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The End of Self Inquiry

By meestereric | August 7, 2022 |

Self inquiry can be in the form of not “Who am I?” or “What am I?” But it can also be “What Is?” or “what is This all?”, or “What’s…

What is “Neo-Advaita”?

By meestereric | August 5, 2022 |

The term “neo-Advaita” in the broader world actually means a post-Ramana Maharshi teaching  – such as what has been termed the “satsang movement” – in comparison to a more traditional…

Non-Duality Is Not Spiritual

By meestereric | August 3, 2022 |

If you look at a website for spiritual dating – which I did when I got was doing a project for a new potential website – it’s interesting to see…

The Meaning of Words

By meestereric | July 8, 2022 |

I have noticed that even among the intelligent, well-educated spiritual folk, there is an assumption that the meaning of words is God-given or external or fixed: basically somehow sacrosanct or…

The Infinite Inquiry

By meestereric | July 7, 2022 |

Dear Friends – Just thought I’d write a short note, in lieu of a meeting announcement. In addressing those that have been on some kind of path for quite a…

The Living Question

By meestereric | June 28, 2022 |

An earlier article was entitled “Living the Question”. This current missive turns out to be more from the non-doer perspective, so to speak… In other words, there is no one…

Some Notes on Self Inquiry

By meestereric | June 26, 2022 |

Self-inquiry is very simple. It is the simplest, humblest thing possible.   How Do not think, or look for steps or a “how”, or see it as a complicated process…

Never Not Not Two

By meestereric | June 23, 2022 |

Enlightenment There can be no enlightenment for a person. This is absolutely clear. So why worry about such a thing? It is a futile goal. Relax… “I”, as this (supposed)…

Bespoke Meditation: The Alive Center of Being

By meestereric | June 12, 2022 |

A Meditation on Pure Beingness   “Thirty spokes has a wheel…” reads Lao Tzu*: the usefulness is the center, which still, silent, just as the usefulness of a pot is…

Awareness Is Not Mind-Like

By meestereric | June 7, 2022 |

The Mind/Consciousness Distinction   This article was spurred by a question – one that has also been asked on my website, in social media, and in my meetings, and so…

The Continuity of Awareness

By meestereric | June 5, 2022 |

One of the most fundamental questions students of consciousness and awareness have is, “If awareness is universal or nonlocal, then what about deep sleep or during anesthesia? Doesn’t consciousness go…

The Integrity of the Teacher, Part II: Power & Authority

By meestereric | April 25, 2022 |

In part 1 of this series of articles, I brought up the key question of whether one can “separate the teaching from the teacher”: a phrase I heard from former…

Notes on The Integrity Of The Teacher

By meestereric | March 29, 2022 |

 No one is in any privileged position with respect to Truth (or Beauty or Love). There are no authorities in that regard. This is something I’ve discussed over the years…

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