"When you begin to question your dream, awakening will not be far away."
-Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Kali Om,Thank you so much for posting a quote from Sri Aurobindo. He is someone that I spent a lot of time reading and studying back in the 80s and 90s; however, you don’t see him quoted as much today as you once did. This is too bad since his translation and commentary on ‘The Gita’ adds considerable depth in its understanding. I always pay a special homage to Aurobindo’s ‘The Life Divine’. I think we owe so much to this book because of the influence it had on Michael Murphy. When he and Richard Price founded Esalen, the influence of Aurobindo continued in the west in ways that probably no one could imagine.Ralph from DeKalb
Hi Ralph! Kali, a couple weeks ago you recommended an audio recording/book on tape, and I can't remember what it was but it sounded good. Can you refresh my memory cuz I have 8 hours in the car back and forth from Boston to the Catskills?
Hummm…Boy, this is tough. It may have been David Richo’s ‘Embracing the Shadow’ (4CDs). It’s based on his Jungian book—‘Shadow Dance’. (Amazon). More likely, it was ‘Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition’ by Grant Hardy (The Great Courses) 18 CDs total. I’ll keep thinking, but I know you don’t have much time before you leave. BTW: my yoga teacher just got back last week (end) from Boston. Must be where ALL the action is. Ralph
Thanks for the suggestion, Ralph! If you think of more, I'm open to anything that passes the time. It was a translation of scripture read by someone famous she mentioned after class a couple Sundays ago. I tried to download it but (darn it!) can't figure out what it was. I'm bringing my daughter to Boston to see her Nana and cousins, but it means more car time than flying to LaGuardia or Newark.
Think I Found it-- a translation of the Ramayana narrated by Ram Das. But I still have 3+ hours in the car to fill so I'm open to any suggestions...
Another one I really like is 'The Tao Td Ching' read by Jacob Needleman.Ralph
Dear Ralph - you are welcome. And thank you for your insight on SRi Aurubindo.Yes, it is the Ramayana read by Ram Dass.
Thanks guys--downloaded. Though one could argue I should have tried a little harder to solve the problem before I asked the question. Like when the kids ask where stuff is (without looking first) and we tell them "It's where you left it."