Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ABIDING NOW AS THAT WHICH IS BEYOND THE BEINGNESS AND THE NON-BEINGNESS

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.

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.

FROM A SITE VISITOR: [Referencing the answer to his question yesterday]: Clearer, but still not 'getting it' completely.

F.: So, one more try:

Some site regulars might recall the advice offered to a man at a retreat whose key driver was his fear of death. The advice went something like this: "Then go ahead and die now and be done with it."

Meaning, give up the attachment to the beingness and to the false sense of "being this" or "being that"; furthermore, move beyond any sense of non-beingness as well. To reach that non-beingness state requires an understanding of the original state, which did not involve the Absolute but which involved the Void - that nothingness state - which preceded the manifestation of what is called "this universe" and which preceded the manifestation of that Absolute field of specialized energy that has the potentiality to be, temporarily, "conscious of."

Maharaj: "To be a living being is not the ultimate state; there is something beyond, much more wonderful, which is neither being nor non-being, neither living nor not living. It is a state of pure awareness, beyond the limitations of space and time."

To understand that state of Awareness without awareness is to facilitate the overlaying of the Absolute upon the beingness while understanding that which is even beyond the non-beingness.

When the man mentioned above takes mahasamadhi, he will no longer have any sense of having been - no sense of any former state of beingness; nor will there be any "one" to be aware of non-beingness. There will be neither a sense of "I AM" or "I WAS" nor a sense of "NOW I AM NOT BEING WHAT I WAS BUT I KNOW THAT I AM NOW BEING 'THAT'." No sense of being; no sense of non-being. Free.

If the understanding comes now, though, that same sense of freedom can manifest now. (Consider the joy and freedom that could come to the billions of "believers" if they were to understand the simplicity of cycling, if they were to know that neither judgment, nor reward or punishment, awaits! Yet their desire - the desire for continuity and reward - will preempt any opportunity for the understanding to come.)

Maharaj: "Once you go beyond your self-identification with your past, you are free to create a new world of harmony and beauty. Or you just remain -- beyond being and non-being."

Perfect peace involves abiding as either the Absolute (as Awareness That Is Not Aware Of) or as the nothingness. The beauty of abiding as That which is beyond both the beingness and the non-beingness is that even as the beingness continues until the consciousness un-manifests, the lightness of non-beingness manifests as well, now.

Maharaj: "Awareness is my nature; ultimately I am beyond being and non-being."

When abidance happens beyond attachment to the beingness, but without any simultaneous sense of regret that one is presently not being, then freedom and peace will manifest as living happens (and happens with very few knowing "where" it is that you live).

As mentioned previously, many know the physical address of the house here, but few know "where" I live. But then how could they? They don't even know "what" I AM, much less "where" I AM.

Questioner: "Where do you live, then?"

Maharaj: "In the void beyond being and non-being, beyond consciousness. This void is also fullness; do not pity me. It is like a man saying: 'I have done my work, there is nothing left to do'."

Again, as mentioned yesterday, you can "call the non-manifested consciousness and the eventually un-manifested consciousness 'Potential Consciousness.' As Awareness, the consciousness is not-being conscious of, is not being as it 'was' temporarily when manifested; thus, the Absolute IS, but it is beyond beingness and non-beingness."

The void of the Absolute adumbrates the original void state. Among the Realized, there has always been an intimation of immortality but that intimation has nothing to do with a body-mind-personality triad.

It has everything to do with being tuned in to the original cycle that the relative existence mirrors: from nothingness to somethingness to a sense of somethingness to no sense of somethingness to a sense of the nothingness to the nothingness.

Then, the freedom of the no-identity state can manifest, whether the remainder of the relative existence unfolds by abiding as the Absolute, by understanding THAT which is beyond the beingness and the non-beingness, by identifying with the Void or the Nothingness, or by functioning even now as the nothingness...with no identity at all.

That can happen when a person "goes ahead and dies now and is done with it." Then, impersonal abidance happens, à la birds and deer and fish. What could be more freeing than that? What could be more freeing than the non-beingness and beyond - that is, than the not-being "this" and the not-being "that" - even as the beingness for now remains? Ah, the freedom of neti-neti, now.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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.
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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]
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3. BY ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes

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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Use the Contact link for details or for information on making arrangements for a session

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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."

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THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WARS


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Monday, August 30, 2010

BEYOND BEINGNESS AND NON-BEINGNESS

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.

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.

FROM A SITE VISITOR: Reading through the archives--found a pointer you quoted from Krishna about the absolute is beyond the beingness and the non-beingness. Don't get that at all--thought whatever i am always was and always will be, even if its not this body and mind and personality--explain please--in simple terms! Thanx in advance.

F.: First, set aside the understanding of "prior to consciousness" since the pointer is offered to those presently involved in the Is-ness. The pointer corrects many misconceptions about what happens post-manifestation, the first involving the misunderstood body-mind-personality triad.

Contrary to all dogma, and contrary to the desires of persons for continuity of that triad, the point is this: post-mahasamadhi, the plant-food-body elements shall return to the universal pool of elements;

the air shall be released from the space and shall return to the universal pool of air; and the conscious-energy shall slowly be released from the space and shall return to the universal pool of energy from which it manifested originally.

Because all is energy/matter and because neither energy nor matter can be created nor destroyed, nothing has ever been created and nothing has ever been destroyed. Prior to manifestation, the elements were, the air was, and the conscious-energy was (though not conscious-of at that point); post-manifestation the elements will be, the air will be, and the conscious-energy will be (though no longer being conscious-of).

However, the "personal" body as a specific form, along with the fiction-filled mind and the assumed personalities, shall all fade away. That specific space or body shall be no more.

The elements which temporary come together to form such a space shall come apart. The mind and personalities were only imagined anyway. No part of that triad shall survive intact in the Absolute or in "heaven" or in "hell" or in "limbo" or in any other geographic, extraterrestrial places that have been dreamed up by persons who want the triad (which they imagine themselves to be) to last for infinity.

Such misconceptions about the continuity of the triad are eliminated by those that understand Krishna's pointer. The Absolute is beyond their beingness, beyond the Is-ness, beyond the AM-ness.

The understanding that the Absolute is beyond this beingness is usually simple enough to grasp; often, seekers have more trouble understanding the part of the pointer which explains that the Absolute is beyond the non-beingness as well. Try to grasp an understanding of that teaching via this metaphor:

In the Absolute, there is no "is" or "is not" that can be associated with the post-Is-ness, with the post-AM-ness. If you drop an ice cube into a glass of hot water and the cube dissolves, can you rightly say, "That which I thought was a 'cube' now no longer is; instead, it is NOT?" No.

That would not be accurate. That which was misperceived to be a "cube" by those who do not understand H20 miss the point that the hydrogen and oxygen have not disappeared or been destroyed. It cannot be said that they are NOT. They exist though they are no longer appearing in the temporary form of the "cube."

Can you rightly say, "Well then, the cube still IS"? No. That would not be an accurate statement either.

All that can be said accurately is, "That which I thought the cube to be is not what the cube was at all. What I thought it was has disappeared from view, but what it really is, was, and always shall be... that still IS."

The cube in no longer BEING, but it cannot be said accurately that it is NOT-BEING because the H2O that it was at its core still is. Similarly, post-mahasamadhi, the conscious-energy still is, but there is no conscious-of-ness any longer; therefore, there is no perceiving any longer, and there is no misperceiving any longer.

Since (during the manifestation) there was only witnessing anyway, post-manifestation there is no longer any witnessing, true, but it cannot be said accurately that "that which was witnessing now no longer is...no longer exists...no longer has beingness...now it is just not-being."

The conscious-energy remains, it still IS, though it is no longer witnessing at all; in fact, that energy's potential to witness, were it to be pulled into the manifestation cycle again, remains. To say it does not remain, to say it is non-being, is not factual either.

Yet what remains (Awareness) is not being conscious of. What remains is beyond the being conscious-of-ness that was, temporarily, and is also beyond the not-being-conscious-of-ness that was manifested at the time the pointer about being and non-being was offered.

The key is to understand that the conscious-energy, post-manifestation, remains because energy cannot "not be"; yet it is also to be understood that it is no longer being conscious-of. There is the "no-being," the "non-beingness."

Call the non-manifested consciousness and the eventually un-manifested consciousness "Potential Consciousness." As Awareness, the consciousness is not-being conscious of, is not being as it "was" temporarily when manifested; thus, the Absolute is, but it is beyond beingness and non-beingness.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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:

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.

3. BY ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes

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.

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.


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."

You may purchase your copy of the ebook version of THE TWICE-STOLEN NECKLACE MURDERS then start reading within minutes:


The Sequel to The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders:
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WARS


For a paperback or eBook version of the book, click:

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

THE WAY EVERY PERSON ON THE PLANET LOOKS AT EVERYTHING: Through Anorexic Eyes

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.

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 was asked by Maharaj, "When you refuse to open your eyes, what can you be shown?"

and

"How can you have insight into my state when you are without insight into your own? When the very instrument of insight is lacking, is it not important to find it first? It is like a blind man wanting to learn painting before he regains his eyesight."

The condition among the non-Realized persons around the planet is that they "refuse to open their eyes," and even if they do, they lack the insight to see the Truth.

A friend who is a licensed psychologist suggests that she and her colleagues over the years have agreed that the most difficult cases to work with involve those dealing with narcissists, sociopaths, and anorexics.

Narcissists and sociopaths can only see themselves, what they desire, and how things "affect" them. Narcissists have no ability to see others beyond the way that others can be used to fulfill the narcissists' own selfish, self-centered desires. It is nearly impossible to guide persons with either of those two personality disorders to see anything beyond themselves...beyond their false selves.

But often the most tiring and fruitless of all tasks that psychologists face involve trying to help anorexics see realistically. One young woman was 5'8" tall but weighed only 74 pounds (33.64 kilos). When placed before a mirror in a swimsuit and asked to share what she sees, the young woman reported, "I see fat."

Maharaj: "It is the 'I-am-the-body' idea that is so calamitous. It blinds you completely to your real nature."

Yet persons around the globe who would claim that "the woman in that example who is so blind to reality must be insane" are as equally blind to Reality, to the lies they believe, to the degree of their own ignorance.

Maharaj: "An ignorant man is ignorant of his ignorance. You may call it unconsciousness or blindness."

The population of the planet, except for the few that have Realized, are as incapable as she of seeing anything in the relative existence as it really is; therefore, they are most assuredly incapable of seeing anything to do with the Absolute at all.

Every person - that is, all of the non-Realized on the planet - look at everything through anorexic eyes...through eyes that are blind to Reality, blind to truth, blind to what they are not, and blind to That Which They Are.

How quickly the message here is discarded when "zero concepts" or "no mind" or "Identify only with the nothingness" are offered.

Maharaj: "It is your fixed idea that you must be 'something or other' that blinds you."

The young woman above, when asserting "I am fat," is no more in error than a woman asserting "I am a super wife" or a man declaring "I am a super husband"; than the person declaring "I am a good person" or "I am a bad person";

than someone declaring "I am an alcoholic" or "I am a Christian / Muslim / Jew / whatever"; than anyone following "I am" with any limiting noun or limited adjective:

"I am suffering because I am alone and because I am lonely"; "I am an Advaitin"; "I am a knowledgeable person"; "I am better than you"; "I am different from you"; "I am right and you are wrong."

Some few set out to seek truth, yet even they will fail because they have not first seen all that is false:

Questioner: "When do I know that I have discovered truth?"

Maharaj: "When the idea 'this is true', 'that is true' does not arise. Truth does not assert itself, it is in the seeing of the false as false and rejecting it. It is useless to search for truth, when the mind is blind to the false. It must be purged of the false completely before truth can dawn on It."

What an obstacle. At least the blind know that they are blind, but the anorexic woman above has no clue that she cannot see. Nor do the rest on the planet who are non-Realized and are, therefore, lost in a dream but convinced that they are awake, blind but claiming that they see perfectly. So it is, but so it need not be.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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:

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.

3. BY ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes

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.

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.


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."

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THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WARS


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Saturday, August 28, 2010

YOU Cannot Be Affected By Anything

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.

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 reported that when a man driving 50 m.p.h. (= about 80 k.p.h.) ran though a stoplight and injured my daughter by broadsiding the car she was in, something was most assuredly felt here. Realization ends the ability to be emotionally-intoxicated (that always involves ego-states) but enhances the ability to feel.

Yet feelings, like everything else among the Realized, are witnessed...witnessed as they rise...witnessed as they fall. In the old days of ego-states and emotional intoxication, "Floyd the Super Father" would have found the man and introduced him to be a big dose of bodily harm.

Today, there is nothing here that can be affected or harmed, threatened or endangered, discouraged or encouraged, offended or stroked. And the same could happen in every case among persons if they but understood the pointer offered again as recently as yesterday:

There is no personal "one." There is merely a plant food body, a mere space or form through which air circulates and in which conscious-energy is manifested. That energy, and the elements that make up the form, are constantly and continually cycling.

There has never been any continuity of body or consciousness. If the consumption of plants (or the consumption of things that eat plants) comes to a halt, then within 50-60 days, the manifestation of consciousness in the body-cum-consciousness will end. The replacement of skin cells that cover the form and that are replaced in their entirety every 28 days will happen no more.

So that which the non-Realized take to be "self" or "others" or "people" or "persons" has no continuity now, much less later. That which the non-Realized take to be "self" or "others" or "people" or "persons" really amounts to nothing more than temporarily-combined elements, circulating air, and temporarily-manifested energy.

The elements associated with "your form or space" yesterday are not the same elements associated with it today; the air you breathed yesterday is not the air you will breathe today; and the energy that was manifested yesterday is not the same quantity of energy that will be manifested today.

The distortion that gives the false sense of continuity to "you" is memory, and since seeing then was warped and was not reality at all, then memories based in perceptions from then are also warped, false, and not real at all.

So which parts of a plant-food-body-air-energy-triad can be affected by anything? As asked yesterday, can the plant food body be offended? No. (It can feel pain, but it cannot experience misery or suffering. Those are only of the realm of the fictitious "mind.")

Can the air be affected, offended, scared, angry, happy, blissful, joyful, sad? No. Can the energy be affected, offended, scared, angry, happy, blissful, joyful, sad? No. This experiment has been assigned before:

Go into your kitchen and find a wall outlet where you plug in the cords of appliances. Just behind that outlet is energy. Remove any and all cords and move all of the appliances out of the way. Lean in as closely as you can to the wall outlet, get your mouth as close to the plug as possible without actually touching it, and begin to yell:

"You are worthless! You are the dumbest thing on this planet." Yell,

"I hate you and I am moving out of this house. I want to be as far away from you as possible, and I never want to see you again!" Yell,

"You are scum! You are a user, a control freak, a sociopath!" Yell,

"You are a total hypocrite!" Yell,

"You and your _____ (fill-in-the-blank: religion, spiritual group, philosophy, God-talk, Advaita-crap, warped thinking, whatever) disgust me! Do the world a favor and die!" Yell

"You are so stupid that if your intelligence could be turned into leather, there would not be enough to make a saddle for a flea!" Yell,

"If abject stupidity ever reaches $80 a barrel, I want drilling rights on your head!"

Then step back and see if the energy has been bothered in the least. Yell also at the elements from which the wall plate was made. Yell also at the air around the energy that is a half-inch away from the plug openings. Nothing, right?

Then, go outside and yell at a deer or a bird or a fish. They will move away from the noise, being natural in all ways and noise being most unnatural, but they will know no offense.

Why? Because they are mindless, identity-less, ego-less, and egotism-less. If the yelling startles them, so it is, but whatever happens in that regard will end in seconds after they move to a quieter place.

Nothing about the body-air-conscious-energy-triad can be affected, offended, scared, angry, happy, blissful, joyful, or sad, but ego-states can mistakenly THINK that they have been affected, offended, scared, angry, happy, blissful, joyful, or sad.

Again, pain is of the body, misery and suffering are of the "mind"; the "mind" is not real; therefore, any imagined effects are also not real. If you have not fixated in the no-concept, no-identity, no-beliefs, non-dual Reality, then consider that what others take you to be - and what you are taking yourself to be - is a complete misperception.

Until you reach the no-identity state, focus on seeing that nothing more is involved in any relative happening than a plant-food-body-cum-consciousness that is circulating air. Then understand that

(A) for now, you are but the consciousness that is witnessing either impurely (because of blockages) or that

(B) is seeing purely because You completed the seven-step "path" to Realization, eliminating all of the obstacles that had been preventing the seeing of Reality and Truth.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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


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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 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.

3. BY ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes

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.

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.


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."

You may purchase your copy of the ebook version of THE TWICE-STOLEN NECKLACE MURDERS then start reading within minutes:


The Sequel to The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders:
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WARS


For a paperback or eBook version of the book, click:

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Find the Prison You Are In, and Find WHO is Really Imprisoning You, in Order to Free Yourself

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.

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.: You might recall this story that was reported in newscasts earlier this summer:

A teenage girl attempting to sail solo around the world was rescued yesterday in a remote spot of the Indian Ocean, bringing to a successful conclusion the dramatic bid to save her life. Sixteen-year-old American Abby Sunderland had activated an emergency beacon which started a huge search and rescue operation involving Australia, America and France. Numerous ships became involved in the hunt as well as a chartered jet.

The actual rescue was simple. A boat was launched from a larger vessel and picked her up from her overturned boat. The difficult part was finding where she was in a vast ocean. She was not freed from her ordeal until she was located.

Most persons are as lost as she. They do not know who they are; they cannot find themselves. How can they possibly be freed from their prisons if they have not found where it is that they are locked up and what force is holding them that they must be free of?

How can they be free of misery when they do not know the difference in "pain" and "suffering"? If they do not know the difference, what are the odds that they will use the proper medicine to treat what ails them?

Pain can be real, but misery and suffering are imagined. Pain is of the body; misery and suffering are of the "mind."

Maharaj said: "The clearer you understand on the level of mind you can be described in negative terms only, the quicker will you come to the end of your search and realise that you are the limitless being."

Recently, two e-mails were received. In one, Louise mentioned that she is recovering from a case of the flu. That which accompanies a viral or bacterial attack on the cells of the body can produce pain.

In a second e-mail, a man who has recently separated from his wife wrote: "Some are surprised I'm not relieved and that I'm having such a tough time with this. I'm surprised myself at the amount of pain I am experiencing."

In the first case, Louise has properly diagnosed the illness and knows what medicine is the proper medicine to bring some relief from the symptoms of the flu.

In the second case, the man has not properly diagnosed the illness and so he does not know what medicine is the proper medicine to bring relief. Only the Ultimate Medicine will work, but...

...he has become addicted to the medicine of talking about sicknesses, to the medicine of an external power, to taking medicine as advised by others who are sicker than he is but who are in denial and are claiming they have been restored to health, including physical and mental and emotional health. They have not. They are as much in their self-made prisons as he is right now but do not know it.

Douwe Tiemersma said, "In opposition to the restless mind, with its limited categories -- intentionality, subjectivity, duality etc. -- stands supreme the limitless sense of ‘I am’. The only thing I can be sure about is that ‘I am’; not as a thinking ‘I am’ in the Cartesian sense, but without any predicates. Again and again Maharaj draws our attention to this basic fact in order to make us realise our ‘I am-ness’ and thus get rid of all self-made prisons."

Again, how can they possibly be freed from their prisons if they have not found where it is that they are locked up and what force is holding them that they must be free of?

Consider the misdiagnosis revealed in the statements, "Some are surprised I'm not relieved and that I'm having such a tough time with this. I'm surprised myself at the amount of pain I am experiencing."

Maharaj: "After all, the sense ‘I am’ is always with you, only you have attached all kinds of things to it -- body, feelings, thoughts, ideas, possessions etc. All these self-identifications are misleading. Because of them you take yourself to be what you are not,"

and

"The only true statement is ‘I am’."

If the WHO doing all that talking is not identified, if the force holding one in prison is not identified, then how can one be free? If "I" is used to identify anything other than the consciousness, then that "I" - or the multiple "I's" - will continue to hold the key to one's perceived sense of imprisonment and misery.

"I'm not relieved." WHO (what non-Realized ego-state) is saying that? Not the consciousness.

"I'm having such a tough time with this." WHO is being referenced there? Not the consciousness.

"I'm surprised myself at the amount of pain." WHO is claiming to be in pain? Not the body, which can know pain, and not the consciousness, which cannot know pain. Only the "mind" can conclude that "this misery is real and I am experiencing it" or that "this suffering is real and I am experiencing it."

Moreover, WHO is saying, "I am surprised myself"? An ego-state, shocked that he has done so much self-improvement work and is still suffering; an ego-state that has told so many others what they need to know and do, but who is now seeing that none of that is availing him anything at all and who, if objective, would admit that it has availed them nothing either, long-term.

Next, "I am experiencing." WHO is saying that? Not the consciousness. There is no "who" to experience. If there are elements, air, and consciousness only, are the elements suffering? NO. Is the air in misery? NO. Is the consciousness in misery? NO. It is merely blocked. There is no "who" to experience anything, but the "mind" will hold dear all of the false identities that will churn out one belief after another about false concepts such as "loss," "less," "misery," "suffering," "pain," etc.

What to do? How to digest the Ultimate Medicine? He can search for the roles that are generating the thoughts and the words: "The Husband," "The Homeowner," "The Finance Man," "The Father," ad infinitum. In the process, he can find (1) all that he is not as well as (2) see that it is all of the "not-him's" that are churning out the perceived / misperceived misery and suffering.

For now, the Medicine can be administered more promptly if the focus is on finding out all he is not rather than trying to complete the entire "journey" to finding "what he is."

Questioner: "Then what am I?"

Maharaj: "It is enough to know what you are not. You need not know [at this point] what you are."

The tendency in the past has been to seek out the big name teachers and speakers, all ego-inspired: "I am associated with this crowd of people...the really important people in our movement or in this or that movement." The tendency has also been to talk with as many as possible about "the problem" and "the solution." Input, input, input rather than hearing a few key pointers that are then taken into the quiet for consideration, alone, with Self only.

And the key pointers will never come from the big names who have their own ego-driven, self-serving, false, hidden agendas.

Maharaj: "What does it matter, who is who? Your high opinion of me is your opinion only. Any moment you may change it. Why attach importance to opinions, even your own?" And why attach importance to the opinions of persons who claim to be one way but are not that way at all, persons who claim you need to be like them when, in private, they are nothing close to the image that they are showing when in public forums?

Give up trying to find more answers and more knowledge and engage in un-learning all that you have learned which is at the root of your continuing sickness.

Maharaj: "Give up all questions except one: ‘Who am I?’ After all, the only fact you are sure of is that you are. The ‘I am’ is certain. The ‘I am this’ is not. Struggle to find out what you are in reality." Yet for now, focus on all you are not, and stop following the phrase "I am" with any other words, including "separated," "father," ex-husband," "not relieved," "surprised," "having." The "I" consciousness is none of those. It just IS, for now.

So, to know what you are, you must first investigate and know what you are not. "Discover all that you are not - body, feelings thoughts, time, space, this or that - nothing, concrete or abstract, which you perceive can be you. The very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive."

Maharaj: "In reality there is only consciousness"; that is, for now, for right now, while the consciousness is manifested, that is all that is real. All else is assumed - including all of the false roles assumed as identities - and none of that is real. In reality, those roles are not. They are imagined.

Next, understand that all misery is rooted in fear or desire. WHO wants joy instead of being willing to merely witness whatever is as it is? That is just a setup for more of the misery that is churned out by the ever-fluctuating "mind."

Maharaj: "...joy is joy only against a background of pain."

In the end, freedom - and then peace - come when all seeking ends. As much misery can come in the end from playing the role of "The Seeker of Joy" as from playing the perverted role of "The Masochist Who Seeks Pain and Misery."

The invitation is to tear down the self-made prison of the "mind" that is so focused on the false "I's." If he were totally honest, he would know and would admit that this is not about "her" or "his love for her" at all. It is only about "I, I, I":

"I am not relieved," "I am having such a tough time," "I am surprised," "the pain I am experiencing." All imagined misery and suffering begins with the "I," is sustained by the "I," and can only end with the end of focusing on "the lie of the I." Witness all from the distance so that attachment to false personas can end, bringing an end as well to the perceived misery and suffering that personas always make seem so real.

Either say and mean "To hell with this self-centeredness and to hell with the false 'I's" or continue along with the perceived misery and suffering they fabricate.

Otherwise, an objective witness will look at you as you push time and again against the bars of your prison, screaming out in agony and misery because of your confinement. But to the objective witness, you will look like a mime, seemingly pushing against bars that are not even there...believing that you are in a prison when what has actually happened is that you have just been freed.

You are free and don't even know it. What confusion. What a call for the relief that comes with a full dosage of the Ultimate Medicine.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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:

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.

3. BY ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes

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.

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.


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."

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The Sequel to The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders:
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WARS


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