Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Final Understanding: A Key to Understanding the Functioning of the Totality

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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 I Am-ness allowed for only the most limited degrees of understanding, necessarily based as the beingness is in a sense of something existing that could have multiple identities (or one "Super Identity"). Because of programming, conditioning, acculturation and domestication, it is not possible to leap from "I am" to "Void-ness." Shifting by stages is required until the limited knows that which is limitless.

Those stages lay out the shifts involved in the movement from the no perception, no you, no-perceiver state to the misperceiving state to the perception state to the clarity and understanding state to the Final Understanding state; therefore, consider this partial explanation of the stages (with the full explanation is in the book):

You / you are not

"I am"

"I am this" and "I am that"

"I am present"

"I am Something"

"I am Presence"

"Presence is"

"No presence is"

"I am nothing"

"There is no one to be anything"

"Neti-neti"

"I am Absolute Awareness"

Nothingness is

The "nothing is" state

Unmanifestation

The cycle is complete with there once again being the no-you state, the you-are-not state

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

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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.: This four-book paperback anthology is now in stock and ready to ship:



(You may click the picture for more details or to order.)

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:

To ease the movement through the stages that shift perception, an understanding of the composite unity often facilitates the process.

It must be understood that all of the things that one took himself / herself to be in the past - including any and all personalized and individualized ego-states, roles, selves, identities, stage characters, personas, personalities, etc. - were nothing more than misperceptions.

Specifically, this must be seen: that which is nothing more than a composite of elements, breath, and conscious-energy was mistakenly assumed to be something "personal." Of those three, which part could be considered "personal"? No part. Not the elements. Not the breath. Not the conscious-energy.

Additionally, to be free of feeling offended or threatened or hurt, see that none of those three could ever possibly take anything "personally" (or "persona-ly").

Having transcended the I-Amness, in fact, no part of the composite unity can know itself (some will prefer "ItSelf") as "I am." Even that Am-ness has been left behind, having been recognized as just another concept to be discarded on the final leg of the "path."

Maharaj: "The 'state' of 'beingness' is clearly an incomplete, provisional state of understanding. The sages and prophets recognized the sense of 'being' initially. Then they meditated and abided in it and finally transitioned it, resulting in their Ultimate Realization."

After the Final Understanding manifests, then abidance happens spontaneously, not as the "I am" but as the Absolute Awareness - awareness that is not aware of - and there is no registration even of the "I am" anymore.

There is in the Absolute (or as the Absolute) no "one" to know or to recognize beingness or Am-ness. Most assuredly, therefore, there is no "one" abiding in the Nothingness (or as nothing ... as no thing) that can register any sense of "I Am." All happens spontaneously with no sense that there is some "one" making it happen or some "one" doing anything.

All of that was filtered out when the "veil" was passed through when the movement from the illusory "here" and the misperceived "this" to the Reality of the nothingness happened. Wherefore any sense of a "prior Me" if not even a sense of a "present Me" is registering?

To speak of a "prior Me," you must have missed the point of the talk on the Presence and the composite unity in the post you referenced. Now, the invitation is to consider both. Then the case with you can be the same as the case here: the I-Amness state has been transcended, and You too can transcend the state if you but understand.

Maharaj taught that the Presence (the I-Amness) should not even be here: "The non-'I-Am-ness' only can meet that nothingness."

Does the deer sit in the cool blue shade and mentally repeat, "I Am, I Am, I Am"? Practice that mantra in the early steps along the "path" in order to end once and for all the habit of following "I am" with any personifying noun or adjective, but at some point, please! Stop it. Stop the mental machinations and sink into the bliss of nothingness.

Maharaj advised seekers to move "up to the precipice of consciousness" and to then fall "into the abysmal depth." Everything experienced, he said, is non-eternal. His invitation was to "experience" the eternal and to "experience" the Void, even as it is understood that there is no "experiencer" at all.

Transcend the I-Amness and only then will you know total independence and total freedom, and only with the manifestation of total independence and total freedom can the complete bliss then manifest; yet even the bliss can only happen now, not "later," not post-manifestation. Bliss is now or never, and bliss is only available consistently when abidance happens naturally.

To delusionally try to live "supernaturally" - in either a super-spiritual or super-religious style that stops the movement along the seven-step "path" at the third step - will actually result in living unnaturally (knelling, rising, pleading, attending, chanting, dunking, sprinkling, burning this, ringing that, etc.).

Maharaj reflected on a visit to the loft by two college students and how he advised them to "forget spirituality." He invited them to follow "their normal inclinations" - that is, their natural tendencies - and to "do your normal duties" and "just give up spirituality."

That advice was rooted in his own experience that had bogged him down. He was trying to spare them years or decades of being similarly bogged down. He said:

"I got involved in spirituality, in the business of spirituality, [but] finally I lost that love of the Self also. I have no more love for the Self."

What an otherwise-warped manner of thinking, as if loving the Self is less selfish and less self-centered than loving the self (or selves). To be preoccupied with Self as opposed to being preoccupied with self still results in preoccupation and in the busy-ness of occupation with Self.

Only those who ...

... love the doingness of religion and

... love the going and the doing and zooming involved with spiritual exercises and

... who are too bored to be able to sit quietly in the solitude and

... who unconsciously prefer chaos over calm and

... who find natural living to be "less noble" and

... who think that they require love from the masses or admiration from the crowds in order to feel full inside

would take a busy religious life or a busy spiritual life over a simple, relaxing, quiet, natural existence. And that option is not a "no-brainer." It is a "no-minder."

Maharaj: "So long as one depends on the mind, the mind will always make us unhappy. What is suffering really? Suffering is only something which has been engendered by a thought or a word - [by] the mind."

Nothingness. Mindlessness. Doing-less-ness. Ahhhh.

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

Friday, June 17, 2011

Being "Full of SELF" Is No Better Than Being "Full of self"

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.: This four-book paperback anthology is now in stock and ready to ship:



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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:

How it is that what is called "floyd" is so completely free of all of the "stuff" of this relative existence though enjoying the bliss of the Absolute having been overlaid upon the relative? Having understood the impersonal consciousness, then it was a tiny step farther to reach an understanding of the present state of impersonal Presence. (This pointer too is only for those at the highest state of readiness.)

In order for the ultimate understanding to happen, however, it is not only necessary to understand that there was no "you" or "You" prior to manifestation and that there will be no "you" or "You" post-manifestation;

it is also necessary to know that there is no "you" or "You" now. The composite unity involves no "Me-ness," no "You-ness," no "Them-ness." Such personalized, individualized identities - no matter how noble they seem - would have to be dualistic by their very subject-object nature, the belief in those concepts allowing only lip service to be given to the unicity ... to truly understanding the Oneness.

Yes, the Direct Path pointers that guide seekers along the later steps of the seven-step "journey" from identification with the false "I" to abidance as the Absolute most assuredly discuss "You-ness" / the True Self / the Pure Witnessing Consciousness.

Thorns all, however, to be discarded at the level of the final understanding. So many take their favorite teaching method and its teachings as the final step, adopting a religious or spiritual persona and fixating in that role for the remainder of the manifestation ... doing spiritual stuff and eating spiritual stuff and wearing spiritual stuff and - in all of their spiritual doingness - living in what they take to be a most non-natural, supernatural, "elevated," "higher" (and, yes, "separate and different") manner.

Here, the Direct Path Method can be considered the vehicle by which the "journey" happens along the "path" and the Nisarga Yoga can be considered the map; however, neither is the destination. The destination is nisarga (natural) living.

It has been witnessed that far too often, "The Spiritual Ones" (who are full of Self) feel separate and different from "the non-spiritual ones" who are full of self (or selves). Yet the ego-state of "The Spiritual One Full of Self" exhibits as much arrogance - and often more - than those persons who are trapped in their own assumed ego-states and who are embroiled in self.

How to be free of the persona that is Full of Self as well as the personas that are full of self? How to be free of belief in a "Prior Me," a "Present Me," and a "post-manifestation Me"? Simple: understand the stages that are involved.

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.

Some will choose to continue to burn incense, to fast, to be celibate, to meditate, to take communion, and to doze in pews, but the earnest seekers will spend $19.95 and begin to take the Ultimate Medicine and to start recovering from that which ails almost all of humanity.

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.

and

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 "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

Dancing Lightly

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

Lessons in Non-Duality from Travels in South Africa

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

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
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The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders [E-BOOK]

The Board of Directors of Wars [E-BOOK]

The Board of Directors of Wars [PAPERBACK / PDF]

RECOVERY

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THE TWELVE STEPS AND ADVAITA / NON-DUALITY: A 21-Day Plan for A Psychic Change

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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.

Much of what Louise has shared has resonated with many site visitors. Versed in the Direct Path Method of teaching Advaita and proficient in the Nisarga Yoga offered by Maharaj, Louise has been called "One of the Brightest Stars in the Advaita Constellation."

To that end, some have asked if Louise also offers the online Advaita Internet Course. The answer is, "Yes."

Whether taking the course with Louise or Floyd, 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.

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

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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)
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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
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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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Thursday, June 16, 2011

From "I AM PRESENT" to "I AM PRESENCE" to "PRESENCE IS"

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.: This four-book paperback anthology is now in stock and ready to ship:



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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:

In the undertaking for You to be free of all beliefs - including the belief in a "prior Me" - then You must reach the next level of understanding.

That means You must abandon belief in "a present Me" - understanding that what You are taking to be "a Me" is not that at all - in order to be free of belief in "a prior Me" and also belief in a "later Me" that will exist post-manifestation.

All sense of "personal" and / or "Personal" must be abandoned in order to reach the no-concept, no-identity state; thus, the next transition is this: to make the gradual move away from such talk as "I am present, she is present, he is present," You were invited to use "I am Presence" instead; now, even that must be transitioned because "am" is to be followed by nothing.

So, now the shift will be away from "It is not that I am present but that I am Presence" to ... "Presence Is." That can be witnessed by the unobstructed consciousness if all of the obstacles that were set into place by programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication have been removed.

Understand that Me-ness is as conceptualized as Is-ness, Am-ness, and beingness. To attach to such concepts will be to block any chance to "see" the Absolute (and that which is beyond, neither of which can be expressed in words because Truth can be known - at least while the pure consciousness is manifested - but not stated).

So now, You are invited to understand this: prior to conception, which was a spontaneous act with no single cause, there was no You. At best all that can be said accurately is what Maharaj notes, that there was what he called a "you-are-not state." The elements were. Then the elements were eaten. Then cell transformations happened. Then an act of friction happened.

Nine months later there was the composite unity of elements, breath, and conscious-energy, but what could you take to exist as "You-ness" prior to the act of conception when the egg and sperm involved did not exist until shortly prior to the conception after plant food was consumed and plant cells transformed - spontaneously - into sperm and egg cells?

Furthermore, understand that in all of that, there was no "creation." Neither energy nor matter can be created. What was, was, but what was, was not "you" or "You" in any way. Understand that and then expand the point to include the "world" so that You understand that no world was created;

from that, know that there was no one or One who created a world ... or anything else. Just as the composite unity that would be called "you" came about spontaneously, so too did what is called "the world" arise spontaneously. More significantly, understand that both "you" and "the world" are illusions, not at all what they appear to be.

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


THE ADVANCED SEEKERS' SERIES:
An Anthology of Advaita Books
(Volume One)


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REVIEWS OF THE FOUR-BOOK ANTHOLOGY, "THE ADVANCED SEEKERS' SERIES"

"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.

Some will choose to continue to burn incense, to fast, to be celibate, to meditate, to take communion, and to doze in pews, but the earnest seekers will spend $19.95 and begin to take the Ultimate Medicine and to start recovering from that which ails almost all of humanity.

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.

and

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!

The second volume in the series is "The Blissful Abidance Series," available to ship in late June. For more information on the second anthology in the series of Advaita books, or to pre-order now, click the picture below:





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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

Dancing Lightly

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

Lessons in Non-Duality from Travels in South Africa

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

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 [E-BOOK]

The Board of Directors of Wars [PAPERBACK / PDF]

RECOVERY

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

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

THE TWELVE STEPS AND ADVAITA / NON-DUALITY: A 21-Day Plan for A Psychic Change

A GUIDE FOR WORKING THE TWELVE STEPS (In the Manner Used by the Founders)

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.

Much of what Louise has shared has resonated with many site visitors. Versed in the Direct Path Method of teaching Advaita and proficient in the Nisarga Yoga offered by Maharaj, Louise has been called "One of the Brightest Stars in the Advaita Constellation."

To that end, some have asked if Louise also offers the online Advaita Internet Course. The answer is, "Yes."

Whether taking the course with Louise or Floyd, 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.

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

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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).
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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:
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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.

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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.
Presently, we are conducting Skype sessions with parties in Australia; The Netherlands; New Jersey, the U.S.A.; London, England; Italy; and India.
Use the Contact link for information or use the link below to pay for your first Advaita session with Louise via Skype and she will contact you to schedule:


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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."

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The Sequel to The Twice-Stolen Necklace Murders:
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WARS


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