Who Are You?

Read especially Chapter 3 "Who Are You?" in this preview of the book "The Untethered Soul" by Michael Singer   https://books.google.co.in/books/about/The_Untethered_Soul.html?id=sqPzr7Pn4cQC&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button&redir_esc=y

Shankara: How to Meditate for Self-Realisation| Vivekachuhdamani | Nididhyasana | Samadhi

Tom Das

Here is a collection of verses I have taken from Shankara’s Masterpiece Vivekachudamani focusing on the last step in the path to liberation, namely meditation or Nididhyasana, which as we shall see culminates in Samadhi.

In Vivekachudamani, the entire path to Moksha (Liberation), in which suffering is totally removed, is set out for us. Not only is the entire path explained in detail, but repetition of almost every point is made again and again to ensure that the meaning is clearly imparted and cannot be misunderstood. This text has been approved and recommended by all the great Advaita sages over the centuries, including Bhagavn Sri Ramana Maharshi who translated the entire work into Tamil for those around him who could not read the original Sanskrit.

The path starts with the seeker of liberation burdened with suffering approaching a self-realised teacher. The teacher then gives the verbal/conceptual teaching (sravana) and then contemplating…

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Ramana Maharshi on Death

The following views of Ramana Maharshi on death are extracted from the book Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, published by Sri Ramanasramam and available for free download here - https://www.holybooks.com/talks-sri-ramana-maharshi/ News of someone’s death was brought to Sri Bhagavan. He said, “Good. The dead are indeed happy. They have got rid of the troublesome overgrowth … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on Death

Clay Pot Analogy – Name-and-Form

The clay pot analogy helps you understand why the world is merely names-and-forms, whose underlying substance or reality is Consciousness, much like a pot is mere name-and-form, whose underlying substance or reality is clay. Understand this simple analogy, and you will be able to explain to yourself all the facets and implications of the whole … Continue reading Clay Pot Analogy – Name-and-Form

FREE e-Books on Philosophy, Spirituality, and Advaita (Nonduality)

Here is a good collection of FREE e-Books for download, on spirituality, Advaita (Nonduality), Indian Philosophy, etc., including books by Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramana Maharshi, Sankaracharya, and other classics like Ashtavakra Gita, Panchadasi, etc. - http://elmisattva-nonduality.blogspot.com/p/free-e-books.html

The Path of Nisargadatta Maharaj In His Own Words

During the latter part of the twentieth century, all spiritual roads seemed to lead to a little tenement in Bombay (now called Mumbai). In residence was none other than Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, a jnani (realized soul). He felt he was earlier “a commoner, a humble tradesman, with little of formal education . . . [with] life [of] the … Continue reading The Path of Nisargadatta Maharaj In His Own Words

Hindutva or Hindu Tattva

Happiness is every man's ultimate goal Whatever be the means he adopts Like Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha And Aristotle agrees, wise as he was Agrees, too, Ramana Maharshi Though counsels he Happiness lies within.   It is happiness that we seek Through family and friends In whose company we blossom To fulfill our respective destinies. … Continue reading Hindutva or Hindu Tattva