What Is Non-Duality?
“A quiet mind is all you need. All will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet.” Nisargadatta Maharaj
Non-duality is reality – the state of things as they actually are.
The word comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Advaita’ and means not-two – there is no separation, no division, no difference, no otherness – but you are. You are and you know that you are; therefore this ancient wisdom reveals the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything to be Who Am I?
Who is the ‘I’ that we are? In the beyond-oneness of everything being not-two, the person you take yourself to be – the individual, the person, the persona, the mask in the play – is an illusion of separation where there is no such thing. Life is a living dream, and both the subject and the object, the separate self and the world, are beyond one and the same: the present, the knowledge of your presence, the knowing of your being – can you say there is anything other than this knowing of experience?
Non-dual wisdom points to that which is aware of these words, right here, right now. Peace, be still and know: you are not what you take yourself to be, life is not what you think it is and a quiet mind – the knowing of your being, the awareness of your presence – is all you need.