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#2650 - Thursday, November 23, 2006 - Editor: Jerry Katz

The Nondual Highlights

 

 


 

 

In this issue, 2 works. One is a letter from Jenny Munday in response to our series of selections from the writings of U.G. Krishnamurti.

 

The second work consists of selections from Empty Thoughts, a new book by Robin Dale.

 

Hope American residents are having a great Thanksgiving weekend!

 

 


 

 

Jenny Munday

 

Refreshing approach to the work of U.G. Krishnamurti. I particularly agree with his
remark about it being a "physiological" journey rather than a psychological one. My mind
wants to turn it all into thought but the body has played the lead role for a lifetime -
being always possessed of more energy than was comfortably manageable.

 

At age 50 a tingle up the spine lead to a the experience of a physical polarity switch
and I learned the meaning of awakening of the Leydig center - or Kundalini, as it's
called in the East. From then on it was - as UG says, a series of body mutations - muscle
spasms, energy swings, different states of consciousness, etc. which I always tried to
make sense of through my chosen profession of Psychotherapy.

 

It's like trying to fit a foot into a too tight boot. You can get it in there but you
walk with discomfort - not bliss nor "enlightenment". To me enlightenment has meant
releasing my belief system from the rigid structures imposed by materialistic
conditioning and fairy tale promises of those who market the "more-is-better" mindset.

 

I have realized the world I live in as the hologram of my belief system and endorse David
Bohm's quantum mechanics theory of wave movement. I have seen that "you" and "I" and "me"
are the same ONE. But this has happened through the incredible unfolding of the physical
mechanisms of the organ called "body".

 

My best guess is agreement with Sri Aurobindo's premise that the real stuff going on
constantly is the evolutionary movement to create a new bodymass that can contain the
electric voltage known as Fohat - or the highest watt which allows the knowledge/wisdom
factor to over-ride the lower mindset.

 

 


 

 

Empty Thoughts

by Robin Dale

 

On the back cover of the book it says, "This is a book of meditations pointing to the Emptiness which is Fullness, and which is the essential nature of all things, including thoughts. This Emptiness is prior to the mind; from it alone, words of truth flow." A few numbered selections follow, along with ordering information:

 

6

 

We deceive ourselves

that there is knowledge:

we are living

in the Unknown.

 

38

 

Acquiring things

is a defense

against

things' emptiness.

 

43

 

Even the initial

intent alone,

to see what

things truly are

works miracles.

 

55

 

There is

no such thing

as an idea

which frees.

 

76

 

Beliefs

are stepping-stones

to their absence

 

79

 

I'm safest

when I don't know

what's going on

 

102

 

Existence

and the Purpose

of Existence

are the same thing.

 

125

 

God gives you

the compost

known as "The World"

in return for your flower,

which is this spirit.

This is a natural process.

 

142

 

In all the universes

there is only One sense

of separation.

 

145

 

The moment before

your reaction occurs,

there is an empty, radiant silence,

in which absolutely everything,

including your reaction,

occurs.

 

146

 

Nothing

makes

everything.

 

147

 

Everything

means

nothing.

 

148

 

Everything

teaches

nothing.

 

149

 

Nothing is impossible,

even that there be

the impossible.

 

150

 

The Universe

is the cause

of the Universe;

everything exists

because of itself.

 

~ ~ ~

 

 

Empty Thoughts, by Robin Dale consists 321 short poems like the ones above. The size of the book is 4" tall by 6" wide. It would make a very nice gift. The price of the book for overseas purchasers is $29.20 Australian, which is approximately $21.00 USD. 

PayPal: Email the author at [email protected] to arrange PayPal payment. Or phone him at +61 3 9754 8641 (Australia)

Wyrd Publications
52 Monbulk Rd.
Belgrave 3160
Vic. Australia

Also read excerpts from Robin's book, Noticing What You Already Know: http://nonduality.com/robindale.htm

 

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