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#3228 - Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - Editor: Jerry Katz
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Vicki Woodyard reads Breathing Room (featured in Highlights #3227) at http://www.bobwoodyard.com/Breathing%20Room.mp3
"What is the sound of one hand clapping to Hava Nagila?"
"Dance where the wine was born."
In this version of Hava Nagila by Andre Rieu, European grandeur, Middle East sensuality, and Israeli folk simplicity dance together and humanity swells. They should play this at the world's Bar Mitzvah: http://youtube.com/watch?v=BFtv5qe5o3c
Nonduality Explained - "The Table"
by Gary Crowley
Nondual experiencing is not at all complicated. As a matter of fact, it's as simple as bumping into your kitchen table. One must only understand that when you bump into your kitchen table, you also bump into all the experiencing that arises from it. Your entire neurology simply reacts to the situation.
When you understand that you and others don't consciously control the perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and emotions that arise in any situation, you are open to being the nondual experiencing of each moment. Bumping into a table is no different than encountering the rest of life. What you are is the experiencing of an inherited and conditioned neurology "bumping into" life situations.\ Whether you are bumping into a table, meeting a friend in the park, considering the pros and cons of "paper vs. plastic" in the checkout line, awed by a beautiful sunrise, or grieving the death of a loved one, it's all part of the experiencing of living. Pain, pleasure, confusion, beauty, amazement, and grief are some of the many elements of living that are experienced along the way.
Every second of living is interpreted through the lens of your absolutely unique neurology that has been built and shaped through your genetics and life conditioning. You are the experiencing of your neurological lens meeting life. With this understanding, "living" becomes the magnificent and completely unique experiencing of each moment.
The good news is that you are always already the experiencing of life. Whatever allows for the dismantling of "the illusion of conscious control over your present moment experiencing" will only free you to discover what you already are. And then there you'll be, the nondual experiencing you've been searching for, but that you have always already been. You'll simply be the dynamic experiencing of living - all "Am" and no "I."
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When he was dying, Heisenberg said to von Weizsäcker, "It is very easy: I did not know this before." At another moment he said, "I see now that physics is of no importance, that the world is illusion." He passed away in peace.
Paul Brunton, Notebooks Category 9: From Birth to Rebirth, Chapter 1: Death, Dying, and Immortality
Tonight, I have awakened to the fact, that when I place my essence, my "Is-ness", into the google search box, the entire universe returns as the result.
The above is an entry from the Stillness Speaks weblog: http://www.stillnessspeaks.com/entry.php?id=50. This is a beautifully designed and upcoming website by Chris Hebard. Chris films nondual teachers and describes his mission as follows: Atma-Vicara, a Texas Non Profit Corporation, nurtures the community of spiritual seekers who pursue the discovery of Absolute Truth through direct Self inquiry. It acts as a repository, aggregating published material and resources of awakened teachers.It assists in the distribution and dissemination of Truth. It offers a haven for the assembly of people who listen to, talk about and assimilate Truth. http://www.stillnessspeaks.com/index.php
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