can-self-atma-be-known-advaita-vedanta-non-duality

In last session 30, the student doubted Vedanta’s means of knowledge to remove ignorance. Student claimed only experience can provide knowledge of self (Awareness). Basis of doubt was, “You need to taste the sugar to know it’s sweetness. Therefore no amount of scriptural words can give taste of Truth. You have to experience the Truth…

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knowledge-versus-experience-knowing-brahman-atman-truth-advaita-vedanta-2

In part 29 we addressed two concerns. Role of the guru. And if absolute Truth, as revealed in Upanishads, is just another point of view. Let’s revise them before moving onto the most controversial topic – if Advaita (non-duality) is matter of experience or knowledge. If we don’t answer this, fellow seeker will remain unsatisfied…

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many-minds-antahkarana-one-consciousness-atman-brahman-satya-mithya-2

In previous part 26, a common assumption was corrected, “If one mind is liberated from the false notion of separateness, then all minds should also be liberated“. It was explained that even though all minds (antaḥkaraṇa) are pervaded by the one same Consciousness (ātmā) – each mind also enjoys it’s own individuality. Hence it’s not…

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