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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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My Personal Misery Trainer

A guy in running pants, with a clipboard, gets up in front the of a group in a hall. He’s taking the opportunity to make a little announcement. “OK. Hi, my name’s Larry Strong. I’m here to tell you about a new service. Because you know how they always say take a passion you have,…

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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, led my a teacher named “Francis” and his wife “Laura”. 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…

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Comedy Sketch – Advaitins Anonymous (AA)

[Note: this sketch was performed by the actor Vishal Patel who read the script and volunteered – at a recent Francis Lucille retreat, in Temecula, California. I did the fake “announcement” afterwards] “So I heard there was a woman who spent a million dollars on retreats and seeking enlightenment over the years, traveling around the world…

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Back To Reality?

Just back from a retreat yesterday, I go into the bank and am chatting with the cheerful teller, telling her how I’m just back from a week retreat and am adjusting, and she commiserates about vacations saying, “back to reality” twice in our conversation. What? I walked out, wondering, what on Earth was she talking…

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The Paradoxes Along the Path

(Click here to jump down to the list of paradoxes) Note: The contradictions one hears in spiritual teachings are not necessarily paradoxes. What’s the difference between a paradox and a contradiction? Not all contradictions are paradoxes, but a paradox contains an apparent contradiction. However, I notice as one progresses up the mountain, things get more…

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