Articles Category: Three Principles Psychology

On Beyond Non-Duality 1

By meestereric / August 12, 2020 /

More Notes to Myself… Face the facts, your attempts to become a non-dualist is an utter and complete failure. If your reason for studying or listening to nonduality (or Three Principles Psychology, or spirituality), or going to a teacher, going to satsang, or meditating, is: to feel better   to improve yourself   to improve…

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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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On Beyond Limitations of the Three Principles Psychology Model

By meestereric / April 22, 2018 /

   ‘There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.’ – Dr. Seuss The following article arose from a post I made to Amir Karkouti’s the spiritual psychology FaceBook forum “What The F*#$ Are The Principles?” I’d like to share something, for whatever it’s worth, about the Three Principles…

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Nonduality and the Three Principles Psychology as Teaching Models

By meestereric / December 27, 2017 /

An acquaintance from an online forum sent a message to me recently, with a good question about Sydney Banks, who had a large awakening experience and, eventually, inspired what became the Three Principles Psychology movement. His question was in regards to its relation to nonduality teachings (I’d sent him some articles about nonduality student’s experiences):…

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Sanity, Insanity and Common Sense Revisited

By meestereric / June 23, 2016 /

The title and content of this article refer to the book “Sanity Insanity and Common Sense” that was an early entry  in the spiritual psychology field that has come to be known as “The Three Principles”. What follows is the fascinating dialogue in the form of a FaceBook thread,  from July 2015. Some of the…

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Some Thoughts on Thought

By meestereric / March 29, 2016 /

Some Thoughts on Thought, Universal or Not? Since becoming involved with an Advaita community (meditating and discussing consciousness with them, etc.), many of whom are also informed by Buddhism, it’s interesting to see the differences of language and concepts pointing to the same understanding of the universality of Consciousness, as well as experiencing it (to…

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Eckhart Tolle and Attention to Thoughts

By meestereric / February 18, 2016 /

I heard Eckhart Tolle talking about feelings as indicators of the quality of thinking and it’s origins (from the video “Your Ego Loves Unhappiness”): The feeling will often tell you what kind of thought it is, whether it’s true or not. And then you can recognize certain thoughts as not productive and as thoughts you…

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Facts of Life – The Axioms of Happiness

By meestereric / February 10, 2016 /

One day a few years ago, when I was complaining to a Zen-like life coach and friend, he confronted me in a very direct way, with some powerful questions. The central one was “Who are you?”. The second one was “If you want love, give love.” This all hit me like a lightning bolt, and…

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Death and Life are The Same: A Peak Experience

By meestereric / December 10, 2015 /

When I was 21 years old, I had an experience of the ultimate, the infinite Oneness that we all are, that everything is. Here’s how it happened: I was with a friend, and had taken a small amount of a entheogen – a psychedelic I was experimenting in order to experience greater consciousness, get acquainted…

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The Dream: A Brief Personal History with The Three Principles

By meestereric / December 6, 2015 /

Someone asked me again—this time it was Jamie Smart, via an online message—”sounds like you’ve been aware of these principles for many years. When/where did you first hear about them?”. So here we go, the story, in brief. In 1997 I had a dream that set me on the path of learning The Three Principles.…

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