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Nonduality Highlights Podcast #3 now online (plus a reference to Episode #32 of The Advaita Show)

Hi everyone,

I've just posted the third Nonduality Highlights Podcast online. It's about 24 MB in size and nearly 21 minutes long. You can listen or download here:

http://lindensmith.com/nonduality/ndh_podcast_003.mp3

This issue features a concise overview of the Buddhist teachings on The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path. I've also included a few quotations about nonduality selected by Mark Otter and Gloria Lee, along with a pair of selections from David M. Davis' Advaita poems.

These podcasts aren't really full-blown radio shows yet, although I have some good plans for them in my imagination. Not many successful examples of podcasts or radio shows about nonduality have really been attempted, though. Probably the best one to date has been Cameron Reilly's The Advaita Show (see website), which began by focusing on Q&A sessions with Sailor Bob Adamson, and then gradually morphed into a more organized style of radio show, if you could call it that, co-hosted by the audacious Steve Witt from California.

One of the most powerful ones they've done so far has been with listener Corey Vance in Episode #32. In this episode, Cameron and Steve interview a listener who thinks he's "got" nonduality from an intellectual perspective, but stubbornly claims not to "feel" it, whatever that means. Cam and Steve work hard at breaking down the framework that's still holding up Corey's intellectual understanding of Advaita, and in listening to the exchange between the three of them, I found most (if not all?) of the barriers within my own apparent understanding starting to fall away, too. I highly recommend listening to this episode. Time permitting, I'd like to transcribe the relevant portions for people to appreciate.

Dustin

(x-posted to nonduality)

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umbada December 4th, 2007
I enjoyed both yours and Cameron's podcasts. They fill different kinds of pursuits and enjoyments of nonduality. Cameron brings a Howard Stern tone to the show that a listener is either going to like or not. Steven Witt is a good teacher of neo-Advaita. Between the two of them a person can begin to see how they are bound by the mind.

The selections in your podcast serve the same purpose, it just depends what a person leans toward. David Davis's poems sound a lot better read aloud, so I appreciated that.

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