Tag Archives: Shankara

Can Consciousness exist without time?


Can consciousness exist without time?  – My answer in Quora From the viewpoint of Advaita Vedanta (and I believe also zen and Dzogchen), time is not just something elusive, but ultimately unreal – only an idea or concept. The same … Continue reading

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Is duality real?


Subject-object – Advaita Vision comment Anon.: ‘No matter who says what, it is your job to look directly at your own experience/mind without the images of models, teachers, books, and like minded people, and to recognize how the subject-object dichotomy … Continue reading

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Can consciousness exist without time?


(Question answered in Quora) From the viewpoint of Advaita Vedanta (and I believe also zen and Dzogchen), time is not just something elusive, but ultimately unreal – only an idea or concept. The same with the concept ‘now’, which cannot … Continue reading

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LOVE


To what extent do you agree with the quote “True love is admiration” by Plato? Yes, to the greatest extent. What greater admiration can there be than that of Beauty itself? Love, for Plato, is the attraction all creatures have … 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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Who is enlightened?


Neo-advaita’s dictum: ‘everytbody is enlightened’ is true and false at the dame time. In what sense? Continue reading

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The power of language (Shankara and Heidegger)


Natalia Isayeva, in her book – ‘Shankara and Indian Philosophy’ – finds a parallel between Shankara and Heidegger with respect to language and meaning, in particular the later Heidegger, with his interest in, and focus on, the etymological and hermeneutical … Continue reading

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