Nonduality

No Real Body or World? ! Why Is The Changing Unreal?

By meestereric / March 17, 2022 /

What in the world is meant by this? It’s an outlandish and ridiculous claim, an unworldly Eastern philosophical religious bit of non-sense, New Age woo woo, right? Even spiritual folks with a lifetime of meditation, practices, study and experience under their belt would reject or resist this assertion, since this body and world are all…

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Reflections on “There is no such thing as human love”

By meestereric / February 28, 2022 /

On more than one occasion I’ve heard the Advaita (non-duality) teacher Francis Lucille (or his wife Laura also) say “There is no such thing as human love.”  What on Earth are they talking about? This would seem to go against our “normal” way of thinking, and may provoke a reaction amongst listeners. After all, isn’t…

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The Radical Journey of the Non-Dual Path

By meestereric / June 28, 2021 /

I have written before about how the non-dual understanding, or the living of it (the most or the essential thing) is the final stop on the “spiritual” journey. It’s the end of the road, because then, there is no seeker. It it the dissolution of the sense of a separate self, and the seeing through…

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Non-Duality Is Not Psychotherapy

By meestereric / February 28, 2021 /

Non-duality is a description of reality. It is not a therapeutic model, or a self-help school, or a religion. In fact it undermines all religious thinking: seeing reality via the filter of beliefs. Those that come to it (only) to feel better may be in store for some difficulty (in the short run). And it’s…

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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, “end times” 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…

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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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Conjugation

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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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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Wisps of Freedom

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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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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