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Betty Camhi



Betty Camhi has a degree in psychology from the City College of New York and worked in the San Francisco Bay area as a private and public school teacher in the field of special education, dealing particularly with children with learning disabilities. Prior to serving as Sunyata's secretary and chauffeur, she was involved in Sufism. She has also co-edited another book of Sunyata's writings: Dancing with the Void, originally published in 2001 by Blue Dove Press and re-published in 2015 by Non-Duality Press. She lived for many years in Medford and then Ashland in Oregon, and currently resides in Petaluma, California.
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Non-Duality Press

Dancing with the Void

Betty Camhi, Gurubaksh Rai
Authors:
Betty Camhi, Gurubaksh Rai

Born in Denmark, in 1890, Sunyata was from birth, utterly without desire, ambition and ego. Thus, the name "Sunyata" - and description of "rare-born mystic" - was given to him years later in India by the revered sage, Sri Ramana Maharshi.A lover of silence and solitude, Sunyata remained untouched by the common worldly conditioning that entraps so many. His fateful journeys, inspiring friendships, and the spiritual wisdom shared in these collected writings, all reflect the soul of an authentic seer.Sunyata's experiences and musings are ever relevant, for they concern something that is of value to all - the illumination and liberation of the human spirit.Adyashanti writes, "Sunyata was the rarest of incarnations. A naturally born enlightened being of singular uniqueness and inventiveness. The story of his life is itself a profound spiritual teaching and a living example of how awakened spirit moves through the challenges of life."

Non-Duality Press

Sunyata

Betty Camhi, Elliot Isenberg
Authors:
Betty Camhi, Elliot Isenberg

When Emmanuel Sorensen visited Ramana Maharshi in southern India, he was recognized by this sage as "one of the rare-born mystics." It was during Emmanuel's third visit to Ramana in 1940 that while he was just sitting quietly in meditation, he awared an effulgence especially radiated and directed upon his form. Suddenly out of the Silence came a telepathic message from Ramana in the form of these five English words: We Are Always Aware Sunyata. Emmanuel took Ramana's five words as recognition, initiation, mantra, and name. Thereafter, he referred to both himself and the hut in which he lived as Sunyata-which he translated as "full solid emptiness."Adyashanti writes: "Sunyata was the rarest of incarnations. A naturally born enlightened being of singular uniqueness and inventiveness. The story of his life is itself a profound spiritual teaching and a living example of how awakened spirit moves through the challenges of life. This is one of the best books on authentic enlightenment that you will ever read."From the book: "I am not interested in what men can say with words-I am interested only in what they can say with their Silence. You must realize that men who talk very well, and who utter beautiful speeches, usually have a very bad Silence. What is really important is Silence, for it is a preparation for the Great Silence. Step by step as thou goeth, the Way shall open up to thee-thou art the Tao."