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Have You Abandoned All Beliefs about "Me-ness" and "They-ness"?

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As for Maharaj, you will find here some of his early pointers for beginners but some of his later pointers that are for seekers father along the "path." During his last years, he said of I AM THAT: "That book and whatever was expounded at that time was only relevant for that period. I am speaking differently today" and am "emphasizing different aspects." What he offered later differed considerably from his earlier talks, making clear that the pointers in I AM THAT will take you to the midpoint of "the race" but that his final talks point the way to "the finish line."

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In light of this multi-book anthology's release, excerpts from the four books in the paperback collection are being offered. The following is from the fourth book which is included in the anthology, THE FINAL UNDERSTANDING. The reader is invited to take into contemplation and consideration the following pointers from that book:

The farther removed You become from your "Me-ness" and their "They-ness," the smaller everything that is witnessed will become. This final understanding allows you to turn around the telescope that you have been using to witness what you witness - exaggerating its size and significance - and allows you to look at all through the reversed telescope and witness everything in a far more accurate view:

by turning the telescope around, all that is witnessed appears to be small and insignificant. That is as it should be. Then, you will function as the doe that was witnessed one morning while coasting by her during the morning bicycle ride.

She lay at the edge of the road in the cool blue shade. She watched "the approach" and "the passing by," but her two huge eyes revealed a totally detached expression - a totally detached demeanor - and it was clear that neither "floyd" nor the bike nor "the coming" nor "the going" meant a damn thing to her.

With the final understanding, you can live as sanely as she. You will not be attached to, nor pre-occupied with, "the apparent coming" or with "the inevitable going." That will leave you free of the misery and suffering that are generated by the desires and the fears of personality and personal identity (or, more typically, multiple identities).

The invitation here is to be as free of the concepts of "Me-ness" and "Them-ness" as she and to then abide as she abides: with total independence, with total freedom from cares and concerns, with an ability to do what must be done to allow the manifestation to continue for now but to simultaneously abide in a fashion that allows the manifestation to continue in a natural - rather than in some phony, supernatural or some debilitating, unnatural - manner.

[Again, please note that the pointers in this reply are not for the seeker that is early along the "path," nor for those attached to beliefs that are based on the content of supposedly "holy" texts, nor for Spiritual Giants, next to whom I am a mere pygmy. One recently leveled the charge, "This is not spiritual awakening." The reply: "Exactly! This is many steps beyond that level! You pegged Me spot on!"

And again, these pointers are for those that have done it all, sought it all, "gotten" most of it, and yet realize that there is some "final piece" that is still missing; thus, these talks are for only those at the highest state of readiness, those that have transcended all role-playing, including playing religious or spiritual roles.]

So, the response continues:

This final understanding is outright rejected prior to consideration by most on "the journey," truly despised by others. Many who claim to be totally Realized - which would require that they presently abide in a no-concept, no-identity, non-dual manner - nevertheless cling to their Advaita or Hindu or Vedanta concepts and cling to an identity, identifying "with" something Supreme or "as" something Supreme. So much for no-concept, no-identity abidance. So much for ego-less-ness and for egotism-less-ness.

Ego (whether the term refers to "identity" or "selfness" or "Selfness") is still identity, no matter its mind-and-persona-assigned "rank." If Krishna was pointing to truth when he reported that what follows the manifestation is beyond being and even beyond non-beingness, then Personal Identification is as big a hoax as personal identification.

And if Krishna was pointing to truth when he reported that what follows the manifestation is beyond being and even beyond non-beingness, then whatever preceded the manifestation also has nothing to do with beingness or even non-beingness (because whatever is real is unchanging, "then," "now," or "later").

Next, to WHOM could Personal Identification be important? To WHOM could Personal Identification be special? To WHOM could Personal Identification be noble? WHO is claiming "spiritual awakening" while denying others are awakened? WHO is "This Special Knower"?

Furthermore, WHO that looks objectively and clearly at the consequences of this manifested consciousness would give it any value? WHO - except those so attached to body and mind and personality (and to the perpetuation of this consciousness) - would accept it, if an option had been offered?

WHO - other than those desiring such perpetuation - would think it sane to desire multiple cycles in multiple "lesser" forms leading, supposedly, to some "greater" forms, all believed in with a willingness to experience cycle after cycle of misery and suffering and all satisfied with the prospect of having happiness eventually rather than grasping the bliss at the only time it can be known, which is right now?

WHO believes that there can be a knower and knowingness in the Absolute when no such thing is possible? Those who normalize suffering "here" and "now" in order to receive some reward "there" and "later"? Those who have assumed some spiritual or special identification now?

Maharaj's advice to one could apply to all: "I advise you to give up spirituality and follow your vocation."

and this:

Visitor: "The scriptures say that we have our karma and ours sins and that is why we are here."

Maharaj: "That is for the ignorant masses. One who has realized the Self-Knowledge 'I Am,' for him these stories are of no use."

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

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"99.99% of all humans suffer from the Ultimate Sickness. Suffering from the symptoms of duality - including reactions based in emotion and in false identities and personas, the majority live in misery and chaos.

As with alcoholism, duality is a sickness that tells the sufferer, "You are not sick. Everything is okay. This is the way it is SUPPOSED to be." As most recovered alcoholics know, nothing could be further from the truth. Those of us who have recovered from duality know this also because we were fortunate enough to discover the Ultimate Medicine and were ready to take it.

The Ultimate Medicine as prescribed by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was often difficult for Westerners to grasp. The teachings came through interpreters and the books contain transcripts of satsang sessions that he held upstairs in his small tenement apartment in Bombay / Mumbai. The answers to each questioner were suited for the questioner's level of understanding. As Maharaj neared "death," the teachings were directed to those at the most advanced levels of understating. This resulted in some confusion and charges that Maharaj contradicted himself.

Fortunately for us, Floyd Henderson took the teachings into contemplation and as a result of his Realization, he was able to sort the teachings into seven steps. Duality blocks the consciousness, but Floyd's seven steps cure the illness, step-by-step, in the reverse order by which we were afflicted.

The later pointers are not appropriate for everyone. Floyd has written pointers for those at all stages of seeking, and as an experienced Advaitin, he know who needs which pointer.

When I worked the Direct Path Method with the Nisarga Yoga, the books at that time had to be ordered individually. Now, for the first time, all of the teachings that point to freedom from duality-based existence are now available in one less-expensive books.

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It would be advisable to work with Floyd in one of many ways that he has made available. I can say from having had that experience - and having the understanding which came - that moving though this existence with total freedom from all duality is the only way that the existence should be experienced. Mac M.


Hi Floyd,

I received "The Advanced Seekers Series" this afternoon and it is beautifully presented and packs the power of transformation to boot. I appreciate the convenience of the Kindle but nothing takes the place of a book!

Incrementally, but steadily, a lightness of being has assumed the foreground of experience. Peace, Bob R.

P.S. The book takes a place of prominence in my library, particularly given that I threw out all of the BS magical thinking and fluff volumes many months ago! Not much left!

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The Path to Freedom vs. The Path to Misery


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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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