Dialogs With My Teacher #28

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ___ September 9, 2010 Student: How does one teach without subtle duality? Michael: I guess I’d say that good teaching skillfully uses duality in order to consciously serve up a …

Stages of Meditation from Integral Life

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In this interview posted on Integral Life, originally included in The Collected Works of Ken Wilber: Volume IV, Ken offers an in-depth description of each of the major state-stages of meditative practice—ranging from psychic absorption, to subtle illumination, to causal transcendence, to the ultimate nondual embrace of form and Emptiness.   Q: We would like you to describe the experiences of several …

Dialogs With My Teacher #18

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ July 14, 2010 Student: Each time you point at infinity, you have to, as teacher, point to a concept which is only a “thing” representing infinity, rather than the …

Dialogs With My Teacher #13

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ June 29, 2010 Student: And if “I” am what is prior to understanding, who is there left to understand? Michael: Understanding becomes, at this very point, utterly trivial. The real …

Encore Post – The Ninth Sense

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This entry was previously posted in 2008 and is an excerpt from the book, Awake in This Life: a guide for those climbing the Mountain of Spirit. ___ Just as the Eighth Sense is the felt sense of Awareness that is the Source of all things, it is also our ever-so-slightly contracted sense of this primordial Source. When we put our …

Encore Post – One as All and All as One

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This entry comes from the book, Awake in This Life. _____ As man moves towards spiritual freedom, he moves also towards oneness. —Aurobindo Before a person studies Zen, mountains are mountains and waters are waters; after a first glimpse into the truth of Zen, mountains are no longer mountains and waters are not waters; after enlightenment, mountains are once again mountains …