Category Archives: Nature of Reality

Is consciousness a function of the human mind, or an aspect of Universal Mind?

This is my submission for The Dark Wheel, a collaborative vlogging project that I’m in the process of getting off the ground. Please check the site out for videos made by others on the same question. Better still, submit your own.

The importance of a mystical perspective

… because there is an impenetrable mystery at the heart of everything.

Check out the videos of YouTube user imyouandurme.

Reality: personal or impersonal?

Examining the nature of the Ground of Being.

Spiritual hoaxes and the suffering they inflict

Response to a viewer who is suffering the effects of false spiritual ideas.

The universe is screwed (and what that means for YOU)

“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” Can there be ultimate meaning in a transient universe? We try to find significance in wealth, possessions, achievements, people, altruisic actions, but the whole notion of meaning through attainment is a red herring.

God versus Occam’s Razor

A discussion of monotheism, pantheism and panentheism, in light of science – in particular the law of conservation of energy and the Big Bang theory.

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Uncovering the real nature of “time”

Are the past and future real?

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Making sense of individuality in a non-dual universe

When consciousness is understood as the universe experiencing itself, rather than a localised unit of consciousness inhabiting a brain, how do we maintain the importance of our individuality?

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Consciousness is not a “thing”: the pitfall of language

How nouns (things) are subtle traps that cause us invent “things” out of thin air, when the “things” concerned may really be functions, not objects. Consciousness is a prime example.

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