Nonduality: The Varieties of Expression


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Issue # 1582 - NDH - Saturday, October 11, 2003 - Editor: Christiana

All verses are from cee's new book:

what to know before you die
http://presentnonexistence.com/

(Please note that the book contains no photographs or images, as they were taken from other sources.)

all time and records of time
universes, creatures, dreams and the lot
there when you notice them
not when you don't

everything seen depends on the seer
this means the entire world depends on you
how wonderful is your own awareness
the origin of 'all else'

 

 

 

 

 


Armenia: Monastery of Geghard, caves of the monks
http://tinyurl.com/qmbi


 

in the vast expanse of pure consciousness
if an identity is assumed
shine the light of bright awareness
and the matter is dissolved

it is only your own thoughts
that constitute an ego
your existence
is always prior to thought

 

 

 

Turkistan: Bezeklik Grottoes http://tinyurl.com/qmay


if you think you are a body
that is a huge assumption
question it
or forever hold your piece

head hands heart hair
pieces fall off and decay every day
where exactly is your location
in the human animal

Greece: Monastery of Our Lady 'Hozoviotissa'


 

 

the physical form
is made from food
infinitesimal changing parts
of earthly materials

you don't call food 'i'
before it goes in
and certainly not
when it comes out

 

 


Egypt: The Great Temples of Ramses II and Hathor/Nefertari
http://tinyurl.com/qmck


 

baby, teen, adult then old
perpetually changing cells and personality
what, where and who
is the real 'i'

?

these apparent forms
are a symbol for the real
like words
on a blank piece of paper

 

 

Turkey: 10th century monastic caves in Cappadocia's Goreme Valley
http://tinyurl.com/qmdz http://tinyurl.com/qme2 http://tinyurl.com/qme4


let all assumptions about yourself
soften and dissolve
who makes the assumption
is always more real

if a thought arises
find the source of that thought
whose thought is it
who is aware

who is thinking this thought
who is aware of this body
if you find anything there
ask who again

inquiring like this
with great intention
will return you to
what is essential

use the tool "who am I"
to dissolve every identity
don't stop until there is
no one left to ask

be fearless in letting
everything go
you can never get rid
of who you really are

 

 

 

 

 


India: Ellora caves http://tinyurl.com/qm5r
http://tinyurl.com/qmcj


 

 

 

what people see of you
is not really you
you are much more wonderful
than what can be perceived

the immensity of being
can't be packaged in a skin
you are not in a body
a body is in you

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bhutan: Taktsang
Photo: Bob Winsett


the apparent bondage
is only being somebody
to know yourself directly
let being stand alone

rested as pure awareness
everything is clear
ego is the slightest movement
that never occurs.

 

 

Greece: Sumela Monastery http://tinyurl.com/qm5w


 

waking, dreaming and
deep dreamless sleep
who is the witness
of these temporary states

eliminate everything witnessed
from the ever-aware witness
who or what is left over
when all else is gone

 

 

 

Israel: St George's Monastery


there is something in you
that is always present
always shining
without growth or decay

do you remember the moment
you came into existence
can you remember a time
when you were not

Jordan: El Deir (the Monastery) at Petra http://tinyurl.com/qmew


 

 

take your attention off everything outward
the wise have proclaimed
be still is the key

off the world off the body
off all relations
find out what is meant by
go within

 

Greece: Roussanou Monastery


 

 

alone like this
silent at heart

i am who am

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

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Nonduality: The Varieties of Expression


Starting February 1, 2018, Nonduality.com will operated by James Traverse.

James Traverse has over 40 years of experience in the art and science of yoga. He is a yoga educator and writer who communicates the direct approach to understanding your true nature. This experiential means, which is founded on a switchover from conceiving to purely perceiving, flowered principally out of Jamesí studies with his teacher, Jean Klein, who initiated him in the ways of Advaita Vedanta and Kashmiri Shaivism. His other influences include the works of J. Krishnamurti, David Bohm, Rumi, Adi Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Atmananda Krishnamenon and the yoga of B K S Iyengar, whose method he studied intensely for the first 15 years of his yoga journey.
James' website it BeingYoga.com
HOME


All 5000+ pages on Nonduality.com may be accessed here and here.

SPONSORS


ONE, by Jerry Katz

Photography by Jerry Katz

Dr. Robert Puff


       

Rupert Spira

DISSOLVED, Tarun Sardana

HIGH JUMP, Tarun Sardana