Tuesday, November 30, 2010

IMPERSONAL PRESENCE

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.

Furthermore, for those who have developed a preference for any non-nisargan yoga or who prefer Traditional Advaita Vedanta, Neo-Advaita, Neo-Vedanta, or Pseudo Advaita: here you will only find the use of the Direct Path Method of teaching along with the Nisarga (Natural) Yoga, all shared in simple, everyday English.

F.: Much of the mail that collected in the inbox while on vacation has now been read. Several mentioned a "break-through" that happened earlier this month with the discussion of the temporary and transitory nature of not only all "you's" and you-ness but also of any You-ness as well.

Several follow-up questions and comments were received in regards to the "impersonal presence," some taking that to be "the ultimate understanding or awareness." It is not. Re-read the entire discussion on the subject in that early November series.

To review and to clarify, briefly, the understanding of impersonal presence happens at the seventh stage of sixteen stages as all of the concepts and beliefs that have blocked the consciousness from witnessing purely are discarded in an exact, step-wise fashion.

After understanding that "I am Presence" - an understanding that allows for at least some distance to manifest between the "I" and the notions of "materiality and physicality" - then the door has been opened for the understanding that "Presence is."

The pointer was offered earlier that it is that understanding which takes the "I" out of the picture completely and allows the understanding of the impersonal presence to manifest.

Yet that is but the halfway point of the stages of cycling into manifestation, being misinformed, receiving the Advaitin pointers, casting aside all misinformation, eventually casting also all information period, and abiding naturally (if one follows the Nisarga Yoga to its end) until the unmanifestation / mahasamadhi happens.

To review, the remaining "shifts" / understandings / awarenesses happen thusly:

"No presence is." That removes from the picture the concepts of the limited "Is-ness," the "Am-ness," the "Beingness," and even the "Non-Beingness." Next comes the understanding that...

"I am nothing." That marks the beginning of the "wisdom manifested" state as the pointer "Wisdom is knowing that I am nothing" is understood.

Then follows the "There is no one to be wise, to know, to understand" state and the "Neti-neti" state.

The next awareness is "I am the Absolute Awareness with no aware-of-ness" state; the "Rather than, 'I am nothing,' the Nothingness is" state; then, the "nothing is" state, including nothing and no one to believe, conceptualize, learn, perceive, know, understand, do, or assume anything.

The pointer was offered that Reality has, at that stage, been overlaid upon the relative and that abidance can happen in the deer-like mode with the limitless freedom of nothingness: no concepts, no beliefs, no duality.

Eventually comes the mahasamadhi / Unmanifestation stage and, finally, the cycling is complete with there once again being the no-you state, the you-are-not state, the no-beingness state, the no non-beingness state.

If you understand the pointer regarding "impersonal presence," You have most certainly transcended many of the stages that must be transcended in order to reach the Full Understanding of the Functioning of the Totality, yet you are but at the halfway point of all that is to be understood.

In the end, there will be no understand-er, nothing understood, no understanding at all. Then, with Reality having been overlaid upon the relative, abidance can happen naturally and spontaneously and contentedly.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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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.

NOTE: When you order this package, you receive three additional ebooks free: CASTING LIGHT ON THE DARK SIDE OF RELATIONSHIPS, FINDING REAL LOVE IN AN UNREAL WORLD and THE TWICE-STOLEN NECKLACE MURDERS (offering the Advaita teachings in a fictional novel format)

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.
Presently, Skype sessions are being conducted with parties in Australia; The Netherlands; New Jersey, U.S.A.; London, England; Italy; and India.
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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Thursday, November 25, 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR VIDEOS

F.: The following is available for viewing and then for your consideration. (New postings will resume of Tuesday):

Are you interested in a video discussion of any of the following topics: defining Advaita Vedanta; the Methods of Teaching; the Unicity / Nonduality; I AM THAT; I AM; Learning vs. Unlearning; the difference in a person vs. the Realized; the body-mind-personality triad or where you were before conception?

What about a video discussion of the following facts: that there is no body continuity; that you were not born and cannot die; that there was no creation; that there is no such thing as peace of mind; the different in “my mind” and “their mind”; the difference in the brain, the mind, and the consciousness; why you are not in the world; what the inner guru is; the connection between personality and suffering; or how persons upgrade illusions?

What about a video discussion of one or more of these topics: the link between role-playing / co-dependency and suicide; the difference in emotions vs. feelings and why the Realized feel but do not emote; religion vs. spirituality; why persons must question everything they have been taught if they are to Realize; the difference in Nisarga / natural living on one hand vs. unnnatural and supernatural living; or how it is that trillions have been wrong in their beliefs?

What about a video discussion of the fact that Christ taught the Advaita understanding; the Child Ignorance or Pre-”mind” State; Child Ignorance vs. Learned Ignorance; the two levels of witnessing; how all misery is rooted in desires and / or fears; the difference in Consciousness vs. Awareness; the difference in Real Love vs. false love; an understanding of “zero concepts”; or, an understanding of “The Nothingness”?

Those topics are discussed in the series of video interviews to the right. Scroll down and find the topic of interest and then note the video number (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5) and the counter number of the topic of interest on that video. Once you click on the video to begin, you may use your cursor to slide the counter marker to the right to find the exact point where the discussion of the topic you prefer actually begins.

(Also, you may watch the videos on this webpage by clicking the arrows in the center of the various videos or you may click the YouTube logo in the bottom right-hand corner to watch the videos on a larger screen on YouTube.)

VIDEO ONE: (Advaita Topics 1-9):
1. Defining Advaita Vedanta (Counter 28-55)
2. Methods of Teaching (Counter 55-1:44)
3. Unicity / Nonduality (Counter 1:44-2:39)
4. I AM THAT; I AM (Counter 2:39-3:31)
5. Learn vs. Unlearn (Counter 3:31-4:13)
6. Unlearn What? (Counter 4:13-4:44)
7. Person vs. Realized (4:44-5:25)
8. The Triad (Counter 5:25-7:45)
9. Before Conception (Counter 7:45-9:01)

VIDEO TWO: (Advaita Topics 10-16):
10. No Body Continuity / “ME” (Counter 1-56)
11. Not Born / No Creation / Cannot Die (Counter 56-2:00)
12. No Peace of “mind” / My “mind” / “Their “mind” (Counter 2:00-3:33)
13. Brain vs. “mind” vs. Consciousness (Counter 3:33-5:00)
14. Not in the World (Counter 5:00-6:03)
15. Inner Guru (Counter 6:03-7:15)
16. Personality-Suffering Connection / Upgrading Illusions (Counter 7:15-8:40)

VIDEO THREE (Advaita Topics 18-24):
18. The Role-Playing + Co-dependency + Suicide Link (Counter 1-2:05)
19. Upgrading / Downgrading Illusions (Counter 2:05-3:00)
20. Emotions vs. Feelings (Counter 3:00-4:22)
21. Religion and Spirituality (Counter 4:22-5:47)
22. Question All (Counter 5:47-7:13)
23. Natural vs. Unnatural vs. Supernatural Living (Counter 7:13-8:33)
24. When Trillions Are Wrong (Counter 8:33-9:20)

VIDEO FOUR (Advaita Topics 25-31):
25. Christ the Advaitin (Counter 1-1:50)
26. Child Ignorance / The Pre-”mind” State (Counter 1:50-3:40)
27. Child Ignorance vs. Learned Ignorance (Counter 3:40-4;39)
28. Two Levels of Witnessing (Counter 4:39-5:54)
29. Desires and Fears (Counter 5:54-6:41)
30. Consciousness vs. Awareness (Counter 6:41-7:20)
31. Real Love vs. false love (Counter 7:20-8:46)

VIDEO FIVE (Advaita Topics 32-33):
32. Zero Concepts (Counter 1-1:20)
33. The Nothingness (Counter 1:20-2:50)

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

USING THE ULTIMATE MEDICINE TO CURE THE TWO MOST PREVALENT ADDICTIONS ON THE PLANET, Part Three, The Conclusion

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.

Furthermore, for those who have developed a preference for any non-nisargan yoga or who prefer Traditional Advaita Vedanta, Neo-Advaita, Neo-Vedanta, or Pseudo Advaita: here you will only find the use of the Direct Path Method of teaching along with the Nisarga (Natural) Yoga, all shared in simple, everyday English.

F.: Yesterday, the question was asked at the end of the post: "So who / what does NOT want power and control ... does not even believe in power and control?" Of course the answer is, the tiny fraction of the planet's population that are Realized.

The non-Realized cannot imagine that there can be any veracity at all to the pointer above that "here, there is nothing that is believed." They would be even more skeptical were they to hear that, more to the point, there is no "one" here that could believe anything anyway.

But if those pointers are understood, wherefore belief in "control" or "power"? WHO - what non-Realized persona or personas - believe that control is needed? WHO - what non-Realized persona or personas - believe that power is needed?

WHO - what ego-state that is supported by egotism, as all ego-states are - believes that he / she has power? WHO - what ego-state that is supported by egotism, as all ego-states are - believes that he / she can control people or events?

WHO, having assumed erroneously that she or he has "personal power," is incapable of merely witnessing the thousands of events that happen during any given twenty-four hour period without believing that she or he can control people and can make events happen in the way that she or he desires? What arrogance! What self-deception!

WHO assumes that he or she also has the ability to tap into some "other-world superpower" or "Supreme Being" and believes that he or she can use that external power source, also to control people and to make events happen in the way that he or she desires? What arrogance! What delusion!

Consider:

Questioner: "There must be some power which is responsible for this creation."

Maharaj: "The power is the Self which each one has in his beingness [but] that power is time-bound. From the time that beingness comes it creates automatically until that beingness disappears. Earlier, there was nothing -after, there is nothing. It is only during the duration of the beingness that the world and creation is" [that is, "believed to be"].

Be done with the delusion of believing in mirages (and in "Super-powered Mirages"), come to know the Self, and enjoy the remainder of the beingness, automatically ... spontaneously ... calmly ... free of the chaos-generating addiction to control and the chaos-generating addiction to power.

The deer that live in a most relaxed and calm and contented manner in this neighborhood do not abide in that enviable fashion because they have power or control. They abide in a relaxed and calm and contented manner because they have no beliefs at all, including any belief about either power or control.

For personas who have been programmed and conditioned and acculturated to be addicted to power and control, understand that it is not accumulation of power that allows for a relaxed, calm, contented existence.

It is de-accumulation that results in such simplification. How much simpler could the relative existence be than for it to happen spontaneously without the slightest notion that there must be a constant seeking of power all day long and a constant effort to try to use such (imagined) power all day long to try to control people and events?

And how much more complicated is the existence when it is marked by efforts to gain power in order to be able to control? Imagine the burden of trying to carry a thousand-pound load around every second of every day. Then imagine the relief were the carrier to simply let it go ... to set it down and walk away from it.

That is the case with the Realized that have been completely relieved (especially, relieved of all delusions and deceptions, and especially relieved of the belief in power and control); by opposition, contrast that with the continuing burden among the non-Realized as they carry the load of trying to gain power in order to control though both "power" and "control" are as mythical as devils and angels ...

as hell and heaven ... as "personal power" and a "Supreme Superpower" ... as any and all superstition-and-ignorance-based dualities that have been dreamed up to keep the masses dreaming (including "witnessing" vs. "being powerful" and "merely being" vs. "being in charge").

An alternative to being trapped in the seeking power / seeking control game is implied in the statement, "Physician, heal thyself." If the Ultimate Medicine is taken fully, then it first becomes obvious that the only one that you could control - if restored to sanity - would be yourself.

Then secondly it is understood that you are not in a world that needs your input and control but that "the world" you think you see is actually in you ... in your "mind."

After that, it becomes clear that there is no "one" to control himself / herself and that there is no need even for "self"-control, the belief in any and all selves having fallen away. Afterwards, the simple and unencumbered abidance will occur in the nisarga, natural fashion whereby spontaneous living happens and all is merely witnessed without any desire-generating personalities at play.

At that point, the Ultimate Medicine will have cured - that is, totally eliminated - the two most prevalent addictions on the planet, at least in one case. And concern should never have been about anything or anyone other than that one case anyway.

Then, the abandonment of the desire for power in order to control will lead to the freedom that is the prerequisite not only for peace to manifest within but also for an incredible lightness of being to unfold for the remainder of the manifestation. Again ...

Maharaj: "What is wrong in letting go the illusion of personal control ... ?"

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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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.
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(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.

NOTE: When you order this package, you receive three additional ebooks free: CASTING LIGHT ON THE DARK SIDE OF RELATIONSHIPS, FINDING REAL LOVE IN AN UNREAL WORLD and THE TWICE-STOLEN NECKLACE MURDERS (offering the Advaita teachings in a fictional novel format)

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.
Presently, Skype sessions are being conducted with parties in Australia; The Netherlands; New Jersey, U.S.A.; London, England; Italy; and India.
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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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

USING THE ULTIMATE MEDICINE TO CURE THE TWO MOST PREVALENT ADDICTIONS ON THE PLANET, Part Two

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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.

Furthermore, for those who have developed a preference for any non-nisargan yoga or who prefer Traditional Advaita Vedanta, Neo-Advaita, Neo-Vedanta, or Pseudo Advaita: here you will only find the use of the Direct Path Method of teaching along with the Nisarga (Natural) Yoga, all shared in simple, everyday English.

F.: Yesterday's post ended with "the examples of the desire for power in order to control are near infinite in number. Tomorrow, the Advaitin take on the concepts of 'control' and 'power'."

The Nisargan-Advaita take on control and power - as far as those two involve any person - is that they do not exist, that both are concepts and nothing more, and that anyone thinking or believing that she / he has power and / or control over anything or anyone is delusional.

That is not a popular pointer since it can only be read by persons and not by the deer or the fish or the birds or the plants or any other members of the majority of the forms-or-bodies-cum-conscious-energy that are also forms-or-bodies-with-no-egos (and, therefore, no egotism or delusion).

Forms-or-bodies-with-assumed-egos-and-egotism-and-delusion (that is, the non-Realized) will reject outright the suggestion that they have no power or control. While working with a staff member at a company where enneagram sessions were conducted as a "staff development tool," it was observed that the employee's talk was rooted in spiritual giantism and that his statements dealt time and again, ad nauseum, with the earthly and heavenly power that he thought was available to him.

When the pointer above was shared, suggesting that no one has any power, he said, "My boss Mark has power." The reply: "By what evidence?" He said, "By evidence of the fact that he can fire me."

The reply: "If he fired you, that would be his admission that he has no power, that he has tried time and again to make you behave and perform in a certain manner and that you have not done so. Firing you would be his admission that he does not have the power to make you behave and perform as he desires so he is abandoning his efforts to try to have power over you and to try to control you and is therefore firing you instead."

Examples have been provided in the past of the cases where the big name teachers and lecturers and authors who studied the words of Maharaj took a part of what he taught but then distorted the message to make it appealing to the members of the public who - as with all among the non-Realized masses - are addicted to control and power.

Those persons have bastardized a message that had nothing to do with gaining anything, including gaining power or gaining control. Now, those persons are diluting the message offered by Maharaj by adding to it the notions that they can show the masses how to attain power and how to be able to control whatever they want to control.

Thus, it has been pointed out that those pretenders to Maharaj's teachings write about such topics as "how to gain power through intentions" or "gaining power NOW" or "how to use the mind effectively to get whatever you want."

MARAHAJ ON POWER

With those no farther along the "path" than what Maharaj called "the kindergarten level of spirituality," he spoke of "the power of knowing the Self" or "the power of awareness," etc., but in the end, the message for those at the end of the "path" was:

Maharaj: " ... the wise man [is] stripped of all his powers ..."

and

"We must realise how poor and powerless we are."

As for those who were seeking other-worldly power from gods or from this Being or that Being, he said, "There is no power as separate from me. It is inherent in my very nature."

Striking at the delusional concept of power being a key to happiness, he said: "To imagine that some little thing - food, sex, power, fame - will make you happy is to deceive yourself. Only something as vast and deep as your Real Self can make you truly and lastingly happy."

Regarding power, he also said:

Maharaj: "Truth gives no advantage. It gives you no higher status, no power over others."

Maharaj: "The shape things take is not within your power."

MAHARAJ ON CONTROL:

Maharaj: "Stand without desire and fear, relinquishing all control ...."

and

"What is wrong in letting go the illusion of personal control ...?"

and

"... a little whorl [a twist] arises in the mind, which indulges in fantasies and imagines itself dominating and controlling life." Thus, the desire for power and control is universal among the masses (where non-Realization prevails).

So consider how truly widespread the desire for control and power actually is: the religious want to control; addicts are among the most extreme control freaks on the planet; Personality Type Eights are control freaks, often to a pathological level; spiritual giants want to control, and some of them even want to control what is shared on privately-owned websites; politicians want to control;

Type Sixes with their fear-driven tendencies often join a military force, a police force, a security guard services etc., all because they want to have power and want to control; those who function in all of their "interpersonal relationships" in "The Parent Role" want to control;

bosses want to control; principals want to control; managers want to control; teachers want to control; supervisors want to control; neighbors and members of community boards want to control; members of school boards want to control;

the police and sheriffs and constables and highway patrolmen and patrolwomen want to control; members of the IRS and the FBI and the CIA and the entire hodge-podge of three-letter government law enforcement agencies want to control; district attorneys want to control;

courtroom lawyers want to control; judges want to control; rage-aholics want to control; ass-aholics want to control; bullies on school grounds want to control; gangs and cartels want to control; mothers and fathers want to control;

preachers, rabbis, imams, ayatollahs, priests, lamas, popes, cardinals, bishops, and deacons want to control; religious activists want to control sexual conduct and decisions that people make about what to do with their bodies or what not to do with their bodies; religious fanatics want to control; ideologues want to control; spouses and lovers and friends and acquaintances and even strangers want to control;

Sunday School teachers want to control; Boy and Girl Scout leaders want to control; sexual predators and rapists want to control; murderers want to control; robbers want to control; counselors want to control; life coaches want to control;

diners in restaurants want to control; drivers in traffic want to control; shoppers in checkout lines want to control; parental activists in schools want to control; salespeople want to control; CEO's want to control; CFO's want to control; and some gurus want to control;

airport security personnel want control; on airplanes, pilots and cabin crew members want control; people next to crying babies on the plane want control; people around smokers want control; the smokers want control; small-town police operating speed traps want control; mayors and justices of the peace want control; city council members want control;

publishers and editors want control; abused children want control; selfish children want control; manipulative men and women want control; strippers and prostitutes want control; those deemed in cultures to be "the best looking" want control; those deemed not to be the best looking want control;

divas and models and actors and actresses want control; directors want control; the rich want control; those who work in whatever versions of a "department of defense" exists in nations around the planet want control; border patrol workers want control;

people who create internet viruses want control; people who steal the identity and credit card information from the people they target want control; people looking for a parking place in a crowded parking lot / car park want control; game wardens want control;

Christians want control; Jews want control; Muslims want control; suicide bombers want control; jurors want control; dominant males in the wild want control; dominant males and females in societies want control; right-wing party leaders want control; left-wing party members want control; and spokespersons and publicists want control.

Control ... control ... control. It is the scourge of the planet. The desire for power in order to be able to control is likewise a scourge of the planet. Maharaj: "This is their stupidity, verging on insanity" and again, "What is wrong in letting go the illusion of personal control ...?"

So who / what does NOT want power and control ... does not even believe in power and control?

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

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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]
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.
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NOTE: When you order this package, you receive three additional ebooks free: CASTING LIGHT ON THE DARK SIDE OF RELATIONSHIPS, FINDING REAL LOVE IN AN UNREAL WORLD and THE TWICE-STOLEN NECKLACE MURDERS (offering the Advaita teachings in a fictional novel format)

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.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

USING THE ULTIMATE MEDICINE TO CURE THE TWO MOST PREVALENT ADDICTIONS ON THE PLANET, Part One

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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.

Furthermore, for those who have developed a preference for any non-nisargan yoga or who prefer Traditional Advaita Vedanta, Neo-Advaita, Neo-Vedanta, or Pseudo Advaita: here you will only find the use of the Direct Path Method of teaching along with the Nisarga (Natural) Yoga, all shared in simple, everyday English.

F.: During one session in the loft, Maharaj offered this pointer: "Realise your Real Self and even drugs will have no power over you."

The questioner who challenged Maharaj at that point, noting that Maharaj smoked tobacco, missed the point: the Master was speaking less of drugs that result in physical addictions (which of course have no power over You) and more of the mental drugs and emotional drugs that lead to the two most prevalent addictions on the planet, addictions which mark and mar the relative existence.

One is the primary, near-universal addiction among persons and the other is the secondary, near-universal addiction among persons. And though both addictions have spanned the millennia, they are more pervasive today than ever before, the first giving rise to the second and both feeding off of each other to generate misery and suffering around the globe.

The primary addiction among persons is not to nicotine, is not to one or more of the vast array of drugs that are presently being abused, is not to alcohol, is not to shopping or spending, is not to sex or "love," is not to food, is not to work, is not to the internet, is not to porn, is not to working out at the fitness center, is not to chaos (which is the case with millions if not billions), is not to adrenaline, and is not to their favorite television shows.

The primary addiction among persons is to their desire to control, and the secondary addiction is the desire to have power that will allow them to control. Described on this site in 2008 were the roots of the modern day communion service which can be traced back thousands of years to the desire of humans to control the weather:

At one point, all of the earliest pagan religions had “specialty” gods, such as a rain god. That god, so claimed his self-appointed "representative on earth," is made less angry if his rep has intercourse with a virgin, cuts out her beating heart with a sharp rock, eats the body, drinks the blood, and then passes the same through the crowd so all can have “communion” with the angry rain god and entice him to drop some water on wilting crops so that people might have body continuity.

Consider what that one historical fact alone reveals. Consider how sick and demented those early, pagan priests were: they dreamed up a plan whereby they could rape virgins, cut open their chests, kill them by removing their hearts, and eat those hearts while drinking the blood of virgins. And they were able to use their religious and spiritual doctrine to convince the masses not only to accept the act but to participate in it. Then, consider how sick the priests and preachers and parishioners are today to cling to similar beliefs and practices. THAT is the level of insanity in which religions are rooted and THAT is the insanity by which religions function today.

So on Sundays around the globe, two billion Christians to this very day still participate in their "communion service" involving "body and blood" (i.e., "cannabalism" and "vampirism") so that they can be closer to god and tap into that supposed source of power to get what they desire.

But "THAT is the insanity by which religions function today"? Yes. In the series entitled, "The Delusion Regarding 'Positive Thoughts Instead of Negative Thoughts'," as example was offered that showed the same nonsensical belief even today among self -described "persons of faith" who believe that they can control the weather if they tap into the power of a god:

In the 1980's, when visiting the farm of his father-in-law, "floyd" was looking forward to a lunch at The Roundup Restaurant; to earn his meal, he had to travel with his wife and her family into the nearby town and attend a Lutheran church service. The talk among the members before the service dealt only with one topic: the need for rain for their crops.

The description of the events that followed were shared in that earlier series:

"After a multi-hour prayer service for rain by south Texas farmers, “floyd” mentioned over lunch to those petitioners that the weather report that morning said that a stationary front was covering the entire state and was likely to extend the drought for weeks, if not months, which is exactly what transpired.

[Forks dropped around the table. Mouths hung open. His wife was first appalled and then embarrassed and then enraged by his lack-of-faith-in-the-power-of-prayer comment. The description continued:]

So "floyd’s negative thoughts" were said to have undone any possible benefit from the hours of positive prayers of an entire congregation, and one Lutheran in the group charged later that his "lack of faith was further evidence that he was a new age agent of Satan'." The crops all died in the end, and the culprit behind the failure had been identified, according to the faithful.

Meanwhile, "The Culprit" was sure he had identified one more example of what Maharaj called, "Stupidity, verging on insanity." To those lost in the dream and addicted to their desire to control - and to have the power required in order to control - facts and truth are anathema. Fantasy and faith are the driving forces among personas who play out their control-obsessed and power-obsessed dramas on the stage of "The Theater of the Lie."

Such is the insanity that prevailed throughout cultures thousands of years ago when persons thought that their desire to control the weather could be fulfilled; such is the insanity that prevails throughout cultures today as persons think that their desire to control the weather can be fulfilled.

Here in the southern states of the U.S., as hurricanes enter the Gulf of Mexico, the masses gather to pray to be "spared a direct hit," the subconscious but implied meaning of such petitions to their god being, "Make the hurricane go somewhere else and hit others - just don't let it hit us."

And such desire to control plays out on a daily basis, in fact, on a minute-by-minute basis:

** A woman wrote recently to complain about the fact that her dog has died and that she was not able to heal it and extend its life. She was asked how she came to the point where she believes that she should be the one to decide and control who or what lives, and for how long?

She was asked what persona thought she should be able to control the course of all canine illness and to assure longevity and to take charge of the treatment process and to control outcome even when the professionals dealing with the pet's illness proclaimed there would be no healing.

Another woman came here with her husband who is addicted to pornography. For a decade she has played "The Parent" to his "Child." For a decade she has thought she can control him, but for a decade her snooping around has revealed a thousand times that she cannot. Yet her fight goes on, her belief being that if she can lay out enough rules of conduct and then enforce them, she can control him. Ignoring the pointers offered here, she has most recently turned to god. The church - and a god -will provide the power she needs to control her spouse, so she now claims.

And millions of times a day, the same type scenario plays out as "A Lover" tries to control "A Lover"; as "The Spouse" tries to control "A Spouse"; as "A Man of God" tries to control "His Congregants"; as "The Sponsor" tries to control "His / Her Protégés"; as maniacs try to control traffic flow and force others on the road to make way for them;

as persons try to control the flow at checkout counters in stores; as "Super Teachers" try to control "Their Not-So-Super Students"; as "The Politicians" try to control the masses; as "Leaders" try to control "The Leaders of Other Nations"; as armies try to control the masses in the countries they invade and bomb;

as "Right-to-Lifers" try to control what women can and cannot choose to do with their own bodies; as "The Super Religious" try to control sexual preferences, try to block suffering individuals from having the right to the dignity of euthanasia to end their 24/7 pain, and try to control who can marry whom and who cannot marry whom;

as "Financiers" try to control all of the money in their cultures; as "The Police" try to control segments of society whose rights have been violated for decades or centuries, who have been uneducated, and who have been provided with no saleable skills that can be used to meet their basic needs;

as "The Military" spends billions on weaponry and "manpower" - and invokes "Godpower" before each battle - believing that the combination of "might and right" will assure that they have the ability to control all of the people of the world; as "The Boss" tries to control the persons who are not actually working not for him but who are only working for a paycheck;

and as nearly 7 billion persons turn every day to the god or gods that they have dreamed up in order to attain the power to control all people and all places and all things in order to meet whatever selfish, relative desires they have or to alleviate whatever typically unfounded fears they imagine each day ... or whatever fears that are imagined for them each day.

The examples of the desire for power in order to control are near infinite in number. Tomorrow, the Advaitin take on the concepts of "control" and "power."

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

All non-duality books by floyd henderson are available at http://www.floydhenderson.com/ or at http://www.amazon.com/ for those with a Kindle Reader.

[PLEASE NOTE: If you are receiving this post via an RSS feed, it is recommended that you view the actual article because the content is often modified or added to after the initial posting.]

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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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.

NOTE: When you order this package, you receive three additional ebooks free: CASTING LIGHT ON THE DARK SIDE OF RELATIONSHIPS, FINDING REAL LOVE IN AN UNREAL WORLD and THE TWICE-STOLEN NECKLACE MURDERS (offering the Advaita teachings in a fictional novel format)

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.

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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.
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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.
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THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WARS


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