PeterB wrote:Its exactly as a mode of experience that it is pernicious. I am not altogether joking when I say that imo the seeking of non dual experience is more a breach of the precepts than the occasional glass of lager.
You're entitled to your opinion, although I'm not sure that you can justify it. I've heard Christians say equivalent things about Nibbana. There is always further to go, but as I see it now, a moment of 'nonduality' and a moment of 'nibbana' are the same ie. the absence of delusion, craving and aversion, even if it is entirely inevitable that such a suggestion would be received with less than open arms in a Theravada forum.
Are you speaking from experience?