Urban Guru Cafe

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99. Urban Guru Cafe – Only One

[ Comments Off on 99. Urban Guru Cafe – Only One ] Posted on 12.24.10 under David Carse, Isaac Shapiro, John Wheeler, Kenneth Madden, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Randall Friend, Rick Linchitz, Robert Wolfe

The mind wants more. The idea of ‘self’ wants to survive beyond this moment and yet this moment is all there is and the idea of self has NO being and there is actually no ‘me’ in this immediacy of seeing-knowing.  This is actually very obvious right now.  You have to think about a ‘me’ before it ‘appears’.  The pure seeing is duration-less.  Uninterrupted observing is happening.  The mind is time – transient appearances only.  This immediacy is timeless.

The clear pointing on this site does not date.  It is fresh as the immediate impressions that register each moment.  We encourage you to explore as many of these programs as you wish to.  If you are waiting for a new program, please start listening to those programs you have not yet listened to.  Even though the programs are presented in an entertaining format, the essence of the pointing is sharp and cutting and ever fresh.   No one knows what ‘information’ will bring about a clear insight for you.  One may hear a pointer many times and somehow it does not register with its full meaning, then suddenly it cuts to the core.  Therefore we encourage anyone who resonates with a particular ‘message’ to listen as often as you can.  The programs will not dull or get stale.  Something ‘sinks in’ and in an unexpected moment a clear pointer registers with a clarity that dispenses the ‘old view’ and it leaves you present and aware, as you always have been, nakedly aware, of being pure being.   In that moment (which can only be this moment) the ‘job’ has been done (and nothing has actually happened and nothing was ever done).  This naked moment is eternal presence.

The incentive of the Urban Guru Cafe is purely in order for such a moment to open up for you (as it did for me).   Once this has ‘happened’ things fall into place in a very different ‘order’ and many beliefs are dispensed with naturally without incident.  This has ‘happened’ for many listeners.  Be patient and listen to those programs that resonate. – G.

In the beginning was the word.

The texture of the universe is a seamless garment worn by no entity.
The following voices will be heard on this program: Rick Linchitz, Robert Wolfe, Kenneth Madden, Terence Stamp reading David Carse, Ram Dass reading an ancient text, Randall Friend, Mark West, Bob Adamson, John Wheeler, Isaac Shapiro, Ramesh Balsekar with Nisargadatta….. – G.

Music includes: Gordon Lightfoot, Gevorg Dabagian, Andreas Vollenweider, Moody Blues, Kingston Trio, Thomas Dybdahl, Rivertribe (Aus), Mozart and Pink Floyd, traffic and birds.

The various guests on this program have programs of their own and website also. Gilbert has a free trimmed version of his e-book called “Resonance in the Heart”  available – The full version is a pay for download. Click HERE to visit the e-book.

The entire 99 programs on this site were produced on a MacBook Pro using a simple but excellent audio editing program called Amedeus Pro. We recommend Apple Macs and to date we have had no software conflicts and no major hardware issues with these excellent work tools.

The UGC is on 1 Radio station in BC CFIS FM, Sunday mornings at 8.30.  It would be good to have the UGC on a few more stations around the globe. The programs are free.  Make some comments and stay in touch. – G.

98. Prior to Consciousness – Nisargadatta – 6th Jan 1980

[ Comments Off on 98. Prior to Consciousness – Nisargadatta – 6th Jan 1980 ] Posted on 12.17.10 under Nisargadatta Maharaj

” Is there a world outside (of) your knowledge?  Can you go beyond what you know?   You may postulate a world beyond the mind, but it will remain a concept, unproved and unprovable.  Your experience is your proof …and it is valid for you only.  Who else can have your experience, when the other person is only as real as he (or she) appears in your experience” – Nisargadatta.

“You have projected onto yourself a world of your own imagination, based on memories, on desires and fears, and you have imprisoned yourself in it. Break the spell and be free.” – Nisargadatta

Where were you on the 6th of January 1980? On that day a few visitors were in a small attic room in the back streets of Bombay, in an area called Khetwadi. They had come from distant places to ask their questions, addressed to one who did not speak English. Somehow word had reached them, that this ‘teacher’ was someone extraordinary. Without a trace of sentiment, Nisargadatta turned many lives around and often with just a few words. Following on from the last program, we present digitally cleaned up audio from the meetings that were held everyday, year after year. This recording features Ramesh Balsekar and S.K. Mullarpattan as the main translators. These programs may require a few careful ‘listenings’ to catch everything they offer, but it is all clear, especially if you listen a few times. Many would have loved to have been able to attend the meetings. These recordings give an opportunity that is otherwise not available. Each meeting is unique and the way that Maharaj conducts himself is never predictable. He would not allow anyone to continue asking ‘spiritual kindergarden’ questions. Obviously he was keenly aware of where the visitor was ‘coming from’ and although he never spoke English, except for a word here and there, he probably understood the language reasonably well. That is neither here nor there, as we say. The atmosphere of that small room is captured on these recordings.

Music includes: Jefferson Airplane and a piece by Pepe Habichuela

The Urban Guru Cafe is a totally free podcast…..which has already turned a few lives around.

SEASONAL GREETINGS TO EVERYONE from the Urban Guru Cafe team.

97. The Seed of everything is this Consciousness.

[ Comments Off on 97. The Seed of everything is this Consciousness. ] Posted on 12.08.10 under Nisargadatta Maharaj

“What contradicts itself has no being. Or it has only momentary being, which comes to the same. For what has a beginning and an end has no middle. It is hollow. It has only name and shape given to it by the mind, but it has neither substance nor essence.” – Nisargadatta.

“Once you realize that the world is your own projection, you are free of it. You need not free yourself of a world that does not exist, except in your own imagination! However is the picture, beautiful or ugly, you are painting it and you are not bound by it. Realize that there is nobody to force it on you, that it is due to the habit of taking the imaginary to be real. See the imaginary as imaginary and be free of fear.” – Nisargadatta

The ONLY time there ever is is the Immediate Presence which we commonly call NOW.

These programs on Nisargadatta are very potent for those who are interested in this material.   It may take a few listenings to get the full potency of the pointing.   I myself have been struck by certain passages, by the simple and yet ‘deep’ significance of what Nisargadatta is saying. – Gilbert

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj – First a recording from 1980 with Ramesh Balsekar translating and then a recording from the 11th of January 1981 in which the voice of S.K. Mullarpattan appears as translator. This is a short selection from a series of tape recordings which I have digitally cleaned up and edited for archival purposes. There may be more to come. Some of the many tapes were used for transcribing purposes by Jean Dunn and Dr. Robert Powell who both produced excellent books on Nisargadatta. The first book ‘I am That’ was transcribe by Maurice Freeman in the early seventies. Dates for all the passages transcribed from the tapes are mentioned in the various books.

Music: Vikingo de Jerez from brand new released CD titled “Buleriando” by Rowland Schultz – available via his website – click HERE.

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Season Greetings to all the listeners and to everyone at 93.1 CFIS-FM – Prince George Community Radio Society – the ONLY Radio Station on the planet to have the nerve, the audacity and the gumption to air these programs for the general public. Sunday mornings at 8.30 – 93.1 CFIS-FM. Good on ya gals and guys. I hear there is a bit of a following developing there in BC. Be great if some other brave Radio Stations came on board too.

42. Across Space and Time. Program # 4. Nisargadatta Tapes

[ Comments Off on 42. Across Space and Time. Program # 4. Nisargadatta Tapes ] Posted on 06.13.09 under Nisargadatta Maharaj, Podcast

A meeting with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. An extract from rare recordings from Khetwadi, Bombay.

American visitors ask questions.

The voice of Jack Kornfield appears as a short extract from “Awaken to the Eternal”.

Music by L. Shankar, Sirocco (Aus) and Vas.

For those interested a team in India have produced a CD of some previously unheard recordings of meetings with Nisargadatta.

Here is a link to the website – Click HERE.

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Donations may be made through the small donation icon tab on the main page or on the bottom left side of the comment page, if one is moved to do so. These donations assist in keeping this site going – supporting the on going presentation of this clear and direct message in fresh programs that are contemporary and easily listened to.

37. Across Space and Time – Program #3 – Nisargadatta Tapes

[ Comments Off on 37. Across Space and Time – Program #3 – Nisargadatta Tapes ] Posted on 04.23.09 under Nisargadatta Maharaj, Podcast

This tape is from January 1981. The atmosphere is ‘alive’ with activities and the pointing is constant. Jean Dunn was present in the meeting. Jean published three books of transcripts from tapes similar to these ones featured here on the UGC. The word Fakir is used several times at one point. A Fakir is a Yogi, trained to go beyond the body. An example is: a bed of nails is used by a Fakir.

Music by Talvin Singh (Flute) and Asad Qizilbash (Sarod).

The voices of Alan Kahaney, Jack Kornfield, Jean Dunn appear as extracts from the “Awaken to the Eternal” video on Nisargadatta. This video is well worth watching. The link above takes you to the website for the video. Watch the entire video by clicking HERE.

Also….Nisargadatta audio courtesy of Maurizio at netineti films here.

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36. Across Space and Time – Program #2 – Nisargadatta Tapes

[ Comments Off on 36. Across Space and Time – Program #2 – Nisargadatta Tapes ] Posted on 04.13.09 under Nisargadatta Maharaj, Podcast

“Those who know only scriptures know nothing – To know is to BE”. – Nisargadatta

“Delayed response is wrong response. Thought, feeling and action must be one and simultaneous with the situation that calls for them” – Nisargadatta

The essence of the message is subtle. The mind is attuned to gross concepts. In this program is a very subtle introduction to our true nature. Listen to it as often as you can. The insight that comes, opens up the being-ness.

There is ‘no reason’ why anyone should miss it. It is the immediacy of being.

The voices of Jack Kornfield, Mark West, Ramesh Balsekar appear in this program.

Three short audio extracts from the video “Awaken to the Eternal“.

Various visitors put questions to Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj through the English translator, Ramesh.

Music by Asad Qizilibash, Ravi Shanka and the closing music by Van Morrison.

This podcast is FREE. For those who appreciate this free service, the opportunity is provided for making a (no obligation) small donation. A newly introduced Donation Tab appears on this site – top of front page (very small icon) near the contact icon and another at the bottom left hand side of comment pages.

35. Across Space and Time – Program #1 – Nisargadatta Tapes

[ Comments Off on 35. Across Space and Time – Program #1 – Nisargadatta Tapes ] Posted on 04.03.09 under Nisargadatta Maharaj, Podcast

This program contains rare audio from the meetings in Khetwadi, Bombay.

There is only One Presence. – THIS – is – IT

***A Transcript of the essential parts of the program appear in the comment pages.***

“Awareness becomes consciousness when it has an object. The object changes all the time. In consciousness there is movement: awareness is motionless and timeless, here now.” Quote from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

NOTE: The usual programs will still appear, interleaved with these ‘tapes’ from Bombay. These Bombay audio files are bigger than usual. They will take a little longer to download. Streaming the audio may be a problem for those with slower internet connections.

Every ‘event’ throughout ‘all time’ is contained in this singular Presence. The seeming ‘passage’ into this Open View is totally available to everyone beyond the arising thought patterns. Usually this needs to be introduced to us. A living ‘tradition’ exists where-in, ‘one who knows’ this open view, intimately ‘points’ the apparent ‘other’ to recognize and SEE from their own ‘clear space of immediate knowing’.

This program features one such ‘teacher’. Listen to the program and discover all that needs to be known, simply and immediately.

Music by Vas, Sitar piece by Ravi Shanka, Flute piece by Telvin Singh and Sarod piece by Asad Qizilbash plus a short piece from the movie Slumdog Millionaire.

Yes it is all FREE and it has to be that way. These tapes will not be turned into a product for sale at some future time. No one is excluded. A newly introduced Donation Tab appears on this site – top of front page (very small icon) near the contact icon and another at the bottom left hand side of comment pages. If you appreciate these programs, please feel free to support the continuation of the Urban Guru Cafe. It is a non-profit project. Those who do donate ensure that these programs will continue, for themselves as well as for everyone. No one need miss out because of FEES.
All inclusive is the nature of Non Duality.