By Leo Hartong, Tony Parsons
Awakening to the Dream talks in regards to the present of lucid residing, shock of re-cognising the secret of our collective and precise id, and approximately re-membering the treasure trove inside of.
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Caution is advised in cases of extreme rigidity, since reading this book may lead to uncomfortable bending, stretching, or even to the annihilation of one’s model of reality. Of course, you have to take even this disclaimer with a pinch of salt, as it is one of the concepts it warns you about. Throughout this text, I’ll keep reminding you of the book’s conceptual nature and of the fact that this writing is simply a pointer or signpost, constantly repeating the same directions in different ways.
This shopkeeper, who apparently also had quite a temper, took care of his children and received seekers from all over the world. He communicated with them through interpreters/ translators, although he seemed to have been able to speak English. The reader may have already recognized Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj, one of the most respected sages of the 20th century. Here is a dialogue between a seeker and Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj: Seeker: ‘I was told that a realized person will never do anything unseemly.
It should, once and for all, get rid of life’s problems and transform the seeker’s personality, resulting in pure thoughts, right action, radiant love, and a condition of eternal bliss. Usually the seeker looks for a master or sage who can help deliver the experience. This ‘enlightened one’ should not only be a sage, but is typically expected to be a saint, as well. The various ‘guru wish lists’ held by seekers reflect this idea and feature all kinds of desirable character traits such as loving, forgiving, patient, ascetic, vegetarian, charismatic, etc.