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The Happiness That Needs Nothing
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This book is about the innate happiness and joy that can be discovered on awakening by becoming 'Aware of' and 'identifying with' Awareness. This is to be achieved by direct investigation of... More > moment-to-moment experience which readily reveals the Pure Awareness that underlies our existence. This leads to discovering the happiness that needs nothing external to ourselves to manifest. Here are some reviews by my readers: Years of searching and mental suffering melted away in one evening. With great ease and clarity you have done for me what no else would do. I am no longer on the outside looking in. You have my whole heart. Robert Carter Outstanding Colin. Thank you! Blessings, Elizabeth If the world of nondual spirituality ever seems muddy to you, take a swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake Colin Drake. I love Colin's work. -Jerry Katz, Owner of www.nonduality.com It’s wonderful how questions from your readers can inspire in you a response – like a feedback synergy loop. Best wishes, Garry< Less
Fundamental Questions - Pointers to Awakening and to the Nature of Reality
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The main aim of this book is to act as a stand-alone guide to, and practices for, Awakening from the dream of being a separate object in a universe of such by following ‘The Direct Path'. It is... More > composed of articles, resulting from my further investigations (and contemplations) into the nature of Reality and replies to questions since the publication of 'Enlightenment Is For All'. The secondary theme of the book is to answer the five big fundamental questions : 1. God: Is there a God, or an Absolute and if so what is its nature? 2. Creation: How was the universe created and what is the nature and purpose of this creation? 3. The Nature of Man: What is the essential nature of a human being – are we ephemeral material beings or do we possess some kind of indestructible essence? 4. The Purpose of Life: What is the purpose of life? 5. The Afterlife: What happens upon the death of the human body? Does this entail annihilation or is there some kind of afterlife and, if so, what is its nature?< Less
Enlightenment for All
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The main aim of this book is to act as a stand-alone guide to Awakening; which is synonymous with Enlightenment when maintained. The title comes from an internet discussion about Enlightenment,and my... More > own conviction that it is available to all who truly want it and are prepared to investigate with an open mind. This book is composed of articles, resulting from my further investigations (and contemplations) into the nature of Reality. The thrust of the book is that beneath the surface appearance of thoughts (including all mental activity) and sensations there is a deeper level of being, which is the perceiver of these. The former are a flow of fleeting objects whereas the latter, which is the Awareness of these, is a constant conscious subjective presence. This is the only constant that has been (with) you since you were born and that which has witnessed your entire life. So this is what you actually are rather than the ever changing body/mind in which these thoughts and sensations have occurred. Publisher:< Less
Poetry From Awakening and Beyond
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A selection of poems based on the author's book 'Awakening and Beyond'
Freedom from Anxiety and Needless Suffering
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This book has two aims, the first as a stand-alone guide to, and practices for, Awakening. Once this has taken place then anxiety and unnecessary mental suffering disappear, for these are caused by... More > misidentifying oneself as a separate object in a world of separate objects. This causes us to see each other, and the world, through a murky filter of self-interest, self-concern, self-promotion etc. On Awakening one discovers that there truly is no separate self and so this filter is removed allowing us to see the world ‘as it is’ with no self-concern for the future or past. The second aim is to provide the reader with information on my spiritual journey. This will show the influences that have moulded my understanding so that the reader can understand the basis of my ‘pointers to awakening’ which constitute my books on the subject. One other thing that makes this book unique is that it is the first that contains all of the various practices that I have developed, and use(d), over the last eighteen years.< Less
The Simplicity of Awakening
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The aim of this book is to act as a stand-alone guide to, and practices for, Awakening and is mostly composed of articles, replies to questions and internet discussions on Awakening since the... More > publication of Freedom From Anxiety and Needless Suffering. The thrust of the book is that the initial awakening which reveals that, in essence, we are Pure Awareness is very simple to obtain. Then this needs to be established by repeated awakenings due to the natural tendency to ‘nod off’ and re-identify oneself as a separate object in a universe of separate objects. When one is awake then anxiety and unnecessary mental suffering disappear, for these are caused by this misidentification which causes us to see each other, and the world, through a murky filter of self-interest, self-concern, self-promotion, self-aggrandizement, self-loathing, the list is almost endless. It is this world-view that causes the anxiety and mental suffering based on concern for the future and feeling we are bound by the past.< Less
Ripples In the Lake of Eternity
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The aim of this book is to act as a stand-alone guide to, and practices for, realizing and loving the Source (Pure Consciousness)and is composed of new articles and replies to questions since the... More > publication of 'The Simplicity of Awakening'. The thrust of the book is that the initial awakening which reveals that, in essence, we are Pure Awareness is very simple to obtain. This needs to be established by repeated awakenings due to the natural tendency to ‘nod off’ and re-identify oneself as a separate object in a universe of separate objects. When one is awake then anxiety and unnecessary mental suffering disappear, for these are caused by misidentification which causes us to see the world through a murky filter of self-interest,-concern,-promotion,-aggrandizement,-loathing, the list is almost endless. It is this that causes the anxiety and mental suffering based on concern for the future and feeling we are bound by the past. The book also contains practices for developing and feeling love for the Absolute.< Less
Poetry from Freedom
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This is a book of poems based on articles from ‘Freedom From Anxiety and Needless Suffering’ plus an unpublished selection praising and describing (facets of) The Absolute. I have been... More > asked why write poetry after four books of prose? When discussing this with a poet friend of mine he asserted that poetry has the potential to be more powerful than prose, as it is more condensed and thus requires the reader to investigate its meaning more than prose, which tends to put the meaning 'on a plate'. As my writings are always an exhortation for the readers to investigate the Truth for themselves I was greatly attracted to this and I think that it has some validity. I have found that the discipline of rhyming forces one to look for new ways to say things, so that the poem produced often contains different ‘pointers’ than the poem on which it was based.< Less
A Light Unto Your Self
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‘By observing mental states you also become aware of the seven factors of enlightenment. These are: awareness of awareness, investigation of the Way, vigour, joy, serenity, concentration and... More > equanimity.’ (The Buddha, Maha Sattipatthana Sutta 14-16) The first two are paramount and the last five are outcomes of these. This is what this book is all about, becoming ‘aware of awareness’ through direct investigation and then continuing with further ‘investigation of the Way’ (the Tao, the nature of reality). Once one is aware of awareness then one can become ‘A Light Unto Yourself’ by undertaking further investigations not needing to relying on any ‘teachings’, although these may be useful for confirming what one has discovered. Comments from Peter Signell on the Author: 'I know Colin Drake through his magnificent writing.’ ‘Your words seem to always ring so true to me.’ ‘You can only imagine how much I have wished for this clarity.’< Less
Humanity - Our Place In the Universe
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This book shows how Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism view the place of humanity in the universe. Each religion is investigated by considering how the it answers the five big... More > existential questions: 1/ Is there a God, or an Absolute Reality, and if so what is His (Its) nature? 2/ How was the universe created and what is the nature and purpose of this creation? 3/ What is the essential nature of a human being – are we just ephemeral material beings or do we possess some kind of indestructible essence? 4/ What is the purpose of life? 5/ What happens upon the death of the human body? Does this entail annihilation or is there some kind of afterlife, and if so, what is its nature? The answers to these questions give the essential beliefs of each religion, showing the nature of creation and our place in it. This a unique contribution to comparative religion, as by studying these religions using the same framework, the central beliefs of these religions can be clearly presented and compared.< Less
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