`Abdu’l-Bahá’: As you have faith so shall your powers be

`Abdu’l-Bahá’ (23 May 1844 – 28 November 1921) was a prisoner for 40 years. One reason he was the “Master’ was because he coped with all of the cruelty heaped upon his father Bahá’u’lláh, Founder of the Baha’i Faith and on their family and followers during their four decades of variously severe imprisonment.

You can read a book about the teachings of `Abdu’l-Bahá’ free online here – http://bahai-library.org/books/quest/

This video is set to words of `Abdu’l-Bahá’

Paul Hedderman: Hear with Lion Ears

Paul Hedderman has these two quotes on his site. Below is a favourite of mine from Paul;
“When you are deluded and full of doubt even a thousand books are not enough.when you have realized understanding even one word is too much.” – Fen Yang

“Nothing has to be given up. Just realize that whatever you “know” is different from who you are” – Nisargadatta Maharaj – http://www.zenbitchslap.com/

Eknath Easwaran: “The still mind is the instrument of observation” “Each of you can make your life a perfect work of art.”

“Each of you can make your life a perfect work of art. Just as others write beautiful poetry, you can make your life such a work of art that everyone who sees it will be inspired.” – Eknath Easwaran

This is from the Eknath Easwaran blog for young people – http://yameditation.org/blog

Easwaran’s books are here –
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eknath-Easwaran/e/B000APGY1O/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1458625092&sr=1-1

Easwaran’s website – http://www.easwaran.org/eknath-easwaran.html

Published on 13 Feb 2016
Easwaran summarizes the insights of the sages of ancient India, and, as he unfolds these glimpses of the supreme reality, he also shows how they can transform our daily life and our world. As the awareness of unity dawns in us through meditation, our consciousness gradually expands to embrace all of life.

In this extract Easwaran speaks of the great mystics’ journeys to reach the state of stillness of mind, where their vision of the world and the universe became clear, whole.

You can download the full video on our website at http://www.easwaran.org/video-downloads.html and you can subscribe to the monthly series at http://www.easwaran.org/easwarans-video-of-the-­month.html

Joan Tollifson – Buddha at the Gas Pump interview (86) some wonderful material

Uploaded on 7 Sep 2011
Joan Tollifson writes and talks about the ever-changing, ever-present aliveness of Here / Now, that which is obvious, unavoidable and impossible to doubt.

She has an affinity with Advaita, Buddhism and radical nonduality, but she belongs to no tradition or lineage.

Her main teacher was Toni Packer, but Joan has also studied with several Buddhist teachers and has spent time with a number of Advaita and nondual teachers.

She has been holding meetings on nonduality since 1996. In her books and meetings, Joan invites people to explore their actual present moment experience and to question the deep-seated assumption that we are each an independent entity encapsulated inside a separate bodymind looking out at an alien world.

Instead, we may discover that everything is one seamless, boundless, unbroken whole in which there are no separate parts. Joan also invites people to question the deep-seated assumption that we are in control of our lives (or should be), and she points to the realization that everything is one choiceless happening. Joan is known for her honesty and her sense of humor.

She is the author of
Bare-Bones Meditation: Waking Up from the Story of My Life (1996),
Awake in the Heartland: The Ecstasy of What Is (2003),
Painting the Sidewalk with Water: Talks and Dialogs about Nonduality (2010),

Joan’s books can be found here – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Joan-Tollifson/e/B0034OPP3Q/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1458493635&sr=1-1

Joan has lived in California, New York and Chicago, and is currently living in southern Oregon.

“Field is the only reality.” – Einstein and Antony Gormley’s ‘Field’ – Juxtaposition

“There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality. – Einstein