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What is Ignorance?

By Eric Platt | June 14, 2024 |

A question from a reader: Eric, I have a question for you… if you have time. The question is, within nonduality, how would you BEST describe the concept of IGNORANCE.…

Will The Real Guru Please Stand Up

By Eric Platt | June 5, 2024 |

It is fascinating, and potentially educational and revealing, to look at the pattern of criticisms and complaints about spiritual teachers – for example, things people say to me, such as…

Women and Self Realization

By Eric Platt | June 4, 2024 |

  Of course spirituality and especially non-duality have no gender: they are universal. There is no “women’s nonduality” or “men’s nonduality” or “female nonduality” and “male nonduality”. That would be…

Non-Duality and Suffering V. 1

By Eric Platt | May 28, 2024 |

This is an earlier revision of the post on non-duality and suffering. After a reader talked about being depressed, and reacted to the article, I re-wrote it to seem less…

Psychedelics & Nonduality: Towards an Understanding of Ego Death , Openness, and More

By Eric Platt | May 19, 2024 |

Have you ever noticed how kids can have fun so easily, without any fancy toys or drugs or special circumstances? Playfulness and lightness are natural. A stick, a culvert, and…

A Meaningful Meaninglessness

By Eric Platt | May 9, 2024 |

I have a question. It’s kind of personal but kind of not. OK, shoot. I’m feeling the GP. The what? The GP. The “General Pointlessness”. Ah. (Laughs) I like that.…

On Beyond Pantheism

By Eric Platt | May 9, 2024 |

Pantheism is a mistake. Here’s a definition – one is as good as another: it’s the idea behind it that counts. And for “divinity or a supreme entity” or “God” you…

An Inquiry Into Feelings

By Eric Platt | April 26, 2024 |

I’m adopting a garden. A labyrinth. What do you mean adopted? Good question. I volunteered to be the one to take care of this section of the botanical garden. I…

On Having Never Left: Being Awake to Being Awake

By Eric Platt | April 22, 2024 |

A reader asks: … there is no way for us to presume that freedom from self deception or waking up however we wish to phrase it, has any similarity for different…

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To Be Human is to Be Frustrated

By Eric Platt | April 14, 2024 |

Readers were asking why all the articles disappeared… It’s too much “responsibility” for lack of a better word… besides, I never intended to start a blog, but that’s what people…

Self Inquiry: Finding One’s True Nature

By Eric Platt | April 3, 2024 |

I have a question. [S = “Student” A = “Teacher”] T: OK. S: Can you give me what you have – this True Nature – you seem very, you know,…

Self Inquiry: On Spiritual Liberation

By Eric Platt | April 1, 2024 |

I have a question.   [S = “Student” A = “Teacher”] T: OK. S: How can I attain spiritual liberation. T: I don’t know. I am not spiritual. S: You…

A Simple Question

By Eric Platt | March 28, 2024 |

I have a question.   [italicized = “Student” regular text = “Teacher”] OK. How can I awaken, achieve the non-dual state of consciousness? I have a simple question for you.…

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