Reality

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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The Matrix Resurrections and The Desert of the Unreal

By meestereric / January 7, 2022 /

The Matrix Resurrections and The Desert of the Unreal: A Philosophical Review Somewhere in a shop in the matrix world: [Bugs] It’s not something I can explain easily, but… But the moment he looked at me, I felt something… unlock my mind. [agent] Okay. Something like that happened to me. I saw this pattern… and…

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Tag, You’re It: A Poem and a Contemplation of Reality

By meestereric / December 8, 2021 /

In my journal, scribbled some reflections, and a little “poem” this morning …   Tag, You’re It. In short … One cannot stand outside reality, one is It. One cannot know that reality any more than one can see one’s own eye Except as an image, appearing in mind, looking in a mirror… What you…

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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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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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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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True Love and Relationships, Part 1

By meestereric / October 30, 2020 /

A series about non-dual love. This article is the first in a series about love and relationships. It may challenge your ideas about love, or it may serve as a clarification of what you’ve already seen. It will serve as an introduction to this topic, and (hopefully) open a dialogue. The style or aim is…

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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 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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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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