Wednesday, April 29, 2009

When Duality becomes Dualism

...And what does 'duality' mean? There are pairs of interconnected opposites, neither of which can exist without the other. Duality is the main mechanism by which the totality of Manifestation operates, the very basis for life as we know it, life as it happens. However Ramesh points out: "The ordinary person in every moment judges. The ego is not prepared to accept what-is in the moment." It is when the ego becomes involved in making an apparent choice between the interconnected opposites that duality becomes dualism, the whole becomes split.

- From the Editor’s Introduction to Advaita, The Buddha and the Unbroken Whole by Ramesh S. Balsekar

2 comments:

  1. :-)
    is that new book by Ramesh..??

    nice knowing abt this blog...

    tks

    www.abideinself.blogspot.com

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  2. In fact, the quote is from one of Rameshji's earlier books which is now being re-published with a new title: Advaita And The Buddha.

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