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to inspire and delve deeper into the Self, and the world.

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…

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Recent articles on topics of interest to the author, or in response to questions.

On Love

By meestereric | Feb 27, 2019

What do you actually love? What do you have have faith in, show your devotion to, pray to, as you go about your daily life,…

NONDUALITY: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

By meestereric | Feb 24, 2019

Your mission, if you should choose to accept it, is to keep in mind the totality, the whole, the One that you are. The infinite.…

A Dialogue With Francis Lucille Regarding Teaching and Life Coaching

By meestereric | Jan 22, 2019

This post is a record of, first, a question the well-renowned Advaita (non-duality) teacher Francis Lucille (Rupert Spira’s teacher) was asked online a number of years…

On Beyond Being Human: a Sort of Poem

By meestereric | Jan 7, 2019

Let’s consider this scenario: It’s all or nothing: because there is no partial Self, and self-realization is not for persons (egos) or separate entities. Since…

On Beyond Life and Career Advice (for Teens and Adults)

By meestereric | Jan 3, 2019

Reflecting on Life and Career Advice (for teens or adults): Last night I watched some old videos of a famous comic, brilliant, creative, very “successful”,…

On Beyond the Body Mind World (or, Liberation for Whom?)

By meestereric | Dec 18, 2018

Happiness and Pleasure Happiness from objects makes no sense. Where is the happiness experienced? Let’s not even talk about happiness, for the time being, let’s…

On Beyond (Academic) Philosophy

By meestereric | Dec 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…

Non-Duality is Not Idealism

By meestereric | Dec 9, 2018

Nor is it materialism…. But is it so obvious it’s not materialism? It will be obvious they are two sides of a mistaken coin, once…

Living For the Moment or In the Moment?

By meestereric | Dec 9, 2018

Journal missive from the balcony… another set of highly imperfect notes. I once said to a young friend who I let crash in my living…

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Dialogue With A Sage: The Thousand Deaths

By meestereric | Dec 2, 2018

This article, after a brief discussion to set the stage, follows with is an email dialogue with a living sage* (whose identity will remain anonymous…

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On Beyond Being Born

By meestereric | Nov 27, 2018

I make fun of birthdays (my “birthday” is today – this calendar date – when I’m writing this), calling them “Unborn Days”. To distill the…

My Personal Misery Trainer – Comedy Skit

By meestereric | Nov 4, 2018

“Humor is ignorance exposed” – Francis Lucille Props (optional): clipboard, running pants, a bottle of beer (Ordinary looking guy, maybe a little mussed, a little fussed,…

Meditation: “Are We There Yet?”

By meestereric | Nov 4, 2018

The scene: a group in meditation. The teacher guides them to “Open their attention”, and “Simply be in awareness”, and observe, notice the thoughts going…

The Enlightenment Contest

By meestereric | Nov 4, 2018

The scene: a non-duality spiritual retreat. Someone gets up, in the evening, after the meditation and dialogue, when announcements are made: “I have a little…

My Path Is Better Than Your Path (funny)

By meestereric | Oct 31, 2018

I overheard some spiritual egos the other day while meditating, and recorded this raucous argument: “I’m going direct, and you’re only progressive, you know.” “Big…

On Beyond Cause and Effect

By meestereric | Oct 24, 2018

In practical mechanical affairs, cause and effect thinking can have utility. For example, your car suddenly loses power on the freeway. Using reason and your…

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On Beyond Spiritual Bypassing

By meestereric | Oct 24, 2018

This article is not about showing you how not to do spiritual bypassing (or telling someone else how not to do it) but will make…

3P Brainwashing? A Response to Someone Distressed About a Family Member

By meestereric | Oct 24, 2018

I recently received this note from someone wanting some advice (“pick my brains”) about the Three Principles Psychology (3P), which I have written about in…