Meditation is Keeping the Mind Before Thinking

By Adam J. Pearson The heart of jnana yoga And the practice of meditation, Are very, very simple. We just don’t think so. And so, we trust thinking it out Over abiding In the empty Mind before thinking, And think constantly About enlightenment, consciousness, Awareness, the absolute. Thought is helpful for many things, But not for…

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…

Trust Doubt: Doubt on the Way of Nonduality

By Adam J. Pearson If a doubt arises on the spiritual path and there’s a fear that it will crush the peace you’ve found, welcome it in! This doubt is no threat; it is, in fact, a friend, a messenger from truth to truth. What good is a truth that can’t stand up to doubt?…

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:…

Practical Nonduality Exercise: Consciousness Is Appearing As …

By Adam J. Pearson In his fun and profound talks, American nonduality teacher Paul Hedderman repeatedly points out that what gives unpleasant emotions the unbearable heaviness they seem to have is our tendency to frame them as “mine,” in a separate sense. We see them, not just as emotions happening, but as emotions happening to…

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…

Laughing Away Our Body Beliefs

By Adam J. Pearson Today, looking in the mirror, Old thoughts returned to memory, Thoughts that used to weigh so heavy –pun intended– Thoughts about how the body should “be different” In order for “me,” Identified with the body, To be worthy– “This nose is too big and the wrong shape,” “These biceps are too small”…