Science and Nonduality Conference

Each year Rick attends the Science and Nonduality conference in California. This year, he’ll interview Adyashanti the day before the conference, then in addition to his own presentation, moderate a panel discussion which will be posted on Batgap. Hope to see you there! You’ll love the conference and it would be great to meet you! If you’d like to attend, click here, and then apply the promo code BATGAP2017 for a 5% discount.

 

 

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  1. Dear Rick,
    I saw the 2nd ‘interview’ with Rupert, which proved – for me – that Rupert is not enlightened. He has insights in the way of advaita. But to awake to this reality with our senses is – how he did – is only a glimpse of enlightenment. It could even be that our perception still follows ego patterns while we already know the divine with our heart. There should be always humor :-). He is still suffering much and makes other suffer. How should one approach enlightenment by daily living? First, one has to realize that thoughts dominate our inner life. Thoughts induce emotions, these lead to new thoughts etc. Perception happens only on the ground of these emotions and thoughts. If, like lucid dreamers, one learns to ask oneself whether one is trapped in thoughts, this can be a first step to escape the prison of thoughts of emotions. Of judgments. Then one has to understand, that the I is a mental construct. That which perceives has no subjectivity. It is quite a freaky insight, to fully experience and recognise that there is no I but that the observer is something well known and very strange at the same time. It is God’s perspective which remains, when the I falls away. No seperation. The one who sees is not me as a person, it is called consciousness or awareness. This seeing takes place in the now, only the now has reality. It is a lonely place and at the same time everything happens here and all beauty emerges in it in its full complexity. I found a kind of exercise which I called deep looking, which might be helpful. One looks at something and tries to see more and more details, one tries to go deeper and deeper into the picture. Just to discover the real. Because normally we do not see, do not hear, do not taste. We are in automatic mode. Enlightenment can also happen without any of these steps, which might also never lead to some enlightenment. The deepest enlightenment is not even an experience, it only leaves some traces behind as experience. So, I guess I wrote nothing new to you. My son woke up, I have to go.
    Kind regards,
    Ernö

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