Awakening to the Dream by Leo Hartong, Tony Parsons

By Leo Hartong, Tony Parsons

Awakening to the dream is a really transparent, approachable evaluation of the usually complicated and rarefied philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, sometimes called non-dualism.

Essentially, it is a e-book approximately you. It issues to and from the resource of your real id. The transparent due to the fact it refers to is neither complicated nor easy. it's not anything specific 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 center of hearts, your birthright and innermost self. this can be your invitation to recollect what was once by no means rather forgotten.

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By Leo Hartong, Tony Parsons

Awakening to the dream is a really transparent, approachable evaluation of the usually complicated and rarefied philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, sometimes called non-dualism.

Essentially, it is a e-book approximately you. It issues to and from the resource of your real id. The transparent due to the fact it refers to is neither complicated nor easy. it's not anything specific 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 center of hearts, your birthright and innermost self. this can be your invitation to recollect what was once by no means rather forgotten.

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From this perspective the mind/brain is more the receiver than the generator of thought, comparable to a TV. Taking a television set apart will not reveal the source of the sounds and pictures. In the same way, we cannot find the thinker of thoughts inside the body-mind. The animating energy – the One manifesting as the illusion of the many – is the source of everything, including all thoughts. ’ This certainty is with you without your having to think about it. It stands on its own and is not limited to the ‘I am’ that’s part of the various relative labels, such as I am a carpenter, a brother, a father, a mother, a friend, a daughter etc.

Gray, 1968. pmd 59 15-5-2003, 20:05 same level of reality as an echo, which has no existence apart from the sound it reflects. It has as much substance as your shadow. No amount of effort will allow you to take hold of it, catch it under a blanket, or leave it behind. We could compare this struggle with the ego to someone who tries to determine his weight by grabbing himself around the ankles and attempting to lift his body off the floor. The harder he pulls, the heavier he seems. This straining will create a feedback loop, confirming that there really is a weight too big for his strength.

It is fully present as Pure Awareness, not waiting to be realized somewhere else or in the future. It is not an event in space-time. On the contrary, space-time is an event in Pure Awareness, which is constantly manifesting itself as you, me, and all there is. It is these words, the reading of these words, and the background on which they appear; it is your breath going in and out, the beating of your heart, the smell of fresh coffee in the morning, the dog doo on the sidewalk, the stars, the planets, and the boundless space in which all this occurs.

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