By Leo Hartong, Tony Parsons
Awakening to the dream is a truly transparent, approachable review of the usually complicated and rarefied philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, sometimes called non-dualism.
Essentially, it is a publication approximately you. It issues to and from the resource of your actual identification. The transparent when you consider that it refers to is neither complicated nor basic. it's not anything unique for highbrow or non secular elite, neither is it distant or hiding sooner or later. it's all inclusive, natural presence, nearer than your breath. it's the middle of hearts, your birthright and innermost self. this can be your invitation to recollect what used to be by no means rather forgotten.
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To the exhausted seeker I would like to say, ‘Drop the search and drop your concepts. Stop looking for your ass. ’ Letting go of your preconceived notions could suddenly shift your attention from the faroff horizon at which you gaze in anticipation of a grand and extraordinary event and reveal the wonder that exists right in front of, behind, and in your own eyes. Through this letting go, you may find yourself open to – and possibly even in the presence of – the most unlikely of masters. Let it be clear, however, that Pure Awareness is all there is, and any concept of a master ‘out there’ only exists from the perspective of an imaginary seeker.
For instance, it might be recognized that finding does not come from seeking, but that it may be revealed through giving up the search; that it is not something to see, but the seeing itself; that cherished beliefs might be unmasked as conceptual obstacles, and spiritual practices may turn out to be a way of avoiding a direct seeing into the heart of the matter. This direct seeing exposes the illusion of a separate seeker who can arrive at ‘destination enlightenment’ somewhere in the future. Consequently, the seeking and the seeker are both annihilated in the realization that he is already home.
If not, fine. If some change is to occur as a consequence, let it take place. If the * From: I Am That. pmd 39 15-5-2003, 20:05 understanding at any level has any value, any worth, it must naturally work its own way out. ’ * Another teacher I would like to mention is Tony Parsons from the UK. He is an accessible, (extra)ordinary, and friendly person, who is more into sharing (t)his presence than in teaching from the top down. Even as I write this, I can hear him say, ‘There is no one here to share.
Awakening to the Dream by Leo Hartong, Tony Parsons