Advaita

On Beyond Nonduality Teachings

OK so I guess I want to write more of an explanation of my “WHICH WAY TO THE SELF” joke sign (or t-shirt), since no one seemed to get it when I posted it my “Group With No Name” FaceBook group (as far as I know). I created that after I was inspired, opening this…

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The Practice of Peace (an EsotEric* Approach)

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 response to a client that asked a question. They felt they’d had an awakening, then lost it – they felt they’d lost the peace and happiness somehow. They seemed to…

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Painters of the Self

Sages like Ramana Maharshi, Lester, Robert Adams, Francis Lucille, Lao Tsu, Sydney Banks, and so on, are all pointing at the same Self, the same oneness, universal consciousness, infinite intelligence that we are, that you are, that I Am. But each is painting a picture of the mountain using different paints and paint brushes. Some…

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NONDUALITY: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

Your mission, if you should choose to accept it, is to keep in mind the totality, the whole, the One that you are. The infinite. Find out if there are any real borders… Any real limits… Can there possibly be any real separate entities anywhere in existence? Therefore all is as it should be:  there…

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On Beyond Being Human: a Sort of Poem

Let’s consider this scenario: It’s all or nothing: because there is no partial Self, and self-realization is not for persons (egos) or separate entities. Since there is no one anyway. No bodies. And “Mind” with a small “m” is synonymous with movement, as in “a movement and a rest” (Gospel of Thomas, 50). We could…

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On Beyond the Body Mind World (or, Liberation for Whom?)

Happiness and Pleasure Happiness from objects makes no sense. Where is the happiness experienced? Let’s not even talk about happiness, for the time being, let’s just look at pleasure. Where is the pleasure experienced? If you’re thinking the pleasure is in driving a luxury car, or a woman’s company, or a man’s company, or making…

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Non-Duality is Not Idealism

Nor is it materialism…. But is it so obvious it’s not materialism? It will be obvious they are two sides of a mistaken coin, once you see it. First, some definitions. By “Idealism” here we won’t be meaning ethical or socio-political idealism (such as “living up to the ideals of a Judeo Christian ethically-based law”).…

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Dialogue With A Sage: The Thousand Deaths

"Earth Cradling Sky"

This article, after a brief discussion to set the stage, follows with is an email dialogue with a living sage* (whose identity will remain anonymous for reasons of privacy). About 38 years ago I—a past “me”, which does not exist except as a memory-thought, or traces on film in the present—experienced what was could be…

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On Beyond Being Born

"Cloudspiration"

I make fun of birthdays (my “birthday” is today – this calendar date – when I’m writing this), calling them “Unborn Days”. To distill the logic to its essence (what philosophers like to do, though I wouldn’t pretend to be one, and certainly not a professional one) it’s like this: The theory, or the assumption…

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