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Ecstaticgabriel Klapman

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Overview

  • 2 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • i attempt to heal with my hands. yog...
  • many years of classrooms. i have a d...
  • From santa cruz, ca, usa
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

in israel. remembering magic and secrets of many many lifetimes ago. dancing ecstacy in all moments. can you hear me coming?

ABOUT ME

let's dance in the street
call me
831-247-2325

PHILOSOPHY

staying off the grid
trying to stay mindful
jumping from river rock to river rock!

The poor long for riches, the rich long for heaven, but the wise long for a state of tranquility.
Swami Rama

I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough.
Diogenes

The farmer channels water to his land.
The fletcher whittles his arrows.
And the carpenter turns his wood.
And the wise man directs his mind.
The Buddha

"All people have their own living road to heaven. Until they walk on this road, they are like drunkards who cannot tell which way is which."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Your treasure house is within; it contains all you’ll ever need.
Hui-Hai

Misty rain on Mount Lu,
and waves surging in Che-chiang.
When you have not yet been there,
many a regret surely you have;
but once there and heading homeward,
how matter-of-fact everything looks!
Misty rain on Mount Lu,
and waves surging in Che-chiang.
Su Tung-P’o

Interests

unconditional love
yurts, yogis, & you

i also very much enjoy lakes and rivers, beeswax candles, and the smell of sweetgrass

Since everything is but an apparition
perfect in being what it is,
having nothing to do with good or bad,
acceptance or rejection,
one may as well burst out in laughter.
LONG CHEN PA

One day Chuang-tzu and a friend were walking along a riverbank.
“How delightfully the fishes are enjoying themselves in the water!” Chuang-tzu exclaimed.
“You are not a fish, ” his friend said. “How do you know whether or not the fishes are enjoying themselves?”
“You are not me, ” Chuang-tzu said. “How do you know that I do not know that the fishes are enjoying themselves?”

Music, Movies & Books

the brian jonestown massacre, sigur ros, the bleeding strings, bob dylan, alanis morissette, iron & wine, the rolling stones, the doors, the beatles, slow gherkin, the boys howdy, the verve, the gadjits, the warlocks, the zombies, the jesus & marychain, tom petty, belle & sebastian, israel kamakawiwo'ole, love, charlatans uk, the velvet underground, stone roses, pink floyd, the daytime frequency, brmc, creedence clearwater revival, cat stevens, damien rice, spacemen 3, spiritualized, yo la tengo, elliott smith, nick drake, sondre lerche, sufjan stevens, dan bern, ravi shankar, vashti bunyan, it's a beautiful day, tom rush...
harmonium, tabla, gaida, xylophone, native american flute, etc etc etc...

The Way of Love by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja
Hermann Hesse, Alan Watts, Daniel Quinn, Robert Anton Wilson, Kahlil Gibran, Paramahansa Yogananda, Martin Buber, Thich Nhat Hanh, Richard Bach...
Magister Ludi, The Miracle of Mindfulness, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Demian, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Narcissus & Goldmund, Dharma Bums, Be Here Now, Prometheus Rising, The Garden of Eden, Stranger In a Strange Land, The Prophet, I & Thou, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Cloud-Hidden: Whereabouts Unknown, Autobiography of a Yogi, Tao Te Ching, The Thirteen Petalled Rose, The Tao Is Silent (who gave this to me??!? it's really good)...

Heima, Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise), Dig!, The Secret of Nimh, Rain Man, Don't Look Back, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Milagro Beanfield War, The Wizard, Two Brothers, Baraka, Braveheart, Brazil, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, V for Vendetta, The Fisher King, Gandhi, Easy Rider, Kundun, Billy Elliot

One Amazing Thing I've Done

i woke up and danced to the bathroom

Teach, Learn, Share

"there is no reality except the one contained within us. that is why so many people live such an unreal life. they take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself. you can be happy that way. but once you know the other interpretation you no longer have the choice of following the crowd... each man had only one genuine vocation - to find the way to himself."
- hermann hesse (demian)
"most people think great god will come from the sky, take away everything and make everybody feel high. but if you know what life is worth you will look for yours on earth..." - bob marley
"often enough we think there is nothing to hear, but long before we have ourselves put wax in our ears." -martin buber
“turn off the tv,turn off the radio.turn up your inner voice.open your eyes.think about what you see,say,hear,feel,read,write,smell,and do!imagine.what have we been missing?what will i/you/we miss if you are too busy trying to survive...to take the time to live?...
we are made of you and i.i can speak for me.what i am going to do is watch the plan unfold.there are no random elements.there is no god but god.if god is everything,what are you?nothing?if god is everywhere,where are you?now.
time to be creative.
make people smile.make new friends.
don't believe the non believers when they say there is nothing left to believe in.dream until the dream ends
my friends.dream."
-anton alfred newcombe
"thank god for god. if there wasn't a god, i don't know what i'd do. i'd be begging god to bring me god."
-anton alfred newcombe
"The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenetrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty..."
-albert einstein
"The way of Wisdom lies, therefore, in recognizing things which happen to you as your own karma - not as punishments for misdeeds or rewards for virtue (for there really is no "bad" or "good" karma), but as your own doing. For in this way you come to see that the real "you" includes both the controlled and the uncontrolled aspects of your experience."
-alan watts
"Superior virtue does not seem to be busy, and yet there is nothing which it does not accomplish. Inferior virtue is always busy, and yet in the end leaves things undone."
-lao-tzu
"I could make a strong, if not conclusive, case for the idea that plants are more intelligent than people - more beautiful, more pacific, more ingenious in their ways of reproduction, more at home in their surroundings, and even more sensitive."
-alan watts

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Peru, United Kingdom, United States

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