Rudra Nua is a controversial figure in the field of the poetry of self-realisation. Many see him as 'the root of all vegetables' while others recognise him as the one they might see in the shaving mirror or sitting opposite them at the dinner table.
"Illumination, like all things sublime, creeps into the conscious awareness of the willing and childlike. It enters on kitten's feet, unannounced......."
The simplicity of the late William Samuel's understanding is liberating and resolves all the metaphysical and intellectual knots that are lying in wait for the unwary seeker. Rudra cannot call himself anything: dualist / non-dualist or any variety of 'ist'. When the heart is touched, from whatever source, it cannot be denied or unfelt. This is the beauty, where comparisons and reasoning are mere shadows on the wall of mind.
Rudra has been reading William Samuel's book The Child Within Us Lives and watching his last talks on DVD. What delightful man he was and is and how freeing his talks can be. He elucidates clearly the oneness inherent in the 'relative/absolute/relative' trinity as expressed by the Zen saying 'first there was a mountain then there was no mountain then there was'. Rudra briefly mentioned the absolutist's position when talking with Pamela Wilson and she said 'it's not a fatal disease'. Here is the website address and short excerpt from William Samuel.: http://www.williamsamuel.com/index.htm
The One Who Knows Doesn't Speak By William Samuel
A certain portion of our "audience" will be those fine folk who have heard and ascribed to that bit of Oriental wisdom, "The one who knows doesn't speak, etc." A substantial portion will be those who say, "Everything is One, there is no 'personal person' and It Is That- As It Is, so to whom are you addressing this book?"
THE ONE WHO KNOWS DOESN'T SPEAK, what about that statement; The one who knows doesn't speak and the one who speaks doesn't know? The real and short answer is this: The One who knows does EVERYTHING. That one is the One being the only one, and This That is all inclusive Beingness being All That Is.
Truth may be Absolute, but one day you find out Truth includes both duality and non-duality, this world of tangible time and form does not disappear upon the assertion that 'time and matter and 'me sense' do not exist.
On being asked as to the state of his body's health Rudra shot back "luckily I don't write the script so who am I to care". His half brother and beloved companion Roushka had other ideas but kept them to himself.
Watch this space for a transcription of a recent formal interview between the two (Ed.)