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What is “Higher Reasoning“?

By Eric Platt / May 11, 2023 /

A friend sent a question:   What meaning do you give to “Higher Reasoning”? I believe it started with Atmananda Krishna Menon. Simply put, “Higher Reasoning” is reasoning applied towards the Source, towards Consciousness, rather than the objects thereof. Higher Reasoning is an essential part of the total integration of awakening. Higher reason or transcendental…

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Wisps of Freedom

On Beyond Depression

By meestereric / November 16, 2020 /

I was diagnosed with “clinical depression” 30 years ago or so. I was told I’d be on Prozac – a popular SSRI antidepressant at the time – for the rest of my life, akin to how a diabetic needs to take insulin. Over the years I learned how what the doctors said was a lie,…

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What Is Your Purpose?

By meestereric / August 10, 2020 /

What is your purpose on the planet? The dictionary definition of purpose is: purpose | ˈpərpəs | noun the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. Breaking it Down Purpose can be seen as having three levels: 1. Ultimate Purpose: Highest, Absolute, Universal purpose. The purpose of the universe,…

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On Beyond Concepts

By meestereric / April 27, 2020 /

All Teachings are Dodos, and Tightening up what this Site is About   I let my personal feelings cloud my discernment, and published a guest essay that I realized was of more of a religious or spiritual-y nature or attitude or tone than I really wanted in the site’s philosophical mosaic. This chalkboard here is…

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There Is No Such Thing as Enlightenment

By meestereric / October 3, 2018 /

I once heard the spiritual teacher (of Advaita, Non-duality) tell his students (who he would rather refer to as “friends”): “Would you rather be enlightened, or happy? Would you rather be enlightened and unhappy, or unenlightened and happy?”. While I laughed and thought this very insightful, part of me also was taken aback: it sounded…

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