Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Let It Happen With Dignity, Part Two

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

As for Maharaj, you will find here some of his early pointers for beginners but some of his later pointers that are for seekers farther 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."

F.: These pointers were offered yesterday:

1. If You allow the abidance to happen with dignity, everything else will necessarily unfold in the same fashion

and

2. If You accept the eventual taking of mahasamadhi as part of the natural cycling, then abidance can also happen with dignity and peace and serenity and calmness.

Here, prior to Full Realization, nothing happened with dignity or peace or serenity or calmness. All happened as a result of being driven by the subconscious agendas of multiple personalities that each had a basic fear and a basic desire, and to be driven by subconscious agendas is to be deprived of any and all ability to choose anything.

Of course the non-Realized would consider that nonsense, claiming that they choose their thought-based words and that they do their thought-and-word-based deeds all day long because of the choices they are making.

As always, though, believing a lie with all your heart does not make it true.

Here, prior to Full Realization, there was no witnessing objectively from a platform of neutrality; thus, there was most assuredly no Pure Witnessing, and most certainly there was not the slightest hint of non-attachment to things and people and places and events and agendas and false identities.

There was a duality-plagued relative existence that was marked by anxiety and anger and disharmony and chaos, and that did not change until Reality was understood and overlaid on the relative existence.

Nothing has been the same since the beingness and the Absolute manifested "together."

Marahaj: "The state of ajnani, the highest state, has transcended the beingness, but the beingness is still there, so together with the beingness is the Absolute - the deep blue, benign state, without eyes."

With the Amness and the That-ness seemingly "together" but actually understood to be One, the relative existence has been suffused with a benevolent, Caring, Loving, and gentle beingness:

Maharaj: "If anybody understands me totally and fully and most appropriately, that one gets the shelter in the shade of my benign being."

Yesterday, while taking one of walks that has occurred regularly long before being prescribed by a physician, two deer were observed as they were lying in the dark shadows of a copse of trees, some fifty feet or so away from the road. They merely witnessed, without action or reaction, as I passed.

They were a reminder of the fact that, here, the heat of the formerly fiery existence was cooled via Realization, so all is now witnessed in the same fashion, as if resting calmly and merely watching everything that moves by from the vantage point of a cool and shaded place:

Maharaj: "Knowledge takes rest in that deep blue, quiet, peaceful, benign shade. When that shade is shifted aside, then [one] sees the various manifestations in the form of universes and worlds. But when the shade is there, it is the deep, dark blue state, fully relaxed"

and

Maharaj: "If you really want eternal peace, don't bother about anybody else; worry about your own self, investigate only your own self. Who is going to give you eternal peace? It is only that sun, that 'I Am.' If you embrace that Self-effulgent sun everything else will go, but you will prevail eternally."

That "Self-effulgent sun"? Yes. As scientist Szent-Gyorgyi said: “What drives life is thus a little electric current, set up by the sunshine.” Very simple, yes? And post-Full Realization, the abidance becomes that simple too, no matter what relative happenings seem to come.

You are invited to enter into the silence. (To be continued)

If you would like to support the site or to help insure that those seeking this understanding have someone available, you may click here to donate.

For those seeking the full explanation of the topics addressed on this site: there are non-duality books offered below as well as retreats and Skype or telephone sessions available at
  • Floyd Henderson's Website

  • The full explanations are also available in the books in the author's collection that explain in detail all of the non-duality, nisarga teachings offered here:
    1. Most non-duality books below are available through Amazon.com.
    2. Read Kindle books on your own device by downloading a free app.

    The available books are arranged on the carousels below. Use the arrows to move each book to the forefront; then, you may click on any book that you might be interested in to find more information or to purchase.

    THE ADVANCED SEEKERS' SERIES
    From the I to the Absolute
    Consciousness / Awareness
    From the Absolute to the Nothingness
    The Final Understanding
    The Advanced Seekers' Series in
    paperback
    The Two Meditation Guides




    The BLISSFUL ABIDANCE SERIES, PART ONE
    What BLISS Is and What BLISS Is Not
    Why You Must Be Empty If You Would Be Full
    When Reality Is Overlaid Upon the Relative
    Freedom from Shifting Between States of Happiness and Unhappiness
    Liberation
    The Blissful Abidance Series (6 books) in
    paperback



    The ADVAITINS Collection
    with THE MAHARAJ QUATRO, including:
    (1) Why NISARGA YOGA in addition to the ADVAITA TEACHING?
    (2) Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and His Evolution
    (3) A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
    (4) Going Crazy / Going Sane
    Jesus Christ the Advaitin
    William Shakespeare the Advaitin




    The BLISSFUL ABIDANCE SERIES, PART TWO
    Overcoming the Fear of Being Totally Independent
    I AM THAT (vs. "This Is Who I Think I Am")
    The Essence of the Teachings
    There Is Nothing That Is Personal (Including You and Including God)
    Lessons in Non-Duality from Travels in South Africa
    The Path to Freedom vs. the Path to Misery




    The FREEDOM FROM THE MIND Series
    Instability / Insanity: What the Advaita Teachings Can (and Cannot) Address
    PROGRAMMING, CONDITIONING, DOMESTICATION, AND ACCULTURATION
    The Ultimate Sickness, The Ultimate Medicine
    Going Crazy / Going Sane
    There's No Such Thing As "Peace of Mind" (There Is Only Peace If You're Out of Your Mind)
    Dancing Lightly




    RECOVERY LITERATURE, the RELATIONSHIP books
    A Twelve-Step Journey to SELF-Realization [Kindle]
    A Twelve-Step Journey to SELF-Realization [Paperback]
    A Guide for Working the Twelve Steps (In the Manner Used by the Founders)
    The Twelve Steps and Advaita / Non-Duality: A 21-Day Plan for a Psychic Change
    Finding Real Love in An Unreal World
    Casting Light on the Dark Side of Relationships




    The NO DEATH books, NON-DUALITY IN FICTION, FINANCIAL SANITY
    The Myth of Death
    What Happens When I Die?
    The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders (Non-Duality) [Kindle]
    The Board of Directors of Wars (Non-Duality) [Kindle]
    The Board of Directors of Wars (Non-Duality) [Paperback]
    Living Within Your Means
    How Your Personality Type Shapes Your Spending Habits




    NON-DUALITY BOOKS, EACH CONTAINING A SERIES OF ESSAYS DISCUSSING ONE OF THE SEVEN STEPS ON THE PATH TO REALIZATION



    FOR THOSE WHO PREFER PAPERBACK, THE FOLLOWING PAPERBACK BOOKS ARE ON SALE NOW
    (Click the pictures for information on the paperback versions)



    (FOUR BOOKS IN ONE)





    (SIX BOOKS IN ONE)








    FOR THOSE SEEKING FURTHER EXPLANATION

    An online Advaita Internet Course is offered here. The price of the course includes the four Advaita eBooks used as the texts; questions sent after completion of the assigned readings; replies to your answers; and follow-up as required.

    The price of the course includes the four Advaita eBooks used as the texts; questions sent after completion of the assigned readings, replies to your answers, and follow-up as required.

    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. To get started now now, click the pay button below and receive the $365 course for a discounted price of $325.00.

    Purchase at Discount the Advaita Internet Course with Floyd


    by
    Clicking the Buy Now Button below:

    Or, if you prefer, begin by arranging a one-hour Advaita session via Skype with Floyd:

    Next, you can now 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, Seven-Hour Video (DVD) Set of an advaita retreat, or the downloadable file version. To find out more or to purchase the DVD or downloadable computer file version of the retreat, click:
    DVD or Downloadable computer file versions of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat
    International buyers: note the separate option for those outside the continental U.S.

    2. BY READING the explanations offered in the collection of non-duality books that are available on this site.

    3. BY ENROLLING in the Online Advaita Classes

    For information, visit Information on the Advaita Classes on the Internet
    To enroll visit Enroll in the Advaita Internet Course

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

    5. BY ARRANGING satsang by telephone in the U.S. or by Skype internationally. Use the Contact link for information or use the link below to pay for your first Advaita session.

    You may click the BUY NOW button below to begin arrangements for your first Advaita session with Floyd via Skype and he will contact you to schedule:


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