Nectar of Non-Dual Truth No. 21

Table of Contents for #21  
4 Nectar of Advaitic Instruction
As is usual with our readers and staff, we stand ready to test ourselves in the fire of self-inquiry, called Atma- vichara by the luminaries. Thus, questions arise and find resolution in the company of the seekers after God-realization.

8 Steps To Illumination
by Swami Aseshananda
Masters of any religious path or preference are rare in this world, in this day and age, and this is all the more true of those who are adepts in the way of Advaita, Nondualism. We are therefore privileged to hear teachings from the lips of an illumined soul on the nature of both the world of Maya and the Reality called Brahman in Vedic Tradition.

14 Nonduality of Wisdom and Love
by Michelle and Joel Levey
The art of story-telling is precious to all peoples, and in all walks of life. It is no less so in religious circles, where stories help make accessible and bring home the essence of even the loftiest of teachings. In the tradition of Buddhism, therefore, we find a host of these helpful aids which convey to us valuable lessons and lasting inspiration. One such is offered herein.

18 Sri Durga’s Sword of Nondual Wisdom
by Babaji Bob Kindler
As the auspicious time of Navaratri approaches, this year falling in September, SRV, Nectar and its staff offer an article dedicated to the Divine Mother of the Universe in Her Wisdom-Warrior form: She who destroys all mayically-projected, mentally-born ignorance and its resultant suffering with Her powerful Sword of Nondual Wisdom.

24 An Interview with Trungpa Rinpoche
by Lex Hixon
As a part of the monumental work which our founder, Lex Hixon, undertook in his gracious and prolific lifetime, a copious series of religiously-based interviews took place under his supervision from the early 1970s on through to the mid-1990s on WBAI Radio in New York City. A host of seers, savants, and seekers professing a myriad set of religious perspectives were both aired and recorded. One of these programs was conducted with the late Tibetan Master, Trungpa Rinpoche, which we recently transcribed for our Nectar readers and present here.

31 The Divine Feminine in Judaism
by Rabbi Rami Shapiro
In-depth and insightful work also attends upon the Jewish tradition, work which uncovers and brings to the forefront the presence and teachings of the Divine Feminine. Heretofore restricted mainly to Vedic religion and the Catholic tradition, the Presence and Wisdom of Mother-Reality is now being both acknowledged and proliferated in many of the world’s religious traditions, revealing Her as both the primordial Guide, the inherent Wisdom, and the ever-present Savioress of all striving and suffering beings.

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