Monday, June 28, 2010

THE FREEDOM / TRUE LOVE CONNECTION

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Here, there is nothing that is believed, so there is no one here who wants you to believe anything, either. Here, the invitation is to be free of all that you have been programmed, conditioned, acculturated, and domesticated to believe so that you can be free, period.

F.: At a certain point on the "path," it is understood that Real Freedom and Real Love (not the "love" spoken of by the masses) are one. If wisdom is knowing You are nothing, and if Love is knowing that You are everything, then that understanding of True Love can come only after freedom from self comes (that is, freedom from all false self identification).

Maharaj said: "To know the Self as the only reality and all else as temporal and transient is freedom, peace and joy."

He said, "Attachment is bondage, detachment is freedom" and "Understanding of oneSelf is necessary for freedom from the bondage of illusion." That includes attachment to beliefs and personality and identity and concepts and duality and to people and to places and to things. Knowing that attachment to all of that must go in order to be free, how many will ever truly want total freedom?

Most will always choose bondage over total freedom and will choose illusion over complete independence, believing that they can be free by degree. What distortion. The call of personality to honor desires and to experience fears will almost always drown out the Realized teacher's call to total freedom and to True Love.

And understand that the "love" that persons speak of has nothing to do with Real Love, which can only be understood after the manifestation of freedom from personality and from belief in all concepts and ideas.

Recall Maharaj's pointer: "As long as you are enmeshed in the tribulations of a particular personality, you can see nothing beyond it," and if you can see nothing beyond a false self that you are focusing on because it feels threatened or hurt, then most assuredly you cannot see the Oneness and Real Love.

He said, "Self-limitation is the very essence of personality" and made clear that it is "devotion to the goal of freedom and perfection" that will allow you to "abandon all theories and systems and live by wisdom, intelligence and active love."

It is complete freedom from every belief - each of which forms one of the bars of the prison that is called "your mind" - that leads to the other levels of freedom that Maharaj described as "Freedom from anxiety" and that makes way for "a sense of ease and joy" and "deep peace within and abundant energy without."

Yet none of that can happen, he said, until "freedom from ignorance" manifests, and ignorance can only manifest in the form of concepts and beliefs. Thus, freedom can only manifest in the total absence of beliefs and concepts, and the same applies to True Love.

Yesterday it was shared that Maharaj taught: "The personality gives place to the witness, then the witness goes and pure awareness remains." Note that freedom comes only after the personality gives way, allowing the "journey" to Full Realization to happen.

With Full Realization comes an understanding of the unicity, and with the understanding of the unicity comes freedom from personality and beliefs, and with freedom from personality and beliefs - combined with an understanding of the Oneness - comes the understanding that True Freedom is True Love.

Freedom from belief in all that is false - from all duality - is True Love. Maharaj said, "In dream you love some and not others. On waking up you find You are Love itself, embracing all. Personal love, however intense and genuine, invariably binds; Love in freedom is Love of all."

The irony is that persons, as noted above, only give lip service to freedom; they really do not want it. Consider:

Questioner: Since you have found your freedom, will you not give me a little of it?
Maharaj: Why little? Take the whole. Take it; it is there for the taking. But you are afraid of freedom!

But you are afraid of freedom!

And what is able to be afraid? What can know fear? Only a persona, or more accurately, the many personas that you and your culture use to define you. In their defining you with their labels, and in your defining yourself with their labels, there can be no freedom (so there can be no understanding of True Love either).

What there can be - when living with their labels - is false love, the dualistic "A" love "B" and "B" loves "A" version of love, but belief in such duality-based love is a setup for misery since the Laws of Thermodynamics apply to everything in the relative, including the myth of "relationships."

What comes together will come apart, and the identities that are assumed when things or people come together will most assuredly come apart. Again, belief sets up misery, for the false belief that anything in the relative can be permanent will be proved false at some point, after which disappointment and misery and suffering will come.

Furthermore, the false belief that relatives such as bodies and "minds" and personalities can have continuity and can be permanent is false, but at least post-manifestation, there will be no one "there" to know the beliefs were in error. (Maharaj: "Memory creates the illusion of continuity.")

With these teachings there is no, "Well, someday you're going to see that your beliefs about heaven and hell and about eternal continuty and about eternal reward or punishment were false." Post-manifestation, there will be no "one" to see or know anything. So it is.

Thus, because of that "no future one" to someday see and know and enjoy, freedom and True Love can only happen now and can only be enjoyed now. If it is the bliss you seek, seek it now. Postpone not. Maharaj said, "Desirelessness is the highest bliss," and since personality alone generates desire and fear, then it can also be said:

"Freedom from personality leads to freedom from desire and fear, and freedom from desire and fear is the highest bliss, and the highest bliss is also known as 'True Freedom' and 'True Love'."

Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)

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SIX WAYS THAT SEEKERS HAVE REALIZED:

1. BY WATCHING the 4-Disk Video (DVD) Set, or the same retreat available as a downloadable file. Either will provide an entire seven-hour retreat / series of satsang sessions showing three seekers being guided through all seven steps by Floyd and can provide viewers with an “experiential,” step-by-step series of satsang meetings that will move the viewers from identification with the I to abidance as the Absolute and then to abidance as That Which Is beyond

Some seekers are already using the computer file version and the DVD sets for meetings in groups in homes, playing the retreat, pausing for discussion, etc.

To find out more or to purchase the DVD set or the downloadable computer file version of the retreat, click:
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Option “A” is for the downloadable file version, Option “B” is used to order the DVD set for delivery inside the U.S., Option “C” for international orders.

For the download, Paypal will send me a notice that payment has been received and then I will send by e-mail the downloading instruction, password, etc.

[It is recommended that you watch the video with pen and paper in hand. Write whatever you need clarified. You'll see that there are constant reviews and you might find an answer later in the seven-hour presentation. Then, after you watch it all, there will be a common ground for discussion. Purchase of the DVD’s or the file will include the right to clarifications and answers to your specific questions via e-mail.]

2. BY READING these books in this exact order:
IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)
[Those two prepare the seeker to question it all]
THE MEDITATION GUIDES
[Provide a broad overview of the understanding]
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?
[Begins to free the seeker of body identification and the desire for body continuity]
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”]
LIBERATION
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS
[Provides the final preparation for the seeker to be directed along the “path”]
FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)
[Directs the seeker along the “path”]
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
[Provides the seeker the wisdom to understand the Noneness as well as the Oneness]
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3. BY ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

THE FEAR / PERSONALITY / MISERY CONNECTION, Part Four, The Conclusion

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Here, there is nothing that is believed, so there is no one here who wants you to believe anything, either. Here, the invitation is to be free of all that you have been programmed, conditioned, acculturated, and domesticated to believe so that you can be free, period.

LOUISE on this subject: "In the end, the seekers or knowers entranced by personality will never find - already believing they know the answers already."

F.: Recently Louise shared what needed to be heard by one trapped in that very state, but he "knew" too much already; thus, he ignored the evidence of the enneagram results when his behaviors were shown to be textbook examples of how his personality drivers always result in very specific but limited - and even destructive - thoughts and words and deeds, relatively speaking.

LOUISE: "He called today to say he is going on antidepressants (an attempt to reduce the effects of a personality that keeps him inert, immobilized, and worrying obsessively)."

And why will anti-depressants not address his issues effectively? Because the issues are based in one or more mirages. Go into the desert and try to treat a mirage. What misdirection! Yet all day long persons look at mirages and mistake them for the Real. Recall Maharaj's pointer: "As long as you are enmeshed in the tribulations of a particular personality, you can see nothing beyond it."

Consider how miserable the relative existence is when one is "enmeshed in tribulations," and that happens when persons are identified with "a particular personality," along with many other personalities as well, of course; yet personalities generate the most anxiety and fear and anger and relative damage one at a time, when one particular personality feels threatened and when the entire focus of the corrupted consciousness is directed at preserving that particular persona at all costs.

How many that have not Realized Fully (or at all), if they could look objectively at their relative existence, would have to admit that "enmeshment in tribulations" describes perfectly so much of their past and present experiences?

While persons are driven throughout any given day by the subconscious motivators of personalities and their desires and fears, the source of such "enmeshment in tribulations," according to Maharaj, intensifies when one is focused on "a particular personality." Can any "particular personality" be said to generate more "enmeshment in tribulations" than the persona of "The Lover" or "The Spouse"?

For the sake of discussion, then, let the focus be on those particular personalities for a moment. In the U.S., 41% of all men who are killed are not killed as a result of someone being "enmeshed" in the "particular personality" of "The Driver of the Biggest Car" or "The Owner of the Largest House in the Subdivision" or "The Best Volunteer Among All of the Moms in the Community."

And 59% of all women who are killed are not killed as a result of someone being "enmeshed" in the "particular personality" of "Parent of the Year" or "The Winner of the Local City Election" or "The Head of the Parent Organization in the School."

To the contrary, 50% of the murders annually, on average, come during a "breakup" when "The Lover" personality or "The Spouse" personality feels as if it is being threatened or as if its agenda is being interfered with or if it thinks it is actually dying because the co-dependent counterpart that allowed an ego-state to be played for a period of time decides to play no more.

Such persons become so enmeshed in the tribulations of a particular personality that they can see nothing beyond it. The ego-state will not be able to see "life after the end of that ego-state as an identity," so death becomes the alternative, especially after egotistical upgrading happens.

Consider: whereas "The Spouse" merely needs someone to play the co-dependent, counterpart role of "The Spouse" in order to perpetuate the illusion of that false self, "The Super Spouse" must have a "Super Spouse" to survive.

When it strikes "The Super Husband" that he is not receiving all that "A Super Spouse" deserves, then in 50% of the cases (again in the U.S.) the male will engage in an extramarital affair; similarly, 40% of all women will have such an affair during their marriages for the same reasons. Divorce eventually follows 50-60% of the time.

But note the cyclings of personas and see why Maharaj said that "Self-limitation is the very essence of personality." Some time after "The Spouse" identity ended with a divorce, the "lesser lifestyle" exerts its pressure on the ego and one can hear: "I'm ready to marry again."

No...no you are not. Nothing has changed...there had been no shift to a purer form of consciousness that sees more clearly...more accurately. Nothing more is happening than the manifestation of the distorted memory of a persona which then generates the thought that "I am now ready to cycle into 'existence' again."

What the one making such a statement is actually ready for is not to be married again but to have once more the imagined "perks and benefits" of an arrangement that happened once before and to satisfy "the desire of an ego-state" to "be" once more; however, enmeshed in the tribulations of a particular personality, persons can see nothing beyond it.

Then, all sorts of personality-based fears will be triggered: "I might never have the great lifestyle I once had and that I want and deserve once more"; "I will never be taken care of"; "I will be deprived"; "My image and standing in the community will forever be less than it was before"; "I'll never again be invited to the community's couples-only events."

Understand that it is either (1) a threatened ego-state or the fear that an ego-state is going to end or (2) the desire to generate or regenerate an ego-state that causes distress / tribulations in the relative:

Maharaj: "You cling to personality - but you are conscious of being a person only when you are in trouble - when you are not in trouble you do not think of yourself."

If the marriage seems to be moving along swimmingly and there seems to be no trouble, "The Spouse" seems to be doing quite fine. If trouble appears and seemingly threatens the existence of a false identity, then the personality will trigger all sorts of fear and anxiety and will often also trigger defensive or offensive behaviors - some even lethal - as the false identity tries to defend it"self."

Thus, Maharaj said, "...personality is only an obstacle." To what? To clarity. To peace. To freedom. To sanity. To freedom, really? Yes. Maharaj taught: "The personality gives place to the witness, then the witness goes and pure awareness remains." Note that freedom comes only after the personality gives way.

When personality-assumption happens, even more tribulations come because each assumed personality can nurture a personality disorder, and one of those personality disorders can be "The Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder." When that aberration manifests, then the assumed personality can generate monomania, an obsession-driven form of full-blown insanity:

not unlike that monomaniac Captain Ahab whose entire existence had been reduced to one dimension, "The Super Spiritual Person" can become an all-consuming identity that dominates that person's relative existence. Days and night must involve spiritual exercises, spiritual talks...

...spiritual seeking, spiritual activities, spiritual attire, spiritual food, spiritual thoughts, moments of spiritual escape from thoughts, spiritual sitting, spiritual looks and posturing, and all of the other trappings of what Maharaj called "kindergarten spirituality."

Either "The Hindu" or "The Christian" or "The One Who Knows the Only Right and Proper Version of Advaita Vedanta" or "The Muslim" can become the all-consuming personality, though dozens of others may continue beside the one particular personality that is inspiring the monomania.

And just as with the examples above of "The Spouse" or "The Lover," personas become even more influential over thoughts and words and actions when aggravated by that obsession-driven form of mental illness called monomania. When a seemingly-threatened identity is motivated by monomania, the result of being driven by "a particular personality" can bring about an "enmeshment in tribulations" that can even lead to murder or suicide.

TOMORROW: The True Freedom and Real Love aspects regarding this subject.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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Now you can receive for $40 a downloadable computer file version of the same 7-hour satsang that seekers receive when they visit for the Advaita Retreat with Floyd. You will be guided through the seven steps from identification with the false "I" to the Absolute (and beyond).
For more information or to order, click:
DVD or Downloadable computer file versions of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat

SIX WAYS THAT SEEKERS HAVE REALIZED:

1. BY WATCHING the 4-Disk Video (DVD) Set, or the same retreat available as a downloadable file. Either will provide an entire seven-hour retreat / series of satsang sessions showing three seekers being guided through all seven steps by Floyd and can provide viewers with an “experiential,” step-by-step series of satsang meetings that will move the viewers from identification with the I to abidance as the Absolute and then to abidance as That Which Is beyond

Some seekers are already using the computer file version and the DVD sets for meetings in groups in homes, playing the retreat, pausing for discussion, etc.

To find out more or to purchase the DVD set or the downloadable computer file version of the retreat, click:
DVD or Downloadable computer file versions of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat

Option “A” is for the downloadable file version, Option “B” is used to order the DVD set for delivery inside the U.S., Option “C” for international orders.

For the download, Paypal will send me a notice that payment has been received and then I will send by e-mail the downloading instruction, password, etc.

[It is recommended that you watch the video with pen and paper in hand. Write whatever you need clarified. You'll see that there are constant reviews and you might find an answer later in the seven-hour presentation. Then, after you watch it all, there will be a common ground for discussion. Purchase of the DVD’s or the file will include the right to clarifications and answers to your specific questions via e-mail.]

2. BY READING these books in this exact order:
IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)
[Those two prepare the seeker to question it all]
THE MEDITATION GUIDES
[Provide a broad overview of the understanding]
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?
[Begins to free the seeker of body identification and the desire for body continuity]
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”]
LIBERATION
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS
[Provides the final preparation for the seeker to be directed along the “path”]
FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)
[Directs the seeker along the “path”]
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
[Provides the seeker the wisdom to understand the Noneness as well as the Oneness]
Purchase an e-Book now and begin reading it in minutes (except with e-checks that can take 7-10 days). Trusting our clients as we do, all e-Books are provided to you in printable form.
SAVE IF YOU BUY ALL ELEVEN AT ONCE:
(You may order the books one at a time or you may use the following link to acquire the entire 11-e-Book set on sale for $99 if ordered at one time.

You may visit The Official Website of Floyd Henderson for information on each book.

3. BY ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes
For information, visit Information on the Advaita Classes on the Internet
To enroll visit Enroll in the Advaita Internet Course

4. BY ATTENDING an Advaitin retreat for satsang with floyd and being guided through all seven steps. For details of the retreats offered, please visit the retreat information site.

5. BY ARRANGING satsang by telephone in the U.S. or by Skype internationally:
Use the Contact link for details or for information on making arrangements for a session

6. BY ARRANGING for floyd to travel to your location and meet with you or your group. Use the contact link above to discuss details.


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Saturday, June 26, 2010

THE FEAR / PERSONALITY / MISERY CONNECTION, Part Three

An Advaita forum focusing on Realisation, enlightenment, non-duality, Real Love, peace, freedom, Your original nature, abiding naturally, the Oneness, the Nothingness, and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

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Here, there is nothing that is believed, so there is no one here who wants you to believe anything, either. Here, the invitation is to be free of all that you have been programmed, conditioned, acculturated, and domesticated to believe so that you can be free, period.

F.: Why did Maharaj and his contemporaries and his predecessors speak so often and so disparagingly about the personality? Because they understood (1) that all misery and suffering was the result of either hoping for something or fearing something and (2) that all hoping / desiring and fearing are generated by personality.

How could peace, much less bliss, ever become manifest and become the constant condition for the remainder of the relative existence if one is desiring something that has not come or if one is fearing something that might come?

Aggravating the efforts of seekers to stabilize in the bliss is (A) the fact that, if persons do get what they wish for, they soon will not want it; and (B) the fact that what is feared seldom happens whereas the things that truly disrupt peace during the relative existence usually come without having being anticipated at all.

Maharaj said, "Desire not, fear not, observe the actual, as and when it happens, for You are not what happens; You are to whom it happens. Ultimately even the observer You are not. You are the ultimate potentiality of which the all-embracing consciousness is the manifestation and expression."

He made clear that the very search for pleasure and the memory of pain (and the desire to avoid it) are the actual causes of misery and displeasure. The entire process is a vicious, "Catch-22"-type cycle.

Here, that lesson came only after decades of stupidity, ignorance, insanity, and totally bizarre, personality-driven thoughts and words and actions; yet throughout all those decades, "floyd" was sure that he was in charge and was making choices...neither of which was true.

To fail to understand the way that personality unconsciously controls everything that one thinks, everything that one says, and everything that one does is to fail to understand what must be understood and abandoned if freedom is ever to come.

And if happiness and bliss are to come, they must be preceded by, not followed by, freedom. Freedom from personality must come first, and it only comes at the end of the third of the seven steps to Realization when all identity is abandoned, when all beliefs are abandoned, and when all concepts are abandoned.

If Maharaj was correct in estimating that only a few thousand on the planet are truly Realized at any given time, it is only that many or fewer that understand how personality forms, how it has such power and control over every aspect of the existence of the non-Realized, how to identity specifically the personality types that are driving someone, and how then to be free of what has been seen and understood.

Globally, there is almost a complete and total lack of understanding about what personality is and how it blocks clarity, peace, freedom, and bliss. Consider:

Questioner: "I am trying to rejoin the personality back to the real self."
Maharaj: "The personality (vyakti) is but a product of imagination. The self (vyakta) is the victim of this imagination. It is the taking yourself to be what you are not that binds you. The person cannot be said to exist on its own rights; it is the self that believes there is a person and is conscious of being it. Beyond the self (vyakta) lies the unmanifested (avyakta), the causeless cause of everything. Even to talk of re-uniting the person with the self is not right, because there is no person, only a mental picture given a false reality by conviction. Nothing was divided and there is nothing to unite."

Nothing is more prized among the non-Realized than their identity, no matter how false it is. Roles, personas, personality, multiple personalities, stage characters (all with their hidden agendas, desires, and fears) are esteemed and cherished, even as they are the corroding elements of the relative existence.

It is as if one's cancer is presently controlling every aspect of the way that the relative existence is unfolding in a miserable manner and as if one is nevertheless loving that cancer dearly, as if one is attached to that which is bringing misery and suffering but cannot "connect the dots" and see that it is that which is loved so dearly that is destroying any chance for an enjoyable existence to happen.

Maharaj: Self-limitation is the very essence of personality.

What is required to be free of the limiting and debilitating effects of personality? A process, specifically, a process requiring an outer guru (the last outer resource to be engaged) and an inner guru. Yet that is not enough.

There must be a preliminary process prior to that main process. Meaning? Meaning one cannot know truth directly but must arrive at the truth which is within but which can no longer be accessed because of the blockages that prevent the pure consciousness from witnessing clearly.

The miasma of programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication that generated personality / personalities must be removed by seeing the lies first, by first knowing all that is false. The guru guides the seeker through that preliminary process (which is the only purpose of the first two eBooks in the online course offered here: not to adopt new beliefs but to be willing to question and abandon all former and present beliefs).

The "Direct Path" method of teaching in a misnomer to one degree: the "path" to Truth is not direct; it first veers off into the darkness of ideas and concepts and beliefs and sheds light on all that is false. The false must be seen and dispelled before the "path" is cleared for completion of the "journey" to Truth, to Reality.

Only after all of the seeker's past and present beliefs and ideas and concepts have been seen to be invalid can the seeker move farther along the "path," guided by the outer guru until the inner guru (the inner resource) takes over the task, destroys the remaining obstacles or obstructions, and allows the pure consciousness to complete the "journey" to knowing the Self.

Maharaj: "The inner Guru is not committed to non-violence. He (it) can be quite violent at times, to the point of destroying the obtuse or perverted personality."

Maharaj: "As long as you are enmeshed in the tribulations of a particular personality, you can see nothing beyond it."

At that point of being restored to sanity (by having been freed from the ignorance of believing lies to be truth and mistaking self for Self), then one is also freed of the insanity of cherishing the cancer of personality.

The irony is that personality / personalities all along generated the illusion that relief (and even pleasure) could only come when each persona's desires were met and when each persona's fears were avoided. Yet it is not taking the actions that seemingly support the illusory personality that allows the happiness and bliss to manifest.

It is the very opposite that allows relief to come, namely, removing every illusory support for every illusory personality that has been assumed.

Maharaj: "The dissolution of personality is followed always by a sense of great relief, as if a heavy burden has fallen off."

That is exactly what happened here as belief in each and every personality fell away, ending with the dissolution of those personalities which are usually the last to go among seekers on this "path," namely, the religious persona, the spiritual persona, the seeker persona, and the knower persona.

Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)

[THE YOUTUBE ADVAITA VEDANTA VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE IN LARGER FORMATS BELOW WHICH MIGHT PROVIDE MORE COMFORTABLE VIEWING FOR SOME SITE VISITORS]

Now you can receive for $40 a downloadable computer file version of the same 7-hour satsang that seekers receive when they visit for the Advaita Retreat with Floyd. You will be guided through the seven steps from identification with the false "I" to the Absolute (and beyond).
For more information or to order, click:
DVD or Downloadable computer file versions of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat

SIX WAYS THAT SEEKERS HAVE REALIZED:

1. BY WATCHING the 4-Disk Video (DVD) Set, or the same retreat available as a downloadable file. Either will provide an entire seven-hour retreat / series of satsang sessions showing three seekers being guided through all seven steps by Floyd and can provide viewers with an “experiential,” step-by-step series of satsang meetings that will move the viewers from identification with the I to abidance as the Absolute and then to abidance as That Which Is beyond

Some seekers are already using the computer file version and the DVD sets for meetings in groups in homes, playing the retreat, pausing for discussion, etc.

To find out more or to purchase the DVD set or the downloadable computer file version of the retreat, click:
DVD or Downloadable computer file versions of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat

Option “A” is for the downloadable file version, Option “B” is used to order the DVD set for delivery inside the U.S., Option “C” for international orders.

For the download, Paypal will send me a notice that payment has been received and then I will send by e-mail the downloading instruction, password, etc.

[It is recommended that you watch the video with pen and paper in hand. Write whatever you need clarified. You'll see that there are constant reviews and you might find an answer later in the seven-hour presentation. Then, after you watch it all, there will be a common ground for discussion. Purchase of the DVD’s or the file will include the right to clarifications and answers to your specific questions via e-mail.]

2. BY READING these books in this exact order:
IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)
[Those two prepare the seeker to question it all]
THE MEDITATION GUIDES
[Provide a broad overview of the understanding]
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?
[Begins to free the seeker of body identification and the desire for body continuity]
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”]
LIBERATION
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS
[Provides the final preparation for the seeker to be directed along the “path”]
FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)
[Directs the seeker along the “path”]
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
[Provides the seeker the wisdom to understand the Noneness as well as the Oneness]
Purchase an e-Book now and begin reading it in minutes (except with e-checks that can take 7-10 days). Trusting our clients as we do, all e-Books are provided to you in printable form.
SAVE IF YOU BUY ALL ELEVEN AT ONCE:
(You may order the books one at a time or you may use the following link to acquire the entire 11-e-Book set on sale for $99 if ordered at one time)
You may visit The Official Website of Floyd Henderson for information on each book.

3. BY ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes
For information, visit Information on the Advaita Classes on the Internet
To enroll visit Enroll in the Advaita Internet Course

4. BY ATTENDING an Advaitin retreat for satsang with floyd and being guided through all seven steps. For details of the retreats offered, please visit the retreat information site.

5. BY ARRANGING satsang by telephone in the U.S. or by Skype internationally:
Use the Contact link for details or for information on making arrangements for a session

6. BY ARRANGING for floyd to travel to your location and meet with you or your group. Use the contact link above to discuss details.


YOUTUBE ADVAITA VEDANTA YOGA VIDEOS

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Friday, June 25, 2010

THE FEAR / PERSONALITY / MISERY CONNECTION, Part Two

An Advaita forum focusing on Realisation, enlightenment, non-duality, Real Love, peace, freedom, Your original nature, abiding naturally, the Oneness, the Nothingness, and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

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Here, there is nothing that is believed, so there is no one here who wants you to believe anything, either. Here, the invitation is to be free of all that you have been programmed, conditioned, acculturated, and domesticated to believe so that you can be free, period.

F.: It has been said that "Humans pass through centuries and learn nothing." Not true, though the intended point is understood. The fact is, humans pass through centuries and learn a great deal. The problem is that it is all nonsense, lies, myths, superstitions, and learned ignorance.

And while few ever escape that fate, a few will have an opportunity to reverse that process if they understand that Truth comes not via accumulating more of the same but comes via un-learning all that has been learned.

The impediments to un-learning, to seeing clearly, to being restored to sanity, to being free of being driven by agendas hidden from others and self, to being free of anxiety and fear, to being free of the disappointment of unmet expectations and dashed hopes, to being truly free rather than dependent and co-dependent, and to being free of living under the complete control of personality, include many causes, some of which will be reviewed now:

1. programming, conditioning , acculturation, and domestication;

2. imagination, including an imaginary god, fathered by hope and mothered by fear;

3. assumed personality, (a.k.a., personas, roles, false identities, stage characters, etc.), and the fact that

4. every personality type (every persona) assumed brings with it a primary desire and a primary fear; and

5. desire (hope) and fear, which are based in personal yearnings and blocked-consciousness-misperceptions. Consider also that:

6. fifty percent of all persons, if driven by personality, will be fear-based; and understand that

7. every one of these behaviors below is based in personality; therefore, none of these behaviors are by choice (so none of them can be abandoned by choice):

** fearing that others will see that you are flawed or wrong
** fearing that you will never have all the love you hope for and think you need
** fearing failure and attaining too little admiration
** fearing you will never find the Authentic Self, thus being trapped in religious and / or spiritual workaholism
** fearing you will look foolish or less knowledgeable than others
** fearing danger and unmet needs, fearing that you will not be protected or cared for
** fearing emotional pain and boredom
** fearing a lack of power (religious, spiritual, monetary, political, etc.)
** fearing conflict

Those can never be transitioned by choice but can be eliminated via the Realization process. Understand further that to assume a role or persona is to be automatically trapped in co-dependency because every persona requires a co-dependent counterpart who is willing to play the role that sustains your assumed role:

"The Spouse" cannot "exist" without a spouse, and "The Lover" must have "A Lover"; "The Employee" cannot "exist" without one willing to play the role of "The Employer"; "The Parent" cannot "exist" without "The Child." If you are trapped in such false identification, and if your co-dependent counterpart becomes unavailable, then you will believe that you are dying (when in actuality what is ending is merely a role that was being played).

If seekers were to understand no other part of the teachings than the points that (1) the source of all relative existence "powerlessness" is personality and that (2) all personality must be abandoned in order to have choice, then their relative existence would take on a profoundly different character.

If seekers were to understand that the belief that they are choosing their thoughts and words and actions is a totally false belief because personality subconsciously controls all three, then they would have the opportunity to realize true freedom.

Maharaj said that science would one day confirm all of the Advaita teachings; thus, he would not be surprised to see today that science has provided the tools to test persons and to identify the exact personality types that are driving them (as well as to what degree).

Such concrete evidence in black and white before their very eyes often provides the understanding that moves some seekers farther along the "path" to freedom from personality and allows them to move to the fourth of the seven steps on the seven-step "path" to Realization.

[And that is why the offer is extended to seekers to (A) take the personality inventory test offered here and then to (B) arrange for the followup session with floyd by telephone (or the free Skype service for international seekers outside the U.S.) to discuss the results. Only then do most seekers truly begin to move away completely from living under the influence of personality / personalities.]

Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)

Much of what Louise has shared has resonated with many site visitors. to that end, some have inquired recently if Louise offers the online Advaita Internet Course. The answer is, "Yes."

Whether taking the course with Louise or Floyd, the price of the course includes all 11 of the Advaita eBooks, questions sent after completion of the assigned readings, replies to your answers, and follow-up as required.

With either teacher, you will be guided through all seven of the steps, in order, that lead from identification with the false "I" to the Absolute (and beyond). For more specific information and details about the course, you may click on the link to the right.

Purchase at Discount the Advaita Internet Course with Louise


by
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[THE YOUTUBE ADVAITA VEDANTA VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE IN LARGER FORMATS BELOW WHICH MIGHT PROVIDE MORE COMFORTABLE VIEWING FOR SOME SITE VISITORS]

Now you can receive for $40 a downloadable computer file version of the same 7-hour satsang that seekers receive when they visit for the Advaita Retreat with Floyd. You will be guided through the seven steps from identification with the false "I" to the Absolute (and beyond).
For more information or to order, click:
DVD or Downloadable computer file versions of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat

SIX WAYS THAT SEEKERS HAVE REALIZED:

1. BY WATCHING the 4-Disk Video (DVD) Set, or the same retreat available as a downloadable file. Either will provide an entire seven-hour retreat / series of satsang sessions showing three seekers being guided through all seven steps by Floyd and can provide viewers with an “experiential,” step-by-step series of satsang meetings that will move the viewers from identification with the I to abidance as the Absolute and then to abidance as That Which Is beyond

Some seekers are already using the computer file version and the DVD sets for meetings in groups in homes, playing the retreat, pausing for discussion, etc.

To find out more or to purchase the DVD set or the downloadable computer file version of the retreat, click:
DVD or Downloadable computer file versions of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat

Option “A” is for the downloadable file version, Option “B” is used to order the DVD set for delivery inside the U.S., Option “C” for international orders.

For the download, Paypal will send me a notice that payment has been received and then I will send by e-mail the downloading instruction, password, etc.

[It is recommended that you watch the video with pen and paper in hand. Write whatever you need clarified. You'll see that there are constant reviews and you might find an answer later in the seven-hour presentation. Then, after you watch it all, there will be a common ground for discussion. Purchase of the DVD’s or the file will include the right to clarifications and answers to your specific questions via e-mail.]

2. BY READING these books in this exact order:
IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)
[Those two prepare the seeker to question it all]
THE MEDITATION GUIDES
[Provide a broad overview of the understanding]
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?
[Begins to free the seeker of body identification and the desire for body continuity]
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”]
LIBERATION
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS
[Provides the final preparation for the seeker to be directed along the “path”]
FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)
[Directs the seeker along the “path”]
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
[Provides the seeker the wisdom to understand the Noneness as well as the Oneness]
Purchase an e-Book now and begin reading it in minutes (except with e-checks that can take 7-10 days). Trusting our clients as we do, all e-Books are provided to you in printable form.
SAVE IF YOU BUY ALL ELEVEN AT ONCE:
(You may order the books one at a time or you may use the following link to acquire the entire 11-e-Book set on sale for $99 if ordered at one time with the “Buy Now” button below. For this option, there will be no download links provided; once the near-instant notice of payment is received from PayPal, your e-Books will be sent to you as e-mail attachments. All are printable for your convenience.)


You may visit The Official Website of Floyd Henderson for information on each book.

TRANSLATED ADVAITA EBOOKS AVAILABLE
Beginning today, the 11 Advaita eBooks listed at the end of this post are available in twenty-two non-English languages. If you are interested in purchasing an eBook in another language, click Contact Floyd to see if the language you prefer is available. Again, the quality of the translation cannot be guaranteed but it might make some pointers available to seekers that might not otherwise receive them. If you want to send a translated eBook to someone as a gift, that can also be arranged via the contact link above.
(Charges will include the regular price of the eBook + a US$10.00 translating fee.)

TO PAY FOR A TRANSLATION - US$10.00 - CLICK THE BUY BUTTON BELOW
(Contact Floyd before paying to be certain the language you prefer is available)


3. BY ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes
For information, visit Information on the Advaita Classes on the Internet
To enroll visit Enroll in the Advaita Internet Course

4. BY ATTENDING an Advaitin retreat for satsang with floyd and being guided through all seven steps. For details of the retreats offered, please visit the retreat information site.

5. BY ARRANGING satsang by telephone in the U.S. or by Skype internationally:
Use the Contact link for details or for information on making arrangements for a session

6. BY ARRANGING for floyd to travel to your location and meet with you or your group. Use the contact link above to discuss details.


YOUTUBE ADVAITA VEDANTA YOGA VIDEOS

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Please enter the silence of contemplation.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

THE FEAR / PERSONALITY / MISERY CONNECTION, Part One

An Advaita forum focusing on Realisation, enlightenment, non-duality, Real Love, peace, freedom, Your original nature, abiding naturally, the Oneness, the Nothingness, and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

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Here, there is nothing that is believed, so there is no one here who wants you to believe anything, either. Here, the invitation is to be free of all that you have been programmed, conditioned, acculturated, and domesticated to believe so that you can be free, period.

F.: Please review several pointers from yesterday:

1. Maharaj said that "anxiety and hope are born of imagination - I am free of both. I am simply being and I need nothing to rest on"

and that

2. god is "born of fear and hope"

and

3. every personality type (every persona) has a primary desire and a primary fear.

and

4. Maharaj said: "You have enclosed yourself in time and space, squeezed yourself into the span of a lifetime and the volume of a body and thus created the innumerable conflicts of life and death, pleasure and pain, hope (desire) and fear. You cannot be rid of problems without abandoning illusions."

Just as there is the direct connection between hope (desire) and misery discussed in the last series, so there is a direct connection between personality and fear and misery.

Fifty percent of all persons on the planet have a Type Six Personality, and the Type Six is the fear-based type. If you are reading this, the odds are fifty-fifty that you are a fear-based Type Six unless you have transitioned beyond all personality identification.

If you look at the four pointers above, much about fear can be understood:

1. Fear is born of imagination. The child fears "the boogie man" under the bed, fears the potential attacker in the closet, and fears all that is imagined to be in the dark shadows. Persons imagine that the rope is a snake and experience needless fear as a result of not seeing clearly.

2. Out of fear, persons dream up a god or gods. One man who stated unequivocally on Sunday night that he knew full well that there is no god, yet he began praying on Monday morning when a client was threatening to sue him and shut down his business. He turned to "the god born of fear."

3. Fear is based in the illusion of personality. Every persona is driven by fear. Consider the nine basis types:

1. Perfectionists fear that others will see that they are flawed or wrong
2. Helpers fear that they will not be loved by all
3. Achievers / Performers fear failure and a lack of admiration
4. Romanticists fear that they will never find the Authentic Self
5. Analysts fear looking foolish or not knowing as much as (or far more than) others
6. Loyalists / Questioners fear that they will be harmed or not protected and not cared for
7. Adventurers fear emotional pain and boredom and commitment
8. Bosses / Controllers fear being weak or not having all the power they want
9. Peacemakers fear conflict, work, or having to "stand up for" themselves

Now, those are but the nine basic types. Next, to understand completely how much fear is generated by personality identification, note the desire and fear associated with every persona:

"The Spouse" desires that his/her spouse will remain and fears that the spouse might leave during times of argument.

"The Employee" desires to keep his/her job and experiences fear when being chastised, fear that he / she might lose that job.

"The Parent" desires that her/his child stays healthy and fears when the child is drastically ill.

And the list goes on and on. Some insightful seekers over the years have listed 80-90 roles that they have assumed and played during recent years. That means that they have 80-90 sources of fear and anxiety and worry (as well as 80-90 sources of the typically unmet hopes discussed yesterday).

Any sense of feeling threatened, and therefore anxious or fearful, is rooted in personality. While the pure consciousness can witness feelings as they rise and fall, only an ego-state can be so terrorized by sensations of being interfered with or threatened that a state of emotional intoxication results.

Furthermore, unless one is totally free of personality, and only a few thousand on the planet are in that category at any given time, then there is nothing that is thought or said or done this is by choice. Nothing. If one would "understand 'others' completely" and "understand one's 'self' completely," then no pointer offered during the 5+ years of postings here is more relevant than this.

If the subconscious motivators of a person are not understood, then any conclusion drawn about a person's thought or words or actions has a 99.9% chance of being false. Yesterday, a man reported that a woman he knows "has a passion for attending certain meetings and being with the people there."

The response was, "Her 'passion' is neither for the rooms nor the people nor the message nor anything else associated with those meetings. It is all about some subconscious need of a persona (or, most likely, many personas). That is not a criticism...the same applies to everyone not Realized and being driven subconsciously by personality."

Consider that case as an example that can show you how totally in error persons can be when they think they understand motive but have no clue at all (if personality is not understood) about what is driving persons to do what they do. If driven by one or more of the basic personality types, the real motive(s) of the woman mentioned involve:

** a desire to be heard and show off knowledge (if the agendas of types 1 or 5 are present)

** a desire to talk and impress and be seen as "helpful" so people will love her (if the agenda of a type 2 is present)

** a desire to have a captive audience and to be admired, not loved (if the agenda of a type 3 is present)

** a desire to appear to be authentic while being narcissistic (if the agenda of the type 4 is present)

** a drive to create dependencies, seeking rescuers and caretakers and helpers (if the agenda of the type 6 or 9 is present)

**a desire to be able to control people and influence them (if the agenda of the type 8 is present)

The same lack of understanding results in the millions of erroneous conclusions that are drawn by persons on a daily basis when they do not understand that personality unconsciously determines what thoughts will be thought, what words will be spoken, and what actions will be taken by the 99.9% who are not Realized and who are, therefore, driven by personality.

Consider these examples of fallacious conclusions that are drawn, and taken to be truth, by persons who do not understand the way that the hidden agendas of one or more personalities are actually driving the non-Realized:

"They are religious because they are trying to be the best they can be."
(Could you now list any alternative, unconscious motivators(s)—rooted in personality associated with childhood or adult-age programming and conditioning—that could possibly be inspiring that behavior?)

"He wouldn't be that emotional with me, and sometimes that physical with me, if he didn't care so much about me."
(Could you now list any alternative, unconscious motivators(s)—rooted in personality associated with childhood or adult-age programming and conditioning—that could possibly be inspiring that behavior?)

"They are right to tell me that I cannot survive without them and without following their directions exactly."
(Could you now list any alternative, unconscious motivators(s)—rooted in personality associated with childhood or adult-age programming and conditioning—that could possibly be inspiring that behavior?)

"I will never give up being spiritual and doing my spiritual exercises. They keep me on track and make me a better person."
(Could you now list any alternative, unconscious motivators(s)—rooted in personality associated with childhood or adult-age programming and conditioning—that could possibly be inspiring that behavior?)

"I think my child is a really good child."
(Could you now list any alternative, unconscious motivators(s)—rooted in personality associated with childhood or adult-age programming and conditioning—that could possibly be inspiring that behavior?)

"My parents may have made a few mistakes, but they did the best they could."
(Could you now list any alternative, unconscious motivators(s)—rooted in personality associated with childhood or adult-age programming and conditioning—that could possibly be inspiring that behavior?)

"I've just always known that people of that _____ (race, class, country, orientation, etc.) are inferior."
(Could you now list any alternative, unconscious motivators(s)—rooted in personality associated with childhood or adult-age programming and conditioning—that could possibly be inspiring that behavior?)

"The people who are willing to follow orders, no matter what, and who are willing to fight and even die to protect our country and preserve our rights are special and deserve our respect and appreciation."
(Could you now list any alternative, unconscious motivators(s)—rooted in personality associated with childhood or adult-age programming and conditioning—that could possibly be inspiring that behavior?)

In fact, is it possible that everything you have ever been taught or told or now believe has been a lie, including beliefs about yourself, others, the world, your nation, your favorite organizations, your favorite leaders, your friends, your lover, your spouse, and people of other races as well as about nations with differing economic and political systems or about why people you know did "this" or why they did "that" or why they said "this" or why they said "that" or why they think "this way" or why they think "that way"?

Is it possible that you and all persons you know who are not Fully Realized—and who are therefore living under the auspices of personality—have never truly had any free will at all; have never made a single, conscious decision at all; and have never thought or said or done anything that was not the unconscious result of personality?

Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)

Much of what Louise has shared has resonated with many site visitors. to that end, some have inquired recently if Louise offers the online Advaita Internet Course. The answer is, "Yes."

Whether taking the course with Louise or Floyd, the price of the course includes all 11 of the Advaita eBooks, questions sent after completion of the assigned readings, replies to your answers, and follow-up as required.

With either teacher, you will be guided through all seven of the steps, in order, that lead from identification with the false "I" to the Absolute (and beyond). For more specific information and details about the course, you may click on the link to the right.

Purchase at Discount the Advaita Internet Course with Louise


by
Clicking the Buy Now Button below:

Purchase at Discount the Advaita Internet Course with Floyd


by
Clicking the Buy Now Button below:


[THE YOUTUBE ADVAITA VEDANTA VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE IN LARGER FORMATS BELOW WHICH MIGHT PROVIDE MORE COMFORTABLE VIEWING FOR SOME SITE VISITORS]

Now you can receive for $40 a downloadable computer file version of the same 7-hour satsang that seekers receive when they visit for the Advaita Retreat with Floyd. You will be guided through the seven steps from identification with the false "I" to the Absolute (and beyond).
For more information or to order, click:
DVD or Downloadable computer file versions of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat

SIX WAYS THAT SEEKERS HAVE REALIZED:

1. BY WATCHING the 4-Disk Video (DVD) Set, or the same retreat available as a downloadable file. Either will provide an entire seven-hour retreat / series of satsang sessions showing three seekers being guided through all seven steps by Floyd and can provide viewers with an “experiential,” step-by-step series of satsang meetings that will move the viewers from identification with the I to abidance as the Absolute and then to abidance as That Which Is beyond

Some seekers are already using the computer file version and the DVD sets for meetings in groups in homes, playing the retreat, pausing for discussion, etc.

To find out more or to purchase the DVD set or the downloadable computer file version of the retreat, click:
DVD or Downloadable computer file versions of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat

Option “A” is for the downloadable file version, Option “B” is used to order the DVD set for delivery inside the U.S., Option “C” for international orders.

For the download, Paypal will send me a notice that payment has been received and then I will send by e-mail the downloading instruction, password, etc.

[It is recommended that you watch the video with pen and paper in hand. Write whatever you need clarified. You'll see that there are constant reviews and you might find an answer later in the seven-hour presentation. Then, after you watch it all, there will be a common ground for discussion. Purchase of the DVD’s or the file will include the right to clarifications and answers to your specific questions via e-mail.]

2. BY READING these books in this exact order:
IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)
[Those two prepare the seeker to question it all]
THE MEDITATION GUIDES
[Provide a broad overview of the understanding]
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?
[Begins to free the seeker of body identification and the desire for body continuity]
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”]
LIBERATION
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS
[Provides the final preparation for the seeker to be directed along the “path”]
FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)
[Directs the seeker along the “path”]
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
[Provides the seeker the wisdom to understand the Noneness as well as the Oneness]
Purchase an e-Book now and begin reading it in minutes (except with e-checks that can take 7-10 days). Trusting our clients as we do, all e-Books are provided to you in printable form.
SAVE IF YOU BUY ALL ELEVEN AT ONCE:
(You may order the books one at a time or you may use the following link to acquire the entire 11-e-Book set on sale for $99 if ordered at one time with the “Buy Now” button below. For this option, there will be no download links provided; once the near-instant notice of payment is received from PayPal, your e-Books will be sent to you as e-mail attachments. All are printable for your convenience.)


You may visit The Official Website of Floyd Henderson for information on each book.

TRANSLATED ADVAITA EBOOKS AVAILABLE
Beginning today, the 11 Advaita eBooks listed at the end of this post are available in twenty-two non-English languages. If you are interested in purchasing an eBook in another language, click Contact Floyd to see if the language you prefer is available. Again, the quality of the translation cannot be guaranteed but it might make some pointers available to seekers that might not otherwise receive them. If you want to send a translated eBook to someone as a gift, that can also be arranged via the contact link above.
(Charges will include the regular price of the eBook + a US$10.00 translating fee.)

TO PAY FOR A TRANSLATION - US$10.00 - CLICK THE BUY BUTTON BELOW
(Contact Floyd before paying to be certain the language you prefer is available)


3. BY ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes
For information, visit Information on the Advaita Classes on the Internet
To enroll visit Enroll in the Advaita Internet Course

4. BY ATTENDING an Advaitin retreat for satsang with floyd and being guided through all seven steps. For details of the retreats offered, please visit the retreat information site.

5. BY ARRANGING satsang by telephone in the U.S. or by Skype internationally:
Use the Contact link for details or for information on making arrangements for a session

6. BY ARRANGING for floyd to travel to your location and meet with you or your group. Use the contact link above to discuss details.


YOUTUBE ADVAITA VEDANTA YOGA VIDEOS

Click on the arrow below to start Video One:



Click on the arrow below to start Video Two:



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Please enter the silence of contemplation.