Awakening To The Dream Copyright © Leo Hartong 2002 With Gratitude to:
Alan Watts for showing The Way of Zen; Ramesh Balsekar, through whom Consciousness Speaks; Wayne Liquorman for removing the "I" from the understanding; Tony Parsons for telling it As It Is; Nathan Gill for taking the time to be clear; Jae for invaluable tweaking, input and feedback; Chuck Hillig for inspiring the title; And the One who speaks through each and all.
Song Of Myself
O space and time! now I see it is true,
what I guess'd at,
What I guess'd when I loaf'd on the grass,
What I guess'd while I lay alone in my bed,
And again as I walk'd the beach under the paling stars of the morning.
From Song Of Myself by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)
Most popular teachings about enlightenment are based on the mistaken idea that there is such a thing as a separate individual who can choose through effort and purification to attain something called enlightenment.
This prescriptive and goal-orientated approach is, of course, very attractive to the guru mind, which above all else wishes to remain employed by simply compounding confusion. From the non-dualistic perception, however, no part of this activity is seen as relevant, and Leo Hartong speaks straight out of the clear blue sky of non-dualism, gently but uncompromisingly leading the reader to see the original and abiding nature of what they are.
The book begins very well, with a clear explanation of its intent, and throughout the work there is the feeling of reading a letter written by a friend who gently, but passionately, wants to make something very clear. As the writer communicates his perception of the mystery, he intersperses his ideas with appropriate traditional and contemporary quotations. In simple terms, it is the absence of seeking that reveals the wonder of that which already is, but although this simple and awesome mystery is impossible to express in words, Leo's exploration is a joy to share in.
Author of "As It Is" Holds meetings on Non Duality in the UK, Europe and the USA.
5 Do Not Be Intimidated
6 Saints, Sinners, Seekers and Sages
9 The Enemy Within
10 I Am… Or Am I?
On Having a Soul
On and Off
The Metaphor of Electricity
Come Join the Dance
About Silence, Nothingness and the Heart
Back to Basics
Limits of Language 20 The Dream of Space and Time