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.
Eric answers questions from the audience at his Amsterdam retreat
from The Wisdom of Islam: An Introduction to the Living Experience of Islamic Belief and Practice
What am I up to when, with a couple of blindingly luminous formulations, I claim to take my stand as Awareness and to allow everything, free from resistance, effortlessly?
May we all have compassion for every one of us being exactly as we are in each moment
The measure of resistance in electrical engineering is called the Ohm. Although this Ohm has no known relation to the common Eastern chants with the same sound, it was no doubt a coincidence
A poem on the impact of resurrection.
Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. In modern times, Samhain is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year.”
Nothing would do what is required in each moment without a point of view of how others see it. Greatness is a judgement from the outside or, if it is from the inside, then it is a judgement that you are less-than.
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