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    What is Vedanta? | Swami Sarvapriyananda

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    That thou Art.
    Taken from the above video
    That Swami is so clever and funny with it--I love listening to him.
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    Oh, here are a couple of short videos (5 mins and 6 mins respectively), from the Advaita Vedanta POV concerning the REALITY of ENLIGHTENMENT, inasmuch as its PRACTICAL VALUE as over and above the metaphysics or various enlightened philosophies ... perhaps of interest eh ?

    Want to be ENLIGHTENED? | Swami Sarvapriyananda (Published on 17 Jun 2019)



    Can Karma Affect the Enlightened? | Swami Sarvapriyananda (Published on 19 Sep 2018)




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    Swami Chinmayananda meeting Ramana Maharshi

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    Advaita: Non-Dual Spirituality - from Ancient India to our Global Age

    This documentary traces the evolution of Advaita - from the ancient rishis to teachers like Shankara and Ramana Maharshi - and examines whether or not modern teachings have maintained the power and clarity of the ancient traditions from which they evolved.


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    Swami Sarvapriyananda and Deepak Chopra - " Discussion on Vedanta"

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    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    Practical Methods of Meditation by Swami Sarvapriyanandaji

    Think this covers all questions regarding "I havent got it"
    Referring to Ramana Maharshi Find out who/what am I.
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    Leonard Jacobson ‘The Path Of Champions’ Interview by iain McNay
    Leonard Jacobson ‘The Path Of Champions’ Interview by iain McNay Author of ‘Journey Into Now - Clear Guidance on the Path of Spiritual Awakening, ’ ‘Words From Silence,’ and ‘Bridging Heaven and Earth: A Return to the One.’ Leonard was originally working as a lawyer in Australia when he spontaneously resigned one day to follow a new path. Shortly afterwards he heard two words, ‘Creativity and Communication’ and this led him to become a copywriter. In Xmas 1981 he had the first of a dramatic spiritual opening on a retreat which completely changed the path of his life and his understanding of reality. More awakening experiences followed each with a period of integration in between. He now has a unique teaching which has two basic steps; the first step leading to presence, and the second to mastery. The second step is divided into 4 stages. Resistance of the Ego; Denial of who you have become; Repression of past emotions and Entanglement to the Other. In this interview Leonard talks about his path and his teaching.



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    I can't experience GOD ? | Swami Sarvapriyananda

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    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    Thoughts can be observed for what they are. Thoughts do not define or control you. They simply are. By observing thoughts in a detached way, we can dissociate ourselves from them and let go of stress and anxiety.
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    Thoughts are only as important as we think they are, "but that's not important right now."


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    Adyashanti - The Dissolution of Identity (3 minutes)



    Quote There are two essential lines of development in the quest for enlightenment -- the shift of self-identity followed by the dissolution of identity altogether. In this compelling satsang, Adyashanti focuses on the deeper aspects of his teaching as he explores the subtlety of the dissolution of self and the quiet, complete surrender through which all identity falls away.
    Oh, at some point "along the path" (or so it seems), "you" simply cannot make efforts of any kind as a way to "further" one's "progress" ... actually it (your Spiritual Practice) becomes more of a way of _Abiding_ because any effort on behalf of the self / ego merely re-affirms that which has already been revealed as Illusory eh ?

    Or perhaps, I'd say, as a means to explain this : The cessation of the projection of the separate self is all that is necessary, it's always the same "clear seeing" from the vantage point of "no self" because dualism has ceased and your non-dual so-called "True Self" really shines forth !!!
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    Morning chris my good man.
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    Quote Posted by tim (here)
    Morning chris my good man.
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    Not a clue Tim but effortless for a Mod,
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    || Realization || by Swami Sarvapriyananda

    The Swami tells it with so much humour.
    He talks of the various heavens but once our merit is used up we come back here.
    These heavens are not formless--they are similar to this world though better--but like this world our time there comes to an end.
    However there is a highest spiritual heaven that is formless.

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    ABOUT VEDANTA
    Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions.

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    Listening to Swami is giving me a deeper understanding.
    Repetition repetition repetition is so important which is why I keep listening to the videos posted here.
    Knowing about, whilst helpful, is not it
    The ancient teaching in the Indian literature is advanced, clear and covers all that is needed--obstacles doubts included.
    Thankfully the Swami simplifies and with great humour and clarity explains what is needed to realize Self
    Nothing for nothing you have to do the work--study-learn and discard--not this not this.

    Its like focusing a magnifying glass to burn a hole in paper--single minded--getting rid of all that muddy s the water.
    Repetition --On an ashram that I stayed in for a couple of month there were signs in the eating are "The food is Brahman"--everything is Brahman "That thou art"
    Reminding oneself "I am Brahman" repeatedly, as is all.
    Everything including the body, the me, is an appearance within "Consciousness" which is Brahman.
    As one keeps this in mind it becomes more real that one is Brahman.

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    Oh, I suggest this short video may prove useful, not just for Advaita Vedanta proponents, but in general for any in search of a lasting Peace, as it highlights a Methodology (kind of like following a Map to your Destination) whereupon (with any luck), even in the midst of everyday worldly living, there is a Recognition of the Absolute appearing AS your current "life experience" eh ?
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