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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…

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What is Real? Sailing On The Sea Of The Unknown

By meestereric | Sep 25, 2019

“…a non-mental [material] world is inevitably abstract.” – Bernardo Kastrup “No question can be there regarding the time, place and cause of the origin of…

Matter and Acceptance

By meestereric | Aug 23, 2019

Matter and the world is an abstraction. What we actually know, directly, is awareness, consciousness, Being, whatever you want to call the nameless formless we…

One Truth

By meestereric | Aug 8, 2019

This article is a response to a question about a post I made in my FaceBook group (Group With No Name):   You go deep…

The Four Seals and Buddhism in a Nutshell

By meestereric | Jul 31, 2019

A while ago I wrote an article about the lyrics to a song I loved, Ott’s Jack’s Cheese and Bread Snack. I didn’t know it…

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This Side of Paradise and the Unexamined Self

By meestereric | Jul 24, 2019

Last night I watched an old Star Trek original series episode that had come to mind: “This Side of Paradise“. The story in it always…

On Beyond Back-To-Nature Philosophies

By meestereric | Jul 16, 2019

Listening to a popular “animal communicator”, I realized the core issue with what she was saying. While I appreciate what they do with specific animals…

On Beyond Thinking – How To Be Present

By meestereric | Jun 24, 2019

How to be more loving and happy and at peace? Be more present. To what is real. How to be present? Quiet down the thinking,…

On Beyond Social Media Duality

By meestereric | May 9, 2019

Introduction I see social media platforms like Facebook (the main platform I sometimes use and enjoy) as a place to share the love of some…

Non-Duality in Action: Compassionate Response

By meestereric | Apr 21, 2019

Non-dual teachings sometimes give people license to behave badly or not work on themselves: they can become arrogant or rude, or use it as an…

How To Stop Thinking

By meestereric | Apr 19, 2019

“When you enter the silence you enter a profound peace, bliss consciousness, pure awareness. That’s what the silence is. It’s not being quiet. It’s beyond…

Is Being an Embodied Being a Fall from Grace?

By meestereric | Apr 12, 2019

I was cleaning the living room windows this morning, and noticed I could never get them perfect. They always had some kind of streaks or…

On Beyond Two Sides of Existence

By meestereric | Apr 9, 2019

The picture we are seeing here—knowing it’s just a picture (a map)—is of two sides of existence: one, the appearance, the phenomenal, the apparent material…

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Sentience, Consciousness, and Vegetarianism

By meestereric | Apr 8, 2019

You can’t eat your way to enlightenment. But you can eat in an enlightened way. In this whole discussion about diet, a spiritual path, and…

Why Spiritual Teachings Can Seem Contradictory (But Really Aren’t)

By meestereric | Apr 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…

The Central Paradox of Meditation: Being and Doing

By meestereric | Apr 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…

Beginning and Advanced Meditation: Meditating on Meditation

By meestereric | Apr 4, 2019

Now, I’m a nobody (not a famous teacher, and don’t want to teach at all: writing is my “teaching”), but this is how I see…

What Is Maya? What is Real?

By meestereric | Apr 3, 2019

POEM What is Maya? Maya is a word. A word is a sound. Sound is Maya. The real question is: what is not Maya? When…

Why No One Can Give You Enlightenment

By meestereric | Apr 3, 2019

The following are some notes regarding how one must “go the final mile” oneself, and no teacher or guru can hand you liberation on a…