Self-Inquiry

What Is Self Realization?

By meestereric / November 27, 2022 /

Further Notes on the “Infinite Inquiry” … The central “problem” or issue, so to speak, is that of identification. One identifies with the body or mind instead of with what one really is: let’s call what we truly are “consciousness” (we cannot really name it, since it can be “known” only indirectly). Who, or what…

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Knowing the Unknown

By meestereric / September 28, 2022 /

One of the main things to “know”, so to speak, regarding what is called “non-duality”, and the most basic paradox, is that it’s really ultimately about not knowing. It’s not an item of knowing; it’s not an understanding (unless you want to play with words like pundit teachers and say it’s “standing under Truth”); it’s…

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The End of Self Inquiry

By meestereric / August 7, 2022 /

Self inquiry can be in the form of not “Who am I?” or “What am I?” But it can also be “What Is?” or “what is This all?”, or “What’s real?”. It can be a question, or a just looking, or, if without a looker, just being. But then is it really an inquiry? If…

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Non-Duality Is Not Spiritual

By meestereric / August 3, 2022 /

Although what we call spirituality may have something to do with nonduality, it is obvious that nonduality has nothing to do with spirituality. It’s not even an experience, and cannot be an experience, nor item of experience. Nothing can be known about it. And yet, people go to spiritual teachers, as if something can be…

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The Living Question

By meestereric / June 28, 2022 /

An earlier article was entitled “Living the Question”. This current missive turns out to be more from the non-doer perspective, so to speak… In other words, there is no one living the question (no separate entity):   you are “being lived”. By what? By an ocean of light, of love… by Life… by that which…

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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 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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Living The Question

By meestereric / May 20, 2021 /

I recently listened to a dialogue between a very earnest and long term meditator and spiritual teacher that went went straight to the heart of something very key on the living experience of knowing one’s true nature. It has been said that this is the last stage on the path and therefore the last pitfall…

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