Buddha at the Gas Pump (BatGap) is the most popular non-sectarian spiritual podcast out there. Rick Archer, the host, has interviewed nearly 500 teachers, academics, scholars, monks, gurus and leaders in the space of spirituality and meditation.
Last week I had the pleasure of being one of his guests.
If you are only interested in secular meditation, and not on spirituality, then this interview is not for you. Otherwise, I think you might enjoy it—it struck a chord for many people.
We talked about:
- My spiritual journey through the traditions of Zen Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, and Yoga—including my awakening with Mooji
- Levels of enlightenment, the “maturity bias” of the masters, and the value of the gradual path
- The models of enlightenment of the Buddha and Shankara
- Spiritual bypassing
- The pitfalls of neo-advaita and “radical nonduality”
- Do all spiritual paths indeed lead to the same goal?
- Earning a living as a meditation teacher
- The taboo on psychic phenomena and siddhis
Here are related articles on LiveAndDare that expand on the concepts discussed:
- Spiritual Enlightenment – Truths, Distortions, and Paths
- Desires, Suffering, Achievements and Transcendence
- What is Spirituality
- Meditation Is Essential, But Not Enough
- True Nonduality And Neo-Advaita
- Mastering the Gunas
- Meditation and Charging Money
- Spiritual Clichés
- Recommended Spiritual Books
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