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Dancing Lightly

Dancing Lightly (Synopsis below)

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Edward Thomas wrote: "And heavy is the tread of the living, but the dead returning lightly dance."

Dancing is defined thusly: "To move one's feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps" or "to leap and skip, as from excitement; to move nimbly or quickly; to dance with joy" or "to move merrily; to express pleasure by motion."

Dancing to "another tune" means "to forfeit one's behavior, attitudes, beliefs." The relevance of all of that is clear to most that have studied Advaita and what Realization has to offer.

As for dancing, the author write: "Dancing can involve a fluid, even, natural motion which, at its core, exudes joy and pleasure and lightness. It can also involve no movement at all when the dance takes place within and provides a sense of fullness and unchecked joy. Either way, there is never a "roller-coaster" type of jerkiness. There is smoothness and gracefulness and agility. Moving through the relative existence post-Realization is like moving smoothly across a dance floor (not in some helter-skelter fashion and not in some roller coaster fashion with excessive up's and down's but in a slow, deliberate, even, level, steady, flexible, and effortless manner.)"

He suggests that "the 'end game' with Advaita is not to be able to eat, drink, breathe, talk, dissect, and analyze Advaita; nor is the 'end game' to spend all of one's waking hours pontificating about Advaita. The 'end game' is to reach an understanding that results in a love of silence and solitude; that allows Reality to be overlaid upon the relative so that a nisarga (natural) manner of abidance happens; that allows all to happen spontaneously while, ironically, also happening deliberately"; and that allows whatever happens - or whatever does not happen - to be enjoyed fully. With the sense of limitlessness that manifests post-Realization, then all can be relished: the working required to assure independence, the walking, the eating, the looking at what nature has to offer, the sitting, the sharing, and, yes, the dancing."

[It is explained this way in the book FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality):

"Realization is marked by the abandoning of all concepts. On this seven-step 'journey,' we've used many concepts to remove concepts, not unlike the proverbial thorn used to remove a thorn. If you have something within you like a thorn, and you use a thorn to get rid of that which was within, that which was causing your misery, what effort need remain after the removal?

The work is done; the tools required for the task-the thorns needed to remove the thorn-are no longer required. What further exercises could be indicated? Realized, You will not know any concern about any thorns from 'the past.' You will not long for any thorn to return. You will not save spare thorns just in case they might be needed in 'the future.' You will not work to maintain Your 'state of non-thorn-ness.' It's all gone, all dissolved. It just happened automatically when the last concept dis-appeared."]

This book describes what the post-Realization relative existence should be like and why The Light must precede the lightness. May you enjoy not just dancing but actually dancing lightly.
eBOOK SPECIFICATIONS: 114 pages; Publisher: Henderson Books; Language: English.

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