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Consciousness and reality


Q/A in Quora  /www.quora.com/What-is-reality-in-the-absence-of-consciousness?__snids__=1702272616 What is reality in the absence of consciousness? I’m beginning to be convinced that in the absence of consciousness there is nothing. Can anyone shed some light on this? Answer: (M) That is an impossible, or … Continue reading

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The proof of Advaita philosophy


Q&A in Advaita Vision – reproduced here. Q. 388 – Proof of Methodology

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Conversation with H – 7


Please Note: This post, H-7,  should be read after H 7 bis, which precedes it. Sorry for the confusion. H. Thank you M for the quote from Max Planck. Yes, we clearly “cannot get behind consciousness”, and I often address … Continue reading

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Conversation with ‘H’ – 6


Dear H:  I realise that much of our disagreement has to do with the use of language – the meaning each one of us attaches to certain terms – and also to perspective. I base myself almost exclusively on Advaita … Continue reading

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Conversation with ‘H’ – 5


  H. (…  if I may, I shall just add a few follow-on remarks in connection with your particular, numbered points:) I originally said:“in my opinion there is always the risk of leaning too much on concepts that are not … 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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Deconstruction in advaita Vedanta


This is also what has happened within Advaita Vedanta over the past 14 centuries. What is called traditional advaita has betrayed the original teaching of Shankara with a profusion of conceptual intricacies which detract from his original intention. It has … Continue reading

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non-duality magazine


non-duality magazine (Highly recommended) ABOUT Non-duality magazine is a non sectarian non affiliated free online publication and accepts no advertising. It is fundamentally an investigation into the process of “Self-realization/Awakening/Enlightenment/Liberation” and consciousness itself. It explores this through interviews with teachers, … Continue reading

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Animals and awareness


Question: Do animals have to deal with the illusion of being separate? I’m thinking about my dogs. Francis: That’s a good question. You should ask them. Question: They won’t answer…. Francis: Ramana Maharshi used to say that certain animals would … Continue reading

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Not through discourse…


“Not through discourse, not through the intellect, not even through the study of the scriptures can the Self (Atman) be realized. The Self reveals Himself… to the one who longs for the Self. Those who long for the Self with … Continue reading

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