Non-duality and depression

Conversation in Quora

A. Well….I’m done seeking. Truly now for the past few years, I have watched, listened, contemplated and glimpsed and whatever else.; relief would come and go a lot. Now that I’ve watched and re-watched Tony Parsons, Jim Newman, Robert Wolfe, Sailor Bob, Paul Smit and many more (of the radical nonduality type)….there’s just nothing left to look at…I have to admit now that I’ve let go of seeking on the computer (or seeking has dissolved mostly), I experience depression….

B. I am in the same place/state, A. Some days I just wish it would all just end as soon as possible. On those days I take comfort from something Richard Sylvester said.”All are liberated at death, it just seems more chic to do it before!!”. Love and peace to all the lost and lonely ones who are crying out for release. I have been reliably informed that I will laugh about this all one day. It’s the apparent time in between now and that day that gets

C. Depression is an invitation of watching it without touching it. It is energy. Maybe it’s time you apply what you read and embody non-duality.

A. Thanks for the comment…but, (always a but lol) I would like to see your instructions for ‘applying what you read and embody non-duality’…just sayin’

D. I can totally identify; A seemed to get a fix from reading or watching nonduality speakers of the radical type… i’m going to see Lisa Cairns in november but the fix  is very short lived and i wish it would all end. Sending big hugs to you xx

A. I don’t understand myself….lol…and also not lol…

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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4 Responses to Non-duality and depression

  1. Hariod Brawn says:

    Sounds like typical Neo-Advaitist chatter.

  2. Daniel E Smith says:

    Be careful which “teachers” you are considering to be qualified in pointing at your essential nature. Jim Newman is nowhere in the same ball park as Mooji or Spira. Ive never heard of him until recently and frankly wish i hadnt.. i can see if you feel depressed after listening to him. I’m not trying to be critical, i wish him well and hope one day he has a more profound insight into the Self and can convey a more profound pointing.. but .. not everyone should be holding satsang.. and this is why

  3. Point well taken, thank you Daniel, but I doubt that the persons behind A,B,C and D will have the chance of reading your comment – as you realize I copied this conversation from Quora and pasted it here due to its interest… moving to compassion. An example of what can happen, as you well point out, by listening to or following ‘whomsoever’.

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