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…

The Nondualitree

By Adam J. Pearson endless are the branches of the nondualitree its leaves are all the things that ever were, are, and will be its vacuoles are filled with nebulae and history and its cells contain all planets, every sky and every sea endless is the vast trunk of the nondualitree its bark is made of time and space spread out expansively both life and death are…

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…

Beyond “I Am”

By Adam J. Pearson What is That Beyond this and that, Freedom and bondage, Two and not-two, Oneness and multiplicity,  Center and periphery, Body and bodilessness, Mindfulness and mindlessness, Love and hatred, Getting and losing, Form and formless, Me and you, Us and them, Living and nonliving, Subject and object, Human and nonhuman, Sound and…

Giving in Two Directions: The Meaning of Action in Oneness

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction In the past few days, my family and I have been without electricity, running water, and heating because, as you can see in the picture above, ice-covered branches landed on our power lines and yanked them out of the wall. Because our house has been so cold, we’ve been bundled…

The Terror of Inner Peace or How The Ego Keeps Us Miserable

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction My delightful Australian friend Si recently asked me an excellent question, which, like all excellent questions, has the power to open the doors to a whole new way of seeing. He asked: Can we be afraid of inner peace? Or, in other words, can we be afraid of attaining the very peace for which we yearn?…

The Light of the Mind

By Adam J. Pearson How is it that the bright light of the mind, Which should illuminate those I behold Like sunlight through tree silhouettes defined, Now stoops to shadow, shame, to blame and scold? How quick my mind, to cast a stone and scar, For when I see error and guilt, by chance, In others, they seem…

Forgive and Be Free: The Liberating Power of Forgiveness

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction I waited a long time before writing this article for two reasons. The first is that I really wanted forgiveness to sink in so that I could talk about it from the insider’s point of view of someone who practices it. The second is that I don’t consider myself to be an authority…