Mod+ Realizing the Ultimate - Resources

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This thread is for resources on realizing the ultimate. What I mean by "realizing the ultimate" is this:

(based on a previous post here: http://www.skeptiko-forum.com/threa...-klaus-donald-degracia.1635/page-2#post-58190)

Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahman
"In Hinduism, Brahman is "the unchanging reality amidst and beyond the world", which "cannot be exactly defined". It has been described in Sanskrit as Sat-cit-ānanda and as the highest reality... According to Advaita, a liberated human being ... has realised Brahman as his or her own true self."

An advanced meditator:
http://www.dondeg.com/metaphysics/Conquest_Of_Illusion.pdf
"In that experience [of Brahman] we are no longer the separate self, we are no longer what we call 'we' in our daily life. Not only are we our entire being, past and future, in that sublime experience of eternity, but we are the reality of all that is, was, or shall be, we are That."

A near-death experiencer:
http://www.near-death.com/stewart.html
The metaphor represented by the image I saw and perceived was absolutely clear and I was overwhelmed with the knowledge that WE ARE ALL ONE. I comprehended that our oneness is interconnected by love and is an available, much higher level and means of communication than we normally use but to which we have access. This love is available to anyone who is willing to do the hard spiritual work that will allow us to open our hearts and minds and eyes to Spirit. I remembered the love I had felt in the presence of God and experienced a total sense of love for all existence as an interconnected oneness and a manifestation of God.

A spirit communicating through direct voice medium Leslie Flint:
http://www.leslieflint.com/transcripts_marshall6p2.html
It is the development and it is the tremendous realisation that one must have eventually of how we are all linked and bound together and how actually the very fundamental thing that flows through us all, is the very essence which is of God. And so we gradually evolve more and more to God or become like him.

I do not refer to shape or form, I refer now to the infinite spirit which is the very life blood you might say of all humanity; where we lose in each other ourselves and discover that we are all in a oneness and in accord. And when we have this oneness and accord we reach a stage of spiritual development where we can be considered to be living in a form if you like of paradise because we are conscious of everything around and about us as being not only "us" but "all".​
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Also this:
Lester Levenson who developed psychological techniques that led to his realization:
http://www.releasetechnique.com/web...nique2014/downloads/lester-levenson-story.pdf
"This peace was eternal and forever, and it was the essence of every living thing. There was only one Beingness and everything was It; every person was It, but they were without awareness of the fact, blinded by the uncorrected past they hold on to."

He saw this Beingness as something like a comb. He was at the spine of the comb and all the teeth fanned out from it, each one thinking it was separate and different from all the other teeth. And that was true, but only if you looked at it from the tooth end of the comb. Once you got back to the spine or source, you could see that it wasn't true. It was all one comb. There was no real separation, except when you sat at the tooth end. It was all in one's point of view.
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"It was obvious to me that I wasn't that body and mind as I had thought I was. I just saw it—that's all. It's simple when you see it.

So I let go of identifying with that body. And when I did, I saw that my Beingness was all Beingness, that Beingness is like one grand ocean. It's not chopped up into parts called "drops of bodies." It's all one ocean.

That caused me to identity with every being, every person, and even every atom in this universe. And that's an experience so tremendous, it's indescribable. First you see that the universe is in you, then you see the universe as you. Then you know the Oneness of this universe. Then you are finished forever with separation and all the hellishness that's caused only by separation."​


Here are a list of resources I recommend.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/buddharakkhita/wheel365.html#ch6

http://swamij.com/
http://integrateddaniel.info/book/

More here:
Instruction for Entering Jhana by Leigh Brasington
http://www.leighb.com/jhana3.htm
http://www.leighb.com/jhana2a.htm
http://www.leighb.com/jhana2do.htm

Here is a free on-line course:
https://www.udemy.com/what-is-yoga-as-meditation/


These methods do not involve meditation.
http://www.releasetechnique.com/web...nique2014/downloads/lester-levenson-story.pdf
http://www.sedona.com/Free-View
http://www.stillnessspeaks.com/sitehtml/llevenson/keystoultimate.pdf
 
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