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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
Inviation in satsang & the ‘holy sequence’ II – Philip Renard Why the name Advaya? This site is called Advaya. This is a Sanskrit term, which means ‘non-duality’. This term has been used very often in texts of both … Continue reading
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Conversation with ‘H’- 3
H. The first thing to say is that I do not understand the question as regards ‘the witness’*, and so immediately agree with your opening statement, save to add that the invoking of a witness seems to connote a subject … Continue reading
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Enlightenment will only come to a very mature person.
‘… enlightenment will only come to a very mature person, regardless of his age. Usually, the self appears first as an object and then, keeping the mind on the self and repeatedly inquiring into it, the bedrock understanding eventually … Continue reading
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Is metaphysics meaningful?
Is metaphysics meaningful? (expanded from answer in Quora) Any hypothesis which predicts observations can in principle be tested scientifically. Take “metaphysics” to be the set of hypotheses about people and the universe which does not predict any observations, or none … Continue reading
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Non-duality and depression
Conversation in Quora A. Well….I’m done seeking. Truly now for the past few years, I have watched, listened, contemplated and glimpsed and whatever else.; relief would come and go a lot. Now that I’ve watched and re-watched Tony Parsons, Jim Newman, … Continue reading
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Christianity and other religions.
Christianity not the only religion that advocates gratitude, generosity, love , etc. – as subtly suggested by article. Continue reading
Posted in Eastern philosophy, religion, spirituality Tagged atonement, Christianity, death, dharma, fear, generosity, gratitude, joy, liberation, life, other religions, spirituality, suffering 5 Comments
self or no self
The benefits of non-duality? Consciousness without boundaries. It reflects what is. Thinking is dividing. Prior to thinking is liberation. Consciousness itself is emptiness… Infinity. Continue reading
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What does knowledge of self give us?
Someone questions about the benefit of knowledge of self, introducing reincarnation and maya as unpromising components. (Who benefits?, etc. ).This is an unphilosophical question, and answers from advaita are given. Continue reading
Posted in Advaita, Mythology, non-duality, spirituality Tagged advaita, Consciousness, cosmos, Creation, desire, dream, ego, existence, knowledge of self, Lila, Maya, mithya, mythology, reincarnation Leave a comment