by Robert Wolfe on September 15th, 2012

Starting with the question to Robert "Who are you?" the dialogue explores questions around the lived sense of nonduality, including the fear of ending and the relation between deep sleep and waking reality, and the "pernicious distinctions" of me/you, should/should not. Resting in what you are. What the Buddha recognized... Click 'Read more' to watch the  video.
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by Robert Wolfe on September 12th, 2012

Robert Wolfe interviewed at his home by Brendan Smith. Starting with the question "Robert, what is this?", Robert and Brendan Smith discuss living in the present and how the perception 'nothing really matters' means a space in which not anything is a problem. Click 'Read more' to see the video...
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by Robert Wolfe on August 20th, 2012

Candid dialogue with six "regular people" who attended Robert Wolfe's Non-dual meetings regarding their direct non-dual realization and their experience living everyday life from this enlightened perspective. Robert and his book "Living Nonduality" are the inspiration for this documentary. To view the film, click here or on Robert's picture.

by Robert Wolfe on August 16th, 2012

"This should be different than it is." 

Such is a thought which we hold regularly, and generally without even noticing it.

By the time this thought, or idea, has occurred to us, that which we are critiquing is already an evident fact.
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by Robert Wolfe on August 8th, 2012

The “communication” you speak of between the “awake” and the “sleeping” is a delicate matter (I have found).

Krishnamurti once made the point that it is fruitless to speak from the view of the Absolute to one whose only frame of reference is the relative. Yet, this doesn’t suggest that one doesn’t speak.

What one does, I’d say, is to attempt to begin communication on a common ground. For Krishnamurti, this common ground is that anyone is able to see that the human condition is a disaster. For Buddha, the common ground was that all have noticed that “life is a condition of sufferance”. For some other teachers, the common ground is that it is obvious that our ego-centeredness gets us into deep trouble. From even tacit agreement on any of these points, it is possible for a fruitful dialogue to follow.
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by Robert Wolfe on July 2nd, 2012

Question: It makes sense that Q (or Ned) is all things, but no thing to be pointed at. How does the point of perception shift from the "me" to that of the Absolute? And if the Absolute is everyWHERE, there is no reference point to be "at". Am I confused?
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by Robert Wolfe on June 29th, 2012

Question: Robert said something along the lines that the Absolute cannot experience itself, since it IS the Absolute and, through the senses, can only experience aspects of itself. I’m trying to phrase it in a way that I can understand it better. Is it like an ice cube not knowing what cold is, because it IS cold and therefore needs something else to refer to? So, the search for experiencing the Absolute further deepens the illusion of separation, since I’m trying to experience my Self.
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by Robert Wolfe on June 20th, 2012

Question: Are you in any disagreement with what Tony Parsons says about nonduality?
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by Robert Wolfe on June 17th, 2012

Dennis sends a poem, from Hawaii:

Sitting by the window.
Birds singing.
Realization of SELF.

Birds move on.
Realization dims.
SELF remains.


Aloha, Robert!

by Robert Wolfe on June 13th, 2012

H. W. L. Poonja, who died in 1997, searched India for a teacher of enlightenment. He has said that, until he found Ramana Maharshi, all he ever met were "businessmen in robes."

When finally in the presence of Ramana, he described the experience of an altered state of consciousness which frequently occurred to him, and he asked Ramana if this was enlightened consciousness, or Self-realization.
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by Robert Wolfe on May 31st, 2012

Your last letter was more pertinent than usual—as was your letter to Will that you sent me a copy of.

You query: "What is the purpose of being awake in the world?" Is one to "go out and 'help' other people?" It's obvious, as you point out, that no singular individual is going to change the world (or the "establishment," or system, as you might say), awakened or unawakened.
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by Robert Wolfe on May 20th, 2012

I sometimes like to play back to you some of the wiser things you’ve written:

“…your letter is appreciated. It is not easy to chew on this stuff without quality feedback. And I applaud the definition/explanation of Krishnamurti’s statement….about fixing; self improving; changing what is so—and fancying all of the world’s idealistic values.
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by Robert Wolfe on May 11th, 2012

Scientists Encountering Nonduality from Quantum Physics to Cosmology to Consciousness.

Robert writes:

My first book, Living Nonduality, included a monograph regarding the implication of quantum entanglement ("Science as Spirituality"). I have noticed, during my lifetime, that it takes a full generation (or maybe even half a century) for the import of significant scientific discoveries to begin to pervade our common understanding. When I was a youngster, a friend's father said of Einstein's E=mc^2, "It'll probably be hundreds of years before any but a few understand what this means." But, even today, it is comprehended by many that "energy and matter are equivalent." I've subsequently been surprised to find how little of what scientists are saying of quantum reality has penetrated into the minds of people interested in spiritual teachings. Since I have been reading in these realms of both science and spirituality, I felt it was important to show how thoroughly many modern scientists have come to recognize the connections between quantum physics and the intuition of mystical sages over the centuries. If you yourself aren't aware of these inter-connections, it's time that you were! I've tried to keep technical abstractions to a minimum; you won't need a background in mathematics or physics. - RW

Intriguing facts of the vastness and miraculous complexity of our universe, coupled with reports from scientists that inseparability is the fundamental nature of our existence.

Science of the Sages, Robert's latest book, is a tour through the contemporary scientific view of the universe, from cosmology to subatomic particles, with an eye on its harmony with the conscious insight that has been the message of sages throughout human history.

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by Robert Wolfe on May 6th, 2012

Question: “Different spiritual teachers emphasize different things. I find your clarity the most helpful. What would say are the most important teachings for the seeker?

Answer: As a consequence of my talks with dozens of persons, only two points have proven to be crucial (Latin: “cross”).

The seeker must comprehend (and when she does, the seeking is definitely finished) that what is being sought, the Absolute, is not something which we eventually come to encounter—because, due to its very nature, it is always inescapable. All spiritual traditions refer to sacred, or divine, Being as infinite, eternal, without limitation. Obviously, such an actuality has to be present where and when you are, regardless of your location in time or space. The seeker cannot, under any circumstances, be apart from what is sought.
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by Robert Wolfe on April 15th, 2012

Question: In reading your material...the point has been reached where it is obvious the mind must admit it no longer is of use in this "search". I can understand where a unitive perspective then requires an 'intuitive' leap. Do you have an suggestions in terms of how this intuitive perception could be nurtured, instigated, formed, switched to, enticed, facilitated, happened on, etc.? Is there anything discrete the mind might actually do that could be considered helpful in finding this alternative way of perceiving?

Response: The "intuitive leap," which is spoken of, is (as intuition is defined) immediate understanding, beyond reasoning.
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by Robert Wolfe on April 2nd, 2012

There is a fundamental idea which you cling to. When you cling to anything, you cannot be “free”.

You have a notion that freedom (or realization) has something to do with “betterment”. That when you “improve” to some imagined standard, that you will have reached the peak, the zenith that you imagine represents the “highest point”. This supposed improvement can represent an increase in knowledge, or “wisdom”. Or an improvement in one’s character or behavior or “outlook on life”, one’s attitude—such as learning to be kinder, trying to be more understanding, controlling impatience, etc., etc. You suppose that such improvements in one’s person is what elevates one to that zenith.
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by Robert Wolfe on March 26th, 2012

[The following is part of a correspondence between Robert and a friend with whom he has been corresponding.]

Friend: I don't think my view of the Bible, especially the New Testament, has ever changed as fast as it did during this last month. It's all beginning to seem idealistic to me....There is no God that has anything to do with what we "experience". It just is "what it is", and the IS not only has nothing to do with it; the IS doesn't even know about it....I've already seen enough of this "stuff". None of it matters, except what works for you. And I've been entertaining alot of stuff that has not worked for me....The problem with all of that "stuff" is that if it isn't working for you, and you have adopted it, then you will just keep blaming yourself for what you have no control over....I do what I need to do, though it is not always easy to determine what that is. The "anger" is almost a constant; and to believe that I shouldn't be, is completely idealistic and the harbinger of "guilt".

Robert: You have been pondering these matters for the years that we have corresponded. It's good to see that finally you are beginning to recognize the idealizing which has been so much of a fixture in your relationship to the world. Not only has it not worked for you, it does not work for anyone.
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by Robert Wolfe on March 23rd, 2012

I will read your letter to the next of the group meetings, because there are some in the group who--now Self-realized--are reaching out to others to transmit the dharma.

As I have written to one correspondent, reported in my book, your letter makes my day!
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by Robert Wolfe on March 19th, 2012

Friend Cheyenne Bear writes to Robert, from the desert:

Wherever I go, there I am--in all the myriad forms that encompass what has become an infinite, boundary-free life.
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by Robert Wolfe on March 16th, 2012

  1. Ultimate reality (or "divine Presence") would be, as has been described, all-inclusive.
  2. Therefore, you cannot be outside of this.
  3. So, you cannot have an encountering experience with something which already envelops you.
  4. Hence, no time is necessary in order to be in contact with it. It is not something which you will come to encounter at some future point in time.
  5. Realizing this, is to realize that you have never been apart from that which you are seeking.
  6. Simply being aware of this, the seeking ends. This is what is called "liberation."


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