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Advaita for the 21st Century

Discourses by topic

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This repeats the list of essays in 'Discourses by teachers and writers' but sorted by Topic:

Note that all copyright for the material in this section resides with the respective author and any request for permission to use extracts must be directed to them and not to myself. Note also that the views expressed in the following essays do not necessarily in all cases accord with my own views.

Action and Results

  1. Free Will and Predetermination - Alan Adams Jacobs.

  2. No claim, no blame, no fame - Leo Hartong.

  3. The answer is in the disappearance of the questioner - Adyashanti.

  4. Free Will - Ramesh Balsekar.

  5. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, IV4.1-6 - Karma - Alan Jacobs

  6. Advaita and the Brain - Chittaranjan Naik

  7. Problem of Evil - Chittaranjan Naik.

  8. The Merry-go-round - Karl Renz.

  9. The Art of Surrender - Robert Adams.

  10. Responsibility - Justus Kramer Schippers.

  11. The karma yoga attitude - Dhanya.

  12. Infirmities in karma theory - Dr. Vemuri Ramesam.

  13. Reconciliation of duality and non-duality - Dhanya.

  14. Reconciliation of Fate and Freewill - Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Kuntimaddi Sadananda and Shyam Subramanian.

  15. A Guideline for a Spiritual Life - Sundararajan Mohan.

Appearance and Reality

  1. What is the nature of maya? - Professor V. Krishnamurthy (profvk).

  2. The Real and the Unreal - Chittaranjan Naik.

  3. Truth, Appearance and Reality - Ram Chandran.

  4. God, creation and ignorance - Dr. Kuntimaddi Sadananda.

  5. Idealism and the World - Dr. Gregory Goode.

  6. The Hypnotic Dream of Separation - Tony Parsons.

  7. Science and Reality - Ananda Wood.

  8. Everything is Brahman - Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon.

  9. A Realist View of Advaita - Chittaranjan Naik.
    . The Razor's Edge
    . The Reality Divide
    . The preamble
    . The Dream Analogy
    . Authenticity and the Knot of the Heart
    . Prelude to Ontology
    . Ontology
    . Advaita
    . Ishvara
    . Summary
    . Bibliography

  10. Only the Self is Real - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

  11. Reality of the World - Frank Maiello.

  12. No Person - John Wheeler.

  13. What Is This ME? - Monica Alderton.

  14. Suffering - 'Sailor' Bob Adamson.

  15. The Powers of mAyA - Anand Hudli.

  16. Right Now! In This Moment - Aja Acharya.

  17. The Phenomenon - Stuart Schwartz.

  18. The Song of the Vedas (Shruti Gita) - Professor V. Krishnamurthy.

  19. Reflections - Stephen Wingate.

  20. Purnamadah Purnamidam Revisited - Madathil Nair.

  21. On Berkeley and Advaita - Chittaranjan Naik.

  22. Identity Formation - Nirmala.

  23. There never was anything other than That - Jean-Pierre Gomez.

  24. Creation and mAyA - Ramana Maharshi.

  25. Illusory Nature of the World - Andrew Vernon commenting on Sri Ranjit Maharaj.

  26. The Cause of Suffering - Gina Lake.

  27. The Daydream Unmasked - Jan Kersschot.

  28. Identification - Swami Satchidananda.

  29. The Way We Understand the World - Dr. Haramohan Mishra.

  30. Oneness - Mieke Berger Ph. D.

  31. Why is there anything at all? - Leo Hartong.

  32. What I Am - Unmani Liza Hyde.

  33. Losing Your Presence of Mind - Robin Dale.

  34. Who is seeing the world? - Madathil Nair.

  35. AvasthA traya viveka (Discrimination of the 3 States) - Ananda Wood.

  36. Everything is Brahman - Shyam Subramanian.

  37. Reality and Suffering - Madathil Nair.

  38. mithyA and pa~ncha kosha - Dhanya.

  39. turIya and turyatita - Peter.

  40. Pointing to Ananda - Atagrasin.

  41. Your experience - Dr. Gregory Goode.

  42. The Crest-jewel of Sri Ramana's Teaching - Michael James.

  43. The Three States - A Fresh Perspective - Madathil Nair.

  44. Chocolate Cake - Katie Davis.

  45. True Self - Eric Putkonen.

  46. Surjectivity - James M. Corrigan.

  47. You are prior to anything that can be witnessed - Sukhbir Singh.

  48. The Relation-less Truth - Raphael.

  49. Beyond the Appearance - Randall Friend.

  50. The Illusion of Time and Reality - Florian Tathagata Schlosser.

  51. Fill Your Hole - Nigel Watts.

  52. The Changing Form of the Immanent - Raphael.

  53. The Tree in the Yard - Michael Reidy.

  54. Some observations on Shankara's adhyAsa bhAShya - Michael Reidy.

  55. Changeless Presence - Rupert Spira.

  56. The Song of Ribhu - translated by Dr. H. Ramamoorthy and Nome.

  57. Time Never Began - Peter Dziuban.

  58. Tattva Bodha in a nutshell - Peter Bonnici.

Being Here Now

  1. The Evolution of Consciousness - Burt Harding

  2. Delight - Catherine Ingram

  3. The Simplicity of What Is - Joan Tollifson

  4. What Is - 'Sailor' Bob Adamson

  5. The Heart's Wisdom - Nirmala

  6. The SEEING is here and NOW - Anon

  7. The Knot of the Heart - Dhanya.

  8. The Pointlessness of Practice - Katie Davis

  9. Being in the Present - Katie Davis.

  10. Meditation - Éric Baret.

  11. Belief vs Experience - Philip T. Mistlberger.

  12. Actual Seeing - Brian Lake & Naama Livni.

  13. An Eternal Joy Supreme - Robert Adams.

  14. samAdhi - Different Types acc. to Ramana Maharshi - summarized by Peter.

  15. Presence - Awareness - John Greven.

  16. Nothing wrong with silence - Jeff Foster.

  17. The Myth of Desire - Gina Lake.

  18. Big Bangers and Mash - David Brockman.

  19. Being and the Eternal Now - Philip Jacobs.

  20. Wanting to Know the Future - Gina Lake.

  21. Love Is for Giving, Not for Getting - Nirmala.

  22. Effortless Meditation - Eric Putkonen.

  23. Happiness Is Here Right Now - Gina Lake.

  24. The Revelation of Oneness (Part 1) - Jeff Foster.

  25. Exploring Emptiness - Nirmala.

  26. The Revelation of Oneness (Part 2) - Jeff Foster.

  27. Living without Mirrors - Gina Lake.

  28. Live Happily the Gita Way - Professor V. Krishnamurthy.

  29. Waking up - Scott Kiloby.

  30. On the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks - Dr. Kuntimaddi Sadananda.

  31. Being in the Moment- Gina Lake.

  32. Two Poems - Susan Kahn.

  33. Happiness by Dhanya.

Consciousness

  1. Reincarnation - Dr. Kuntimaddi Sadananda.

  2. Why can't I read your thoughts? - Benjamin, Greg and Dennis.

  3. Bhagavad Gita II.19-24 - Reincarnation - Alan Jacobs

  4. Consciousness - Timothy Schoorel.

  5. Reincarnation and Advaita - Madathil Nair.

  6. 'Levels' of Mind and Consciousness - David Spero.

  7. Sorting out ‘I’, ‘ego’, BMI, jIva, Ishvara and Atman - Dr. Kuntimaddi Sadananda.

  8. Why Ishvara is essential for mokSha - Peter Bonnici.

  9. The Assimilation of Experience - James Swartz.

  10. The mokSha ladder - Peter Bonnici.

Creation

  1. Creation Theories in Advaita - Benjamin.

  2. On Creation - Vidyasankar Sundaresan.

  3. Creation Theories in Advaita - Vidyasankar Sundaresan.

Knowledge

  1. Types of Thoughts - Francis Lucille.

  2. Knowledge - Oneness in spite of duality - Madathil Nair.

  3. Awareness and Experience - Isaac Shapiro.

  4. No Mind - Nathan Gill.

  5. Nothing But Relationship - Sundance Burke.

  6. Is Self Knowledge Beyond the Intellect? - Satyan Chidambaran

  7. Examining the Reality of Thoughts - Gina Lake.

  8. Science and Knowledge - Chittaranjan Naik.

  9. Words and Meaning - Robin Dale.

  10. Pure and Simple Being - Harry Liantziris.

  11. Self-knowledge and the Mind - Dhanya.

  12. jIva, brahman Itself deluded as it were - V. Subrahmanian.

  13. Direct versus Indirect Knowledge - Satyan Chidambaran.

  14. gnothi seauton (Know Thyself) - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

  15. The locus of avidyA - Dr. Shyam Subramanian.

  16. avidyA - V. Subrahmanian.

  17. Being Beyond Belief - Sundance Burke.

  18. Two types of adhyAsa - Dr. Kuntimaddi Sadananda.

  19. Explanation of Illusion - Michael Reidy

  20. Self Revealed (7 parts) - Nome.

  21. Firmly Abiding - Dr. Kuntimaddi Sadananda.

  22. The Knower of Brahman becomes Brahman - Dr. Kuntimaddi Sadananda.

  23. Empirical Experience and j~nAna - Peter.

  24. Does the mind need to be destroyed? - Swami Suddhananda, extract from the book 'Blueprints for Awakening' by Premananda.

  25. pratibandhaka-s - Dhanya.

  26. A Means of Self Knowledge - James Swartz.

Scriptural Background and General Advaita

  1. Vach - Paula Marvelly.

  2. Andal - Paula Marvelly.

  3. Yoga Classification - Ramesh Krishnamurthy. (temporarily withdrawn)

  4. An Introduction to Advaita - Dr. N K Srinivasan.

  5. Practice of Advaita - Dr. N K Srinivasan.

  6. Atmananda (Krishna Menon) - Philip Renard.

  7. Becoming Is The Denial Of Being’ (J. Krishnamurti) - Möller de la Rouvière.

  8. A Spiritual Journey through the Vivekachudamani - V. Subrahmanian.

  9. adhyAropa - apavAda - V. Subrahmanian.

  10. Is This Advaita or Not??? - Shunyamurti.

  11. One: Essential Writings on Nonduality - edited by Jerry Katz.

  12. sachchidAnanda (sat-chit-Ananda)- Dr. Shyam Subramanian.

  13. U.G. Krishnamurti: The Divine Anarchist - Mariana Caplan.

  14. Advaita and Shankara - Chittaranjan Naik.

  15. God, Reality, And “Radical” Non-Dualism - D. B. Sleeth, Ph.D.

  16. Blasphemy - Jan Kersschot.

  17. Schools of Philosophy - P. Sethuraman.

  18. shravaNa, manana and nididhyAsana - Dr. Shyam Subramanian.

  19. 'The Transparency of Things' by Rupert Spira - Book Review by Dennis Waite.

  20. Commentary on pa~nchadashI of shrI vidyAraNya svAmi by S N Sastri.

  21. Elucidation of Terms and Concepts in Vedanta by S N Sastri.

  22. Brahman cannot be described by any word whatsoever by S N Sastri.

  23. The Tenth Man by Dhanya.

  24. Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism by Dhanya.

  25. Can the Truth ever be known? by Dhanya.

  26. Reason for vRRitti at the location of the object by S N Sastri.

  27. Freud's Unconscious in the Light of vedAnta - Sundararajan Mohan.

  28. Diving into the Heart - Alan Jacobs.

  29. The meaning of the mahAvAkya 'tat tvam asi' by S N Sastri.

  30. The Fundamentals of the Bhakti Tradition in Hinduism by Professor V. Krishnamurthy.

  31. The Experience and The Meaning by D E Harding.

  32. Self Realization and the Parables of Plato and Bhagavan - Sundararajan Mohan.

  33. Katha Upanishad as a means for Self-knowledge - Dhanya.

Seeking the Truth

  1. The Path of Knowledge - Professor Gummuluru Murthy.

  2. dharma and guNa - Ranjeet Sankar.

  3. Why should we believe in scriptures? - Dr. Kuntimaddi Sadananda.

  4. The Man Who Wasn't There - Dr. Nitin Trasi.

  5. The Role of Scriptures in Enlightenment - Stig Lundgren.

  6. Trust - Janaka Stagnaro.

  7. Teachers and the Truth - Wayne Liquorman.

  8. Seeing the Essence - John Wheeler.

  9. savikalpa samAdhi - Jason James Morgan.

  10. God's Own Locksmith - Lou Hawthorne.

  11. Objectives of Life - puruShArtha and karma - Ram Chandran.

  12. Teachers and Enlightenment - Roy Whenary.

  13. The Purusharthas: Four aims of human motivation - Ananda Wood.

  14. Shopping in the Mall of the Mind - Sundance Burke.

  15. Fundamental Human Problem - Dr. Kuntimaddi Sadananda.

  16. Searching After Truth - Aja Acharya.

  17. Faith: The Final Crutch - Mark McCloskey.

  18. Looking for Fulfillment - Philip T. Mistlberger.

  19. Spiritual Experiences - Philip T. Mistlberger.

  20. Belief in God - Ramesh Krishnamurthy.

  21. Dialogue with Asamvedi.

  22. Meeting with Sailor Bob - James Braha.

  23. Four types of bhaktAs - Dr. Kuntimaddi Sadananda.

  24. Spiritual Paths - Richard Sylvester.

  25. What are you looking for? - Tan.

  26. Drop it All, Even “What is Truth?” - Annette Nibley.

  27. Who Sets the Intention to be Free of Seeking? - Stephen Wingate.

  28. Bodhi Day - Tom Thompson.

  29. Making the Advaita Teachings Relevant Until the Illusion of Relevance Disappears - Floyd Henderson.

  30. Spiritual Seeking and Truth - Nouk Sanchez & Tomas Vieira.

  31. The Castle on the Hill - Jason James Morgan.

  32. Two Poems - John Astin.

  33. Meditations on advaita - Dr. Vemuri Ramesam.

  34. Dialog on 'Meditations on advaita' - Dr. Vemuri Ramesam and Dennis Waite.

  35. Comment on 'Meditations on advaita' - Professor Narayana Moorty.

  36. Who am I? - Madathil Nair.

  37. Spiritual Practice - Mike Graham.

  38. Potential Problems with Schools - Dennis Waite.

  39. Teaching: the Guide versus the Confessor - Jerry Katz.

  40. Personal God - Dhanya.

  41. A Vastness All Around (Book Review) - Rodney Stevens.

  42. I Once Worried - Orva Schrock.

  43. Types of Teacher - Dr. Kuntimaddi Sadananda.

  44. The Difference between a Guru and a Teacher - Anon. (PDF file)

Self-Realisation

  1. The Enlightenment 'event' - Dr. Gregory Goode.

  2. Merging with the Self? - Alan Stoltz.

  3. A Sage (short poem) - Cee.

  4. Guru Disciple Transmission - Bhodi Avasa.

  5. Peripheral Vision - David Carse.

  6. Spiritual Humanism Asks: What Is Enlightenment? - Möller de la Rouvière.

  7. A Walk in the Rain - Jeff Foster.

  8. The Ocean of Liberated Bliss - David Spero.

  9. What Happens When An Awakened One Dies? - Tom Stine.

  10. The End of Becoming - Dhanya.

  11. Not Knowing - Dhanya.

  12. Nonduality And Nihilism - Jeff Foster.

  13. Realization in the 'pot universe' - Dr. Shyam Subramanian.

  14. The Movie Metaphor for Realizing the Self - Mouna.

  15. When Tom realizes, why doesn’t Dick? - Dr. Kuntimaddi Sadananda.

  16. You are That - Leonard Jacobson.

Traditional vs Neo-Advaita

  1. Advaita and Western Neo-Advaita - Alan Jacobs.

  2. Traditional versus Neo-Advaita - Dennis Waite.

  3. The Divine Misconception - Tony Parsons.

  4. Why ‘Traditional Advaita’ is relevant to liberation - Chittaranjan Naik.

  5. The Problem and the Solution - Dhanya.

  6. From the Age of the Guru to the Age of the Friend - Greg Goode

  7. The Three Faces of Advaita - Aja Thomas.

  8. Ego and Seeking - Shawn Nevins.

  9. Both=One - John Greven.

  10. Meaningless Words - Liz Jones.

  11. Neo-Advaita - James Swartz.

  12. Perfect Brilliant Stillness - Comments on the book by David Carse.

  13. Spiritual Humanism versus Neo-Advaita - Möller de la Rouvière, Tony Parsons and Alan Stoltz.

  14. Traditional vs neo-Advaita - Dr. N. K. Srinivasan.

  15. A Dialog with Jeff Foster - Jeff Foster and Dennis Waite.

  16. Critical Responses to an Essay by Tony Parsons - Nathan Spoon.

  17. Traditional not two-ness is better than Neo not two-ness ??? - Tony Parsons.

  18. A response to 'not two-ness' - Dennis Waite.

  19. The Horse’s Mouth: An essay on the 'lineage' game - James Swartz.

  20. Another response to ‘not two-ness’ - Alan Stoltz.

  21. A Final Response to 'not two-ness' - Tony Parsons.

  22. Qualifications - James Swartz.

  23. Advaita Vedanta: A living experience - Nityamukta Ananda.

 

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