Tuesday, March 29, 2011

THIRTY-THREE ADVAITA TOPICS DISCUSSED ON FIVE VIDEOS

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 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."

F.: While out of town for two weeks, thirty-three Advaita-based discussions are available for viewing and then for your consideration.

In addition to the search feature on this page that allows you to find discussions of topics offered in the 1,920 postings on the site, you will also find below the counter numbers that can facilitate your locating in the videos the discussion of any particular subject.

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.

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The following titles and series are available:

THE "ADVANCED SEEKERS' SET"

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

CONSCIOUSNESS / AWARENESS

FROM THE ABSOLUTE TO THE NOTHINGNESS

THE FINAL UNDERSTANDING

THE SEVEN STEPS TO REALIZATION ESSAY SERIES

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 "NO-DEATH" SERIES

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?

The Myth Of Death

THE "BLISSFUL ABIDANCE" BOOKS

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

LIBERATION

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

THE "RELATIONSHIP" SERIES

Casting Light on the Dark Side of Relationships

Finding REAL LOVE in an Unreal World

The Path to Freedom vs. The Path to Misery


THE "FREEDOM FROM DELUSION" SERIES

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)

SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ and HIS EVOLUTION

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

SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)

Jesus Christ the Advaitin

William Shakespeare the Advaitin

THE "FINANCIAL SANITY" SERIES

LIVING WITHIN YOUR MEANS

Ending Financial Problems by Understanding Your Personality

ADVENTURE / MYSTERY FICTION
(WITH A BLEND OF NON-DUALITY POINTERS)


The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders [E-BOOK]

The Board of Directors of Wars [PAPERBACK]

RECOVERY

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

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

Much of what Louise has shared has resonated with many site visitors. to that end, some have inquired recently if Louise offers the online Advaita Internet Course. The answer is, "Yes."

Whether taking the course with Louise or Floyd, the price of the course includes all 11 of the Advaita eBooks, questions sent after completion of the assigned readings, replies to your answers, and follow-up as required.

With either teacher, you will be guided through all seven of the steps, in order, that lead from identification with the false "I" to the Absolute (and beyond). For more specific information and details about the course, you may click on the link to the right.

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Now you can receive for $40 a downloadable computer file version of the same 7-hour satsang that seekers receive when they visit for the Advaita Retreat with Floyd. You will be guided through the seven steps from identification with the false "I" to the Absolute (and beyond).
For more information or to order, click:
DVD or Downloadable computer file versions of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat

SIX WAYS THAT SEEKERS HAVE REALIZED:

1. BY WATCHING the 4-Disk Video (DVD) Set, or the same retreat available as a downloadable file. Either will provide an entire seven-hour retreat / series of satsang sessions showing three seekers being guided through all seven steps by Floyd and can provide viewers with an “experiential,” step-by-step series of satsang meetings that will move the viewers from identification with the I to abidance as the Absolute and then to abidance as That Which Is beyond
Some seekers are already using the computer file version and the DVD sets for meetings in groups in homes, playing the retreat, pausing for discussion, etc.
To find out more or to purchase the DVD set or the downloadable computer file version of the retreat, click:
DVD or Downloadable computer file versions of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat
Option “A” is for the downloadable file version, Option “B” is used to order the DVD set for delivery inside the U.S., Option “C” for international orders.
For the download, Paypal will send me a notice that payment has been received and then I will send by e-mail the downloading instruction, password, etc.
[It is recommended that you watch the video with pen and paper in hand. Write whatever you need clarified. You'll see that there are constant reviews and you might find an answer later in the seven-hour presentation. Then, after you watch it all, there will be a common ground for discussion. Purchase of the DVD’s or the file will include the right to clarifications and answers to your specific questions via e-mail.]

2. BY READING these books in this exact order:
IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)
[Those two prepare the seeker to question it all]
THE MEDITATION GUIDES
[Provide a broad overview of the understanding]
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?
[Begins to free the seeker of body identification and the desire for body continuity]
THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "PEACE OF MIND" (There Is Only Peace if You're Out of Your Mind)
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of the false content of the “mind”]
LIBERATION
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS
[Provides the final preparation for the seeker to be directed along the “path”]
FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)
[Directs the seeker along the “path”]
CONSCIOUSNESS/AWARENESS: The Nature of Reality Beyond Self-Realization (Peace Every Day When Abiding as The Absolute)
[Allows the seeker to understand the functioning of the totality, the manifestation, and what is involved with the un-manifestation]
FROM THE ABSOLUTE TO THE NOTHINGNESS
[Provides the seeker the wisdom to understand the Noneness as well as the Oneness]
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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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The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders offers the non-duality message by way of a mystery-adventure novel, discussing the movement from pain to healing to awakening to peace.
From Dr. R.F. Maley, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Psychology, University of Houston: "Floyd Henderson's book, The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders, is a fun read and an interesting mystery, but perhaps more importantly it serves as a vehicle for blending Eastern Philosophy and Native American Spirituality to make an intellectually challenging novel. The book's insights into both relationships and authoritarian conditioning of people in our society make it a must read, tracing the roots of narcissistic, sociopathic and psychopathic behaviors to the very core of the culture. This truly witty and politically-incorrect study of the aggressive nature of 'the American character' offers not only a diagnosis but also a treatment plan, making the book an excellent supplemental reading in courses such as psychology, anthropology, philosophy, sociology and counseling."

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THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WARS


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Monday, March 28, 2011

ADVAITA, PERSONALITY, AND THE ENNEAGRAM, Part Four, 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.

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."

F.: It has been shown why many Advaitin teachers have used with their protégés the understandings that can come via the Enneagram.

Those understandings identify humankind's present, personality-driven passions

a. that have displaced earlier, healthy passions and

b. that have displaced Self-Identification and

c. that have led to self-identification, self-absorption, self-destruction, self-delusion and all of the other false-self-generated miseries and sufferings that mark the relative existence now.

What were nine of the healthier passions that marked the pre-personality existence of humanity?

1. There was a passion for procreation;

2. there was a passion for foraging;

3. there was a passion for scavenging;

4. there was a passion for being quiet in order to avoid attracting animals that hunted not only other animals but also humans as well;

5. eventually, there was a passion for hunting in order to have fresh meat rather than scavenged meat;

6. there was a passion for eating plants;

7. that led to a passion for agriculture;

8. there was a passion for protection from the elements;

9. there was a passion for the peace which facilitated rest and rejuvenation and sleep.

Very simple, yes? Then, the personalities that are understood via the Enneagram began to develop. Nine different passions would begin to determine how humans felt, generating desires which were often unmet, fears that disrupted the peace, and behaviors that disturbed individuals, pairs, groups, tribes, eventually nations, and eventually the international community as well. To review, those include:

1. wrath and resentment and anger;

2. pride;

3. deceit;

4. melancholia and jealousy and envy;

5. greed and avarice;

6. fear or panic or cowardice;

7. conceit and gluttony;

8. lust (for power and control and for sexual power and sexual control and sexual dominance); and

9. indifference or inertia or laziness.

All of those now are the Psychic Viruses that cause the Ultimate Sickness which calls for the Ultimate Medicine that is offered here. If the Ultimate Sickness is eliminated, then the movement to Full Realization can happen.

Furthermore, contrary to the claims or fears of some, Full Realization does not leave one unfeeling and uncaring and robotic. Quite to the contrary, the Realized can be seen to be quite passionate after nine different passions manifest. Among the Realized, there is a passion for:

1. Authenticity

2. Self-Awareness

3. An overlaying of Reality on the relative existence

4. The inexpressible but understandable Truth

5. Real Love

6. Wisdom

7. Freedom / Independence

8. Peace / Silence

9. Bliss - in all its forms - that can only be known and enjoyed NOW.

If anyone who reads the lists above which catalogue the passions that can mark the relative existence and then chooses the one that begins with "wrath and resentment and anger" instead of the one that begins with "Authenticity," then there is clear evidence that several of the symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness are driving that person, namely, personality, learned ignorance, and insanity.

The teachings here are an invitation to leave behind personality and ignorance and insanity and concepts and beliefs and ideas and come home ... come back to the original sanity, to your original nature, to the original way of living naturally rather than unnaturally or supernaturally.

Peace, Love, Light.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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II.
The right to sell foreign language versions of almost all books and ebooks are available for purchase. The rights are also extended to the heirs of purchasers. The Polish language rights have been sold on one book. Most others are available for purchase of publication rights. Use the contact link above to inquire. Prices vary.

For those seeking the full explanation of the topics addressed here, there are non-duality books as well as retreats and Skype or telephone sessions available at http://www.floydhenderson.com/ .

There are many titles for which Amazon.com has arranged exclusive distribution rights which they offer at reduced prices at Amazon.com.

No Kindle? No problem. You can still read Kindle books by visiting Amazon and downloading in a minute or so one of their free applications, allowing you to read Kindle books on your PC or laptop or notebook; your iPhone; your Blackberry; your iPad; or your Android.


The following titles and series are available:

THE "ADVANCED SEEKERS' SET"

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

CONSCIOUSNESS / AWARENESS

FROM THE ABSOLUTE TO THE NOTHINGNESS

THE FINAL UNDERSTANDING

THE SEVEN STEPS TO REALIZATION ESSAY SERIES

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 "NO-DEATH" SERIES

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?

The Myth Of Death

THE "BLISSFUL ABIDANCE" BOOKS

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

LIBERATION

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

THE "RELATIONSHIP" SERIES

Casting Light on the Dark Side of Relationships

Finding REAL LOVE in an Unreal World

The Path to Freedom vs. The Path to Misery


THE "FREEDOM FROM DELUSION" SERIES

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)

SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ and HIS EVOLUTION

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

SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)

Jesus Christ the Advaitin

William Shakespeare the Advaitin

THE "FINANCIAL SANITY" SERIES

LIVING WITHIN YOUR MEANS

Ending Financial Problems by Understanding Your Personality

ADVENTURE / MYSTERY FICTION
(WITH A BLEND OF NON-DUALITY POINTERS)


The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders [E-BOOK]

The Board of Directors of Wars [PAPERBACK]

RECOVERY

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

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

Much of what Louise has shared has resonated with many site visitors. to that end, some have inquired recently if Louise offers the online Advaita Internet Course. The answer is, "Yes."

Whether taking the course with Louise or Floyd, the price of the course includes all 11 of the Advaita eBooks, questions sent after completion of the assigned readings, replies to your answers, and follow-up as required.

With either teacher, you will be guided through all seven of the steps, in order, that lead from identification with the false "I" to the Absolute (and beyond). For more specific information and details about the course, you may click on the link to the right.

Purchase at Discount the Advaita Internet Course with Louise

by
Clicking the Buy Now Button below:

Purchase at Discount the Advaita Internet Course with Floyd

by
Clicking the Buy Now Button below:

Now you can receive for $40 a downloadable computer file version of the same 7-hour satsang that seekers receive when they visit for the Advaita Retreat with Floyd. You will be guided through the seven steps from identification with the false "I" to the Absolute (and beyond).
For more information or to order, click:
DVD or Downloadable computer file versions of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat

SIX WAYS THAT SEEKERS HAVE REALIZED:

1. BY WATCHING the 4-Disk Video (DVD) Set, or the same retreat available as a downloadable file. Either will provide an entire seven-hour retreat / series of satsang sessions showing three seekers being guided through all seven steps by Floyd and can provide viewers with an “experiential,” step-by-step series of satsang meetings that will move the viewers from identification with the I to abidance as the Absolute and then to abidance as That Which Is beyond
Some seekers are already using the computer file version and the DVD sets for meetings in groups in homes, playing the retreat, pausing for discussion, etc.
To find out more or to purchase the DVD set or the downloadable computer file version of the retreat, click:
DVD or Downloadable computer file versions of the Four-Day Advaita Retreat
Option “A” is for the downloadable file version, Option “B” is used to order the DVD set for delivery inside the U.S., Option “C” for international orders.
For the download, Paypal will send me a notice that payment has been received and then I will send by e-mail the downloading instruction, password, etc.
[It is recommended that you watch the video with pen and paper in hand. Write whatever you need clarified. You'll see that there are constant reviews and you might find an answer later in the seven-hour presentation. Then, after you watch it all, there will be a common ground for discussion. Purchase of the DVD’s or the file will include the right to clarifications and answers to your specific questions via e-mail.]

2. BY READING these books in this exact order:
IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)
[Those two prepare the seeker to question it all]
THE MEDITATION GUIDES
[Provide a broad overview of the understanding]
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?
[Begins to free the seeker of body identification and the desire for body continuity]
THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "PEACE OF MIND" (There Is Only Peace if You're Out of Your Mind)
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of the false content of the “mind”]
LIBERATION
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS
[Provides the final preparation for the seeker to be directed along the “path”]
FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)
[Directs the seeker along the “path”]
CONSCIOUSNESS/AWARENESS: The Nature of Reality Beyond Self-Realization (Peace Every Day When Abiding as The Absolute)
[Allows the seeker to understand the functioning of the totality, the manifestation, and what is involved with the un-manifestation]
FROM THE ABSOLUTE TO THE NOTHINGNESS
[Provides the seeker the wisdom to understand the Noneness as well as the Oneness]
Purchase an e-Book now and begin reading it in minutes (except with e-checks that can take 7-10 days). Trusting our clients as we do, all e-Books are provided to you in printable form.
SAVE IF YOU BUY ALL ELEVEN AT ONCE:
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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.

For information, visit Information on the Advaita Classes on the Internet
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Presently, Skype sessions are being conducted with parties in Australia; The Netherlands; New Jersey, U.S.A.; London, England; Italy; and India.
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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."

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


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Sunday, March 27, 2011

ADVAITA, PERSONALITY, AND THE ENNEAGRAM, Part Three

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 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."

F.: In describing the way that humans have fallen into the supposedly-awake-but-asleep-state, moving through the relative existence while under the spell of their personality trance, a glimpse was provided of what the pre-personality existence was like for humanity.

Challenges happened. Sometimes humans overcame the challenges, and sometimes the challenges overcame them. Problems arose. Sometimes solutions were found, and sometimes they were not.

The existence had always been complicated enough as it was, challenging enough as it was, problematic enough as it was, without the additional hardship of trying to negotiate the relative existence while being sightless ... while being blindly driven by personality-based agendas and personality-based motivators that are even hidden from self ... while being torn between a personality-driven desire to be kind at times but a personality-driven desire to control-by-brutality at other times.

Yet that is exactly the case after personalities developed and, in the case just mentioned, when the Helper Two disintegrates to the Controller Eight. Note the way that personalities always manifest at first in tandem, generating diametrically-opposite, dualistic behavioral patterns that now ensure for the non-Realized masses an existence that is marked and marred by instability. Consider another possible scenario, for example:

Troublesome enough it is that the Type Four can waver between a desire for authenticity and a tendency to perceive things in the most unrealistic manner imaginable; add stress and then the Type Four will disintegrate to the histrionic, emotional intoxication that is typical of the Type Two.

Then watch the Four shift to the Type One when influenced by the egotism that accompanies the assumption of an ego-state as an identity; at that point, everyone will be judged, expected to be perfect, and found to be lacking. Being inflexible and dogmatic and critical will characterize the Four that shifts to the One.

If the Four was raised by a Type Eight parent, then the worst traits of the Type Eight can be internalized alongside the Four and the result is a Four that, at times, feels the pain of others and of self so much that guilt, shame, melancholia, self-absorption, depression and withdrawing manifest;

at other times though, if the internalized Eight is triggered, then no empathy for anyone will manifest; instead, there will be an inability to care at all; there will only be coldness and insensitivity and meanness and heartlessness that can reach sociopathic levels of cruelty.

And all of those possibilities will be guaranteed to manifest with a Four who has internalized an Eight, who will exhibit Eight traits when in arrogance, and who will disintegrate to the worst of a Type One or Type Two when stressed.

Tragic enough (relatively speaking) that persons living under the influence of a personality trance can be so predictable (without understanding at all why) when driven by even one personality type.

However, to appreciate the full impact of the way that the nine personality types generate fluctuation and unsteadiness and instability and unpredictability and volatility and emotional and / or feeling intoxication, consider the mathematical possibilities:

a. with every person showing at least some evidence of all nine types, and

b. with persons being driven most by their primary type, but

c. with all persons also being influenced by what is called their "wings" (the types on either side of their primary type, such as a 4 being influenced also by the 3 and the 5) and

d. with persons disintegrating to another type when stressed, and

e. with persons exhibiting the traits of various types that they internalized as children or have since adopted along the way,

then the mathematics involved show that

1. with 1 of 9 types able to appear in combination with each other in 2's or 3's or 4's, etc. and

2. with the variety of other combinations that are possible, then

you will find, if you do the math, that with 9 types potentially at play in a variety of combinations, the possible permutations come to ... 387,420,489.

Driven by personality, it is possible that 387,420,489 factors - personalities and combinations of personalities - will control a person's thoughts and words and deeds at any given time during the relative existence.

Again ...

... the existence had always been complicated enough as it was, challenging enough as it was, problematic enough as it was, without the additional hardship of trying to negotiate the relative existence while being sightless, while being blindly driven by personality-based agendas and personality-based motivators that are even hidden from self.

Is it any wonder that sages for thousands of years have invited protégés to abandon all personality identification? Accept one false identity - even one personality identification - as real and consider the consequences of trying to negotiate the relative existence under the influence of the resultant sleep-walking blindness that accompanies a person trying to function while in a personality trance.

Then imagine how complicated and challenging and problematic the existence will be when the possible permutations of nine personality types in combination with each other can number 387,420,489.

Yet, as with the physician who cannot treat your sickness in the absence of a proper diagnosis, so too the sickness of personality cannot be treated effectively without full awareness and understanding of the problem, without full awareness of what has unconsciously driven every thought and every word and every action since you were a child.

The inability to consciously choose thoughts and words and deeds can result in nothing other than a relative existence that is marked by instability and fluctuation. At the third of seven steps, personality must be understood, addressed, and abandoned if one is to complete the "journey" to freedom / independence and stability and peace and bliss.

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

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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

LIBERATION

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

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Casting Light on the Dark Side of Relationships

Finding REAL LOVE in an Unreal World

The Path to Freedom vs. The Path to Misery


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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)

SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ and HIS EVOLUTION

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

SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)

Jesus Christ the Advaitin

William Shakespeare the Advaitin

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IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?
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LIBERATION
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FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)
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CONSCIOUSNESS/AWARENESS: The Nature of Reality Beyond Self-Realization (Peace Every Day When Abiding as The Absolute)
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FROM THE ABSOLUTE TO THE NOTHINGNESS
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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.

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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