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Consciousness Alone Exists – Part 5: Implications for Neuroscience

Mar
07

What are the implications for neuroscience given the context for discussion I have developed in this blog series? Neuroscience, as I have proposed, is to be practiced with a metaphysical paradigm with an essential axiom excluding the operation of thought providing a reason for the hard problem of consciousness.

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Consciousness Alone Exists – Part 4: Meditation and Grace

Feb
22

It has been raining on and off for days in Havana. In this world it is an opportunity to take long naps. Everything is difficult and slow. A gap in the weather brought the miracle of delivery of table, chairs and cabinetry that was supposed to be finished two months ago in November. I lived in Soviet and post-Soviet places many years so I have the private joke that the Russians did a good job of showing the Cubans how not to live, and live in accord to “You pretend to pay me, I pretend to work”. Well, I don't even pretend to work and my days go by with the grace of Meditation!

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Consciousness Alone Exists – Part 3: A Neuroscience of Attention

Feb
13

I expect by the time I post this on David's website I will be about to return to New York from Havana, so I will have been working on this 5 part series of blog entries for six weeks. I have been doing very little of a “practical” nature. I do housekeeping, a little cooking and take shopping excursions with Marcia. I have been doing some design work for completing some furniture with carpenters and beginning some ironwork projects. I can practice tabla more each day and memorize some poetry. I am re-learning songs from the mystic poets of Bengal I first learned in the 1970s.

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Consciousness Alone Exists – Part 2: Mind-Brain Relationship

Feb
05

I have been in the new place in Havana for several weeks running now. This series of blog entries is approaching completion. I posted the first one to David's website recently and now this one. It has been a great way to occupy my thought sphere! I may get more posted before I return to New York February 15. My plan is to attend David's Intensive in March and have everything of “Consciousness Alone Exists” up on the website by that time.

First, to recap from Part 1:

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Consciousness Alone Exists – Part 1: Preamble

Jan
31

Since relocating to Havana I have been enjoying, as a aspect of my activity, writing for the blog made available for me by David Spero's website. Writing evokes meditative awareness, along with avocations such as music (tabla), poetry (Ramprasad/Hixon). Also important are taking out the garbage, getting plenty of rest, watching good movies from Cuba's excellent black market, and getting inspiration from a few choice texts always on my bed table (D.S., U.G. and J.K.). I am usually finding fascinating things going on in the world in which I detect some fragrance of the Divine.

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The Transmission of Enjoyment

Nov
19

It is the morning of November 16 in Havana. I'm still relishing the fading glow of the dream of David during the night. We were in repose, his graceful transmission giving reassurance of our union in Consciousness, his being with me here as he had told me would be so. I reflect on the growing clarity of that benediction while gazing out over the balcony at the ocean and the channel leading into the docks. Only about 500 meters away a huge cruise ship as high as my sixth floor balcony and two city blocks long is returning to the sea.

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Those who long for conscious union with reality

Apr
26

We just recently had our intensive with David, this time a long one of several days at the Mount Madonna retreat compound near Santa Cruz, California. It was an opportunity for an unusual amount of informal time with David as we had our meals together and took a daily hike in the beautiful forest. So one became saturated with a visceral Bliss in the immediacy of the on-going transmission of purifying and clarifying Shakti, the Divine Energy; once again fully falling in Love, with David, or to be more impersonal, with what is operating in his person.

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Of JK the teacher, the Un-Guru U.G and DS the Avatar

Nov
29

Before and since a recent intensive with David, I have contemplated the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, the refutation of JK by U.G. Krishnamurti and this rumination as it is clarified by the transmission of David Spero. I mean my phenomenological clarification of “being in the world”, to use the language of philosophy. I prefer to call what happens in his company “spiritual awakening”, allowing the language of spiritual apprehension inaccessible to the intellect, to thought.

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Always returning home to light!

Mar
19

After some months, I had the opportunity to visit David in California for his most recent intensive. Now is an opportunity to speak from personal experience going forward from that event, from my flickering lamp of meditative practice. Most continually in my thought is still: “I must be something better than what I am” - though less is the grip of that mental condition, that dilemma, than before. Enhanced is my understanding that my field of reality is taking place in thought, the reality of a process engaged in time.

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Seeing David Everywhere

Jan
18

This topic, is about a relationship that is a paradox, as there is but one without a second . . . is it from the poet Rumi where the lover knocks on the door: “Who is there?” asks the beloved, “It is me!” - but the door is not opened. Its a beautiful arousal to realize as the lover that the beloved is finding Her expression of Love, Her vehicle, through the lover who knocks and answers Her inquiry with “It is you!”. David is recognized then, detected, as the Divine Feminine.

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