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Brian Thompson
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Zen vegan poet with a camera, living on a mountain by the sea, writing about our common state of being & infinity—author of the book Sparks to Awaken.
Zen vegan poet with a camera, living on a mountain by the sea, writing about our common state of being & infinity—author of the book Sparks to Awaken.

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A new writing to share...

"The mind is nothing but mischief" — Read the full piece here: http://buff.ly/2q6T34I

#zen #advaita #nonduality #selfinquiry #spirituality

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★ A New Episode of The Zen Thinking Podcast:
★ Ep. 73 — A Quiet Contemplation of Self-Inquiry

Join me in a meditation of Self, an inquiry into understanding the true nature of this knowing presence that you are and that I am.

Self-Inquiry, otherwise known as atma-vichara in Sanskrit, is a tool used in Advaita Vedanta’s seminal practice of Jnana Yoga, which is the Yoga of Wisdom.

This wisdom is not of the intellect however, it is the wisdom of knowing your Self as you truly are, and not how you think you are. Self-Inquiry is used to dispel the illusion of mind which is continually projected onto the world (and self) you perceive.

Self-Inquiry dissolves the ignorance of the falsely perceived personal self into the silent awareness of pure consciousness, which is the very presence of being which you acknowledge through your utterance of, I am.

I often speak of Self-Inquiry, but few understand how to approach it in their daily life. So, if this interests you, please join me in this podcast for a quiet walk-through of this inner-inquiry, which is the oldest question in the Universe—Who am I?

Delve into the nature of your being, of consciousness, and find your Self.

Om shanti shanti shanti.
Brian

★ Listen here: http://buff.ly/2oG2dGf

#zen #advaita #nonduality #selfinquiry #selfrealization

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A new poem to share with you today; a pointer of non-duality, self-inquiry and self-realization, "I Am Undone".

Read the full piece here: http://buff.ly/2qbHoCu

#zen #advaita #nonduality #selfrealization #selfinquiry

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A new writing to share with you today, "You are in conflict with Nothing".

Read the full piece here: http://buff.ly/2pmGCze

#nonduality #zen #advaita #awakened #awareness #spirituality 

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Reader Question:
How do I stop clinging to my personal self?

Read my full reply here: http://buff.ly/2pfowxY

#zen #nonduality #advaita #selfrealization #selfinquiry #awakened

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New Blog post:
☛ Reader question: How can I rest in awareness if I am already that?

Read my reply here: http://buff.ly/2oQweCc

#nonduality #zen #advaita #selfrealization #selfinquiry 

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New Episode — Just recorded this afternoon!

In this week's new episode of The Zen Thinking Podcast I share some pointers to help awaken you to your true nature, which is a peaceful presence of pure consciousness, free from the mind's dream-like influence.

We don't have to be so overwhelmed by the mind and its contents. We don't have to be troubled by the thoughts the ego projects, nor do we have to identify with any of the emotions that seem to flow through us.

We always have a choice—a choice to not react to the mind and to, instead, abide only in our presence of awareness, empty of influence.

I hope this episode helps point you towards knowing your truth of being—that which is always here and now.

Thanks for listening.

Brian Thompson
http://www.zenthinking.net

♥︎ Zen Thinking is sustained by its readers. If you enjoy my work, become a patron at http://www.patreon.com/zenthinking

🎧 Listen here:
https://soundcloud.com/zenthinking/the-zen-thinking-podcast-episode-72-seeing-through-the-dream-of-the-personal-self

★ Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Play, and Deezer.

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Today's new post:

"Spiritual practice can become just another distraction from realizing the truth of what you already are."

Read the full piece here: http://buff.ly/2n0rPeU

#nonduality #zen #awakened #awareness #selfinquiry #selfrealization #consciousness

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Today's new blog post is in reply to a Reader Question:

"Is the world just a dream?"

Read the full response here: http://buff.ly/2mtEGWn

#zen #advaita #nonduality #selfinquiry #selfrealization #awakened #awareness #consciousness #spirituality

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Today's new writing is in reply to the following reader's question:

How do these pointers help me to cope with day-to-day life?

Read my full response here: http://buff.ly/2meu4uJ

#nonduality #advaita #zen #selfinquiry #selfrealization #awakened #awareness #consciousness 
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