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……

Everything You Experience “Now” is Remembered: Neuroscience and Nonduality

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction: What We Seem to Experience ‘Now’ is… Remembered? A fundamental breakthrough in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology was the discovery that the brain contains distinct memory systems that shape every experience we have.  These systems have striking implications for our understanding of what it means to be “in the present moment,” and what alone can truly…

Vallabhacharya’s Suddhadvaita (Pure Nondualism)

Unlike Shankara, Vallabhacharya’s system of suddhadvaita (pure nondualism) does not admit of a notion of Maya distinct from Brahman. For this reason, it affirms a true formulation of the Upanashadic ‘one without a second.’ For Vallabha, there is no conflict whatsoever between the diverse appearances of nature and their ultimate nonduality as modes of the…

On Thinking About Feelings

Some people say that we should “fully feel our emotions instead of thinking about them.” There is truth in this, but it must be qualified. Deeply feeling our emotions is part of an awake and mindful life. However, thinking about our emotions is also valuable. We might ask “What underlies this emotion? Is there clinging there,…

Three Keys to Inner Peace and Happiness

As soon as we deeply realize the preciousness of being alive and the incredible value of whatever things, people and beings happen to surround us in the present moment, we begin to find great wonder and measureless joy in the mere fact of being alive. Joy and peace can only be found now because there…

A Brief Dialogue on Agnosticism

Adam Pearson: “I believe that agnosticism is far more reasonable than either theism or atheism in the absence of definitive, authoritative, evidentially-supported, decisive, reasonable, and persuasive arguments for one position or the other. The arguments and evidence for there being a ‘God’ as defined by Judaeo-Christian-Islamic tradition are not terribly convincing, but nor do the…