Blog Articles

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

Matter and Acceptance

By meestereric | Aug 23, 2019

Matter and the world is an abstraction. What we actually know, directly, is awareness, consciousness, Being, whatever you want to call the nameless formless we…

One Truth

By meestereric | Aug 8, 2019

This article is a response to a question about a post I made in my FaceBook group (Group With No Name):   You go deep…

The Four Seals and Buddhism in a Nutshell

By meestereric | Jul 31, 2019

A while ago I wrote an article about the lyrics to a song I loved, Ott’s Jack’s Cheese and Bread Snack. I didn’t know it…

Spock and Leila Kalomi

This Side of Paradise and the Unexamined Self

By meestereric | Jul 24, 2019

Last night I watched an old Star Trek original series episode that had come to mind: “This Side of Paradise“. The story in it always…

On Beyond Back-To-Nature Philosophies

By meestereric | Jul 16, 2019

Listening to a popular “animal communicator”, I realized the core issue with what she was saying. While I appreciate what they do with specific animals…

On Beyond Thinking – How To Be Present

By meestereric | Jun 24, 2019

How to be more loving and happy and at peace? Be more present. To what is real. How to be present? Quiet down the thinking,…

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 Contradictory (But Really Aren’t)

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…

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