STRETCH: What is Non-duality..?
Monday, November 10th, 4:00 to 5:30
MacKenzie Place (Fillmore and Union)
From the viewpoint of the earth, the sun comes and goes, whereas it is, in fact, always present. Likewise, from the viewpoint of the body and mind, our essential nature of pure Awareness comes and goes, but, in its own experience of itself, it is ever-present. (Rupert Spira)
Since every wave in the ocean is ‘made of’ the ocean itself, since it has the same ‘substance’ as the ocean, pushing away a wave of yourself – a thought, a sensation, a feeling, a sound – numbing yourself to it, rejecting it, denying it, trying to escape it – is equivalent to pushing away the entire essence of the ocean. Pushing away a moment of sadness, or pain, or doubt, or fear, or joy, or delight, is the same as pushing away all of life. (Jeff Foster)
The light of consciousness has no mind to change or alter anything. When you start to see the light that you really are, the light waking up in you, the radiance, you realize it has no intention to change you. It has no intention to harmonize. It has no agenda. It just happens. The Truth is the only thing you'll ever run into that has no agenda. Everything else will have an agenda. (Adyashanti)
Do you resonate with these quotations? These are expressions of non-duality. We will discuss this important topic after viewing short film clips of selected non-dual teachers. YouTube has a wealth of videos by these and other teachers, and it would be beneficial to take a look. Following are recommended in addition to those named above: Richard Lang, Prajnaparamita, Marlies Cocheret, and Francis Lucille.
See you on Monday..!