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AUGUST 28, 2020
 
 
MESSAGE FROM WAYNE
Hello my loves!

"Do I have free will?" is a question that is rabidly argued about on Facebook and seriously studied in Universities. It is analyzed by the high priests of neuroscience and speculated about after satsang.

But in terms of the Living Teaching of Advaita the question of free will is merely an interesting intellectual diversion from the far more fundamental question of "What am I?" The presumption of free will is dependent on the notion of the existence of an entity, sufficiently independent to exert a self generated action. This is the playground of the Living Teaching. We are exploring the very existence of such an entity. Is that what we are? Are we independent? Can we make a particular thought happen? Can we force ourselves to fall in love or keep ourselves from falling out of love?

The barriers to such an investigation are sometimes insurmountable. We may decide to look at the "bigger question" of who we are and suddenly find ourselves feeling hopeless or inadequate. We may abandon the enterprise with the conclusion that, "It can't be known."  The more spiritually advanced may abandon the enterprise with the knowledge "I am Nothing" or "I am Everything."

The Living Teaching exists to keep the question open. What are you? Really?

May it find you now.

With much love,
Wayne

 
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We are excited to tell you that Wayne is offering his Living Teaching Online Talks with translation. Up to 100 people can participate and ask questions via the ZOOM link on the LIVE WEBCAST page of the advaita.org website.  The sessions are also viewable live on the LIVE WEBCAST webpage for an unlimited number of people.  

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We are delighted to introduce our 
 NEVER MIND PODCAST 
We are most grateful to our wonderful volunteer Haran for making this happen and for the many hours of his time he has contributed to the Fellowship.  We also thank Javier for his beautiful music that accompanies the podcast.
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Haran does need help with the podcast so please let us know if you have skills that might be a match.

FRIENDS OF THE FELLOWSHIP

Friends of the Fellowship is a group of like-minded individuals exploring Advaita and the Living Teaching. If you’ve ever tried to share the Teaching and been met with blank stares or worse, you’ll understand how grateful I am for this Satsang! I love the feeling of connection with people all over the world. If you would like to register as a Friend of the Fellowship you can do so here - it's free!  https://www.advaita.org/my-account/  

Please take a few minutes to explore some of the features of the new website:

•    over 200 easily accessible online Talks with Wayne 

•    excerpted YouTube clips

•    access to previous newsletters and transcripts

I very much appreciate those of you who have sustained The Fellowship financially, ensuring that the Talks in all their forms are consistently available.

It is easy to make a onetime donation or to help provide a more stable base with an ongoing monthly contribution. Here is the link- https://www.advaita.org/product/donate/

Hope to “see” you online or at a Talk or Retreat soon!

Heidi Singfield
Fellowship Chair

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Seeing Who You Are - Wayne Liquorman - Audio Download (mp3)

A lovely discussion with a different flavor than the ones you may be familiar with. It is in fact quite a lively and insightful discussion of faith, of harmony, of looking at one's experience as a function of the whole, and at why 'knowing it' isn't 'it.'

Running time: 68 minutes
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A LIVING GEM FROM RAMESH (NEVER BEFORE BEEN PUBLISHED)
The million things are the million images of the One.  Without the One, the million things cannot be.  Even without the million things, the One IS.
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WORDS FROM THE HEART

On my dog walk this morning, I was overcome with enormous gratitude for the charmed life I have had. It has actually seemed like it has been multiple charmed lives with all the different stages. 

I am blessed beyond measure for having you in my life for much of the journey. I love you.

S

UPCOMING EVENTS
Wayne Liquorman


Retreat nr. Toulouse, France
CANCELED
September 25-28, 2020
Contact: Valérie
Email: satsantintoulouse@yahoo.com

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