“Enlightenment exists, and we can attain it. We can transmute the pain of existence, and realize the perfection that we are.”

From The Truth about Enlightenment: How to Find Egolessness, Nonduality, and Wisdom on the Buddhist Path

Fred H. Meyer, MD

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Meditation

By Fred Meyer | March 25, 2020

All Buddhist traditions practice meditation, because the Buddha did so as a means to attain enlightenment. Meditation varies in different disciplines, but the rationale for doing it, in every one, is enlightenment. Enlightenment involves experiencing the true nature of mind, so it makes sense to look at mind with meditation until its nature reveals itself.…

Duality

By Fred Meyer | January 29, 2020

The language I am using is dualistic. It accepts that there is always a subject that does something (verb), to another (object). So, from the very start the topic of duality is confused by the language used to explain it. To give an example, let’s take the following very common instruction a beginning meditator receives.…

Emptiness

By Fred Meyer | December 27, 2019

For a more detailed treatment of emptiness from The Truth about Enlightenment: How to Find Egolessness, Nonduality, and Wisdom on the Buddhist Path, view this sample chapter. Emptiness is a pivotal term and experience in the Dharma. A nice way to think of it is as being without thingness. That which is empty has no…

Self in Buddhism

By Fred Meyer | December 14, 2019

To those who meditate, self is what does their thinking, breathing or anything else they consider to be meditation. For them, there is meditation and a meditator that does the meditation. What performs their meditation, or anything else in their life, is construed as self. The realized or enlightened, those who experience the true nature…

The Relative and Absolute World

By Fred Meyer | December 4, 2019

Most of us live in the relative world. It is a dualistic world split into a self that we feel is inside us and a world outside that we try to align with self’s wishes. The interaction between self and what lies outside it creates three types of behavior: wanting, rejecting and ignoring. These behaviors…

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