#3544 - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - Editor: Jerry Katz
- #3544 - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - Editor: Jerry Katz
The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlightsNews about the passing of Bill East, a new interview with Greg Goode in audio, and access to an 80 page article about Paul Brunton.Thanks for reading the Nonduality Highlights. Forward a copy to a friend. They can sign up for the Highlights here:Bill East died. The songwriter, musician, singer, producer was featured in the following Highlights:His final writings can be read here:Bill's CDs are no longer available from his website, but CD Baby has a few copies and features a few tracks you may listen to:Here is his spiritual autobiography in the form of milestones:1972
Self Realization Fellowship Pacific Palisades, CA
Divine Light Mission Los Angeles, CA
City of Love and Light San Antonio, TX
India Trip#1 Journeyed through all of India to locate and question Enlightened Spiritual Masters
India Trip#2 Traveled throughout India playing guitar and singing
Institute of Applied Yoga, Dallas, TX
Holy Abbot Monastery, Belville, VA
Divine Light Mission Ashram, Miami Beach, FL
New Vrindavan Wheeling,WV
Yogi Bhajan Santa Fe, NM
Sadhana Ashram Sevierville, TN
Underground Recording Studios, Seymour, TN (Album#1) God Rock
Center for Peace Sevierville, TN
Underground Recording Studios, Seymour, TN (Album#2) For The Love of Christ
India Trip#3 To promote (Album#2) For The Love of Christ
CBS Records Bombay, India
Director of Meditation Center, Knoxville, TN
Big Mama Recording Studios Seymour,TN
(Album#3) Positive Affirmations
(Album#4) Songs that prosper the spirit
Underground Recording Studios, Seymour, TN
(Album#5) Onions to Pearls
Costa Rica to promote (Album#5) Onions to Pearls
I Am That Nisargattas Message and Pointers
Director of Marketing for Motivational Speaker & Sales Trainer
Ramesh Balsekars Message and Pointers
Sailor Bob Adamsons Message and Pointers
John Wheelers Message and Pointers
Gilbert Schultzs Message and Pointers
Underground Recording Studios, Seymour, TN
Stephen Wingates Message and Pointers
Music Development Institute MDI Recording Studios
Plymouth, MA (Album#7)
WHAT AM I REALLY.COM
http://www.whatamireally.com/Greg Goode produced a new audio, an interview with Greg by Tomas Sander, mathematician and practicing Buddhist. Tomas asks questions about Atmananda's "direct-path" teachings and how they utilize the concept of awareness.
Nondual Inquiry via the Direct Path (47 min):
Chris Hebard from http://stillnessspeaks.com sends the following in his newsletter:Paul Brunton: Introduces the Non Duality of Ramana Maharshi
- What's the Core of the Awareness Teachings?
- Their Similarity to Buddhist Teachings?
- But Aren't Inference and Analysis Un-spiritual?
- Are There Western Teachings Like This?
- What Are the Benefits of this Teaching?
- An Outline of the Teachings from Beginning to Enlightenment?
- "Intellectual" vs. "Intuitive" Understanding?
- Can One be Attached to Awareness?
- Where to Find More Information?
Who was Paul Brunton?"When you awaken to truth as it really is, you will have no occult vision, you will have no "astral" experience, no ravishing ecstasy. You will awaken to it in a state of utter stillness, and you will realize truth was always there within you and that reality was always there around you. Truth was not something which has grown and developed through your efforts. It is not something which has been achieved or attained laboriously adding up those efforts. it is not something which has to be made more and more perfect each year. And once your mental eyes are opened to truth they can never be closed again." -Paul Brunton
What would you have done if you were among the first Westerners to discover Ramana Maharshi?Recently, we have begun to explore the work of Paul Brunton, the prolific writer who many claim was the instrumental force in introducing Ramana Maharshi to the West.This is no small accomplishment. In many ways, Ramana Maharshi ignited the popular interest in investigating the Truth of our existance starting with the simple question, Who am I?Paul Bruntons seminal books, including The Hidden Teaching beyond Yoga and The Wisdom of the Overself, written in the 1940s, helped pave the way for modern non dual investigation by introducing what he called mentalism, writing in great detail on how all arises in the mind, including the ego, body and world. He was the first to clarify the limits of yoga and introduced the West to the need for Sahaj Samadhi, simply continuous and effortless trancendance, freedom, in the waking state for true realization.After his death, Bruntons 16 volume series entitled Notebooks continued to uncover his journey and specific aspects of the spiritual quest.
Peter Holleran, the creator of the website Mountainrunnerdoc has graciously offered to allow us to publish his article on Paul Brunton, which also refers to the exhaustive thesis of Anne Cahn on the life and thought of Paul Brunton. ClickClick below to read Anne Cahn's Thesis: Paul Brunton: A Bridge Between India and The West. These are comprehensive studies well worth the time to read. Click here to read Peter Hollerans article, Paul Brunton - Architect of a 21st Century Philosophy:
We have had the pleasure of working with Peter Holleran on this project. Be sure to visit his website: