Page last updated 24 April, 2013
Advaita for the 21st Century
© Dennis Waite
2003 - 2013
Welcome to Advaita Vision. This is the new name and a new look for the site I started in 2003. As experience and understanding have evolved so too have the types of articles and opinions. A 10-point statement of what we stand for begins as follows:
This site provides a platform for all who are attracted to the vision of non-duality and like to share their views and their approaches. Here’s why Advaita Vision will be an open platform for all committed to self-enquiry:
1. People are at different points on their spiritual journeys.
Therefore different expressions of the fundamental principle of advaita are needed to meet their specific different needs. (Read More)
Those familiar with the original site (www.advaita.org.uk) will attest to the value of the links to other sites that may be of interest to the seeker, the who’s-who and lineage charts of teachers, and the guide to stimulating reading materials. The library section is a new addition, providing details of a vast number of advaita-related books.
The sections that will continue to grow faster as new materials get added are:
• Articles: essays by various writers and teachers, across the spectrum of advaita thought (some interviews also);
• Blog-site: in which a regular group of writers share their insights and understandings;
• Q&As: any seeker can submit questions and I (and the bloggers) will offer a response;
• Book-extracts: please submit anything that has inspired you from a book you’ve read;
• The Advaita Forum was implemented but has now been terminated. This is as a result of lack of interest other than by spammers. Other options for interaction are being investigated.
This site is a labor of love that’s kept up to date by a few volunteers. Any support by way of contacts and information and useful materials will be much welcome. Any donations will also help free up time and cover running costs. One other form of support is if you make all your Amazon purchases through us. Please use the buttons below to link.
Advaita Vision is the re-launch of advaita.org.uk. We will be bringing you the best of Advaita, from strict Traditional to cutting-edge Neo-Advaita.
Apart from the Sanskrit book, these are published by John Hunt, publisher of books on Religion, spirituality, science, tradition, sacred text, personal growth and development.
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Dennis and several of the Bloggers at this site attempt to answer questions from visitors. If you want to ask a question, and do not object to its being included in this section, please email using the ‘Contact me’ link at the bottom of the page.
New section now begun - see the list of book extracts to date. We aim to add new ones on a regular basis. If you are a publisher or writer and would like to see an extract here to promote your book(s), please email me. The cost for doing this is a copy of the relevant book(s) to add to the Advaita Library!
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Presentation and menus should now be identical on all pages. If visitors spot any design inconsistencies, please email me via the ‘Contact me’ link at the bottom of the page - Dennis Waite.
Enlightenment: the Path through the Jungle: why some teaching styles work and others don’t; the pitfalls you need to avoid.
Guide to Sanskrit: Learn the rudiments of Sanskrit to enable you to read and pronounce words and look them up in a dictionary
How to Meet Yourself: the book written for the general reader who might, as a result, become curious about Advaita
The Book of One: this is the intermediate-level book, rewritten and expanded in 2010
Back to the Truth: the advanced book on Advaita, drawing on material from many traditional and modern sources
Dhanya: Well-known writer; student of Dr. Carol Whitfield, a disciple of Swami Dayananda Saraswati
Meenakshi: studying Vedanta and Sanskrit in the Arshavidya Gurukulam tradition
Sitara: Introduced to Western Advaita by Dolano and Gangaji in 2002, now studying traditional Advaita
Dennis: Author of the books opposite and owner of the website
Ramesam: A writer with a special interest in science, and its ability to throw light onto non-duality
All new material will be posted to the ‘blog’ section of the website and will be archived there. There is a ‘category’ for each of our Bloggers, as shown above and a separate one for ‘Guest Writers’. Please use the ‘Search’ facility at advaita-vision.org to find anything after 2011.
As the number of new essays grows, additional facilities may be provided to catalog them.
Peter: Secretary of Arsha Vidya UK, student of Swamini Atmaprakasananda, a disciple of Swami Dayananda Saraswati
Shuka: A student of AVG
retired from active business and now studying Advaita full time. He also has a masters in Sanskrit.
The Advaita Library has been completely updated, with the number of separate categories (one page per category) now expanded to 35. There are nearly 1400 books, DVDs and audio tapes catalogued, including Amazon synopses where available, links to purchase from Amazon and elsewhere and links to reviews and extracts on the site, if we have them. If you want any advaita-related book, this is the place to look. (And if you link through to buy from Amazon, the site gains a small royalty towards future purchases.)
1. The Dream Problem by Dr. R.V. Khedkar, edited by Ram Narayan. This is in the form of a story in the style of Yoga Vasishtha.
Prashant is a student of
traditional Vedānta from
Ārsha Vidyā Gurukulam
Martin: retired surgeon, living in Spain; studied Greek philosophy, now interested in traditional Advaita.