21 Jan A review of How to Attain Enlightenment by James Swartz for the Consciousness Junkie website. Swartz unfolds the methods of Vedanta while unraveling the myths and mysteries of the enlightened state. But this book does not simply present more spiritual. Inquiry into object happiness — What is enlightenment? — The means of knowledge — Qualifications — The self — Obstructions — Inquiry into karma and dharma.

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But a lot of things he says about Osho is completely incorrect. But this post is somewhat like a question; I am not saying any conclusive statements about his enlightenment. All I did was pay my transportation.

James is an imbecile. But if it is only an intellectual idea, you can forget it. So if you can assimilate enlightejment knowledge carefully, you can attain enlightenment through it.

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Overall, Enlightenmment found this to be a very valuable and insightful discussion on nonduality, Vedanta, enlightenment etc. Once you are clear about it, you can analyse yourself and destroy your own ignorance. But when it comes to answering the seekers face to face with their questions, he was very careful in what to say and what not to say.

We seek and seek for that one experience that will reveal to us the eternal truth.


How to Attain Enlightenment by James Swartz

That notion is completely wrong. You made it your number one priority. It is a steady drone in the back of their minds all the time. Reviews There are no reviews yet. So, even if somebody who is truly enlightened takes the quiz, he still might not pass the quiz because he might be using the words mentioned in the quiz in a slightly different sense. If you say you are enlightened, you are wrong, because you are saying that you had some special experience which is different from non-enlightenment experience.

I can attest to that and I am enormously grateful to Shankara and those who followed in his ot tradition like James. He has composed many poems in Tamil which put together the true essence of Vedanta as a kind of perfect teaching that you would agree with.

You know, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. This is a great book for those who are interested in learning the teachings of Vedanta. I am familiar with the teachings of Vedanta ever since I was a boy.

OK, James, we need to finish. Overally this is a valuable read on enlightenment alas there are no magic methods or “how to” steps here how could there be?

As is well known the Buddha was a holy ascetic. Swartz spent considerable time in India learning self-inquiry and has a chapter dedicated to questions about Ramana Maharshi. I needed a little help. Because the whole sphere of existence can be broken down into the objective physical world and the inner subjective world, a true non-dual teaching takes into account both aspects and reconciles them so as to leave no confusion regarding their inherent unity.


Or, the individual is limitless awareness. You cannot forget nelightenment because the Self is always present. But there are some signs which may enlightenmen that somebody is not enlightened. The ancient teachings of Vedanta, once available only to those enlightenmnet could receive them directly from the sages of India, are now accessible to anyone with a hunger for freedom and enlightenment.

Now, your reply was just an emotional reaction to my blog, because you know James. That very day, through a miraculous series of events, I met this great sage from India. So I continued to push against the grain and get myself in hot water on a regular basis. To attain the wisdom of non-duality, all facets of life must be understood in the context of non-duality.