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» Advaita - Richard Sylvester - 'I Hope You Die Soon' - Interview by Iain McNay
Many so-called teachers of Non-Duality suggest that there is someone who can do something to heal their sense of separation; in other words that there is a person who is able to discover that they are not a person. The absurdity of this idea is often camouflaged by highly complex and subtle thinking. Teachings about Non-Duality frequently present the seductive idea that liberation can be realised through an evolutionary spiritual path. This has no actual connection with Non-Duality but it can offer us a convincing, although completely meaningless, story about it. From this story arise the many paths, doctrines, techniques, gurus, teachers, mantra-salesmen, workshops and groups which make up the spiritual bazaar. Any way of searching may lead to a person being more comfortable. But that is all you get. You get a person who is more comfortable in their prison. If you are in prison, it's far better to be comfortable but that doesn't get the person out of the prison they perceive themselves to be in. Nothing will get the person out of their prison because the person is the prison. When the person drops away, it is seen that there never was a prison in the first place. Then it is seen that 'I' am the light in which everything arises. And so are 'you'. Richard's first book is called "I Hope You Die Soon", available on Non-Duality Press.
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