Unique among Jean Klein's works, the dialogues contained in this book have been organised by subject. Topics include: Relationship; The Nature of Thinking; The Art of Listening; A conversation on Art, etc.
Questioner: “In certain situations in life I feel blocked by a fear which prevents me from acting. How can I be free from this obstacle?”
Jean Klein: “First free yourself from the word, the concept, "fear." It is loaded with memory. Face only the perception. Accept the sensation completely. When the personality who judges and controls is completely absent, when there is no longera psychological relationship with the sensation, it is really welcomed and unfolds. Only in welcoming without a welcomer can ther be real transformation.
“We are in essence one with all existence; when we truly observe ourselves there is ultimately no observer, only observation--awareness.”
" To have read this beautiful work is a transformative experience in and of itself."
Steve Ford, President of Steve Ford Music, Chicago IL
" As I read The Holding Sky of Awareness, my mind settled down from the confusion of this life and I felt like I was in touch with the deeper reality which is the Source of Life. It was like opening myself - or being opened - to the transpersonal world of spirit or energy that is closer to my own essence than my body/mind. It is nourshing to read this work."
Rev. John H. Van Ness, Licensed Pastoral Psychotherapist, Jaffery, NH
Does God Need Our Help?
'God is the Almighty, He can do whatever He wants, then why would He need our help?' This is what you may ask. But the reality is that God does need our help.
Nature works according to definite laws. Though the laws of nature have been created by God, yet God too cannot break these laws. One of the laws of nature is: 'Ask and you shall receive.' If you don't ask for help, God will not be able to help you. Therefore, if you want help from Him, you will have to learn to ask for guidance from Him. By asking guidance from God, you are helping Him to help you.
In order to receive guidance, give a green signal to God, i.e. say, 'I am ready to receive the answers to my prayers. I am prepared to decode the messages sent by You.' Your signal will be green (effective) only when you have a smile on your face, when you do everything with a smile, and when your mission statement of life is: Whatever you do, do it with a smile.
This green signal will help the divine guidance to reach you. Thus, what is needed is just your help and your laughter.
It describes how to establish a closer connection to God. The Bible, the Quran and other sacred texts have explored the nature of the straight path. The Buddha, Mencius, Mahatma Gandhi and other prophets and philosophers have devoted their lives to walking it. The Straight Path draws upon what they have learned, and adds to their knowledge, by merging their wisdom with modern scientific insights into humanity’s evolution.
The Straight Path examines how thought and action shape evolution, and how evolution is a physical, mental and spiritual process of development. It describes how to strengthen one’s mind and body, and by doing so, strengthen humanity. It gives direction to those who have lost their way and answers to those who seek greater meaning to their lives.
The Straight Path shall guide you along your path and help you to fulfill your purpose. It shall help you to draw closer to God.
“The ‘eternal present’, our theme in these meetings, lies within the depth of ourselves. It is the eternal awareness of the Self. Seen from the Ultimate, the world projected by the mind appears and disappears, in other words, it "becomes". When we talk of time and space, it must be thoroughly understood that their reality is relative, it is a reality in the world of becoming. But beyond space-time is that stillness which knows no becoming."
This much sought after book, by one of the most important exponents of Advaita in recent years, is now available again from Non-Duality Press.
Each volume of The Book of Listening is arranged around a theme, for example, Love and Marriage, The Guru and Disciple, and includes a previously unpublished private discussion or a transcription of a public talk with Jean Klein. Listening also includes one question answered in depth (Your Question) and a brief description of Jean's unique approach to the role of the body in his teaching. For each volume Jean selected an extract from his own favorite literature and poetry, covering many ages and cultures, which complemented the depth and richness of his own expression.
Most of Jean Klein's teaching was simply through his presence and through the question and answer dialogues where he “answered the questioner, not the question.” Jean emphasized the direct approach to liberation, an approach free from emphasis on the attainment of progressively subtle psycho-somatic states.
The Book of Listening reproduces each original volume in full and, as well as offering an exposition of the direct path, captures the multi-cultural interests and tastes of this remarkable and pioneering exponent of Advaita in the West.
Join Liz and her friends, Sheri, Robert, and an irresistibly endearing angel, on the adventure of their lives as they travel to Peru and back in time to the ancient civilization of the Incas.
A journey of self-discovery, with wisdom and humor they teach each other the passage to self-realizationon the way fulfilling a remarkable ancient prophecy that will help transform humanity into a magnificent new world.
The Super Human Effect is an exploration of the moment when our lifes purpose is revealed and the actions that stem from this inspired epiphany. As we strip away disempowering beliefs, painful references, and a strong identification with our limiting sense of self, we allow for our authentic nature to be re-ignited and inspired action to be released.
Along with inspiring stories of the moment when everything changed in the lives of influential figures, author Dennis Rodriguez shares in real time his decision-making process to resign a university director position after eight years and during the deepest recession since the Great Depression to follow his spiritual heart and live the life in public he has led in privatea life committed to eradicating fear.
In the book “Adjust Everywhere”, Gnani Purush (embodiment of Self knowledge) Dada Bhagwan offers the ultimate conflict resolution skills in the form of spiritual conflict resolution strategies. His key phrase “Adjust Everywhere” is explained in the context of many common and everyday relationship challenges.
Whether seeking relationship tips, marriage advice, or simply to learn how to stay healthy, this book will prove an invaluable resource.
All of these stories teach us that we aren't who we think we are. How we have defined ourselves is not the truth of ourselves. What we think we must have is already present, and when we think we have lost the value of our lives, it is still here if we know where to look.
-from Hidden Treasure
In this life-changing book, renowned spiritual teacher Gangaji uses the telling of her own life story to help readers uncover the truth of their own. Antoinette (Toni) Roberson Varner was given the name Gangaji by her teacher Sri H. W. L. Poonja in 1990. Before that meeting, she had pursued many paths to enlightenment. Brought up in the 1950s in the racially divided south, she married young and had a daughter. Following the dissolution of her first marriage, she moved to Northern California and immersed herself fully in the spiritual culture that was flourishing there-but all her efforts to achieve lasting fulfillment ultimately fell short. In the wake of her disillusionment, she made a final prayer for help. In 1990, the answer to her prayer came unexpectedly, taking her to India and to the meeting that would change everything. There on the banks of the river Ganges, she met Poonja, also known as Papaji, who opened her mind to the eternal presence of being.
In Hidden Treasure, Gangaji guides readers to the realization that once they can uncover and speak the truth about themselves, deep and lasting contentment is entirely possible.
We can realize the full potential of our humanity through the power of self-transformation. This book explains a four-step process for a fulfilling life. The four-step process is applied in a 28-day guided study using the timeless lessons of Confucius. This book will empower you to change your life. It will put you on the path to lasting happiness.
Anyone who attempts to describe what is ultimately indescribable faces the same challenge—how does one use words to explain something that transcends language? Many writers fall into the trap of using more words to do the job that most words aren’t even particularly suited for, the ideas growing ever more allusive and abstract as the verbiage piles up. But in trying to unmoor the essence of lived experience from the concepts and stories we use to construct it, author and spiritual teacher John Astin takes a different approach—using fewer words instead of more, and grounding them with exercises designed to evoke the actual experience of what he’s describing.
Evoking the true nature of experience in words is a tricky proposition: perceptual reality has no beginning and no end, making it impossible to delineate, and what arises internally as thoughts and feelings are equally limitless, indeterminate, and unresolvable. While we have countless ways to categorize, conceptualize, and label things, the truth of whatever is being felt, seen, tasted, touched, or heard is infinitely more complex and multidimensional than our conceptual or linguistic structures would have us believe. By becoming more intimate with experience itself—rather than trying to narrate, avoid, or escape it—we can begin to discover that our experiences cannot possibly limit us in the ways we’ve imagined, owing to their radically open-ended and ultimately indefinable nature.
This Extraordinary Moment invites you on a journey of boundless inquiry, which becomes a liberating free-fall into the mysteries that lie just beyond our understanding of lived reality—which words can never quite describe. Built entirely around personal experience and exploration, this book provides activities, dialogues, exercises, and meditations to help you unlearn the basic misapprehensions about the nature of moment-to-moment experience, and shows you how to gain distance from the stories you tell about what you’re experiencing, so as to better focus on what’s actually happening in the present moment.
With ultrashort chapters grounded in experiential practices, and without the use of the usual spiritual jargon, this fast-moving, highly readable book makes the esoteric accessible to all—from anyone interested in stress management, well-being, or positive psychology to the devoted spiritual seeker.
In this stunningly wide-ranging and fascinating
book, Andrew Jenkins takes the reader on a journey of exploration into just how
these feelings arise, through the development of what he calls the ‘acquired
self’, and how, by making use of the extraordinary plasticity of our brains, we
can re-educate our thoughts and behaviours and return to our ‘authentic selves’
- and have happy, effective and fulfilled lives.
Andrew has read and studied widely, and his
book draws on some of the most recent discoveries in the neurosciences, but it
is far from being a dry academic study. In writing this book he has one single
aim, and that is to provide a practical guide, with carefully sequenced
exercises, through which his readers may rediscover their joy in living and
develop their ability to act effectively and well.
For some people, the quest for willpower seems as impossible as the quest for the Holy Grail. We want to have strength of mind and determination when we decide to make a life change, whatever it may be.
Author Bella Tindale has researched willpower extensively and now offers her findings in this helpful, accessible guide. She explains how to unlock this force that is within each of us, providing the tools and strategies necessary to keep motivation alive, resist temptation, and handle obstacles and setbacks without deviating from our goals.
Through The Magic of Willpower, you can gain confidence as you face new challenges while being at peace with yourself and with those around you.
This book is aimed at giving readers, especially Africans, a different perspective of their circumstances. It challenges the subconscious beliefs they may have which may be holding them back from living their potential. Although set within an African context, the truths presented is the minimum daily dose of inspiration and life coaching anyone needs to kick start the revolution of their minds.
Through a pragmatic, humour filled, conversational style, Akosua exposes truths, laws and secrets for living a 'truly' winning life. In here she shares:Why the natural state is a life of abundance Why having a vision and dreaming is important How the 'secret' to living your potential lies in your thoughts How to discover and become more of the REAL you
Akosua says 'come with an open mind, embrace the truths presented and you will begin to discover how gaining mastery over your thoughts can propel you into living your wildest dreams'.
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How to use your intuition and imagination to get you where you want to go
How to find the right job
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How to use cycles to time the stock and commodity markets
How to use simplicity to guide you to the best path
How to select and function in a collaborative group
It doesnt make any difference if you are a business executive, an entrepreneur, a stock and commodity trader, or an individual; the creative techniques will all work the same way. These creative techniques have been used by Albert Einstein and others throughout the ages to find answers to their questions and to create what they want. This book makes these creative techniques available to you. All you have to do is experience them and they will become part of your reality. You will then step into a world of unlimited possibilities.