The First Hyperlinked Text: The Bible and its 63,779 Cross-References

By Adam J. Pearson 63,779 Cross-References I’d like to share with you one of the most amazing and awe-inspiring images I have ever seen. Period. Professor Jordan Peterson recently and brilliantly described the Bible as the first “hyperlinked text,” that is, the first text that complexly references itself throughout the entirety of its structure in…

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…

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:…

Everything You Experience “Now” is Remembered: Neuroscience and Nonduality

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction: What We Seem to Experience ‘Now’ is… Remembered? A fundamental breakthrough in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology was the discovery that the brain contains distinct memory systems that shape every experience we have.  These systems have striking implications for our understanding of what it means to be “in the present moment,” and what alone can truly…

The Gateway into Presence: Resting in the Sense “I Am”

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction: Experiencing Presence In previous articles, I have presented a few ways to directly ‘taste’ nonduality or being “One without a second” as The Upanishads put it. One way involves seeing through the cognitive construction of separation to see that prior to concepts, no such separation appears. A second way uses total forgiveness to reveal not-twoness by lovingly releasing the grievances…