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  I have been re-reading a wonderful description of dramatic realisation written in the Non-Duality Magazine in interview with Chris Hebard, the founder of the exquisite site, Stillness Speaks. I am not sure when it was written, but Chris was "hit over the head with a 2...

Ramana Maharshi, I understand, only because I do not have the exact wording to hand or where it was recorded (or in which language), used to pose the question, "When the sense of the personal self collapses together with the energy of the sense (my italics) of self,...

  I was asked about 6 weeks ago to comment on 12 Jungian archetypes: the Hero, the Great Mother, the Trickster, etc., and I found myself staring at a blank page. Nothing came at all. Given that, as all other seekers who investigate their lives, I had become...

  A lady asked, "What is the difference between no ego and no self?" This is a crucial point within inner enquiry. In contemplative traditions, the self can unite with God as the ego is dropped and the body/mind is flooded with the arrival of a supreme...

  It is important to comprehend, somehow, that seeking God, awakening or enlightenment is not abandonment. This is a great mistake. It is not, "Christianity gives me nothing, I'll try Buddhism," or declaring Agnosticism or Atheism because answers cannot be found. It is not walking out...

    It has become obvious to me that in pointing to that which we truly are, it is all right today to use the personal pronouns I and me, etc., where necessary. I think people are much more aware on this path than in yesteryear when,...

    I was asked yesterday how I knew that an awakening had happened. The answer is I did not until I came across the literature of Suzanne Segal and Bernadette Rogers and the concept of the Great Death in Zen Buddhism. As I emerged from the...