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Advaita Made Easy

Advaita Made Easy

by Dennis Waite

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Who are you? What happens when you die? Is there a God? Is the universe created? Advaita is a teaching with a tradition of thousands of years which provides totally reasonable answers to all such questions. This essential introduction from the acclaimed author of numerous books on the subject will demonstrate why it is so successful.

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ISBN-13: 9781780991856
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 07/27/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 95
File size: 254 KB

About the Author

Dennis Waite has been a student of Advaita for over 25 years and maintains one of the most visited and respected websites on the subject. He lives in Bournemouth, England

Table of Contents

1 What is Advaita? 1

Introduction 1

Meaning 1

Origin 2

What does it say? 4

Terminology 5

2 How ought we to act? 6

Desire, Action and Results 6

Karma and Reincarnation 7

Goals of Life 8

Free will 9

3 What is real and what is illusion? 12

Waking versus Dream 12

Mithya 15

Adhyasa 23

'Levels of Reality' 25

Maya 26

4 Why is Self-knowledge so important? 28

5 Am I only this body and mind? 33

6 Who am I? 36

Jivas 36

Ishvara 37

Brahman 37

Who am I? 38

Reflected Consciousness 39

7 Has the universe been created? 43

Creation 43

Attribution and rescission 44

Differing theories of creation 45

Problem of Language 46

No creation 46

8 How do I become enlightened? 48

'Paths' to realization 48

What to do to gain enlightenment 51

Preparation 52

Three Stages of Learning 57

Jivanmukti 58

9 Why is traditional Advaita so powerful? 59

An arithmetical example 59

The Sheath Model 61

Discrimination between the Seer and the Seen 62

Arundhati logic 63

Method of Co-presence and Co-absence 64

10 What different approaches are there? 66

Categories of Teaching 66

Enlightenment 67

Conclusion 71

What should you read to find out more? 72

Glossary 79

Index 85

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