[Advaita-l] ULTIMATE TRUTH
ayyar at akilesh.com
Tue Apr 16 00:43:10 EDT 2019
Actually, Rupert Spira has been very familiar with Vedanta for a long time.
>From the bio on his website (
"Rupert Spira first came across the poetry of Rumi at the age of fifteen in
1975. Shortly afterwards he learned the Mevlevi Turning, a sacred Sufi
dance of movement, prayer and meditation, at Colet House in London.
Soon after this he met his first teacher, Dr. Francis Roles, who was
himself a student of Shantananda Saraswati the Shankaracharya of the North
of India,. Under Dr. Roles’ guidance he learned mantra meditation and was
introduced to the classical system of Advaita or Non-Duality. This formed
the foundation of his interest and practice for the next 25 years."
On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 12:33 AM sreenivasa murthy via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Dear friends,
> Sri Rupert Spira says : "Just as the screen is intimately one
> with all images and, at the same time,
> free of them, so "I", the light of
> pure Knowing, am one with all
> experiences and yet at the same
> time inherently free of them."
> Is not this teaching same as that of
> Bruhadaranyaka Upanishad "asaMgO hi ayaM purushaH"
> and Sri Shankara's statement " AtmA sarvagatatvAt
> The reader may kindly note that Sri Rupert Spira,
> an Englishman, has not studied any vedanta texts
> nor has read Sri Shankara's commentaries.
> Yet his statements are nothing but the teachings
> of Upanishads and Sri Shankara. How to account for this?This
> clearly shows that Atmajnana is universal andnot the monopoly of a
> country, sect or any Matha.
> With respectful namaskars,Sreenivasa Murthy
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