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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.

Two questions (relationships & eternity)


1) How is one’s self related to other selves. This can be seen from two perspectives: 1) lower or empirical, and 2) higher or spiritual (I try to avoid the word ‘metaphysical’). I am not going to consider what Christianity … Continue reading

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Science and philosophy – on consciousness (https://wordpress.com/post/amartingarcia.wordpress.com/4029)


(My Comments to a question in Quora) 17.5.18   Me: I agree with what you say, except saying or implying that consciousness can be ‘explained’. Yes, the brain is a transducer or vehicle from the immaterial to the material (subtle … Continue reading

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Atman and suffering


  Does Advaita Vedanta acknowledge the existential reality of suffering and non-suffering occurring in Atman even after the spiritual liberation, or suffering becomes impossible in Atman after the spiritual realization? Alberto Martín, Contributor to Advaita Vision and own blog: ‘Unanimous … Continue reading

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Two Q&As in Quora


What is the difference between truly understanding/integrating a truth and the thinking mind coming to a conclusion that this truth is true? The second part of the question – ‘the thinking mind coming to a conclusion’ is reminiscent of Plato’s … Continue reading

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Debate lll


[A]  Religiones/Sistemas filosóficos/partidos políticos/ideologías/paradigmas/cosmovisiones     Son sistemas o marcos (‘frameworks’) categoriales (coherentes en sí mismos – ‘self-contained’) con conceptos/percepciones/axiomas/premisas bien definidos     En conflicto unos con otros (o ‘alternativas a elegir’)     Compuestos de verdades relativas. No postulados absolutos are  … Continue reading

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Debate – ll


J. Decía que el Vedanta, como todas las religiones creadas por el hombre, termina justificando un sistema de mérito donde unos “merecen” lo que tienen y otros no, creando así desigualdades sociales, estructurales, etc. Me explico. La religión pretende una … Continue reading

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Debate – Phenomenology vs Advaita Vedanta


M.  Es cierto, el Advaita es una filosofía operative al tiempo que es metafísica en su fondo o base – diferente de la metafísica aristotélica o budista, etc. Creo que podemos equiparar metafísica con esoterismo (dimensión interior de la religión). … Continue reading

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