#4198 - Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - Editor: Jerry Katz
First of all, thanks so much to you and all editors of
group... It's been a year now since I'm following/reading
it, and I love it!
This short email just to tell you about two little
(non-duality) websites I've put online.From Love
Videos, audio, texts, articles, quotes from
compiled from the web, about love and relationship
in connection with
non-duality and search for
compilation of non-duality/advaita quotes.
The Biology Of Enlightenment: Unpublished Conversations Of U. G.
Krishnamurti After He Came Into The Natural State (1967-71). Edited and with an
introduction by Mukunda Rao. Published by Harper Collins, 2011.
In this book we meet with the modern sage, U.G. Krishnamurti, and listen to
his penetrating voice describing life and reality as it is. What is body and
what is mind? Is there a soul? Is there a beyond, a God? What is enlightenment?
Is there a life after death? Never before have these questions been tackled with
such simplicity, candour and clarity.
In these unpublished early conversations with friends (1967-71), U.G.
discusses in detail his search for the truth and how he underwent radical
biological changes in 1967. Preferring to call it the natural state over
enlightenment, he insists that whatever transformation he has undergone is
within the structure of the human body and not in the mind at all. It is the
natural state of being that sages like the Buddha, Jesus and, in modern times,
Sri Ramana, stepped into. And U.G. never tires of pointing out that 'this is the
way you, stripped of the machinations of thought, are also
Western Masters of Nonduality DVD. What Does Enlightenment
There is controversy and disagreement amongst teachers of Nonduality. These
are not superficial differences; they are fundamental. When a teacher
purports to "teach a path, or non-path" to 'enlightenment", it is important to
understand his definitions of commonly used words. When this is not done,
confusion can arise.
What is meant when the words "consciousness", "awareness", "enlightenment",
"self realization", or Maya, to name just a few, are used?
Francis Lucille raises the question during satsang: What exactly does a
teacher mean when he professes "enlightenemnt"? Is it the same thing being
talked of amongst all teachers? (See a short clip of Francis and other teachers
Are there levels of enlightenment? Is there a difference between what a
teacher refers to as "enlightenment" and what he refers to as "self
Is there a path to follow? Is there a doer? What does it say when it is
asserted that there is no doer? What of the discussion of "confusion of
Does a teacher's answer to a question meet the questioner where he stands
(even though it might be asked from ignorance) and travel from there, or does
the teacher "stand as awareness" answering all questions from the
Even though the questions asked were the same for each teacher, their
answers were not. So, who is to be the aribter of this nondual wisdom, if not
our direct experience?
For this reason, StillnessSpeaks undertook to ask many teachers of
nonduality a series of "basic" questions regarding these issues. Each was asked
the same questions so that you, the viewer, could sort out exactly what each
teacher means by the terms he uses. (Some sample video clips below)
It is not the intention of StillnessSpeaks to be an arbiter of Truth; we do
not profess the qualifications. We can only share what has worked for us.
The wisdom of sages tell us that, "There are many paths, but, only one
destination." We agree.
"As men approach Me, so I receive them. All paths, Arjuna, lead to
Krishna from The Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 4.11.
With this in mind, we offer you a sampling of different questions and
answers we asked each teacher. Click here to get the first 2 DVD volume of
Western Masters of Nonduality including Francis Lucille, Rupert Spira, Chuck
Hillig, Greg Goode, Jeff Foster, Joel Morwood, and James Swartz.
Shortly, we will release the second 2 DVD volume including Loch Kelly,
Vijay Kapoor, Stephen Wollinsky, Peter Fenner, and Loibon Le Baaba, with bonus
interviews of scientists Fred Allen Wolfe (What the Bleep?) and Peter
Enjoy the videos here: