Teachers

Non-Duality, Suffering and Value

By meestereric / September 7, 2022 /

Q: What’s your real value, at the end of the day, after years of seeking and suffering and finding, and all you’ve inquired into and seen and practiced over the decades? Is it worth anything, or just empty at the end of the day? Seems to me all this non-dual talk by so-called Neo-Advaita, and…

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Notes on The Integrity Of The Teacher

By meestereric / March 29, 2022 /

 No one is in any privileged position with respect to Truth (or Beauty or Love). There are no authorities in that regard. This is something I’ve discussed over the years with fellow “students” or “seekers” (including those who have been with Osho or Andrew Cohen and other gurus, including “crazy wisdom” teachers). Once one sees…

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On Beyond Nonduality: You Are An Utter Failure

By meestereric / May 5, 2020 /

The tension in nondual philosophy is that it contradicts with most experience, or seems to – for many of us mere mortal-seeming humans – so that it sets up a tension between a supposed special or non-dual experience and one’s own experience. In other words it seems to be saying there is something else besides…

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On Beyond Concepts

By meestereric / April 27, 2020 /

All Teachings are Dodos, and Tightening up what this Site is About   I let my personal feelings cloud my discernment, and published a guest essay that I realized was of more of a religious or spiritual-y nature or attitude or tone than I really wanted in the site’s philosophical mosaic. This chalkboard here is…

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On Beyond UG Krishnamurti

By meestereric / November 4, 2019 /

“Pathological” – Francis Lucille, quoting his teacher Jean Klein, regarding U. G. Krishnamurti   Where UG Went Wrong: A Conflicted Soul ABSTRACT: Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, known as U. G. Krishnamurti, or just U.G. (not to be confused with Jiddu Krishnamurti, his nemesis as it were) wanted to have his cake and eat it too: be…

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On Beyond Social Media Duality

By meestereric / May 9, 2019 /

Introduction I see social media platforms like Facebook (the main platform I sometimes use and enjoy) as a place to share the love of some topic, or an event, sale, or service, and have fun conversations, or gather information or quotes. However they can be very addicting, as you may have noticed. And, they can…

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How To Stop Thinking

By meestereric / April 19, 2019 /

It is sometimes thought, or heard from spiritual teachers, that one needs to stop thinking. Why would one want to stop thinking? The question comes up when it begins to dawn on one the importance of thought and thinking in one’s life and in one’s outlook and happiness. One begins to see how much negative…

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Why Spiritual Teachings Can Seem Contradictory (But Really Aren’t)

By meestereric / April 7, 2019 /

“We have two eyes to see two sides of things, but there must be a third eye which will see everything at the same time and yet not see anything. That is to understand Zen.” ~ D.T. Suzuki Preface This essay starts with the assumption that there is one Truth, which I see as a…

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The Central Paradox of Meditation: Being and Doing

By meestereric / April 5, 2019 /

The central paradox of meditation is that of being and doing. Doing something in order to realize we don’t need to do anything, or in fact that the doing is taking us away from being. Q: What about programming, conditioning? Don’t we need to undo that? A: Where is it, when is it? It has…

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Why No One Can Give You Enlightenment

By meestereric / April 3, 2019 /

The following are some notes regarding how one must “go the final mile” oneself, and no teacher or guru can hand you liberation on a platter. Enjoy. “A Master is a fully-realized Being. A Guru (or Sat Guru) is a Master who has chosen to help others find their Freedom. God, Guru and Self are…

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