Yes, I agree there may be some issues of interpretation here.rachMiel wrote:Do you mean THIS = the Buddhist concept of tathata? If so, I don't think it can be inserted into the fundamentally different teachings of Advaita without seriously altering/undermining its intended meaning.Rob X wrote:Can we have a direct experience of Reality? Of course, that's what THIS is -
But let's not lose sight of how incredibly simple this is. Simple but difficult to catch largely due to our habitual tendency to inappropriately employ our analytic faculties of mind (left hemisphere.)
I thought I was an independent, inherently existing entity (x) but I realise that what this is is _______
This shift is available to anyone. We don't need a diploma in cosmology or philosophy or comparative religion for this shift in perception to occur.
And I totally agree with you when you say we don't need to name the unnameable - we can't anyway - we can't get on the outside of it and formulate it. Names like Self, Reality, Brahman, Tao, Pure Awareness are strictly placeholders - best not to cling too tightly. And yet we can (we do) know IT intimately.