095. Rupert Spira

Rupert SpiraFrom an early age Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality. For twenty years he studied the teachings of P.D.Ouspensky, J.Krishnamurti, Rumi, Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, in 1996. Francis introduced Rupert to the teachings of Jean Klein and Atmanada Krishnamenon and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience.

His two books, The Transparency of Things, (sub-titled Contemplating the Nature of Experience), and Presence, in two volumes (The Art of Peace and Happiness and The Intimacy of All Experience), are a profound exploration of the non-dual nature of experience.

Rupert’s YouTube Channel. Interviews can be listened to here and watched here.

Rupert lives in UK and holds regular meetings and retreats in Europe and USA.

For all further information see http://www.rupertspira.com.

Interview recorded 11/6/2011.

2nd BatGap interview with Rupert

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

47 thoughts on “095. Rupert Spira

  1. Further if objects of awareness turned out to be none other than awareness itself, then you would find yourself as those objects looking back at awareness again this is not how it is in reality.
    For instance if a brick is none other than awareness then you would find yourself as a brick knowing yourself from the awareness being a brick. It is not like this, is it?!

  2. So, going back to the original proposition, that the mind finds awareness having not being able to find the object.
    This is clearly untenable.
    Emptiness is found.
    That is not awareness looking back at itself.
    It is emptiness.
    If awareness were looking back at itself you would have two awareness looking at each other. How rediculous.

  3. Also this idea of ‘a finite mind’ and an ‘infinite mind,’ is kind of clumsy.
    Rupert should just call it conception.
    The mind does not become finite in order to know somelthing or know another finite object.
    The mind does not even rise as the self in order to know or conceive.
    The self is conceived and objects of awareness are conceived in the same way, not simultaneously.
    Conceptions are mistakenly assumed to be, ‘me seeing that.’ The me doesn’t see, awareness sees and the seen is not known simultaneously with that ‘I’ mistakenly assumed seer.
    The mind goes from one to the other and assumes the ‘I is seeing.’
    These objects of awareness are just arising and falling in accordance with karmic predispositions.
    The fact that you cannot ultimately separate an object of awareness from that which is aware of it does not mean the object is mind or is awareness.
    Objects of awareness are not aware they are thus not mind – not aware.

  4. Rupert Spira is an arrogant jackass that observes the obvious and passes it off as some kind of ethereal wisdom. His soft spoken delivery is supposed to lend some kind of credibility to his nonsense. Saying I am not an experience is stupid. I don’t have to be an experience to experience something. Saying I can’t disappear and or appear is also stupid. I am made of matter and flesh and bones. Unless I subscribe to the art of magic, I am of course always going to be where I am! So what!?! Why is that profound? I am not my feelings, I am not made up of my senses, blah blah blah. Who the hell cares? I am a human being who senses, and feels, and perceives. Why is he trying to be so confusing? So his big conclusion is that we are not separate from ourselves and our experiences. We are present and aware when things happen. A first grader knows this. My dog knows this. I guess he thinks if he says it in a cool voice people will think it is mystical and deep. Not me pal. I am so much smarter than you it is sick. I am smarter than all of your silly groupies as well. If you all want real wisdom, read Proverbs in the Bible. If you want comfort and wisdom, read Psalms and Proverbs. But if you want to hear from the wisest man on this earth whose wisdom was only ever surpassed by God (and greatly so), read Proverbs. King Solomon makes Rupert look like a punk. Ruperts wisdom profits nothing. Listen to Proverbs and you will gain your soul. Thanks alot Rupert for nothing. Your silly babblings are childish and meaningless. Sincerely, Vince from Scottdale

  5. LOL, it says my comment is awaiting moderation. Let’s just see if these dummies post my truthful message.


  6. By the way, you will attack me for my imperfections. My imperfections have nothing to do with God’s perfection. You can attack me all you want. I am not good. I am not a good person. So what? God is perfect. I love God and defend the Christian faith. You can attack me all you want. I am not Good. God is Perfect and awesome!

    Judge me all you want. Who cares what you think anyway. 🙂


    Vince from Scottsdale AZ

  7. @vincescottsdale I had to register just to say that you are so funny man ! Take a deep breath Bro ! Just blow out all that anger , can you feel it ? Bloooooow those chunks of Proverbs all over the interwebs , the Holey Blabla seems to have made you very angry , relax Bro , you are limitless love , can you feel it ?

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