Advaita Vision

Page last updated 7 August, 2014

Advaita for the 21st Century

© Dennis Waite

2003 - 2015

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Welcome to Advaita Vision. The site was begun 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 ( 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 - Ongoing Development

Advaita Vision is the re-launch of We will be bringing you the best of Advaita, from  strict Traditional to cutting-edge Neo-Advaita.

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extracts from the following books:

All books are published by John Hunt, publisher of books on Religion, spirituality, science, tradition, sacred text, personal growth and development.

Please support the site by making all of your Amazon purchases by clicking on the logos below:
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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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Every little helps!

Special Note:

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.


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 to find anything after 2011.

All essays written prior to 2012 are available here, sorted chronologically or by author. Please use the Google ‘Search’ facility at the bottom of this page to find these articles.

As the number of new essays grows, additional facilities may be provided to catalog them.


Most Recent Additions:

The book ‘An Essential Guide to Sanskrit’

Has been extensively revised and was

Republished by Mantra Books as ‘Sanskrit

For Seekers’ in May 2014. As with most of my Books, it is also available electronically.

The following series are ongoing:

A presentation of upadesha sAhasrI, by Shankara, compiled by R. B. Athreya from the lectures given by Swami Paramarthananda in Chennai. This is courtesy of Tattvaloka journal of Sringeri.

A serialization of the excellent book by D. Venugopal - ‘Vedanta: the solution to our fundamental problem

A regular  ‘Topic of the Month’

Will take a particular Sanskrit term or concept and feature quotations, articles and short blogs on that topic.