Teaching

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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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 true…

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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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A Dialogue With Francis Lucille Regarding Teaching and Life Coaching

By meestereric / January 22, 2019 /

This post is a record of first, a written question-and-answer dialogue between the Advaita (non-duality) teacher Francis Lucille (Rupert Spira’s teacher) and a student that was posted online a number of years ago (no longer available, so it is posted here as a service). Second, it follows with an email dialogue I had with Francis. I…

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