Presence, Volume II

Presence, Volume II : The Intimacy of All Experience

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All that is known is experiencing, and experiencing is not divided into one part (an inside self) that experiences and another part (an outside object, other, or world) that is experienced. Experiencing is seamless and intimate, made of "knowing" or awareness alone. This intimacy, in which there is no room for selves, objects, or others, is love itself. It lies at the heart of all experience, completely available under all circumstances.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 228 x 157 x 17mm | 374g
  • Oakland, CA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • 1626258775
  • 9781626258778
  • 118,141

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"Presence is one of the most exciting and illuminating books on non-duality I have encountered, and its precision, articulateness in naming the nameless, unparalleled depth, and ability to inspire were constantly appreciated. This book succeeds in taking the reader beyond concepts and into the experiential level. The irony is that this work, which is so advanced and sophisticated in its use of language, thought, and conceptualization, is inexorably directed toward pure experiencing. It is a brilliant and lucid work carrying great strength and authority that suggest it is an indisputable source of Truth."
--Victoria Ritchie, former manager of Watkins Bookshop and editor for Eckhart Tolle
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About Rupert Spira

From an early age, Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality. At the age of seventeen he learned to meditate, and began a twenty-year period of study and practice in the classical Advaita Vedanta tradition under the guidance of Dr. Francis Roles and Shantananda Saraswati, the Shankaracharya of the north of India. During this time, he immersed himself in the teachings of P. D. Ouspensky, Krishnamurti, Rumi, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta, and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, in 1997. Lucille introduced Spira to the Direct Path teachings of Atmananda Krishna Menon, the Tantric tradition of Kashmir Shaivism (which he had received from his teacher Jean Klein), and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience. Spira lives in the UK and holds regular meetings and retreats in Europe and the United States. For further information, see
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