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The Effortless Way

By meestereric / December 25, 2020 /

If there were an effort, where would it come from? In a stream, there are eddies and currents, and though some of these little eddies spin like mad, caught behind rocks, they make no effort to be what they are, effortless and free-flowing. How do we account for the paradox that an artist engaged in…

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True Love and Relationships, Part 2: The Yoga of Relationships

By meestereric / November 24, 2020 /

This article is the second in a series about love and relationships (the first is here).      True love is never rejected. If you come from the right place, it will find the path to the heart, because the place is comes from and the place it goes to is the same place. The shooter…

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On Beyond Depression

By meestereric / November 16, 2020 /

I was diagnosed with “clinical depression” 30 years ago or so, and told I’d be on Prozac (a popular SSRI antidepressant at the time) for the rest of my life, akin to how a diabetic needs to take insulin. Over the years I learned how what the doctors said was a lie, and the society…

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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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On Beyond the Mind, Revisited

By meestereric / September 14, 2020 /

How to use the mind to get beyond the mind? This is a contemplation on freedom. Even that sentence is a bit deceptive: what do we mean, really mean, by “beyond” or even “the mind”? Does it depend on who is reading it? If you are troubled by, or wanting to get beyond the mind,…

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You are the Path

By meestereric / August 23, 2020 /

Not you as a person but what you already Are. Do you need to do something with the mind? Fight it, or other minds, or stand up for it, see through it, transcend it, pacify it, reduce it, improve it, control it, make it better, fix it, change it, love it, hate it … Who…

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On Beyond False Imagination

By meestereric / February 21, 2020 /

“There appears to be a knot between the consciousness and the flesh. A knot that separates the consciousness from the flesh. This knot is called imagination. ” – Robert Adams “Our Beingness sets up a mind which imagines it’s a body” – Lester Levenson The Buddhists call it “false imagination”: the projection of a seeming objective…

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Natural Harmony

By meestereric / February 14, 2020 /

Consider how normally the mind controls most of us. We react to something someone says, or something we see, and we go along with this automatic thinking or emotion, as if it were who or what we were. We “identify” with that automatic repeated movement, something from the past, meaning it’s not free, it’s part…

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Is The World Real? Reflections on Change and Illusion

By meestereric / February 1, 2020 /

Is the world real? Why is it said by non-dualist teachers and sages of Advaita vedanta that the fact that the world of phenomena, of the senses and perception, is constantly changing, shows that it is illusory, whereas reality is unchanging, permanent? I asked this of Francis Lucille once. I said, “A candle flame is…

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Free Will: The Question Arises in the Answer

By meestereric / January 20, 2020 /

“As long as individuality lasts there is free will. All the scriptures are based on this fact and they advise directing the free will in the right channel. Find out to whom free will or destiny matters. Find out where they come from, and abide in their source. If you do this, both of them…

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