Are You Serious? The Mystery of Grace

By Eric Platt / December 29, 2023 /

Being serious, being earnest. About the truth … That phrase — “the truth”, or “Truth” — has come to mean something different here. All Else is Distraction Most people’s problem is that they are not serious. They are afraid of the truth – what they imagine it to be. Or of what’s inside themselves. So…

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Is There Such as a Thing as Absolute Truth?

By Eric Platt / November 26, 2023 /

If you want to say there there is no absolute truth, such as “it’s all just narrative”, with no certainty – certainties, as for example the ones revealed in the self-evidence of logical proofs, as in mathematics, science (or sometimes in the higher wisdom philosophies), that flash into the human mind; or such as found…

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Instead of Ego Death, Seek Liberation

By Eric Platt / November 21, 2023 /

Instead of killing the ego, see the one that wants to kill the ego. Who has an ego, in the first place? That’s the ego. Instead of “ego” let’s call it the Sense of Separation (SOS). There is no real ego. How utterly presumptuous of you! (Having a laugh). Instead of ego death, seek liberation.…

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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’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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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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Sunset, Hazy Desert image

Real Identity and Effortless Living

By meestereric / November 13, 2020 /

A short dialogue about identity and practices.      Hi Eric – I hope you’re doing well. I’m a 19 year old college student studying in [a city in the US]. I came upon your article on healthy ego development, and it resonated with me. I encountered Advaita Vedanta when I was 17, and I’m…

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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 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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