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Enlightenment

What about Practices?

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 really exist as a body or mind, nor does the world absolutely (and in 3P, a seeing beyond, an understanding such as to transcend Thought is all that’s needed), aren’t…

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On Beyond Nonduality Teachings

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 No Name” FaceBook group (as far as I know). I created that after I was inspired, opening this book sent to me in the mail, to the “random” page below,…

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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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Meditation: “Are We There Yet?”

The scene: a group in meditation. The teacher guides them to “Open their attention”, and “Simply be in awareness”, and observe, notice the thoughts going by, the feelings as sensations in the body… The teacher starts to end the session and encourages the participants to gently open their eyes. A student pipes up, “Are We…

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The Enlightenment Contest

The scene: a non-duality spiritual retreat. Someone gets up, in the evening, after the meditation and dialogue, when announcements are made: “I have a little announcement. Since everyone here is interested in not only becoming enlightened—or perhaps thinks they already are—and furthermore would love very much to gain full recognition for it and prove something…

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My Path Is Better Than Your Path (funny)

I overheard some spiritual egos the other day while meditating, and recorded this raucous argument: “I’m going direct, and you’re only progressive, you know.” “Big deal, I’m progressively direct, and directly progressive, and am farther along than you.” “Ha! Farther along to nowhere. You’ll never get there, never go anywhere, because you’re chasing an illusion.…

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There Is No Such Thing as Enlightenment

I once heard the spiritual teacher (of Advaita, Non-duality) Francis Lucille tell his students (who he would rather refer to as “friends”): “Would you rather be enlightened, or happy? Would you rather be enlightened and unhappy, or unenlightened and happy?”. While I laughed and thought this very insightful, part of me also was taken aback:…

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