Saturday, 13 September 2014
Only This Emptiness
an interview with Bart Marshall
In the Vietnam War, a mortar landed nearby that blew Bart into a clear and brilliant blackness that “Felt like home. I would have gladly stayed in that blackness but instead I was brought back into a world I could no longer view in the same way.”
When he returned in 1968, he experimented with LSD, read everything he could find that might offer clues to what had happened to him, studied meditation and attended workshops. After 20 years, he hit a wall as a seeker and then met the teacher Richard Rose with whom he studied for 5 years. It was after a weekend with Douglas Harding that a breakthrough finally happened.
“Being the source of everything that is nothing - everything and nothing, only this emptiness.”
Iain McNay's complete interview with Bart is now available on Conscious TV through this link.