#2987 - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Editor: Jerry Katz
- #2987 - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Editor: Jerry KatzNondual Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights
the wonder of this
By David Brockmanhttp://www.amazon.com/Wonder-This-david-brockman/dp/1847997406/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1195144181&sr=1-1~ ~ ~This text is both meaningless and useless.
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These words fall across the page as the sea laps
soothingly against a Jamaican beach here in paradise.
My name is David, I’m a 36 year old
Englishman; just so you know a little of my story. A
few years ago, I ‘died’. The limited identity I had
clung to for so long completely fell away quite
suddenly. In its place was revealed a wonderful,
thoughtless, clear peace – waves of blissful energy
ran up and down my body and all was seen as One;
perfect and effortless.
Later ‘David’ returned and my life continued
on. Yet with this ‘peak experience’ returned an
apparent recognition which had seemingly been
misplaced somehow. What also happened was an
apparent ‘clarity’ – which still remains. Above all it
was seen that absolutely everything was fine and well,
perfection in fact. So my brief two year period of
‘seeking’ came to an end.
If you find yourself seeking too, know that
nothing has to change for the questions to drop away
This book will attempt to point to what IS
already. Thus it recommends nothing and has no
agenda or purpose. If you have it in your hands, you
are probably a ‘seeker’ like I was. Maybe that will
come to an end, maybe not. Please don’t think that
this book might be the one that ‘does it’. If you have
never even thought about life and who you are, etc.,
this may also be a read for you....who knows?!
The weirdest thing is that you, the reader, are
actually its author. These words are literally being
created right now, this instant, by you. This is your
book. Your words. So enjoy!
Much love and Gobbledygook.
NB. A ‘Seeker’ is a person somewhat obsessed with
the notion of ‘enlightenment’.
Big Bangers ‘n’ Mash
Life has JUST happened – IS JUST happening
now in this one, timeless, eternal moment. From
nothing to everything. So the ‘Big Bang’ as scientists
like to call it didn’t happen 6 billion years ago or
whatever; it’s just happening in THIS present
moment as a singular, unique explosion of creation.
Absolutely everything has just been created,
including any concept of time or ‘cause and effect’.
The oceans, mountains, sky, sun, sensations,
thoughts, you, him, her, everything, absolutely
everything that exists in experience has just been
created. These words are the first and only words
that you’ll ever read; this moment is the first and
only moment you will exist and live. Mind-blowingly
amazing isn’t it?!…
So notions of time passing and ‘cause and
effect’ are simply that – man made notions. Time is
eternal. It IS – without movement. There is no past
and no future; there is only the present moment. You
will live and die in this same beautiful, timeless
moment. You, the world, existence, has no history;
there is no beginning or end. Pictures of you as a
child are simply pictures. You had no childhood. It’s
a memory created in imagination now, presently.
You are without age.
So time as we know it is only useful on a
relative level; living as we do in our dreamed lives.
It’s fine to believe in the passing of time. To arrange
meetings, birthday celebrations, etc. Of course. Yet it
is only an imagined dream.
As is the law of ‘cause and effect’. Science tells
us that the two are inextricably linked and that all
existence is utterly governed by it. Again, on a
relative level, this seems to be the case. Touch the
piano key and a note should ring out; drop a ball and
‘gravity’ should return it to the ground. Fine. This is
very useful, practical knowledge.
What is actually happening is one, singular,
timeless event which stands alone and unconnected
to anything other. So if the ball appears to hit the
ground and bounce up, this is happening from
nowhere. The ball never fell and was never released.
It is simply bouncing.
It’s the same with language and action. You
might say “I’m just off to the kitchen now” and getup
from the chair and start to walk off. Yet the
standing up and walking just happened. Nothing to
do with the apparent words uttered or a thought of
going to the kitchen. Nothing is connected.
Everything is pristine, unique and miraculously
You bubble up; existence bubbles up from
nowhere like a bubble in a champagne glass.
No past. No future. No ‘cause and effect’. Just
this. Simple.the wonder of thisby David Brockman