Spirituality

We Are Not Bodies

Last night after work I was sitting the chair I like to “meditate” in. What I call meditation is really just doing nothing. That is, as close to nothing as I can manage: letting the senses sense, the thoughts think, and so forth. For example, hearing happens effortlessly: none of us have to go to…

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Suicide and The Cosmic Simulacrum

"Flamingoes" (color film using a 70's SLR & lens) • Copyright © 2018 Eric Platt

Simulacrum 1. An image or representation of someone or something. ‘a small-scale simulacrum of a skyscraper’ 1.1 An unsatisfactory imitation or substitute. ‘a bland simulacrum of American soul music’ – Oxford English Dictionary Last night I learned of the 4th friend or acquaintance to commit suicide. Not to mention the list of celebrities. This can…

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Comedy Sketch – Advaitans Anonymous (AA)

[Note: this sketch was performed by the actor Vishal Patel who read the script and volunteered – at a recent Francis Lucille retreat, in Temecula, California. I did the fake “announcement” afterwards] “So I heard there was a woman who spent a million dollars on retreats and seeking enlightenment over the years, traveling around the world…

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Just Say No to 3P Fundamentalism: Mistaking the Form for the Formless

  “Your eyes must see in the singular if you want to find the truth.” – Sydney Banks, The Missing Link, p.69 (Note: This essay has to do with The Three Principles Psychology or “The 3P”: a successful spiritual psychology teaching model used in life coaching and countless others areas of human relations, counseling and psychology worldwide.…

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Who Am I?

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If it’s not the bodily sensations, the thoughts, the perceptions if it’s spontaneous, effortless if it’s not focused or contracted but expanded and unfocused if it’s not in time, or in space Then it must be already that way: already witnessing, seeing, aware, boundless, ever-present, happy, uncaused in its nature, It must be what Is,…

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Fledgling Nonduality

Video: Bobby the Scrub Jay, one of my “gurus”, who I serve mealworms and peanuts everyday from my hand, had a couple of fledglings with his wife, and one of them has taken to taking baths in the water dish I put out. Kids these days… Car notes from yesterday (digital recorder): There is this…

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Love and Freedom Cannot Be Separated

  Freedom and love can’t be separated.  By “freedom” is meant true inner freedom, and by “love” is meant impersonal love, the nondual living truth, not human love.  A lack of love and freedom is experienced as darkness, pain and suffering.  But if love and freedom is who are, then how can there be a…

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Notes on “Feelings”

  “The teaching is not in the words, it is in the love and understanding from which the words proceed and with which they are permeated. The words are just the packaging of the teaching. They are important but only in so far as they lead to the love and understanding from which they originate.…

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