Murshid says reads HIK: Gatha I: Everyday Life: (#9 & 10) on Sobriety and Fasting. Along the way, he offers lessons from his spiritual journey.

0:00—Pre-lesson, talks about teaching schedule.

1:34—“Spiritual development means breath development.”

1:42—Murshid discusses his development of a teaching method—Four ways to teach: by breath, by heart, by eye and by atmosphere. The last two methods have just come to him.

3:20—Paul Reps.

3:45—More regarding the growth of Murshid’s teaching activity.

5:26—Reads and comments on undetermined text explaining Sufism.

9:10—Discusses symbology of dot and circle.

9:44—Talks about meditation under noisy circumstances.

11:40—“When you know yourself, you know God.”

13:17—“Therefore, I have never objected to people taking up Hatha yoga, but when they stop there, they’re limited. From Hatha yoga, one should go into raja yoga which is supposedly for the mind; or reversing it, from Zen, one goes into the arts. But now, the arts can hold (?), have retained more Zen than the Zen schools have. Archery, painting … your ceramics and so on have lots more Zen in them then the Zen temples have. But we are not going to worry about that, the point is that it is preserved.”

14:43—Identification with the breath—leads guided meditation.

16:44—Facing problems with Wazaif and Nayaz.

17:40—Meditation on Nayaz.

19:38—Murshid offers healing practice/meditation.


22:09—Reads Gatha: Sobriety.

22:30—Psychedelic drugs.

23:30—Effect of food (diet).

26:00—Murshid’s personal breaking of habits—On not laying down dictums.

26:30—“The purpose of what we are doing here is to increase your areas of joy, love, peacefulness, and vitality. And induced by personal practices and group activity; and one thing I consider very much worse than (how many?) drugs and alcohol, and that’s what I call the false conscience complex of people who do things hypocritically. This is much worse. Hypocrisy is much worse than partaking of anything wrong.”

27:20—Murshid Sam’s spiritual journey: Lahore.

28:09—Sokei-an Sasaki.

29:49—Edible botany.