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Satcitananda is the subjective experience of Brahman, so sat, cit and ananda point to the qualities of that experience rather than to qualities of Brahman. Eg, Atma Bodha, verse 65: "That all pervading, eternal blissful consciousness is seen within when one observes it through the eye of knowledge...."


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Sat-chit-ananda is one thing not three. It is trying to capture the full essence of Brahman. It is the attributeless Brahman, the atoms of subjective reality (which is reality). It cannot be known and have attributes because it is also the knower. I think that much is relatively uncontroversial.


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I will get straight to the point of your question and relate it to teachers in particular. All (and I mean without exception) the advaita teachers I have ever listened to say there is no truth that can be spoken, no “one” who can become enlightened, and ultimately, as papaji said, “There is no student, no teacher, no teaching, and nothing ever happened.” Or ...


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I will answer this question from the perspective of eka jIva vAda, which is a sub-darshana in advaita. Appayya Deekshita, in his work Siddhantalesha Sangraha, summarizes the position of the eka-jIva-vAda advaitins – One may consult the Hindi translation in the same location. Here, I am giving the essence of the above passage in English from the book titled ...


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From Ramana Maharshi Self-Enquiry M:Whatever thoughts arise as obstacles to one's sadhana (spiritual discipline)—the mind should not be allowed to go in their direction, but should be made to rest in one's self which is the Atman; one should remain as witness to whatever happens, adopting the attitude "Let whatever strange things happen, happen; let us ...


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No it does not literally imply the destruction of the mind. It means the the Avidya or ignorance that covers the mind is destroyed. There is no ignorance (Avidya) outside the mind. The mind alone is Avidya, the cause of the bondage of transmigration. When that is destroyed, all else is destroyed, and when it is manifested, everything else is manifested. ...


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Yes, Brahman/Self is all there is...all is Brahman/Self. Whatever you want to do is exactly what the Self wants to do as you. So if you want to follow materialistic desire, there is no problem...it is not wrong. However, following materialistic desires and lust is what people do already...and that is why there is dissatisfaction, unhappiness, and suffering....


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Modern Advaita...particularly as understood in the West, the answer would be no. The "me" is an illusion and never really existed. There is only Brahman.


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Yes, Brahman is formless...without a center nor circumference. Sat (Existence), Chit (Consciousness), and Ananda (Bliss) are how we experience Brahman...in the absence of ignorance. These may be attributes, but not forms. Sat (Existence) and Chit (Consciousness) are also formless...with no center or circumference. Ananda (Bliss) appears to be a form, but ...


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Yes, Brahman is all there is. Having realized this, the jnani is not unable to use conventions of speech. I may say, "I live in St. Petersburg, FL," but the "I" being referred to is the body-mind. It is a convention of speech. The body-mind resides in St. Petersburg, FL. Conventions of speech also have people refer to the gender of ...


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