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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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Two questions (relationships & eternity)


1) How is one’s self related to other selves. This can be seen from two perspectives: 1) lower or empirical, and 2) higher or spiritual (I try to avoid the word ‘metaphysical’). I am not going to consider what Christianity … Continue reading

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Why the name Advaya? ll (Philip Renard)


  The term advaya (or its equivalent, pu-erh in Chinese, fu-ni  in Japanese and gnyis-med in Tibetan) is being used explicitly in a few traditions which, because this explicitness, could be together called ‘the one advaya tradition’, ‘the one direct … 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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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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Consciousness, science (NDEs), and philosophy


Debate In Quora: What are some scientific arguments for consciousness being able to preserve itself after the death of body. Seemingly, there is still a long way for the rapprochment between empirical science and philosophy to be a fact. Actually, … Continue reading

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The status of concepts in Plato and Shankara


Parallel account of the ontological status of concepts in Plato and Shankara. 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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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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Clear insight into the truth


                                                                        Diamond sutra – chap … Continue reading

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