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


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

A favourite speaker, here,  in modern Christianity is that of Bishop John Shelby Spong. His take on what Christ was 'really on about' follows that of the Gnostic Gospels and has a very Vedantic slant. His style is that of Progressive Christianity and on the sidebar, you will see a link to a site dedicated to his and many other teachers and writers within this philosophy.

The understanding of Progressive Christianity chime well with the teachings here this is when philosophy can really start to make sense in life. When we see what is common between faiths, rather than what is different.

It may be timely to point out that, while reading widely is to be encouraged, when it comes to formulating a saadhana and path for oneself, it will actually be important to find one and stick with it, do not waver to this one and that one, or attempt to 'cherry pick' the bits of each which suit you. Taking what one likes from something often means leaving behind that which will actually make the difference to our health and wellbeing. When peeling away the skin of our potatoes or fruit, we loose many vital nutrients! The harder parts of practice, the bits which we have to digest more diligently, are the bits which effect the better changes and challenge our commitment. As well, each philosophy has an integration within itself. Just picking bits here and there results in a pile of jigsaw pieces which will not be integral and will not hold over the long term, no matter how much try to push them together.

Choose your path of practice, stick to it, but broaden it, brighten it and nourish it with the food of other paths.

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