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Internal Self-Empowerment Listen to this First Who Am I? Love Reality Advaita
Maya Spiritual Teachers A Course In Miracles 'Sailor' Bob Adamson Adyashanti
AmmaBhagavan Ammachi Baba Hari Dass Ramesh Balsekar Asaram Bapu
Jacob Boehme James Braha Eileen Caddy Bob Cergol Mantak Chia Linda Clair
Paul Constant Timothy Conway Anthony de Mello Dolano Jean Dunn
Meister Eckhart Tom Feeley Peter Fenner Jeff Foster Tim Freke Randall Friend
Joel Goldsmith Thadeus Golas Mike Graham Vincenzo Guarisco G.I. Gurdjieff
Guruji Anandmurti Gurumaa Ching Hai Burt Harding Douglas Harding Dale Hunter
Leonard Jacobson Byron Katie R.P. Kaushik Scott Kiloby Jiddu Krishnamurti
U.G. Krishnamurti Gina Lake Michael Langford Wayne Liquorman Devi Clara Llum
Barry Long Bart Marshall Jed McKenna Meher Baba Franklin Merrell-Wolff
Howdie Mickoski Mooji Joel Morwood Katherine Murray Neem Karoli Baba
Shawn Nevins Nirmala Nisargadatta Maharaj Nithyananda Candice O'Denver Osho
Papaji Tony Parsons Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Prem Baba Anima Pundeer
Ramakrishna Ramana Maharshi Ranjit Maharaj Robert Powell Karl Renz
Chögyam Trunga Rinpoche Richard Rose Rumi Joseph Sadony Sai Baba of Shirdi
William Samuel Mario Sanasi Gilbert Schultz Suzanne Segal Shankara
Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj Stanley Sobottka David Spero Shree SurajBani
Brother David Steindl-Rast Art Ticknor Eckhart Tolle Joan Tollifson Nitin Trasi
Unmani Swami Vivekananda Wei Wu Wei Roy Whenary Stephen Wingate
Ian Wolstenholme Metta Zetty
Internal Self-Empowerment: We are here, now. I don't know how we got here, but we are here. Blood is circulating; breath is going out and in. There is sound and there is silence. Whatever I presume or imagine myself to be; whatever I choose to identify with in any given moment, such as this one, seems to have either nothing or everything to do with it all...
Listen to this first: Osho: What is Happiness?
Can you imagine nothing? No people, no earth, no universe, no consciousness, no anything; just eternal nothingness without witness?
So far for me there has always been something. Even in the deepest sleep, still, I am. I may not remember, but I have no evidence that I am non-existant in any moment that I look. Always, there I am, whatever it is that is me.
The universe is only appearances in my awareness. Space, time, trees, houses, people, these hands that are typing on this keyboard, the thoughts that are occurring as they do – these things are all external, secondary to the consciousness of them, secondary to me, whatever it is that I am. They are all in the category of observed things, and observed things come and go; none of them are me or mine; none of them can ever be presumed to be real apart from me.
If it is possible for me not to exist, then it is possible for this entire universe not to exist too. In fact it is certain. When I cease to exist, the universe will cease to exist too. It’s obvious that there can be no universe without me because I am an essential part of it. In fact, I am prior to it.
Sitting here, trying to imagine what nothing would be like, the thoughts settle down and I find I turn inward on myself. To get to nothing, I have to go through me. Is it possible for me not to exist? What is it, actually, that I am?
Who Am I?
Who Am I?: Who I Am; Calvin & Hobbes; A Story of Self
Ego is a hoax. It doesn't exist. Indians don't even have a word for 'free will'. Who can have any?
Free will could be the result of 'background noise' in the brain, 6/21/14
Perceiver and Perceived:
Monkey Mind; Jill Bolte Taylor - My Stroke of Insight; Intenders poster;
Fears & Desires; Prying Open the Third Eye; All as One; Peace;
13 Practices of an Awakened Person, 2/6/14
I Choose Love;
Wave 11:11 One love brings peace;
We Are All Connected;
Matt Kahn: Love Revolution, 4/2/14
Present Moment Awareness;
Rightnow; What is Real?;
Beyond Matter Of course this is all there is. Surrender to it by just being present & real.
Impersonal Life^; A thousand times a day, say: "Be still! - and KNOW - I AM - God." Audios:
01 I Am;
02 Be Still! and KNOW I AM God;
03 I, Life, God;
04 For I AM LIFE;
05 Consciousness, Intelligence, Will;
07 Thinking and Creating;
09 My Idea;
10 Garden of Eden;
11 Good and Evil;
13 Soul Mates;
15 Mediums and Mediators;
17 Christ and Love;
18 Finding Me;
Advaita: Tat Tvam Asi^;
Advaita Bodha Deepika;
V. Krishnamurthy - Advaita, a Dialogue^;
Advaita for Beginners;
Zen of Advaita
Jean Klein: Advaita Vedanta Teacher
Williams, Nair & Oborne: Beyond Duality^
Maya [All the evidence you have that you are not GOD.]:
Reality is an Illusion, 8/20/8;
Shpongle: Nothing Lasts...;
Lessons about destroying the ego/self from the film Revolver by Guy Ritchie, 6/1/10;
Physicists say there may be a way to prove that we live in a computer simulated matrix, 10/10/12;
Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation;
Are we all living inside a virtual simulation?, 2/13/13;
Reality is a psyop, 4/22/13
^Additional off-site links available to Members upon request.
Sarlo's Guru Rating Service; Spiritual Teacher Ratings; TAT Forum;
Mystic Missal archive; Nondualism wikipedia; Urban Guru Cafe;
SearchWithin downloads; G. Falk - Stripping the Gurus; Williams, Nair & Oborne: Beyond Duality - Sketches of Enlightened Spiritual Teachers of Modern Times;
Satsang Teachers & Schedules
3Wisemen: Sunshine Sight
'Sailor' Bob Adamson: section
Adyashanti: Open Gate Sangha; Emptiness Dancing^; True Meditation^
Amma Saij^; Embracing the World^; When You Go Beyond the Ego^
How can Ammachi be for real; i.e. enlightened, being as she publically identifies with being the Divine Mother and projects that all of us are (only) her children? See immediately below.
AmmaBhagavan: Oneness University
No one who is enlightened would identify with anything. When there is Realization (not mere mental understanding) that the only thing that exists is the One Divine Self and that It Is All There Is, there is no use for identity at all, as there is only One, not two.
Therefore, no one who is enlightened is any more enlightened than any other enlightened being. Every (illusory, separate) entity has their own unique path to Reality, but the Reality is the same Reality that everyone who emerges out of the dream or the sleep or the maya awakens to.
There are all kinds of levels to the persons and the paths – levels of authenticity, levels of heart, levels of intelligence, levels of knowledge, levels of awareness, levels of talent, levels of acquired skills (including spiritual skills), etc., but there are no levels to the destination.
There are all kinds of systems and attributes and descriptions of mind. There are none in Reality. Reality Is Reality. Even time & space are not attributes of Reality. Time & space are attributes only of perception and mind. Reality is timelessly present always only Here & Now, where mind does not reach. Mind can ‘exist’ only in the past or the future, which are not aspects of Reality. One can call It being, consciousness, love and bliss, but no words can really describe It.
Though it is very rare, indeed, enlightenment is all of our birthright. It (alone) is (radically) real. Liberal New-Agers generally deny enlightenment or at least pooh pooh and are embarrassed and awkward to talk about it as anything more than metaphor. Most espouse that there is a higher self that may continually get even higher, somehow. The truth is: there is no self, higher or lower other than in illusion land; and, it is an error (the basic error) to presume otherwise. It is also a major mistake to deny that there exist those who have attained, for real, for natural law dictates that there always is.
There are no prerequisites to enlightenment other than intelligence, earnestness and guts; and these three things are really all one thing that may be called conscious integrity or fearless devotion to what is real. This can be inspired and motivated and clarified by another, by a projected ‘other’ or guru, but it cannot be transmitted by one to another, no matter the magnificence of the enlightened guru.
Fearless integrity cannot be handed to or zapped to the student or disciple. Fearless integrity can only be surrendered to by the ripe disciple, whether there is a physical guru or not.
No one who is enlightened or realized or awake would cede to any authority other than their own divine, universal, impersonal (Real) Self, because that is all that’s real to one who has awakened to Reality. Certainly, an awakened being will have much affection (an understatement, for sure) for the Guru or gurus who assisted them on their personal way, but that or those gurus would no longer be looked up to as an authority by them in any way after they have actually awakened to the reality that all that can be presumed (by any mind) to be personal is bogus.
Only unenlightened people will fit themselves into the hierarchy of any so-called spiritual path. Only unenlightened people will care about certifications, whether on the giving or the receiving end. In other words, all spiritual certifiers and certifiees are deaf, dumb and blind to Reality; i.e., not awake as well as not enlightened, which can only be the same thing.
If any of the statements above can be shown to be in error, perhaps Oneness University is a valid path. Otherwise, how can Oneness University be other than just another con game of self deception and conscious delusion; a massive self importance/ appeasement society; a mile marker on obviously many paths - but not a sincere sanctuary to make one’s spiritual home?
Baba Hari Dass: wikipedia
Ramesh Balsekar: section
Asaram Bapu: Ashram
God is All; Way to Christ;
1st Book: Of True Repentance;
2nd Book: Of True Resignation; 3rd Book: Of Regeneration or New Birth; 4th Book:
2 Dialogues Concerning the Supersensual Life; Of Heaven & Hell; The Way From Darkness to True Illumination^;
Boehme & Hartmann: Personal Christianity^;
Illumination of Jacob Boehme^;
Hans Lassen Martensen: Jacob Boehme His Life & Teaching^;
W.P. Swainson: Jacob Boehme Teutonic Philosopher^
Learning to Love, Opening Doors Within;
Aligning Ourselves with the Will of God;
Certainty You Seek^;
If I Am a Teacher;
Nothing of You Remains^;
Power of Purpose Lies in the Question;
What Are You Seeking?;
What is Your Calling?
Enlightenment Is Not An Experience;
Rapport—Enlightenment—Union~ An Interview, 3/4/12;
Paul Constant: Jacob's Ladder: A Direct Going Within;
Jacob's Ladder: Q&A;
No Religion is Greater Than Friendship
Paul Constant & Michael Casari:
Anthony de Mello:
Prayer of the Frog^; Suspicious & Timely Death of Father Anthony de Mello
Meister Eckhart: Sermons^; Quotes^;
Selections From German Mystics^ "The Eye with which I see God is the same Eye with which God sees me."
Tom Feeley: Who Really Rules This World
Peter Fenner: Radiant Mind
Jeff Foster: Life Without a Centre^;
All that's left is laughter, 8/2/10
Foundation for Inner Peace: A Course In Miracles^
Tim Freke: The Mystery Experience
Joel Goldsmith: A Parenthesis In Eternity^; Dominion^; Meditation on God^; Realization of Oneness^
Thadeus Golas: Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment; again;
Mike Graham: End of Spiritual Seeking
Vincenzo Guarisco: Golden Jewel^
G.I. Gurdjieff: All Works, 2,686 pgs.^;
Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson (1950)^; Early Talk, 2/9/23^;
Herald of Coming Good^;
Life is Only Real When I Am^;
Enneagram lecture^; Meetings With Remarkable Men^;
Struggle of the Magicians^;
Views From the Real World^;
International Review; Movements;
Last Hour of Life^; Aflaki: Whirling Ecstacy^;
Gorham Munson: Gurdjieff-Ouspensky-Orage;
Heart Without Measure^
J.G. Bennett: Dramatic Universe^;
J.G. Bennett: Talks on Beelzebub's Tales^
Rodney Collin: Christian Mystery^; Hellas^; Herald of Harmony^; Lessons in Religion for a Skeptical World^; Mirror of Light^; Mystery of the Seed^; Theory of Celestial Influence^;
Theory of Conscious Harmony^; Theory of Eternal Life
Franz Hartmann: Practical Way
P.D. Ouspensky: A Further Record^; A New Model of the Universe^; A Record of Meetings^;
Fourth Way^; In Search of the Miraculous^; Letters from Russia^;
Psychology of Mans Possible Evolution^; Strange Life of Ivan Osoukin^; Symbolism of the Tarot^;
Talks With a Devil^; Tertium Organum^
Guruji: Collection of Columns^
Anandmurti Gurumaa: A Modern Day Mystic
Ching Hai: God's Direct Contact - Way to Reach Peace^;
I Have Come to Take You Home^; Secrets to Effortless Spiritual Practice^;
Burt Harding: Awareness Foundation; Awakened Life is ordinary!;
Basic Teaching; Does the 'I AM' die?; Emptiness is fullness;
Eternal NOW!!; Four facts for awakening; Great Fear of Death;
Is the world an illusion?; It is Emptiness that LISTENS!!;
JOY is the disappearance of you!;
Law of Allowing; Paradox & contradiction of ego!;
Presence is all there is!; Secret of Letting-go; Understanding Depression;
unknown facts of a human being; Who is it that experiences through you?
Douglas Harding: DH & the Headless Way^; Headless Way^;
Pillay interview with DH; Realization
David Hawkins: Power vs. Force; Consciousness Chart; Pure Bunk
Dale Hunter: Book of Daleth^;
LumenOctave Activation Course;
Lumen Octave: Magnetize the Soul Using Internal Light + Sound, 2/17/14
Leonard Jacobson: website;
How could an Obama devotee be enlightened?
Byron Katie: The Work; Instructions for Doing The Work^; Massad interview with BK;
Losing the Moon^; Loving What It Is^;
Loving What Is; 21 Ways to Stay in Peace^; I Need Your Love, Is That True?^
R.P. Kaushik: Light of Exploration
Scott Kiloby: Reflections of the One Life
Collection, 34,454 pgs^; A Psychological Revolution^; Answer Is In the Problem^; Art of Listening^;
As One Is^;
Awakening of Intelligence^; Beauty of Death^; Beginnings of Learning^; Beyond Violence^; Book of Life^;
Choiceless Awareness^; Diary; Dignity of Living^; Ending of Time (w Bohm)^; Exploration Into Insight^; First & Last Freedom^; Flight of the Eagle^; From Darkness to Light^;
Freedom From the Known; Future of Humanity^; Journal^; Life Ahead^;
Meeting Life^; New Mind^; Notebook^; Observer Is the Observed^;
Observing Without the "Me" (1st Public Talk); On Education^;
On Knowing Oneself^; Talks & Dialogues, 1968^; Talks & Discussions, 1969^; Think on These Things;
This Light in Oneself^; To Himself^;
Tradition & Creativity^; Tradition & Revolution^; Truth & Actuality^; Unconditioned Mind^;
Urgency of Change^;
What Are You Seeking^; What Is Right Action^; Wholeness of Life^;
U.G. Krishnamurti: Essential UG;
Courage to Stand Alone; Mind Is A Myth; pdf; again;
Mystique of Enlightenment; pdf;
No Way Out;
Thought Is Your Enemy;
Bhatt - A Taste of Death;
Bhatt - U.G. Krishnamurti, A Life; pdf;
Kelker - Sage & the Housewife;
Stopped in Our Tracks - Series 1;
Reddi - Science & UG; Remembering U.G.;
U.G. Krishnamurti's Meeting With Ramana Maharshi
Gina Lake: Astrology and Awakening^; Heart’s Wisdom; Radical Happiness;
Awakening from the Egoic Mind; Radiance: Experiencing Divine Presence^
Michael Langford: Awareness Watching Awareness
Devi Clara Llum: Awakening is being free from the mind^; Rest on your All-inclusive Awareness, 10/13/8^;
True being is unselfconscious, 11/17/8;
Where the Relative Meets the Absolute
Barry Long: organization; What It Is to Die^
Bart Marshall: Becoming Vulnerable to Grace;
Degree to Which You Do Not Exist
Jed McKenna: Spiritual Enlightenment the Damndest Thing^
Meher Baba: wikipedia;
Beams on the Spiritual Panorama^;
Everything & the Nothing^; Evolution of Consciousness;
On War^; Path of Love^; Planes of Consciousness;
Sparks^; What's this avatar stuff all about?
Franklin Merrell-Wolff: Fellowship; Great Space Center;
Howdie Mickoski: Alone in Enlightenment
Who Are You, Really?^
Katherine Murray: Awareness - An Owner's Manual^
Neem Karoli Baba: Miracle of Love;
Ram Dass - Be Here Now^;
LSD with no effects
Shawn Nevins: Black Wall;
Business of Seeking;
Persistence and Self-Honesty
Nirmala: Beyond No Self^;
Gifts with No Giver^;
Heart's Wisdom^; Nothing Personal, pt. 1^; Radiance^
Nisargadatta Maharaj: Nisargadatta
Living Enlightenment - Discourse on 1st Experience Day (5/31/07); Seattle TV Interview;
Workings of the Mind; Power of the 3rd Eye;
Candice O'Denver: Great Freedom;
Tony Parsons: Open Secret
Prem Baba: Path of the Heart Pt.1^; Pt.2^;
Satsang 02.02.2011 - Honrar a Mãe Divina, 7/19/11
Anima Pundeer: Realization
Ramakrishna: F. Max Muller - His Life & Sayings^;
Gospel^; Golden Words^; Short Biography
Ramalinga Swamigal (Vallalar):
Arutperun Jothi Agaval in English;
Saint Ramalingam - his Life and Teachings;
Swami Ramalinga Vallalar journal
Chögyam Trunga Rinpoche: Blue Pancake; Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Adventure into Poetry;
Aligning Ourselves with the Will of God;
Are We Complete^; Are You a Robot^;
Beacon Journal Article;
Books of the Relative;
Boston College Lecture;
Boulder, CO Lecture;
Columbus Ohio Lecture;
Defining the Truth;
Defining the Truth—Part 2;
Deposition and Conclusion;
Grand Work of the TAT Society;
Introduction to the Albigen System;
Intro to the Albigen System (audio);
Los Angeles, CA Lecture;
Los Angeles, CA Lecture (audio);
On the Evaluation of Sects and Isms;
On the Feasibility of Action;
On the Reaction to Problems;
Path to Truth;
Peace of Mind (Despite Success)—Akron;
Peace of Mind (Despite Success)—Irwin;
Pittsburgh, PA 1976 Lecture;
Pittsburgh Theosophical Society Lecture;
Present Trend in Sociology;
Prostaglandins and Morality;
Tales of Love^;
Three Causes of Adversity;
We Must Find Our Fellows;
WKSU Radio Interview;
Zen and Common Sense;
Zen and Death;
Zen & Esoteric Christianity
Gold & Marshall: After the Absolute;
John Kent: Path to Reality;
John Kent: Richard Rose's Psychology of the Observer^;
Robert Martin: Peace to the Warrior^
Joseph Sadony: Gates of the Mind
Sai Baba of Shirdi:
Sai Baba of Shirdi^;
Life of Shirdi Sai Baba^; Sri Sai Baba's Charters & Sayings^;
Shri Sai a - Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shri Sai Baba^;
Pujyasri Narasimhaswamiji: Wondrous Saint Sri Sai Baba^
William Samuel: 2+2=Reality;
Awakening in the Meadow;
Melody of the Woodcutter and the King;
Mario Sanasi: The Seeing
Suzanne Segal: Excerpts from Collision with the Infinite
Shankara: Essence of the Teachings
Stanley Sobottka: A Course In Consciousness
David Spero: Just Dissolve the Mind; Permeated by Divine Light
Brother David Steindl-Rast: Constant Miracle
Shree SurajBani: Home
Complications & Sticking Points;
Critical Path to Nirvana^; Ego^;
Is Psychological Change Necessary?;
Meditation: What Is It?;
Nirvana Project Management;
Eckhart Tolle: teachings;
A New Earth^;
"Can I be the Space for this?", 2/6/8;
Deepest Truth of Human Existence, 2/9/8;
Power of Now^; Practicing the Power of Now^; Stillness Speaks^;
Ripples on the Surface of Being Interview by Andrew Cohen;
Jim Carrey on "Awakening"
Simplicity of What Is;
Openess that's Always Here
Nitin Trasi: What Is Enlightenment?
Unmani: Beyond concepts;
Life Recognizing Itself; Meeting in Not-Knowing
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev:
MindRush 2013: Day 2, Session 2 - Ctrl+Alt+Detox, 12/26/13
Swami Vivekananda: Complete Works^; Swami Nikhilananda: Vivekananda biography^;
Nivedita: Master As I Saw Him^
Real You, 8/25/12;
Way of Waking Up, 6/25/14;
Wei Wu Wei (Terrence Grey): archive; All Else is Bondage^;
Ask the Awakened;
Open Secret^; Tenth Man;
That Is That;
Ivan Frimmel: Effortless Way^
Roy Whenary: In the Mirror of Life^; Texture of Being - Understanding Your True Self^
Ian Wolstenholme: Love of Truth
Metta Zetty: Wakening Into Awareness; Epiphany: Gift of Light
Gayatri Mantra: audio,
'Personal' Report #5
Submitted from Tiruvannamalai, March 18, 2012
Obviously, as you know, Hell is just in the mind.
"I" is The Seductive Devil. No "I" is Heaven.
You don't have to physically die to have no "I".
You don't have to physically live to have one, as you're not even (merely) physically living right now.
In fact, if you die with an "I", you'll just dream up a new magnificent Hell.
Outside of fantasy, the only Reality is silence and peace and freedom and bliss and loving Heaven.
Easy to say. Easier than easy to be.
It is what you are. It is what everyone is; even the dolphins and the whales and the elephants and cockroaches and amoebas and rocks and the aliens. It is what God is.
And, only God exists.
It is obvious, isn't it?
Only imagination creates the savior Satan Claus in the sky. and imagination is definitively not real.
What is outside of fantasy? The witness of the fantasizer, which is just a hint of what's really going on.
There is no time. There is no space.
There is no train wreck that is about to happen. There is no train and there is no destination.
We are already here now. We have never been anywhere or anytime other than here now.
Here Now is not a time and/or a place.
It is the Reality.
It is the only God.
It is the only "I"; and, it doesn't have a name.
Empty of identity or boundary, It is FULL with whatever IS.
The entire fantasy universe comes after IT.
Obviously a Universe cannot even be perceived without a perceiver; and, even the particular perceiver is a fantasy. Take a look. It disappears as soon as you do.
What is there to cling to or resist; i.e. cause any suffering?
You don't make the blood course through the veins. You don't make the breath breathe. You don't bring the thoughts or emotions or sensations in front of the perception.
Take a look right Now. IT is delicious, isn't it?
What is underneath the doubt; what is underneath the All; what's indisputably REAL is only 'miraculous' DIVINITY, telling "me" to accept what is and know that God only Loves.
I am You; You are Me, just in another apparent incarnation.
You are released. "I" is released.
"I" REST my case.
Sorry. "I"'m not enlightened; "I"'m just babbling to my Self before Arunachala on this Glorious Sunday afternoon. Please Disregard Everything "I've" said.
"I" love you.
Please forgive me.
Personal Report #1;
Personal Report #2;
Personal Report #3;
Personal Report #4.
Forward to: Personal Report #6;
Personal Report #7;
Personal Report #8;
Personal Report #9;
Personal Report #10;
Personal Report #11;
Personal Report #12.
Wei Wu Wei
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