Seekers want to know what they have to do to become enlightened. There are many books that purport to tell them but conflicting explanations are found. Even revered teachers may appear to contradict each other and the scriptural text and comments from one translator may not tally with those from another. Ideally one would only seek to learn Advaita from a qualified teacher in the approved, traditional manner. If that is not possible, and one wants to read and learn on one’s own, what is one to do? In this book, Dennis Waite looks specifically at the topics of action, knowledge and experience and turns to Shankara to explain their relevance to our search for enlightenment and to counter the many, erroneous ideas that can impede the seeker’s progress.
Dennis Waite maintains a website at advaita.org.uk, which contains hundreds of articles and details of resources, books and teachers, and advaita-vision.org to host more general discussions. It was primarily through these that he was able to discover those areas of the teaching that cause the greatest confusion amongst seekers.
The author has maintained a website at advaita.org.uk for the past 20 years, which contains hundreds of articles and details of resources, books and teachers. ‘Advaita Vision’ was begun 10 years ago at advaita-vision.org to host more general discussions, together with over 500 questions and answers, which led to the book ‘Answers… to the Difficult Questions’ in 2019. It was primarily through these that he was able to discover those areas of the teaching that cause the greatest confusion amongst seekers and this, in turn, was the prompt to write this book.