FROM A SITE VISITOR: No prior Me-ness? Surely there was something?
That means You must abandon belief in "a present Me" - understanding that what You are taking to be "a Me" is not that at all - in order to be free of belief in "a prior Me" and also belief in a "later Me" that will exist post-manifestation.
All sense of "personal" and / or "Personal" must be abandoned in order to reach the no-concept, no-identity state; thus, the next transition is this: to make the gradual move away from such talk as "I am present, she is present, he is present," You were invited to use "I am Presence" instead; now, even that must be transitioned because "am" is to be followed by nothing.
So, now the shift will be away from "It is not that I am present but that I am Presence" to ... "Presence Is." That can be witnessed by the unobstructed consciousness if all of the obstacles that were set into place by programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication have been removed.
Understand that Me-ness is as conceptualized as Is-ness, Am-ness, and beingness. To attach to such concepts will be to block any chance to "see" the Absolute (and that which is beyond, neither of which can be expressed in words because Truth can be known - at least while the pure consciousness is manifested - but not stated).
This subject matter is covered in the "Advanced Seekers' Trilogy" of books but this is not told to novices or to "Spiritual Giants" or even to those at steps one through seven on the seven step "journey" from the "I" to the Absolute.
If you would abide as the Absolute, as that unmanifested Awareness, then you must understand the pointers offered in the second book in that series, a book intended to be read after reading FROM THE "I" TO THE ABSOLUTE: namely, "Consciousness / Awareness". It is explained there that ...
... "in" the Absolute realm, there is awareness but no aware-of-ness, but what I speak of here - if I am speaking of the final understanding - is even beyond the Absolute. That is why the third book in the "Advanced Seekers' Series" deals with the final "shift" From the Absolute to the Nothingness.
For now, understand this: prior to conception, which was a spontaneous act with no single cause, there was no You. At best all that can be said accurately is what Maharaj notes, that there was what he called a "you-are-not state." The elements were. Then the elements were eaten. Then cell transformations happened. Then an act of friction happened.
Nine months later there was the composite unity of elements, breath, and conscious-energy, but what could you take to exist as "You-ness" prior to the act of conception when the egg and sperm involved did not exist until shortly prior to the conception after plant food was consumed and plant cells transformed - spontaneously - into sperm and egg cells?
Furthermore, understand that in all of that, there was no "creation." Neither energy nor matter can be created. What was, was, but what was, was not "you" or "You" in any way. Understand that and then expand the point to include the "world" so that You understand that no world was created;
from that, know that there was no one or One who created a world ... or anything else. Just as the composite unity that would be called "you" came about spontaneously, so too did what is called "the world" arise spontaneously. More significantly, understand that both "you" and "the world" are illusions.
How it is that what is called "floyd" is so completely free of all of the "stuff" of this relative existence though enjoying the bliss of the Absolute having been overlaid upon the relative? Having understood the impersonal consciousness, then it was a tiny step farther to reach an understanding of the present state of impersonal Presence. (This pointer too is only for those at the highest state of readiness.)
Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)
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IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)
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THE MEDITATION GUIDES
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?
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THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "PEACE OF MIND" (There Is Only Peace if You're Out of Your Mind)
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of the false content of the “mind”]
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS
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FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)
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CONSCIOUSNESS/AWARENESS: The Nature of Reality Beyond Self-Realization (Peace Every Day When Abiding as The Absolute)
[Allows the seeker to understand the functioning of the totality, the manifestation, and what is involved with the un-manifestation]
FROM THE ABSOLUTE TO THE NOTHINGNESS
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Received 19 August 2010 from one that just completed the entire course:
I would like to extend deepest appreciation towards you for these teachings that you have offered. It has been most valuable towards what may not have been revealed throughout this manifestation labeled "anthony." Understanding Truth and finding words for gratitude are one as is all. Thank you again for pointing "me" to THAT and the understanding that came as well. Hopeful for future "contact"! Sincerely, Anthony M. W.
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The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders offers the non-duality message by way of a mystery-adventure novel, discussing the movement from pain to healing to awakening to peace.
From Dr. R.F. Maley, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Psychology, University of Houston: "Floyd Henderson's book, The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders, is a fun read and an interesting mystery, but perhaps more importantly it serves as a vehicle for blending Eastern Philosophy and Native American Spirituality to make an intellectually challenging novel. The book's insights into both relationships and authoritarian conditioning of people in our society make it a must read, tracing the roots of narcissistic, sociopathic and psychopathic behaviors to the very core of the culture. This truly witty and politically-incorrect study of the aggressive nature of 'the American character' offers not only a diagnosis but also a treatment plan, making the book an excellent supplemental reading in courses such as psychology, anthropology, philosophy, sociology and counseling."
The Sequel to The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders:
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