Towards the Openness

Douwe Tiemersma
 

Towards the Openness


Translated by Robert Powell and Frank Anderson
Illustrations by Daan van Beek

English translation of the Dutch
Naar de Openheid, Mirananda, Wassenaar 1983

100 pages
€ 10,50
ISBN 90 805739 1 4


Contents 

1. Getting started
2. Bewilderment
3. Intuition
4. Attention
5. Clarity
6. Evaluation and choice
7. Desire
8. Will
9. The Guru
10. Energy
11. Play
12. Purity
13. Trust
14. Being at home
15. Love and happiness
16. Certain knowledge
17. Consciousness
18. Being-consciousness
19. Your hand, your body
20. Silence
21. Openness

And many poetical texts

‘In principle the Openness is ever present; it is, however, limited by self-drawn boundaries. Hedges are put between gardens, labyrinths installed in which people get lost. Everyone closes himself in and stares at a wall. You too, however, are birds who shouldn’t forget you can fly and thereby view the world from afar. Then all boundaries become so relative that they can dissolve and vaporise in the Openness. That Openness contains everything within itself, yet is not limited by anything. Then, there are no more questions and problems, no ‘I’ and the ‘other’, only the Self, which becomes so tenuous that it merges into the Absolute.’ (p. 99)


There is no duality

this is evident
when you are
deeply relaxed
in self-awareness


  • Towards the Openness

    ‘In principle the Openness is ever present; it is, however, limited by self-drawn boundaries. Hedges are put between gardens, labyrinths installed in which people get lost. Everyone closes himself in and stares at a wall. You too, however, are birds who shouldn’t forget you can fly and thereby view the world from afar. Then all boundaries become so relative that they can dissolve and vaporise in the Openness.

  • Non-duality The groundless openness

    Recognize the essential, non-dual nature of your own experience.
    Written by Douwe Tiemersma, student of Nisargadatta Maharaj and teacher of Advaita Vedanta in the Netherlands for 30 years,  Non-Duality, the groundless openness, is a comprehensive sourcebook, pointing in an incisive and precise way to the eternal truth that is always, already present within the experienced reality of the reader.

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