Thursday, July 10, 2008

update

I have a house guest and lots and lots of visitors this week. I doubt if I will get any new posts organised before the beginning of next week, although I will try to find time to reply to some of the points that have been raised in the 'comments' section.

6 comments:

celio leite said...

Thanks David for the blog.
A doubt...
There is so many direct disciples, that explain the Vichara focusing the body sensation of `right side of chest` or `spiritual heart`. Serious direct disciples.
Can quote Osborne, a great disciple that lived in Brazil and others...
There is too, others direct disciples, like Sadhu Om, Muruganar, that dont teach the attention on the right side of the chest.
Why these diferent views of serious and close disciples of the Sadguru?
Thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

It's time to entertain your guests..we can wait until next week for our spiritual entertainment! Maybe the guests will rekindle your memories of some good Ramana, Papaji, Nisargadatta(how about an article on him for a change?) stories we haven't heard of.

David Godman said...

anonymous

Hi, things are a bit hectic here. Yesterday I had a running lunch that lasted for hours, with several people and families coming and going over a two-hour stretch; I had two hours with a water diviner, two hours watering my fruit trees since we have had no rain for weeks; I took my guest to Skandashram and Virupaksha Cave; and I babysat two children for an hour or so while their mother, who has been here for three years, packed her household for America.

Today I have house painters to deal with, and I also have a week's worth of books to pack and take to the Post Office. Everyone I meet right now is reminding me of various jobs that I haven't done. And I in turn remind other people of jobs they are supposed to be doing for me. I paid my fourth visit in three days this morning to a shop in town that is supposed to be repairing some of my electrical equipment.

Blogging will, I hope, resume sometime early next week.

Just in case anyone is interested, Skandashram looks very nice after its recent renovations, as does the area around Guhai Namasivaya Temple. Most of the garbage has been removed, the paths widened, and thorn branches which were intruding on the path have been cut back.

Celio

This is definitely something I will answer, but not for a few days.

Anonymous said...

"a running lunch that lasted for hours" that just kindled my hunger even though i ate just now!:) "we have had no rain for weeks" effect of global warming? "Everyone I meet right now is reminding me of various jobs that I haven't done" i'm sorry you can take your time to do that Nisargadatta post..no hurry! "Just in case anyone is interested, Skandashram looks very nice after its recent renovations, as does the area around Guhai Namasivaya Temple" cool..hopefully they'll keep it that way.

bhakta said...

Usually, the bodies-minds we call 'we' have to do so many things and to deal with so many different situations and persons...
But we can always remember that we are not these...

Verse 67 of GVK says:

On account of the ego, the feeling 'I am the body', experiencing all the worlds, which are not other than conciousness, as if they were different from oneself, who is that conciousness, is a creation of the dense and expansive delusion (of ajnana or ignorance of one's true nature).

Thanks, David, for the blog and for the books you have edited. Certainly, all this comes from Bhagavan's Grace!

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