Sunday, February 14, 2010

Demystifind Has MOVED To LivingUnbound.Net

Demystifind (This Blog) has MOVED to LivingUnbound.Net 
Living Unbound offers the same "Advaitic Vibe", but with a more comprehensive scope regarding non-duality, and the Teachings, Techniques & Resources leading to the experience of non-duality, of Living Unbound.

Hope To See You There!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Advaitic Salvation

Dualistic religion is the exception; advaitic spiritual science is original.

Can I prove this?


You can prove it to yourself, though, in your own experience.

I just help point out where you make a start, if you wish.

Here's a nice comparison of the distinction between the two approaches .... and why Advaitic paths are all about experience, whereas religion is about mental prejudice ... belief ... which actually blocks the experiencing of the freedom the religion purports to offer.

Does this mean religion is bad?

Not in any way; religion can provide salvation ....... provided you are willing to understand ... to know ... what salvation actually is ... and religion's place in it.

Salvation comes from the Greek root SLV, which comes from the Sanskrit SRV ... Sarva ... "whole, entire". The connection becomes even more clear when one recalls that a "salve" helps to "heal" ... to make whole; entire.

Salvation is nothing more, nor less, than the restoration of the awareness of original wholeness .... Advaita.

Religion is a map, the symbols of which can help you get from where you are now .... to the freedom beyond imagination of true salvation.

Celtic Advaita

Celtic Advaita .... you know ..... Druids.

From the root "Dru", meaning immersion, and the root "vid" meaning knowledge, in the original Sanskrit.

And so, a "Druid" is one who is immersed in knowledge; a knower - a jnani; a gnostic.

Yes .... I did say Sanskrit.

The linguistic link between Irish and Sanskrit is undeniable; the cultural similarities ... staggeringly so.

A connection acknowledged not only on the Irish side, but on the Indian/Hindu side, as well; including this overview, from the magazine Hinduism Today, which goes into quite a bit of detail.

Why is this important?

Because, to many of us raised in a European, or European-derived culture, Advaita -- non-duality -- can seem like a bit of an aberration.

Not so.

It is the control-based teachings of mainstream religion which are the aberration; advaita is original.

Does this matter? Which philosophy, view, or outlook is original?

In and of itself, no.

When connected with the fact that Advaita accurately maps and describes actuality, including the actuality of fulfilled consciousness .... yes.

When connected with the fact that Advaita can help you enjoy fulfilled consciousness; freedom beyond imagination ... in your own experiencing .... it can become very important, indeed.

The two oldest spiritual systems in the world: Kabbalah -- which pre-dates Judaism as a formal religion, and Shaiva Advaita, as discussed in other posts in this blog); which pre-dates Hinduism, and has been tracked back as far as the Indus Valley civilization .. are both advaitic, in essence, as are all the oldest spiritual systems found anywhere; Druidism in the Celtic countries, for instance.

There are hundreds of non-dual, gnostic gospels, verified as historically legitimate ... and only twenty-seven dualistic books authorized for inclusion in the Christian Bible.

A little food for thought ...... or for taking you into the infinite freedom here beyond thought, now, perhaps.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Run! It's an Egorilla!! This Way!! Within Here!! Enlightenment is the Only Escape!!

Passionate Enlightenment blogger and all-around enlightened guy Wayne Wirs just posted this helpful gorillastration on his blog:

"Once upon a time a young gorilla left her baby alone for only a moment and a wolf came along and ate her baby. The mother gorilla was terribly heart-broken and filled with remorse. A few days later, still in mourning, the gorilla came upon a softly glowing orb laying on the forest floor. 

Plagued with guilt and a strong maternal instinct, she promptly adopted the radiant orb. 24-hours a day she held it tightly in her arms, protecting it from all dangers. She nurtured the orb, and gave it anything that she thought it might desire. Never again would she leave her new baby! When she saw danger (or even thought about danger), she would hug the orb tightly to her breast and flee into the forest. 

When she saw another gorilla with something she thought her orb might want, she would howl and scream and slap at the other gorilla until it relinquished it.

Though it was constantly tugged and pulled and jostled about in all directions by the mother gorilla’s actions, the orb continued to glow serenely.

You of course, are the softly glowing orb. An orb in which a giant, 900-pound, deranged, psychotic, and over-protective mother gorilla has adopted.

A gorilla that has you completely enshrouded in her arms–smothering you, blocking your radiant light

All because she cares too much.

Even though you want nothing, she is constantly trying to acquire new and exciting things for you.

Even though you fear nothing, she is constantly trying to protect you from imaginary dangers.

She is smothering you. She is choking off your life force.

See the gorilla. Feel her. Recognize when she is pulling and tugging and jostling you. See her clearly and you’ll soon be free of her.

You are not the gorilla.

You are the orb. 

You always have been."

How does this story fit in with the theme of this blog? Very simply: the only Advaita (Non-Duality) that truly matters .... is the Advaita in your own experiencing.

All of the illustrations, and pointers to the advaitic teachings of various spiritual systems can be useful .... but only if they're used to help you escape the psycho-mama gorilla ... rather than to feed her.

PS- The gorilla in the image at the top of this post .... kinda scary, huh? You know *why* that gorilla is baring its fangs in that manner? Rage? Dominance? Battle? Nope. *Yawning*. Things are not always as they seem .............

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christian Enlightenment

What if Kabbalah, Gnosticism, Christianity & Advaita were all maps to the same truth?

What if an enlightened teacher articulated the way there, and the experience of actual enlightenment, self-realization and Christ-consciousness ... drawing elegantly and eloquently from all these traditions?

It might look a lot like ..... this (the Sophian Gnosticism forum, and the teachings of author Tau Malachi, author of Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ, and other Gnostic Christian Kabbalah texts).

Monday, November 16, 2009

Interesting Dialog on Enlightenment

An interesting dialog on enlightenment (its true nature, and experience), at the AYP (Advanced Yoga Practices) Forum (I'm Kirtanman, there).

Non-Dual Sages of HINDUISM

All of the world's wisdom traditions have produced, and do produce the condition of living consciously from inherent fulfilled awareness, aka enlightenment.

However, if you're not familiar with non-dual teachings, aka advaita ("non-dual" in Sanskrit), it might be a bit difficult to discern "who's who".

And so, I'm going to be providing a series of posts with links to the great non-dual sages from each wisdom tradition.

In this post, I'm providing links to the non-dual sages of India/Hinduism.

These are the sages, gurus and teachers you can trust to (literally) tell it like it is; no dogma, no doctrine ... just esoteric symbolism (if any), and/or straightforward statements, to guide you to the experiencing of how consciousness actually operates, and thereby, to be able to experience enlightenment in your own life.

Adi Shankaracharya
India, 8th Century
Founding guru of Advaita Vedanta

Kashmir, 10th Century
Leading guru of non-dual Trika Shaivism

Ramana Maharshi
Arunachala, 20th Century
Non-dual sage

Nisargadatta Maharaj
Maharashtra, 20th Century
Non-Dual Sage, best known for the book I AM THAT

Paramahamsa Nithyananda
Tamil Nadu, 21st Century
Non-Dual Paramahamsa

Please Note: if you are not at all familiar with the essence of Hinduism and advaitic philosophy, you may want to start with Paramahamsa Nithyananda, Ramana Maharshi and Nisargadatta Maharaj.