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DUALITY & NON-DUALITY


 FOREWORD This book consists of a selection from Quora of some of the most relevant questions concerning metaphysics or spirituality that encompass Eastern and Western traditions. The approach is catholic or universal, as can be appreciated in the table of … Continue reading

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DUALITY & NON-DUALITY( My answers in Quora)

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“Can we still hold that modern science is far from realizing the unreality of the world, the basic teaching of Advaita?” It’s clear to me that philosophical statements such as “the world is unreal”, or “reality is spiritual” express not … Continue reading

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Freewill vs. determinism


Is every action predetermined or is there free will? The notion of ‘free will’ is of Jewish-Christian origin, and is the other side of the coin which consists in that other nostrum, ‘(the problem of) evil’, and which complicates things … Continue reading

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Brahman & maya


Can Advaitins explain how Maya can be an attribute of the supposedly attributeless Brahman? Why was the creation needed if Brahman alone existed? What is Ishwara? 1) Maya is not an attribute of Brahman which, as you say, is attributeless. … Continue reading

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Origins


From where did everything originate? Posted on February 4, 2022 by amartingarcia Existence is its own ‘origin’, as awareness is aware of itself, (though not in a self-reflective subject-object relationship) as well as of everything else; or as the first cause is the … Continue reading

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Beauty & Hope


Beauty & Hope Como la vida de una flor es nuestra vida: un instante de promesa, un momento de esperanza, una fugaz belleza.¿Y cuál es la promesa de la flor y la de nuestra vida – qué espera la esperanza? … Continue reading

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Everything is metaphysical


If metaphysical entities cannot be verified to exist, how can we say anything meaningful about them?Alberto Martín, Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto long time ago.Answered May 24, 2017 My position is that everything is metaphysical – cf. Is everything metaphysical? Quora /www.quora.com/search?q=everything+is+metaphysical … Continue reading

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Brahman & avidya


Why does Brahman/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? Life is like a riddle, or a play – it is … Continue reading

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