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      #5040 - Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Editor: Jerry Katz



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      Mace Mealer was a delightful call-in guest on Nonduality Network Talk Radio. So was 
      Pete Sierra in an excerpt from an interview with him. Amar Chebib, director of 
      the documentary WAJD: Music, Politics & Ecstasy, also called the show. 
      Mandee and I welcomed silence as yet another guest. Today's show may be heard 
      here: 


      Mark your calendar to tune-in to our show next Wednesday at 12:30PM Eastern Time


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      Here's more from the works of our guests on Nonduality Network Talk Radio:

      Mace Mealer

      It Is And It Isn’t

      Pure paradox is easier to accept
      if those elements in it are separated
      by time and space.
      In a strictly logical sense
      it is the only way that
      it can be completely
      encompassed conceptually.
      Unfortunately time and space
      present an intrinsic paradox
      in their fundamental nature.
      Leaving no legitimate
      ground for the assumption
      of logic.
      Thus paradox itself
      is left as the primary
      basis for the elocution
      of it's observance.

      Check out Mace's book of poetry, which is only 97 cents on Kindle:

      Support a darn poet darn it! Mace has been on the nonduality forums since the beginning in the 90s.

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      The Ruling Class

      by Pete Sierra

      A ruling class sets the goals a society seeks.
      In such way, a very limited spectrum of
      sensations considered pleasurable, exciting,
      fun, and happy have commandeered the mind
      to seek only them. This ruling class makes the
      mind to reject, or neglect the 99%. Pleasure 
      myopia needs to be corrected to see the full 
      spectrum. Get new glasses!

      All sensations could be pleasurable if seen the
      right way. Don't let society, and merchants define
      what is fun. To an unbiased mind most sensations
      and activities are fun.


      Pete

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      Born in 1986, Amar Chebib was raised throughout the Arabian-Persian Gulf by a Canadian mother and Syrian father. He began experimenting with filmmaking during his adolescence and pursued his interest by completing a film internship with Oneira Pictures International in 2005 and the film production program at the Vancouver Film School in 2006.

      In 2008 he directed his first short drama ‘Le Boucher’ which subsequently screened in international film festivals worldwide. Last year he received support from the Canada Council for the Arts to complete his second short film ‘Mish Mush’. The film premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2010 and was nominated for a Muhr Award for excellence in Arab Cinema.

      Amar is now based in Kelowna, Canada but continues to travel throughout the year. He is currently in development with a feature documentary on the Sufi roots of the Arab-Ottoman musical tradition.

      Find out more about Amar's movie WAJD:



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      James Traverse's new publication, The Power of Here: Nonduality Now, may be downloaded for free at


      Introduction

      This material is written from the perspective of you as a separate self that is associated with your body and experiences a world of shapes and forms that is external to you. The intention is to present a form of knowledge that is distinct from the typical knowledge of book learning such that there may be insights into the true nature of your being. This perspective considers the problem to be self-ignorance and the solution to be self-knowledge. 

      This approach begins by clearly describing the problem as duality and its components and how you have been conditioned to identify yourself as a localized, limited, temporary and separate being. By itself this description of duality provides a means of insight into the problem of self-ignorance whereby you think that you exist in time and feel that you exist in space. Then it proceeds to provide self-knowledge via two insights, one of time and one of space, that allow the notions that you exist in time and in space to fall away, without denying that space and time have relevance in the realm of form, and simultaneously it fosters the realization that you cannot know what you are, yet you can know that you are.

      If you are familiar with Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now you know that it is an excellent work, and yet it may not be enough to dispel the notion that you are a separate self. This is because the idea of you as a separate self exists in both time and space. In this light, this material follows the directions of sages who say, neti neti, which means not this, not this, as they direct you to see that the problem of self-ignorance is deeply rooted as it is held in two realms, time and space. In other words, two insights, or one compound insight-epiphany, are required as self-knowledge to understand the true nature of being.

      Selling water by the river – in a certain way it can be said that this is what I’m offering via this material. The question here is, “Why would you buy water from someone who is selling water beside a river when you could simply dip a container in the river and get the water he is selling?” The answer is that it is true that the water I’m offering comes from the river, yet the distinction is that it is presented in a manner that reveals that the way you have been observing that water up to now is not accurate, and that there is another way of seeing it. In this metaphor, the river water represents knowledge and what is presenting is self-knowledge, which is a different quality of knowledge than the knowledge of a science or language – it is more commonly called wisdom.

      Lastly, it is important that you do not believe anything that is said here and that you test everything that is presented via your own experience such that the understanding that flowers out of it is authentic. This material does not attempt to tell you what you are by replacing the notion of identification as a separate self with a more subtle or more global one; instead it is a means of returning to childlike innocence, while maintaining the functional abilities of an adult, and it is an invitation to celebrate life free of psychological suffering, and to embrace the mystery and wonder of true being. 

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      Download and read the entire document:



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