Thursday Satsang Via Zoom and In-Person Viewing at TMC – February 9, 2023
An Evening with Michael Smith
“Signs of Spiritual Progress”
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CST
6:00-7:00 p.m.: Gentle Hatha Yoga with Chris Young
7:00-7:30 p.m.: Guided Meditation with Paul Emerson Ph.D.
7:30-8:30 p.m.: An Evening with Michael Smith
8:30 p.m.: Evening Prayers
8:40 p.m.: Snacks
Swami Veda’s most recent book – just published in India last week – is titled Signs of Spiritual Progress. Those who attend the Sunday Morning Book Study received an advanced copy to read, and they realize what a profoundly wise and inspirational book it is.
There is a prayer Swami Veda sometimes quoted in his talks at The Meditation Center:
May the wicked become good.
May the good become enlightened.
May the enlightened ones enlighten others.
Many of us have been contemplating these things. We wonder: “What can one do to make the wicked become good?” “How do the good become enlightened?” “What do the enlightened ones do to enlighten others?” Signs of Spiritual Progress, answers those questions.
It is a compilation of some of Swami Veda’s most intimate talks in which he shares insights from his own inner explorations — “I am speaking to you out of my personal self-experiments.”
Signs of Spiritual Progress is filled with various practices to refine one’s personality and “polish our egos.” — “Remove the dust from the clean, clear mirror of your mind and all your problems will be solved. Then the Yamas and Niyamas will develop automatically.”
In this path of self-effacement, quietude, and inner stillness, how far can the honing-down and polishing go?
Maybe all the way.
This Thursday Michael will share some of his recent understandings of Swami Veda teachings in relation to Signs of Spiritual Progress.