That Is That: Essays About True Nature

That Is That: Essays About True Nature

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by Nirmala
     
 

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That Is That is a collection of articles that captures the essence of spiritual inquiry and provides the reader with a real transmission of Presence on every page. It offers an experiential exploration of who we really are. Nirmala's warm-hearted and accepting presence makes it possible to drop into the space he so eloquently describes, where peace, love, and joy

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That Is That is a collection of articles that captures the essence of spiritual inquiry and provides the reader with a real transmission of Presence on every page. It offers an experiential exploration of who we really are. Nirmala's warm-hearted and accepting presence makes it possible to drop into the space he so eloquently describes, where peace, love, and joy abide.

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"The real treasure in this moment is always to be found in the awareness of this moment, not in the content of our experience. So it's not that important if something you like is happening or not. Discovering this simple perspective is like discovering you live in a candy store: Everywhere you turn is another goodie! Beyond that, is the recognition that this endless supply of goodies is what you really are. You are not the content of your experience; you are the awareness that brings life and joy to every experience. Talk about not having to worry about what happens! Nothing that happens can change what you are, and what you are is the biggest treasure. It is hidden in plain sight, right in front of you, always in the experience you are having right now."

"When it's finally okay for the moment to be just the way it is-including the fact that we identify with a me and therefore battle with the moment-then more of our experience can be recognized and included in our awareness. If we are willing to be present to and allow our identification and whatever else is happening, then it's also possible to notice something beyond identification, something beyond our struggle and effort to maintain a me. What that something is, for lack of a better word, is Being."

"Inquiring into what is true about this very moment can put us in touch with the beauty and wonder that is always present in this mystery called life. Not only is there nothing problematic or bad in the here and now, but there is also a limitless amount of depth and richness to be found in the present moment. Everything that really matters, such as peace, joy, satisfaction, connectedness, and love, is found in the here and now, and only in the here and now. To experience this fullness and wonder, there's nothing we need to do except question the conclusion that peace, joy, satisfaction, and love are not already here and then look to see if they are. Is any peace present right now? Is there any love at all in this moment? What is that peace like? What is the nature of the love that is here now? Asking these kinds of questions is all it takes to get in touch with the amazing richness of the present moment."

"Spiritual inquiry isn't meant to lead you anywhere except where you already are. When every experience, including the most ordinary, is so mysterious, there is no need for a profound experience of bliss or cosmic light. If you happen to have an experience of bliss, then you can explore that. But for now, why not explore what is already here?"

"Suffering ends when our attention is flowing toward what's actually happening, what's true in the moment. Suffering is the distance-the gap-between what we are oriented toward and what is. However large the gap is between what is actually happening and what you are putting your attention on is how much you will suffer. If there's no gap, then there's no suffering."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000806364
Publisher:
Nirmala
Publication date:
01/15/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
257,397
File size:
298 KB

Meet the Author

Who are you really? Are you your body. mind and personality? Or are you the spacious awareness in which they appear? Questions like these point us to the infinite Presence that is the true source of peace, happiness and fulfillment. They are an opportunity to discover that the peace and happiness you have been seeking is already present, here and now. About Nirmala: After a lifetime of spiritual seeking, Nirmala met his teacher, Neelam. She convinced Nirmala that seeking wasn’t necessary since everything is already here within us; and after experiencing a profound spiritual awakening in India, he began offering satsangs (gatherings for inquiring into the truth) and individual spiritual mentoring with Neelam’s blessing. Nirmala offers a unique vision and a gentle, compassionate approach, which adds to the rich tradition of inquiry into the truth of Being. He is also the author of several books including Nothing Personal: Seeing Beyond the Illusion of a Separate Self. He has been offering satsang throughout the United States and Canada since 1998. Nirmala lives in Sedona, Arizona with his wife, Gina Lake.

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That Is That 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
safazeta More than 1 year ago
Complete clarity transmitted through these pages. Highly recommend this heart opening book for anyone truly desiring awakening.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great collection of writings from Nirmala's website and blog. An easy way to sample his teachings. Nirmala does a beautiful job leading us through an exploration of our true nature by raising questions and then exploring with us the nature of Self and Reality as well as the nature of the false self, or ego. This book will help you become happier and more at peace with life as it is, and it will help you move beyond the suffering and struggle caused by living too much in a mental world. I highly recommend it for anyone who is serious about becoming a lover of life and free of the pain caused by how we are programmed to think about ourselves and life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a deep thinker and an investigator of life, you will enjoy this thoughtful and wise book. Nirmala's sweet and accepting presence comes through on every page. I fell into the energy and enjoyed it very much.
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