Author Archives: Les Collins

About Les Collins

Lifelong student of world spirituality, the perennial philosophy, and eastern religions. Facilitator of "There Is Only God" weekly non-duality discussion group which meets in Rochester, New York, USA. For more info on meetings, click on ABOUT section.

Paradise Found

“Yes, we love to go into this timeless background of consciousness and awareness absolutely. Very liberating, isn’t it? It’s very, very freeing; very profound and very beautiful. And yet, if taken in and of itself, all we’ve done is switched … Continue reading

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…no problem.

The Catch-22 in the spiritual quest, ‘the Search for Enlightenment’, always boils down to the same core stumbling-block, which is:  the ‘one’ who seeks it.  Even among those whose keen insight has led them to the understanding that ‘enlightenment is … Continue reading

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A Meditation on the Christmas Spirit

It is my desire to share with you this Christmas season a deeply felt message of Love and Hope and Joy. Life as we experience it has a way of throwing surprises and disappointments in our path, which frequently try … Continue reading

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The Little Man Behind the Curtain

In “The Wizard of Oz,” the ‘Great and Powerful OZ’ was a dramatic and convincing illusion produced by the ‘little man behind the curtain’.  Through non-dual teachings, the irony hidden beneath the OZ story is finally revealed.  The shattering and … Continue reading

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Just Understand What’s Looking!

It is quite often difficult to write a new blog entry for this website.  It is known that nothing which can be stated in words can be said to be True in any absolute sense, since all words and concepts … Continue reading

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Heaven Restored

One of the most powerful metaphorical stories in the Bible is for me the tale of the prodigal son.   Its innate power derives from its perfect depiction of the human condition, and the light it shines on the nature … Continue reading

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The Sum of All Fears

A solid case can be made that the fundamental core motivation underlying virtually all human behavior, personally, socially and culturally, is fear.   And the most basic fear, lying at the heart of all their many forms and varieties, is the … Continue reading

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