#4805 - Friday,
January 4, 2013 - Editor: Jerry Katz
Interview with Pete Sierra.
Annoucement of One The
Notice of the passing of Douwe
The anti-teacher is a new kind of guru
hard at work on
these lists. You might
be the anti-teacher to someone here,
you, nor your anti-pupil might
be aware that is happening.
When someone chooses you as his anti-teacher,
you up as the person to
prove wrong, and this urge to prove you
becomes like a mission. But underneath
the obvious hostility to your ideas
anti-pupil is using you to teach himself,
and to clarify his own
ideas. At the end
of the process some of the anti-teacher's
be adopted by the anti-pupil
in a modified form.
Two people could use each others as anti-teachers,
these relationships, although they could be
profitable and illuminating for
both, usually degenerate
into protracted dog fights, which disturb
interactions at that list.
If the anti-teacher knows his role, he usually lets
anti-pupil attack his ideas without responding.
Eventually, the other party
will come to terms with
the ideas, either by agreeing, or
tolerance, or simply moving on.
If you notice someone is using you as such, it's
to keep it to yourself, at least until the person
no longer needs you. If you
look closer, I bet you can
spot this kind of relationships going on right
People like Tomb, Dan, and AC are sometimes
used in this way by some
There is a very simple, but profitable experiment
can conduct in this regard: when you notice
your irritation at reading a post
growing as you read,
and you can't wait to reply, just sit back, and
on the irritation, and try to spot what really provoked it.
happen more with that person than with others?
Why have you given those
ideas, and maybe that
person such negative value? Recognize those ideas
hot buttons to be disconnected. (Just a thought,
don't get all work up about
The Anti-Teacher was posted to Pete's YahooGroup, Advaita
Watch/listen to my recent interview with Pete
For a more middle of the road, yet sweeping view of
nonduality consider subscribing to One The Magazine. I did.
It's only ten bucks for a year and looks like it'll be totally worth it. What
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Here's what I wrote on Facebook about One The
Congratulations, Shanti! As a
new subscriber I see that you've created a beautiful container for the diversity
of nondual teachings, a crystal vase holding many wildly different flowers, each
sipping the same water (that's Jan Barendrecht's metaphor). You're clearly
upholding the mission to, "Celebrate our true nature as one." A section on News
is particularly uncommon and important toward disseminating these teachings.
There's no single "center" in the world of nonduality, nor should there be, but
it looks like your publication will come close to being it!
"Douwe Tiemersma passed away
on January 3, 2012. Ever since his radical encounter with Sri
Nisargadatta Maharaj in 1980, he helped people recognize non-dual openness as
the ground of their own existence. Due to his background in yoga he encouraged a
relaxed, integrated bodily recognition. As such, he offered meditation,
pranayama, hathayoga and chakra yoga to compliment the weekly satsangs which
took place at the Advaita Center located in Gouda."
If you're wondering where you've
heard Douwe's name before, he wrote the foreword to Nisargadatta's I Am That. He
was also recently written up in the Highlights a few months ago: