Schuckles, my companion in cat colony management in Northridge, has died after
her long struggle with cervical cancer at age 70. She died in great pain. Even morphine did not make it bearable.
Marie had a hard life the last ten years. After her mother died, their home was sold to
cover the mother’s debts. Marie moved in
with her sister P., who really didn’t want her there, and she slept in the
living room, on a couch, without any privacy.
P. did not even turn on the air conditioning o heat at night for Marie
in the living room downstairs. Her other
sister, N., finally convinced Marie to get rid of all her storage belongings,
giving them to her newly found, adopted out son, and with that money she got
her own apartment, and for the last three months of her life she was happy.
I just found
out that she died ten days ago, and have been trying to locate the three people
she turned her cat caretaking efforts over to.
Michael feeding my street cats in 2013
86 and has been managing feral cat colonies for over 45 years. She now has at least 100 cats she is feeding,
getting spayed/neutered, and placing in homes.
So far, I
have not located the person that is taking care of the 27 cats I was caring
for, near California State University in Northridge, and I am hoping it is
Marilyn, who herself contracted cancer about 8 years ago, and so far has beaten
her cancer. She too was taking care of
many cats, rescuing even more and placing them in homes. I have two of her street cats, Radha and
Look, I hold weekly satsangs, write books, and post about Advaita teachings,
Robert Adams, and ways of experiencing
various kinds of self-realization, as well advising many hundreds of
people via email, mail, and phone calls regarding spiritual practice. I have had many people that have come and
stayed with me for weeks at a time, and I have really asked for nothing.
But I am
asking all of you who care for my efforts, and who
One of five stops where I fed cats
manifest love and
compassion, to donate money to these three women who feed many hundreds of
cats, have them spayed and neutered, rescue them, and place them in homes.
I want you
to send them money. I ask you to call
them, talk to them, learn all they do, and ask how you can help.
this for me.
Valerie Stark (818) 900-3548
20032 Vintage St. Chatsworth, CA 91311
When I last talked to Valerie two
days ago, she was about to go out feeding her ferals, saying the winds were
freezing cold and 70 mph! We all worry
about our feral friends outdoors.
Jacquec (818) 826 0299
19037 Bryant St. #4, Northridge, Ca 91324
I am trying
to locate her now. In the meantime,
please send the money to me which I will give her for caring for my cats. If I cannot locate her, I will give the money
to Valerie or Maria.
SATSANG AT 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY 12/25
started this new round of Satsangs a month ago, that first Satsang was
tentative, because that inner voice that had previously used me to speak for
that which is beyond this Ed Muzika body and mind was starting anew, has now grown
more powerful and more emotionally eloquent.
When we have
Satsang, make no mistake, it is not me talking to you, but consciousness itself
to your consciousness.Also, deep within
me, that which is beyond consciousness is also speaking to you who are also beyond
consciousness, that who knows the coming and going of consciousness, and is itself
untouched by consciousness.
reason, I want to hold a special Satsang this Sunday on Christmas, at 10:30
A.M. Arizona time, 12:30 P.M. Eastern Standard time, 5:30 P.M. U.K. time.
That day I will speak about the approach of love, of Bhakti, to the awakening
of the Divine Self within, the spirit, Shakti, wherein the Self becomes aware
of itself as consciousness and Shakti only, above and beyond the which are
Go to http://satsangwithedji.weebly.com,
and use the passwordedjiwhenever asked for a password.Come early and listen to the chanting at the
bottom of the page, especially the ALL NEW KUNDALINI CHANTS.
Is he using experiential words relevant or potentially relevant to my life, or is he using abstract, philosophical words?
Jidda Krishnamurti and U.G. Krishnamurti emphasize the hopelessness of believing and following teachers who have little or no actual spiritual experience in terms of understanding themselves, and merely parrot Ramana or some other teacher, although Ramana is the teacher most frequently parroted.
You also need to be clear about what you are looking for.
Are trying to find someone who understands and can explain certain spiritual experiences you have had? This is absolutely the wrong reason to seek out a teacher.
Drop that search immediately because it is not relevant to your present experiencing. Past experience is gone, a memory that should not be allowed to haunt you.
You see, that experience has not stayed with you. Where you are now is most important, and what you have to do is carefully explore your present experience, especially your inner experience, and see if there are any invariants, any inner experience that does not change.
Such would be the experience of a vast inner space, emptiness, which is the mainstay of Buddhism. Do you know emptiness, both inner and outer?
Do you experience the Lifeforce within as a formless entity empowering and acting through you? Are you aware that all that you know and all that you experience about yourself and the world is experienced through the medium of YOUR consciousness, and all that you really ever know is consciousness?
Are you able to watch big emotions, such as sadness, grief, love, jealousy, anger, etc., without fearing them? Can you accept and totally coexist with even the strongest emotion? Is this what you are seeking to do, to expose hidden emotions and reabsorb them into your sense of self?
Have you located the I sense within, or the I Am somewhere in your chest, gut, or head? Can you focus on it, stay with it, and bring it into your heart?
Do you want to experience the bliss of having a close relationship with the Lifeforce, AKA Shakti? Do you see how Shakti depends on consciousness to be part of your experience, and without consciousness--your consciousness--there is no experience of Shakti and no bliss?
Are you aware of your own sense of presence, that you exist as a presence in the world, and this presence permeates and penetrates your body and mind and extends like an energy field into the space around you?
Are you aware of an inner, formless, "entity" that is aware of consciousness, and which can watch the coming and going of your waking state, dream state, and sleep without itself being touched? Are you aware of all the movements of consciousness and the mind that flows when you first awaken, including the coming and going of consciousness, and the simultaneous presence of the witnessing of these changes within.
It is this kind of direct, experiential knowledge and experience which you should be looking for in a teacher, not someone who speaks abstractly about enlightenment or awakening, Nirvana or Brahman, Jiva or Atman, without carefully explaining these experiences.
Sri Edji, I bow to you Master and thank you for calling me ! This AM when meditating, the personality was gone and I was Consciousness-very blissful.
Then out of nowhere...............you know how it is when your busy with something and all of a sudden you know something is Watching you.
Well I am the I am and shit all of a sudden something is watching this whole thing happen.
In my imagination my head turned slightly to the right only to see a window with a light for the background but nothing there. And I knew I and Consciousness was being observed. Nothing like this has ever happened before but I realized that is behind the window ............. before birth, timeless, space less and emptiness. This is my true home.