Discovering what you truly are
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100 FREE PODCASTS
The Urban Guru Cafe was created 2007-08. The origins of the concept for a podcast sprang up out of conversations between Areti Alexova and Gilbert Schultz. A dutch visitor, Eric, who was attending Bob Adamson’s meetings offered to do the technical side of constructing a podcast site. Eric also translated one of Bob’s books into Dutch.
It was a harmonious beginning and we were all excited about the project. Areti played the role of being an excellent interviewer and we approached various teachers around the world, speakers who we found to be genuine, clear and fairly direct. The project quickly became a popular podcast around the globe. Because the podcasts were not focused on any one teacher, it introduced many relatively unknown teachers to a wide audience. Areti’s role was the significant central role and many listeners came to love her style and her voice. Areti edited the interview recordings she made into a concise and easily listening format, which many expressed the appreciation of. Gilbert played the hidden role of putting the sound files together with musical breaks. The overall effect was a winner. The site reached a far bigger popularity than any of us expected.
The podcasts remain available and many continue to discover them. The podcasts continue to entertain, inform and illuminate. Hundreds of listeners continue to listen to the podcasts on a regular basis, even though they have already heard them many times already.
Please enjoy what is on offer.
What is pointed to in these podcast programs will not go stale or be dated. What is pointed to has never aged or changed one iota. Therefore these programs continue to serve as a vehicle for clear pointing.
Podcast number 100:
This program contains all the essential pointers that anyone needs. If you can follow what is pointed out it is virtually impossible not to recognize your own essential ‘natural state’. You may need to listen a few times. This particular podcast represents what the Urban Guru Cafe is about. Listen in a relaxed way and let the ‘message’ register without ‘reaction’ from the mind. Mind is only appearance. Pure being is not in the mind. As long as there is some form of grasping consciousness going on, then the idea of seeking will perpetuate itself. This naked awareness, which is beyond mind, is timelessly present – it is not altered by ‘time’. Anyone who has experienced a true insight knows that it is a wordless insight – it is not in the conditioned mind – it is pure in-seeing. Space like awareness is prior to the appearance of all the qualities and content of consciousness. That does not mean that it is separate. Not two.
What must be clearly understood is that no one can ‘do’ anything for you – no guru, teacher or any ‘me’ or ‘other than me’ can facilitate the recognition that is required. What is usually offered is a conditional perspective which keeps the seeker locked into a mind game. Once a clear and precise recognition has ‘happened’ there is little one can say about it, because it is beyond language. Knowing is never truly corrupted by thought….It is pure knowing, pure being, which has always been present because it IS presence itself. Any ‘personal history’ is only baggage and all our old ideas amount to nil until we let go absolutely. Link to Guest Speaker here.
The guide can walk with you and assist with direction and the avoidance of deviations. The spontaneous recognition is always potential. You must SEE for yourself. Belief is useless in this ‘venture’. Belief is a hinderance and old ideas amount to nothing.
Music: G on Mandola and Mary Hopkin’s “Those were the days”.
P.S. Thousands upon thousands have a copy of “I am THAT” – Nisargadatta. Few understand what is offered in the book. The book often sits on a shelf as a trophy. The lucky one is driven to read it every day. Something percolates down. As for the Urban Guru Cafe, there may or may not be further programs (as the song says “we thought they would never end”). If you get the gist of what this single program is pointing to, there will be no need for MORE. Listen a few times. – G.
The UGC is a FREE podcast. The producer of these podcasts has a new e-book available on this website.