which the Transmission brings, to move with it and not resist, to be gentle with others whilst fully conscious when they are ready to evolve. Hence, Transmission is a gift not only to the individual but also to significant others and the whole planet.

This Transmission Intensive opens up the spiritual seekers’ awareness of the wider dimensions involved in being a spiritual student, teacher and recipient of the Enlightenment Transmission.

Typically, in mass produced spirituality spiritual seekers are not brought “inside the door” i.e. given the necessary experiences, information and understanding to make the spiritual journey from gross identification to self-liberation.

In the Oshana Spiritual Teaching only a small number of students are taught allowing for the best possible customised learning environment beyond direct One-to-One tuition (which be excruciatingly intense and exacting).

With the free gift of the constantly available Transmission the Oshana student is exposed to a powerfully inexorable transformation process which will unstoppingly affect their identity, behaviour and self-perception. This will present openings and challenges and invisibly present others with the hidden power to evolve.

The student is strongly counselled to make the most of the potential spiritual growth energy which the Transmission brings, to move with it and not resist, to be gentle with others whilst fully conscious when they are ready to evolve. Hence, Transmission is a gift not only to the individual but also to significant others and the whole planet.

If time and relevance permits, and because it is Easter Sunday, we will take the real life example of Jesus (Christ) and explore how he managed this incredible energy and sought to fulfil duty to others.

Lights, Action, Transmission! After the Blast

Anyone who has experienced Transmission knows it is well powerful. Transmission is the real come to awaken you to the real. Seeker reactions to Transmission vary but there is always a reaction. Transmission is the long awaited big wave. How to surf it all the way home? Spiritual training is preparation for the Beyond The Beyond. Enter-taining? Apply with-in.

Anyone who has experienced Transmission knows it’s well powerful. As real as anything speeding on the road and then some (more). Transmission is the real come to awaken you to the real.

Like being awakened early? Some people do, and some don’t. Seekers’ reactions to Transmission vary but there is always a reaction from stunned amazed to stunned. That in itself is an event, a phenomenon, that people are affected at all. It isn’t the norm for spiritual events, except charismatic/cathartic rituals, which are typically as unstimulating as the umpteenth cold tea which the vicar accepted but did not drink (which is why stoned stimulant seekers, eschew the Salvation Army in favour of peyote-toting neo-shamans. “More E vicar?” will be the clarion call of the spiritually bankrupt bankrolling machine.)

It’s no wonder that spiritual seekers seek refuge in the last place that a Self-respecting aspirant should be seen – the bookshop. It’s the only place that seems to offer sense in the free market chaos of the topsy-turvy spiritual shopping mall. But it’s a trap, and enslavement to something far worse than the mail order book club debt-collector on the door – the mind’s machinations. Whilst prize courgette may grow from poop, the thousand-petalled lotus never arose from the dead-end mind. Minds don’t do wisdom anything like Consciousness does.

If Transmission is the long awaited big wave, then how to surf it all the way home? Forget about style, just hang on to that board, whatever happens it will be out of this world. That’s what this spiritual training is about, preparation for out-of-this-world, not the next world, but the Beyond The Beyond in this life, living from that place. Can you do two things at once? This is simpler.

If you followed this riff thus far and felt an immediate “yes yes, yes yes, yes yes” then apply with-in. If you didn’t then I hope you at least were enter-tained.

Unshakable Self-Confidence Through Absolute Self-Realisation

Confidence. Everyone wants it. Many fake it. Only a few feel that they really have it.

What’s the secret of unshakeable self-confidence? How can I have it?

Actually, there is no secret. Self-confidence is not an accessory but an absolute necessity. A person with no confidence is unable to act with self-autonomy.

To a large degree every human being has lost their self-confidence because they have lost their self-awareness and purpose.

The easiest way to ensure self-confidence is to never lose it. Have you noticed that babies have endless self-confidence and enthusiasm? It is truly tragic when they lose it – the price of admittance to the so-called “human race”.

Given that so many have lost their self-confidence by the time that they reach their teenage years, then the only solution is a recovery operation.

What is it that has been lost when self-confidence has been lost?

Security, certainty, self-awareness, the ability to discern and discriminate and act spontaneously without doubt and inhibition – these are qualities which are lost.

First of all, let’s be clear about what does not work. Material acquisitions and attainments do not solve the problem of lacking self-confidence. If they temporarily seem to then time and changing circumstances will surely change them.

A permanent solution does not depend on external situations.

A person who lacks self-confidence has, by definition, lost faith in their own qualities and abilities.

This unfortunate situation ensues when a person does not know who they are.

Self-realisation is simply the re-gaining of the awareness of ones true nature. It is the ability to correctly perceive the world and to know the correct course of action. You can call that Enlightenment.

There is an energy which exists to help you get beyond your psychological and emotional obstructions. It is called the Enlightenment Transmission and it is available for all who truly want to recover their lost abilities and start living their life.

Intro text for Unshakable Self-Confidence Through Absolute Self-Realisation: an Oshana Deeper Understanding Intensive.

For insightful texts about other Oshana Teaching events see the Enlightenment-Now.Com Meetings web-page

Does Buddha Wear Harmony Hairspray?

I was recently asked a question that has been doing the rounds for at least a decade. Sort of like a chain letter with 21 sayings allegedly by the Dalai Lama which ends with the warning “if you don’t send this letter on to 10 friends then you will die, horribly and painfully”. If you get one of these emails then you have to wonder if the sender is really a true friend.

The question was something like “Some people suggest that after Enlightenment there is no person, but you seem to talk as if there is a person. So is there a person? What is your experience of Enlightenment?”

The last question is also a trick question thrown in at the end of a whole load of conceptual confusion. Supposedly if you are enlightened then you can’t talk about it because if you do then you lose your enlightened status. Voi helvetti! (Expletive known by only 5 million people of which I am not one)

There are encampments of believers, I think they call themselves, non-dualists, who seem to believe that by attacking the richness of the English language that they will be rewarded with Nirvana.

This is all very complicated to dissect. I agree with so much that they say, up to a point, and then no further – and even less with what they do in their spare time.

I think the non-dualists are flogging a dead horse. The alarming tendency today is that the non-dualist ideology today is not being wielded by gentlemen of skillful means, as it used to be, but by fanatics who find their life’s meaning in shouting down all no-believers. I believe that England and America are in their darkest hour as a new wave of extremists has hit their shores: the non-dualists.

The non-dualists go by various names: advaitics, advaitists, neo-advaitists, Brother of the Open Secret Tea and Biscuits club, Satsang Federation and Bums on Seats. Some of those names are currently only whispered in hushed tones in certain inner circles because the non-dualists know that they are still in the minority. But their grass roots movement is growing, especially in Germany and parts of America.

Any philosophy can be abused and used to support wrong-doing. Non-dualism has that potential. The non-dual mafia will excuse their crimes thus “there was no-one there, no victim, no criminal, nothing ever happened”. Hopefully, the non-dualists don’t penetrate as far as the House of Lords and the Court for Human Rights.

Enlightenment is not an external thing. An enlightened person does not have to talk a certain way. What you might reasonably expect though is that they know what they are talking about.

Communication is about reaching people. Chopping sentences to fit a non-dualist Procrustean bed severely cripples the richness of the English language. As my words are frequently translated I generally speak as clearly as possible for the sake of my translator and audience. I only let loose my full verbal range when I am back in London.

Enlightenment teachers cannot be judged just on the basis of their words. I like to talk. I like language. I have to like it because I use it. However, it is becoming clearer to me that that the Enlightenment Transmission can be spread through a variety of expressions. This is especially possible because the Teaching is primarily energetic with a only a small component being verbal.

The only way to reply to a non-dualist is to ask an inscrutable koan “Does Buddha Wear Harmony Hairspray?”

The koan is based on a British TV hairspray advert: Harmony Hairspray. Wherein a walking woman with long bouncy hair turns the heads of everyone she confidently passes to the refrain of “Is she….or isn’t she….?” which expands to “Is she or isn’t she wearing Harmony hairspray?”

Of course, no one can be certain. She might just have naturally healthy hair (she is after all a professional model) . The answer comes in the final frame – in her handbag we glimpse a can of… … which I can only describe as some sort of CFC and vaporised gluey globules combination.

In the Buddha’s time the non-dualists would have sat on the side-lines with scorecards. Every time Siddhartha uttered the word Enlightenment they would have downgraded him. Eventually, of course, Buddha’s negative scores would be less than everyone else’s because he loves talking about Enlightenment!

Enlightenment can be known. You might not know if someone is enlightened for sure, but that’s not the point. The live issue is how close can they get you to a state of self-realisation with the assistance of that person.

Fortunately, in my own life as a teacher, the Transmission takes care of others. It brings purification, energy, purpose, direction, many wonderful, mysterious and miraculous things.

Enlightenment: The Hidden Door

Just a quick note to let you know that I have posted a new piece of enlightenment guidance at spiritual-teacher.org entitled Enlightenment: The Hidden Door. You are welcome to leave comments about the article at the end of this blog post.
It’s a short but precise statement – coming after the much longer previous blog post Enlightenment Day & Responsibility.

I am going back to live by forest lake now – the traditional thing to do during Summer in Finland. I will, though, be back soon with more to tell you about how I see the Enlightenment Transmission Teaching spreading worldwide.

Be Blessed with Enlightenment,

Dave Oshana