Illusion of separation

Pierre: I’ve come back to the incredible silence of the streets here, after the racket of India. A heck of an experience, this trip to India, seen in the light of Advaita ... knowing that we are being lived.


Didier: “That we are being lived?”... But there’s no one there to be lived, there is only the lived knowing itself! At first glance, it looks as though this is purely a syntax correction, far from this... It is a safe way to avoid taking an escape route and it gives the right angle for this perspective.


Pierre: Thank you for that clarification.

You’re one of the rare people I can discuss this subject with. So tell me how you live advaita in everyday life.


Didier: To “live advaita” or non-duality, or whatever name we want to give it, in everyday life… is not a prescription but a description.


"It" doesn’t require anything less or more, doesn’t change anything particularly and doesn’t generate special siddhis. Disappointing, isn't?


That to which “It” points is of such a different dimension that it leaves life unchanged… And yet this life devoid of a centre is bathed in such peace, joy, and gratitude that obviously everything is changed.


Nothing has changed, everything has changed. Although this might seem complicated, it’s simplicity itself. Our incapacity for the most complete simplicity creates the illusion of separation.

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