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  1. Strongly recommend watching this (Rx as needed)...
  2. According to Vedanta, any object that is known to us has five characteristics. They are — asti - “Is-ness”/existence bhati - shining/illumination (ie is known) priyam - desirability (which is actually a trigger for experience of/seeking pleasure) nama - name rupa - form This Article does a very good job of explaining the subject (https://www.advaita-vision.org/becoming-oneselfpart-22/) I am quoting from it below...
  3. Here's the text I am working with -- https://www.swami-krishnananda.org/panchadasi/Commentary_Panchadasi.pdf
  4. Thought I'd post this as an example of how grownups share and exchange thoughts and ideas This is special because of the venue -- The Vedanta Society NY, which is a bastion of Advaita Vedanta. I've had the occasion to attend Swami Sarvapriyananda's lectures in person (besides the many youtube videos that are there for people to view) - never once have I heard or seen behavior remotely close to the neurotic and parochial approach that is often on display in public fora.
  5. The Divine Artist

    The questions and answers after 35:00 are golden!
  6. A key takeaway is towards the end -- "One doesn't become Brahman...One always is that..."
  7. The delusion of Lust

    A current thread by Gerard (titled Lust and the undeveloped mind) brought these verses from Adi Shankara's Bhaja Govindam to mind... Read the entire composition (and associated translation) http://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_vishhnu/bhajagovindam.html?lang=sa
  8. Swami Dayananda

    One of the great teachers of traditional Advaita Vedanta died today. Rest in Moksha, Swami Dayananda (15 August 1930 - 23 September 2015).