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INTELLECTUALISM AND REALITY- CONSIDERATION

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

(From my book: Spirituality Without God)

The path of self-transcendence is fundamentally characterized by the recognition and transcendence of all aspects of limitation on our being. Where there is a sense of ‘self’ to be transcended, there is limitation. And where there is limitation there is resistance. The separate self-sense is an ongoing process of resistance to the ever-fresh revelation of the living moment and consequently to life itself.

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The Quest for Human-centric Spirituality.

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

(From my book: Spirituality Without God)

The concept of God as the Great Other has existed in the human psyche for thousands of years.  It manifested in many different forms and dominated and controlled our lives ever since it appeared in the human mind as a projection of our highest moral and ethical ideals. No other aspect of human creation has had such profound effects on the quality of our everyday experience: from the most sublime to the lowest ebb of the inhumane in us.

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COMMENTARY ON NISARGADATTA

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

I was reading from Nisargadatta’s book, ‘I am That’, this morning, and stumbled upon these interesting and profound few lines:

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From ‘self’ to ‘Self’?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

In the Hindu traditions we find two fundamentally different notions of ‘self’. There we have the little, or lower self, ‘jiva’, and the Higher Self , ‘Atman’. In other spiritual traditions we also notice how these two concepts have established themselves in the minds of mystics and non-mystics alike. And because of the pivotal role these two terms often play within these traditions, it may be worthwhile looking at these also from a purely humanist perspective.

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