Rupert Spira

Rupert Spira

Postby kiki » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:56 pm

Here is an excellent video by Rupert Spira. He describes the transition from formal meditation to what he calls "the highest meditation", and what the difference is. Simply outstanding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1vS5EFq ... =autoshare
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Re: Rupert Spira

Postby Webwanderer » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:15 pm

Good find kiki. Has a real clarity about him.

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Re: Rupert Spira

Postby rideforever » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:59 pm

I find him not to be talking naturally. He does not seem to be present within the words.

His hand gestures likewise seem false to me, and his discourse pre-prepared and rehearsed, or at least re-hashed.

There are many people these days with youtube videos and mics clipped to their ears, and they know the spiel quite well. We all know the spiel.

But to find someone who is authentic is different.


He goes through a series of questions with the woman in front who answers instantly - i.e. without reflection. And this does not cause Spira to pause.

He is asking a woman very significant questions and she answers without reflection. He says nothing and continues.

We all know the questions. And we all know the answers.

But to be authentic is different.
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Re: Rupert Spira

Postby kiki » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:08 pm

Another gem from Rupert: The Sinking of Attention into Itself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-CdASp2TGA
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Re: Rupert Spira

Postby rachMiel » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:26 pm

Oooh ... he's one of my real favorites.

If you ever need inspiration to sink into the moment ... Spira's your guy.

His writing is sometimes quite dense and complex (albeit simply worded) ... very similar to Advaita Vedanta texts, which is the worldview Spira seems to have embraced.
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Re: Rupert Spira

Postby dijmart » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:02 am

Good stuff Kiki, I can always appreciate when someone can explain things so well. I like his demeanor as he's very calm and soothing, same vibe I get from Tolle and Mooji. Thanks, as I had never heard of him before :D
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Re: Rupert Spira

Postby Onceler » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:56 am

Thanks, Kiki.
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