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Author Topic: Rohr Meditations -- Week of 7/08/2012 -- RICHARD ROHR'S LINEAGE, Non-Dual thinke  (Read 909 times)
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« on: July 14, 2012, 06:52:10 AM »

July 14, 2012

Non-Dual thinkers of all religions

I know the term “non-dual thinking” is still new or strange to many
people. It simply means our ability to read the moment, to read reality
in a way that is not judgmental, a way that is not exclusionary of the
part that we don’t understand. And it takes practice to learn that.
It’s very interesting that the term “non-dual” is taken for
granted in three of the Eastern religions: Taoism, Hinduism, and
Buddhism. This word would be very familiar to them because it’s the
best descriptor of high-level consciousness—when you don’t split
everything up according to what you like and what you don’t like. You
leave the moment open, you let it be what it is in itself, and you let
it speak to you.

I was able to reintroduce this word for many people in my book, The
Naked Now [1]. I would like to continue to build on that because I think
it’s central to the reform of religion, to our own spiritual progress,
and really to building a necessary bridge between East and West. We had
it in the West, but we called it “unitive” consciousness. So it’s
just a different word for the same reality. “Non-dual,” however,
forces Westerners to struggle, so I think we’ll keep using it. Reality
is not totally one, but it is not totally two, either! Stay with that
necessary dilemma, and it can make you wise.
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