Adventures in Advaita Vedanta, the philosophy and science of spirit. We are one you and I; are you curious why?..


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Hari Om
'Freedays' are the 'gather our thoughts' days; Q&As; a general review of the week so far…

We are in a constant state of learning in life. Mostly that learning takes the form of 'experience' and is therefore considered informal. Many of us take up formal learning, whereby there are established parameters to a subject, certain steps to be taken and so on. Ultimately, there will come a time of measurement or assessment in order to ascertain how well the subject has been learned.

This can be a tricky thing when it comes to spiritual pursuit, but still there are measures. One of those is the ability to ask questions. Not flimsy 'what ifs' but structured and meaningful questions about the subject. They will show our interest and our understanding to this point as well as the desire to better that understanding. Yet questions are difficult for many to put forward. The reason? Fear. Fear of being mocked, of 'getting it wrong', of being embarassed… all ego-based! There is no question about the spirit ought to remain unasked. Vedanta, of all philosophies, actively encourages the asking of questions and the raising of doubts. It is said that if the student is not yet asking questions, it means either they are not paying sufficient attention, or they have not yet reached the point of challenge for them. Any student worth their salt will be challenged at every level, so the latter point is a rare case. 


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