Society

The Meaning of Words

By meestereric / July 8, 2022 /

I have noticed that even among the intelligent, well-educated spiritual folk, there is an assumption that the meaning of words is God-given or external or fixed: basically somehow sacrosanct or sacred. In other words, the meaning is in the words and language itself, not in its referent, and should be revered as such. This came…

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On Beyond Politics: the Radical Truth

By meestereric / October 7, 2020 /

For several years I was a leader involved in community issues a larger city, in an urban area.  I had been asked and then elected to a position of leadership by a “board” (I did not seek it). This happened after I’d demonstrating a natural enthusiasm for what was going on in my neighborhood, and…

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On Beyond Unconscious Habits

By meestereric / September 15, 2020 /

What is the unconscious? How can we free ourselves from “bad” habits, and be more successful (however you define that) in life? These questions, which are interrelated, came up from a reader. For the purposes of this essay, and what we are about on this website, which is a direct path for freeing oneself from…

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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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Beyond Isms (and a Touch of Humor)

By meestereric / June 9, 2020 /

I suppose I’m a “person of color” since I’m a sort of pinkish tannish whitish color, but I think the term is better reserved for people like my friend Quipatl, from the planet Phasarius near the star Sirius, who is a bright greenish-aqua color (with iridescent undertones). However she objects to the term, saying she…

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On Beyond the Bad News

By meestereric / March 30, 2020 /

Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi There is an erroneous notion out there I’ve noticed, that somehow by being worried about the world or yourself, or serious and heavy, or angry or fearful, and sharing in the “news” you’ve heard, or the thing that happened…

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On Beyond UG Krishnamurti

By meestereric / November 4, 2019 /

“Pathological” – Francis Lucille, quoting his teacher Jean Klein, regarding U. G. Krishnamurti “The teaching mainly concerns the dying of the “I”, the “me”; then you are free from the psychological memory. Can this shift happen without crisis, or is crisis an element of it? In principle, there are no crises. But practically speaking there…

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No Body No Problem

By meestereric / October 15, 2019 /

Neither scenario or worldview that society hands us, make any sense: neither the religious model nor the scientific one: 1. That a loving benevolent God out there or in another dimension or behind things, created us and the universe out of nothing, only so that we could suffer, fight for survival and die, and create…

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On Human Genius

By meestereric / October 8, 2019 /

I got a question from a friend, an artist from Athens, Greece: Question: All humans are geniuses? This is the solution. We [only] think we are geniuses. Answer: Humans aren’t geniuses, humans are just very clever apes. With weapons. Our genius does not come from us being human bodies or human animals, but from a…

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This Side of Paradise and the Unexamined Self

By meestereric / July 24, 2019 /

Last night I watched an old Star Trek original series episode that had come to mind: “This Side of Paradise“. The story in it always intrigued me: artificial happiness and the cult-like dramatic conflict when the agricultural lifestyle colonists encounter the Star Trek crew, as well as the entertainment value of what happens with the…

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