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The End of Self Help

By meestereric / December 31, 2020 /

Given that this is the last day of the calendar year, and a friend and I were discussing the notion of “eschatological” yesterday (how religions sometimes have that apocalyptic element in them), I thought it would be appropriate and fun to reflect on the paradox of self-help and the direct path (the non-dual understanding).  The…

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Why Nonduality? Or, The Last Stop (to Freedom)

By meestereric / December 22, 2020 /

As I was puttering around the place with various projects this morning I was pondering: why be into nonduality? Why be interested? Why not just let it go and forget about all this stuff? Why attend groups or listen to videos or discuss it with friends (like minded friends hopefully)? I’d been feeling a bit…

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On Beyond Politics: the Radical Truth

By meestereric / October 7, 2020 /

For several years I was a leader involved in community issues a larger city, in an urban area.  I had been asked and then elected to a position of leadership by a “board” (I did not seek it). This happened after I’d demonstrating a natural enthusiasm for what was going on in my neighborhood, and…

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On Beyond Unconscious Habits

By meestereric / September 15, 2020 /

What is the unconscious? How can we free ourselves from “bad” habits, and be more successful (however you define that) in life? These questions, which are interrelated, came up from a reader. For the purposes of this essay, and what we are about on this website, which is a direct path for freeing oneself from…

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Who Awakens? Further Notes on Liberation

By meestereric / August 25, 2020 /

Who becomes liberated, if there is no personal self, no separate entities anywhere in existence? This is greatly puzzling. I wrote previously about Enlightenment,  (and here) observing that there was no such thing per se. Regardless of what was said before (I haven’t reviewed the article for a while) the simple fact is, people do…

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What Is Your Purpose?

By meestereric / August 10, 2020 /

What is your purpose on the planet? The dictionary definition of purpose is: purpose | ˈpərpəs | noun the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. Breaking it Down Purpose can be seen as having three levels: 1. Ultimate Purpose: Highest, Absolute, Universal purpose. The purpose of the universe,…

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On Beyond “The Virus”

By meestereric / July 21, 2020 /

I recently had a brief exchange with a friend via text, while I was busy working in my garden. I realize I didn’t express myself clearly at the time about “the virus.” So this is an attempt to make that more clear, and “set the record straight” as they say (though it will never be…

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On Beyond The Future

By meestereric / July 1, 2020 /

I just wanted to give readers a brief update on what’s going on here, and why there haven’t bee any new articles lately (other than the Papaji quote page). There are many projects in the works, including a book, and an article on love. So below I will give a brief sketch about those and…

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Guest Post: WHAT IS GRACE?

By meestereric / April 7, 2020 /

A brief and poetic parable by Luciana Bellini WHAT IS GRACE? ––––– Grace is like a Queen that has been preparing the palace For the visit of God. She has been doing that since that day, When she heard a knock on the door. Feeling the immensity of what was behind it, She was afraid……

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On Beyond the Bad News

By meestereric / March 30, 2020 /

Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi There is an erroneous notion out there I’ve noticed, that somehow by being worried about the world or yourself, or serious and heavy, or angry or fearful, and sharing in the “news” you’ve heard, or the thing that happened…

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