Direct Path

Being Is, Non-Being is Not

By Eric Platt / January 21, 2023 /

This phrase is heard in Parmenides’, poem On Reality, and in a different form of language in the Bhagavad Gita, and in A Course in Miracles: Parmenides: Two paths are open to investigation. The first says: being is and non­being is not. It is the path of certainty, because it follows the truth. The other…

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The Infinite Inquiry

By meestereric / July 7, 2022 /

Dear Friends – Just thought I’d write a short note, in lieu of a meeting announcement. In addressing those that have been on some kind of path for quite a while, and now have an acquaintance with the “direct” path: I apologize in advance for the long messy missive-I assure you it started out short…

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The Integrity of the Teacher, Part II: Power & Authority

By meestereric / April 25, 2022 /

In part 1 of this series of articles, I brought up the key question of whether one can “separate the teaching from the teacher”: a phrase I heard from former students of  gurus involved in scandals. The issue of Truth being true regardless of who said it, but being “tainted” as far as shedding doubt…

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On Beyond “Awakened” Relating to Direct Relating

By meestereric / March 4, 2022 /

We are changing the name of the online group about relationship and the direct path from “Awakened Relating” to “Direct Relating”. This was inspired by the fact that “awakened” is too often interpreted as being about a person “awakening”, and there is no such thing or event as a person becoming enlightened or awakened, or…

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The Three Spiritual Paths

By meestereric / February 24, 2022 /

The Three Spiritual Paths, or How To Do Nothing   162. YOGA AND DEVOTION (125) These are both processes of intense activity, always upholding the doer and enjoyer – even at the highest state, though in a highly general form. As long as this taint of duality lasts, you do not shine as the Absolute.…

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The Radical Journey of the Non-Dual Path

By meestereric / June 28, 2021 /

I have written before about how the non-dual understanding, or the living of it (the most or the essential thing) is the final stop on the “spiritual” journey. It’s the end of the road, because then, there is no seeker. It it the dissolution of the sense of a separate self, and the seeing through…

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On Beyond The Past and Perfection

By meestereric / August 20, 2020 /

It can be harder to enjoy the clean clear air of the high mountain passes if your legs are still struggling to move through the mud of the swamp. This is a pattern I’ve seen with myself and with friends. I separated myself from old friends, family, moved to a new city, when I got…

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On Beyond Nonduality: You Are An Utter Failure

By meestereric / May 5, 2020 /

The tension in nondual philosophy is that it contradicts with most experience, or seems to – for many of us mere mortal-seeming humans – so that it sets up a tension between a supposed special or non-dual experience and one’s own experience. In other words it seems to be saying there is something else besides…

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Beyond Separate Consciousnesses

By meestereric / February 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. Where I am now, is I that I have had numerous glimpses of being awareness. I see that I am consciousness witnessing an illusion, and the illusion is made of…

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The Master Game

By meestereric / January 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 the game is to realize you’re not a body! What’s the point? Why go through all that misery, suffering and craziness, falling in love with an illusion, living in a…

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