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  • Roger - Dr Roger Prentice 5:48 am on August 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: enlightenment, spiritual maturity, triumph after great pain, Vicki Woodyard   

    How simple can your and my enlightenment be? 

    How simple can your and my enlightenment be?

    Vicki Woodyard is teaching us how in a very homely simplicity;

    Vicki’s channel is here;

    Her blog is here;


    TAGs/Topics: Vicki Woodyard, enlightenment, spiritual maturity, triumph after great pain,

  • Roger - Dr Roger Prentice 4:43 am on July 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: analogy, enlightenment, I can see more clearly now, , metaphor, Reading the book of self, satori, spiritual quest   

    Reading the book of self: part of our spiritual quest is to be able to say “I can see more clearly now!” 

    Seeing more clearly now, seeing what was always there but only now is readable, undergoing an inner shift via insight that enables us to see ‘all things made new’ – all of these enable us to read more accurately the ‘book of self’ as well as the world in which we live.

    Part of seeing deeply is to become familiar with how metaphor or analogies are used. All spiritual writing, most poetry and scriptures use metaphor and analogies. For as in Zen, which is ultra-cryptic in this koan;

    A lightning flash:
    between the forest trees
    I have seen water.
    Shiki Masaoka

    Outwardly it is about being in a forest in a storm But it goes deep if we have the ‘eyes to see and ‘the ears to hear’. Water is a symbol of the spiritual. The lightning flash is a flash in insight or satori, that enables the self to see beyond the apparent real world. So it about the nature of being human and how insights come to us and enable us to see more clearly beyond appearances and darkness,

    SHARK Stereogram cf Magic Eye

    This YouTube video helps you to see auto-stereograms;

  • Roger - Dr Roger Prentice 1:03 pm on June 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: advaita, direct experience, enlightenment, experiential, neo-advaita, , Peter's Pearls, Scott Kiloby   

    Scott Kiloby: Daily Pointers to Enlightenment -‘The One and the many’ – duality and Nonduality 

    Scott Kiloby: Daily Pointers to Enlightenment -‘The One and the many’

    Our session in our One Garden group yesterday was a pointing to Nonduality. When I got home I found the piece below in my email inbox. As with most of his 365 pieces in his book ‘Reflections on the One Life; daily pointers to enlightenment’ it is simple, clear and profound – and therefore valuable.

    “The One and the Many
    Oneness includes the many. Non-duality is not only a realization of the formless realm or non-conceptual awareness, but also a recognition that form is none other than formlessness. Form includes people, jobs, relationships, ideas, feelings and all other things. So what is the difference between living life as a separate self and living life from non-dual realization?

    The only real difference is that instead of believing that you are a person separate from the rest of life, there is a recognition that what you are in the deepest sense is (RP? delete ‘is’?) an unnamable presence. That presence is also the essence of everything you see. In that way, what you are is not separate from the rest of life. This seeing reveals a natural compassion, love, peace, and joy.

    Your very essence is spacious awareness. This spacious awareness is prior to the story of being a separate person. But don’t let the realization stay there. See that the nothingness of awareness is appearing as absolutely everything.

    As soon as the mind starts to associate non-duality only with nothingness, it is holding onto an idea about non-duality. That is not non-duality. Although the word “non-duality” is an idea, it is pointing to reality itself. In reality, form and formlessness are not two. The One is appearing as the many. Don’t try to grasp that intellectually. Look to where the words are pointing in your direct experience.”

    ~ From: Reflections of the One Life, by Scott Kiloby http://www.kiloby.com/


    I gratefully receive Scott’s reflections from Peter’s Pearls – Web Site: http://www.peterspearls.com.au

    I bought my copy from Amazon – if you are in the USA its HERE – https://www.amazon.com/Reflections-One-Life-Pointers-Enlightenment-ebook/dp/B00472O78S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1467259446&sr=8-4&keywords=kiloby#nav-subnav

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