Defining Awareness

If you’ve ever spent five minutes around Advaita (translation ‘non-duality’, from Advaita Vedanta, a school of Hindu philosophy dating from the 5th century, you’ll have heard people say that your true nature is awareness or consciousness. What do Advaitans really mean when they talk about “awareness” and “consciousness”? Those words typically refer to something that happens inside the […]

Freud On Ego.

I am grateful to Árni Sigurðsson for introducing me to the conversations between Romain Rolland and Sigmund Freud. Rolland was a French dramatist, novelist, essayist, art historian and mystic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. He was also  strongly influenced by the Vedanta philosophy of India, primarily through the works of Swami Vivekananda, and he […]