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Do you want to be an online student?

Do you have a gentle yet passionate curiosity about the reality all around you? This sincere attitude can be very fruitful. With it, your curiosity can be transformed into wisdom by the One Reality that is being everyOne and doing everything.

This Reality – this open Source-Awareness, the Source of all of created reality – is what you fundamentally are right now. This Reality is the only teacher there has ever been and yet this Source-Awareness works through some people (who appear to be teachers) in order to help other people (who appear to be students). Yet the truth is that the fundamental, unconstructed essence of both the teacher and the student is this unchanging transcendent Reality, Source-Awareness.

Now, what we are as persons can indeed be improved upon. All persons are constructions and they are always in flux. It is this ever-changing person that God is polishing up. The ancient analogy is that God is making a flute – an instrument – and once this flute is beautifully constructed and properly tuned, God will then play fabulous music through it. So God is never done with you since there is both the making of the flute and the playing of the flute.

And yet even before the flute is fully crafted, it still can be used to bring forth the One Love of God, ever increasing in its capacity to share the divine virtues of loving kindness, compassion, peace, humility, generosity, patience and the joy that comes from giving. This is the fruit of enlightenment and it becomes an unlimited basket of fruit that you can share with everyOne, including yourself.

If you resonate with what you read on this website and like what you see in my YouTube videos, then you might want to work with me online.

Here’s what I’m thinking:

We can meet online once or twice a week for about an hour and talk about this wisdom. This will be an excellent time to go over questions about what you have read on my website or in my book, but of course you can ask any question you like. We can talk longer if time permits.

Although we do not yet have enough people to hold group meetings (online satsangs), don’t let that stop you from sending me an email to let me know you are interested since we can start right away if you want to work privately.

Please note that you do not need to apply to be a student; you can just choose to be one by sending me an email. And you can be as active as you like. We can have as many meetings as you are comfortable with. You are under no obligation at all.

Cost: As usual with me, this will all be done on a donation only basis since I don’t want there to be any financial barriers. This is all about getting people together to explore this fabulous Reality we call God and creation. There is no suggested donation because only you can feel what is right for you. And please join us even if you are more comfortable simply offering your divine presence, which is of course, priceless. As Stevie Wonder sang on his "Songs in the Key of Life" album, "True love asks for nothing. Her acceptance is the way we pay." My lifestyle is very modest and this is my only source of income so all donations are greatly appreciated. You can read more of my thoughts about charging money here: My unusual business philosophy.

Preparation: It will really help our conversations if you read at least a few of my essays. I recommend that you start with these:

Why Do We Call It Nondual Wisdom?
About 2 and a half pages

Is the World an Illusion?
About 4 pages

What Is Enlightenment?
About 8 pages

If you are inspired, it will be even better if you read my book. And it will be very helpful for me if you also write a review on Amazon. This is more important than most people realize. You can mention that you are working with me online. That will help others realize that I am available to help. If you want to read the book but are a bit pressed for cash, just email me and we can work something out. The main points of the book are presented in all of my free essays right here on my website, so nothing special or “secret” is being held back from you in order to get you to buy the book.

Devices and software: I want you to be able to use any smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer. My first pick for our software is Zoom, which many people have not heard of. But it is good and will work well for both private meetings (one-with-one), and with small and large groups. The only "catch" is that you have to download a free program for your computer or app for your smartphone or tablet and install it. You use one of your email addresses as your username and of course you need to pick a password.

One feature of Zoom that I think will be popular is the recording option. This feature allows you to record the whole session or as many parts of it as you like. But the details depend upon whether you are using a smartphone or tablet compaired to a computer and I won't bother going into all of that right now.

Although I have not used Zoom very much, I do like what I have seen. So let's give it a try. Here's the link:

Zoom video conferencing software at

Other possibilities include Google Hangouts, Skype and the telephone. Each approach has pluses and minuses so we will look for what works best for us both.

In-Person Meetings: If enough people are interested, it might be possible to get together in person for evening satsangs and/or weekend retreats but I have only done a few of these. They were very well received and I look forward to doing more of them. It will be exciting to see what arises but no matter what, it all unfolds by the grace of God, the One who is being everyOne and doing everything.

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In truth, I honor your divine nature, Thomas Razzeto

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