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James Traverse has over 40 years of experience in the art and science of yoga. He is a yoga educator and writer who communicates the direct approach to understanding your true nature. This experiential means, which is founded on a switchover from conceiving to purely perceiving, flowered principally out of Jamesí studies with his teacher, Jean Klein, who initiated him in the ways of Advaita Vedanta and Kashmiri Shaivism. His other influences include the works of J. Krishnamurti, David Bohm, Rumi, Adi Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Atmananda Krishnamenon and the yoga of B K S Iyengar, whose method he studied intensely for the first 15 years of his yoga journey.
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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4061, Sunday, October 31, 2010, Editor: Mark

The more awake one is to the material world,
the more one is asleep to spirit.
When our soul is asleep to God,
other wakefulness closes the door of Divine grace.

- Rumi, version by Camille and Kabir Helminski from Rumi: Daylight, posted to AlongTheWay

Happiness depends on something or other and can be lost; freedom from everything depends on nothing and cannot be lost. Freedom from sorrow has no cause and, therefore, cannot be destroyed. Realize that freedom.

-Nisargadatta Maharaj, posted to ANetofJewels

If you assume
That which you are seeking
is missing,
you will be engaged in
a restless and endless search.

If you assume
This is Complete,
exactly as it is,
you will be immersed in
an infinite process of
discovery and revelation.

- Metta Zetty

In seeing with the whole-mind, intuitively, the apparent seer disappears and the seeing becomes the seen.

- Ramesh Balsekar, posted to ANetofJewels

When we purify our obscurations until none remain, there is no film, no hidden karmic influences that color and shape the light of our consciousness. Because karmic traces are the roots of dreams, when they are entirely exhausted only the pure light of awareness remains: no movie, no story, no dreamer and no dream, only the luminous fundamental nature that is absolute reality. This is why enlightenment is the end of dreams and is known as "awakening."

- Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, from The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep, posted to DailyDharma

This world is very crooked. It is like the tail of
a dog. As soon as you take away your hands it
will again become crooked. So many yogis,
teachers, saints and prophets came into this
world and preached. Still it is crooked; it is in the
same state. Therefore, do not bother much about
reforming this crooked world. This can never be
done. Reform yourself first, then the whole world
can be reformed. How can you help the world
when you yourself are weak and ignorant. It will
be like a blind man leading another blind man.
Both must fall into a deep abyss.

- Swami Sivananda, Karma Yoga, posted to AlongTheWay

When all thoughts
Are exhausted
I slip into the woods
And gather
A pile of shepherd's purse.

Like the little stream
Making its way
Through the mossy crevices
I, too, quietly
Turn clear and transparent.

- Ryokan, from Allspirit

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