All I’m trying to do is to provoke in you this interest in the nature of your experience. How come my experience is known? I mean, isn’t that amazing: our experience is known! I mean, forget walking on water, or raising the dead, or anything. Experience is known! That’s incredible! There is experience! How come? What knows it? What knows our thoughts? What is it that is hearing these sounds? It’s all lit up by a light—not a physical light, but a knowing light.
from The Burning Question (2014)
Rupert Spira is an international teacher of the Advaita Vedanta direct path method of spiritual self enquiry, and an English studio potter.
Spira is also a spiritual teacher and writer in the branch of nonduality (Advaita, in Sanskrit), exploring the nature of experience in his essays and texts. He has published several books and a few DVDs with interviews. He holds regular meetings and retreats in the UK, Europe and the US. One of his talks about nonduality is included in the video game The Witness.
December 2, 2014
Spira discusses how awareness is not actually limited like our minds and senses are. He points out that just as all spaces are connected, consciousness could be one unified field behind the multiplicity of perceptions. Our culture conditions us to equate consciousness with the limits of personal experience, but awakening to what deeply knows experience reveals awareness to be boundless.
June 29, 2014
Rupert invites us to take a direct look at the present moment. His succinct investigation leads to stunning revelations about the nature of pure consciousness.