Rupert Spira: The Transparency of Things
Contemplating the Nature of Experience
This extraordinary book is beautifully written and exceptionally clear. Simple and direct, it leads the reader through a series of “contemplations” designed to explore and illuminate our actual experience here and now. This book is a rare jewel, definitely one of the very best books on non-duality I have ever come across, and I recommend it very highly.
There is also a beautiful 2-DVD set available with the same title as the book and I very highly recommend these two DVD’s in addition to the book.
In both the book and the DVD’s, Rupert’s insight and expression is crystal clear, subtle, nuanced, intelligent, and rooted in presence. The words come directly from the boundlessness to which they point. Rupert avoids so many pitfalls that I see many other teachers fall into, pitfalls such as turning themselves into special people, making enlightenment into a coveted future attainment, getting stuck on one side of an apparent duality like choice or no choice, falling into new belief systems, or withdrawing into a kind of detached transcendence that regards the world as merely an illusion. Very highly recommended. Book review by Joan Tollifson
Rupert Spira: Artist and Non-duality Teacher
From an early age Rupert was deeply interested in the nature of Reality. For twenty years he studied the teachings of Ouspensky, Krishnamurti, Rumi, Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, twelve years ago. Francis introduced Rupert to the teaching of Jean Klein, Parmenides, Wei Wu Wei and Atmananda Krishnamenon and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience.
Rupert’s first book, “The Transparency of Things,” subtitled “Contemplating the Nature of Experience,” was published last year by Non-Duality Press. He is presently working on his second book, “It is what I am.”
You can see a fine video interview with Rupert on Conscious TV
And you can find more about Rupert here on his website.