Not-One, Not-Two: Qabalah, Zen, and the Diamond Sutra

One of the profoundest teachings of  The Diamond Sutra, one of the most influential Mahayana Sutras in East Asia and is a key object of devotion and study in Zen Buddhism states that there is: No form, form is empty No sensation, sensation is empty No perception, perception is empty No perceiver, the perceiver is empty…

Throw Out Your Spiritual Answers

By Adam J. Pearson Our spiritual questions arise From the answers we already have. When we throw out all the answers, The questions go with them. What remains Is silence– The ultimate answer, To the ultimate question: Who am I? Stay with the silence– Add no answers And you’ll add no questions. What’s asking is…

All are One, One is None, None is All

by Adam J. Pearson All are One, One is none, And none is all. To see this directly is the heart of Zen, The aim of Advaita, The core of the Sufi way, The secret of Kabbalah. ‘All‘ is the relative universe of forms, manifestations, And phenomenological diversity, Including the human body-mind, The field of…

Beyond Experiencing

By Adam J. Pearson Prior to experience, Experiencing, And experiencer– We are That.   Experience and experiencer Appear in the play of manifestation. And experiencing Is the dreaming of consciousness Beyond which, Even experiencing gives way To silence and not-knowing.   That, all words fail to reach, A pathless land none can traverse, The root…

The Heart of the Way: Not One, Nor Two

by Adam J. Pearson The true nature of reality Is neither One, nor two. To cut off Oneness, Leaves the concept of twoness, Like two sides of a coin. To cut off twoness, Leaves the concept of Oneness, Like the coin that has two sides. Without giving rise to heads, There can be no tails;…

Silence Sounds

By Adam J. Pearson Coffee sips, Ground walks, Music hears, This, bliss. Neither up Nor down, Neither sky, Nor ground. Feelings feel Heart beats, Silence sounds, Stillness. Part of a series on Nonduality: Movements of the Immovable One Step is One Too Many: Waking Up as Stripping Away Beauty, Wonder, and the Invitation Home Everything…

The Nondual Love of Rumi

By Adam J. Pearson I desire you more than food and drink My body my senses my mind hunger for your taste I can sense your presence in my heart although you belong to all the world I wait with silent passion for one gesture one glance from you” ― Jalaluddin Rumi, The Love Poems…

Beauty, Wonder, and the Invitation Home

By Adam J. Pearson When I see something, someone, some action, or some scene that strikes me as beautiful, the recognition of beauty ripples and resonates as wonder. Beauty inspires awe. Awe or wonder, to me, is a state of speechless openness and total presence. Did you ever notice that love is like this too?…

The Madness of Our Present Situation

By Adam J. Pearson Such is the madness Of our present situation that… Being freedom itself, We come to believe we are bound, And desperately seek to become free, For the bound self we believe we are. Being the source of all love, We come to believe we are unlovable, And fervently seek to find love, For…

true meditation

By Adam J. Pearson true meditation is seeing through the illusion of a meditator, in the awareness that there is none now there is only meditating, empty of  “you” and “I” the silence of this “me”-less space this stillness that’s agendaless the lightness of this no-thingness are beyond knower and known empty even of emptiness……