Articles, Letters and Testimonials from our Readers
- Out of the Mud
What you’re sold in this world is a bag of rotten goods. The striving for more and bigger will never, ever lead you to the right place. All of us are following a dream, a toxic dream.
- A Conversation with an Atheist
Why believe in God when you can know God ?
- The Boken Tusk
These essays are the outcome of ingesting the teachings and observing life through a different lens. They are a journal of reflection and contemplation.
- Mystic and Non-Mystic Nonduality
In Vedanta, there are two basic approaches to non-duality, mystic non-duality and non-mystic non-duality...
- What is God?
God, the intelligent all-pervading principle, maintains the whole universe in perfect harmony through a network of universal laws.
- Enlightenment Sickness
One of the reasons that Vedanta is intended only for sufficiently qualified, pure minds, is the danger of the ego co-opting the knowledge.
- Morning Practice
If you really want to know who you are, start by Subtracting your Personal History and all the stories you tell yourself about it.
- I AM the Song of the Self
I Am whole and complete, non-dual, actionless, unlimited, ever-present, ordinary Awareness/Consciousness, the Self. My nature is Unconditioned Presence, Fullness, Pure Love, Pure Existence, absolute peace, and unlimited happiness. I never change for I Am the Lord of Immortality
- Sound and Silence
The interesting and even surprising fact is that “Sound and Silence” are inseparably bound together even though we think they are different and not directly related.
- Self Actualization
Part of Vedanta's nididhyasana stage, a stage that includes ongoing medita6on of the teachings,is acceptance of the world as it is.
- Who's Writing My Story?
Who decided that I should have once been a four-year-old, crouching beneath a chair on an auditorium floor, hiding from a witch?
- The Fruit of Knowledge
He has gained the fruit of knowledge, who contented and free of the senses, enjoys being alone.
- The Stuff of Dreams
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”
- Who Is More Genorous Than Me?
generous of love / and / spirit...
- Vivek Dialogues With James
Dialogues with James focusing on Self-Inquiry and understanding the nature of the mind.
- Vedanta and Internet Enlightenment
Teaching that reality is non-dual is the easy part, but it's less than half the story.
- How to Stop Making a Monkey Out of Yourself
The problem with winning the monkey is that it offers us only a flash of happiness, which then disappears, leaving us where we were before: feeling like a loser, unhappy.
- Mindfulness Course
- Buddhism and Vedanta
Enlightened or not, the mind needs to be carefully monitored all the time.
- The Hero of Our Story
An atempt to make Ramana’s expression of the vision of Vedanta, as explained by qualified teachers, more accessible.
- On Love
The attention, affection, admiration, and respect we seek, are all just secondary forms of love.
- Integrating the Knowledge
This elegant, eloquent document is a fine testament to the power of Vedanta to completely transform lives.
- To Purify or Not to Purify
The continued purification of the mind need not be regarded as a heavy burden.
- Welcome to Paradox City
The said mess may not be enjoyable, but paradoxically you may find yourself enjoying your stay in the mess