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Losing your head - Seeing things as they are

  • Mar 1, 2012 · 7:00 PM

We’ll view on screen a short introduction by Douglas Harding and a simple exercise he promoted to get one to see the world without a sense of personal self.  Douglas Harding writes: “I had for several months been absorbed in the question: what am I? The fact that I happened to be walking in the Himalayas at the time probably had little to do with it; …What actually happened was something absurdly simple and unspectacular: I stopped thinking. A peculiar quiet, an odd kind of alert limpness or numbness, came over me. Reason and imagination and all mental chatter died down. For once, words really failed me. Past and future dropped away. I forgot who and what I was, my name, manhood, animalhood, all that could be called mine. It was as if I had been born that instant, brand new, mindless, innocent of all memories. There existed only the Now, that present moment and what was clearly given in it.”   And in that moment he realized that he had no head, that he was simply just seeing the world without an intermediary sense of personal self.  (From "On Having No Head")

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    Great meetup! Thought-provoking and enlightening presentation followed by stimulating discussion. I'm looking forward to seeing more members at the next session.

    "You do not need help, only advice. What you seek is already in you.".
    -Nisargadatta Maharaj

    March 2, 2012

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