Tag: Neo Advaita

Wake Up

Ravi's picture

Many spiritual seekers get "stuck" in emptiness, in the absolute, in transcendence. They cling to bliss, or peace, or indifference. When the self-centered motivation for living disappears, many seekers become indifferent. They see the perfection of all existence and find no reason for doing anything, including caring for themselves or others. I call this "taking a false refuge." It is a very subtle egoic trap; it's a fixation in the absolute and all unconscious form of attachment that masquerades as liberation. It can be very difficult to wake someone up from this deceptive fixation because they literally have no motivation to let go of it. Stuck in a form of divine indifference, such people believe they have reached the top of the mountain when actually they are hiding out halfway up its slope. Enlightenment does not mean one should disappear into the realm of transcendence. To be fixated in the absolute is simply the polar opposite of being fixated in the relative. With the dawning of true enlightenment, there is a tremendous birthing of impersonal Love and wisdom that never fixates in any realm of experience. To awaken to the absolute view is profound and transformative, but to awaken from all fixed points of view is the birth of true nonduality. If emptiness cannot dance, it is not true Emptiness. If moonlight does not flood the empty night sky and reflect in every drop of water, on every blade of grass, then you are only looking at your own empty dream. I say, Wake up! Then, your heart will be flooded with a Love that you cannot contain.

— - Adyashanti

Neo Advaita and Ramana Maharshi

joejo's picture

I think it must be sacrilege to link Ramana who I consider to be the foremost exponent of highest form of Advaita to Neo Advaita which is a poor apology.

The Hell behind the Heaven of Self-Realization

genep's picture

The Heaven of Self-realization:
The untold carefree joy and laughter
of being a Spirit
for which nothing matters
because there is no matter...
the body is deception, dream.

The Hell of SELF-realization:
When a Spirit is burdened
with untold misery and grief,
conflict and chaos,
from the deception called body,
and its matter.
-- O'no

— O'no