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About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.

Advaita Vedanta – l


Advaita Vedanta can be called a mystical path, a spirituality, science of reality, or a combination of both (which I prefer). It can be called nonduality or ‘Monism’ (preferably the first): monism because it takes reality as being One (“without … Continue reading

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‘Problems of new religions’


“The problem of these new religions is that they do give results. But not necessarily in a religious sense. People are going to these new religions for emotions, for experiences, not for reality. An experience always seems real, even if … Continue reading

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Wisdom and seeking


At the end of many journeyings the man full of wisdom cometh to Me; he, the Great-souled One (Mahatma), rare indeed to find, saith: ‘Vasudeva (Krishna as the indwelling One) is All’. Gita Vii, 19. *** Si no fuera por … Continue reading

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Can we step out of Plato’s cave?


Quora — posted on September 17, 2017 by amartingarcia X  As I remember, Plato spoke of the few that escaped into the bright light of day, becoming (at least temporarily) blinded. That, by itself, has a metaphorical meaning. But if the question is … Continue reading

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Does Consciousness exist or have our brains tricked us?


(www.quora.com/If-metaphysical-entities-cannot-be-verified-to-exist-how-can-we-say-anything-meaningful-about-them/answer/Alberto-Mart%C3%ADn-2?__nsrc__=4&__snid3__=1081586124) http://www.quora.com/Does-consciousness-exist-or-have-our-brains-tricked-us Paul Bush, PhD computational neuroscience. Nonmaterialist. Answered Mar 15, 2016   Find out for yourself. It’s not difficult, just takes persistence. First: The theory that consciousness is an illusion comes from neuroscientists who have shown that the contents … Continue reading

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I am tall mountain, wide sea


ENERGÍA…………………………ENERGY – Prana Yo soy montaña y soy mar.        I’m tall mountain, wide sea; Soy del río la corriente,………   Of the river I’m the current, soy el correr de la fuente,……   The flowing of all the springs del raudo viento … Continue reading

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Philosophy vs science


(From a discussion in Quora on science vs philosophy) http://www.advaita-vision.org/science-vs-philosophy-in-three-parts-part-i/#more-3988 — Max Planck: “I had always looked upon the search for the absolute as the noblest and most worth while task of science.”   M – ‘There are more things … Continue reading

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