Going further into “Stopping” and the reliance on intellectual meaning vs. the “meaning” of the sheer experience of sensory actuality. Paul discusses the insight of “What it means is that it is (and nothing more).” We look into the non-interference of naming with directly-experiencing. Awakening and enlightenment are explored in a fresh way. “Awakening is waking up the fact that things appear.” The intimacy of this experience is described through the “Mu” koan and particularities are contrasted with commonality. The pandemic is examined newly through these empowering insights.


Recorded by:
Paul Gerstein, MD

Podcast channel creation and website design:
James Kieffer – kiefferconsulting.com

Intro music:
Dancing for the Answers, Nick Mulvey

Ending music:
The Lantern, The Rolling Stones