When you lose interest in spiritual pipe dreams, your craving for a pain-free life will weaken. Then your attention will remain where it belongs - not in some fanciful trouble-free future, but in this moment, which is the only moment one ever has, the only moment one must deal with, and the only moment one actually can deal with. Seeing that simplifies matters considerably, I find. The wise among us enjoy and suffer a fully human experience with an equanimity they are powerless to explain, albeit countless ones have tried.
I am reminded of the same feelings of discovery, delight and excitement that I remember from meeting Alan Watts’ The Wisdom of Insecurity, Krishnamurti’s Freedom from the Known, and Chögyam Trungpa’s Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism. This book stands out for me as an entirely fresh and illuminated exposition of awakened consciousness: an awakened understanding of what it is to be human.
-Dr. Robert K. Hall
If you like it straight up, this is it! You won't find any spiritual pacifiers, or non-duality speak here. Like the dialogues with Buddha, Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharshi, and Alan Watts, the conversations in The Ten Thousand Things explore spriritual awakening with freshness, candor, and remarkably lucidity. You won't find contrivance here either. Robert's replies to questions are as clear and natural as a mountain brook.