Living Nonduality: Enlightenment Teachings of Self-realization by Robert Wolfe (Author)


This is a newly improved Kindle formatting of Living Nonduality: A collection of 238 concise, illuminating discussions covering 444 pages investigating what it means to live without division. Robert Wolfe (also the author of The Gospel of Thomas: Enlightenment Teachings of Jesus, and One Essence: The Nondual Clarity of an Ancient Zen Poem) discusses modern and ancient nondual teachers and explores the enlightenment teachings of Jesus, Buddha, Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta and others. Other chapters explore the relation between modern scientific understanding and spiritual insight. It is not only a personal reflection on the nondual experience, but a useful and challenging spiritual “travelogue” to the history and contemporary field of enlightenment teachings.

Here is a selection from the preface, Self-realization is not a Religion:

“There is probably no person alive who has not pondered that which some intellects have termed “ultimate reality” — the source of animation and activation that expresses the phenomenon that we call life. Because this noumenon is immaterial, to the senses, it is sometimes described as “spirit”.

“An interest in the spiritual need not have any inherent relationship with what is defined as religion. It can be free of: required beliefs; worship of forms (or even the absence of form); dictates of regulated behavior; or ideas of right versus wrong. It can be free of all doctrine or dogma, allowing you to discern and verify for yourself what is true.

“In the latter category, is an area of interest in ultimate reality (or the “spiritual”) which is referred to as self-realization. This is a direct, unmediated confirmation of the nature of truth concerning the root questions of worldly existence: what can be said about this life?
There is a motivation for exploring this area, this personal investigation into our intrinsic essence. Each person, universally, possesses a sense of immediate and unique presence. This specialized sense of personification results in an experiential image or form which is characterized as our ego.

“This ego plays a pivotal and crucial role in our relationships with other life forms. Resolving the questions about the nature of ultimate reality can have a profound effect on the isolation or alienation that we countenance from within the perspective of our encapsulating, or self-limiting, ego. It is this ego which is the progenitor of the bulk of the conflict which we daily experience, for the duration of a lifetime.

“The consequence of the internal inquiry, into what you are that is in transcendence of the individual ego, is the revelatory awareness that is known as self-realization. This can be independent of any and all of the behaviors and attitudes that are associated with religion. This is not an inquiry into the supposed existence (or non-existence) of a god or gods, but an investigation into the relationship (if any) between the self, that you are conscious of, and the ultimate reality in which you are conscious of it. And this is a discovery which can be immediate and direct, without reliance on any religious propositions.”

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Living Nonduality “Quotes”

Robert Wolfe reads a few quotes from his book Living Nonduality as prelude to a discussion held at the Krishnamurti Library in Ojai, California.


No Mirror, No Dust | The Nonduality of What Is.


http://www.livingnonduality.org Robert Wolfe discusses the nonduality of “This is as good as it gets.” Robert is the author of Living Nonduality: Enlightenment Teachings of Self-Realization, and The Gospel of Thomas: The Enlightenment Teachings of Jesus. (www.enlightenedjesus.com)

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