Does Life Celebrate Itself?

By Éric Baret

Eric replies to a question at his Amsterdam retreat, June 2018: "If life isn’t what we are conditioned to think it is, does it just exist, does it just celebrate itself?"

His words are shaped and sustained by the nondual tradition of Kashmir Shaivism, and take us back to the simple observation of our felt sense of emotion and, ultimately, to pure listening. This allows a liberating realization: the root of suffering is an illusion, and all claims to knowledge are a pretense. 

The first English translation of one of Eric Baret’s books, Let the Moon Be Free, is available on Amazon. These dialogues are an invitation to celebrate life in the present moment, free from the fear of an imaginary future