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…

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…

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….

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…

All are One, One is None, None is All

by Adam J. Pearson All are One, One is none, And none is all. To see this directly is the heart of Zen, The aim of Advaita, The core of the Sufi way, The secret of Kabbalah. ‘All‘ is the relative universe of forms, manifestations, And phenomenological diversity, Including the human body-mind, The field of…

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…

Silence Sounds

By Adam J. Pearson Coffee sips, Ground walks, Music hears, This, bliss. Neither up Nor down, Neither sky, Nor ground. Feelings feel Heart beats, Silence sounds, Stillness. Part of a series on Nonduality: Movements of the Immovable One Step is One Too Many: Waking Up as Stripping Away Beauty, Wonder, and the Invitation Home Everything…