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    #4336 - Thursday, August 12, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights That voice which is the origin of
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      #4336 - Thursday, August 12, 2011 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights 
       
       
       
       
      That voice which is the origin of every cry and sound: that indeed is the
      only voice, and the rest are only echoes.
       
      ~ Rumi
       
      Along The Way
       
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      "Waking up to who you are requires letting go of  who you imagine
      yourself to be.? 
       
      ~ Alan Watts 
       
      by Amrita Nadi on Daily Dharma
       
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      It is only when this switch-over from the object, the situation, to the 
      subject, the welcoming of it, occurs that real maturity is possible. 
      Maturity does not come through accumulation of learning, experiences, 
      systems, ideas, concepts. It comes when you cannot walk and have to 
      leap. All your being is struck in this leap and clarity arises. 
       
      ~ Jean Klein 
       
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      You can feel yourself at one with the One that exists: the whole body 
      becomes a mere power, a force-current; your life becomes a needle 
      drawn to a huge mass of a magnet and as you go deeper and deeper, 
      you become a mere center and then not even that, for you become a 
      mere consciousness, there are no thoughts or cares any longer - they 
      were shattered at the threshold; in an inundation; you, a mere straw, 
      you are swallowed alive, but it is very delightful, for you become the 
      very thing that swallows you; this is the union of Jeeva with Brahma, 
      the loss of the ego in the real Self, the destruction of falsehood, the 
      attainment of truth. 
       
      ~ Ramana Maharshi 
       
      by Tony Cartledge to Nonduality Highlights group on Facebook 
       
       

       
       
      All great things must come to an end unfortunately and this post by
      Greg Goode is no exception. In case you missed Part 1, or Part 2, we
      are serializing an updated version of his book Nondualism in Western
      Philosophy, which is a series of pointers to how the Western approach
      can assist with one’s self-inquiry. It is less a historical survey, and more
      a collection of Western views that might serve as tools for inquiry, along
      with suggestions on how these tools might be used. Please enjoy the
      final post from Greg. Without further ado, here is Part 3.
       
      The Turn Towards Language 
       
      The older monist-style idealism lost its steam early in the late 
      nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, partly due to the rise of 
      science and mathematics. The popularity of science stimulated an effort 
      in philosophy to emulate scientific styles and methods. Importance was 
      given to observation, verification and language. New philosophical 
      movements arose, such as “logical positivism,” “philosophical analysis” 
      and “ordinary language philosophy.” These movements examine the 
      relations among sentences, as well as between sentences and states of 
      affairs in the world. 
       
      Philosophies that focus on language are not themselves trying to make a
      nondual or monistic metaphysical claim. Rather, they merely critique 
      the claims made by metaphysics about how the world is really is, in and 
      of itself. They root out the metaphysical assumptions of other 
      philosophies and argue that these assumptions are simply not needed 
      to live life or to explain our experience. 
       
      One can attack a dualism with the weapons on hand, without leaving 
      anything in its place. This is just what Royce, Wittgenstein, Quine, 
      Sellars, and Colin Turbayne did – they gave the new focus on language 
      a startlingly broad application. The result was to soften, blur or eradicate
       the old Cartesian and Kantian dualities that had occupied center stage 
      for three hundred years... 
       
      To read the rest of the article, please visit:
       
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