Nagarjuna and Samkara: Some Comparative Reflections

The main purpose of this brief essay is to show that, contrary to the widespread view of many scholars of Madhyamaka and Advaita-Vedanta, the Sunya-vada…

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Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta — Are they really that different?

I sometimes visit a website dedicated to my other passion, Taoism and Tai Chi, called “Tao Bums — http://www.thetaobums.com”.

One day, I came across a discussion thread asking for suggestions for possible reading material on the matter of Non-Duality on the forum. With the best intentions in mind, I recommended reading Swami Vivekananda’s “Vedanta — The Voice of Freedom” and an excellent primer and introduction to Jnana Yoga by our on Dr. Ramakrishna Puligandla, suggesting that Advaita Vedanta is a really old school of Non-Dualism and the seeker would benefit from studying it/about it.What ensued was really interesting to me.

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The Six Verses to Liberation

Introduction

Posting a response to a question on the Nature of Consciousness, my fingers automatically started typing what is to follow next. I have often written things in a semi-involuntary manner, with the thoughts flowing and words forming without having to think (too much). How it happens or why it happens, I do not know. And while I was typing this response, a realization dawned.

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