🕉️And as though suspended in time - as though separate events are happening in time - when those are simply temporal temporary events seemingly suspended in time - be-cause of how time apparently appears as a continual continuum or flow of separate events - as a series of events - that are seemingly appearing as separate suspended events in time - as Life/Nature/Reality apparently appearing real to what is not exclusively real as what is both real and un-real at all times.
🕉️In other words, every-thing that is seemingly appearing as What Is and What Is Not Empty Fullness - is apparently appearing both real and un-real; observable and un-observable; and that which is both knowable and un-knowable - as All That Is and All That Is Not Empty Fullness - for no-body - and for no particular meaning and purpose of its own volition - as no-thing every-thing-ing and every-thing no-thing-ing.
🕉️The vedas are a huge body of Sanskrit knowledge texts from ancient India. Advaita Vedanta is the oldest extant sub-school of Vedanta, which is one of six classic Indian philosophies regarding the true nature of being.
🕉️Non-duality is the English rendering of the sanskrit term Advaita of Advaita Vedanta. Advaita means without duality; Dvaita means duality and the prefix 'A' at the beginning of Advaita means without. Vedanta literally means end of the vedas; veda means knowledge and anta means end.
🕉️Non-duality also refers to the approach of other eastern wisdom traditions such as yoga, which means union, and Buddhism where the term Advaya signifies the non-duality of conventional and ultimate truth. In modern western terms, non-duality and nondualism, is defined as that which is not-two or simply, that which is non-separation.
🕉️Non-duality, like spirituality, is experiential in nature. A good example of non-duality is awareness and consciousness. Many people use these terms interchangeably, yet a distinction can be made that is both helpful for their use and the understanding on non-duality.
🕉️Non-dual awareness is the home-ground of consciousness. Consciousness is the expression of awareness. The primal experience of being, is the experience of being aware. This is what sages like Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj spoke of as 'I am.'
🕉️And it is also what a biblical expression 'I am that I am' means. In Kashmir Shaivism non-dual awareness is spoken of as having the quality of spanda, which means vibration. This is illustrated in one of the images below - note that it is not moving and yet it appears to shimmer. This represents the potential motion of awareness.
🕉️You can test that this is true by asking the question, "Am I aware?" and then taking note of how you answer it. Notice that you do not have to go anywhere to answer this question as it is self-evident that you are aware [ note that this is not the same as being aware to being aware ]. This is what a biblical direction 'be still and know' is referring to.
🕉️Consciousness is the motion of awareness. Motion is energy, it is called prana in yoga and chi or ki in other wisdom traditions. Whirlpool images depict motion in an ordered form. You can test whether consciousness is the motion of Awareness by asking a question like, "What was your paternal grandmother's maiden name?" and then taking note of how you answer it.
🕉️Notice that in order to answer this question that there is motion as you search memory for the answer. This experience illustrates that consciousness as the motion of Awareness means being aware of something [this includes being aware of being aware, because in this case it is necessary to objectify the experience of being aware and that objectification is motion].
🕉️Sages like Sri Ramana Maharshi and Jean Klein used this approach by directing you to ask the question, "Who am I?" and not accepting a mentally generated answer, which exhausts the motion generated by the question and thereby you rest and take your stand as primal awareness [ primal awareness is the experiential, non-local qualia consciousness energetic movement, as a non-verbal answer to the question "Who Am I?"]. In this light, awareness and consciousness are not-two.
🕉️The true nature of being is prior to, includes, and transcends duality. Ultimately it is not possible to speak about the true nature of being, yet we objectify it to be able to point to it. In general, this means stating what the true nature of being is not, and then attempting to directly point to it.
🕉️Pointing to it using phrases such as: "non-dual awareness," whilst understanding that this naming is for functional purposes [ for example to say that awareness is prior to consciousness is ultimately a misnomer, because temporal and spatial terms do not apply to the true nature of being, by whatever name that may be referred ].