Writing

Why Write? Notes About Writing and Love

By meestereric / May 13, 2020 /

Someone asked their spiritual teacher about writing a book about their story, the remarkable experiences they’ve had that brought them to where they are now. The felt they should write about it. But they had trouble doing it, or even getting started. So here are this writer’s reflections on this.   Why write? How to…

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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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On Beyond (Academic) Philosophy

By meestereric / December 13, 2018 /

For a most of the time when I was at university, I fantasized about being a philosopher, an esteemed future professor, with new grand theories of existence, and some massive book I’d author that shook the world (what an ego!). I was obsessed with questions about the nature of intelligence, the conceptual issues in psychology…

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Definitions Are Not to be Feared

By meestereric / August 5, 2018 /

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)

By meestereric / June 17, 2018 /

[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

By meestereric / April 20, 2018 /

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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Poem: Doesn’t Matter

By meestereric / January 23, 2018 /

Doesn’t Matter What you do Still undivided Human field of consciousness Just to be quiet Peace Joy Love is the Universal Constant Even the the farthest asteroids Swim in this ocean Forged of Indefatigable iron Bottomless zero Cold as space Indestructible Pure New Unimagined Fire Courageous Perfect Guide Terra nonfirma Death Is the same as…

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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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On Beyond Nonduality – It’s Not About

By meestereric / April 14, 2017 /

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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