Monday, May 09, 2016

MAHARAJ: “Lightment” vs. Enlightenment, Part “GGG”

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A new release, entitled What a Cherokee Grandmother Passed On to a Grandson, is available as of today. 

The book (92 pages with pictures) is packed with non-dual pointers which were shared over the years by a Cherokee Grandmother. The content contrasts what life was like when, as a child, I escaped the chaos of the inner city and found periods of solitude when spending summer vacations with a Cherokee Grandmother who lived in a small cabin in the Piney Woods of East Texas, who was a Medicine Woman / healer to many, and who was the first to introduce me to the non-dual teachings. 

The book offers details of what life was like in the city, living on the same street as two warring gangs, living in a family in which the frustration of post-war poverty dominated all aspects of life as young men returned from WWII with few saleable skills, and facing hardships and challenges and chaos on a daily basis. 

Then, the book offers a contrast, showing how peaceful and calm and stable life was when shared with a “fully-realized” Grandmother who modeled exactly how enjoyable a relative existence can be when the non-dual understanding is present. In spite of how young I was in those days, Grandmother obviously recognized some possibilities and began laying the foundation for the "full understanding" to come someday. 

The book also shares the hardships faced by Grandmother's ancestors who left Asia to escape the Aryan invasion, who brought the Far Eastern teachings to what is now called “North America” and beyond, who passed on to her the understanding (which allowed her to maintain a state of unconditional happiness and lightness and which allowed her to pass those life-altering understandings on to me).

Of interest to me was how, in spite of their land being taken from them and in spite of burying a husband and a son and in spite of having to raise her surviving children all alone, the non-dual understanding allowed Grandmother to abide in a manner which was marked by total independence when most woman in the U.S., “Native American” or not, were often being forced into a life of dependency and co-dependency.

The book shows how tolerance allowed a marriage to thrive even as her husband was involved with a Baptist Church many days a week while Grandmother went daily into the forest to do what she did. 

Also offered are non-dual lessons that were commonplace among the indigenous peoples and which they passed on to her and which she then passed on to me, including lessons which revealed what is needed (and what is not needed) in order to abide contentedly and independently; 

lessons learned while seeking the source of Grandmother’s uninterrupted happiness / contentment; lessons in some of the ways and wisdom of the indigenous peoples; and what was revealed to me in my final visit with Grandmother before finishing high school and going off to college, only to receive that unwanted phone call from dad during my first days away.

Everything she taught was consistent with what Maharaj taught, and if ever anyone embodied throughout an entire relative existence the totally-natural manner of living which he recommended, it was Grandmother. The book shows in detail exactly what a Nisargan mode of living looks like when one is guided by the clear perspective which the understanding can provide. Grandmother pointed the way along "the path" to me, and she can point the way to you as well by way of what she now offers once more via the content of this book.



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