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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.

Three Q&A-s


How can we consciously realize the consciousness concept? First, consciousness is beyond concepts – language, which is dualist, allows talking of it as if separate from the subject, thus conceptually. But consciousness is a prime reality, the foundation of everything … Continue reading

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Three questions & answers


Three Q/A from QUORA (on brain, philosophy, QM, NDE, consciousness) How does the brain understand philosophy? M. The brain… understanding philosophy? My reply to this is similar to the one I gave recently to another question and which was based … Continue reading

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Two answers in Quora: 1)Consciousness; 2)The spiritual path


https://www.quora.com/What-do-you-consider-the-most-apt-definition-of-consciousness/answer/Alberto-Mart%C3%ADn-2?__nsrc__=4&__snid3__=3630072118  (been repeated here? – 98 upvotes) re  consciousness   https://www.quora.com/How-can-the-heart-soul-be-unhardened/answer/Alberto-Mart%C3%ADn-2  (spiritual path only way)  

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If metaphysical entities cannot be verified to exist, how can we say anything meaningful about them?


My position is that everything is metaphysical – cf. Is everything metaphysical? Quora /www.quora.com/search?q=everything+is+metaphysical (Originally answered in Quora) So, everything that exists is metaphysical, including language and thought: sticks and stones, trees, all bodies, etc.; IOW there is nothing that … Continue reading

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I. Metaphysics. 2. Is Advaita a trap?


My position is that everything is metaphysical   /www.quora.com/search?q=everything+is+metaphysical So, everything that exists is metaphysical, including language and thought: sticks and stones, trees, all bodies, etc.; IOW there is nothing that is ‘material’ or physical per se (which is a … Continue reading

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Is duality real?


Subject-object – Advaita Vision comment Anon.: ‘No matter who says what, it is your job to look directly at your own experience/mind without the images of models, teachers, books, and like minded people, and to recognize how the subject-object dichotomy … Continue reading

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1) Knowledge and the Vedas; 2) Is everything metaphysical?


Do the Vedas really contain any advanced knowledge as so many people claim they do? (Quora) I would say the Vedas contain the most fundamental and ‘advanced’ knowledge there is, though usually portrayed  in the form of paradox (analogy, metaphor, story, … Continue reading

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