Finally I have came upon someone, an ordinary man who is not trying to be some kind of spiritual celebrity and know it all. He is honest, clear and straight to the point. He relates in everyday language what he has realised. His teaching is simple and gets right to the core of the issue. He untangles all of this spiritual mumbo jumbo we have been bombarded with from wise guys, gurus and charlatans who seem to want to confuse us and get us to practice a thousand techniques to "become" what we already are. There are no techniques in this book, as Bob states "The trouble arises because you are looking for something to grasp with the mind and say "This is it". His teaching is as clear as the title of the book "What's wrong with right now, unless you think about it".
As Sailor Bob states on the back cover, he is not speaking to the body/mind, he is speaking to THAT I AM that I AM. In ten dialogues, responding to diverse questions Sailor Bob brings the reader back again and again to Pure Presence Awareness, the reality of this, now, as it is. This is a book for those who have been round the spiritual seeking block many too many times and for those who have never picked up a book on non-duality before. Every page reminds us of what has never really been forgotten, every word points us back to our true nature. This is a book for those with the courage to face the possibility that there really is nothing to do, nothing to get, nothing to achieve in order to be all that is. Sailor Bob delivers this message in a unique and powerfully energetic style. I would recommend it to just about anyone.
This book, which is composed entirely of transcripts of some of Bob's talks--is nothing short of staggering. I have read a lot of non-duality over a number of years. There's absolutely no "news" in this book. There's not one whit of new information. There's nothing in there that I don't already know. But the WAY "Sailor" Bob phrases things cuts through thick layers of smoke and clouds and suddenly the sun is shining in places that couldn't even be seen before. And what can't be deeply seen can't be deeply known. There is a level of understanding magnificently transmitted here that changes the way the world is seen.
It is the perfect key. If there is enough surrender in your location to be the perfect lock, things will happen. Extraordinary. Buy the book. Come Home.
Sailor Bob takes me gently by the throat and explains the request I made many years ago in the "Step 3 Prayer", "Freedom from the Bondage of Self" He explains with lucidity and the strength of direct personal experience that it can indeed be done. He explains how the Past, kept me busy trying to direct the Future and therefore keep me in dreamland with both feet firmly planted in unreality. He quenches my thirst for what IS, NOW.
The refreshing thing about the dialogues is the honesty and the closeness to real life issues. No little monk sitting in his overprotected shrine, being cosseted from real life by his disciples, but instead the man who has been round the block a couple of times, pays his own telephone bills and still finds his way to non-duality and with an open heart realtes to the issues we face in our western everyday reality. When you are ready to let go of the illusion of separation, he is a wonderful guide and compassionate teacher. I instantly bought another copy for a friend. No preaching necessary, just honesty from a straight talking aussie guy.
This is the first book I've read on non-duality, and I'm instantly a convert, it has without doubt changed my world-view. Amazingly, it tackles head-on notoriously difficult philosophical issues such as mind, consciousness, god and the nature of being and reality with dazzling clarity and truth. For me, this book has clarified the nature of being. Truly a life-changer.