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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Hold The Jewel in Your Heart

By Eric Platt / August 10, 2023 /

To see rightly , one does indeed have to turn life inside out and upside down.   And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. – The Little Prince Remain steadfast in one’s knowledge…

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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. Higher Reasoning is an essential part of the total integration of awakening. Higher reason or transcendental reason simply means reasoning applied towards discovery or uncovery of reality, rather than appearances (the noumenal rather…

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Non-Duality 101: How to Realize Oneself

By Eric Platt / April 30, 2023 /

This is a reminder (to myself and others – who don’t actually exist). How To Know And Realize What Is Eternal Q: What is Non-Duality? A: Non-duality means “not two”. How it works is, you look at what you are not. So, for example: you are not numbers in a bank account. You are not…

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What Is “Self Realization”?

By meestereric / November 27, 2022 /

What does one really want? It may seem like an object at times: a partner, a material thing or state (“wealth”), a substance, an activity (beyond simple living that is – the psychological wanting arises)… but we want that object of desire, of longing, because we believe, we feel it will bring us happiness, peace,…

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What’s Real and True (Poetic)

By meestereric / November 14, 2022 /

What is always true, Absolute, Not changing Obviously has to be outside of time or not in time, however you want to say it. So how do we talk about That? Or “This”? It’s not something that can be known. Quantum 🧰 mechanics And nonduality Hint at, point at, With metaphors and models … Yet…

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Knowing the Unknown

By meestereric / September 28, 2022 /

One of the main things to “know”, so to speak, regarding what is called “non-duality”, and the most basic paradox, is that it’s really ultimately about not knowing. It’s not an item of knowing; it’s not an understanding (unless you want to play with words like pundit teachers and say it’s “standing under Truth”); it’s…

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Non-Duality Is Not Spiritual

By meestereric / August 3, 2022 /

Although what we call spirituality may have something to do with nonduality, it is obvious that nonduality has nothing to do with spirituality. It’s not even an experience, and cannot be an experience, nor item of experience. Nothing can be known about it. And yet, people go to spiritual teachers, as if something can be…

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On Beyond Online (Non-Duality) Group Meetings

By meestereric / October 20, 2021 /

I am putting the online group meetings on hold while I go to the desert for a short, unpaid “sabbatical”, and do my monk thing, like the “Fathers of the Desert” … “hang out in the Unknown” as a wise man advised me once … then we shall see. New beginnings shall arise… Some reflections:…

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The Heart of the Self (A Poem)

By meestereric / July 2, 2021 /

Use every moment to go deeper into the heart of the Self. It is always there. Hidden in the facade of the mind, the appearances of the moment, the people and problems of the world… How can the Self, absolute All, hide from itself … a miracle if there ever was one! Unveil it in…

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