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Rays of the Absolute (the Legacy of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj)



Publicado el 27 mar. 2015

In 2006 Stephen Wolinsky proposed the idea of traveling to India to film Nisargadatta Maharaj’s translators and disciples to explore the legacy Maharaj left behind in his hometown, Mumbai.

In 2007 Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo together with Stephen Wolinsky, Philip Safarik and Fred Good traveled to India to shoot this film.

The meeting with the old devotees was both illuminating as well as deeply touching.

Over the next seven and a half years, we all plugged away, going through mounds of material allowing this project to reach completion.

The film you are about to see cannot demonstrate the amount of work that went into this project….but let’s simply say that finally it is complete…

Nisargadatta did not leave an ashram; he did not leave any teachings nor successors. This movie is a homage to him; a look at his unintended legacy from people that have been inspired by him more then words can express.

This film contains interviews with four of the old Nisargadatta’s translators: Ramesh Balsekar, S.K. Mullarpattan, Mohan and Jayashri Gaitonde,plus some old indian devotees and trustees, the publishers of “I Am That” and a visit to the old room in which Maharaj was holding his meetings, his Guru Samadhi Shrine and the place in which some of Maharaj ashes are preserved.
In the footage are also presented exclusive photographs of Maharaji’s cremation ceremony.


[FREE RIDE] by Robert Levine [?]*


What the French ideology from 1791 has to do with creative meritocracy and the future of information.

Free Ride

Free Ride















‘How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight’
Recorded at the DIY Conference at Incubate Festival 2012, De NWE Vorst, Tilburg NL by Victor-Zorro

Robert Levine is the author of Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back, which the New York Times Book Review called “a book that should change the debate about the future of culture.” The book, his first, was also praised by Businessweek, Fortune, and the Financial Times.

Robert Levine has been covering pop culture, technology and the awkward dance between them for 15 years. Most recently, he was the executive editor of Billboard, charged with running the influential music business trade magazine. He has also been a features editor at New York magazine and Wired.

His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. He has offered commentary on the media business for CNN, CNBC, and VH-1, and spoken at the World Copyright Summit and the CMJ music conference. He now covers the culture business from New York and Berlin.

More info:

DIY Conference: Robert Levine: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight from Incubate Festival on Vimeo.