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An Extraordinary Absence (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Jeff Foster

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If you think that 'liberation' is a special state reserved only for enlightened masters and gurus, then think again.

Jeff Foster invites you to forget everything you know, everything you’ve been taught, everything you’ve ever read about spiritual awakening, Oneness, enlightenment, nonduality and Advaita, and to consider a new possibility: the possibility of absolute freedom, right now, right here in the midst of this very ordinary life.

Using everyday language and drawing on both personal experience and age-old wisdom, Jeff shares the possibility that all the seeking and longing of the mind can come to an absolute end with the falling-away of the sense of being a separate individual, and a plunge into unconditional love. And in that plunge - which is totally beyond anything you have ever imagined - this so-called ordinary life reveals its great Secret.

Written with stunning clarity and aliveness, this book is a love letter to the exhausted spiritual seeker who is simply longing to come Home.

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Words Full of Space 27 novembre 2009
Par Jerry Katz - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
Jeff Foster is a young and gifted confessor or sharer of what is. Jeff's words are full of space. This book is incredibly effective in getting "you" to see there has never been a "you." There's only this.

I like the writing styles: Question and answer; confessions of what is; some writing structured as poems; and a fourth kind of writing that is set off by its own font, a courier typewriter style font, that gives a sense of "happening now." This fourth kind of writing appears throughout the book under the heading "this"; here's an example:

"Silence. I have no answer for her. This is empty of questions and answers. I am a child, I know nothing about nonduality. All I know is car horns, the whiff of aftershaves, the blowing of noses and aching of feet. This is where I live. Right here, not in some other dimension. The mouth opens to speak, even though I have no idea what to say."

An Extraordinary Absence is a book of beauty but it's not pretty. Jeff talks about pain, including his own extreme physical and emotional pain. He writes about the spectrum of humanity from "A little red-faced toddler in blue dungarees" to a man with terminal cancer:

"He is losing control of his bowels ... I don't tell him there's no suffering, I don't say `I'm enlightened and you're not,' I don't even mention nonduality, [...]

The Foreword by Kriben Pillay and the Introduction by Philip Pegler are themselves worthwhile documents on nonduality. Especially Kriben, a writer, observer, researcher, and publisher of nondualia since the mid-90s, makes strong statements:

"Much of the current nondual scene is ... engaged in layered deceptions..."

It is essential that nonduality constantly check and undo itself. If the worldly construction of nonduality -- as it is known in books, websites, forums, gatherings, conferences, satsangs, all media -- if it can't stand up to its decimation, what good is it?

Something else I like about this book is the quotations. They balance the book.

By around page 90 came the insight that I was reading a classic, even a potential screenplay with Jeff starring and doing the voiceover.

I also like how Jeff brings in Zen, Advaita, and Christianity. The emphasis on Christianity and crucifixion convey that Jeff knows Jesus the man, and resonates with the pain and the utter humanity exposed in this book, and yields this confession:

"Waking up from the dream of separation, there is a death, and that death, as Jesus said, is the only salvation. You have to lose your life to save it. And so when there is no-one, there isn't an empty void, a lonely and joyless black space devoid of all qualities, no, no, no. That void is full, it is bursting with life. ... And in that, all the concepts in the world dissolve."

Read An Extraordinay Absence and watch how you become comfortable with wonder.
6 internautes sur 6 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 amazing and clear story of awakening 5 septembre 2010
Par Forrest - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
Awakening is not even an accurate phrase. I read the book like a novel, scarcely wanting to lay it down. It is the clearest and most moving story of the disappearance of the illusory "me" and the opening to the full presence of life I have ever read. I highly recommend to anyone on the spiritual search who is ready to lay the burden down.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Cuts right to the core 18 octobre 2009
Par Book Lover - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
I got it around a week ago and it is one of my favorites of the growing list of advaita books. Cuts right to the core, simple, readable, and enjoyable! the end of seeking, just be

He uses examples from his own life and tells of his "awakening" and how he saw things differently, like seeing his father for the first time not as "his" but as just another character in the play.

Enjoy!!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Extraordinary Words! 14 avril 2011
Par No Seeker - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
If you are a spiritual seeker, especially a frustrated one, I cannot recommend this book highly enough!

I received, "An Extraordinary Absence" yesterday and finished it today. I had been a seeker (mostly as a Zen Buddhist) since about 1988. I have read many books on Buddhism and spirituality and while they all had some value, none of them came so close to putting Truth into words. The other books were also like band-aids; temporary things to make you feel better, but nothing that so drastically changed your core beliefs and permanently affected how you live life.

It's been only a month since I first heard Jeff talk on the internet and I just finished his book today, but he has already changed me in a fundamental and wonderful way. I cannot imagine how many more years of useless seeking he has saved me.

*** These are the words I needed to hear since I began my search ***

and they are words that no one else has said. If this had been my first book on spirituality, maybe I could have saved two decades of futility. Then again, maybe I needed to really understand how futile my search was in order to be ready to hear these new words.

Jeff does not give any practices, things to believe, or recipes for success. This isn't a self-help or feel-good book. His message is clear and his simple words hit you like a sledgehammer; they are powerful and my life has already changed for the better because of them.

One message is that this moment never seems to be enough. This causes us to suffer. Often we create a new identity as a "spiritual seeker" who will one day attain enlightenment - THEN that will be enough. In truth, life, as it is, is more than enough already. We just cannot see it because we're too busy looking for something else, something special, anything but this!

We've been believing our *ideas* about what life should be. When these beliefs are dropped and we fully accept that the present moment IS all there is, the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

I believe this book is ideal for those who are fed up with seeking! If you are new to spirituality, there may be some ideas that seem too far-fetched or give you the idea that "he doesn't mean this literally." But if you are courageous enough to be open-minded and consider that some of your most basic assumptions about who you are are false, this book could save you years of frustration and falling into traps!

For me, the last 23 years of meditation and studying under Zen Masters have gotten me nowhere, except thrown into an abyss of despair. Luckily, it's not too late to begin anew, to throw out my own silly ideas of enlightenment and spirituality, and live right here in gratitude!

Life is no longer frustrating. I am no longer seeking, just getting better at SEEING what already is. The rest will take care of itself. :)
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Tough review to write 19 février 2012
Par San Francisco guy - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
"The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao." So it goes with non-dualistic writings. The question then becomes, "how well does it point?" It's been my limited experience (Parsons, Wheeler, Foster) that non-dualistic writers pretty much say the same stuff over and over. I'm not sure there's any other way to approach the subject. An Extraordinary Absence goes from "ho-hum" to "very, very good." The questions and answers at least provide slightly different perspectives. Parsons' approach can be more humorous, but he can also get very annoying. (However, the first section in As It Is is outstanding.) Wheeler is too rah-rah for my taste. So over all I'd put Foster on top of these three, anyway.
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