Blog Articles

Recent blog articles on topics of interest to the author, or in response to questions.

On Beyond Social Media Duality

By meestereric | May 9, 2019

Introduction I see social media platforms like Facebook (the main platform I sometimes use and enjoy) as a place to share the love of some…

Non-Duality in Action: Compassionate Response

By meestereric | Apr 21, 2019

Non-dual teachings sometimes give people license to behave badly or not work on themselves: they can become arrogant or rude, or use it as an…

How To Stop Thinking

By meestereric | Apr 19, 2019

“When you enter the silence you enter a profound peace, bliss consciousness, pure awareness. That’s what the silence is. It’s not being quiet. It’s beyond…

Is Being an Embodied Being a Fall from Grace?

By meestereric | Apr 12, 2019

I was cleaning the living room windows this morning, and noticed I could never get them perfect. They always had some kind of streaks or…

On Beyond Two Sides of Existence

By meestereric | Apr 9, 2019

The picture we are seeing here—knowing it’s just a picture (a map)—is of two sides of existence: one, the appearance, the phenomenal, the apparent material…

Bobby at My Desk

Sentience, Consciousness, and Vegetarianism

By meestereric | Apr 8, 2019

You can’t eat your way to enlightenment. But you can eat in an enlightened way. In this whole discussion about diet, a spiritual path, and…

Why Spiritual Teachings Can Seem Self-Contradictory (and Why it’s Not a Problem)

By meestereric | Apr 7, 2019

“We have two eyes to see two sides of things, but there must be a third eye which will see everything at the same time…

The Central Paradox of Meditation: Being and Doing

By meestereric | Apr 5, 2019

The central paradox of meditation is that of being and doing. Doing something in order to realize we don’t need to do anything, or in…

Beginning and Advanced Meditation: Meditating on Meditation

By meestereric | Apr 4, 2019

Now, I’m a nobody (not a famous teacher, and don’t want to teach at all: writing is my “teaching”), but this is how I see…

What Is Maya? What is Real?

By meestereric | Apr 3, 2019

POEM What is Maya? Maya is a word. A word is a sound. Sound is Maya. The real question is: what is not Maya? When…

Why No One Can Give You Enlightenment

By meestereric | Apr 3, 2019

The following are some notes regarding how one must “go the final mile” oneself, and no teacher or guru can hand you liberation on a…

Nikola Tesla and Plato’s Cave

By meestereric | Apr 2, 2019

These musings are in response to a friend, a spiritual teacher and former physicist & mathematician, who expressed an opinion about the inventor Nikola Tesla…

True Meditation: A Quiet Mind Versus A Silent Mind

By meestereric | Apr 2, 2019

A Quiet Mind versus a Silent Mind is a key discernment with vast implications. What you are about to read is about my actual experience,…

How Can I Have an Experience of Non-Duality?

By meestereric | Mar 28, 2019

Q: I understand there’s no world “out there” that it’s all “inside” but how can I have an experience of this? My conditioning from this…

Who Becomes Enlightened?

By meestereric | Mar 26, 2019

I’ll sometimes hear or read comments like, “he’s an enlightened master”, or there is a story around some sage’s enlightenment, or a teacher or life…

What about Practices?

By meestereric | Mar 21, 2019

What about spiritual practices, such as meditation, or yoga practices? Even if, according to non-dual philosophy (or the Three Principles Psychology – 3P), “I” don’t…

On Beyond Nonduality Teachings

By meestereric | Mar 18, 2019

No one seemed to get my “WHICH WAY TO THE SELF” sign (or t-shirt) cosmic joke, since  it when I posted it my “Group With…

The Practice of Peace (an EsotEric* Approach)

By meestereric | Mar 12, 2019

To see if I could help or address the concerns, and for the joy of writing, I jotted down these notes (an imperfect article) in…

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