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by Joan Tollifson

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Author: Joan Tollifson
ISBN: 190866424X
Language: English
Pages: 184 pages
Category: Alternative Medicine
Publisher: Non-Duality; 1 edition (August 31, 2012)
Rating: 4.3
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Nothing to Grasp book. The simplicity Joan entails, the quotes/references to other teachers she includes, the loving but balanced take on the whole matter of the human mind is nothing short of baffling.

Nothing to Grasp book. I've read many books on this topic and this marks one of the top two for me (along with Confusion No More by Ramesh). This is an amazing book.

New Harbinger Publications. Joan Tollifson, Nothing to Grasp. tags: detachment, freedom, joy, love, nonduality, self-love.

'Habit has two parts, Toni says. There is the habit itself (finger biting, smoking, drinking, whatever), and there is the observer who wants to stop, who is also a habit. New Harbinger Publications.

Nothing to Grasp is a celebration of what is, exactly as it i. Joan Tollifson writes and talks with people about the living reality Here, Now. She has an affinity with both Buddhism and Advaita, but she belongs to no formal tradition. Her approach is simple and down-to-earth, pointing beyond concepts and beliefs to the immediacy of direct knowing and being. Tollifson has lived in Northern California, rural New York, Chicago, and Southern Oregon. Her main teacher was Toni Packer, but she spent time with many other teachers as well.

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This book points relentlessly to what is most obvious and impossible to avoid: the ever-present, ever-changing, nonconceptual actuality of the present moment that is effortlessly presenting itself right now. This book is an invitation to wake up from commonplace misconceptions and to see through the imaginary separate self at the root of our human suffering and confusion. Nothing to Grasp is a celebration of what is, exactly as it is. About this book.

Joan Tollifson has an affinity with Advaita, Zen Buddhism and radical nonduality but has her own unique and .

Joan Tollifson has an affinity with Advaita, Zen Buddhism and radical nonduality but has her own unique and original expression. She points to the simplicity of what is, as it is - the ever-present, ever-changing seamlessness of being.

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This book celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying and spiritual awakening. Can it be equally true that history really happened and that nothing actually happened? I say, YES!

This book celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying and spiritual awakening. Can it be equally true that history really happened and that nothing actually happened? I say, YES!

This book points relentlessly to what is most obvious and impossible to avoid: the ever-present, ever-changing, nonconceptual actuality of the present moment that is effortlessly presenting itself right now. This book is an invitation to wake up from commonplace misconceptions and to see through the imaginary separate self at the root of our human suffering and confusion. Nothing to Grasp is a celebration of what is, exactly as it is.
Comments (7)
Gerceytone
This is a Grasping expression of non duality....teaching that there is nothing to grasp, and so no adequate
expression!! As this may be liberating enough, I could stop right here with the 5-star rating, and that should be sufficient.
Yet, we need to make concessions to duality because many will not believe Silence (or the whiteness behind this printing)
to be an effective teaching approach. Joan Tollifson, with a great efficiency in word usage, and backed by her own
awakened experience, has given us a gift of immense value. Like all good teachers of non duality, she places herself
in our shoes and asks the questions that must be asked to grow into this teaching, approaching an understanding of
Consciousness which is critical for our time...and for the Happiness of each of us. Please read, and re-read, until
Grace arrives!! Now..!!
Iriar
The world of non-duality writing is so often filled with all the same tired, formulaic maxims that instead of pointing the reader to awakening, they really act to induce sleep! This book is so different. Joan writes from her own direct experience. She uses language that is consistently clear, alive, passionate, down-to-earth, and, ultimately, "eye" opening. It is her dedication to sincerity that powers this book to being a classic of philosophic, spiritual exploration. I cannot urge you to read this book strongly enough. For me, it is, already, a classic.
skyjettttt
This is an exquisite work of radical non duality. Unlike so much in that category, its also immediate, grounded, sensory and right HERE. A wonderful evocation of living, breathing, immediate presence. Loved it, just finished reading it for the first time and will go straight back to the first page and reread it for the sheer joy of THIS that every page points to!
Lianeni
Joan's book describes the path many of us have followed seeking the ultimate peaceful state and the frustration of achieving nothing. This clear and easy to read book brings home the point Zen masters have communicated over the centuries ... there is nothing to look for ... It is all here and now. I plan to come back to this book when I loose my way as it often happens.
Paster
This is an amazingly clear and direct book about a topic that can't be expressed in words. It effectively points to a direct experience by doing away with flowery language, and focusing on simplicity and ease of understanding. Its easy to think that what is being said at certain points is so obvious that it needn't be written, and then its realized that its the writing that allows it to be experienced as obvious. This book is not a spiritual text, but a brutally clear and direct expression of the nature of reality. I would recommend this to anyone I know that has an open mind and general interest in understanding their own experience, regardless of 'spiritual' background.
luisRED
Writings about spirituality are subject to where the reader is on the journey through life. For me, Joan's writing in this book, on Facebook, and on her website speak directly to me about what I feel must be the case, that This Is It, that all of this seemingly infinite multiplicity is the direct expression of the Great Mystery that is who we are, whether we know it or not. Her prose is elegant and clear. Her insights are obviously based on the breadth and depth of her experience. She must have as much ego as the rest of us, and she allows us appropriate glimpses of her own process, but her message does not feel ego-driven. Hers is the writing I've always wanted to read and I am grateful to have it in my life.
just one girl
I know how difficult it is to write about radical non duality. Still, there are some good books about it, this one: not so much
This book surpassed my expectations! Joan is very clear, and writes brilliantly! I recommend this to all seekers of Truth!