What does nonduality mean to you?

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Nonduality is the English equivalent of the Sanskrit term, Advaita. Dvaita is a Sanskrit word that means duality, dualism, and dual. “A” is a prefix that makes it negative. So Advaita means not-dual or nondual. The philosophy becomes nondualism and when we speak of it as a subject it is nonduality.

For me, it basically means the appearance of two or even a multitude of separate things are not really separate at all. There is no “other.” The appearance of separateness (otherness) is an illusion caused by ignorance.