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Waking From the Dream

By Eric Platt / January 12, 2024 /

The dream metaphor is very beautiful and powerful. It is no wonder that it has been used so frequently by teachers, especially of the Direct Path: Ramana Maharshi, Atmananda Krishna Menon, Papaji,  Wei Wu Wei, Francis Lucille, Rupert Spira, Lester Levenson, Karl Renz, and so on. The only metaphor that is comes near is the…

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The Real Value Of Meditation

By Eric Platt / December 21, 2023 /

Meditation can be good for the body and mind, temporarily. It’s beautiful thing, like a tranquilizing drug, to help with clarity of mind and relaxation of the body. It can, for example, temporarily allow anxiety – a bodily reaction or “energetic” experience, in a loop with thinking – to dissolve away. This is useful and…

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The Continuity of Awareness

By meestereric / June 5, 2022 /

One of the most fundamental questions students of consciousness and awareness have is, “If awareness is universal or nonlocal, then what about deep sleep or during anesthesia? Doesn’t consciousness go off and on?” I would like to offer to you that there are no gaps in awareness. They are purely illusory. Time and space do…

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Change the World to Beauty

By meestereric / January 14, 2022 /

To want to change the world, you are already saying, or thinking, there is something wrong with me. I am not good enough, there is a separate me, and there is a world apart from me. Already hidden in that is an inherent wrong that cannot be gotten ridden of: the original sin as it…

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Tag, You’re It: A Poem and a Contemplation of Reality

By meestereric / December 8, 2021 /

In my journal, scribbled some reflections, and a little “poem” this morning …   Tag, You’re It. In short … One cannot stand outside reality, one is It. One cannot know that reality any more than one can see one’s own eye Except as an image, appearing in mind, looking in a mirror… What you…

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image A Constellation's Cosmic Color Celebration

Who Are You Really?

By meestereric / October 27, 2021 /

If you had no thoughts, and if your girlfriend or boyfriend asks you what you were thinking about, and you say to her or him that you were thinking how you had no thoughts, your thought would be that you had no thoughts, which is a thought. But before that, you had no thoughts. In…

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No Mind

By meestereric / July 9, 2021 /

The mind doesn’t actually exist. While it is useful to say, such as to a student of non-duality or of a spiritual path, that “mind” is defined as external sense perceptions, bodily sensations, and thoughts (which are in fact internal visual images, sounds, and sometimes the other senses like smell, taste, kinesthetic bodily sensations) the…

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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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image – Moon and Mars with Ring and Contrail

The Effortless Way

By meestereric / December 25, 2020 /

If there were an effort, where would it come from? In a stream, there are eddies and currents, and though some of these little eddies spin like mad, caught behind rocks, they make no effort to be what they are, effortless and free-flowing. How do we account for the paradox that an artist engaged in…

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True Love and Relationships, Part 2: The Yoga of Relationships

By meestereric / November 24, 2020 /

This article is the second in a series about love and relationships (the first is here).      True love is never rejected. If you come from the right place, it will find the path to the heart, because the place is comes from and the place it goes to is the same place. The shooter…

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