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On Beyond Nonduality – It’s Not About

By meestereric | Apr 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…

Spiritual Reflections on Spiritual Teachings (The Three Principles, Non-Duality…)

By meestereric | Dec 5, 2016

This is an update to an article I wrote a couple of years ago. I just re-read it and liked it, so am expanding it…

Poem: My Head Is Gone

By meestereric | Nov 27, 2016

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…

Do Circumstances Cause Feelings?

By meestereric | Jun 24, 2016

Dear Eric, thanks for your reply to my enquiry about meditation. Perhaps you might clarify something I’m also struggling with. I really don’t get this…

Sanity, Insanity and Common Sense Revisited

By meestereric | Jun 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…

The Nature of Ego in the Psychology of Happiness

By meestereric | Jun 22, 2016

Preface I found this article on my computer. I don’t remember writing it – it says 1998 (this is June 2016) – but I kind…

Back To Reality?

By meestereric | May 24, 2016

Just back from a retreat yesterday, I go into the bank and am chatting with the cheerful teller, telling her how I’m just back from…

Transform a Difficult Relationship By Seeing Yourself

By meestereric | Apr 28, 2016

Seeing from the eyes of love and understanding, rather than judgement and fear, we can see someone anew. This is not a technique, but something…

How To End Anxiety: The Dawning of a New Understanding

By meestereric | Apr 24, 2016

It’s only via an apparently finite mind that we can know an apparently finite object – Rupert Spira Here’s my two cents on anxiety –…

Some Thoughts on Thought

By meestereric | Mar 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…

What Is Meditation, and Is It Needed?

By meestereric | Mar 22, 2016

To taste something sweet, is it necessary to eat strawberry ice cream, or can you simply eat a wild strawberry? Meditation. Like yoga, it seems…

Eckhart Tolle and Attention to Thoughts

By meestereric | Feb 18, 2016

Nice to hear Eckhart Tolle talking about thought and feeling (from the video “your Ego Love Unhappiness”): The feeling will often tell you what kind…

Facts of Life – The Axioms of Happiness

By meestereric | Feb 10, 2016

One day a couple years ago, when I was complaining to a Zen-like life coach and friend, he confronted me in a very direct way,…

Western Philosophy of Mind and the Problem of Life

By meestereric | Feb 7, 2016

Turning Western Philosophy of Mind on It’s Head Is life a problem to be solved? The philosophers and scientists who are trying to figure out…

Death and Life are The Same: A Peak Experience

By meestereric | Dec 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…

The Dream: A Brief Personal History with The Three Principles

By meestereric | Dec 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…

Happiness in Work

By meestereric | Aug 31, 2015

“Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do things in life. You are’t what you do. If you are what you do, then when…

The Paradoxes Along the Path

By meestereric | Jul 11, 2015

(Click here to jump down to the list of paradoxes) Note: The contradictions one hears in spiritual teachings are not necessarily paradoxes. What’s the difference…

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Protected: Paradigms and Non-Duality

By meestereric | Mar 31, 2020

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On Beyond the Bad News

By meestereric | Mar 30, 2020

Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi There is an erroneous notion out there I’ve noticed,…

Share Your Being

By meestereric | Mar 25, 2020

A bit of “practical nonduality” I posted to Facebook today:   SHARE YOUR BEING I just wanted to remind you, in these “challenging times”: How…

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On Beyond Death and Predetermination

By meestereric | Mar 16, 2020

Someone in the Robert Adams community online asked about death and predetermination. (And when the world has gone crazy – well, crazier than usual…). Don’t…

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On Beyond Cause and Effect, Part II

By meestereric | Mar 13, 2020

A reader asked “how can one go beyond cause and effect?” in response to my article “On Beyond Cause and Effect“. Here is one possible…

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On Beyond False Imagination

By meestereric | Feb 21, 2020

“There appears to be a knot between the consciousness and the flesh. A knot that separates the consciousness from the flesh. This knot is called…

Beyond Separate Consciousnesses

By meestereric | Feb 19, 2020

A response to a question from a reader.   Question: I’ve been on this journey of awakening since coming across Eckhart Tolle many years ago.…

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Natural Harmony (A Valentines Day Meditation)

By meestereric | Feb 14, 2020

Consider how normally the mind controls most of us. We react to something someone says, or something we see, and we go along with this…

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Is The World Real? Reflections on Change and Illusion

By meestereric | Feb 1, 2020

Is the world real? Why is it said by non-dualist teachers and sages of Advaita vedanta that the fact that the world of phenomena, of…

Does Consciousness Ever Die?

By meestereric | Jan 21, 2020

Does Consciousness Ever Die, Disappear or “Go Under”? Q: If I am consciousness (which I know I am)… and, if consciousness gets lost under General…

Free Will: The Question Arises in the Answer

By meestereric | Jan 20, 2020

“As long as individuality lasts there is free will. All the scriptures are based on this fact and they advise directing the free will in…

Notes on Liberation and Free Will

By meestereric | Jan 19, 2020

Just by getting your (little) self out of the way you become a blessing to the world – you don’t have to do anything. But…

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The Master Game

By meestereric | Jan 5, 2020

Here we are trying to make little jokes, but life itself is a joke. We are born into a body only in order to discover…

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On Beyond Seeking

By meestereric | Nov 15, 2019

These notes are in response to a question.   QUESTION: Namaste. [I am] curious to know how your seeking started? When it ended? Many stages…

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On Beyond UG Krishnamurti

By meestereric | Nov 4, 2019

Where UG Went Wrong UG Krishnamurti (not to be confused with Jiddu Krishnamurti, his nemesis) wanted to have his cake and eat it too: be…

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On Beyond Beliefs: What Is Self-Realization?

By meestereric | Oct 31, 2019

When I ask myself this morning, where am I, this being on this…whatever it is: this “pathless path”, this understanding (for the benefit of the…

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No Body No Problem

By meestereric | Oct 15, 2019

Neither scenario or worldview that society hands us, make any sense: neither the religious model nor the scientific one: 1. That a loving benevolent God…

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On Human Genius

By meestereric | Oct 8, 2019

I got a question from a friend, an artist from Athens, Greece: Question: All humans are geniuses? This is the solution. We [only] think we…