Writing

On Beyond (Academic) Philosophy

For a while when in school, I fantasizing myself to be a future professor. Then I realized no one (not even the world-class philosophers with huge grants, who I’d previously worshipped!) knew what the mind or intelligence was, or how the brain worked, or many other things they claimed to know, especially about consciousness (and…

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Definitions Are Not to be Feared

Sometimes in spiritual or transformational psychology circles you will hear people saying they don’t like definitions or to define things, or are resistant to the very idea, as it seems like it would deter from knowing the inner meaning, or some vague notion like that…for example that “it’s about the feeling” and can’t be defined,…

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Comedy Sketch – Advaitins 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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Find Your Happy Work

To find your Ideal Work you will want to find the Intersection of 3 things: Love, Skills, and Market. Here’s this “Holy Trinity” of Work Happiness as a graphic: Without The Three Legs People often make the mistake of taking an outside-in approach: for example seeing that there is a market for something in the…

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Nonduality and the Three Principles Psychology as Teaching Models

An acquaintance from an online forum sent a message to me recently, with a good question about Sydney Banks, the enlightened man who inspired what became the Three Principles Psychology movement, and it’s relation to nonduality teaching (I’d sent him some articles about nonduality student’s experiences): “Had a good read – very interesting docs .…

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On Beyond Nonduality – It’s Not About

It’s not about a mental state; it’s the clarity of seeing What Is. Since there’s nowhere to go and nothing to do, a description is offered. It’s not about psychology: the absolute subject is eternally free from psychological activity. It’s not about experiences, it’s about the one experiencer that exists. It’s not about being spiritual,…

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Poem: My Head Is Gone

My Head Is Gone Went home and discovered My Home is everywhere Sand blasted through time My foot is a radio Picking an Infinite line Zero definition But so sublime Quiet body, Quiet mind … Love is an Atheist Utterly blind To conditions Right left forward or behind Scriptures flow fast away like rain God…

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The Nature of Ego in the Psychology of Happiness

Preface I found this article on my computer. I don’t remember writing it – it says 1998 (this is June 2016) – but I kind of like it. The writing seems fairly cohesive and has a friendly tone, and I think it might be of interest or who knows, even useful, to someone new to…

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The Dream: A Brief Personal History with The Three Principles

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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