Category Archives: Nonduality

Christian Gnosis

Note:  This “post” is part of a longer essay which has been posted as a separate “page” under the Nonduality menu:  Gnosticism:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly ~ ~ ~ With [the aforementioned article] in mind, I will … Continue reading

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Some So-Called “Gnostic” Texts

Note:  This “post” is part of a longer essay which has been posted as a separate “page” under the Nonduality menu:  Gnosticism:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Some So-Called Gnostic Texts It is my contention that these texts … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Robert…

Nearly two years ago, when I wrote this essay on Nonduality, I expressed my intention to introduce readers to some other teachers besides the ones mentioned at the time–other teachers including some who, though less well known, are nevertheless  quite good (perhaps equal to the best) but who are … Continue reading

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The Eternal NOW

There is a beautiful distinction to be drawn between “the real present” (a la Boris Mouravieff), aka “the eternal NOW” (a la Paul Tillich, et al), on the one hand, and what we might call “the conventional present”, on the … Continue reading

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Recognizing and Honoring the Light of Awareness

Quoting from chapter two of Waking Up, by Sam Harris: “However we propose to explain the emergence of consciousness—be it in biological, functional, computational, or any other terms—we have committed ourselves to this much: First there is a physical world, … Continue reading

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Leaning Into This Moment

Lean into this moment… This expression is a variation of Rule # 5 from the movie, People like us.  It goes as follows: “Rule # 5:  Lean into it.  It means the outcome doesn’t matter, what matters is that you’re … Continue reading

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The Great Awakening

Growing up in fundamentalist and evangelical churches in Appalachia during the 1970s, I often heard it said that what we needed was revival.  Moreover, during the course of my studies, I occasionally ran into references to the great awakenings of the … Continue reading

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Silence is God’s First Language

Silence is God’s first language… ~ John of the Cross (or Rumi ?) …everything else is a poor translation. ~ Thomas Keating “Be careful.  The moment you start talking you create a verbal universe, a universe  of words, ideas, concepts … Continue reading

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Nowhere to run . . .

These beautiful lines, by Thich Naht Hanh, were recently shared by a Facebook  friend, Fred LaMotte… “When you enjoy every step, you walk as a free person on this earth. Breathing in, you may walk two or three steps, and you … Continue reading

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