The essence of every human being is what Emerson called the Oversoul, which is our true Self — universal, all-encompassing, and blissful, the source of all knowledge and of cosmic consciousness.
The person who is in touch with this essence is confident without arrogance and tolerant without weakness; is efficient and economical in actions and immediate and deep in understanding; is undismayed in all circumstances and at home everywhere.
These possibilities lie within everyone, obscured by assumed limitations of body, senses, mind, and heart. This concept of the unity of all is Advaita Vedanta, the non-dual philosophy of self.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Found the following about Advaita from Philosophy Foundation (actually went to the following link of one Advaiti, which was forwarded by a M).
Posted by ramakrishna u at 1/17/2006 05:00:00 AM