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…

From Occupational Pluralism to Professional Unity: The Rise of Medical Professionalization from the Ancient World to the Mid-20th Century

By Adam J. Pearson The history of the professionalization of medicine from the ancient world to the mid-20th century represents a process of gradual evolution from competitive occupational pluralism to a unified medical profession with a legal monopoly, powerful authority, and collective solidarity. To begin, medical practitioners in the Ancient World operated in the context…

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…

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…

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;…

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…

Be Like A Tree

By Adam J. Pearson Be like a tree– Grow And lose your leaves.

Movements of the Immovable

By Adam J. Pearson No form moves itself; All forms are moved. When the body is felt to be moved Rather than believe it moves itself, Watch how gracefully it flows! The action does itself; No doer is found. Believing there is a doer, And we are it, Fluent motion Becomes clumsy. A river needs no “me” to…