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by colinw
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Latest book by Joan Tollifson
Replies: 0
Views: 664

Latest book by Joan Tollifson

Hi everyone,

I've almost finished Tollifson's new book, 'Painting the Sidewalk with Water': it is really excellent. Will post more when finished...

Here is a link:

http://www.non-dualitypress.com/product ... b447e8e59c

Love and peace,

Colin
by colinw
Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just rest
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Just rest

I've just found these wonderful lines from Hafiz, which I thought I'd share...

Just sit there right now.
Don't do a thing. Just rest.
For your separation from God
is the hardest work in the world.

Reminds me of Great Freedom...'short moments of clarity repeated many times'... :)

Take care

Colin
by colinw
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Transceivers, that’s all
Replies: 20
Views: 2944

Re: Transceivers, that’s all

Thanks, Andy: beautifully put! :D
by colinw
Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: "Great literature or cheap fiction?"
Replies: 0
Views: 738

"Great literature or cheap fiction?"

Dear all A lovely Eckhart talk here, broken into six parts on youtube; this is the first: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X4x401W834 He asks at one point: "Is your life a work of great literature, or a cheap fiction?" (!) Also very good on becoming aware of the formless behind sense perceptions... L...
by colinw
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Burt Harding
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Burt Harding

Dear all,

I stumbled across Burt Harding's filmed satsangs by chance on Youtube; I really recommend them. Here is a sample:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2gxt5QJcTM

Hope you are all well!

Colin
by colinw
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Tim Freke's "Magical Mystery Experience"
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: Tim Freke's "Magical Mystery Experience"

I've really enjoyed Lucid Living and How Long is Now? (particularly the latter): I like his warmth and humour, his honesty, and his maverick take on on-duality. I'd be interested to read his Gnostic writings as well. He's a big fan of Bill Hicks! :)
by colinw
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Love after Love
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Love after Love

This is a wonderful poem by Derek Walcott, and I think speaks to the heart of what can happen as we come back to being Aware: 'Love after Love' The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome, an...
by colinw
Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Sufi Poem for the New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 377

A Sufi Poem for the New Year

'Whispering, then listening close' (from 'The Poem of the Sufi Way') By Umar Ibn al-Farid (1181 - 1235) English version by Th. Emil Homerin Whispering, then listening close from the vision of one casting away his all, instantly, out of an omnipotent hand. Thus I read the knowledge of the scholars in...
by colinw
Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Headless
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Headless

Hi everyone! Hope you are all well. I am sure that this is familiar to many of you, but I thought I would share it anyway, as it is quite new to me (I stumbled across Harding's work this morning via the index of a poetry anthology, and also, coincidentally (!), a little later on via the Ramana Mahar...
by colinw
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Movies Concerning Awakening
Replies: 266
Views: 97366

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

I would love to see The Razor's Edge! Hmmm. I wonder about David Lynch's films, too: although they are disturbing, his movies unravel the stories of the egoic self, as characters fold into and out of each other. But they are dark and very uncomfortable (with the possible exception of Mulholland Driv...
by colinw
Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: The Mandala of Being by Richard Moss
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: The Mandala of Being by Richard Moss

Thanks for your reply, Andy: it's interesting how different our reactions can be! For some reason the way he describes the Mandala speaks very directly to 'my' own egoic experience (hmmm, even the phrase is egoic!); but I can quite see how someone else would have a wholly different view. Next up for...
by colinw
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: The Mandala of Being by Richard Moss
Replies: 3
Views: 858

The Mandala of Being by Richard Moss

I am only part of the way through this book, but want to recommend it immediately: it sits very well alongside Tolle, Byron Katie and (to some extent) Kabat-Zinn, and is particularly effective in terms of the practical application of Tolle's ideas (especially in terms of rooting ourselves in the Now...
by colinw
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle's Humour
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Tolle's Humour

Hi folks It has struck me recently just how funny Eckhart sometimes is in his live recordings: I mean really, really funny! He has perfect comic timing; and the way he (or Presence though him) gently and compassionately alerts us to the madness of normality is wonderful. I also love his various expr...
by colinw
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How about manic depression - borderline -
Replies: 12
Views: 3883

Re: How about manic depression - borderline -

Yes, of course it is! Thanks, Andy. :) I've also been hearing some very good things about Richard Moss's "The Mandala of Being", although I haven't started it yet. Will post on it when I start reading...
by colinw
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How about manic depression - borderline -
Replies: 12
Views: 3883

Re: How about manic depression - borderline -

I would also recommend any of Pema Chodren's lovely books, and Jon Kabat-Zinn's "The Mindful Way Through Depression".

Could anyone recommend any meditation/ spirituality/ self-help books that might be suitable for teenagers?

Thank you!