Edited by Jerry Katz
Jeff Cox and Mark Scorelle will be my guests on Nonduality Talk Radio, Wednesday, July 16, on www.ckdu.ca at 12:30pm EST. We’re going to talk about their journeys to nonduality and mostly about the book they edited, The Short Path to Enlightenment: Instructions for Immediate Awakening, by Paul Brunton. I’ve read the book and it reads so beautifully. This book has been endorsed by Adyashanti and Gangaji. We’ll talk about the long path and short path to enlightenment, short path exercises, stabilizing the awakening, and related topics.
Jeff Cox was the president of Snow Lion Publications for nearly 30 years, specializing in books by the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism. Snow Lion is now a part of Shambhala Publications. Since retiring, Jeff now enjoys volunteering for the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation, and sharing more time with his wife and partner Christi.
Mark Scorelle has had a lifelong interest in spirituality. He came to the Non-Dual teachings through Eckhart Tolle in 2002. He has edited Advaita: The Truth of Non-Duality by V. Subrahmanya Iyer and the book which is the basis the upcoming interview, The Short Path to Enlightenment: Instructions for Immediate Awakening, by Paul Brunton. Mark has also written some articles such as The Cosmic Vision
Adi Da Samraj Adi Da was, and even after his death still is, highly controversial, accused of all sorts of abuses to his followers, and mis-directing the best of teachings toward his own form and rigid institution. Yet the best was the best and here is some of it, with some quotes from this talk:
“Humor is the state. Creativity is the action.”
“The true inner happiness is free, so it has the capacity for life.”
“The true form of spiritual life is …. one in which we understand our present activity.”
“Re-cognition is the instrument where an ego and suffering are undone … true process is generated, the selfless fullness of one who lives in God becomes one’s condition. It is not different from one’s activity.”
“He is a process, not a thing, not a spearate one. He can’t find the separate one and he can’t find ‘that’ one either.”
“We imagine … that the self is somehow within.” “God is our condition.”
“The true realization of self is the realization that there is no self, not the finding of one. But it’s also not dismal, void, because when the principle of self is undone, God is realized. We are not lost in voidness, we are eternally found in divinity. And once that is discovered, who cares?”
“This radical enjoyment, that’s what it’s all about.”
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July 16, 2014 Mark Scorelle, speaking on Paul Brunton
July 23, 2014 Karine Lahaie, with James Traverse
July 30, 2014 Scott Kiloby, with co-host Lynn Fraser
August 6, 2014 Philip Shepherd, author of New Self, New World: Recovering Our Senses in the 21st Century
August 13, 2014 Steve Ford, author of Walking Awake
August 20, 2014 Dr. Rita M. Gross, author of Religious Diversity What’s the Problem?: Buddhist Advice for Flourishing with Religious Diversity
August 28, 2014 James David Parker, magician, musician, teacher of nonduality.
September 3, 2014 Justin Forrest Miles, therapist, hiphop artist, writer
September 10, 2014 Donnalou Stevens, singer, songwriter, musician, former facilitator of Scott Kiloby’s inquiries.
September 17 To be announced
September 24 To be Announced
October 1 David Newman (Durga Das), kirtan chant artist, sacred singer/songwriter, practioner and educator of Bhakti Yoga, author of The Timebound Traveler (Non-Duality Press)