Meditation: nondual

Blazing Light, Love's Song

As meditation practice spread in the western countries, terms associated with meditation and its results have also filtered into western languages and thought. Nondual is one such word. Immediately, however, there is an issue: the mindset of the western culture. Nondual has been part of the Indian sub-continent’s way of thinking about life for thousands of years whereas dual  – two that are separated – has been the way of thinking in the west. For example, Ganesha is a god of benevolence, abundance, and wealth. He is an elephant or is elephant-headed. He is big as a display of abundance or, like Santa Claus’ girth symbolizing contentment and satiety, Ganesha’s size symbolizes the same. But, Ganesha’s mount of choice is a mouse. Nondual.

Tantra also is from the Indian sub-continent. And, though Tibetan Buddhist tantrayana is not the same as karmamudra (sexual practices) which are and have been a core…

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Author: dreamweaver333

I love to listen to the whispering of spirit.

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