Category Archives: Advaita

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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Conversation with H – Cont.


12.3.16 In my previous comments as a preliminary reply to H – taking into consideration his   scruples on the use of language and of certain anthropomorphic-sounding expressions in particular – I accepted that much of the language in Eastern texts … Continue reading

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Conversation with H (Knower, Witness)


H. ‘… as regards the somewhat artificial distinction (ontologically speaking) that I make between awareness and consciousness, then this is something I do of my own choosing, accepting that there is an objectless state of mind that cannot correctly be … Continue reading

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No-self – Buddhist and advaitist perspectives


Difference between Buddhism and advaita Vedanta concerning the notion of ‘No-self’. Consciousness as reality in advaita is beyond conceptualization. It is a direct and ineluctable experience .
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Anthropomorphism (again) and higher logic.


What do you think of the justonelook.org (childhood memory) quick self inquiry method?  X. If you really go into it, higher logic shows that the ‘I’ principle or awareness/consciousness is the only ‘thing’ existing, as Krishna Menon puts it: “The … Continue reading

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Logic, anthropomorphism, and the ‘direct path’.


Awareness is the only real existent. Only what is sensed can be called knowledge. Higher logic is logic of the subject. What creation is is touched on, and the danger of anthropomorphism. Krishna Menon and his direct path brought to bear in the discussion. Continue reading

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