Thought gives experience its name, the senses give it its form, but the light of pure Knowing gives it its reality.


Writing Date
Choose to disentangle yourself (En/Du) essays 452
14th July 2015
Science and Non-duality Conference: Starting with Consciousness essays 451
28th May 2015
Science and Non-duality Conference: The New Science of Consciousness essays 450
20th November 2014
230) How to judge the behaviour of spiritual teachers? questions 449
27th November 2014
The Way of Beauty: An introduction to the nature of perception (En/Sp) essays 448
14th May 2013
The Ultimate Revolution essays 447
20th February 2013
229) Does the mind have the power to perceive itself? questions 446
6th March 2013
228) Attending to consciousness as empty space questions 445
6th March 2013
227) Is there such a thing as a thoughtless state? questions 444
6th March 2013
If awareness is the witness of experience, doesn’t this imply duality? essays 443
6th March 2013
226) Does the statement 'I am not my body' imply duality? questions 442
6th March 2013
Exploring the experience ‘I am’ essays 441
7th August 2012
An Introduction to Non-Duality: The core of the great spiritual and religious traditions (En/Du/Sp) essays 440
12th September 2008
225) How can I uproot the sense of separation hidden in feelings such as sadness? questions 414
30th January 2012
224) If I can’t experience others’ thoughts and feelings, doesn’t this mean we all have separate consciousnesses? questions 413
28th November 2011
223) How can I stop identifying as the body? questions 412
15th November 2011
222) Is it more important to contemplate experience or investigate the sense of separation? questions 411
21st September 2011
221) What did Shri Atmananda mean by ‘The object of knowing is always in knowledge’? questions 410
23rd June 2011
220) Does consciousness require a functional human brain to be aware of itself? questions 409
20th June 2011
219) A tsunami of false identification makes me hurt my closest friends questions 408
3rd June 2011
218) How can I reconcile the absolute and relative points of view? questions 407
1st April 2011
217) Should I just let life play out as my destiny? questions 406
21st March 2011
216) I understand my true nature, but I don’t feel in total peace questions 405
18th March 2011
215) How is the word 'awareness' used in your teaching? questions 404
23rd February 2011
214) Is It Necessary To Have Only One Teacher? questions 403
21st February 2011
213) How do we know that awareness is ever-present? questions 402
8th February 2011
212) What is the link between intelligence and consciousness? questions 401
26th January 2011
211) Is the word 'consciousness' the most accurate way of pointing to our experiencing? questions 400
25th January 2011
210) What forms our unique 'I' identity? questions 399
24th January 2011
209) Knowing that there is no doer, what is there to do? questions 398
17th January 2011
208) What is the experience of birth or death? questions 397
17th January 2011
207) Should I let grace take its course or establish myself firmly in the seeing? questions 396
11th January 2011
206) Are awareness and nothingness the same thing? questions 395
10th January 2011
205) Does having a practice take me away from my true nature? questions 394
16th November 2010
204) If I’m not really limited, why can’t I know all of reality? questions 393
15th November 2010
203) Is it true that objective experience can only take place through the mind? questions 392
11th November 2010
202) Consciousness remains the same in deep sleep, anaesthesia and death questions 391
10th November 2010
201) Do practices like yoga and working out strengthen our identification with the body? questions 390
9th November 2010
200) Do meditation practices facilitate a future self-remembering? questions 389
8th November 2010
199) Does feeling the energy of great saints help the seeker on the path? (En/Ja) questions 388
6th November 2010
198) What will my daily life look like once I am enlightened? questions 387
2nd November 2010
197) Isn't seeking love and happiness still seeking? questions 386
4th October 2010
196) Should I wait for grace to alight, or is there something I can do to end the illusion? questions 385
1st October 2010
195) How can I be simultaneously apart from and one with an object of experience? questions 384
30th September 2010
194) Are we all different facets of awareness? questions 383
29th September 2010
193) Is the sacred, holy part of the spiritual journey necessary? questions 382
28th September 2010
192) Is it possible to investigate the self without an agenda? (En/Ja) questions 381
27th September 2010
191) How can I avoid identifying as a separate self during physical effort? questions 380
24th September 2010
190) What is the non-dual perspective on reincarnation? questions 379
23rd September 2010
189) What is meant by 'Everything is happening in this moment'? questions 378
22nd September 2010
188) The Entity And Its Search questions 377
21st September 2010
187) Has my inner child gone away or is it hidden? questions 376
17th September 2010
186) Are we conscious when we lose consciousness? questions 375
15th September 2010
185) How to stop an endless desire to know the truth? questions 374
13th September 2010
184) If I am awareness, why do I struggle to feel that presence in everyday life? questions 373
7th September 2010
183) If the physical body is unreal, should we be concerned about its health? questions 372
6th September 2010
182) The phrase 'I am me' confuses me. questions 371
3rd September 2010
181) Waiting For Grace To Alight questions 370
2nd September 2010
180) What is your motivation to create artwork? questions 369
1st September 2010
179) Is it possible to have an experience of love which is not in the mind? questions 368
30th August 2010
178) What can I do to move into the omniscient state, the true nature of all? questions 367
27th August 2010
177) Is anything there when I’m not there? questions 366
26th August 2010
176) Does awareness come from the brain? questions 365
25th August 2010
175) Is there a point in planning any part of life? (En/Ja) questions 364
24th August 2010
174) Is it possible to confirm that a non-dual experience is not a delusion? questions 363
23rd August 2010
173) Can difficult emotions be dispelled by welcoming them? questions 362
18th August 2010
172) Why is there the appearance of a relationship with my body-mind? questions 361
7th August 2010
171) What meaning do you give to the word 'knowing'? questions 360
6th August 2010
170) What knowledge helps us understand ultimate reality? questions 359
5th August 2010
169) What is the best way to face the suffering of others? (En/Ja) questions 358
10th July 2010
168) How do I let go of feeling separate? questions 357
9th July 2010
167) Deep sleep, death and reincarnation (En/Sp) questions 356
24th June 2010
166) Can you provide me with techniques to feel or witness being ‘I am’? questions 355
4th June 2010
165) Can we remain 'as consciousness' for long periods of time? questions 354
1st March 2010
164) Is 'direct experience' the only criterion for investigation? questions 353
28th February 2010
163) What do you mean by 'The situation will respond to the situation'? questions 352
27th February 2010
162) The root of addiction (En/Ja) questions 351
26th February 2010
161) Can recurring physical pain be accepted? questions 350
25th February 2010
160) When you refer to the totality, is it private or shared? questions 349
24th February 2010
159) Does consciousness require a body-mind apparatus in order to know and perceive? questions 348
23rd February 2010
158) How can I balance my interest in spirituality with my personal relationship? questions 347
21st February 2010
157) Why does consciousness manifest and allow abuse and violence? questions 346
20th February 2010
156) How can my mind finds its source? (En/Ja) questions 345
19th February 2010
155) Will my reactivity die down over time? questions 344
18th February 2010
154) Is our experience proof that consciousness experiences itself only through one mind? questions 343
17th February 2010
153) Should I hold on to empty awareness? questions 342
16th February 2010
152) What is it that is born and dies with the body? questions 341
15th February 2010
151) Is there a distinction between absolute awareness and a consciousness that comes with the body? questions 340
14th February 2010
150) If I am consciousness, why do I always see the world from the same perspective? questions 339
13th February 2010
149) Does memory reinforce my identification as a body? questions 338
12th February 2010
148) How is it possible to experience both time and timelessness? questions 337
11th February 2010
147) What is meant by 'The world is within you'? questions 336
10th February 2010
146) How do I just let go and be? questions 335
9th February 2010
145) Is the world an illusion or does it have a reality? questions 334
8th February 2010
144) Who is doing the self-enquiry? questions 333
7th February 2010
143) I can't stop myself from searching for my true nature. questions 332
6th February 2010
142) I can’t quit smoking because there is no ‘me’! questions 331
5th February 2010
141) Do objects dissolve when I dissolve into consciousness? questions 330
4th February 2010
140) If I am not thinking while awake, is my experience one of pure consciousness? questions 329
3rd February 2010
139) Can consciousness ever be without an object? questions 328
2nd February 2010
138) Nothing exists, yet I am: What is the solution to this paradox? questions 327
1st February 2010
137) How can my feelings match my understanding? questions 326
31st January 2010
136) How can I break the pattern of fear of confronting others? questions 325
30th January 2010
135) Can the non-dual teaching cause overwelming fear? questions 324
29th January 2010
134) Why doesn't conciousness have a mechanism to remember deep sleep? questions 323
28th January 2010
133) How did you feel at the moment of your awakening? questions 322
27th January 2010
132) Why does enlightenment happen to some people but not others? questions 321
26th January 2010
131) Does experience come and go? questions 320
25th January 2010
130) How do you use the term 'non-duality'? questions 319
24th January 2010
129) Is the table in front of me made of awareness? questions 318
23rd January 2010
128) Is it okay for my thoughts to drop away? questions 317
22nd January 2010
127) What is the connection between clearing limiting beliefs and awakening? (En/Ja) questions 316
21st January 2010
126) Is the complete dissolution of the separate self just another thought? questions 315
20th January 2010
125) Do things outside of my consciousness exist? questions 314
19th January 2010
124) What are the most common fallacies about non-duality? questions 313
18th January 2010
123) How do we know that the world is an illusion? questions 312
17th January 2010
122) Is being the observer the aim? questions 311
16th January 2010
121) How to let go of the mischievous separate self? questions 310
15th January 2010
120) If I can choose to move my body, it must be who I am questions 309
14th January 2010
119) When do objects become solid? questions 308
13th January 2010
118) Morality and the illusion of a path questions 307
12th January 2010
117) Do we see the same world? questions 306
10th January 2010
116) Is consciousness a product of the brain? questions 305
7th January 2010
115) Can any practice help me stand as awareness? questions 304
5th January 2010
114) Why does consciousness arise as illusion? questions 303
4th January 2010
113) How can I access the realm in which one loves everyone and everything? questions 302
3rd January 2010
112) What is the difference between blankness and emptiness? questions 301
2nd January 2010
111) Is the knowing that I am awareness really that simple? questions 300
1st January 2010
110) Does doing imply a doer? (En/Ja) questions 299
31st December 2009
109) How can I overcome the fear that I will not exist anymore? questions 298
30th December 2009
108) Do those who awaken have a different experience of passing away? questions 297
29th December 2009
107) The Knowing/Being Element In All Experience questions 296
28th December 2009
106) Why do I have this yearning for love? questions 295
28th December 2009
105) Does true awakening leave no doubts? questions 294
27th December 2009
104) How can I identify as consciousness all the time? questions 293
26th December 2009
103) If there is no separate entity, is liberation possible in this life or any other? questions 292
25th December 2009
102) How do we know that love is impersonal? questions 291
24th December 2009
101) How much unconsciousness is needed to function in our everyday lives? questions 290
23rd December 2009
100) How can humanity collectively know itself as one knowing presence? questions 289
22nd December 2009
99) In cases of our thoughts coming true, are we foretelling the future? questions 288
21st December 2009
98) Do cause and effect have relative reality in everyday life? questions 287
20th December 2009
97) Can I stop the separate self from arising? questions 286
19th December 2009
96) How can I go beyond the battlefield of opinions about the non-dual teaching? (En/Ja) questions 285
18th December 2009
95) What is the relationship between understanding and actualising the non-dual teaching? questions 284
17th December 2009
94) Would you agree that language is at the heart of the belief in separation? questions 283
16th December 2009
93) What is the non-dual view of changing one's perspective on a person or situation? questions 282
15th December 2009
92) Does presence have a plan for this manifestation? questions 281
14th December 2009
91) How does memory work? questions 280
13th December 2009
90) Am I only an observer with no free will? questions 279
12th December 2009
89) Is it reasonable to say that the body is a part of me? questions 278
11th December 2009
88) Why does the mind keep seeking despite the simplicity of the message? questions 277
10th December 2009
87) Is calling the world an illusion only semantics? questions 276
9th December 2009
86) Is attending to functional matters different to abiding in stillness? questions 275
8th December 2009
85) Do we choose which thoughts to act upon? questions 274
7th December 2009
84) Would you agree that consciousness cannot be conceptualised? questions 273
6th December 2009
83) What is meant by 'immediate perception'? questions 272
4th December 2009
82) What to do when ignorance returns? questions 271
3rd December 2009
80) Is it mind or consciousness that connects apparent strings of thoughts together? questions 270
2nd December 2009
81) What do you mean by 'special thought'? questions 269
2nd December 2009
79) If no practice is necessary, how do I remove the blocks to effortless being? questions 268
1st December 2009
78) Does the world exist while I am in deep sleep? questions 267
30th November 2009
77) Are thoughts not connected to each other? questions 266
29th November 2009
76) If the body-mind is made of consciousness, how does illness appear? questions 265
28th November 2009
75) Where does mind reside in deep sleep? questions 264
27th November 2009
74) What is meant by 'transparent and luminous'? questions 263
26th November 2009
73) Why is there the appearance of an evolution of consciousness? questions 262
25th November 2009
72) How can I feel that a table is made of knowing? questions 261
24th November 2009
71) Is there existence without consciousness? questions 260
23rd November 2009
70) What does ‘the world arises in me’ really mean? questions 259
22nd November 2009
69) What is the best approach to releasing thoughts and feelings that are crying out ‘I am separate’? questions 258
21st November 2009
68) Is space just as much an illusion as time? questions 257
20th November 2009
67) How can I find the 'I'? questions 256
19th November 2009
66) Is the timeless interval between two things all there is? questions 255
18th November 2009
65) Who is it who wants to knowingly become consciousness? questions 254
17th November 2009
64) Why does it take so long? questions 253
15th November 2009
63) How can we define ourselves? questions 252
14th November 2009
62) Do mental patterns have to become conscious before we can let them go? questions 251
13th November 2009
61) Is it useful to explore the patterns of my mind? questions 250
12th November 2009
60) Which self is being enquired into here? questions 249
11th November 2009
59) Is understanding an event in the mind? questions 248
10th November 2009
58) Why does awareness pretend to be a separate self? questions 247
9th November 2009
57) Who benefits from exploring non-duality? questions 246
8th November 2009
56) What to do when suffering is fierce? questions 245
7th November 2009
55) Can we choose when to make the personal mind subside into its source? questions 244
6th November 2009
54) Does suffering recede in the absence of a separate self? questions 243
5th November 2009
53) Is irritation an expression of grace? questions 242
4th November 2009
52) Do emotions such as irritation, sorrow and regret disappear with understanding? questions 241
3rd November 2009
51) Can consciousness change past and future events? questions 240
2nd November 2009
50) What is the difference between deep sleep and death? questions 239
1st November 2009
49) Who takes their stand as awareness? questions 238
13th October 2009
48) Are we limited by the human senses in our discovery of truth? questions 237
12th October 2009
47) Is a teacher required? (En/Ja) questions 236
8th October 2009
46) A non-dual perspective on kundalini awakening questions 235
7th October 2009
45) Should we be seeking or doing nothing? questions 234
6th October 2009
44) How to cope with egoic backlashes? questions 233
1st October 2009
43) How can I fall more deeply in love with truth? questions 232
30th September 2009
42) Can we know ourself as awareness at all times? questions 231
29th September 2009
41) How does your explanation of consciousness differ from Nisargadatta's? questions 230
28th September 2009
40) Is the aim to not feel confined to the body? questions 229
27th September 2009
39) The Transparent, Luminous Substance of Presence - 2 questions 228
26th September 2009
38) If understanding is complete, why is there a door to walk through? questions 227
26th September 2009
37) When there is a need for food, how can we say that consciousness has freedom? questions 226
25th September 2009
36) Are high levels of concentration a pre-requisite for enlightenment? questions 225
24th September 2009
35) Do questions continue after awakening? questions 224
23rd September 2009
34) Why are there many ways to fall into the knowing of consciousness? questions 223
22nd September 2009
33) Why does consciousness forget itself? questions 222
21st September 2009
32) Is the solidity and continuity of the world an illusion? questions 221
20th September 2009
31) Can awareness be both conscious and unconscious? questions 220
19th September 2009
30) Does 'practice' imply two worldviews, one of ignorance and the other of consciousness? questions 219
18th September 2009
29) What can we be certain of? questions 218
17th September 2009
27) Why is the visual sense the most convincing to the mind? questions 217
15th September 2009
28) Is there a process of continual refinement? questions 216
16th September 2009
26) Does a separate entity suffer or awaken? questions 215
14th September 2009
25) Does consciousness know itself when there is no experience? questions 214
13th September 2009
24) Who awakens? (En/Ja) questions 213
12th September 2009
23) Does consciousness know itself in deep sleep? questions 212
11th September 2009
22) How can I know that other people have their own perceptions? questions 211
10th September 2009
21) Do appearances veil or reveal consciousness? questions 210
9th September 2009
20) Should I do anything about my tendency to avoid social contact? questions 209
8th September 2009
19) Is it necessary to practice Kashmir Tantric yoga on a daily basis? questions 208
7th September 2009
18) In your teaching, is awareness the same as consciousness? questions 207
6th September 2009
17) Is an intellectual understanding a prelude to a complete body exploration? questions 206
5th September 2009
16) Do body practices reinforce the sense of me? questions 205
4th September 2009
15) Is consciousness elusive? questions 204
3rd September 2009
14) Does consciousness really choose anything? questions 203
2nd September 2009
13) Is it true that the sense of separation cannot exist without an object of comparison? questions 202
1st September 2009
12) Why use dualistic notions to share the non-dual understanding? questions 201
31st August 2009
11) Why is there Ignorance? questions 200
30th August 2009
9) Is the continuity of awareness during deep sleep an assumption? questions 199
29th August 2009
10) How would you define the essence of your teaching in a simple statement? questions 198
29th August 2009
8) Why do negative feelings manifest physically? (En/Ja) questions 197
28th August 2009
6) Is suffering inescapable? questions 196
27th August 2009
5) Is there seriality? questions 195
27th August 2009
7) What is the experience of deep sleep? questions 194
28th August 2009
4) What happens when we become aware of something new? questions 193
31st July 2009
3) How can I check that awareness is not manufactured by the brain? questions 192
30th July 2009
2) How can I see clearly that the substance of all objects of experience is consciousness? questions 191
29th July 2009
1) Why am I unhappy despite realising the truth? (En/Ja) questions 190
28th July 2009
Peace and happiness are present under all conditions and at all times essays 188
31st March 2009
The imaginary birth of the self and the world (En/Du/Sp) essays 187
27th February 2009
Nobody falls asleep and nobody wakes up (En/Du) essays 186
2nd December 2008
The mind, the body, and the world are expressions of consciousness essays 185
5th July 2009
Awareness shines in every experience essays 184
5th July 2009
The nature of experience (En/Du) essays 183
5th September 2008
What is our actual experience of an object? (En/Du) essays 182
8th April 2009
Love is the substance of all experience (En/Du) essays 181
12th May 2009
How can I transcend self-sabotage, fear, doubt or pessimistic thinking? essays 180
29th April 2009
Consciousness is not ever-lasting, but ever-present essays 179
24th June 2009
Is it possible to be aware of deep sleep? essays 178
28th August 2009
Deep Sleep, Death and Reincarnation essays 177
24th June 2010
From the known, to the knower, to knowing (En/Sp) essays 176
10th January 2012
Interview with Paula Marvelly: Contemplating the Nature of Experience (En/Ja) interviews 173
5th February 2010
Interview with Daphne Astor: Consciousness and the Role of the Artist interviews 170
5th February 2002