I have fallen in love with truth
I only want to be with her
I can not stand to be apart
I would gladly go to the ends of the earth
or I would never again move from this spot
just to be sure to inhale her fragrant perfume with my dying breath
I have fallen in love with truth
her every wish my command
I simply must obey
for she has captured my soul
and taken complete controlof even my innermost thoughts
freeing me to find repose in her unadorned splendor
I have fallen in love with truth
with exquisite tenderness she shows me
the perfection in my every flaw
no need for pretense
for she knows everything about me
and yet takes me in her arms
with complete abandon
until only she remains
Author Ilona Ciunaite’s search for the truth began when she first “experienced silence of the thinking mind, a sweet sense of being, contentment, peace,” and “feeling at home.” Driven by a desire to reach that state of oneness once more, her path led her through spiritual writings to the process of deconstruction and non-dual self-inquiry and finally to a peaceful emptiness of not knowing, but of simply being. It’s from that place that Ciunaite cocreated the popular Liberation Unleashed forum—a global Internet-based community helping people see through the illusion of a separate self—and it’s just that sense of unknowing peace she wishes to impart with this book.
Liberation Unleashed is a lively, fresh, and moving account of the author’s own searching, liberation, and transformation, woven together with the stories of fellow seekers and a clear exposition of the simple, focused tools you can use to go through the “gateless gate.” With its conversational tone, provocative questions, and the presentation of the seven steps—“Clearing the path—meeting the fear,” “Strip away ALL expectations,” “Get in touch with the real,” “‘I’ is a thought,” “There is no separate self,” “How does it feel to see this?” and “Falling”—this book serves as an introductory how-to guide, demonstrating how to use the process of self-inquiry to get free from the falseness of the separate self and realize a blissful oneness.
So many of us go through life feeling isolated, searching for ourselves, or seeking a more authentic reality through religion, spirituality, or other, more unconventional means of expanding consciousness. Now, with this book and its guiding principles, you’ll learn how to look deeply into the nature of self and existence; combat the anxieties, fears, mental blocks, and reservations that can arise in self-inquiry; and see the simple beauty of the everyday moment.
There is a value in
seeing how spiritual awakening and being human meet in an ordinary Life, in
relationship with our partners, kids, families and friends, with our busy
lives, in illness, transitions, death, careers and in every area of our lives.
This book is a call to awakening and embracing and transforming our humanity.
It is a radical guide to spiritual awakening in the modern world. Not written
from the monastery or ashram, but from someone who has lived in the pain of
samsara, from someone who after years of seeking and meditation found surrender
in the depths of pain, while life was falling apart around him.
Craig Holliday is both a nondual teacher and a
therapist. He teaches in a way that
instructs us to not run from life, but to face life head on through embracing
every moment as it is. Through this absolute
embracing, we are given the gift of discovering that our Beauty—our innate
Divinity is right here within us; that our very humanity is the doorway to our
Craig has spent 20 years intensely seeking, meditating and studying
with some of the world’s finest nondual teachers. Beyond his spiritual
training, he has also bridged the gap between eastern spirituality and western
psychotherapy. After years of trying to transcend his humanity through
meditation and spirituality, his search brought him to the study of psychology
and the emphasis on working with our
humanity instead of simply trying to transcend it. Through this combined work
of psychology and nondual spirituality, Craig offers a seamless transmission of
nondual spirituality which fully acknowledges our humanity and our overwhelming
Beauty and Divinity. His
work is dedicated to the discovery of our innate Divinity in every aspect of
our lives. He works in a way that addresses our everyday human suffering as a
doorway to our inherent freedom. Craig offers Satsang, workshops, retreats and
meets with individuals from around the world via Skype. For more information
about Craig visit: craigholliday.com
From the Author: If
you want to learn from a Guru or master or saint go elsewhere; I am simply a
normal ordinary human who has struggled with life, who has been pulled in every
direction and who failed totally at life; and yet, this failure lead to a deep
surrender to Reality..
From this place of
surrender, I write about the ineffable. If you want to examine with me, what it
means to be awake and how to work with a huge amount of karma and egoic
conditioning—read on. If you want to know how to work with repetitive difficult
emotions, with anxiety and pain, with a career, kids and relationships read on.
If you want to examine what life before, during and after awakening is; what
enlightenment is beyond ancient mythological or a dogmatic understandings read
on. If you are compelled to examine with me, what it means to be human and
Divine—not in some philosophical sense, but in the context of a down to earth
awakened practicality, join me in this.
What follows are a
collection of reflections, teachings, writings, and personal experiences
written over the period of many years that weave together what this radical
shift called Awakening is. Even though Awakening is quite an impersonal shift,
impersonal in the sense that it is beyond ego or a personal sense of self; I
wanted to share a perspective of what awakening truly is from the perspective
of our humanity. Many books are written from monasteries or ashrams, or by
individuals who seem to have life completely worked out in some perfected
spiritual sense. But for me this is not the case, life is ever unfolding, ever
changing and the divine expression of our humanity is never fully worked out. I
write with humility, from this ever unfolding place, where our lives are
continually evolving; and sometimes this place is messy, painful and full of
despair, yet this is our evolving edge. Some teachers do not like to discuss
their humanity and instead teach only from the transcendent realms. Yet we are
human, and often there is a bias against being human in the spiritual world,
because the human world is messy and where we get into so much trouble. But
there is nothing wrong with being human; it is actually a tremendous gift. The
fact that we are amazingly alive shows we are Divine, what else could animate our
body and minds if it were not the Divine? How could being human ever be a
problem? It is only our egoic minds that have a problem with who we are.
Yet, if we want to be
fully free, we must be willing to love and embrace all of life, even our very
own egoic nature, which paradoxically is the Divine as well. No aspect of Life
is outside of Divinity. Many books are written from a perspective of impersonal
Enlightenment. I wanted to share both the impersonal and personal, because that
is what it is like to be human, whether we are a Buddha or someone lost in pain
and suffering, we all have some degree of a personal egoic nature. It is
important to include both our humanity and our Divinity; we have denied one or
the other for ages, but both are God. This work is an effort to create a deep
understanding of what it is like to be human and awake. This book is a call to
awakening and embracing and transforming our humanity. Join me in this...
When we arrive in this moment and awaken to the truth of our existence, we discover that Freedom is completely ordinary—ordinary, yet awesome. The recognition and realization of our essential nature is for many a gradual transition. The challenge of our generation is to find out how to support this transformation in the midst of our everyday lives.
Adyashanti writes, “This wonderful collection of Jon’s teachings really captures his ability to point us back to our own innate freedom. What makes Jon’s teachings so powerful and relevant, though, is that no part of the human experience is denied. Indeed, there is an open encouragement for all of our human experience to be included and embraced as a means of discovering the infinite ground of being, within which all of our experience unfolds. This in itself is a great gift to any spiritual seeker looking to find out what freedom is really all about.”
Reading Ordinary Freedom is like having a wise and loving but uncompromising friend on the path to discovering our true nature.
Dreaver lays out a straightforward practice that will help readers learn to see and experience life in the present moment, free of any negative thoughts, concepts, beliefs, or stories. He walks readers through his simple, easy-to-use, three-step practice for transformation: be present with your experience; notice your story; see the truth.
Dreaver shares his own spiritual journey to seek enlightenment and inner freedom, and reveals how he discovered this effective practice. He interweaves stories about people he has worked with using this process, both privately and in workshops, and the successful transformations they have made to happier, more fulfilling lives.
This book addresses some key issues of governance and management for India’s principal urban areas of Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. As three of the greatest Indian cities, they have evolved in recent decades into large metropolitan regions with complex, overlapping and often haphazard governance arrangements. All three cities exemplify the challenges of urbanisation and serve here as case studies to explore the five dimensions of urban governance in terms of devolution, planning, structures of delivery, urban leadership and civic participation. London, with its recent establishment of a directly elected Mayor, provides a reference point for this analysis, and signifies the extent to which urban leadership has moved to the top of the urban governance agenda. In arguing the case for reform of metropolitan governance, the book demonstrates that it would be too simplistic to imagine that London’s institutional structure can be readily transposed on to the very different political and cultural fabric of India’s urban life.
Confronting India’s urban crisis with a comparative analysis that identifies the limits of policy transfer, the book will be particularly valuable to students and scholars of Politics, Governance, and Urban studies.
• Trusted Pharmacology book with emphasis on pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, presenting information in integrated manner.
• Up-to-date information supplemented with tables and diagrams, having: - therapy of important diseases presented in boxes. - current guidelines to support therapeutic decisions - tips for practising physicians.
• Uses integrated approach intertwining current knowledge of pathophysiology of the disease, pharmacology of available drugs and strategies for medical management of diseases. • Balances the complexity and simplicity of scientific content to provide students of medicine and/or pharmacy an insight into rational therapeutics.
This book explores the relationship between minority rights, self-determination and secession within international law, by contextualising these issues in a detailed case study of the rise of Tamil separatism in Sri Lanka. Welhengama and Pillay show how Tamil communalism hardened into secession and assess whether the Sri Lankan government has met its obligations with respect to the right to self-determination short of secession. Focusing on the legal and human rights arguments for secession by the Tamil community of the North and East of Sri Lanka, the book demonstrates how the language of international law and international human rights played a major role in the development of the arguments for secession. Through a close examination of the case of the Tamil’s secessionist movement the book presents valuable insights into why modern nation states find themselves threatened by separatist claims and bids for independence based on ethnicity.
This is the first book on innovations in family planning service delivery in the country which is of particular contemporary relevance, both nationally and globally.It features innovative case studies of family planning from India which have demonstrated impact and are sustainable and scalable. These cases contribute to the approaches of problem solving, enhancing quality family planning care at the grass-roots level and influence future directions of the programme. The book facilitates advocacy, strengthening programme design and enhancing competency as well as orienting the healthcare system to support these efforts.
This is an important book for programme planners, policy makers and researchers.
The last chapter of the book details the real-time stories about the “regions” that were not explored thus far, for lack of advanced technology. Their untold fascinating stories (which span up to 2010) are illustrated here datewise in full.
The book concludes with the latest news that the Large Hadron Collider team at CERN has finally succeeded in producing 7 trillion electronic Volts of energy by creating head-on-collisions of protons and more protons (in search of God-particle). The energy produced was three times more than previous records.
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Contents: The Advent of Dark Matter: Galaxies, Clusters, Planet Formation, and Comet CollisionStars of Poor Visibility and the Methods to Track ThemModels in Cosmology, the Luminosity of a Star, White Dwarfs and Neutron StarsBlack Holes: The Stars with no ShineParticles We Encounter (A Historical Overview)Dark Matter and Dark Energy (A Peep into the Deep): Some Questions and AnswersNeutrino — The Puzzle and the PowerDetection of Lightest Supersymmetric Particles (LSPs) in Dark Matter, and the Search for WIMPsThe Years 2004–2010: A Boom for Planetary Scientists
Readership: Graduate students, researchers and all readers interested in cosmology and astrophysics.