Great River Publications and Recordings
Great River has a comprehensive collection of publications and recordings chronicling the work of Scott Walter, Sensei. Many of Sensei's classes and talks have been recorded. There are also a number of written works treating the various subjects.
Below are some examples and excerpts for study or review. (click on the title to access)
The Art of Giving Series
Articles discussing Giving and its Principles: Respect, Appreciation, Gratitude and Value.
These principles can help us build a stronger connection to source value. This occurs as we act in ways that help the source value, and our relationship to it, grow. This growth has to be continuous, if we want a continuous relationship.
How do we practice being compassionate? We should wonder about how we are practicing. Likely not as well as we could be. We are all in the human form, with every conceivable way of reasoning. Compassion considers this.
The four principles of The Art of Giving offer a way to grow any value forever and to be capable of following any chosen value to its source.
Appreciation and Gratitude have values and are necessary; the problem with these values is when we get stuck in them. We need a way to move to a more or less valuable version of our reasoning.
You don't want to be someone who simply reads about the wonders of life, but cannot live in harmony with them. Practice helps us all to grow and improve.
The best practice is to look into life to be a way of practicing what you want to be more about in everything you do.
One form of oneness leads to inclusive understanding and love. The other leads to exclusive understanding and love. Both have an inner and outer. One loves the inner more and one loves the outer more.
Reconciling Our Separation from Oneness
This point is in every moment, but to realize it from the unknown, to the known, to a knowing of the Known, to a Knowing of being at One with the Known, requires a way of living Inward while living in an outward state or world.
The way of being known as Christ is a way of being at One while living in two that is available to us, but just because it is in us to engage, it does not mean that we are engaging it.
The beings playing these prime positions agreed to work those points on behalf of everyone and have continued to do that since their first entry into the model. Every religion focusing on Oneness has been associated with this effort.
Adam and Eve were originally in a state of being dwelling right on the edge of the earth's spiritual/physical plane connection. This point of dwell, represented by Adam and Eve, is in each one of us.
Outward knowings are matter based. Inward Knowings are Inward based and the Inward is more core to the current than even the inward.
True Knowing comes from a Knowing of the Known.
Sometimes people think this is just too much to consider and that it is not relevant to their everyday moments. Oh, but it is. It is the most relevant of all relevance.
The conflict of Cain and Abel, the first sons of Adam and Eve, is about understanding the value of our offerings to the Lord. Abel's offering brought him closer to the Lord, and Cain's led him to the land of Nod, nodding off to the reason he was created.
Here is the point. I have offered it several times, but due to a lack of respect, it is not becoming the value we are centering on. We are circling it, but not centering yet.
If you honor the Truth and Love that is more True and Loving, it will fill you, fulfilling your inner being because you are living more authentically in line with the inner Self.
Our relationship to Truth is always based in part on our inventions and the qualities of those inventions speaks of our inward relationship to Truth.
The truth can certainly be even more inward and True as we engage its more inward value and this is why some inventions of the truth are lesser while others are greater.
We really do have work to do and we need the mindsets missing from many spiritual efforts. Consider that our work involves more than just ourselves going more within.
Think about what you really want to validate, focus on that. Why spend so much effort and time validating the negatives that you want to distance yourself from? There is plenty of negative in life; you do not have to be the person who validates all that.
Let's remember that becoming aware in the rights and wrongs of anything and everything is our path home. And let's Love home more than our rights and wrongs.
This current is somewhere in every moment and if you center on it, you will stabilize better with it. The goal is to center on a love of truth and the truth of love.
Suffering begins when we begin to realize the effects of our choices and actions are not always perfectly balanced. To reduce suffering we must take the responsibility in our current moments to change how we act and react.
The point is not to die and face death. The point is to live when facing death and to die when facing life.
Being, being of, and being a certain way means that something has been, is being or will be that way. Nothing can be unless it is.
Within each of us is an awareness of our former states of being, our current inner states of being and what we have come to be and are becoming. Even our relationships over time in eternity are affecting what we have been, are and will become.
How do we perceive them? You will know them by allowing yourself to Know them within. Meet them in their hearts and you will Know them and can Know where you belong and you can Know the more important Truths.
Spiritual Schools, Study and Education
The work of each school and teacher should be something you are willing to support in your way of living.
Each school represents particular values in the larger reason and this is important as the world is full of people having different needs and doing different aspects of humanity’s work.
One of the most important things I made note of during the Dalai Lama's lectures was that to be successful, you must stick with it until you are.
Questions and Problems
Open your dreams and purpose more fully and resign the negative feedback to center more in a deeper truth of yourself and the values of your reasons for being.
Are some principles more important than others? Each has its own relationship to the Nature of the Everything.
Let’s honor your feeling of resignation and utter fatigue. Go ahead and resign. You can now quit being so utterly fatigued. Stop doing that tired, worn out way of being.
The Formula for Initiative and The Initiate