In 1975 Bob went to India to live in the Ashram. In 1976/77 he spent 12 months with Nisargadatta Maharaj in Bombay. Since this time thousands of seekers from all over the world have come to his home in Melbourne, Australia for individual sessions and to join regular (3 times weekly) group meetings. Bob is also talks to individuals over the phone and through Skype. Due to state restrictions meetings are currently held via zoom and FB live.
By following Bob’s pointers seekers either settle for less suffering or earnestly continue the search untill all questions are extinguished and questioner ‘dissolves’ into nothing.
Through Bob’s devotion and enthusiasm many have woken from the nightmare of belief in being separate individuals.
Having awoken some write books, provide their own pointers to the truth or some just quietly serve ‘themselves in others’ wherever Life places them.
The potential to recognize this simplicity of presence awareness is here now, it lays right in front of us, under the veil of ever changing, passing thoughts. These thoughts are simply another way the One Essence appears and expresses itself.
Pointers and Quotes
“Learn to live without self-concern. For this you must know your own true being as indomitable, fearless and ever-victorious. Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas, and live by truth alone.”
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Questions for contemplation
- Did you come to learn or get something here? Something new? Something you don’t have or are not yet? It can be very subtle!
- If it is sat-chit-ananda as Hinduism calls it – existence (being), consciousness (knowing), bliss (loving to know being or stillness) than…
It’s nothing new we talk about here. It is the base of all the great traditions if you look into them closely and see it there. It’s obscured by all the concepts that people put onto them that differentiate them from the totality, what they call in Hinduism non-duality…
“The idea of enlightenment or self-realisation as a onetime event or a lasting and permanent state or experience is an erroneous concept. Understand-ING or know-ING is alive in the immediacy which can never be negated. The emphasis is on the activity of know-ING which is going on as the immediacy now – not the dead concept I understand or I know.”
– Salior Bob Adamson
Some of the participants of Bob’s group meetings are free from psychological suffering, “beyond the need for further help” – as Nisargadatta would have put it, their search has ended. They come out of love and gratitude for Bob as well as to help those who think, they are not That yet. Here is what they have to say about Bob:
“I met Sailor Bob in 1984. After investigating many different paths, Sailor Bob gave me a copy of ‘I Am That’ and I started to talk to him regularly, one to one, and also attended his early groups…
“I first met Bob Adamson in Melbourne in 1998. What first attracted me to his teachings was the one without a second concept of God: omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence…
“I pondered for some time what I could write about a man that showed me the word is not the actual, words are only ever descriptions of other words, ideas, thoughts, concepts, and in their basic form, simply sounds…
“The search started in childhood. I first looked at Christianity and then moved to science and logic to give the answers in life….
“Bob has a style all of his own. With unwavering certainty he delivers the non duality message until the listener has nowhere to go except right here…
I started coming to group meetings in 2013 – the more suffering, the more regularly, but 2 years later on individuial session…