Beyond No Self

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Author: Daniel Erway (Nirmala)
Published: 2008
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,176 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.6
LoC Category: BS
Downloads: 9,681
Added to site: 2009.03.02
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License: by-nc-nd

Beyond No Self by Advaita spiritual teacher, Nirmala, explores the fullness of Being found in the absence of a separate self. This short ebook (19 pages) ends with a simple fairy tale that offers a sense of how one Being can appear as so many.

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entity follows your awareness, and since you are ultimately everything, it can and will identify with whatever is in your awareness. This is the danger of a teaching that doesn't point to or convey the existence of true nature. If something is not even talked about or considered, it is much less likely that awareness will notice it, and also much less likely that identity will ultimately shift into it. This is why it is important to teach and explore the nature of all of the qualities of presence such as joy, peace, and love, so that awareness begins to touch them and eventually identity shifts to the underlying truth of Being.

A subtle distinction needs to be made between your true identity and the sense of self you have in any moment. Your true identity has and always will be the infinite spaciousness of Being, including all forms, both physical and subtle, and all of the formless emptiness of pure space. But your sense of self is a flexible means for this limitless Being to experience itself from ma

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