Please Help Us Give Away a Million Non-dual Spiritual Ebooks

Welcome to the Endless Satsang Newsletter for July 2016
 
One Million Free Ebooks! Update on our expanded ebooks program and a request for support:  For the past 10 years or so, we have been offering ebooks at no charge on Endless-Satsang.com. Recently I added up how many ebooks we have given away and was thrilled to discover that we have already given away over 800,000 ebooks! In the past year, we have expanded the number of ebooks offered on our site from 6 books to 8 books and now there are now over 6000 ebooks a month being downloaded for no charge from our website. This past year, we added a completely new website, FreeSpiritualEbooks(dot)com that offers a wide range of free ebooks by other nondual teachers including Adyashanti, Nisargadatta and Papaji. We have also begun to do online promotions to introduce more people to the opportunity to download our ebooks at no charge from the major online ebookstores. Specifically, we have done several paid promotions on Bookbub(dot)com and other ebook promotion websites that resulted in over 200,000 of our ebooks being downloaded at no cost from Amazon and other ebookstores in the last two years. Special offer: As part of these offerings, we are also giving away Nirmala's newest ebook, Everything Is Included, during July 8-12 only (see details below).
 
We hope to have given away over a million ebooks by the end of this year! And we would love to give away the second million even faster than the first million! If you would like to support this effort, please consider offering a donation. Any amount from $1.00 and up will go a long way towards helping us reach our goals to give away even more ebooks. Endless Satsang Foundation is a tax-exempt 501C-3 organization, so donations may be tax-deductible. Click on this button to make a donation on Paypal:
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We also understand that not everyone can offer financial support and so we have created a webpage at http://endless-satsang.com/how-to-help-support-endless-satsang-foundation.htm with several suggestions of other no cost ways that you can support Endless Satsang Foundation, including several simple actions you can take that will increase awareness of our ebooks. Thank you always for your continuing interest and support. The greatest satisfaction for us is when our words and teachings touch someone deeply. Your interest in and involvement with our work is deeply appreciated and makes all of our efforts worthwhile.
 
Just Released: Nirmala's New Book: Everything Is Included
Download the Kindle ebook on Amazon at no cost July 8-12 at the link below! (Reg. $4.99)
 

New book by Nirmala: Everything Is IncludedEverything Is Included: Essays About Truth, Love and Awareness is Nirmala's newest book. Here is a description:

Oneness is not only a profound and personally life-changing experience, but a perspective that can transform the world by bringing more love, light, compassion, and truth to the world. Oneness connects us all. We are all affecting each other in every moment, and recognizing this to whatever degree we can is transformative. Everything is included in this oneness, which all spiritual teachers and enlightened leaders point to. In embracing everything with an attitude of its essential worth and value, we can go beyond the illusions of separation to a simple resting in the beauty and mystery of all of reality. This book is a collection of articles and essays, which continually point to this oneness and the all-inclusiveness of life. In it, you will find responses to many common questions posed by seekers, which will help you in your search for greater peace, love, and understanding.

-Download the Kindle ebook at no cost July 8-12 here (Reg. $4.99):  http://getBook.at/EverythingIncluded

Turning the Tables on the Inner Critic - from Nirmala's Blog on Endless-Satsang.com:

Someone emailed me asking about self blame and requesting any suggestions I might have for how to address it. Here is my response:

Self blame is an interesting dynamic. It is mostly perpetuated by what is known as the super-ego or the inner critic or judge. This is a normal and healthy development very early in life that allows us to behave and stay out of trouble even when mom or dad are not present. We internally form an image of them and behave as if they are still watching us. It is useful when we are young, but later in life it is pretty detrimental to have a voice or image inside our head always telling us what is wrong with us. One of the key signs that the super-ego is active is if you feel small or inadequate or unworthy, and there is a voice referring to you in the third person, i.e. "What's the matter with you?" or "You are so worthless."

This split off image of others criticizing us is also a ripe place for projection of our own strength, power, and discrimination. And surprisingly, the best approach to the superego is to tell it shut up! And mean it! If that does not work, then tell it shut the hell up! In essence you do whatever it takes to get that voice and image to leave you alone. Do not allow it to get a word in edgewise. Make fun of it, laugh at it, tell it to go jump in a lake. But do not try to reason with it. Logic does not work with the super-ego.

If you can collapse the projection by standing up to the super-ego, then all of the strength and power that was being projected onto that critical voice will flow back into your body and Being, and then you can decide what is true and what you need to do. Paradoxically, when we defend ourselves against the super-ego, we actually are embracing the energy of it by reclaiming it for our own. And by the way, I do not recommend telling the actual people you love or who do practically have authority over you to shut up. You can be this fierce and go to battle because it is just an image in your own mind. It is like a cartoon character and you do not have to worry that you will hurt the feelings of the imaginary voice in your head!

One bit of good news in this approach is that when we are successful at dissolving or at least quieting the critical judge in our head, the other thing that can dissolve is the ego. The ego forms at the same time as the super-ego as we need a mental image of ourselves to relate to the mental image of our parents. When there is no longer any super-ego activity, then there is no longer any need for an ego.

My friend replied with some perspectives from her work with multiple personalities that would suggest that the super-ego is just a child-like part of us that might respond better to a gentle acceptance and some understanding of its positive intent. She was intrigued though by the idea of reclaiming the energy, strength and power that is split off in the superego. I wrote her back as follows:

There can be a surprising amount of energy and strength that flow back into the body when you stand up to the super-ego. It can also become very quiet and peaceful inside.

I do find the gentle approach you are suggesting can work also, but it often seems that the super-ego responds better to a firm and unyielding approach. Again, it can paradoxically turn into an embrace of the actual essential strength and power that is being held outside the body by the projection. And just to be clear, this approach is not appropriate for dealing with the hurt or wounded aspects of our psyche as they would only be more traumatized.

It maybe helps to remember that the superego is truly is just a projection of your own mind. There is no actual harm done to an independent being when you yell at it. I sometimes even grab it by the throat to make sure it shuts up. When I do, it becomes small and inconsequential and I feel much bigger and expanded. I actually enjoy the feeling of being like a big powerful Samurai warrior! I definitely embrace the energy when it is back inside my own body!

One other point you might encounter is that the superego can also give a comforting sense that mom and dad are always present....even to us as adults. The first time the superego falls silent, there may be a profound sense of alone-ness that has never really been encountered before. It is unfamiliar, but ultimately freeing. This approach of turning the tables on the superego maybe goes beyond the comforting and embracing of the split off projection and actually dissolves the sense of otherness altogether....which again can also dissolve the sense of a separate self or ego. You can be so alone that there is nobody here....not even you!

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