[Advaita-l] How to practice advaita?

Srikrishna Ghadiyaram srikrishna_ghadiyaram at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 19 11:00:53 CST 2004

hariH Om !!

My search has lead me to Sri Ramesh Balsekar. I find
that he is the only teacher who teaches intensely
practical way of living fully in this world with the
knowledge of Advaita. First of all one should be clear
what is advaita other than this jugglery of words. Ask
yourself, what am I going to get out of this advaita
knowledge. What does a jnani get out of this advaitic
knowledge, how does his/her life change after this
realization. Then you will automatically understand
how to 'practice' advaita.

I would recommend, urge you to read "Sin and Guilt:
Monstrocity of Mind" by Sri Ramesh Balsekar. After
that you will understand what is all this advaita. If
I were to recommend one book one should read, it is
this book.

Om Namo Narayanaya !!


--- Venkat Shrinivas <vsh at verizon.net> wrote:
> I am interested in learning about "how to practice
> advaita philosophy" on a
> day to day basis in the present day. Does it mean
> practicing yoga asanas,
> meditation, and moderation in diet, exercise and
> sleep? Does it mean
> constant contemplation and/or reflection on the
> question "who am I"? Does it
> mean always alert, without desires and day dreams,
> living in the present
> moment, being detached...? 
> Could the members of the list elaborate on what
> "practice" means for them,
> and what is their concern about Ramakrishna ashram
> practice(s) - which I am
> not familiar with.
> Thanks.
> Venkat Shrinivas
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at braincells.com>
> > 
> > My advice would be to go to the Harekrishna temple
> but ignore anything
> > they say about philosophy and to go to the
> Ramakrishna ashram and ignore
> > anything they say about practice.  
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