By Dennis Waite
Publish yr note: First released in 2007
Advaita is a religious philsophy according to the Upanishads, older than so much different spiritual platforms we all know approximately but additionally the main logical in its process. This booklet presents a scientific therapy of Advaita which demystifies it, differentiating among ways & lecturers, so that you can come to a decision which process is best suited for you.
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Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English Dictionary, 389. 49. , 783. 20 1. The Text and the Research Context "belonging to manas"—that is, mind/heart-born. Used as a proper noun, this is the name of a remote Himalayan lake, situated on the Tibetan plateau at the foot of Mount Kailash, the abode of Shiva. 50 In later religious poetry, the lake is often used as a metaphor for the mind itself in its highest aspect: its waters are said to be as pure and still as the consciousness of the contemplative is to become, and on their surface floats the stainless hamsa bird—symbol of the Self—which feeds on the pearls it plucks from the lake's clear waters.
Whereas early Western scholars were often lavish in their praise of the Manas as literature, the authors of the two most influential English translations have been more equivocal in their judgment. " Growse concedes that some 72. Whaling, The Rise of the Religious Significance of Rama, 292. Note that the author of a recent rhyming-verse translation, A. G. Atkins, served in India as a Protestant minister. The Austrian Jesuit Camille Bulcke was also among Tulsi's admirers and noted the utility of quoting from the Manas in his sermons; "Rdmacaritamanasa and Its Relevance to Modern Age," 61.
90 This vision of performance as a mode of communication with both formal and affective dimensions serves here to relate such seemingly disparate activities as the solitary chanting of the Manas by an individual in his own home and the presentation of a drama based on the text by a large ensemble of costumed actors before an audience of fifty thousand people. 91 In the realm of literature there is an equivalent dichotomy between prose and poetry; the former, albeit bound by its own formal conventions, represents the written equivalent of "ordinary speech" and hence is the medium of choice for the description of the "prosaic" world of everyday life.
Back to the Truth: 5000 years of Advaita by Dennis Waite