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….

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…

Satsang Hopping and the End of the Search

By Adam J. Pearson When I met my Guru, he told me: “You are not what you take yourself to be. Find out what you are. Watch the sense ‘I am’, find your real Self.” I obeyed him, because I trusted him. I did as he told me. All my spare time I would spend…

Remember To Be Unhappy!: The Unnecessary Root of Human Misery

By Adam J. Pearson We Remember To Be Unhappy Have you ever experienced a state of deep peace, serenity, joy, and loving attunement to what is? Did you ever notice how, in that state, we’re not remembering the unsatisfied, fluctuating, unstable, sense of “me” that we otherwise take ourselves to be? This point is so…

Atrium

by Adam Pearson For the woman who tried to murder me.  how could those gentle hands that stroked my hair with love and tenderness as soft as down– (–I’ll keep you safe, and love you forever, no matter what, we will have each other–) –have tensed themselves like snakes around my neck to strangle me…

Fast Reflection #2: “Heaven is other people.”

By Adam J. Pearson Fast Reflections: Introduction This post is the part of a series called “Fast Reflections.” In contrast to my longer, more in-depth articles, Fast Reflections are short, quick reads that present a single idea to consider. Their purpose is to inspire some contemplation when you only have a few minutes to invest, like on a coffee break or…

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…