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Vedanta, essence of vedas.. to know Self.

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Advaita Vedanta, your next station after buddhism

I met Advaita after a long period of abiding in Buddhism, Buddhism was facinating but deep down I felt that something is missing.

And then came by chance Advaita and it was that, it had all the essence and path I felt was missing in Buddhism.

I think that if I were not experiencing Buddhism before than I wouldn't have been able to grasp and appreciate Advaita.

Since then I am in Advaita, mainly.

Recently I have found out that there are so many like me who had this link in the path of Buddhism and then switching to Advaita.

And just to make things clear, I do not regard any of them as religions, they are great models for me to walk on my spiritual path, just models, nothing sacred or obligatory.

And if speaking of Advaita, Nisargadatta Maharaj is the greatest sage i have ever encountered, and I encountered many.

I am always puzzled how in relative terms he is so unknown to the general public (especially the non-advaita folk) and consequently how lucky I am of having the opportunity to read "I Am That".

atlantis | Fri, 07/11/2008 - 14:49
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Hi atalntis.
Still there are many station to reach no station. Do not remain stuck in one station. Original Buddha and Advith teachings were lost in time and mixed and messed with excessive analysis by religious scholars time to time. Therefore it becomes difficult and roundabout way and one will not reach his destination.

Therefore it is necessary to to have a yardstick to know what is truth and what is untruth and courage to accept the truth and reject the untruth.

You are very lucky you have reached the up to the stage "I am that" but still there are stations ahead therefore do not remain in that station permanently.

With respect and regards
Have a blissful time in the station of duality

santthosh kumaar | Sat, 07/12/2008 - 02:44
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VEDANTA,,ESSENCE OF know the self

The essence of Vedas the mother of all the scriptures declare that DEHUM-NAHAM-KOHUM-SOHUM, which means SELF IS NOT THE BODY - SELF IS THAT, when self is not the body it is erroneous to seek truth on the base of body or 'I' as self.

One has to know the Vedas in pure form which has been mixed and messed up in time. For that one has to go through Great Vedic Master, Swami, Dayanada Saraswti of Arya Samaja who has bifurcated what is not in Vedas in his book Satyarth Prakshana. Thus it is necessary to bifurcate Veads from all additions then only one will be able to speak of what really they are.

Since everyone is sentimentally and emotionally involved with Vedas and religion we never go to check the pure essence. Vedas are mostly code of conduct how the human being has to live and behave and judge for himself what is wrong and right. But truth lies beyond Vedas. One has to do his own home work. Therefore to know the self it is not possible through Vedas.

The pure Advith Vedanta is nothing to do with religion, concept of god and scriptures.That is why Great Advith Masters says religion,scriptures and god glorification and yoga are not the means to self realization. Therefore Buddha rejected Vedas, concept of god and religion. there is no end in arguing who is correct and who is wrong. A well directed inquiry and reasoning on the true base will help the seeker to realize the self in lesser time and effort.

Therefore it is better to do our own home work without religion and god glorification scriptural studies TO DISCOVER AND REALIZE WHAT IS SELF.

santthosh kumaar | Sat, 07/12/2008 - 02:18