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NOVEMBER 29, 2020
 
 
MESSAGE FROM WAYNE
Hello my loves!

In 1987 I met Ramesh Balsekar. He was by far the wisest, most insightful man I had ever encountered and as I got to know him as a person I learned that he had life problems that he was helpless to fix. At the time this surprised me. I suppose I had assumed that life after Enlightenment would be without any difficulties. Clearly this was not the case. I think this observation of him was vitally important in my recognition of the depth of what we call Powerlessness. 

I recognized that Enlightenment had not turned him into Superman. He wasn't suddenly able to manage things better. Instead, I realized that despite life's inevitable tragedies and uncertainties he remained fundamentally at Peace. He felt pain but he did not suffer. When I asked him about it he explained that the pain was in the moment, without projection into the past or future (which is suffering).

I am grateful that I had the opportunity to get close enough to Ramesh to see all this for myself. Through his Grace yet another spiritual fantasy was stripped away and I was profoundly relieved.

May it find you now.

With love,
Wayne
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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/  

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This is another in an excellent series of Talks recorded in Hermosa Beach, California. In this Talk Wayne discusses suffering, love and how it is not only Grace that brings Enlightenment but it is Grace which is responsible for all that happens.

Running time: 68 minutes
Recorded 4/21/12
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A LIVING GEM FROM RAMESH (NEVER BEFORE BEEN PUBLISHED)

Life, the Masters tell us, is like the play on a stage where the actors play their respective roles, while they are never really unaware of their true identity.  The actor plays the role of a king but he is never unaware that he is really a pauper.  In life, therefore, what we are expected to do is to live our roles naturally and accept whatever life brings in its course according to the general plan of the totality of phenomenal functioning, while being passively but continuously aware of our true identity.  The play actor lives the role of the pauper and does not think of the hardships of the pauper and the luxury in which the prince could indulge himself.  All that one is expected to do and can do is to live one’s life spontaneously and naturally according to the inherent nature of the psychosomatic apparatus, witnessing whatever goes on in life without wanting to change it because all the “me”s concerned in life are truly the subjective, external “I” expressing itself objectively as the phenomenal manifestation in its totality.
 
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WORDS FROM THE HEART


Your poem reminded me of an experience I had with you in Maui 16 years ago. It was my first Advaita event, and I was full of questions. I asked questions day after day, and you answered them all with wonderful patience. Finally, near the end of the week, I asked another question, and this time, you just turned and looked at me. You gazed in silence at me for several minutes. In that silence, I realized that what you were talking about was beyond the questions.

Much love,

C

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