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8th May 2010, 22:37
I find Mooji to be so uplifting and he is very easy to understand. He has returned to the root of enlightenment.


who do you find inspiring, and why ?

9th May 2010, 13:06
Thanks Ruis
Yes he is very inspiring.
Eckhart Tolle also simple.
Dr David Hawkins not so simple but inspiring.
Its a paradox, in that I had to, and I can only speak of me, needed to read many books, go to many workshops, go to ashrams, to see the depth of the teaching in its simplicity.
I had to and am still having to remove anything which obscures my spiritual vision of how simple it is.
Eckhart Tolle said on a cd. "I dont want to give the impression that you can sit at home drinking beer watching TV waiting for enlightenment to happen"
Its much deeper than that.
One teacher said. "Take a 100 steps towards God and He will take 1000 towards you."
When the student is ready the teacher will appear to inspire you to greater effort just to be. Lol


9th May 2010, 22:28

It's sad to see the racial hate and bigotry in the You Tubers who view this site.

9th May 2010, 22:42
Hi I'm new to Avolon and have been enlightened to the reality of what's going on the world by a very close friend. I listened to the video of Mooji and found there were depth in his simplicity. I would like to pose a question on the last quote.....If someone is a master then surly they do not seek as they 'own' or have enlightened themselves so what would someone seek?? Is it not best to be inspired by people who have made a 'difference' and also by those who touch our lives wether negatively or positively......dejavu

26th June 2010, 11:59

26th June 2010, 14:55
Hey Ruis,

You and I think alike, I posted that exact mooji video (post 235) on the spiritual diary thread. There is alot of inspiration there too, if you'd like to take a look.



26th June 2010, 21:36
I find Mooji to be so uplifting and he is very easy to understand. He has returned to the root of enlightenment.


who do you find inspiring, and why ?

Interesting to see that Mooji has a picture of Ramana behind him.
Ramana made a big impact on me.
Mooji is special too.

26th June 2010, 22:13
YOU! :love:

26th June 2010, 22:17
buddha! of course ruis, because his words feel right to me


but also.........Groucho Marx


A four-year-old child could understand this report. Run out and find me a four-year-old child. I can't make head or tail out of it. (From the Marx Brothers' Movie, Duck Soup) Groucho Marx (1895-1977)
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. Groucho Marx
Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped. Groucho Marx
From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. Groucho Marx

love m

26th June 2010, 22:23
Continuing the non-dualist theme:


26th June 2010, 22:50

The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn't belong to the soul.

2nd July 2010, 16:07
Luc Reynaud inspires me. :)

From the blog of singer/songwriter Jason Mraz...

Last year I stumbled onto a radical project called Harmonic Humanity. The successful Seattle based organization that puts original music in the hands of the homeless, who then are given the opportunity to distribute the CD’s as they do with newspapers nationwide. Their first album included the standout “Freedom Song” written by Luc Reynaud and a group of extraordinary children. Understanding music to be a powerful healing tool, Luc and his guitar traveled from Seattle to Louisiana right after Katrina hit. There, he would compose The Freedom Song with displaced kids. It would become an instant hit for families in Baton Rouge.

On Luc’s myspace page he asked the song and story be shared with the world. I immediately found myself playing it for my friends whenever they got in my car and soon I’d be covering it at gatherings. In no time, my whole community was hooked on it.

Around that same time I attended The Freedom Awards in Los Angeles, the annual event that recognizes those in the anti-slavery movement, awarding them funds and publicity to support and expand their humanitarian efforts. James Kofi Annan is the winner of a 2008 prize, which instantly made him a force to be reckoned with in Ghana and afforded him the opportunity to purchase his rescue boat.

As I got to know more about the work of Free The Slaves, I grew inspired by how such a small number of people can have such a huge impact on the world. In less than 10 years they have become the gold standard in anti-slavery and both the UN and the World Bank listen to them. Today, their strategies are freeing entire villages. Freedom is what they live for.

Realizing all this, I said, “You guys HAVE to hear The Freedom Song.” So I sent them a copy of Luc’s tune.

One month later I received an email from Free The Slaves. They were spreading the song as Luc had requested and children around the world were singing along – children who were just being introduced to real freedom for the first time in their lives. They insisted I travel to Ghana to hear it for myself. The rest is history.

Listen to the Freedom Song (http://myspace.com/lucreynaud)

I sent Luc a text telling him I had just heard 20 former slaves sing his song note for note. He wrote back. “Of course. It’s their song. I wrote it for them.”

Jason Mraz Blog (http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=4818814&blogId=535852527)

2nd July 2010, 17:05
Luc Reynaud inspires me. :)

I love the FREEDOM SONG... it makes my heart sing!!

Click here (http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/living/2010/06/24/jason.mraz.interview.cnn)for recent video on singer Jason Mraz talking about his recent
trip to Africa on a mission with the non-profit group Free the Slaves.


2nd July 2010, 17:18
I love the FREEDOM SONG... it makes my heart sing!!

It makes my heart sing too!! :)

It's playing almost every day in our house. I love so much to hear my 7-year old song singing it. So simple and beautiful.

I am so thankful for the artists in the world. What an amazing role they play in serving humanity. :wub:

17th July 2010, 22:55
when I was a young physicist striving to be a scientist.
My rough model was Richard Feynman.
If you never heard about him here are some really dazzling quotes he made http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Richard_Feynman .

He had the freedom of spirit, and freedom of intellect no other mortal I know of (http://www.amasci.com/feynman.html), maybe Da Vinci (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci) is close to him.
This is my small tribute to Richard Feynman who assisted paving my spiritual freedom and playfulness.