S: What James taught me is how full, whole and complete I am, a simple fact that I never knew until I learned this from Vedanta via James as Isvara's instrument.
E: Traditional Vedanta does NOT teach this. S: It is too bad that traditional Vedanta does not teach this. This is a super cool idea. You might want to try to apply this idea to your life. This idea may help you to realize something important and wonderful about yourself that you did not know before. I did not know that this is James' unique contribution to the history of thoughts until you point this out.
This is worth going back over. I don't know where to start, lol.
I cannot realise anything important about myself. Ever. Period. Full stop. You obviously do not know why.
It is because Vedanta shows the MIND that you are not the mind. That you are Brahman. Vedanta shows the mind, that even though the MIND, did not know that you (Brahman) are ananda, limitless - You, Brahman always did.
There is no way, what is limited, namo rupa, name and form, can adequately show what is limitless! Vedanta says, 'You' are indescribable. So you cannot be described.
So, there is no 'realizing something about yourself you did not know before'. You are doing what is called superimposition. You are placing attributes of Brahman onto the person.
So, Vedanta, real Vedanta, does not show you what you are. It cannot. it shows you what you are NOT!
You are wrong again. In Shiningworld, they do not properly teach a certain teaching method. I will say exactly what this is, when I feel it useful. But it is a fact. And that is why you are confused.
Areyoukiddingme... If you know so much how what is being said here is wrong, where are you going? Talk with me. Challenge me directly on what I am saying. Your don;t even qualify or quantify your posts. Post meaningful. Do you have the skillset for that?
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