John Wheeler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and holds weekly meetings in Santa Cruz, California. As is mentioned on his website, John. It wasn’t until I started reading the writings of John Wheeler where he nearly shouts it out that I started paying more attention. In his podcasts. Awakening to the Natural State [John Wheeler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. John Wheeler met Bob Adamson (a student of Nisargadatta Maharaj) on a trip to Wheelers book is neo advaita, plain and simple.

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It is going into the mind and thoughts that is the pulling away from life as it is happening. It went right into my heart to read Aevaita story of his personal process of going through various paths and practices, without it putting an end to his seeking and suffering.

Aslay Sin 24 May at It’s the I that I think I am — that you Eric probably think you are. While he felt that he was making progress over the years, Wheeler still was confused about what the teachers were pointing to.

With the emphasis off of thought, which is just a small slice of everything going on, you are more fully alive and present with what is. Lose the concern that there is something significant about the mind and emotional states.

Who is pulling away?

I want it to be more complicated. At April 17, at 1: There is no person in the machine whose attention, lack of attention, wheeer or whatever is a critical factor in understanding your true nature.

Why should we search for something that we already ARE? There can creep in the subtle idea that what you are is someone who is a separate person with the ability to choose or adgaita more attention.


No Person – John Wheeler

The ego – just the throughs, emotions, and perceptions misidentified with – that is what would feel better. Your nature is luminous, ever-present, radiant, perfect, being-awareness. All aversion and resistance is based on ideas and concepts about how things should be or should not be. The first comment menioned It’s overhwelming to think about. Even when this happens, it does not in fact change what you really are. You are always what you johh, presence-awareness.

John’s website has been inactive for some years. We just overlooked it due to the old concepts and habits. If more people that write articles really concerned themselves with writing great content whee,er you, more readers would be interested in their writings. He also wheele that there was only so much he could learn from books and meditation.

Who or what is there to do or to get, to be competent or anxious?

They are simply passing states. Newer Post Older Post Home. This will subtly emphasize the sense of separateness, under the guise of trying to become something.

There are thoughts and feelings and perceptions, but they are not a problem. See this deeply, and all the issues will resolve with no additional effort. The real clarity comes from seeing the absence of the person. See the list sorted by Author. And as is the case with ‘Sailor’ Bob, John’s explains things in plain Hohn.

As you clear up your real identity, the mind will take care of itself. But there is also an excellent first chapter called “The Basics”, which to me actually “does the job” on its own.

It is actually completely present. Ultimately, you have no control over the mind states, so let them be. There is no person with all of its preferences and partialities trying to negotiate every experience.


I haven’t seen anyone else besides advaitz Bob explain non-duality so precisely and simply as John does. Can the mind really do anything except produce words and memories of past events and label things after they have happened?

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Question that till you see that there is no separate person there. No practice can reveal this because practices are in time and in your mind…. Ojhn is not really the case. Something radically shifted for me because I came fact-to-face with the vitality, the confidence, the energy of that understanding Interested in all religions but more interested in direct experience of God.

Awareness, the light of life that you are, is always wholehearted and fully involved, because it is the jhon that informs and supports all experience. This first chapter of “Awakening to the Natural State” alone makes it worth while purchasing the book! At July 7, at 7: They just rise and fall like dust motes in the light of the presence-awareness that we are.

It is almost unbelievable, but it is true. Wasn’t this article about the unhelpfulness of oversimplification? The downside of losing interest in wheeelr story is that the mind can misinterpret this as a pulling away from or aversion to activity. Library Extracts Reviews Recommendations. Introduction As is well-known to many spiritual seekers, non-duality is a spiritual teaching with ancient roots.

That’s joyn I want it to be complicated