Identity

Silent Mind, Revisited

By meestereric / November 10, 2021 /

(An older, longer, more elaborate essay on “True Meditation: A Quiet Mind Versus A Silent Mind” can be found here) “To sum up the whole thing, it’s very simple. It’s the old dictum ‘Thou art that.’ And the way to know that is to be still. Being still is simply stilling of the mind until…

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Who Are You Really?

By meestereric / October 27, 2021 /

If you had no thoughts, and if your girlfriend or boyfriend asks you what you were thinking about, and you say to her or him that you were thinking how you had no thoughts, your thought would be that you had no thoughts, which is a thought. But before that, you had no thoughts. In…

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Why Survive?

By meestereric / October 6, 2021 /

I had a dream around 1997 that contained a revelation, where I saw that saw life as being happiness itself, and a permanent peace that resided within, beyond all thought, and in fact that it’s only an imagination of scary things, like a supposed death, that distracts us us into ignoring reality, or real nature.…

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Real Identity and Effortless Living

By meestereric / November 13, 2020 /

A short dialogue about identity and practices.      Hi Eric – I hope you’re doing well. I’m a 19 year old college student studying in [a city in the US]. I came upon your article on healthy ego development, and it resonated with me. I encountered Advaita Vedanta when I was 17, and I’m…

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Poem: You Are Singular (Guest Post – Thomas Stern)

By meestereric / October 30, 2020 /

It is deliciously simple: Your true identity is no identity. It is easy: You do not own a thing Nothing of what you see is yours You are not what you did You are not what you saw You are not what you thought Because there isn’t a you apart from doing A you apart…

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