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Rick the Immortal

Fast Facts
Other Names and Nicknames: 
Rick, Rick Moore
Charles Bukowski, Nonduality
Main Countries of Activity: 
USA, Canada, Mexico
Date of Birth: 
Place of Birth: 
St. Petersburg, FL, USA
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Selfless Self: New Book of Hard-Hitting Talks by Ramakant Maharaj

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“Who am I?” Why am I here?” Selfless Self not only answers these ultimate questions, but offers a pragmatic approach to Oneness in simple, down-to-earth language.

The Fall (Thomas Merton)

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The Fall
By Thomas Merton
(1915 - 1968)

There is no where in you a paradise that is no place and there You do not enter except without a story.

To enter there is to become unnameable.

Whoever is nowhere is nobody, and therefore cannot exist except as unborn: No disguise will avail him anything.

Such a one is neither lost nor found.

But he who has an address is lost.

They fall, they fall into apartments and are securely established!

They find themselves in streets. They are licensed
To proceed from place to place.

They now know their own names.
They can name several friends and know
Their own telephones must some time ring.

If all telephones ring at once, if all names are shouted at once and all cars crash at one crossing:
If all cities explode and fly away in dust,
Yet identities refuse to be lost. There is a name and a number for everyone.

There is a definite place for bodies, there are pigeon holes for ashes:
Such security can business buy!

Who would dare to go nameless in so secure a universe?
Yet, to tell the truth, only the nameless are at home in it.

They bear with them in the center of nowhere the unborn flower of nothing:

This is the paradise tree. It must remain unseen until words end and arguments are silent.

— Thomas Merton

Is nonduality all about getting rid of this separate wave?

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Not at all. Nonduality is about seeing through our identification with this separate wave we call “me.” Even after awakening, the separate wave will still exist as a thing.

What is Nonduality?

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Nonduality is not two...nor one, nor nothing, nor any combination, nor all of these, nor none of these.

— Eric Putkonen

Nondual Dinner in Bloomington, MN on Thursday

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04/29/2010 - 19:00
04/29/2010 - 20:30

Nondual Dinners are monthly gatherings of people interested in nonduality and awakening or interested in learning what it is all about...over dinner, of course.

Event Type: 
Spiritual Gathering
Event Location: 
Mandarin Kitchen 8766 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55420
Eric Putkonen
free (cover your own food and drink)
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