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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.

Vision and conceptualization


“Anon.”: ‘The ideas or concepts of Advaita or any other school of thought/belief, etc., introduce duality into the mind…“It’s only the conceptualization of thought that prevents direct experience of what is.”’ M. That is, in my opinion, like putting the … Continue reading

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‘Satisfaction’


From ‘Nondual Clarity’ – Feb. 12, 2017 David Aldridge. As Liberation matures you notice how much of life is devoted to the search for stimulation and excitation. Once all that is dropped, there is a release into true Satisfaction. SA. … Continue reading

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Questions in Quora


(Q&As in Quora) What are some essential self awareness exercises? M. None, unless attention… Greg Goode (a Non-dualist teacher) recommends ‘Standing as Awareness’. That is the title of a booklet by him. In Advaita Vedanta Gaudapada and Shankara did not recommend … Continue reading

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Conceptual vs. experiential


“Self or consciousness does not make the passage to the other shore or cross over. Rather, the crossing is the body and senses acclimating to life without any experience of self or consciousness and all that it implies.” Bernadette Roberts … Continue reading

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Pantheism, agnosticism/atheism — and advaita


http://www.quora.com/How-would-you-define-your-sense-of-pantheism/answer/Brad-Neil I have devised this classification for reference: Modes of pantheism (Divine pantheism; Natural pantheism; Spiritual pantheism; scientific pantheism) Brad Neil, proponent of nonduality Modes of pantheism Within the range of categories given, I find myself somewhat ambivalent: I most closely align with natural I believe the physical universe is … Continue reading

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Consciousness-Existence-Love


http://www.quora.com/How-many-of-you-agree-with-the-theory-that-our-consciousness-ends-when-we-die?__nsrc__=4 How many of you agree with the theory that our consciousness ends when we die? (There’s of course nothing called ‘Soul’ of a person that goes on to live forever in afterlife. I’m an atheist. I person believe that … Continue reading

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Goose flies with avocets, photo — Dear Kitty. Some blog


This photo shows a barnacle goose flying with avocets. The photo is by duyfje from the Netherlands. Related articles Wadden Sea breeding birds, new research Bird breeding news from Texel island Avocets raise a cheer at Saltholme Bird-friendly farming in … Continue reading

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