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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.

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…

Dialogues With a Mad Solipsist

By meestereric | Jul 11, 2015

solipsism |ˈsälipˌsizəm|  noun the view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist. This dialogue started on Facebook, where I…