Through John Wheeler and other influential teachers, and through his two books of dialogues, Sailor Bob Adamson has become a familiar name to those interested in non-dual spirituality. With assistance from friends and family, and from Bob himself, Kalyani Lawry has compiled an absorbing account of his life illustrated with photographs from Bob's personal collection.
The second part of Only That consists of dialogues which have an immediacy that is closer than your breathing, nearer than your hands and feet" and a depth that reflects Bob's life experience while pointing clearly to the ultimate reality "Thou art That".
"Sailor Bob's capacity to point to our natural state as free, open and inherently liberated is unique for its directness and spontaneity. His dialogues are refreshingly informal and totally free of any pretense or self-serving agenda. His life story demonstrates the invincible power of non-dual awareness to liberate all forms of fixation, addiction and rigidity."—Peter Fenner, PhD , founder and director of education Timeless Wisdom.
"Sailor Bob Adamson pointed out very directly that I was not the limited person I had assumed myself to be. To this day, I marvel at the clarity, effectiveness and thoroughness of Bob's pointers. I am deeply touched by the great kindness and warmth of heart he shares with those who seek his guidance. Following the advice of his teacher Nisaragadatta Maharaj, Bob has genuinely helped many former seekers by putting them beyond the need of any further help. His impact on the world of non-dual spirituality has been immense and continues to grow."—John Wheeler , Santa Cruz, author of Awakening to the Natural State . "
About the Author:
Kalyani has a background as a Psychological Astrology practitioner and teacher and is known for the warmth and depth of her work. She lives in a forested area on the outer fringe of Melbourne, Australia and enjoys the visiting wild birds and kangaroos. Drawn to yoga and meditation as a teenager, she spent two years travelling in Asia in the 1970s studying with a number of extraordinary teachers including Muktananda Paramahasa, Buddhadasa Bhikkhu in Thailand, and Javanese Sufi master Pak Subuh. Other significant influences have been Western mysticism and Taoism. Meeting UG Krishnamurti in 1991 exploded all notions of a spiritual search. Kalyani met Sailor Bob Adamson in Melbourne in 1974 and again in India in 1976. In reconnecting with him in 2006, the old thinking habits and remnants of a sense of separation dissipated. Following Bob's encouragement, Kalyani began holding groups and passing on the same message that Nisargadatta had passed to him. Kalyani is the author of Only That: the life and teaching of Sailor Bob Adamson and the recently published book A Sprinkling of Jewels Her website is www.nonduality.com.au