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Francis Lucille is a living teacher with a powerful silencing presence.  His teaching is mostly through the direct path.  A gradual path is one that proceeds through progressively deeper stages of understanding.  As the understanding deepens and is enriched by an expanding awareness of daily experience, an individual progresses towards the ultimate goal, establishing oneself in the understanding of absolute being.  In contrast, the direct path takes this ultimate goal as a starting point.  As the temporal can never have a full, adequate understanding of the absolute, the direct path begins with the understanding of oneself as absolute being.  The path consists in understanding, remembering, and seeing the ever-present truth that absolute being can never cease to be what it is.  As the temporal unfolds in progressive stages, this is merely a reflection of this irrevocable conviction and understanding of oneís true nature.