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#1607 - Tuesday, November 4, 2003 - Editor: Jerry   

The Amazon Nonduality Sutra  

Being quotations in which the word nonduality is used, located by using the "Search Inside the Book" Feature at, a new service that allows you to search the full-text of over 33 million pages from over 120,000 titles.   

Making up this Sutra are the book titles, authors and selected quotations.   --Jerry

Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior by David R. Hawkins  

". . . The self merges back into the Self. This is the level of nonduality, or complete Oneness. There is no localization of consciousness; awareness is equally present every- where. . . ."


". . . to claim that the comprehension of the nonduality of existence is superior to its realization as dual is again to fall into an illusion. . . ."


". . .Beyond temporal linear process, existence is witnessed as Knowingness, omnipresence, and nonduality. Because existence has no locality, the "me/you" duality and consequent illusion of separation disappears. This state is peace
beyond . . ."  


The Tibetan Book of the Dead by Padma Sambhava  


". . . nothing to be seen. This is naked, immediate, clear intelligence, It is clear voidness with nothing established, Purity of clarity-voidness nonduality; Not permanent, free of any intrinsic status, Not annihilated, bright and distinct, Not a unity, multidiscerning clarity, . . ."


". . . and all that remains is free, clear transparency. This transparency itself is naked, pure intelligence. It is clarity, immediacy, nonduality, and voidness of all intrinsic status including any intrinsic status of voidness itself. This bright and clear intelligent awareness is . . ."


". . . Thus having prayed, in the best case the deceased recognizes these visions as her own creations, dissolves into nonduality, and becomes a Buddha.


". . . they err by remaining dualistic in nonduality, By not communing nondually, they do not awaken. All life and liberation inseparable from their own minds, They still roam . . ."


". . . of natural liberation, at the apex of all vehicles, engaged in the subtlest practice of nonpractice, of achievement of nonduality by radical immersion in immediacy without dualistic effort. This is the teaching of the Great Perfection. SAMAYA GYA GYA GYA! . . ."


The Book of Secrets: 112 Keys to the Mystery Within by Osho  

". . . The mind is lost, the division is lost. You have a oneness. This is advaita, this is nonduality. And if you cannot feel this nonduality, then all the philosophies of nonduality are useless. They are just words. . . ."


". . . in human life the sex act is the only act in which you come to feel a nonduality, in which you come to feel a deep oneness, in which the past disappears and the future disappears and only . . ."


". . .Only tantra can create a new man, and this man who can know timelessness, egolessness and deep nonduality with existence will grow. A dimension has opened. It is not far away, the day is not very far away, . . ."


". . . individuality is false and illusory. They are nonindividual. Their duality appears to be, but it is not so: their nonduality is the truth. . ."


". . . For tantra that third point is advaita, that third point is nonduality. Tantra says you cannot reach the one by fighting through duality. . . ."


". . . how to love?" If I say, "Pray," then you will ask, "To whom? Worship whom?" Your mind cannot conceive of nonduality. It will ask, it will raise a question, "To whom?" . . ."


". . . achieved what Buddha achieved under the bodhi tree. They have achieved what Jesus achieved on the cross. They have achieved nonduality. Now they cannot exist. Existence as we know it is dual, dialectical, and these techniques are for you who exist . . ."


". . . mind is left behind and only consciousness is moving. In that moment you will have the illumination of oneness, of nonduality. That is the goal. That is the highest peak of consciousness. And that is the greatest ecstasy possible . . ."


The Flower Ornament Scripture/a Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra by Thomas Cleary


". . . who sees well with great knowledge Skillfully abides according to truth. No mean and no duality, And not even any nonduality: All in the worlds is void- This is the vision of the Buddhas. . ."


". . . rejoice, to reveal the causal basis of the Buddhas' teaching, to realize the equality of all Buddhas, to comprehend the nonduality of the realm of reality.


". . . Their wisdom is supreme and they enter into the true character of all concentrations, and abide in the state of nonduality of one essence. "Because sentient beings all cling to duality, great enlightening beings abide in great compassion; cultivating this teaching . . ."


". . . Those illumined by truth travel this path. The incomparably great sages Cultivate the nonduality of concentration, Their minds always in equipoise, enjoying tranquility; The all-seers travel this path. . . ."


". . . the clear, pure eye of reality, seeing the vast realm of the uncreated; realizing their null essence, they understand the nonduality of things and discover the true aspect of things. They fulfill the practices of enlightening beings without attachment . . ."


". . . to beautify and purify all lands, to avoid spoiling all works, to thoroughly understand all things, to impartially observe the nonduality of all things, to go to all lands in the ten directions, to comprehend the ultimate reality apart from desire, . . ."


". . . then they can crush all demons; pulling out the thorns of craving, they attain the bliss of emancipation. Abiding in nonduality, they have great mystic powers; they rescue sentient beings and protect them, being monarchs of virtue.


The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation With Commentary (Shambhala Classics) by Patanjali


". . . In fact, the most decisive transformation in the yogic process is the discovery of underlying phenomenal nonduality, which becomes visible with the arising of coalescence, or samápatti. Samápatti means "things falling together," and abiding in it steadily . . ."


Spacecruiser Inquiry: True Guidance for the Inner Journey
by A. H. Almaas


"The whole basis of the uncertainty principal-the duality between the observer and the observed-has disappeared. Only on this level of nonduality can objectivity be complete. So understanding continues to deepen as we move through degrees of objectivity."


Sources of Chinese Tradition
by William Theodore De Bary


"The terms interdependence, interpenetration, simultaneous co-arising, and nonduality express this basic notion of how the diverse elements of the universe are interdependent and interrelated with each other. . . ."


What Really Matters: Searching for Wisdom in America
by Tony Schwartz


"The tenth and highest stage-nonduality, or the absence of any split between subject and object-is both the easiest and the hardest to explain."


The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader.
by Ken Wilber


"...the transcendental essence of the great religions-has as its core the notion of advaita or advaya- "nonduality," which means that reality is neither one nor many, neither permanent nor dynamic, neither separate nor unified..."


The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World's Religions by Wayne Teasdale


". . . This unity is the heart of all mysticisms. It is awareness of nonduality and non- separation, of no distance between ourselves, the ultimate mystery, and all other beings. The unitive level of consciousness . . ."


". . .To a person in the Hindu Vedantic tradition who follows the teaching of advaita - the primal unity or nonduality of all being - we are all already divine, and we simply have to wake up and realize it. . . ."


Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision (A New Consciousness Reader) by Frances, Ph.D. Vaughan (sic)


"Paradox is simply the way nonduality looks to the mental level. Spirit itself is not paradoxical; strictly speaking, it is not characterizable at all."


The Diamond Approach: An Introduction to the Teachings of A.H. Almaas by John Davis


"The realization of boundlessness and nonduality happens only at levels beyond the ego and beyond all sense of effort. "


The Gateless Barrier: Zen Comments on the Mumonkan
by Zenkei Shibayama


"Vimalakirti asked Manjusri, "How does a Bodhisattva attain the Dharma of nonduality?" Manjusri replied, "According to my view, the Dharma of nonduality is of no-word, no-speaking, no-presentation, no-realization..."


Dreaming While Awake: Techniques for 24-Hour Lucid Dreaming
by Arnold Mindell


". . . adept submerged herself again and again in the central point of the mandala until she reached the state of nonduality. This mystical ritual of entering the central point symbolizes the quiet center at the heart of worldly events..."


White Sail: Crossing the Waves of Ocean Mind to the Serene Continent of the Triple Gems by Thinley Norbu


". . .When we are in formless, sole space meditation, which is the state of abiding in nonduality, it is actual accumulation. At that time, we do not need to make accumulation with the appearances of phenomena. . . ."


". . .The path of meditation is the continuous practice of the states of the wisdom of abiding in nonduality and the wisdom after attaining nonduality until they are inseparable.. . ."


". . . Stages only exist in the state of the wisdom after attaining nonduality. Then experiences, stages, and paths are described because of impure phenomena which still come in this state." . ."


"We try to purify all duality until there is no difference between the wisdom of abiding in nonduality and the wisdom after attaining nonduality."


Putting on the Mind of Christ
by Jim Marion


". . . Ascension. The "forty days" can be likened to the period between our resurrection into Christ Consciousness and our ascension into nonduality. The great thirteenth century Christian mystic, Meister Eckhart, called the entrance into the nondual level of consciousness the great "breakthrough," . . ."


Circling the Sacred Mountain: A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas by Tad Wise


". . .The definitive level Yamantaka is the wisdom of the nonduality of bliss and voidness. That wisdom is totally aware at all times of all life-forms' inseparability from the great . . ."


". . . It takes nonduality to beat the enemy, to overcome the habitual thinking of self-preoccupation.. . ."


". . . So when we can relate to something that is simultaneously there and not there, that's when we've mastered nonduality. . . ."


". . . No problem. Much fun. A few beers. A broken vow. No big deal. Everything's fine. Start over again tomorrow. nonduality, right? Nothing to the extreme-not even . . ." "Abstinence?" I volunteer. "Not even abstinence," Jay concurs wholeheartedly. "Oh-ho-ho-ho! Jay!" . . ." ." ."


"...Let's be silent and open to nonduality as the ultimate loving tolerance of extreme cognitive dissonance. Om mani palme hum...."


Miraculous Living : A Guided Journey in Kabbalah Through the Ten Gates of the Tree of Life by Shoni Labowitz


". . . wise actions of those around you. In "The Seventh Beggar's Tale," Richard Siegel writes so beautifully of the essence of nonduality: You once asked me who I am, Where I've been and what is my knowledge. The answers stand before you. . .."


Treasury of Precious Qualities: A Commentary on the Root Text of Jigme Lingpa Entitled the Quintessence of the Three Paths by Longchen Yeshe Dorje


". . . The intellect pertains only to the relative truth and is itself the factor that veils the state of nonduality. The absolute truth can be realized only by thought-free primordial wisdom, wherein there is no duality of subject . . ."


Indo-Tibetan Buddhism: Indian Buddhists and Their Tibetan Successors by David Snellgrove


". . . no crossing, no entering, no moving, no stopping. Not crossing, not entering, not moving, not stopping, this is penetrating into nonduality." The final nonduality is the nonduality of the concepts of samsara and nirvana . . ."


The Essential Chogyam Trungpa by Chogyam Trungpa


". . . But even the very sense of nonduality is a faint stain, a very subtle, transparent stain. On the shunyata level, that stain is regarded as an adornment,. . ."


The Rain of Wisdom: The Essence of the Ocean of True Meaning
by Nalanda
Translation Committee


". . .Unborn is the nature of birth; That unborn is unceasing. On the threshold of nonduality, there is nowhere to dwell. From this mind, difficult to express, Various magical displays of samsara and nirvana arise. . . ."


You Have to Say Something: Manifesting Zen Insight
by Dainin Katagiri


"Strictly speaking, we humans, like all other sentient beings, live in nonduality. But we must realize this nonduality through duality."


The Deadhead's Taping Compendium: An In-Depth Guide to the Music of the Grateful Dead on Tape, 1959-1974 by Michael M. Getz


". . . it should also be noted that many Deadheads have taken this communion with cosmic consciousness, this realization of nonduality, to be one of the most enlightening and ultimately rewarding experiences of their lives.


Einstein and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings
by Thomas J. McFarlane


". . . nonduality ... is Ultimate Reality ... is nothing but cognizing the nondiversity in the diversity of the manifestation.

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