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Announcing: A Website with Free Nondual, Advaita and Spiritual Ebooks

The Truth is Papaji 188x300We are pleased to offer a website that offers a wide range of free spiritual ebooks including ebooks by Adyashanti, Papaji, Byron Katie, Nisargadatta, Yogananda, Alan Watts, Gina Lake, Nirmala and many more authors. Please help your self to the free downloads of these ebooks and share this new website with friends. Here is the link:

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Nirmala and his wife have been offering free ebooks for over 10 years and have given away over one million of their own books. Recently we expanded the offerings on our free ebooks page to include several of Nirmala's and Gina Lake's books including several free spiritual ebooks in Spanish. A while back, we also expanded our offerings into a whole new website that offers a wider range of over 30 free ebooks that were carefully selected to be worth the time spent reading them. Our hope is to introduce more people to nonduality and Advaita through this new website. And in a great stroke of good fortune, we were able to acquire the web url, www.freespiritualebooks.com, for this new site.

The Way of Liberation AdyasPlease share this website with your friends and on social media, and let us know what you think of the free ebooks, or if you have any comments, suggestions, or feedback. If you would like to support our non-profit organization in these new ebook related endeavors with either your time or a donation, check out this page where we list many suggestions for easy ways to offer your support including several ways you can help spread the word about our free ebook offerings at no cost to you. Anyone who is willing to support us with a recurring monthly donation is also entitled to some nice rewards as described in this blog post. Please also know that your interest in and enthusiasm for these teachings is the greatest gift you can give us. Please enjoy the new website and all of the free material we offer on there and on this website.

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Dowload Nirmala's Everything Is Included Ebook For FREE (reg. $3.99) through Jan. 8th

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Read Nirmala's Latest Book for FREE

SMALLeverything includedDownload a Kindle ebook of Everything Is Included, for $0.99  through Jan. 8th (Reg. $3.99) Note that you can read a Kindle ebook on almost any device with a screen including computers, tablets, smartphones and Kindle ereaders.

Explore the connected oneness of everything... including YOU!

 
In these wide ranging essays, you will learn:

•    How to know directly how true something is for you
•    How to give love even when you don't like someone
•    Tips for the practice of Self-Inquiry
•    The simple truth about suffering and how to heal it
•    How to move into Presence and stay there
•    How to overcome bad habits and addictions
•    The inherent richness of emptiness and space

 

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Note from Nirmala: This book is a collection of articles and essays. They cover many different topics that have come up often in the almost twenty years that I, as a spiritual teacher and mentor, have been sharing perspectives about our spiritual nature. Many of the essays have already appeared here on this blog, but I have collected them here for those who prefer to read a book instead of a blog. I have also included a few essays from my earlier books when it seemed appropriate, in addition to two appendices,"The Heart's Wisdom" and "Love Is for Giving," which are excerpts from my book Living from the Heart. These appendices contain perspectives that I have been sharing for years, and I recommend that anyone who is not already familiar with these earlier writings visit or revisit them to provide a foundation for what is shared in these pages.

May you find some truth in these words, and may that truth open your heart and set you free.

-Nirmala

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How Is Emptiness so Full?

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Q: I often listen to You Tube videos on Quantum physics. One of my favorites right now is Arvin Ash. He's basically an empiricist or physicalist, but puts forth interesting hypotheses on the nature of consciousness. I recently commented on a recent video that consciousness draws it fundamental nature from simple awareness, a sense of presence/wakefulness. Physicists often refer to consciousness as that part which is intellectual. I kind of follow a Krishnamurti POV and asserted that thought or thinking may not be conscious at all, but is produced in the brain and occurs on unconscious levels. Much if not all of thought is rote. Many cognitive- neuroscientists draw this conclusion. I wrote that awareness itself is without content and in Eastern Spirituality is not derived from the brain. In Zen Buddhism it is considered preferable to have an empty mind.

So where I am going with this is: Is pure awareness without content? Reading Zen Buddhist tracts says it is. Does Vedanta agree? I want to say Vedanta includes the Middle Kingdom. It's exclusive of the mechanism of thinking which is derivative of physical processes, such as memory. Isnt it? Im asking you because Gina is channeling Middle Kingdom entities. So here is my conundrum. What consciousness process is involved with experiences of this higher dimension. If pure awareness is empty and thought is derivative of brain function? Im curious how would Nirmala answer that? ❤

A: I would suggest that all of the entities, processes and qualities that you mention are part of a broad spectrum of reality. So they are not really separate, distinct experiences, even though we can distinguish them from each other. It is similar to how five of our fingers are really one hand, and yet we can clearly distinguish our thumb from our index finger and so on.

All things arise from and are made of one thing, which it is hard to name or define. How do you define everything and nothing? It is beyond any definition, even very broad definitions of, or categories of, experience, like "consciousness" or "presence" or "Beingness".

So perhaps thought free consciousness is a very expanded and unfiltered experience, while thought is still an expression of and experience of the same consciousness...just much more filtered and limited. In this view thought is just a very small expression of and experience of consciousness. More expanded states such as love and peace and joy are the same consciousness, but are larger expressions and experiences of that same awareness. Similarly, insects, animals, humans and ascended masters and archangels and deities are all expressions of and experiences of the same one being.

It is challenging for the mind to hold seemingly opposite things as true, such as that everything is one thing and yet also many things. It helps to switch back and forth between the two perspectives until they start to be able to coexist in your understanding, or until it all dissolves into a sense of wonder and amazement at how unknowable the most ordinary aspects of our existence really are. What a complete mystery consciousness is and will probably always remain. How can something as completely empty as awareness also be so damn full of thoughts and entities and endless universes?

I hope this helps 🙂

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