Tell me what you
pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.
-- Jose Ortega y Gasset
can I accept or reject anything? Is there anything apart or
distinct from Brahman? Now, finally and clearly, I know that I am
the Atman, whose nature is eternal joy. I see nothing. I hear
nothing. I know nothing that is separate from me.
Wisdom of the Hindu Gurus," edited by Timothy Freke
There's courage involved if you want
to become truth. There is a broken-
place in a lover. Where are
those qualities of bravery and sharp
compassion in this group? What's the
use of old and frozen thought? I want
a howling hurt. This is not a treasury
where gold is stored; this is for copper.
We alchemists look for talent that
can heat up and change. Lukewarm
won't do. Halfhearted holding back,
well-enough getting by? Not here.
to nondualnow by Aly
The curious paradox is that
when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
-- Carl Rogers
Translucent Revolution What is translucence? What's it like to live
that way? And why is the founder of Men's Wearhouse
Interview by Deborah Caldwell For the last
decade, Arjuna Ardagh has studied what
he believes is a worldwide advance in human consciousness
marked by what he calls translucents--people
who've undergone a spiritual awakening that also allows
them to remain involved in ordinary life. In his new book
The Translucent Revolution, Ardagh
interviews such spiritual gurus as Eckhart Tolle, Byron
Katie, and Neale Donald Walsch--all people who say they
have become "translucent." Recently, Beliefnet
Senior Editor Deborah Caldwell interviewed Ardagh, who
also led her through a meditation exercise for becoming
Could you describe the experience of
The shift that initiates you into the
translucent life is an awakening that is beyond thinking
and feeling, and changing experiences. Most of the time,
most of us are glued to thoughts and feelings, belief,
desires, fears. And all we know is the content of whats
in the mind at that time. So we say, I am a vegetarian, I
am a Democrat, I am afraid, I am angry. But we dont
really know in that moment who we are. Because who we
really are is experiencing beliefs, experiencing
thoughts, experiencing objects moving, sounds being
heard. When we wake up to the one who is experiencing
this moment, people describe that as absolutely peaceful.
Not just loving, but love itself.
book documents 170 interviews with contemporary writers
and teachers--13,000 surveys. And based upon those
interviews, we believe there are three to four million
people worldwide who have woken up to who they are beyond
the mind. They realize that who they are is limitless
consciousness beyond birth and death, absolutely free.
Who they are is love itself.