This is the book that so many have asked for. This book has the ability to act faster than any non-duality book ever produced. Self realization is the immediacy of naked wakefulness. It is because of gilbert’s ability to shift one's perspective from the limited self to that which IS. The already so, no wonder, that he, has a following like no other.
Revealed in such directness, this book is the realization that mind is time. This book offers simple and direct pointers that reveal what is already so: " How can anyone set you free, if, in essence, you are already free? The commonly accepted idea that ‘my conditioning’ must be changed is a trap for the mind.
Gilbert has the ability, like no other, to shift one's perspective from the limited self to that which IS. The already so. For years, gilbert's writings and interviews have been a cherished commodity and now finally after a decade, we are proud to present.
From the introduction You are in rare company. Here is a clean and powerful message concerning the subject of Non-Duality, chock full of mind stopping phrases that those who love this topic will take to heart. Any person with an interest in this esoteric realm will be well served to take in this brilliant offering, and may the clarity and wisdom with which it is written, help this book find its way to a much broader audience.
His own words about this topic are simply the best I've ever encountered, fresh and relentless, like a velvet hammer tapping away at what might be left of your illusory sense of a personal self. Jesse V. This is not a rehash of every teacher who came before, though the author is well acquainted with the writings of great sages, ancient and modern.
It is exquisite, delicious, and wonderful beyond words. Among those who seek for something that might bring peace, and an ease of life, understanding, there are few who find a connection to the teaching that has come to be known as Non-Duality. Later what sets the book in your hands apart from other books on this subject is its potency.
Depending on No-Thing
If it’s possible for a man to be arrogantly humble, then that man’s initials are R. S. This is what i like about robert’s approach—I hope you do too: “Honesty about not knowing is, in my experience, where equanimity is to be found. What we actually know is precious little, so many of us fill the apparent emptiness by pretending that believing is the same as knowing.
In a book that is both wide and deep, Robert has written a book that questions and challenges all that we think we know about ‘spirituality’. When one believes without actually knowing, then there is always lingering doubt to deal with—even if only unconsciously. ”. And yet, at the same time, while ripping apart the defenceless pretensions of a spiritual teacher, he’s disarmingly honest and humble.
Robert writes: “when one is not looking for any escape at all, but finds oneself participating in whatever thoughts, feelings, perceptions, etc. Make up the constituents of this very moment, anything real, anything that is not escapism and fantasy, and it is only in the moment that anything true, " including that one will "eventually" be "enlightened, without any hope of things getting "better, " then one is in the moment, will be found.
So whereas most of the "teaching" points elsewhere—points, I mean, to an improved condition that you will attain by following the teaching—I point only to what you are right now in this moment. The one who is reading these words is IT, and there is no other. Catherine noyce writes in the foreword: here’s a classic robert saltzman: “How do you ‘try out’ ‘universal consciousness?’ Just declare yourself ‘universally conscious’ and assess how that makes you feel? Oh, please.
Real-World Nonduality: Reports From The Field
None of the writers are claiming enlightenment or liberation and yet we can each find something in these essays to learn from and identify with. The writers explain in engaging detail how this approach enriched and refreshed their enquiry and their established practice, Christianity, Western philosophy, be it Sufism, Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta or ‘new age’.
In these essays you will find a mirror of your own journey. As greg goode writes in the introduction to real-world Nonduality, “Readers may find it a useful springboard to look at nonduality from different angles or learn that someone else is experiencing the same issues they are going through”. Eleven people tell us how the ‘direct path’ approach as described by Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon 1883 –1959 became woven into their daily lives.
On the Mystery of Being: Contemporary Insights on the Convergence of Science and Spirituality
Join some of the most spiritually curious and renowned minds of our time for an exploration into the mystery of being. From founders of the science and nonduality sand conference, authors, scientists, Maurizio and Zaya Benazzo, psychologists, On the Mystery of Being brings together an array of visionary spiritual leaders, philosophers, teachers, and healers to celebrate and explore what it means to be human.
This beautifully arranged collection of essays and insights highlight topics on the convergence of spirituality and science, Rupert Spira, Adyashanti, weaving scientific theory and spiritual wisdom from some of the most influential thinkers of our time—including Deepak Chopra, and many more—with pieces that get straight to the heart of the matter.
As a powerful antidote to our chaotic and materialist modern world, this dazzling volume offers timeless wisdom and new insight into humanity’s age-old questions. May it encourage your spirit, challenge your mind, and deepen your understanding of our interconnectedness. On the mystery of being also reveals the cutting-edge explorations at the intersection of science and spirituality today.
Who are we? what is our place in this vast and ever-evolving universe? Where do science and spirituality meet?If you’ve pondered these questions, you’re not alone.
This Extraordinary Moment: Moving Beyond the Mind to Embrace the Miracle of What Is
Built entirely around personal experience and exploration, and meditations to help you unlearn the basic misapprehensions about the nature of moment-to-moment experience, dialogues, and shows you how to gain distance from the stories you tell about what you’re experiencing, this book provides activities, exercises, so as to better focus on what’s actually happening in the present moment.
With ultrashort chapters grounded in experiential practices, well-being, and without the use of the usual spiritual jargon, this fast-moving, highly readable book makes the esoteric accessible to all—from anyone interested in stress management, or positive psychology to the devoted spiritual seeker.
While we have countless ways to categorize, touched, and label things, seen, tasted, the truth of whatever is being felt, conceptualize, or heard is infinitely more complex and multidimensional than our conceptual or linguistic structures would have us believe. The realization that there is no explanation for existence or awareness of existence is ultimate liberation.
By becoming more intimate with experience itself—rather than trying to narrate, avoid, or escape it—we can begin to discover that our experiences cannot possibly limit us in the ways we’ve imagined, owing to their radically open-ended and ultimately indefinable nature. This extraordinary moment invites you on a journey of boundless inquiry, which becomes a liberating free-fall into the mysteries that lie just beyond our understanding of lived reality—which words can never quite describe.
But in trying to unmoor the essence of lived experience from the concepts and stories we use to construct it, author and spiritual teacher John Astin takes a different approach—using fewer words instead of more, and grounding them with exercises designed to evoke the actual experience of what he’s describing.
Evoking the true nature of experience in words is a tricky proposition: perceptual reality has no beginning and no end, indeterminate, making it impossible to delineate, and what arises internally as thoughts and feelings are equally limitless, and unresolvable.
The Ten Thousand Things
A new, more affordable edition of the acclaimed book, The Ten Thousand Things by Robert Saltzman. Each moment feels fresh, different from any other, and entirely unspeakable. ". The future never arrives. What is, simply is, and cannot become anything. One simply experiences what living human beings experience from moment to moment, and that's it.
Like the stars in the sky, this aliveness is present whether noticed or not, and when the contraction called "myself" relaxes sufficiently, the aliveness feels obvious and indisputable. Enlightenment is a non-issue - not worth thinking about. And that is sufficient. That relaxation of the clenched "myself" feels like having been roused from a dream to find oneself alive and aware.
. This edition is text-only and without the photographs contained in the first edition. You do not have to believe anything in order to be alive.
"What the...": A Conversation about Living
After a long break from writing, darryl returns with an unsparingly honest account of his own journey, from the confusion of teenage spirituality, through years of intense practice and contact with teachers—and working to earn a living in many countries. Darryl tells of his experiences of being an international ‘teacher’: how he reacted to the projections and requests for a formula for living, his own realisations and his current gently dynamic approach.
Darryl’s journey through searching, disillusionments and what came after has led him to a new, realisations, fresh and clear perspective. Darryl is the author of three other books, Dismantling the Fantasy, Essence Revisited and Buddhessence. He invites us to explore our own experience, pointing to what most people overlook or ignore, asking some essential questions and considering some surprising answers.
Spontaneously drawn to meditation at age fourteen, Darryl spent the next 17 years exploring awareness and concentration within Eastern and Western traditions. He then spent 9 years with mindfulness teacher Ruth Denison and another 6 years as a meditation monk in the Thai Forest Tradition, under the guidance of Ajahn Sumedho.
Darryl now works with a simple yet profound approach: a very gentle but constant consideration of our common experience.
The Escape To Everywhere
Consciousness is going through the doors of the senses and meeting itself here. It’s my body. Obsessing over self all day. Sensations of the body are hijacked by the mental process which spins out a story of feelings about you. There’s just subjectivity. You’ll see the solution by the problem’s absence.
That’s the truth. The thing to do is to turn the light on it to see that all there is, is subject; there is no object called me as a subject. About what was you and what is going to be you. The narration about the journey is the heaviness. We are saddled with the proscribed way of looking called self-centeredness.
Now you might see how it goes when you’re not. Everything is perceived as to how it pertains to me. The mental process then claims it: I am the one seeing, doing, etc. You already know what the game is like when you’re identified as the body. Then the thoughts reinforce that. Then enlightenment and all these goals become non-goals, because you realize there is nothing to seek.
If your attention left the mental process, if your attention could entertain, “Possibly I’m not this that I’m so absorbed in and as, if you weren’t so addicted to the idea of being a self, ” you would see there is no need to get out of self because there was never a self to be in.
The most common way this manifests is in a persistent sense of discontentment. Martin takes his place beside william James and Abraham Maslow to give us one of the most important and ground-breaking works on consciousness and human potential in recent memory. Allan leslie Combs, Ph. D. Ciis professor of consciousness Studies, author of The Radiance of Being and Consciousness Explained Better "Dr.
Before long, the background feeling that something is not okay returns and the search begins anew. You may be surprised to learn that life doesn’t have to be this way. Dr. Although it can disappear when a desire is achieved, or a piece of our life that was believed to be missing falls into place, ultimately the relief is only temporary.
It is not often that rigorous research can be inspirational, but Dr. Something just doesn’t feel quite right. That something is usually hard to put a finger on. Maslow wrote of 'self-actualized' persons. Jeffery martin's work on non-symbolic states of awareness has helped create the most lucid map for understanding higher states of consciousness.
Martin goes a step further, describing the phenomenology of Maslow's highest level, namely the self-transcendent or enlightened. Who are the finders?the average person lives with an experience of the world that is rooted in fear, worry, and anxiety.
The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life
Discover a refreshingly different form of mindfulness to access natural wisdom, and joy "In this groundbreaking guidebook, compassion, Loch Kelly offers contemporary versions of ancient practices . Siegel, and joy in any moment? according to renowned meditation teacher Loch Kelly, compassion, MD, author of Aware What if you could open into a natural flow of wisdom, this possibility is closer than you think.
. That can liberate our lives with meaning, connection, and clarity. By making a small initial effort of "unhooking" awareness from chattering thoughts, you can begin the journey home. Here you will learn:how to shift out of thought and into your awake, contemporary neuroscience, and psychotherapyhow to make the "you-turn" from small self to no-self to true SelfThe Five Foundations of Effortless MindfulnessHow to learn to return and train to remain in an awake, compassionate flowHow to avoid the pitfalls to embodying awakeningThis reader-friendly guide is filled with innovative practices designed to give you small glimpses of your awake, loving natureThe different approaches of effortless mindfulness and deliberate mindfulnessUnique methods to liberate difficult mental and emotional statesMindful glimpses micro-meditations that can be done at any time with eyes openA contemporary version of ancient methods to navigate your consciousnessEffective practices drawn from ancient wisdom, loving nature.
The way of effortless mindfulness shows that awakening is not only possible, but is also available in the midst of your daily life. Whether you're an experienced meditator or are new to mindfulness practice, The Way of Effortless Mindfulness offers a new and effective approach to awakening and healing.
Loch teaches "effortless mindfulness, " an advanced yet simple form of mindfulness that can liberate the deepest levels of suffering.