By Leo Hartong, Tony Parsons

Awakening to the dream is a really transparent, approachable evaluation of the usually complicated and rarefied philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, often referred to as non-dualism.

Essentially, it is a ebook approximately you. It issues to and from the resource of your precise identification. The transparent since it refers to is neither advanced nor easy. it isn't anything particular for highbrow or religious elite, neither is it distant or hiding sooner or later. it's all inclusive, natural presence, nearer than your breath. it's the middle of hearts, your birthright and innermost self. this can be your invitation to recollect what used to be by no means particularly forgotten.

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Unconventional sages are not just from our time. As a poem attributed to Shankara, the 8th century Indian philosopher and father of Advaita Vedanta, puts it: Sometimes, naked, sometimes mad, Now as scholars, now as fools, Thus they appear on the earthThe free men! org/ Wayne Liquorman interviewed by Blayne Bardo May 1998 ** From: Acceptance of What Is, A Book About Nothing. pmd 41 15-5-2003, 20:05 a temple to make a fire on a cold night. All this is not to suggest that rascally sages are the only true sages, as this would again be an attempt to create an image to which the preferred sage should conform.

Even though this ‘me’ may feel separate and lonely, it is clearly not alone. All around, there are countless ‘me’s’ trying, with varying degrees of success, to run their own individual shows, each looking out for number one. From this perspective, the world appears as a collection of separate, impermanent objects and short-lived, mortal individuals – insignificant occurrences lost in the vastness of space and time. pmd 53 15-5-2003, 20:05 passion in some, most of us feel alienated, not just from each other, but also from the environment and life as a whole.

Enlightenment is not something difficult and remote, attainable only by an elite few. In fact, it is not attainable at all, but reveals itself through the removal of the illusion that there is an individual entity to take hold of it. It is fully present as Pure Awareness, not waiting to be realized somewhere else or in the future. It is not an event in space-time. On the contrary, space-time is an event in Pure Awareness, which is constantly manifesting itself as you, me, and all there is. It is these words, the reading of these words, and the background on which they appear; it is your breath going in and out, the beating of your heart, the smell of fresh coffee in the morning, the dog doo on the sidewalk, the stars, the planets, and the boundless space in which all this occurs.

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