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A Spira short video really worth watching

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:17 pm
by rachMiel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMgTq_Vh_DY

Very short (< 7 minutes) ... but REALLY hits it on some utterly key points. Highly recommended! :-)

Re: A Spira short video really worth watching

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:03 pm
by tomtom1
Very eloquent! I really like him. Has a very clear way to presenting things. His books are also good. Keep meaning to go to one of his meetings in the UK but never seem to get round to it!
That realisation that surrender isn’t something you can do.

Re: A Spira short video really worth watching

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:08 pm
by rachMiel
Glad you enjoyed. :-)

Spira is not for everyone. He's soft spoken and seems to be very in the head, leading from theory. But, actually, I think pretty much the opposite is true. He sees everything within the framework of awareness, and awareness is as real/factual as it gets for him.

Re: A Spira short video really worth watching

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:49 am
by turiya
Good video! Thanks for sharing :D

Re: A Spira short video really worth watching

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:57 am
by tomtom1
rachMiel wrote:Glad you enjoyed. :-)

Spira is not for everyone. He's soft spoken and seems to be very in the head, leading from theory. But, actually, I think pretty much the opposite is true. He sees everything within the framework of awareness, and awareness is as real/factual as it gets for him.
Yeah he’s a direct path teacher. Far better than much of the woowoo out there!

Re: A Spira short video really worth watching

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:44 pm
by rachMiel
Direct Path, yes. I'm a big fan. From Spira's book Being Aware of Being Aware:
From awareness to awareness there is no space, no distance, no time and, therefore, no possibility of a path or practice. Thus, being aware of being aware is a non-practice.

This is why the Direct Path is referred to as a pathless path. In the Direct Path we start with the goal and we stay there. That is, awareness starts with itself and stays with itself. Thus, the highest meditation is simply to be.

For this reason, there can be no effort in this non-practice. Any effort would involve directing the mind towards an object or trying to control the focus of attention.

Re: A Spira short video really worth watching

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:46 pm
by rachMiel
turiya wrote:Good video! Thanks for sharing :D
With a forum name turiya I'm not at all surprised you're a fan of Spira. :-)