Category Archives: non-duality

Consciousness is prior to the universe


What is the scriptural basis for Advaita consciousness being an awareness preceding the universe? That’s an ‘easy’ one. 1) Consciousness and awareness are the same for Advaita Vedanta. 2) Atman-brahman, or Consciousness, is the sole reality – the universe is … Continue reading

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Ramanuja & Shankara


Who would win in an argument between Ramanujacharya and Shankaracharya? As non-duality can be said to go beyond, and at the same time enclose duality within itself, we can also say that Shankara, being a non-dualist philosopher, goes beyond and … Continue reading

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Neo-Advaita


Who am I? Someone who wants to play. I borrowed that expression from you. Neo Advaitist- No play. I told you I don’t believe in any teaching; only, ‘Being is’, and that is what I am. Some say, Being is … Continue reading

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Science & reality


Empirical science vs. metaphysics.

Truth or Reality is transcendental. Continue reading

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Intuition


(‘The word is ArSha or ārṣa. The meaning is given as “relating or belonging to or derived from RRiShi-s or ṛṣis-s”.) D quotes…’Brihad. Up. 1.4, explaining how ṛṣi-s and devatā-s have got ‘extraordinary body-mind-complexes, which enable them to gain knowledge … Continue reading

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Is a single neuron conscious? A short discussion.


Posted on April 22, 2019 by amartingarcia   M. Advaita Vedanta’s perspective is better seen from the top down rather than from the bottom up. Consciousness or awareness can be considered (there is a consensus on this) as a ‘fundamental ‘property’ of (or … 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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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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Why there are ignorance and evil in life?


Why does Brahman and Ātman deceive itself with Māyā, Avidyā, and Anātman? Why doesn’t consciousness simply manifest (in humans) with Vidyā, with innate knowledge of its true self from the beginning? Alberto Martín, studied in depth Plato and Shankara; also … Continue reading

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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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