Floundering Around in Neo-Advaitaland
Shanti: Aloha, Ramji. Thanks again for writing. I know you’re busy. Much appreciated.
Yes, you are right, the “shift” was self identifying with self and the absurdity of the simplicity. I have never laughed so hard for so long after I got home that day. It felt great! How could I be so identified with thoughts of a Shanti? Another realization that came is that I am the light and I’ve always been the light. As a very young girl this knowing was with me, and later it became obscured by thought and conditioning.
Many thanks to Vedanta and your experienced guidance. I doubt I would have been able to successfully identify with self. Much floundering around in Neo-Advaitaland would have been my only option had I not come across your website.
Now self illumines the body, its actions, the thoughts, etc.
~ With much aloha, Shanti
For years I have happily and diligently responded to communications on the topic of Self realization. Since the publication of my book, “How to Attain Enlightenment”— currently in its third printing —and the success of this website, the volume of emails has increased considerably. Unfortunately, owing to a busy schedule of teaching and writing, I am no longer able to answer all the emails I receive in a timely fashion. However, my wife, who is also a teacher, and several well-qualified teachers we have endorsed are available to answer emails on my behalf. I encourage you to send them your questions.
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