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#3544 - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - Editor: Jerry Katz

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    #3544 - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - Editor: Jerry Katz The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights ... News about the passing of Bill
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      #3544 - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - Editor: Jerry Katz

      The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights
       
       

       
       
      News 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

      1973
      Divine Light Mission – Los Angeles, CA

      1974
      City of Love and Light – San Antonio, TX

      1975
      India Trip#1 – Journeyed through all of India to locate and question “Enlightened” Spiritual Masters

      1976
      India Trip#2 – Traveled throughout India playing guitar and singing
      Institute of Applied Yoga, Dallas, TX

      1977
      Holy Abbot Monastery, Belville, VA

      1978
      Divine Light Mission Ashram, Miami Beach, FL

      1985
      New Vrindavan – Wheeling,WV

      1987
      Yogi Bhajan – Santa Fe, NM

      1988
      Sadhana Ashram – Sevierville, TN
      Underground Recording Studios, Seymour, TN – (Album#1) “God Rock”
      Center for Peace – Sevierville, TN

      1989
      Underground Recording Studios, Seymour, TN – (Album#2) “For The Love of Christ”

      1990
      India Trip#3 – To promote (Album#2) “For The Love of Christ”
      CBS Records Bombay, India

      1991
      Director of Meditation Center, Knoxville, TN

      1994
      Big Mama Recording Studios – Seymour,TN
      (Album#3) “Positive Affirmations”
      (Album#4) “Songs that prosper the spirit”

      1998
      Underground Recording Studios, Seymour, TN
      (Album#5) “Onions to Pearls”
      Costa Rica to promote (Album#5) “Onions to Pearls”

      1999
      ‘I Am That’ – Nisargatta’s Message and Pointers
      Director of Marketing for Motivational Speaker & Sales Trainer

      2000
      Ramesh Balsekar’s Message and Pointers

      2003
      ‘Sailor’ Bob Adamson’s Message and Pointers

      2004
      John Wheeler’s Message and Pointers

      2005
      Gilbert Schultz’s Message and Pointers
      Underground Recording Studios, Seymour, TN
      (Album#6) “Pointers”

      2006
      Stephen Wingate’s Message and Pointers

      2008
      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):
      • 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?
       

       
       
      Chris Hebard from http://stillnessspeaks.com sends the following in his newsletter:
       
      Paul Brunton: Introduces the Non Duality of Ramana Maharshi

      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 Brunton’s seminal books, including The Hidden Teaching beyond Yoga and The Wisdom of the Overself, written in the 1940’s, 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, Brunton’s 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. Click
       
       
      Click 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 Holleran’s  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:
       
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