16 July 2016
The "I" thought is NOT your enemy
Some spiritual "teachers" propose with conviction that the thought "I" must somehow be destroyed, or transcended, or some other dualistic notion.
This is I am sorry to say, Ignorance.
The I thought is nothing more or less than a POINTER. Like the finger pointed to the moon is not the moon, the thought I is a pointer also.
To what, you ask?
There is an ancient Sanskrit phrase. It goes "Purno 'Ham Vimarsha. This means "The pure unadulterated I Consciousness/Awareness."
That is Eternal. Never absent even in deep sleep.
(How else could you know you slept well, or dreamt?)
So take it from the ancient Vedantic Sages. That thought is a brilliant POINTER to your True nature.
May you realize it now!
08 April 2016
28 December 2015
The major issue is chronic heart failure as most of you know. This is ultimately fatal but I still have 50% of the pump left so that could take a while.
I also have problems with hips and legs and my arms and shoulders don't work real well because both shoulders were badly dislocated a while back.
Having had three heart attacks, & a few bad falls, just doesn't do the old body any good!
I also have a lump near my left breast which is quite sore and expanding somewhat which will need to be checked out to make sure its not cancer. If it is cancer I will probably just let it be rather than fight through chemo and all that. So that's the current situation.
Clearly though, thanks to Bob Adamson, the understanding is absolutely certain here that none of this touches the presence of awareness that I am and that everyone is. That is a real gift!
That's it for now, I will update again if anything changes. Thank you as always for your love and support, it's deeply appreciated.And of course your donations are a huge help!
23 December 2015
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year! Thank you so much for your continuing support and good wishes. The chronic heart failure reduces fatigue and shortness of breath, but I'm still here and kicking. Much Love, Charlie
11 December 2015
The chronic heart failure is of course unchanged, and the body lacks oxygen for the most basic undertakings. The heart can no longer supply enough blood to oxygenate the muscles and systems in the body.
The result of this is of course, there is no ability to do any real work, and there's not much activity as a result of that. In addition, the legs and shoulders are in very bad shape.
Such is relative life!
One of the consequences of this is, money is badly needed. If anyone is able to contribute I would appreciate a click on the Donate button on the right side of this page.
Thanks and Happy Holidays, and Many Blessings!
31 July 2015
Here's a summer update on Health.
For many weeks now, it's been a tough slog for the old body.
Thank God for nonduality and self knowledge! The simple seeing of the body dancing in the world is a real gift. Beyond price. That said, here's what's going on:
The legs seem to be almost history! I've got about 10 percent of normal use of the legs, and have trouble walking without a 4 wheel Walker. Getting around this let's say interesting! So it is.
The doctors are working on it, and some medications appear to be helping a little, and the energy is back up to the point where I can take on writing this newsletter.
Hopefully, this finds you well, my friend, and if you are able to contribute to the ongoing medical bills that would be just great. But no expectation here! With chronic heart failure, there is little expectation that there will be any significant improvement, unfortunately. but eventually death has no effect on who I am and I have absolutely no fear of it.
Meanwhile, sitting quietly, All is well.
With much love,
25 April 2015
All this happens with the disease the body has: Congestive heart failure! Short of breath, very low strength and energy, sleep a lOT, and less sharpness of brain-mind. These don't go away, so I am told by the doctors I trust.
Such is What Is, which due to Grace, does NOT affect the Knowing Aware-Presence which all appear on or in. Grace rocks.
With all Love, and many blessings,
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