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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.: When the previously pure conscious-energy manifests in humans, it is soon subjected to programming, conditioning, acculturation and domestication.

“Minds” form and the endless chatter of “thoughts” soon follows, all because this specialized form of energy has manifested and been restricted into a limited space. The more that electrons accumulate into a natural coherence within a confined space and the more that conscious-energy takes itself to be “a human,” the more frequently will abstract "thoughts" occur and the more frequently they will continue on a large-scale basis once personas are accepted as true identities.

By contrast, when single or elementary particles or coherent groups of energy-capable-of-being-conscious-of come together, smaller-scale abstract "thoughts" in consciousness happen.

When the energy is totally “free” and is not gathered into large groups that are confined within relatively small spaces with nervous systems and is not bastardized with programming, conditioning, etc., then no thoughts occur. Yet awareness remains.

(That is the way AS IF Living happens: You Are Aware, but there are no "thoughts," no "mind," no separation, no sense of confinement, no fighting with others who are not as "good" as your ego-states and egotism convince you that you are, and no chatter of a thousand monkeys inside your head. The ever-in-motion consciousness is no longer the ruler of the imaginary kingdom between your ears.)

The manifested particles of energy can be freed of the close confinement and compacting via the unmanifesting of consciousness. Prior to that, it is possible that particles of energy can be freed of the distorting effects of programming and conditioning and acculturation via the Full Realization process.

Then, the energy which is Your Original Nature can function in the pure and free and uncorrupted manner in which it functioned prior to consciousness, prior to manifestation, and prior to being corrupted.

The "intimation of immortality" that some feel is rooted in the movement of awareness that can coincide with the manifestation of consciousness. In such cases, Awareness Is but it is without any consciousness of subject and objects and without consciousness of any "thing" and without consciousness of some "thing." After "The Nothingness" is understood, You Are the same as the "Awareness Is": just being.

The effects of compacted, manifested consciousness can be transcended and the manifested energy can function as pure, free, unconfined, unlimited awareness instead. So there it is in its scientific cloak.

Next, the consciousness / awareness nexus is further clarified this way in SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ and HIS EVOLUTION which is just being released on

A visitor named Edvard asked what Maharaj meant by "The Ultimate Medicine":

"What is the reference, please? Also, not to criticize but he discussed mind but you say mind must end. Seems opposite. Please understand no offense, but can you explain why the discrepancy is?"

The reply: First, there is no one here that can take offense. Next, if you study Maharaj's sharings in their entirety, you’ll see that ...

1. Maharaj offered no mixed signals and that ...

2. he was not contradicting his own message but was customizing his message;

you will also see that ...

3. there is no contradiction between what the speck called “maharaj” and the speck called “floyd” offer.

To understand “the ultimate medicine” offered by Maharaj, “the ultimate sickness” must first be understood. Consider:

So many Advaitin seekers overvalue the consciousness, missing out on the bliss of pure awareness and ignoring the fact that the consciousness will be ever-in-motion as long as it is manifested.

Even the unblocked consciousness cannot be the actual basis of peace and freedom from chaos. You are invited to understand that constant movement and fluctuation is a facet of consciousness, but the bliss of pure awareness is far beyond that.

Know that nothing associated with the relative existence nor anything associated with the manifested consciousness will provide access to the freedom and peace and stability that most seek.

If you understand those points, then are You seeing that it is the Am-ness itself that is the sickness … the illness of “The Knower,” the disability associated with the known, the infirmity of the knowingness which has been accumulated in most cases as a result of having been exposed to ignorance and having learned that ignorance?

Consider also: if you were to ask the people on the planet to list “their problems,” that cataloguing could take years to complete and no human could live long enough to read all of the problems that would be listed. Yet prior to consciousness—prior to the manifestation—what problems did those "persons" have? None. Not one.

Post-manifestation, what problems will those “persons” have? None. Not one. It is only during the interim period—during the period of manifestation … during the period of the Is-ness … during this period of beingness—that problems appear.

To emphasize the point, Maharaj used the awakened state and the sleep state. When asleep, no problems appear. Then, when the awakened state manifests, problems appear. When a person is asleep again, the problems disappear again.

Consider an example used here regarding the awake and sleep states that might help clarify what the sickness is and when it began and when it (1) can or (2) will end:

Before the doctors began resetting all of the bones that were broken during a motorcycle accident, the body was subjected to general anesthesia. If fully awake and conscious, the pain of their incisions and the insertion of metal rods and plates and screws would have been unbearable.

However, as a result of the level of consciousness having been manipulated chemically, that was not the case (at least until regaining consciousness during the surgical procedure, feeling the pain, but not being able to let anyone know).

Manipulate the level of consciousness and a surgeon can cut open a chest and handle the body’s heart or remove it and replace it with a substitute. Since the events are not being registered as would be the case when fully conscious, the body is not aware of those happenings; thus, pain that would typically be considered horrendous is tolerated.

Since the body registers none of the pain signals when under the influence of general anesthesia, it can be seen that experiencing pain involves not the breath and not the body as much as the level of consciousness and the play of "the mind." Such is the case not only with physical pain but with mental-emotional misery and suffering as well.

So again, problems appear to be problems if awake but not if asleep. Prior to consciousness (as if asleep) there was no sickness ... no pain ... no suffering. Post-consciousness (as if asleep) there will be no sickness ... no pain ... no suffering.

During the manifestation of consciousness, pain (an aspect of the body) will be known, and during the manifestation of consciousness, misery and suffering will be known (both aspects of the “mind” and the personality and the emotions).

That Is-ness, the very beingness itself, is the “sickness” that requires “the ultimate medicine.” As alluded to above, the sickness can end now, via the ultimate medicine of Full Realization or it will end at some point when the manifestation of consciousness ends.

Extend the analogy of "the ultimate medicine" to understand all that it implies:

The "medicine" is a compound medicine, not unlike those made by early pharmacists who used their mortars and pestles. The Advaita teachings are the ingredients that are placed into the mortars (into the consciousness of seekers attending satsang or Advaita retreats or seekers reading non-duality writings).

Then, those ingredients are worked into a compound medicine as if through the use of pharmaceutical-like pestles (the tools in the analogy representing quiet meditation and consideration and contemplation among Advaitin seekers).

By use of the ingredients and by use of the tools that can take all of the components and make them into one medicine—into the Medicine of One—then persons can be freed of that which results in the sickness of this beingness, even as the beingness continues.

The invitation, then, is this: abide not as the consciousness - even if it has been unblocked - but as "one's" original nature. Abide as the awareness that is not aware of so that the remainder of the relative existence can unfold in a no-identity, no-concept, non-dual manner. That alone allows for freedom and peace and bliss.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)





A Series of Essays Discussing THE FIRST STEP on the Seven-Step Path to Realization

A Series of Essays Discussing THE SECOND STEP on the Seven-Step Path to Realization

A Series of Essays Discussing THE THIRD STEP on the Seven-Step Path to Realization

A Series of Essays Discussing THE FOURTH STEP on the Seven-Step Path to Realization

A Series of Essays Discussing THE FIFTH STEP on the Seven-Step Path to Realization

A Series of Essays Discussing THE SIXTH STEP on the Seven-Step Path to Realization

A Series of Essays Discussing THE SEVENTH STEP on the Seven-Step Path to Realization



The Myth Of Death


The Ultimate Sickness, The Ultimate Medicine

I AM THAT (vs. "This Is Who I Think I Am")

Freedom From Shifting Between States of Happiness and Unhappiness


Why You Must Be Empty If You Would Be Full

What BLISS Is and What BLISS Is Not

When Reality Is Overlaid Upon the Relative

There Is Nothing That Is Personal (Including You and Including God)

Overcoming the Fear of Being Totally Independent

The Essence of the Teachings

SELF-Transformation Meditation Guide, Volume One

SELF-Transformation Meditation Guide, Volume Two


Casting Light on the Dark Side of Relationships

Finding REAL LOVE in an Unreal World

The Path to Freedom vs. The Path to Misery


THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "PEACE OF MIND" (There Is Only Peace If You're Out of Your Mind)

THERE IS NOTHING THAT IS PERSONAL (Including You and Including God)


IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)

SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)

Jesus Christ the Advaitin



Ending Financial Problems by Understanding Your Personality


The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders [E-BOOK]

The Board of Directors of Wars [PAPERBACK]


A Twelve-Step Journey to SELF-Transformation [E-BOOK]

A Twelve-Step Journey to SELF-Transformation [PAPERBACK]

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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
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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]
[Provide a broad overview of the understanding]
[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”]
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
[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]
[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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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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In “PART TWO” of this book, it will be seen why many criticized Maharaj for “changing his message in his later talks.” It will be seen that the changes were not about changing the message per se as much as about changing his methodology as he experimented with one version of the Ultimate Medicine after another in order to try to find an effective means for addressing the Ultimate Sickness.

He tried a religious version of the Medicine, a Spiritual version of the Medicine, and finally settled on a version which addressed to Sickness at its core . . . at the mental and emotional level.


“Dangerous” is a term that can only apply during the relative existence, but of those who do commit suicide, for example, how many shoot themselves in the foot over and over until they “bleed out”? None. They shoot themselves in the head. Why? In order to try to stop the noise - to try to stop the chatter of a thousand monkeys – to stop the noisy mind which is the area that stores the ideas, notions, concepts, mind-stuff, etc. which drives them into the depths of insanity.

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