Sunday, January 14, 2007

Subject and Object

The great realisation of Non-dualism is that the concept of subject and object is erroneous. In other words, there is no "I" and no "other". Self and world are not separate things.

When we talk about the Non-dual tradition, we usually refer to the Advaita philosophy of Sankarachara and the teachings of the Buddha, but Jesus' statement in the Gospel of Thomas: "There is no inner and outer", seems to be echoing the basic truth that subject and object are one.

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