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…

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…

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…

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:…

We Can’t Avoid Avoidance; That Would Be Avoidance

By Adam J. Pearson We can’t avoid avoidance; That would be avoidance. If avoidance arises, Simply note it– “Hey look, avoidance is arising, That’s interesting!” If avoidance isn’t arising, Note that too– “There is openness now, No avoidance. Great!” Be radically honest About what appears, Radically open To hold space for it, Radically welcoming Of whatever comes,…

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…

Emptiness in Emptiness

By Adam J. Pearson a thought arises and is seen, emptiness in emptiness a blade of grass is growing green, emptiness in emptiness a newborn baby breathes his first emptiness in emptiness an old man in a somber hearse emptiness in emptiness a feeling flows through and is felt, emptiness in emptiness stars shimmer on Orion’s belt, emptiness in…

Birds Fly Boldly

By Adam J. Pearson many things appear to happen; although nothing ever has. the present only seems to fracture into future and a past. although concepts seem to split us into both a “me” and “you,” this reality is seamless neither singular, nor two. thinking we are caught in bondage, we try hard to become free, but true freedom lies beyond all…