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    Purposeful living with Vedanta| Swami Sarvapriyananda Bliss| Swami Sarvapriyananda lectures
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    Focusing on gods and goddesses is focusing on ritual. Ritual lives in duality. Dzogchen and Advaita Vedanta focus on non-duality, the true heart of spiritual teachings.

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    Focusing on gods and goddesses is focusing on ritual. Ritual lives in duality. Dzogchen and Advaita Vedanta focus on non-duality, the true heart of spiritual teachings.
    Yes thats true enigma3.
    Advaita Vedanta as explained by the Swami is quite accepting.
    It sees all spiritual ritual as Brahman.
    There is nothing that is not Brahman.
    For example Food is Brahman the act of eating is Brahman--the one who eats is Brahman.
    Only "existence" is there is nothing outwith existence--one totality.
    The waves are in the Ocean the Ocean is not in the wave.
    The wave has no separate existence--take away the water and there is no wave.
    There is nothing separate from Brahman.
    Takes a lot of understanding.
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    'Self inquiry'- An inquiry into the Self| Swami Sarvapriyananda


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    Manisha Panchakam| Five Verses on Enlightenment| Swami Sarvapriyananda
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    Quote Posted by enigma3 (here)
    I like Advaita Vedanta much better than Hinduism. Straight to the point without the blather of gods and goddesses, etc. Every book I have read on the subject is profound.
    If you're interested, start with The Ashtravaka Gita (or Sutra). One of the best spiritual reads ever.
    It is part of Hinduism... In reality there is nothing like "Hinduism", It is not a religion, it is a belief system, more profoundly you can call it "Sanatana Dharma"...
    Please dont confuse Hinduism with religion, otherwise it will be a spiritual blunder...
    there is various branch, philosophies under the umbrella of Hinduism... some believes god is one, some dont... for more, you can research sanatana dharma or listen to "Sadhguru" or other gurus from youtube

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    It is part of Hinduism... In reality there is nothing like "Hinduism", It is not a religion, it is a belief system, more profoundly you can call it "Sanatana Dharma"...
    Please dont confuse Hinduism with religion, otherwise it will be a spiritual blunder...
    there is various branch, philosophies under the umbrella of Hinduism... some believes god is one, some dont... for more, you can research sanatana dharma or listen to "Sadhguru" or other gurus from youtube

    That's my understanding. "Hinduism" is a big umbrella whose main common factor is not eating cows. I prefer to call it Sanatana Dharma, except English speakers usually won't get it.

    I am not sure about the comments on why deities are "dual"; that is not how they work. They are not really a religion. I suppose they could be dual in Dvaita or Vasishtadvaita, which is much closer to what "religion" means in the west. I enjoy listening to Adi Shankara's Mangala Rupini. If he is the main compiler of non-dual Advaita, and wrote this praise of a Kamakhya Hindu goddess, I would be surprised if someone in his lineage turned around and said it was a waste.

    If one removes the deities, then what is left is Samkhya or lists of categories, terms, and definitions.

    Some minds can only be guided by external ritual. If so, the idea is to translate outer symbols to inner meaning. Once one makes that step, duality fades. So if I think of Advaita Raja Yoga, it doesn't just mean a statement that there is no duality, it is the process of actually resolving it. This could be done just by discipline and Samkhya, but deities are more powerful and complete.

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    Sister Nivedita| Interesting incidents|Pravrajika Divyanandaprana| disciple of Swami Vivekananda
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    In this video Pravrajika Divyanandaprana talks about Sister Nivedita.

    Pravrajika Divyanandaprana is a monastic member of Sri Sarada Math stationed currently as the Principal of Nivedita Vidya Mandir, a school for girls, at New Delhi which is run by the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission..

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    Enlightenment Experience - How Swami Vivekananda Attained Enlightenment? (As Explained by Himself)
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    3. Fundamental questions in spiritual life| Aparokshanubhuti| Swami Sarvapriyananda

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    Swami Sarvapriyananda on 'CONSCIOUS EXPERIENCE'

    He is in fine form and humorous
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    I am impressed by every beginning called: „by what? "
    the eye of the eye, the hearing of the hearing ... so beautiful it says that in this period in which it is so difficult for me to understand at a higher level what really happens to me
    and they simply leave me guided every day by the effect of the expression Soul of the soul.
    Because I am definitely no longer the light bulb nor the electricity that ignites it and it is even harder in my humility to understand that maybe I am a Source and myself? although I answer NO as well.

    Because what I experience and it is not easy for me in what in our world can be called pathological, in my form of experimentation the heard means to see and to see is heard and the speech is a breathing thought and I try every day that goes on to explain this in so many forms that we have come to the conclusion that this cannot be done where I am from and it is impossible. However, I begin to feel on the verge of understanding the difference between a precise spiritual account and how useful the syntagma actually is, I will individually study this difference.
    His humor helps me enormously and takes huge proportions in my understanding because I am basically a joking person in my happiness as he is, and I take things as they are.
    Thank you Chris for the post.
    Every human is a question asked to the Spirit of the Universe,again and again,because every human is an endless row of humans and in all humans together dwelling the Great Human Spirit.

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    Its refreshing to read your posts.
    Just hang in there--at some point in time--there will be a moment when what is happening with you will make sense and even if there is not full realization there will be peace in your heart and mind.
    Eventually there is no need to question.
    There is just acceptance of what is.
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    You are changeless formless infinite| Swami Sarvapriyananda
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