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Francis Lucille: Is Unshakeable Peace Possible in This World?

June 7, 2010

A nice answering of the question “Is unshakeable peace possible in this world?” from the non-dualist perspective.

The “full consciousness” associated with Ascension in 2012 is a unitive or non-dual consciousness. Perhaps it’s time for us to begin listening to people who live in this consciousness, to begin developing a vocabulary of it and understanding what life looks like lived from that perspective.

His website states that Francis Lucille is a spiritual teacher in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta. “Advaita” means non-dual. “Vedanta” means, and here I interpret the term rather than translating it, the non-dual knowledge that lies at the heart of the Vedas, which themselves lie at the heart of Hindu spirituality. The Bhagavad-Gita is also assumed to be part of the Vedanta though probably written later.

In this short video, Francis answers the following question: when you awakened (or later enlightened) has your Understanding that Consciousness is Universal and Divine come from an unshakeable Knowledge, and does it ever waver as time passes, thus allowing conflict (ignorance) to enter your mind associated with the belief of being a separate, individual Consciousness. In other words, is “unshakable Peace” possible in this world?

A longtime disciple of Jean Klein whom he met in 1975, Lucille was also influenced by J. Krishnamurti, Krishna Menon and Wei Wu Wei, whom he knew personally. Many contemporary advaita teachers have attended his teaching events.

Francis transmits the ancient teaching of nonduality, the common ground of Advaita Vedanta, Ch’an Buddhism, Zen,Taoism and Sufism.

One advantage of his reply is that Francis answers the question from both the relative and the absolute levels of existence. Teachers who stay only with the absolute often do not “reach’ their listeners, whose being is centered in the relative. Nonetheless, listeners with their being centered in the relative may still wish to know what life looks like from the absolute. Francis provides both perspectives.

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