NEVER MIND: A Journey Into Non-Duality by Wayne Liquorman
Written by Wayne Liquorman with characteristic humor, irreverence and profound insight, this book provides a bold new look at the nature of existence. If one wants to remain in the moment, what does one do about the mind? Never mind! The mind does what the mind does. It is working ...
NEVER MIND: A Journey Into Non-Duality
by Wayne Liquorman
Written by Wayne Liquorman with characteristic humor, irreverence and profound insight, this book provides a bold new look at the nature of existence. If one wants to remain in the moment, what does one do about the mind? Never mind! The mind does what the mind does. It is working and functioning perfectly, doing exactly what it has been designed and programmed to do.
The book hammers away at the basic misconceptions that bring about human suffering - I could have and should have done it differently, I am flawed, I am the author of my thoughts, feelings and actions.
Wayne's teaching points to the divine nature of everything that exists no matter how hurtful or painful it might be. According to Wayne everything is the perfect manifestation of the Source and it is in the acceptance of everything that peace is revealed. An indispensable addition to the spiritual library.
Excerpt from Chapter Three of Never Mind: A Journey Into Non-Duality
AS YOU ARE
Why do people do nasty things? Isn't it because they are not conscious enough? Shouldn't they be doing self-inquiry or some other practice to raise their consciousness?
Well, why aren't they more conscious? If they could be more conscious, there would be more peace and contentment in their lives. Why doesn't everyone become more conscious and have more peace, when all they have to do is sincerely ask, "Who Am I?" All there problems would be over! Why don't they do that? What is inhibiting the sincere asking of that one question that unlocks this incredible bonanza? This is where the inquiry I'm talking about starts.
I'm flawed. I'm weak. I haven't done it well enough. That's why it hasn't worked.
Well, let's start there: What is it about the way you are constructed that inhibits you from doing what you intend? You may not be able to say what it is, but there is some thing in you that inhibits your ability to do what you would like and, obviously, it's not within your control to remove it; otherwise, you would have removed it a long time ago. So, there is some thing over which you have no control that inhibits your action; some thing is dictating what is happening. What is this?
It's a strongly held notion in society that you can be other than you are; however, it's a notion that bears examining. Certainly, you can be other than you were - meaning that you can change - but can you be other than you are in the moment?
Wayne does a superb job of showing us some of the pointers to a closer understanding of this life and all of the important questions that we ask. he is clear, concise, humorous and very readable. a great addition to my library.
Wayne Liquorman was both a spiritual seeker and a family man with a successful export business, when he met his first and final guru, Ramesh Balsekar, in September 1987. In April 1989 the process of seeking ended when enlightenment happened through the body-mind mechanism called Wayne.
Wayne describes the event as being "of interest only to seekers." His first book, No Way: A Guide For the Spiritually 'Advanced' was published in 1990 under the pen name Ram Tzu because he "didn't want a bunch of miserable seekers cluttering up his living room." In fact, Wayne did not speak publicly until Ramesh asked him to do so in 1996.
This enlightenment event and its aftermath are described in Wayne's second book, Acceptance of What IS, published in 2000. He is also the author of Never Mind... A journey into Non-duality, and the editor of Consciousness Speaks and several other books by Ramesh Balsekar, who refers to Wayne as his "spiritual son." His most recent book, Enlightenment Is Not What You Think, was published in 2009.
The teaching, as it happens through Wayne, is pure Advaita (non-duality), uniquely presented in a uncompromising, sometimes humorous way, without religious dogma or new age veneer. In his Talks, Wayne is without agenda, speaking only in response to seeker's questions. He talks about Consciousness: the ground of all being, the source and the substance of everything.
"This Advaita, as I talk about it, is not actually a philosophy, because it does not hold any tenets. It is simply a collection of pointers and concepts, and it posits that none of them are true in an absolute sense. This teaching is not about conveying the truth. It is about prying away the limitations and misconceptions about how things are."
from Never Mind
Wayne's message is clear and simple. Although he may suggest areas for further inquiry, Wayne offers no cures, practices, or miracles to reach enlightenment. He invites you to bring your most cherished beliefs to his Talks. If you are really fortunate, you may leave without them.