Non-Duality/Non-Dualism

08/20/2011 Comments Off on Non-Duality/Non-Dualism

Definition: The term nondual is a literal translation of the Sanskrit term advaita (“not two”). The term implies that things remain distinct while not being separate. The term can refer to a belief condition condition practice quality [from Wikipedia]

[1] “Non-duality continues as the background of duality. It may be compared to the paper on which these words are printed.”

Source: John Levy,  The nature of man according to the Vedanta

[2]  “No words can directly convey the truth that there is only nonduality.”
Source: John Levy, quoted in One By Jerry Katz

“The human spirit must transcend number and break through multiplicity, and God will break through him; and just as He breaks through into me, so I
break through into Him.”
Meister Eckhart (1260- 1327/8)

The thief left it behind:
the moon
at my window.
Ryokan

‘When you say : “This indeed is He and that also is He”, you have limited yourself by the word ‘also’, and as a result assume the separateness of
the thing referred to. In the One there can be no ‘also’. The state of
Supreme Oneness cannot be described as ‘THAT, and also something other
than THAT’. In the attributeless Brahman there ca be no such thing as quality or absence of quality; there is only the Self alone.’
Anandamayee Ma

“As a toy fruit or a toy elephant reminds one of the real fruit and the living animal, so do the images that are worshipped remind one of the God who is formless and eternal.” 
Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Confused by thoughts, We experience duality in life. Unencumbered by ideas, The enlightened see the one Reality. ~ Dajian Huineng, 638-713

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