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
"There are so many teachings on the internet today – How am I to choose?"
Silent and serene, forgetting words, bright clarity appears before you.
This book celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying and spiritual awakening.
The universe is dreaming us up and we are all dreaming our lives into being.
Sometimes I wonder if Mary breastfed Jesus. if she cried out when he bit her
The Yamabushi in northern Japan practice a once forbidden ancient religion. While their tradition is at risk of disappearing, it offers a way for those seeking a different path in Japan‘s society.
Entering into that territory where the practices that have sustained us no longer can guide us in the terrain we are in.
We may think meditation will improve us, but it’s really about accepting ourselves as we are right now.
Recognizing that our bodies and our sexuality are sacred is a good way to begin undoing the split between sex and spirit...
Once you begin to taste the freedom of your true nature and are no longer bound by your ego identifications, your way of being can become significantly more graceful.
“You can not open your heart, it is already open. It is the mind that is closed, and which must open to the heart.”
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
When even the sense of being collapses into the utter simplicity of what is.
It vibrates in every thing and every not-thing, right off the tip of your nose.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Aisha Salem talks of being willing to let go of our limitations, of keeping ourselves small, and of living our individuality
I am not this body. I am in this body, and this is part of my incarnation and I honor it but that isn’t who I am.
An immersive visual meditative journey with Rupert Spira
Hunter of Phoenix, no one can be. So take back your trap, for here, wind is all you’ll ever catch.
What seems to be your inner reality and what is apparently happening out there in the world is actually one thing.
Ever since the tender age, I’ve had this passionate love affair with the aspen trees
For decades I was conditioned to believe that to engage a mature spiritual life I needed to “pick one tradition and go deep,”
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
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