"Be Consciousness" vs. "Be Pure"

Gregory Goode goode at DPW.COM
Sun Jul 20 08:31:24 CDT 1997

At 06:16 PM 7/19/97 -0400, Jonathan Bricklin wrote:
>Teachers like Nisaargatta, Balsekar, Rajneesh, Da Free John, say many
>things that are not supported by some of the traditions that have sprung up
>in the name of advaita.  But then their every word (in Rajneesh's case that
>extends to over 600 books) resonates and  is consistent with the
>profoundest truths of  advaita, such as tat tvam asi.  Their claim to
>advaita is not that they fit into a tradition, but that they are capabale
>of  a coherent illumination of the key texts on which that tradition is

Another reason these teachers are identified as teachers of advaita is
that their metaphysics are non-dualist.  They are not orthodox followers
of a lineage or tradition (to many of their followers, this is part or
their appeal!), even though much of their language is couched in terms
used by Hinduism.

--Greg Goode

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