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[EPISODE] Instructions for Spiritual Living
This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam welcomes Editor, Publisher, and Author, Jeff Cox.
While in college, Jeff Cox was guided to the teachings of Paul Brunton. In the early 70’s, he moved to the area around Ithaca, New York, where he and many other students studied with Anthony Damiani who was a close student of Brunton’s. Guided by Anthony’s inspiration, Jeff helped to build Wisdom’s Goldenrod, a center for spiritual study, and lived there for five years as a resident “monk.”
Later, as a devotee of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jeff was instrumental in establishing Snow Lion Publications as the major publisher of Tibetan Buddhism. After nearly thirty years, he retired as president/co-owner in 2012.
Since then he became a board member of the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation, which is the principle guardian of Brunton’s literary legacy. His publishing background has been put to use in editing and publication of Brunton’s unpublished writing—the latest effort is the recently released Instructions for Spiritual Living. Jeff lives in Ithaca, NY.
Sam starts out the show with a quote from Abraham. His interpretation includes talking about not putting your energy out for the things you don’t want in your life. Sam talks about how today’s quote confused him, but that he would have more next week. Sam introduces his guest, Jeff Fox. Jeff talks about the meaning of Ithaca to him, and how it relates to God, the divine, the area and how it feels like a cultural center. Jeff talks about his background in Buddhism and Indian culture.
Jeff talks about how he initiated got involved in what he does now, and it all started off with a trip abroad. He discusses how he got into spiritualism and several people told him to get into yoga and meditation. Once Jeff got into studying Jung and Paul Brunton, he also came back to Snow Lion publications. He continues about the teaching of Buddhism, and the presence you’re bringing to your environment. Jeff also talks about awareness and universal consciousness. Jeff also talks about the relationship between body and soul.
Jeff starts off this segment by talking about the various books and readings of Paul Brunton, who wrote 11 books. He continues that some writings are even online today. Jeff talks about spiritual development and what it’s really like to get there, and claims that “what we attend to, grows.” He talks about a specific book called “instructions for spiritual living” and how he wishes he had it earlier in life. Jeff talks about how the importance of the book is talking about character. Sam brings up gurus and ego and the relationship someone’s ego is going to have with them being a guru.
Jeff comes back in to talk about how meditation has affected his energy in his life. Jeff talks about how he reads books by Paul Brunton. He also talks about how people sometimes feel trapped in their bodies and situations where people feel outside of their bodies. He talks about decisions and knowing something may not be good for you and being able to feel that in your gut.