michael at shepherd87.fsnet.co.uk
Sat Jul 18 04:21:51 CDT 2009
I hope you find a teacher of meditation in the Hindu tradition, if you
Eckhart Tolle's 'The Power of Now' is of the very essence of Advaita as
non-duality, and can be relied on. Dennis Waite's study and scholarship is
becoming more profound.
But meditation is recommended by all the Hindu sages today as mankind's
prime and sure support in this difficult (but challenging, by the Lord's
will and grace..) age.
'Mantra' does not mean some dualistic magic voucher to receive favours from
a god; its prime meaning is 'that which protects the mind' -- not the
meditator, but the mind of the meditator.. not quite the same !
And because of that protection of mind, which we all need, you will find
that the whole of Advaita-Vedanta opens up its truths to you.
I can promise you a rich life, through what meditation reveals; you will
even see your despair at the world and in your illusory 'self' as blessings
sent to strengthen your resolve...
(Indeed, these days, the descent to a hell of mankind's own devising seems
to be the routine 'American Way', as proved by many 'New Age' teachers of
'Advaita' or non-dualism !)
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[mailto:advaita-l-bounces at lists.advaita-vedanta.org]On Behalf Of Stephen
Sent: 18 July 2009 02:31
To: A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Gayatri?
I am very new to Advaita-Vedanta. I became interested after a sister of
mine sent me a book entitled the Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle. At the
time I was deeply depressed and suicidal, and found no respite via any
avenue. Neither medicine, nor psychiatry nor psychology nor my practice of
Christianity helped. Tolle's book, however lent some peace. Since reading
his book, I have read two books by Dennis Waite. The second being The Book
of One. I am very new, but at peace at various depths for longer lengths of
clock time. I no longer wish for annihilation, and have a general sense
that all is well. I do not belong to any study groups, nor do I sit under a
teacher. At present this is all I can say. I am very pleased to have the
opportunity to study this philosophy.
Presently, I work and reside in Phoenix-Arizona-USA. I am 58 years old and
I have no children.
On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Bhadraiah Mallampalli
<vaidix at hotmail.com>wrote:
> Dear Stephen,
> Protecting something/someone else is another form of duality, which will
> eventually go away, but not before you understand all forms of protection
> that are out there.
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