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I am pleased to welcome Dustin LindenSmith as Nondual Highlights Podcast editor. I've known Dustin for over ten years, since pre-Internet days. We used to sit in my apartment trying to figure out how to make nonduality accessible to the masses. We're still working on it.
I like these poems by Dave Davis. They're light, they're real, they're about stumbling through life, they're nondual. If you're a book publisher or an interested reader, David Davis can be contacted through the Highlights Editors by replying to this email.
David M. Davis, MD
I first was exposed to
the Advaita-Vedanta teachings in about 1995 when a friend of mine
(Dr. Steve Atherton) invited me to hear Wayne Liquorman speak at
his home. At that time, I purchased two books Net
of Jewels by Ramesh Balsekar and No Way for the
Spiritually Advanced by Ramtzu (aka Wayne Liquorman).
I did not hear
In the spring of 2000, the sense of an individual self with initiative no longer had the reality that it did before. I started reading some of the prominent Advaita teachers in 2001 (whom I have referenced), but the vast majority of my reading occurred subsequent to the shift in consciousness.
In 2003, poems started arriving which seemed to be pointing to what Ramesh, Wayne and other Advaita teachers had been speaking and writing about. It occurred to me that these poems might help others see the Truth of who we are more clearly.
My main debt of gratitude is to Ramesh Balsekar and Wayne Liquorman since it was via their pointers that the poems started happening, but some of the imagery in these poems has been due to my being exposed to other wonderful Advaita teachers, primarily Sailor Bob Adamson, Dr. Stephen Wolinsky and John Wheeler.
I hope these poems provide pleasure and help those who are still seeking to realize that no search is necessary.
Instead of organizing the poems chronologically, I put the poems in categories as to what was being pointed to by the poem. Thus, there are many more poems about certain topics than others.
For the most part, these poems are light hearted, but they point to a truth that is profound, which if understood will practically eliminate unnecessary suffering in ones life caused by the false self-center.
A PRAYER THAT WORKS -
DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD?
DO YOU THINK HE HEARS YOUR PRAYERS?
IF YOU DO-
I AM TOTALLY CLUELESS
THEREFORE, AS OF THIS MOMENT, I TURN
I NO LONGER WISH TO HAVE
ANY OF MY OWN THOUGHTS
I WILL ASSUME THAT FROM
THIS IS UNCONDITIONAL
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(For Sailor Bob)
BUT I KNOW WHAT I AM
WITH BOB THE SAILOR
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MY DECISION -
I DECIDED TO GO TO THE SARAH SILVERMAN MOVIE
JESUS IS MAGIC! TONIGHT
OF COURSE I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH SARAHS BIRTH
OR THAT SHE TURNS ME ON BIG TIME
OR HER DECISION TO MAKE THE MOVIE
OR THE PRODUCTION OF THE MOVIE
OR THE BUILDING OF THE MOVIE THEATRE NEAR MY HOUSE
OR THE BABYSITTER BEING AVAILABLE THAT SAME EVENING
OR MY HAVING BEEN BORN JEWISH, MAKING A FEMALE JEWISH COMICS MOVIE MORE APPEALING TO ME THAN OTHER ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS
OR MY WIFE BEING WILLING
OR MY NOT HAVING A MORE PRESSING COMMITMENT, LIKE A BAR MITZVAH, ON THAT SAME NIGHT
OR THAT MY
IS IT SUCH A CRIME TO TAKE THE COOPERATION OF THE UNIVERSE FOR GRANTED?
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ONCE UPON A TIME
I WAS A PIECE OF DRY BREAD
I FOUND MYSELF FLOATING
IN A HUGE VAT OF UTTERLY DIVINE TOMATO SAUCE
THE SAUCE STARTED SOAKING ME
I STARTED FEELING
I SEEM TO BE WHEREVER THE SAUCE IS
I FEEL AN UNCAUSED JOY
EXCEPT FOR A LITTLE CRUST
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SPIRITUAL PROGRESS? -
AM I MORE LOVING THIS YEAR THAN LAST?
AM I MORE COMPASSIONATE?
AM I MORE EMPATHETIC?
AM I RADIATING GOOD VIBES?
AM I BEING A LOVING
HAVE I GROWN IN WISDOM?
AM I REACHING A DEEPER LEVEL IN MY MEDITATION?
IS MY PLANTAR FASCIITIS PAYING OFF A KARMIC DEBT?
HAVE I TRULY FORGIVEN MY EX-WIFE?
DO I ACCEPT MY SELF
AM I A FEW STEPS HIGHER ON THE STAIRWAY TO ENLIGHTENMENT?
IF QUESTIONS LIKE THESE SEEM FAMILIAR
YOU HAVE MY SINCERE SYMPATHY
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(Written at The Beacon in
ITS A JUNGLE OUT THERE!
THATS WHAT MY WIFE SAYS
I BELIEVED IT
SO IT WAS ME, MY FAMILY,
AGAINST THE WORLD
OH, I FOUGHT ON AS BEST I COULD
I WORKED OUT AT THE
I EVEN HAD A GOAL,
BUT I WAS MAULED BY THE
(JUNGLE/FOREST, WHO CARES?)
THERE WERE STILL PLENTY OF GOOD TIMES
THERE WAS A JOY INSIDE
THAT THE JUNGLE
BUT THE JOY WOULD PLAY
I WAS LIKE A SALMON SWIMMING UPSTREAM
I NEEDED AN ESCAPE
SO I PUT
BUT THE MENTAL STRAIN WAS
MY FUSE BLEW
BECAUSE DUE TO THAT EVENT HAPPENING
I REALIZED THAT I AM THE CURRENT
I HAVENT QUIT MY
ANYWAY, THE JUNGLE IS AN INTERESTING ADVENTURE
WHEN YOURE THE
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WHOS IN CHARGE? -
I WANTED TO BE A
YET SOMEHOW WOUND UP A SHRINK
I WANTED A LITHE
BUT WENT BONKERS OVER A REUBENESQUE BRUNETTE
I WANTED A DAUGHTER
I WANTED TO RETIRE AT 58
BUT IM STILL
IM A SHIP WITHOUT A RUDDER
A TRAIN WITHOUT A TRACK
BUT THERES NO TURNING BACK
XCEPT IT ISNT BY ME!
WHOEVERS IN CHARGE
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Poetic Pointers To Nowhere, by David M. Davis, MD
David M. Davis can be contacted through the Highlights Editors by replying to this email.
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