Is this manonasha?

Is this manonasha? Is it a different kind of manonasha from what we see in the Tony Parsons video? Is it preliminary to manonasha? Something else entirely? The part that surprised me the most was that the “ego” doesn’t disappear at all. It doesn’t die, because it never lived. Rather, my false belief that a […]

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Does philosophy help?

Riccardo asked me on Realization.org’s Discord (come join us): Did you find that understanding the philosophy of self-realization was of help to Realizing? Short answer: I don’t think it’s a significant help. There are traditions that claim that intellectual understanding is a huge help, even a sufficient factor by itself. Traditional Advaita Vedanta is an […]

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Manonasha

From the Ashtavakra Gita, a famous classic Advaitin text: When there is no “me,” that is liberation, and when there is “me” there is bondage. Consider this carefully, and neither hold on to anything nor reject anything. 8.4 From Jetzt TV, a German video website. I love this video. Check out Tony’s adorable laugh at […]

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When Julia got stuck behind her head

An experiment with the location of "me" and an example of the use of a siddhi.

This article describes my girlfriend Julia’s experience a few years ago with a technique taught by a spiritual teacher and author named Aadi who previously called himself Anadi and Aziz Kristof. Julia has read this article, made changes, and given me permission to publish it. The story also involves the use of a siddhi. Caveat: […]

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