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#3816 - Tuesday, February 18, 2010 - Editor: Jerry Katz

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Deepak Chopra's Glasses


Nonduality turns out to be nothing more than everything.

Yes, you heard it here first. Nonduality is nothing more than everything, tax included. If you would like to learn more about nonduality, tough. The only teacher in town isn’t taking any new students. His old ones chewed his ear off with useless questions and left him for dead in a No-Parking Zone.


Mountains are mountains again and rivers are rivers and somewhere lies a man with no ear and no stomach for discussion.


Deepak Chopra will be discussing this on Larry King Live any minute now. Stay tuned.


Larry to Deepak: Is it true that there is only everything?


Deepak: Of course, Larry, of course.  Tax included. Free shipping for orders over twenty-five dollars on


Larry: You mean you can order everything on


Deepak: Except for these glasses I am wearing. I found them in Liberace’s tomb. Do you like them, Larry?


Larry: Hello, Tucson, do you have a question?


Tucson: Tell the guy in the nerd glasses I admire them and would like to own a pair just like them.


Deepak: These are not nerd glasses. Do you see any electrical tape on them? Of course not. I am a man of great wisdom and....glitter.  Have you got a mirror, Larry? I love myself...but in a philosophical way, of course.


Larry: Washington, what do you think of Deepak’s eyewear?


Washington: Reminiscent of Elton John on a camel on acid. I’d like to order a pair. Does carry them.


Larry: Of course and you can upgrade to two-day shipping. But we’ve gotten off-topic. After the break: The guru left for dead in a no-parking zone. His students are said to now be following Deepak Chopra’s glasses, which have taken on a life of their own. Deepak, you are no longer needed. Only your glasses hold any interest for our listeners.


Deepak: I can talk about my special relationship with Michael Jackson.....


Larry: Thanks but no thanks, Deepak. After the break, Deepak’s glasses speak. Don’t touch that remote.


Vicki Woodyard






Here are some entries from the blog of Jacquiline Hobbs:


No-one there

If there is no-one there, enlightenment is irrelevant. We spend so much time searching for the right thing to do, to make realisation happen, that we neglect to think about who it is doing all the searching. Who is this that wants enlightenment so badly? A false sense of an existent self. Nevertheless, whether we like it or not, that sense of self is there. All we can do is remember that actually, there's no-one there. We are taken, as appropriate, when the time is right, to what needs to happen to see that false sense of self be slowly released. It always happens in a different way for each one of us and the mechanics of that is not under our control. Ultimately, given that there's no-one there, there's nothing that needs to be done. Realisation only comes into existence for some, "one" but if there isn't any "one", the whole business never arises.


When the mind ends

When the mind ends, there is Silence. Mind is ego. If the mind ends though, it is usually temporary. The ego has to disappear completely for the absence of mind to be permanent. All spiritual techniques aim for a permanent end to the mind. Once we realise that "we" do nothing and nothing is within our control, the ego function becomes so thoroughly weakened, in the end it passes away. Self-enquiry is another means by which the mind is finished with. Here, rather than trying to stop the mind, we go beyond it, to where it does not exist. Devotion or surrender to a guru is exactly the same as all these techniques. We accept everything exactly as it is: completely accepting it as the guru's will. By fixing on the guru, we focus entirely on what is beyond mind. Whichever technique we pursue - and this is only three - only when there is no longer any mind motion and thinking is entirely absent, will the ego die. Of course by this time we realise that the ego was never there. And all of this is predestined and not a matter of us "making" it happen. We can't. It either will or it won't. How it happens, or the merit by which it happens, is not for us to judge either. None of it has anything to do with us: this is the only way that the mind truly gives up.


Did you notice?

Did you notice what the person with your name did today? What he or she felt? What they thought? What they said (and didn't?) Did you notice what feelings that person had today, what emotions arose, when? Did you register what and how that person is feeling about life right now. ... Do you realise that's not you? You are so taken up with that person with your name, you never stop for a moment to focus on what it is that functions through that person, looks straight through their eyes, has the ability to register and take part in all that gets said and done. Focus instead on yourself. By that I mean, become aware of what "you" are: awareness itself. Stop stock still and don't wander outwards. Stay absolutely still and focus - "rest" - in that awareness. This reference point is all that you have. It is the gateway "in": away from the person, the ego-centre, thoughts, feelings and life experiences ... into the Heart.






Michael P. Garofalo


 "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and
for a talk beside the fire:  it is the time for home."
-   Edith Sitwell


"February is a suitable month for dying.  Everything around is dead, the trees black and frozen so
that the appearance of green shoots two months hence seems preposterous, the ground hard and
cold, the snow dirty, the winter hateful, hanging on too long."
-   Anna Quindlen, One True Thing


"Keep your faith in beautiful things;
in the sun when it is hidden,
in the Spring when it is gone."
-   Roy R. Gibson  


"Late February, and the air's so balmy snowdrops and crocuses might be fooled into early blooming.
Then, the inevitable blizzard will come, blighting our harbingers of spring, and the numbed yards will
go back undercover.  In Florida, it's strawberry season— shortcake, waffles, berries and cream will
be penciled on the coffeeshop menus."
-   Gail Mazur, The Idea of Florida During a Winter Thaw


"The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size."
-   Gertrude S. Wister


"Wishing and wanting
to see you,
I step on thin ice."
-   Madoka Mayuzumi


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