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    Two Steps to the Not-Two by Swami Sarvapriyananda

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    "Infinite being, Infinite consciousness" by Swami Sarvapriyananda

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    Remain Aware of Your True Nature | Swami Sarvapriyananda

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    Great Powers within us| Swami Sarvapriyananda on Gita
    Advaita Vedanta is a school in Hinduism. People who believe in Advaita believe that their soul is not different from Brahman. The most famous Hindu philosopher who taught about Advaita Vedanta was Adi Shankara who lived in India more than a thousand years ago. Adi Sankara learned the sacred texts of Hinduism, like Vedas and Upanishads under his teacher Govinda Bhagavadpada and later wrote extensive commentaries of Hindu sacred texts called Upanishads. In these commentaries, he proposed the theory of Advaita, saying that the Upanishad actually teach that the individual soul (called Atman) is not different from Ultimate Reality (called Brahman). He also taught that there is only one essential principle called Brahman and everything else is a kind of expression of that one Brahman. Because of this theory of one being, his teachings became popular as the "Advaita" (a = not, dvaita = two, means no-two or non-dual). The way he said this to people was "Atman is Brahman."

    Adi Shankara was smart and knew that people would wonder how he could say such an odd thing. He realized that many people would ask him, "If a person's soul is really one with Ultimate all along, then what makes a person feel so separate from Ultimate?" His answer to this was that we are ignorant of our real self being Ultimate because we see through a kind of filter—like looking through a dirty piece of glass—and he called this filter we look through, maya, which means "illusion" in Sanskrit. Shankara said that our ignorance makes us feel very separate from Ultimate, and even from everything around us. Shankara suggested that the best way people can find the truth is for them to try to clear their thinking of all ignorant thoughts, be very good, and think very hard about who they really are. He said that if a person did all these things he would realize that Brahaman was himself all along.

    This is a very different idea from some other religions where we are told we are separate from Brahaman and need to go to Him. In Advaita, the idea is that people never really were separate from Brahaman, but their ignorance made them see it that way.


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    The Real and the Apparent | Swami Sarvapriyananda

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    This Universe is nothing but Brahman| Swami Sarvapriyananda on Aparokshanubhuti


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    How to transcend worldly suffering| Swami Sarvapriyananda on Mandukya Upanisad

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    Incredible Wisdom of Vedanta| Swami Sarvapriyananda on Aparokshanubhuti

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    I started watching videos of Swami Sarvapriyananda last year - he has amazing grasp and knowledge of advaita philosophy - he is amazing.

    @Grebeard: so basically advaita explains the who/what of all this but not the Why and how. Do you know of any good reading or video on this ? i know the simple answer will be and has been for ages - "no one really knows why" - its all HIS Leela.
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    Somewhere the Swami answers.
    Cant remember which video talk.
    Basically in reality there is no subject or object -- no cause.
    The question why, is not valid under these circumstances--why goes on for ever.
    Only Brahman is ( That thou art) ultimate reality.
    Science will come up will all sort of answers but thats not it.
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    Advaita Vedanta on Evolution| Swami Sarvapriyananda

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    Why is God appearing as this Universe

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    Why should we take the path of Advaita| Swami Sarvapriyananda
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    Vedanta in the 21st Century | Swami Sarvapriyananda @Harvard Divinity School



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    || Maya || by Swami Sarvapriyananda

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    Law of Karma in Advaita Vedanta | Swami Sarvapriyananda


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