Writings

The second

The second that has just passed owes nothing to the second that follows it. The coming second expects nothing from the second that preceded it. Luis de Santiago

The bad habit of thinking

Om Shanti Shanti Om Yesterday we were talking about the work, about doing something, observing, doing it as a kind of work, something that is difficult to do. But it is like everything. We pay attention to the mind because we have become used to paying attention to it. Like

Your only choice

The thing that creates a lot of suffering, constantly, in our daily lives, is the feeling that we are the doer, that we are the ones that make things happen, the feeling that if we don’t do something, nothing will happen, and that’s totally ridiculous. Look at the Universe, do

IS A TEACHER NECESSARY?

Question: Luis, do I need a teacher? I’m a bit confused with this. Thanks. Luis: In my experience yes… definitely. My search changed when I met Robert Adams. From doubts, mind games, useless techniques and false teachers, I moved on to certainty, real experiences, wordless understanding, the manifestation of being.

Happiness in the world

Sometimes we believe that there are two kinds of happiness. There is the happiness of the world, the one you get from people, things, events or achievements. We know that this happiness is ephemeral, and soon disappears. Then there is another kind of happiness that is constant, that does not

WHO IS OBSERVING?

We have been living all our life thinking that we are a body and a mind, with something ethereal that we call “spirit” added to it. For some the spirit doesn’t exists, and everything ends with the mind and intelligence. For others spirit is something we will have to deal

Teacher or charlatan?

It’s very easy to pretend to be a teacher, we all know the ultimate truth: “The only thing that exists is consciousness recognizing itself”; “Everything is a dream, the mind and body are an illusion”, “There is neither the observer nor anything observed”, “Everything is void, Brahman”, blah blah blah.

Chain of lies

When we take as true something we have not checked, we risk basing our life on a lie. We assume that the person who told us this thing, with all his good intentions, has taken the trouble to check its truth with his own experience before transmitting his wisdom. But

Each teacher is different

You need to be clear that there is no such thing as the universal teacher, or the Advaita teaching that works for everyone. That is why there are different types of teacher, and why their teachings appear to differ from one to another. Each teacher speaks with their own voice,