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Plato and Shankara – parellels

I am sure one can find many parallels in the philosophies of these two – Shankara and Plato. One such is anamnesis – recognition, remembrance, equivalent to pratyabhijña (though it seems that this last comes from Kashmir Shaivism). Raga – … Continue reading

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The Great Way isn’t difficult

The Great Way isn´t difficult for those who are unattached to their preferences. Let go of longing and aversion, and everything will be perfectly clear. When you cling to a hairbreadth of distinction, heaven and earth are set apart. If … Continue reading

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Attachment and aversion

  The Symbolic Meaning of Vishnu’s Encounter with Madhu and Kaitabh Madhu actually means honey and he represents attachment (raag) to this world, which seems sweet to us. Kaitabh means a pricking thorn and signifies our aversion (dvesha) to things … Continue reading

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As under a stone there will be darkness, However strong the sunlight, So in the shadow of the “I-am-the-body” consciousness There must be ignorance and illusion. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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