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Advaita Vedanta – the philosophy of Non-dualism

on March 12, 2012

This "I amness" itself is the Mula-Maya, the Primary Illusion" - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Dear readers,

This is a post to provide a good resource for those interested in Advaita Vedanta- the philosophy of Self-inquiry, Knowledge & Non-dualism.

It will be continually updated with information, links and You tube videos.

An introductory article on advaita in the context of Yoga and Sankhya metaphysics will be added  very soon.

Gurus are many but Truth is ONE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvYqlFrJHqE&feature=related

ADVAITA VEDATNA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advaita_Vedanta

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jnana

Arunachala – Jnana Sthana (abode Siva, fire & wisdom)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arunachalahttp://www.arunachala-live.com/http://www.arunachala.org/http://www.omarunachala.com/

Five Stanzas to Arunachala

(Prayer for Wisdom & Realisation of the non-dual “I”)

1. Ocean of Nectar, Full of Grace, engulfing the universe in Thy Splendour! O Arunachala, the Supreme Itself! Be Thou the Sun and open the lotus of my heart in Bliss!

1.  O Arunachala! In Thee the picture of the Universe is formed has its stay, and is dissolved; this is the sublime Truth. Thou art the Inner Self, Who dancest in the Heart as “I”. Heart is Thy name, O Lord!

3. He who turns inwards with untroubled mind to search where the consciousness of “I” arises, realizes the Self, and dissolves in Thee O Arunachala! Like a river when is joins the ocean.

4. Abandoning the outer world, with mind and breath controlled, to meditate on Thee within, the Yogi sees Thy Light, O Arunachala! And finds his delight in Thee.

5. He who dedicates his mind to Thee, and seeing Thee, always beholds the Universe as Thy figure, he who at all times glorifies Thee and loves Thee as none other than the Self, he is the master without rival, being one with Thee and lost in Thy Bliss, O Arunachala!

Advaita Sites

http://www.atmapress.com/index.phphttp://www.advaita.org/,

http://www.advaitameditation.org/http://www.advaita-vedanta.org/avhp/,

 http://www.advaita-vedanta.org/http://www.advaita.org.uk/,

http://www.vedantaadvaita.com/cms/en/quien-es-sesha,

 http://www.realization.org/http://www.mooji.org/

Wiki Links with Pictorial Book List

ANCIENT CLASSICS 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedanta

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upanishads

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandukya_Upanishad

http://yoga-chakrapedia-portal.blogspot.in/2008/12/highest-upanishad-mandukya-aum.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahma_Sutras

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mah%C4%81v%C4%81kyas (4 Mahavakyas)

SCRIB DOWNLOADS

http://www.scribd.com/doc/61511782/14/Tripura-Rahasya

http://www.scribd.com/doc/26382408/Avadhuta-Gita-of-Dattatreya

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9940601/108-Upanishad

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8326578/The-Upanishads-Translated-by-Swami-Paramananda

http://www.scribd.com/doc/5554671/Brahma-sutras-by-sivananda

http://www.scribd.com/doc/19493174/Ribhu-Gita

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6388885/Essence-of-Ribhu-Gita

http://www.scribd.com/topimaster/d/37791869-Yoga-Vasistha-Ramayana-Sara

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8650971/Advaita-Bodha-Deepika

ADI SHANKACHARYA (788-820)

(Father of Advaita Vedanta)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adi_Shankara

http://www.shankaracharya.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivekachudamani

http://www.scribd.com/doc/46182686/Mandukya-Karika-of-Gaupada-eng (Scrib)

SCRIB DOWNLOAD

http://www.scribd.com/Soham%20Hamsah/d/19561568-Vivekachudamani-of-Shri-Shankaracharya

http://www.scribd.com/doc/58743928/AtmaBodha-Self-Knowledge-and-Other-Stotras-by-Sri-Shankaracharya

RAMANA MAHARISHI (modern Sat-guru Jnani 1870-1950)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramana_Maharshi

Books List link (Ramana Ashram link)

http://www.arunachala-ramana.org/

You Tube

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6P42XI8GRo (Sage of Arunachala)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-OS8LU6JW8&feature=related

SCRIB DOWNLOADS

http://www.scribd.com/doc/28640358/Talks-With-Sri-Ramana-Maharshi

http://www.scribd.com/doc/13694047/Path-of-Self-Knowledge

http://www.scribd.com/doc/46576863/0-Sri-Ramana-Gita-Long-Newest

http://www.scribd.com/doc/13898727/Ramana-Maharshi-Who-Am-I

http://www.scribd.com/doc/25358305/Collected-Works-ramana-Maharshi

http://www.scribd.com/doc/20018770/Be-as-you-are-Ramana-Maharshi

NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ (modern Sad-guru Jnani 1897-1981)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisargadatta_Maharaj?oldid=0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Frydman

http://nisargadatta.net/IamThat.html

http://home.earthlink.net/~grharmon/I_Am_That.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisargadatta_Maharaj?oldid=0#Further_reading

You tube 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G7d526eB5A&feature=related (I am only the Self)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtF_Ud2M0HU (Talks with Maharaj)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ww_-RUjn90&feature=related (Awakening to the Eternal)

http://netinetifilms.com/films-satsang.shtml

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SCRIB DOWNLOADS

http://www.scribd.com/doc/19218777/Sri-Nisargadatta-Maharaj-Prior-to-Consciousness

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8722148/Nisargadatta-Maharaj-Seeds-of-Consciousness

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8722084/Nisargadatta-Maharaj-Consciousness-and-the-Absolute

http://www.scribd.com/doc/81293583/Sri-Nisargadatta-Maharaj-The-Nectar-of-Immortality

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8722236/Nisargadatta-Maharaj-The-Ultimate-Medicine

 http://www.scribd.com/doc/37310810/I-Am-That-Nisargadatta-Maharaj

SIMILAR CLASSIC  WORKS

Socrates & Greek Philosophy –  ” I Know that I Know Nothing” or ” I Know that I do not Know”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrateshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socratic_methodhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_philosophy

Lao Tse, I Ching, Wu Wei (effortless action), Tao Te Ching, Tao & Zen – “He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laozi, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Chinghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tao_Te_Chinghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taoism, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Treasures_(Taoism)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_weihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen

SCRIB DOWNLAODS

http://www.scribd.com/doc/48163585/Zen-flesh-zen-bones-compiled-by-Paul-Reps

http://www.scribd.com/doc/38629770/161/I-CHING

http://www.scribd.com/doc/58414040/20/effortless-action

http://www.scribd.com/SpiritualHeart/d/2283622-Lao-Tse-Tao-Te-Ching

http://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Tibetan-Book-of-Living-and-Dying.pdf

“Above all, be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible. Slip quietly out of the noose of your habitual anxious self, release all grasping, and relax into your true nature… You will find all your negativity disarmed; your aggression dissolved, and your confusion evaporating slowly, like mist into the vast and stainless sky of your Absolute nature” – the Tibetan Book of the Living & Dying

Terrance Gray – Wu Wei Wu – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wei_Wu_Wei

SCRIB DOWNLOAD

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7082636/Wei-Wu-Wei-Open-Secrets-of-an-Awakened-Man

http://www.scribd.com/doc/64478814/All-Else-is-Bondage

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6572168/Wei-Wu-Wei-Terrence-Gray-The-Effortless-Way

Sufism – Ibn Arabi, Rumi & Kabir

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Arabihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumi &   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabir

. SCRIB DOWNLOAD

http://www.scribd.com/doc/19050333/Whoso-Knoweth-Himself-Ibn-Arabi-From-the-Treatise-on-Being

http://www.scribd.com/doc/14070254/The-Love-Poems-of-Rumi

http://www.scribd.com/doc/65597242/Kabir-100-Poems

Examples of Emmanuel Kant , William Blake, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Schopenhauer

To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour”. W. Blake

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanuel_Kant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendental_idealism), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Schopenhauer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upanishadshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Waldo_Emerson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendentalism)

EARLY CONTEMPORARY WORKS Aldous Huxley & Perennial Philosophy 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldous_Huxley, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Perennial_Philosophy & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perennial_philosophy

http://www.scribd.com/doc/27239531/The-Perennial-Philosophy-Aldous-Huxley

Rene Guenon, Frithjof Schoun, Ananda Coomaraswamy & Perennialism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Gu%C3%A9non & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frithjof_Schuon & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananda_Coomaraswamyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perennial_philosophy & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integral_Traditionalism

http://www.scribd.com/doc/15012370/man-and-His

    

http://kathodos.com/zero.html

You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmbkfTiLQ58&feature=related (Rene Guenon) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-jodOB6vVQ&feature=related (Schoun) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcnNTB-QXDs&feature=related

JD Krishnamurthi & Paul Brunton

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiddu_Krishnamurti & http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Brunton

You tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G-7-ZiiM-o (Krishnamurthi – Who am I?)

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RECENT CONTEMPORARY WORKS

Adi Da & Ken Wilber

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adi_Da & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Wilber

Papaji & Gangaji

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._W._L._Poonja & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangaji

http://www.scribd.com/doc/32163180/Papaji-Wake-Up-and-Roar

Ramesh Balsekar & Eckhart Tolle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramesh_Balsekar

http://www.scribd.com/doc/64551192/Pointers-From-Nisargadatta

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eckhart_Tolle

http://www.scribd.com/doc/27118306/Eckhart-Tolle-eBook-the-Power-of-Now-Complete-1

http://yoga-chakrapedia-portal.blogspot.in/2008/12/i-am-that-power-of-now_14.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VOgQAMdKdyg#! (Advaita in 2 minutes!)

http://www.radiosai.org/pages/calthought2.asp?mydate=4/15/2012 (thought of the day Puttaparthi)


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