John de Ruiter - Dialogues in Profound Reality

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Special Event
10–12 March 2012


John de Ruiter is an artisan of living philosophy, a master of evolution. From his embodiment of profound knowledge, he teaches on life's most transformational principles, offering realisation and revival to any heart that yearns for truth. To that deepest yearning, John brings the sweetness of reality, the whole spectrum appearing through two openings: honesty and knowing.

Honesty reveals truth, great or small, but always lovely. Even a speck of truth, directly known by you, is worth all of your life. Your knowledge of that speck, illuminated by honesty of heart, is the threshold to all that is real.

In meetings, John invites your heart's sincere inquiry. His response is real knowledge of what is most profoundly good and true.

Honesty is the most profound happening that one could ever experience. It finally takes us from the illusory path to truth directly onto the road of truth. Every other path leads directly away from truth.

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Includes 3 nights accommodation and all meals.



Introduction from Unveiling Reality by John de Ruiter

Waking up is not necessarily pleasant:
you get to see why all this time,
you chose to sleep.

When you wake up, the first thing you will see is
Reality does not exist for you, you exist for it.
Shocking as it is, when you let it in,
there is rest.
You do not have to labor anymore
to hold together a reality that does not exist;
forcing something to be real that is not real.

You and this life you have been living are not real...

In letting it in,
even through the shock... pain... shattering,
there is rest.
Reality is when all you want to know is what is true...
just so that you can let it in and be true.

Reality is not a safe place for you -
the you that you have created.
It is the only place where you would die;
where there is no room for your hopes, your dreams.

Once you have let it in,
once you begin to re-awaken; to let Reality wake you up,
nothing can get it out.
That is the beginning of your end.
Waking up can be much more painful
than the agony of your dream, but waking up is real...

And there will be integration: a merging of Reality and you.
You and Reality will become one
in a world that does not
accept nor want one, but two.

You will become a beloved servant
instead of a controlling master...

John de Ruiter
February, 2000
Edmonton, Canada

Excerpt from Unveiling Reality © Oasis Edmonton Publishing, 2000.
All rights reserved.

See also: Foreword from Unveiling Reality by John de Ruiter


John de Ruiter, born in Canada, founded The College Of Integrated Philosophy in Edmonton, Canada, where he holds weekly meetings and quarterly seminars. He also holds seminars in various parts of the world.