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Anthony de Mello - Awareness [7 CDs - 73 MP3s]
Duration 9 Hours
[quote]"Spirituality means waking up. Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep. They’re born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep, they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up.
They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence.
You know, all mystics - Catholic, Christian, non-Christian, no matter what their theology, no matter what their religion - are unanimous on one thing: that all is well, all is well.
Though everything is a mess, all is well. Strange paradox, to be sure. But, tragically, most people never get to see that all is well because they are asleep. They are having a nightmare."[/quote]
So begins Anthony de Mello's seminar, Awareness.
This is a very dangerous book. It's the spiritual equivalent of a nuclear bomb.
If you're ready to hear what it has to say, it will have a profound effect on you.
Almost every sentence contains a revelation that rewards in-depth contemplation. This is extraordinarily rare.
99% of most "spiritual teachers'" audiobooks is padding - banal commonplaces dressed up as profound wisdom.
There's no padding in Awareness - just quick-fire, penetrating aphorisms that cut right through all the BS of social conditioning.
As well as being a writer and mystic, De Mello was a retreat leader for Catholics, but his teaching is dynamite and the Church soon booted him out.
The Vatican's website still contains a "Notofication" basically declaring him an heretic:
But if you've no time for Christianity, don't be put off.
De Mello is concerned with the dynamics of consciousness and social conditioning - why we crave approval and how this traps us, for example - and his techniques for deconditioning yourself are at least as powerful as those of the Crowleyite Christopher S. Hyatt (I've used both in my time).
He also has a sly sense of humour and - Sufi like - emphasises his points with many jokes and stories.
He's certainly never dull.
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