RES: [Advaita-l] New member introduction: Asad Mustafa Rizvi

Sylvain elisabeth-sylvain at
Fri Jan 26 05:34:35 CST 2007

Dear Asad Mustafa Rizvi

i am from christian background.  i think non-duality (advaita in sanskrit) 
in universal.  i found clear traces of non-duality conscience in sufism (Ibn 
Arabi, Jallal al Din Rumi), in christianism (Meister Eckhart, in the New 
Testament, etc.

In the case of RAmana Maharshi, it is clear to me He is from hindu 
tradition, even if He is not narrow-minded, short-sighted on it. He is not 
restricted to it.

i think you can find Peace, Allah in your tradition.  The important, i 
think, is not to force others to follow your particular way.

Non-duality is not restricted to any doctrine. Let's take advantage of it.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "asad mustafa" <asad.mustafa at>
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" 
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Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: RES: [Advaita-l] New member introduction: Asad Mustafa Rizvi

> Ramesh Krishnamurthy <rkmurthy at> wrote:  You are thoroughly 
> mistaken on the above. Ramana Maharshi was a
> teacher in the tradition of Advaita-Vedanta (which is why you have
> come to this list). The word 'Advaita' is sanskrit for 'not-two' i.e.
> non-duality. Advaita-Vedanta is very much a part of mainstream
> Hinduism. In fact, if Advaita-Vedanta isnt mainstream Hinduism,
> nothing is. Non-duality is an ancient and very well-established
> tradition in Hinduism, starting with the Upanishads.
> ===
>  In the name of God, most gracious, most merciful.
>  Dear Mr. Amuthan and Mr. Ramesh:
>  I may be mistaken about mainstream beliefs of hinduism, but my 
> observation was not without any basis. I personally know quite a few 
> hindus. When I got curious about Ramana Maharishi, I first asked them 
> about him. Frankly, they were as clueless as me. Some of them had vaguely 
> heard Ramana's name, some showed a namesake respect but most of them did 
> not know anything at all about him.
>  Mind you, I am not talking about irreligious atheist type hindus. I am 
> talking about mainstream, God fearing, temple going hindus. In my circle 
> of hindu friends, I do not know anyone who knows about Ramana Maharishi's 
> teachings. Though it is possible that I might have met a seriously biased 
> sample of hindus yet not very likely. I have a pretty large circle of 
> hindu friends.
>  It makes me wonder if advaita vedanta is really as prominent in hinduism 
> as you say it is.
>  Jazakallah
>  Asad Mustafa Rizvi
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