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Advaita Study Group

  • Theosophical Society in America

    1926 North Main Street, Wheaton, IL (map)

    41.886017 -88.109268

  • Now on Google Hangouts!  Contact [masked] for details and to receive invites to participate online.


    We read and discuss chapters from an Advaita book (currently The Transparency of Things by Rupert Spira) and listen to or view Advaita-oriented materials from various online sources. You are welcome to visit, join, or rejoin the group at any time.

    Facilitator: Jon Knebel students of Theosophy and Advaita Vedanta.

    $5 suggested donationWhat is Advaita, or nonduality? Advaita means nondual or "not two." This oneness is a fundamental quality of everything. Everything is a part of and made of one nondual conciousness. Often the question arises, "If it is all one thing, why don’t I experience it that way?" This is confusing oneness for the appearance of sameness. Things can appear different without being separate. Just look at your hand for a moment. Your fingers are all different from each other, but are they separate? They all arise from the same hand. Similarly, the objects, animals, plants and people in the world are all definitely different in their appearance and functioning. But they are all connected at their source—they come from the same source. This one Being that is behind all life has an infinite number of different expressions that we experience as different objects.
    taken from: http://endless-satsang.com/advaita-nonduality-oneness.htm

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