Advaita Vedanta is a school of philosophy that argues that Truth, or Brahman, is the only thing that is real in this world. Since, mathematically speaking, there can be only one truth, and not two, the adjective 'advaita', meaning 'not two' is used. Vedanta refers to the 'anta', or the end, or summary, of the Vedas, the highly regarded treasurehouse of spiritual knowledge emanating from India. Advaita Vedanta Religion and Spirituality Society.
Advaita Vedanta is a school of Hindu philosophy and religious practice, and one of the classic Indian paths to spiritual realization. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Advaita Vedanta, originally known as Puru?av?da, is a school of Hindu philosophy and religious practice, and one of the classic Indian paths to spiritual realization. The term Advaita refers to its idea that the soul is the same as the highest metaphysical Reality. The followers of this school are known as Advaita Vedantins, or just Advaitins, and they seek spiritual liberation through acquiring vidy?, meaning knowledge, of one's true identity as Atman, and the identity of Atman and Brahman.
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- Kashmir Shaivism - Kashmir Shaivism is a group of nondualist Tantric Shaiva exegetical traditions from Kashmir that originated after 850 CE. This tradition is also termed the Trika school and was actually pan-Indian, also flourishing in Orissa and Mah?r???ra.
- Pandeism - Pandeism is a theological doctrine first delineated in the 18th century which combines aspects of pantheism with aspects of deism. It holds that the creator deity became the universe and ceased to exist as a separate and conscious entity.
- Pantheism - Pantheism is the belief that reality is identical with divinity, or that all-things compose an all-encompassing, immanent god.
- Indian philosophy
- Nonduality: The Varieties of Expression www
Introducing Advaita, The Varieties of Expression, Gurus, Masters, Teachers, Realizers, Confessors, Poets, Scholars, and nondual scriptures and literature.
- Two If I Could Tell You www
Two essays: 'OM' - short observations on aspects of Advaita interspersed with quotations from Taoism; 'I Am' - an autobiographical description of a journey of Self-discovery. If I Could Tell You.
- Site Sri Ranjit Maharaj www
Site dedicated to Ranjit Maharaj and his teacher, Ranjit Maharaj, Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj. There are excerpts from talks, including two in MP3 format and a program of events. Sri Ranjit Maharaj.
- holds East Bay Open Circle www
holds meetings each month (Sundays) in Berkeley. Bay Open Circle. These consist either of a talk by a visiting speaker or meditation followed by discussion and socializing. The site has some quotations, links and a calendar of events. East Bay Open Circle.
- A List of teachers, gurus and realizers www
A comprehensive list, teachers, gurus and realizers, from which most other lists on the web derive. It provides a link to each teacher listed together with their location and a quotation from their teaching. List of teachers, gurus and realizers.
- If Who Are You? www
If pictures help you to understand new concepts and you have the Shockwave plugin Flash 5. Are You?.0 installed, this site poses a set of visually stimulating questions on the nature of ourselves and the world of appearances. Who Are You?.
- A Amigo www
A free Web magazine about Non Duality. Amigo. There are articles by the editor Wolter Keers, a disciple of Ramana Maharshi and others such as Douglas Harding, Krishna Menon and Tony Parsons. Amigo.
- Over Introduction to Vedanta www
Over 90MB of talks in 'Real audio' format given by Swami Paramarthananda, Vedanta, based upon the Tattva Bodha. Introduction to Vedanta.
- The AdvaitaVedanta.co.uk www
The most important works of Narayana Guru and Dr. AdvaitaVedanta.co.uk. Nataraja Guru are available on-line, including the former's 'Darsana Mala' and the latter's commentary on this, 'The Integrated Science of the Absolute'. There is also a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita and on Shankara's 'Saundarya Lahari' and numerous other essays and articles. There is also a discussion forum. AdvaitaVedanta.co.uk.
- the Wide Awake Living www
the website of Alice Gardner. Awake Living. There are essays, poetry, links and reviews. Influenced by Eckhart Tolle and Adyashanti, she offers 'mentoring' sessions and circulates a monthly Newsletter. Wide Awake Living.
- Essays The End of Seeking www
Essays on such topics as our true nature, End of Seeking, the ego, spiritual practice etc. from Mike Graham, who has been influenced by Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramana Maharshi and especially 'Sailor' Bob Adamson (for whom there is a separate section). The End of Seeking.
- Thoughts Divine Life Church of Absolute Oneness www
Thoughts on a number of practical problems, Life Church of Absolute Oneness, including some audio files, from Swami Shankarananda, founder of this church in Baltimore, Maryland. Divine Life Church of Absolute Oneness.
- Interviews Living Satsang www
Interviews (some in Dutch) with various teachers, Satsang, e.g. Arjuna, Neelam, Osho, Isaac Shapiro. Details of forthcoming retreats in Holland and events at a 'satsang community' in N. France. Living Satsang.
- links Advaita.org.uk www
links to organisations, Advaita.org.uk, teachers and resources; excerpts from published books; book recommendations; books and essays by Ananda Wood; teachings of Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon; discourses, book extracts and essays from current teachers and writers; introduction to Vedanta by Dr. K. Sadananda; introduction to Sanskrit and ITRANS. Advaita.org.uk.
- Founded Ashram Vidya Order www
Founded by Raphael and teaching in the 'Primordial Tradition' of Pythagoras, Vidya Order, Parmenides, Plato, Plotinus, Lao-tse, Gaudapada, Shankara and others. Monthly on-line readings from the Mandukya Upanishad and Gaudapada's karika. Ashram Vidya Order.
- On-line Luthar.com www
On-line magazine with essays, Luthar.com, stories, pictures, and poems relating to interfaith spirituality since 2000. The focus is on enlightenment in the context of Advaita but other non-dual philosophies are also represented. Edited by Dr. Harsh K. Luthar with new articles every month. Luthar.com.
- quotations Advaita Vedanta Quotes and Nonduality Quotations www
quotations from Floyd Henderson, Vedanta Quotes and Nonduality Quotations, Nisargadatta Maharaj and Dennis Waite. Advaita Vedanta Quotes and Nonduality Quotations.
- Links 3rd Millennium Gateway www
Links to current and past teachers, Millennium Gateway, resources, articles and books. In addition, there are pages on spirituality, cosmology, religion in general, new age, frontiers of science, scriptures, social issues and environment. There are articles, interviews and reviews. Everything is supported by lots of annotated links. 3rd Millennium Gateway.
- A Ahwan - The Spiritual Approach to Life www
A large number of articles based on the lectures of Sri Bimal Mohanty expounding the traditional teaching of Vedanta. The Spiritual Approach to Life. Subscription requested for access to further articles. Ahwan - The Spiritual Approach to Life.
- Contains Swami Rama Tirtha www
Contains biographical details and eulogies. Rama Tirtha. 'In Woods of God-Realization' is a seven volume compilation of the complete works of Swami Rama and this is being made available on-line. Swami Rama Tirtha.
- There Mark West - Non Duality www
There are numerous articles from Mark West, West - Non Duality, a disciple of Nisargadatta Maharaj. There are also audio talks, interviews, several videos and details of the book 'Gleanings from Nisargadatta' - Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj transcribed by Mark 1976-77. Mark West - Non Duality.
- Schedules Satsang www
Schedules of teachers holding satsangs and retreats in the Netherlands, Satsang, together with links and quotes. Satsang.
- A The Advaita Vedânta Home Page www
A traditional approach to non-dualism, Advaita Vedânta Home Page, as taught by as taught by SankarAcArya and his followers. History, philosophies, philosophers. The Advaita Vedânta Home Page.
- Articles, Our Deceitful Senses www
Articles, Deceitful Senses, in modern terminology, addressing the topics of perception and the illusory world, dream as a metaphor for waking 'reality' and recognising that we are not the body. Our Deceitful Senses.
- Has Calgary Satsang www
Has details of all of the events around Calgary, Satsang, Alberta in Canada. Also a few dialogue extracts and book recommendations. Calgary Satsang.
- Thoughts, Advaita Notebook www
Thoughts, Notebook, poems, audio and book from Peter Marjason in the style of neo-advaita. Advaita Notebook.
- Distributes Stillness Speaks www
Distributes video, Speaks, audio and texts of a number of contemporary non-dual spiritual teachers and traditional sages. Some of these resources are available as free downloads. There are also recommended books, links and a weblog. Stillness Speaks.
- Has Vancouver Satsang www
Has details of all of the events around Vancouver in Canada. Vancouver Satsang.
- primarily Maharaj Nisargadatta www
primarily related to this teacher, Nisargadatta, providing quotations, biography, lineage and photos and the complete text of 'I am That'. There are also other essays and books on Advaita in general, including many of the books by Ramana Maharshi, Upanishads, Gita and Brahmasutras, works by Sivananda and Krishnananda, Ramakrishna and Vivekananda, and a number from the Bhaktivedanta Trust. Maharaj Nisargadatta.
- E. Self-Identity Anonymous www
E. Anonymous. J. Shearn's weblog site, with the topic of 'Getting to the bottom of self'. Self-Identity Anonymous.
- the Radiance of Being www
the blog of Rodney Stevens. Being. Influenced principally by John Wheeler, he provides pointers, reviews, questions & answers and generally expresses observations on 'simply being' in the present. Radiance of Being.
- Dedicated Vedantavidyarthisangha.org www
Dedicated to hosting selected classes of Swami Paramarthananda (a direct disciple of Swami Dayananda), Vedantavidyarthisangha.org, including some of the ongoing classes in Chennai. Talks either require a 'Flash Player', which may be downloaded from the site, or are in real-audio format. Vedantavidyarthisangha.org.
- Articles Inner Quest www
Articles and teachings from Ranjit Maharaj, Quest, Sri Poonja, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramesh Balsekar and Chandra Swami; Catalogue of videos, DVDs and books from various teachers,traditional and modern, including Ramana Maharshi and J. Krishnamurti; details of meetings in Paris (last section in French only). Inner Quest.
- a Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Wisdom, Vivekachudamani www
a new rendition of the version translated by Charles Johnston. Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Wisdom, Vivekachudamani.
- A Advaita Vedanta www
A 'weblog' site from Floyd Henderson offering daily meditations on the subject of Advaita. Advaita Vedanta.
- Biographical Shree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam www
Biographical essays on Narayana Guru and a chronological list of his writings, Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam, some of which are also held on-line. Shree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam.
- Hundreds Advaita Academy www
Hundreds of essays from modern teachers and writers both on general Advaita topics and scriptural exegesis; interviews; audio and video talks; book reviews; questions and answers; a WIKI section with links to many sites in different categories; Sanskrit glossary; blogs from 10 well-known writers and a forum. Academy. Visitors may add their own comments or discuss any aspects by joining the community. Advaita Academy.
- Advaita Advaita Fellowship www
Advaita teaching of Ramesh S. Fellowship. Balsekar, Wayne Liquorman (ram tzu) and Nisargadatta Maharaj. Transcripts, audio files and live webcasts of Wayne's talks. Advaita Fellowship.
- Offers Pure Silence www
Offers pointers to integral spiritual transformation based on a personal realization of the true self and the practice of silence: the essence of non duality and all genuine spirituality. Pure Silence.
- Presents Ananta Yoga Learning Center www
Presents essays, Yoga Learning Center, poetry and links which are a mixture of Kashmir Shaivism, Patanjali's Yoga and Advaita. A number of classics from the scriptures may also be viewed on-line or downloaded. Ananta Yoga Learning Center.
- Dedicated Nisargadatta Maharaj www
Dedicated to the Advaita Master, Maharaj, Nisargadatta Maharaj and linked to the related Discussion Group. Contains quotations from the books of his dialogues. Nisargadatta Maharaj.
- This shiningworld.com www
This is the website of James Swartz. shiningworld.com. Many perennial questions on Advaita are addressed in 12 different categories and opinions are expressed on a number of issues. Books and essays may be read on-line or downloaded as PDF files. Some may be purchased as hard copy and the entire site is available on CD. shiningworld.com.
- Advaita Flames of Nonduality www
Advaita in St. Nonduality. Petersburg, Russia. A number of pages in English about the spiritual path of Advaita, including some material by Andrew Cohen. Flames of Nonduality.
- Biographical Sree Narayana Guru www
Biographical details, Narayana Guru, list of books and other writings, articles and photos. There are also a number of hymns and songs available as mp3 files. Sree Narayana Guru.
- Dedicated Reflections India www
Dedicated to the understanding and realization of the truths of life and experiences. India. Organised by Dr. Haramohan Mishra, graduate in Sanskrit and doctor in Advaita Epistemology. On-line magazine with archived articles, details of published books and links. Reflections India.
- Extensive Papaji Satsang www
Extensive biography and pictures of Sri Poonja together with quotation and video of the week and numerous satsang extracts. Papaji Satsang.
- written Advaita - A Presentation for Beginners www
written by D. A Presentation for Beginners. Krishna Ayyar, the complete text is available on-line. Despite claiming to be 'for beginners' this is very comprehensive covering practically any topic that you might think of. It is a classical treatment that uses all of the correct Sanskrit terminology. Advaita - A Presentation for Beginners.
- A Robert Adams www
A disciple of Ramana Maharshi. Adams. This is the website of the 'Infinity Institute', instructed to carry on his teaching following his death in 1997. There are details of events, articles, publications and transcripts. A Home study course is available at $60 per year along with books, booklets and tapes. Robert Adams.
- An The Road to pSingularity www
An unusual interpretation of Advaita Vedanta in terms of the mathematics of the Turing Machine as implemented in the Human Genome. The Road to pSingularity.
- Artists The Awakened Eye: encounters with nondual awareness www
Artists and artisans, Awakened Eye: encounters with nondual awareness, educators and philosophers, scientists, sages and saints present their understanding and teachings about nondual awareness: the eye wideawake, and the awakened 'I' are not two! The Awakened Eye: encounters with nondual awareness.
- The Sankaracharya www
The life and works of Sankara, Sankaracharya, and about his establishment of the four regional orders. Sankaracharya.
- Provides Sankaracharya.org www
Provides the complete writings of Adi Shankara and explains his doctrine of Advaita Vedanta. Sankaracharya.org. Other scriptural texts also available, including a number of Upanishads, the Vedas and Puranas. Sankaracharya.org.
- Interview Karl Renz www
Interview and autobiography; details of schedule; paintings and photographs. Karl Renz.
- Sri Neelam www
Sri Poonja lineage. Neelam. There are details of her retreats, principally in California. Neelam.
- Techniques Realization.org www
Techniques for attaining enlightenment, Realization.org, also called nirvana or self-realization. Practical instructions for meditation, yoga, waking kundalini. Realization.org.
- Resources Enlightenment.com www
Resources and products for the spiritual seeker. Enlightenment.com.
- Features Adherents.com: Largest Hindu Communities www
Features statistics on countries with the largest proportion and percentages of Hindus with respect to the total population. Adherents.com: Largest Hindu Communities.
- Articles Hinduism Potpourri www
Articles on Hindu culture, Potpourri, philosophy, sacred texts, and customs. Includes pictures of deities and holy men; and discussions of such topics as death, initiation, and weddings. Hinduism Potpourri.
- Traditional Shanti Sadan Yoga Centre www
Traditional yoga of self-knowledge (adhyatma yoga), Sadan Yoga Centre, based on the spiritual philosophy of non-duality (advaita vedanta). Universal teaching for people from any religious or scientific background, or none. Events, magazine, bookshop. Shanti Sadan Yoga Centre.
- An Adhyatma Prakasha Karyalaya www
An organization founded in Holenarasipura, Prakasha Karyalaya, India by Shri Shri Sachidanandendra Saraswati to propagate the essence of Shankara's teaching of Advaita. Adhyatma Prakasha Karyalaya.
- Based Nataraj Books www
Based at Springfield, Books, Virginia, they have an extensive collection of books from India (over 5,000 titles) on various subjects, including some that are difficult to obtain elsewhere. There is a facility to order online. Nataraj Books.
- Based Zen Publications www
Based at Pune and Mumbai India, Publications, they publish the works of Ramesh Balsekar and stock most of his works together with a number of others. There is no on-line ordering facility, however. Zen Publications.
- Online Belief System Selector www
Online questionnaire that rates religions by their compatibility with your beliefs. Belief System Selector.
- Online Serenity Beach www
Online spiritual retreat for encouragement, Beach, healing, spiritual growth. Serenity Beach.
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