Welcome to Stillness Speaks

“Your own self realization is the greatest service you can give the world.” ~ Ramana Maharshi

Stillness Speaks is a preeminent resource for self inquiry and self exploration – the endless journey of self realization. We offer works of teachers (luminaries), and wisdom traditions (paths), both historical and contemporary, Eastern and Western, indigenous and otherwise. Our approach is integral – all are welcome!

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Many Roads to Awakening or Here/Now (Part 3 of 3)

“The ever-present, ever-changing, nonconceptual actuality of the present moment is effortlessly presenting itself right now. Here / Now is the boundlessness that has no opposite and no other. This is it.” ~ Joan Tollifson

In this concluding Part of the 3-part series, guest author, Joan Tollifson continues her exploration of the “many roads to Here / Now” … and shares additional “roads” like “devotion” or “doing” and more … enjoy! …

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Greg Goode: After Awareness – The End of the Path

The direct path, taught by Shri Atmananda Krishna Menon, is “a way of reaching lasting love and happiness undisturbed by conditions.”

We are delighted to introduce Greg Goode’s latest book: After Awareness – The End of the Path … he has also graciously provided the books’ summary for free download in this post.

In Greg’s own words: “This book discusses aspects of the direct path that are rarely if ever written down…. In this book I’m not giving pointers or exercises to assist in nondual realization. Rather, I wish to provide a look at the inner workings of the direct path, to show how the machinery does its work …

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“Devote yourself here and now to the search for the Truth that is ever within you.” ~ Ramana Maharshi

The greatest mystery of all: as your journey progresses, you will discover that there truly is only one teacher and that teacher is ultimately found within. Until then, we have many sages that guide us along … or illuminate the way …. we are honored to offer a small sampling of these luminaries … a list that will grow with time.

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“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle

We offer explorations into the many paths up the mountain:” from Christian to Sufi, from Zen to Hindu, Kabbalist to Kashmir Shaivism, Advaitic to Indigenous, from philosophical to atheist, from spiritual to scientific – an endless list, that will continue to grow ! …

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