Wisdom

“The essence of reality might reasonably be characterised as the perfection of unconditional love.”

There are certain things that can be said about the human experience, certain truisms, that have a relevance to our mental health and how we live our life. They are sign-posts to self-realisation, as are the myriad ways in which we suffer.

This page is about direct self-realisation. There are my own poems and rantings, and also references to some of the other more eloquent and direct resources.

Self-Realisation and Non-Duality

Poetry

A small collection of poems written during my travels and at various times of contemplation:

Short Reading List

When we resist change, it's called suffering.
- Pema Chödrön

Recommended reading for anyone seriously interested in self-realisation and looking for some pointed guidance:

  • The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (Book)
    by Alan Watts
    An entertaining challenge to perspective and social conditioning.
  • The Science of the Sages (Free Book)
    by Robert Wolfe
    A mind-boggling in-depth tour guide of how modern science is drifting toward ever-greater alignment with the essential message of Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Taoism and historical figures such as Jesus and the Buddha
  • Living Nonduality (Free Book)
    by Robert Wolfe
    Robert cuts straight to the heart of Non-duality, addressing the most common difficulties in self-realisation and comprehensively contemplating the topic with almost inumerable parables, anecdotes and discussions. Not for the faint of heart; I have rarely encountered a work as comprehensive as this in my 10 years of reading on the subject.
  • Q&A: Richard Sylvester, Author of Non-Duality Questions, Non-Duality Answers (Article)
    Quick questions and answers on Non-duality
  • What is Non-Duality? (Article)
    by Buddha Brats
    An attempt to define non-duality from the group that also publishes what I would call a somewhat unauthodox, engaging and fresh take on contemporary Buddhism; purveyors of so called 'Crazy Wisdom' which is a path relatively unfettered by traditions and religious baggage.
  • Why Materialism is Baloney (Book)
    by Bernardo Kastrup
    A concise, comprehensive and logical take-down of the absurdity of contemporary materialist metaphysics.
  • Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World (Book)
    by Matthieu Ricard
    An epic tome on the critical importance of altruism and compassion to cultivating peace and harmony.
  • East to West Non Duality and the Immature Mind (Article)
    by Science And Non-Duality Conference
    Discusses the phenomenon of 'spiritual bypass'; using spirituality as an excuse to escape from life.
  • Wherever You Go There You Are (Book)
    by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    A little mindfulness meditation can help prepare the ground for self enquiry.
  • When Things Fall Apart (Book)
    by Pema Chödrön
    Pragmatic, heart advice for when the shit hits the fan!

Non-Duality Resources

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