The First Hyperlinked Text: The Bible and its 63,779 Cross-References

By Adam J. Pearson 63,779 Cross-References I’d like to share with you one of the most amazing and awe-inspiring images I have ever seen. Period. Professor Jordan Peterson recently and brilliantly described the Bible as the first “hyperlinked text,” that is, the first text that complexly references itself throughout the entirety of its structure in…

What Is the Difference Between Trivial and Burning Spiritual Questions?

By Adam J. Pearson Q: What is the difference between a trivial and a burning spiritual question? A: All spiritual questions are absolutely trivial in and of themselves, for our essential nature is beyond all questions and the concepts used to formulate them, but some questions can be more or less relatively useful in focusing the mind and absorbing…

Glimpses vs. Stabilization on the Way of Jnana Yoga

By Adam J. Pearson Questioner: “One instant of boundlessness resolves the entire equation,” is this true? Adam: “Yes and no. In an instant, there can be a perfect glimpse of boundlessness. But that is very different from being stabilized in and as it. The selfing mental process is very quick to claim anything it comes…

Six Obstacles to Ceaselessly Abiding in the Feeling of Being

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction “There will be periods of frustration; there will be periods of doubt. Your worldly involvements would hamper your Sadhana (practice) and an atmosphere of defeat would prevail. But, come what may, just throw everything aside, don’t bother about anything and continue your abidance in the ‘I am’ with all earnestness….

Great Doubt Expresses Great Faith

By Adam J. Pearson In spirituality, particularly in Zen, but also in Advaita and at the heart of jnana yoga, great doubt expresses great faith. Great doubt arises out of a sincere and profound wish to discover what’s really, really true, what’s true beyond all doubt, even beyond the very doubt that motivates the yearning itself. This…

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…

One Step is One Too Many: Waking Up as Stripping Away

By Adam J. Pearson When no discriminating thoughts arise, the old mind ceases to exist. When thought objects vanish, the thinking-subject vanishes: As when the mind vanishes, objects vanish.Things are objects because of the subject (mind): the mind (subject) is such because of things (object). Understand the relativity of these two and the basic reality:…

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…

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…