The Transparency of Things explores the fundamental nature of experience itself; What is this ‘I?’ What is this ‘other,’ this ‘world?’ And what is this ‘experiencing’ that seems to join the two together?
The essential discovery of all the great spiritual traditions is the identity of Consciousness and Reality, the discovery that the fundamental nature of each one of us is identical with the fundamental nature of the universe.
“A transparent book by a transparent being.”
Joan Tollifson writes
"This beautiful and exceptionally clear book leads the reader through a series of "contemplations" designed to explore and illuminate our actual experience here and now. This is a rare and excellent book that I very highly recommend, perhaps the best book on non-duality I've seen. The insight and expression is clear, simple, subtle, intelligent, and truly non-dual. Rupert avoids so many pitfalls that I see many other nondual teachers fall into, pitfalls such as turning themselves into special people, making enlightenment into a coveted future attainment, getting stuck on one side of an apparent duality like choice or no choice, falling into new belief systems, or withdrawing into a kind of detached transcendance that regards the world as merely an illusion. Rupert steers clear of all such pitfalls and reveals the Truth with such clarity, simplicity and subtlety. You can also see two very fine interviews with Rupert on Conscious TV. And you can find more about Rupert here. Very highly recommended.”
About the Author
From an early age Rupert was deeply interested in the nature of Reality. For twenty years he studied the teachings of Ouspensky, Krishnamurti, Rumi, Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, twelve years ago. Francis introduced Rupert to the teaching of Jean Klein, Parmenides and Krishnamenon and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience.
He lives with his wife in UK and holds regular meetings there, in Europe and in the US.
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