No Path To Everywhere

What the coffee-addled brain spit out this morning: Jiddu Krishnamurti said something along those lines – in the elegant phrase “the pathless path” – but the complaint (such as by a certain non-duality teacher I hung out with for 7 years) is that JK didn’t provide a path, or seemed to place himself in an…

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Three Keys of So-Called “Spiritual Enlightenment”

Three Insights (and 3 key questions). They are all interconnected. See if you can see how.   1. How Many Minds Have You There are not two minds. There is not one controlling the other (in the head). There are not multiple minds. Where is the will in the head or brain or mind or…

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What Is “Enlightenment” (of the “Spiritual” Variety)?

The idea of enlightenment is like a disease in the spiritual world, in the communities, offline and on. An infection. It infects the mind: thinking one can become enlightened, wanting to be enlightened (liberated, awakened, whatever word you use), thinking it will solve all one’s problems; see some teacher figure as enlightened, wondering, talking and…

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The Real Value Of Meditation

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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