Why Is There Manifestation?


Published on Jul 15, 2016

It is not possible to ask consciousness a ‘why’ question.

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Awareness Veiling Itself with Its Own Creativity


Published on Apr 14, 2016

A discussion as to why we forget our true nature.

There is No Bridge Between the Infinite and the Finite

Published on May 15, 2015

A conversation about the relationship between the infinite and the finite.

For access to the full length video click here: http://non-duality.rupertspira.com/wa…

Adyashanti – Awaken to the Infinite

How Then, Shall We Live?: Four Simple Questions That Reveal the Beauty and Meaning of Our Lives by Wayne Muller

We all long to experience a sense of inner wholeness and guidance, but today’s notions of healing and recovery too often keep us focused on our brokenness, on our deficiencies rather than our strengths. Wayne Muller’s luminous new book gently guides us to the place where we are already perfect, already blessed with the wisdom we need to live a life of meaning, purpose and grace.

He starts, as do so many spiritual teachers, with simple questions:

> Who am I?

> What do I love?

> How shall I live, knowing I will die?

> What is my gift to the family of the earth?

He then takes us deeper, exploring each question through transformative true stories. We meet men and women–Wayne’s neighbors, friends, patients–who have discovered love, courage, and kindness even in the midst of sorrow and loss. And through them we glimpse that relentless spark of spiritual magic that burns within each of us.

Woven throughout are contemplations, daily practices, poems, and teachings from the great wisdom teachings. Page by page, we become more awake to the joy and mystery of this precious human life, and to the unique gifts every one of us has to offer the world

Wayne Muller_23rd_Psalm.mov

Psalm 23

The Pearl of Psalm 23

Psalm23 – The Lord Is My Shepherd

A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, [a] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Joy is in the Infinite – Mother Divine

The Vedic Literature proclaims,

“There is no joy in smallness. joy is in the infinite, joy is in Brahm — Totality.”
Chandogya Upanishad, verse 7.23

True happiness lies in freedom, fullness, and all possibilities, the state of enlightenment, or Brahm—Totality. In this state of unbounded awareness one experiences and perceives infinity in everything. This song and slide show illustrate this reality of Totality, where infinity is found in every point, joy is in everything!

Poets have also perceived and proclaimed this truth:

“All finite things reveal infinitude…” Theodore Roethke

“To see a world in a grain of sand/ and a heaven in a wild flower/ Hold infinity in the palm of your hand/and eternity in an hour…” William Blake

How can everyone realize this truth for themselves? It is as simple as diving within to the infinity of your own inner consciousness, which is easily, effortlessly accessible through the practice of Transcendental Meditation

1. Are Consciousness and God The Same? 2. Science and God 3. How Can I Tame my Ego? 4. Can There Be A Choice Without Judgment? 5. How do you find peace with yourself?

Are Consciousness and God The Same?

Science and God

Does science diminish or enrich our understanding of God? His new book discusses many of these topics in War of the Worldviews http://tinyurl.com/42urctv co-written with Leonard Mlodinow, professor of physics at CalTech

How Can I tame my Ego?

Can There Be A Choice Without Judgment?

How do you find peace with yourself?

The great spiritual awakening – Discover your true nature (infinite consciousness)

The time of great awakening has finally arrived. Become awakened, learn your true nature.

http://www.infiniteawareness.com/ebook

What is the Purpose of Life (!)

From a recent seminar in NYC.

Q&A part V of the Hitchens vs. Turek debate at VCU, VA. Full debate: http://www.vimeo.com/1904911
and (annotated)

Again ethics, Hitchens reference about Sokrates who would feel shame when making a dishonest or shady argument clearly points at Tureks demagoguery (Hitler=Humanist) from before.

At 3:03 Hitchens is asked about the purpose of life though, enjoy the answer.

The Experience of Nothingness: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s Talks on Realizing the Infinite

“Whatever is, is an expression of consciousness only. If consciousness is not there, the expression of consciousness is not there either. Therefore, nothing is. And this consciousness is an uncalled-for concept; it has appeared spontaneously… Even this consciousness is not everything and it is not going to last for all time. Find out how that consciousness has arisen, the source of the consciousness… What is this body? The body is only an accumulation of food and water.

Therefore, you are something separate from either the body or the consciousness… Jivatman is the one who identifies with the body-mind as an individual separate from the world. The Atman is only beingness, or the consciousness, which is the world. The Ultimate principle which knows this beingness cannot be named at all. It cannot be approached or conditioned by any words. That is the Ultimate state.”

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj [1897-1981] is a revered master who is an inspiring example of an ordinary merchant and family man who attained complete realisation of the Infinite. In the tradition of Ramana Maharshi, he shared the highest Truth of non-duality in his own unique way, from the depths of his own realization. His life was a telling parable of the absolute non-duality of Being. His words carry a rare potency that can jolt the reader into a profound sense of awareness, which at the same time signifies true freedom – freedom from all fear and mental suffering. He taught that true freedom is a possibility for every one of us.

In The Experience of Nothingness Nisargadatta clearly demonstrates that logic and spirituality do not necessarily stand in opposition to one another. He relentlessly pursues a logical argument with his visitors to its very end, showing that until there is transcendence of all thought, logic remains fully valid and should be pursued rigorously.

Biography of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

When asked about his biographical details, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj used to say “I was never born”, for he does not identify himself with his body. He identified himself only with the eternal and pure beingness. However, here is a shory biogrpahy of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, the person.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was born in March 1897, on the day the birthday of Lord Hanuman. In honor of Lord Hanuman, he was given the name ‘Maruti’. Nisargadatta’s father, Shivrampant, worked as a domestic servant in Mumbai and later as a petty farmer in Kandalgaon, a small village in the back-woods of Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Mariti’s family followed the traditional Hindu culture. At the tender age of 18, in the year 1915, Maruti’s father passed away. After the death of his father, Maruti followed his oldest brother to Bombay.

Mariti started working as a small-time clerk in an office near Bombay, but soon opened a small goods store selling bidis (leaf-rolled cigarettes). He became successful in this venture. In 1924 he married Sumatibai. They had three daughters and a son.

Maruti had a wise friend named Yashwantrao Bagkar. They often would have spiritual discussions. One day Yashwantrao brought Maruti to meet Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj, his future guru. Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj, was then the head of the Inchegeri branch of the Navnath Sampradaya. Maruti was given a Mantra, which is totally in keeping with the Navnath tradition, and instructions on how to meditate. His guru told him to concentrate on the feeling “I Am” and to remain in that state. Maruti did not follow any particular course of breathing, or meditation, or study of scriptures. He mearly followed his gurus instruction of concentrating on the feeling “I am”, and within three years, the realization dawned on him and he got Self-awareness.

Sri Siddharameshwar died in 1936 and evoked in Maruti a strong feeling of renunciation which he acted upon. He abandoned his family and bidi businesses and took off for the Himalayas. Srikant Gogte and P.T. Phadol, in the introduction of Sri Nisargadatta’s book “I am That” say of this, “On his way to the Himalayas, where he was planning to spend the rest of his life, he met a brother-disciple, who convinced him about the shortcomings of a totally unworldly life and the greater spiritual fruitfulness of dispassion in action.” When he returned he found that out of six shops only one remained, but that was enough for the sustenance of his family, Maruti adopted the name of Nisargadatta and inherited membership into the Navnath Sampradaya sect. He devoting all his free time to meditation on his guru’s instruction.

Sri Nisargadatta continued to live the life of an ordinary Indian working-man but his teaching, which he set out in his master-work “I Am That” and which are rooted in the ancient Upanishadic tradition, made a significant philosophical break from contemporary thought. Devotees traveled from all over the world to hear Nisargadatta’s unique message until his death. Maharaj left his mortal frame in 1981, suffering with throat cancer.

An example of one who was moved by his works is Aziz Kristof, billed as a non-traditional Advaita Zen master, who, upon reading Nisargadatta’s book I Am That, writes most eloquently:

“At that moment, I knew that I found my master. He spoke to my essence, his spirit deeply touched my heart. From him I realised the necessity of stabilising the State Presence to which I was already awakened. He called this the I Am-ness. For the first time, I received clarity regarding the Path and recognised the necessity of the right effort. Maintaining the State of Presence became a new task; it was a new challenge. I went for long walks, attempting not to lose the State, not for a single moment.”

Nisagadatta’s Style of Teaching

He explained that the purpose of advanced spirituality is to simply know who you are. Through his many talks given in his humble flat in the slums of Bombay, he showed a direct way in which one could become aware of one’s original nature. Many of these talks were recorded, and these recordings form the basis of I Am That and his other books. His words are free from cultural and religious trappings, and the knowledge he expounds is stripped bare of all that is unnecessary.

In the words of Advaita scholar Dr. Robert Powell:

“Like the Zen masters of old, Nisargadatta’s style is abrupt, provocative, and immensely profound — cutting to the core and wasting little effort on inessentials. His terse but potent sayings are known for their ability to trigger shifts in consciousness, just by hearing, or even reading them.”

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