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.
"There are so many teachings on the internet today – How am I to choose?"
Eric answers questions from the audience at his Amsterdam retreat
If you are seeking true Reality, since Reality is All, it must be here, now.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
What seems to be your inner reality and what is apparently happening out there in the world is actually one thing.
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
For me it is irrelevant, but let’s say for the Kashmirian tradition, as far as my teacher expressed…
Life is allied with myth in order that we may advance along an evolutionary path
Entering into that territory where the practices that have sustained us no longer can guide us in the terrain we are in.
Ever since the tender age, I’ve had this passionate love affair with the aspen trees
This book celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying and spiritual awakening.
We may think meditation will improve us, but it’s really about accepting ourselves as we are right now.
It’s when we lose the illusion of control—when we’re most vulnerable and exposed—that we can discover the creative potential of our lives.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
For decades I was conditioned to believe that to engage a mature spiritual life I needed to “pick one tradition and go deep,”
Hunter of Phoenix, no one can be. So take back your trap, for here, wind is all you’ll ever catch.
Sometimes I wonder if Mary breastfed Jesus. if she cried out when he bit her
The impossible predicament of being alive, the great wound that will not heal.
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