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#3544 - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - Editor: Jerry Katz

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News about the passing of Bill East, a new interview with Greg Goode in audio, and access to an 80 page article about Paul Brunton.  

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Bill East died. The songwriter, musician, singer, producer was featured in the following Highlights:  

His final writings can be read here:  

Bill's CDs are no longer available from his website, but CD Baby has a few copies and features a few tracks you may listen to:  

Here is his spiritual autobiography in the form of milestones:  

Self Realization Fellowship – Pacific Palisades, CA

Divine Light Mission – Los Angeles, CA

City of Love and Light – San Antonio, TX

India Trip#1 – Journeyed through all of India to locate and question “Enlightened” Spiritual Masters

India Trip#2 – Traveled throughout India playing guitar and singing
Institute of Applied Yoga, Dallas, TX

Holy Abbot Monastery, Belville, VA

Divine Light Mission Ashram, Miami Beach, FL

New Vrindavan – Wheeling,WV

Yogi Bhajan – Santa Fe, NM

Sadhana Ashram – Sevierville, TN
Underground Recording Studios, Seymour, TN – (Album#1) “God Rock”
Center for Peace – Sevierville, TN

Underground Recording Studios, Seymour, TN – (Album#2) “For The Love of Christ”

India Trip#3 – To promote (Album#2) “For The Love of Christ”
CBS Records Bombay, India

Director of Meditation Center, Knoxville, TN

Big Mama Recording Studios – Seymour,TN
(Album#3) “Positive Affirmations”
(Album#4) “Songs that prosper the spirit”

Underground Recording Studios, Seymour, TN
(Album#5) “Onions to Pearls”
Costa Rica to promote (Album#5) “Onions to Pearls”

‘I Am That’ – Nisargatta’s Message and Pointers
Director of Marketing for Motivational Speaker & Sales Trainer

Ramesh Balsekar’s Message and Pointers

‘Sailor’ Bob Adamson’s Message and Pointers

John Wheeler’s Message and Pointers

Gilbert Schultz’s Message and Pointers
Underground Recording Studios, Seymour, TN
(Album#6) “Pointers”

Stephen Wingate’s Message and Pointers

Music Development Institute – MDI Recording Studios
Plymouth, MA (Album#7)


Greg Goode produced a new audio, an interview with Greg by Tomas Sander, mathematician and practicing Buddhist.  Tomas asks questions about Atmananda's "direct-path" teachings and how they utilize the concept of awareness.

Nondual Inquiry via the Direct Path (47 min):



Chris Hebard from sends the following in his newsletter:  

Paul Brunton: Introduces the Non Duality of Ramana Maharshi

Who was Paul Brunton?  

"When you awaken to truth as it really is, you will have no occult vision, you will have no "astral" experience, no ravishing ecstasy. You will awaken to it in a state of utter stillness, and you will realize truth was always there within you and that reality was always there around you. Truth was not something which has grown and developed through your efforts. It is not something which has been achieved or attained laboriously adding up those efforts. it is not something which has to be made more and more perfect each year. And once your mental eyes are opened to truth they can never be closed again." -Paul Brunton  

What would you have done if you were among the first Westerners to discover Ramana Maharshi?   Recently, we have begun to  explore the work of Paul Brunton, the prolific writer who many claim was the instrumental force in introducing Ramana Maharshi to the West.   This is no small accomplishment. In many ways, Ramana Maharshi ignited the popular interest in investigating the Truth of our existance starting with the simple question, “Who am I”?   Paul Brunton’s seminal books, including The Hidden Teaching beyond Yoga and The Wisdom of the Overself, written in the 1940’s, helped pave the way for modern non dual investigation by introducing what he called mentalism, writing in great detail on how all arises in the mind, including the ego, body and world. He was the first to clarify the limits of yoga and introduced the West to the need for Sahaj Samadhi, simply continuous and effortless trancendance, freedom, in the waking state for true realization.   After his death, Brunton’s 16 volume series entitled Notebooks continued to uncover his journey and specific aspects of the spiritual quest.

Peter Holleran, the creator of the website Mountainrunnerdoc  has graciously offered to allow us to publish his article on Paul Brunton, which also refers to the exhaustive thesis of Anne Cahn on the life and thought of Paul Brunton. Click   

Click below to read Anne Cahn's Thesis: Paul Brunton: A Bridge Between India and The West. These are comprehensive studies well worth the time to read. Click here to read Peter Holleran’s  article,  Paul Brunton - Architect of a 21st Century Philosophy:

We have had the pleasure of working with Peter Holleran on this project. Be sure to visit his website:

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