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    #4881 - Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Editor: Jerry Katz The Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/ THE BOOK OF UNDOING Direct Pointing
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      #4881 - Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Editor: Jerry Katz
      Direct Pointing to Nondual Awareness
      by Fred Davis
      Chapter One
      A Look at the Book and the Process
      This book has arisen from Direct Pointing sessions that I've had with clients around the world.  These deceptively simple inquiries and dialogues work.  Men and women who have studied Nonduality for decades, both in and out of structured traditions, without experiencing even the first authentic glimpse of themselves have come to recognize their true nature during these talks.  Some of them have been glimpses, and others remain ongoing.  Still others, who were confounded by oscillation when we began to talk, have moved from there into stable Nondual awareness.  And of course there are a few people who've reported no change at all; such is the way of it.
      I will be using the term "awakening," but we should be clear that this is simply languaging to speak about a topic that is extremely difficult--impossible, actually--to communicate.  Silence is really the best medium for this message, but a blank book is unlikely to be very helpful, so we'll plow on ahead using the best words that we can find.  The core of all Nondual teachings is the experiential discovery of our shared true nature.  We could further say that just beyond the core of Nonduality lies an incredibly sharp and skillful vocabulary, which grows sharper daily as more and more teachers  emerge, and the teachers we have grow in experience.
      Every teacher represents a unique set of hard and soft conditioning (nature and nurture), and thus each views the singular landscape in a slightly or radically different way.  So too will their experience, understandings, and presentations be distinct.  While this can cause some element of confusion, particularly early on, it also births a wonderfully diverse set of approaches.  We need all we can get, because it is the languaging of the teacher that is most widely and easily communicated, and therefore most apt to lead us from that place just beyond the heart, and into the heart itself.
      It is the peculiar nature of Nondual teachings that we can only hear who and what we can hear.  We could fill a stadium with awake beings, yet you or I might only be able to really resonate with a few of them.  This doesn't mean the rest of these folks are wrong or deluded, it simply means they're someone else's teachers.  If we are sincere in our own approach to the teachings, we may be sure that we will find a teacher or teaching that we will resonate with perfectly.  We can't fail to; that's just how it works.
      This teaching, my teaching, so to speak, starts from a position that is not new, yet which remains fairly radical.  I presume that clients don't need to wake up, because they are always already awake. 
      Awakeness is not something you experience, it's what you are.  By the same token, I presume that there's no need for you to come out of oscillation and into stability, because you are always already still.  Stillness is not something you experience, once again it's what you are.  Having understood the absolute truth of these things, we then embrace the relative nature of them.  In other words, knowing all of this, I then go about the business of waking people up, or pulling them out of oscillation!  It's just one of many paradoxes we'll encounter.  If you've no stomach for paradox, you won't stay with Nonduality very long.
      ~ ~ ~
      Read the rest of Chapter One here:
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