Awakening to the Dream

The Gift of Lucid Living

Welcome The world is unreal Inner Strength Be the way you are Where is Shiva not? I am not this person What is real Talks with Bob Adamson Clarity talks with Nathan Gill An ancient story Certificate of Awakening The Mysterious Stranger Extracts from Tony Parsons Seeds for the Soul The Drama of it All Clarity talks with Nathan Gill The Self-Perfected State Amazing Grace The cage of self-centeredness Original mind You Are That All There Is The existence of consciousness A myriad bubbles Beyond the grasp Selling water by the river Awake In The Heartland What is wrong with Right Now? This First Instant Peace of Being Talks with Ramana Maharshi All That Jazz About Silence It is all The background Seeing it Simply The Dream of Space and Time Discovering Already Awake Reincarnation? IN MEMORIAM Basic Questions Integration Simplicity One Essence Thought The Central Teaching Unity Knowledge and Ignorance Inexpressible Door of Nonduality The real "I" Presence/Awareness Awakening to the Natural State Looking for God Life As It Is There is only Source appearing Yearning for otherness Dharmakaya The ever-present nature Getting rid of the ego To Hell with it All! You Are the Self The Search is the Trap The Obvious Are you awakened? The Supreme Self Naturally Timeless Awareness The Absolute Seekers of Enlightenment Presence of Awareness I am... This Amazing Realization I am Life itself Awareness is the Source The Golden Eternity Simple Beingness The Boundless Void Self-enquiry Who pays the bill? Changeless Reality The Precious Treasury Transparent Radiance You Are the Buddha Beyond Good and Evil The real does not die Memory Seeking I Am The Nature of Thinking The Great Way Beyond na?ve affirmation Ping-ting T'ung-tzu Free will versus determinism The End Of Seeking? A Sharing of Timeless Being Present and Obvious Blinded by the Light Hooked on Enlightenment It's marvelous All the world's diversity There is no oblivion Direct insight Remembering and forgetting Letting go Beingness That which appears Manifestation of the Absolute Nothing Being Everything Consciousness This Radiance Benedictory Verse to the Self
    *  ATTD News Letter number 45    *     Sunday, December 05, 2004  *

    Table of contents.

    Q & A.
Question:Intellectually I KNOW there is only non-duality; have had experiences of cosmic understanding, etc; but right now, am wondering about the apparent "kundalini/pranic movement" which is seriously debilitating -- i.e. tremendous HEAT in feet and legs; tremendous pranic popping and cracking in 6th chakra or head.
Can't find any info from anyone who has completed this pranic journey except da Free John...aka Ananda...aka other spiritual designations. He says: "This pranic movement has NOTHING to do with realization of Non-Duality .... they are two different things"
I am a dedicated web searcher and nothing has produced anyone (non-existing entity) that will discuss this in a clarification. Yes, I know "I" is only a center of awareness - a field and not a being-as-such; yet the physical vehicle of linking (body) is experiencing something that needs information.
Thank you -- sorry to be so wordy--but as you said so well in your book -- IT can't be described so well.
Answer: As long as there is the belief that I KNOW, the Knowing-without-the-doer is not ac-know-ledged. There always, already, is simply KNOWING and no 'I' to do the knowing. The split between knower and known, as well as between intellectual and 'real' knowing are in themselves concepts arising in -or known by- the Knowing You already and always are.
The body and the kundalini experience arise in the Awareness-You-Are; nothing but temporal content in the Eternal Context. Let's pretend for a moment that there is a 'you,' then let the heat rise, invite the panic in and look at it directly. Make it even welcome, say "OK, do your worst, devour me" then be silent?? even for a moment and see.
Now, what can it actually do? Generate heat and make a feeling that gets labeled as panic? What is it when it is met without resistance? What can it achieve without mind/labels or story line? What can it accomplish when it is totally welcomed in silence?
It is al mind, and this mind has realized that it has no eternal and independent existence. It knows the non-dual concepts, and now it is using them to hold on for dear life. In a panic it spins a story that it 'knows' the truth of non-dual-All-ness, and it has found in this a small island in the Ocean of Infinity, where it tries to make its last stand. In spite of its best attempts, it sees the non-dual waves eating away at the last remnants of the conceptual beach, and meets it with panic.
Really, let it do it's dance, then accept, surrender and trust. YOU are itself the ocean claiming this small island. The fighting and the seeking for a way out has not helped, so turn around 180 degrees and meet it. Be consumed like the phoenix, and see that YOU are not exclusively the body/mind. You do not need to fear, you do not need help, you are Freedom ItSelf, and all experiences, including these words, are only your own Self inviting 'little you' to trust, to let go, and to see that there is only Home.


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Painting by: Kris Waldherr. Title: 'Phoenix'
Found at: http://home.earthlink.net/~artandwords/art/phoenix.html


    One Essence
Q: Can you briefly explain your teaching?
Bob: What I try to point out is based on what the ancient traditions tell us. In advaita, for instance, which is the Hindu teaching of nonduality, they say it is exactly that: it is nondual, one-without-a-second. Other great traditions also point out the nondual aspect of it. For instance, in the Dzogchen Buddhist teachings, they say it is ?non-conceptual, self-shining, ever-fresh, presence-awareness, just this and nothing else?. Christianity and a lot of the other traditions talk about the supreme or God. They say it is omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience: all power, all presence, and all knowing. To me that shows that there is nothing other than that, that everything is, if you like to use the term, God or spirit. I use the term ?intelligence-energy?. It is only that and nothing but that.
Q: A common view in yoga circles about the nondual understanding is that the mind and body must be purified before one is ready to receive this teaching. Otherwise, it will remain on an intellectual level.
Bob: Again, going back to what I just said. It is all the one. The mind and the body are also that one. It just needs to be looked into and seen that they are all the one essence or the one taste. So, there is really nothing needs to be purified. Nothing can be purified, because it is already pure!
Q: Mmm! I have got nothing else to ask then! (Laughter)


From 'Sailor' Bob Adamson's new book
"Presence-Awareness (Just This and Nothing Else)"

Available from: Non-duality Press http://www.non-dualitybooks.com/
Painting by: Walfrido. Title: 'Essence of Paradise'
Found at: http://www.shafferfineart.com/The_Art_of_Walfrido.htm

    Awakened Poetry


On A Day When The Wind Is Perfect
On a day
when the wind is perfect,
the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty.
Today is such a
day.

My eyes are like the sun that makes promises;
the promise of life
that it always
keeps

each morning.

The living heart gives to us as does that luminous sphere,
both caress the earth with great
tenderness.

This is a breeze that can enter the soul.
This love I know plays a drum. Arms move around me;
who can contain their self before my beauty?

Peace is wonderful,
but ecstatic dance is more fun, and less narcissistic;
gregarious He makes our lips.

On a day when the wind is perfect,
the sail just needs to open
and the love starts.

Today is such
a day.


Rumi
From the book: Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West
By: Daniel Ladinsky
Painting by: John M. Barber. Title: 'Red Sky At Night'
Found at: http://www.annapolismarineart.com/mainpage.html


    Quote of the moment!


"The universe is merely a fleeting idea in God's mind
- a pretty uncomfortable thought,
particularly if you've just made a down payment on a house".


From: Woody Allen's book Getting Even.

    Smile of the moment!






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