#2650 - Thursday, November 23, 2006 - Editor: Jerry Katz
- #2650 - Thursday, November 23, 2006 - Editor: Jerry Katz
The Nondual HighlightsIn this issue, 2 works. One is a letter from Jenny Munday in response to our series of selections from the writings of U.G. Krishnamurti.The second work consists of selections from Empty Thoughts, a new book by Robin Dale.Hope American residents are having a great Thanksgiving weekend!Jenny MundayRefreshing approach to the work of U.G. Krishnamurti. I particularly agree with his
remark about it being a "physiological" journey rather than a psychological one. My mind
wants to turn it all into thought but the body has played the lead role for a lifetime -
being always possessed of more energy than was comfortably manageable.At age 50 a tingle up the spine lead to a the experience of a physical polarity switch
and I learned the meaning of awakening of the Leydig center - or Kundalini, as it's
called in the East. From then on it was - as UG says, a series of body mutations - muscle
spasms, energy swings, different states of consciousness, etc. which I always tried to
make sense of through my chosen profession of Psychotherapy.It's like trying to fit a foot into a too tight boot. You can get it in there but you
walk with discomfort - not bliss nor "enlightenment". To me enlightenment has meant
releasing my belief system from the rigid structures imposed by materialistic
conditioning and fairy tale promises of those who market the "more-is-better" mindset.I have realized the world I live in as the hologram of my belief system and endorse David
Bohm's quantum mechanics theory of wave movement. I have seen that "you" and "I" and "me"
are the same ONE. But this has happened through the incredible unfolding of the physical
mechanisms of the organ called "body".My best guess is agreement with Sri Aurobindo's premise that the real stuff going on
constantly is the evolutionary movement to create a new bodymass that can contain the
electric voltage known as Fohat - or the highest watt which allows the knowledge/wisdom
factor to over-ride the lower mindset.Empty Thoughtsby Robin DaleOn the back cover of the book it says, "This is a book of meditations pointing to the Emptiness which is Fullness, and which is the essential nature of all things, including thoughts. This Emptiness is prior to the mind; from it alone, words of truth flow." A few numbered selections follow, along with ordering information:6We deceive ourselvesthat there is knowledge:we are livingin the Unknown.38Acquiring thingsis a defenseagainstthings' emptiness.43Even the initialintent alone,to see whatthings truly areworks miracles.55There isno such thingas an ideawhich frees.76Beliefsare stepping-stonesto their absence79I'm safestwhen I don't knowwhat's going on102Existenceand the Purposeof Existenceare the same thing.125God gives youthe compostknown as "The World"in return for your flower,which is this spirit.This is a natural process.142In all the universesthere is only One senseof separation.145The moment beforeyour reaction occurs,there is an empty, radiant silence,in which absolutely everything,including your reaction,occurs.146Nothingmakeseverything.147Everythingmeansnothing.148Everythingteachesnothing.149Nothing is impossible,even that there bethe impossible.150The Universeis the causeof the Universe;everything existsbecause of itself.~ ~ ~Empty Thoughts, by Robin Dale consists 321 short poems like the ones above. The size of the book is 4" tall by 6" wide. It would make a very nice gift. The price of the book for overseas purchasers is $29.20 Australian, which is approximately $21.00 USD.
PayPal: Email the author at rdale02@... to arrange PayPal payment. Or phone him at +61 3 9754 8641 (Australia)
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Also read excerpts from Robin's book, Noticing What You Already Know: http://nonduality.com/robindale.htm