Sunday, September 22, 2013

Not Two, Not One

It's very easy to misunderstand Zen or Advaita Vedanta and think that they advocate some sort of Super Subject that is separate from the universe that it "knows." This is not the case; primordial Awareness is not separate from the world of form.

Zen Masters have carefully avoided this lopsided Super Subject interpretation of the non-dual Mind through the expression, "Not Two, Not One." In this talk, I use the analogy of a TV- or computer screen to illustrate the relationship between the Knower/Knowing and the Known.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Inzan Gartand.

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