[Advaita-l] A dialogue on advaita for beginners
profvk at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 18 09:50:06 CDT 2004
A STEP BY STEP FIRST EXPOSURE TO ADVAITA
THROUGH A DIALOGUE OF 1008 ENTRIES.
The following rambling conversation has been composed as an
attempt to bring to the lay reader some truths of advaita,
without venturing into long passages. So a conscious effort
has been made to reduce each bit of the conversation to a
single line (with just eight exceptions). It has turned
out to be a no-holds-barred dialogue, long and continuous.
In the modern days of desire to learn without tears,
this perhaps would carry a message to those of us who,
inspite of their intelligence in everything pertaining to
the world, think of themselves as dummies in advaita.
Incidentally I imposed on myself another restriction,
namely I will not exceed 1008 entries in this conversation.
And thus it has been a useful nidhidhyAsana
(Contemplation on what I have learnt) exercise for me. And
one may notice, the whole treatment goes in slow motion,
step by step. Concepts are brought in, one step at a time.
I think this is good for a purposeful nidhidhyAsanA,
especially for a beginner on the spiritual path. I
apologise for not breaking it into smaller sections or
chapters, because the continuous flow of thoughts would not
Instead of crowding your mailboxes I uploaded the matter on
the web for use by all. It will be released in five
instalments. The first instalment of Entries 1 to 200 can
be seen in:
My PraNAms to all the Great Gurus of the world and the Guru
of Gurus, Shri dakshhiNAmUrti.
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