Sunday, July 7, 2002
- all photos in this issue by Alan Larus#1128 Sunday, July 7, 2002Editor: Gloria LeeALAN LARUS on HarshaSatsanghSome Sunday WaterKRISTIE SHELLONER on NDSNo, but the entire issue of consciousness seems to be cropping up
everywhere. I received this email pasted below a couple of days ago on the
National Federation of Community Broadcasters listserve.
"One of our Independent Producers will be conductng a book tour
throughout the U.S. in late fall / early winter. She is interested in
visiting non-commercial radio stations across the country as she
travels. The book explores the journey toward spiritual awakening. Any
stations who might be interested in interviewing the author, please
reply back to our email address."
Very interesting and viz. the many methods thread, I met a man yesterday, a
former ironworker and hell's angel biker, who "found the Lord" thirty years
ago. He says in "an instant all the hatred was removed from my heart."
Whatever language we use to describe shifts, they seem to be occurring in
varying degrees quite often.
Last night I went to a Lakota style sweat with Hupa, Yurok and Karuk people,
as well as a handful of white people.
I never fail to leave a sweat without a renewed respect for the human
spirit, whatever its state of enlightenment. Here, in the sweat, men and
woman come who struggle with such horrendous life situations it is
astonishing to me that they try at all.
The sweat leader lost his father, his two brothers, his uncle and his
grandfather to drunk driving accidents. They struggle with rage and loss,
articulated throughout their lifetimes in drugs and alcohol, and grief and
regret at what their own actions have caused...their children, their
families. And then they stand up and walk again and become role models in
They don't ask for enlightenment. They simply ask for healing for each
other. It is beautiful and simple and so humbling.
KristiALAN LARUS on NDSHouse of TrollsI took these pictures yesterday in the valley Romsdalen.This is the edge of trollveggen / the troll's wall.
MANUEL HERNANDEZ on ANetofJewels
Gems from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's Conversations
The "here" is everywhere, and the "now" always.
Go beyond the "I-am-body" idea, and you will find that space and time are in
you and not you in space and time.
Once you have understood this, the main obstacle to realization is removed.MILES WRIGHT on RamanaMaharshiSorry for tardiness in responding to this.
"I also agree with your perception of the two-step process. Inquiry
starts with the mind, then moves past it."
While this may be argued from the theoretical standpoint, in order to draw
attention to misplaced identity, it has no substance in reality. Even to say
that Self Enquiry has one step is to miss the point. When the Self is
sought, the mind is nowhere. Atma Vicara is process and goal. Absolutely
nothing happens without the Self. Realisation is to get rid of the delusion
that you have not realised. The Self is always realised. This is not
dependent on any theoretical school of thought, whether advaita or dvaita,
nor with any practice.
It is simply the true state of affairs.
Ever Yours in Sri Bhagavan,
ROGER ISAACS on NDS
"Telepathy is possible not because thought can travel in space but
because space is actually in thought." Paul Brunton.
If space & time (and everything else) is a manifestation of Mind,
then... anything is possible. I have no doubt that things like
transmission of energy & healing (even at a distance) are possible.
But... while such special effects are possible... it's also possible for
the small mind which concerns itself with personal gain and loss to
become identified and attached to these special effects. Manifestations
whether material or psychic (or space or time) are just
manifestations.... and not the Source. Personally, I'll aim for absolute
inner stillness and just say "not this" to identification with any
manifestation.ALAN LARUS on HarshaSatsanghSome Cowsgazing at the mountain cowseating strawberriessomewhere along this roadit turned into a fairytalewith a singing gulla shining universethe neverending storyand a broken skullbetween eerie indiana and the twilight zonefinding rainbows endwhere you my friendmust have seen their knowing eyesand heard them saystrange meeting you hereagainagain and again