JAI BHAKTI™ BLOG: ADVAITA vs DVAITA
Nonduality and duality are two sides of the same coin.
~ Bhakti Brophy, 2013
It took me 25 years of study and practice with both nondual and dual teachings to realize this Truth.
At some point in our practices, we discover this Truth, we experience the place where nonduality and duality converge. This seems paradoxical, but then, isn't every great spiritual lesson?
I never quite understood why people put so much credence upon names and labels. The arguments that arise from people fighting over advaita vs dvaita (and these rifts are more apparent today than ever!) are unfortunate, because these teachings are to be used as dharana techniques, if you will. They're a means to an end, they're not the end themselves.
And this Truth is blown wide open once you realize that the nondual IS the dual, and the dual IS the nondual!
Tell me, what is the difference between "Neti! Neti!" (Not this! Not this!) and "Iti! Iti!" (This! This!)?
Study these two terms long enough and you will see the humor in ever seeing separation between the two!
COMING UP NEXT ON JAI BHAKTI™ :
A practical exercise to help you experience the ultimate unity behind Neti! Neti! and Iti! Iti!
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