Nothing to Achieve

By Éric Baret

Eric replies to questions at his Amsterdam retreat:

- Are there any exercises, like the ones described in the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, which you recommend?
- Does the mind move to non-duality spontaneously, without a cause?
- What does it mean to say the mind is in a non-dual state? 

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.

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