The following text was Ramana Maharshi’s earliest written work, in which he translates the entire text of Vivekachudamani as written by Sri Shankara for the benefit of those who were not able to read Sanskrit.
Ramana has also written a beautiful introduction to the text, which you can find here, which summarises the teachings in brief and states that this text contains all the pertinent points that a seeker requires to attain liberation and also represents the essence of Shankara’s commentaries of the triple canon of the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Brahma Sutras.
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The Fundamental Presumption of our Culture There is one fundamental presumption upon which our world culture is founded. This basic presumption states that experience is divided into two essential elements - a subject and an object - joined together by an act of knowing, feeling or perceiving. This gives rise to the familiar formulations of … Continue reading Rupert Spira on Nonduality
This website is sub-titled ‘Spirituality and Non-Duality’. But what exactly is non-duality (advaita in Sanskrit)? Even in spiritual circles only a few people will ever come across the notion of non-duality and fewer still seem to be interested. From my point of view that’s a real shame as as far as I can see, non-duality is where spirituality gets real and freedom can become reality.
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Sri Y. Srinivasa Rao's lectures in Telugu on Sankaracharya's Aparokshanubhuti have been transcribed into English. They are pretty good and available here http://advaitavedanta.in/aparokshanubhuti_english_1.aspx
We think we are made up of body and mind. On closer scrutiny it will be seen that we and the world we are in are made up of consciousness. Let us see how. Our bodies are made up of cells. Cells are made up of molecules. Molecules are made up of atoms. Indeed, not … Continue reading Everything is Consciousness