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Shining World is the web site of James Swartz. James teaches traditional Vedanta in a non-traditional format. You'll find many resources here to aid you in your understanding of your self, non dual awareness.

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Inquiry Into Existence

James' newest book, Inquiry Into Existence, is now up in the shop!

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The Yoga of Love ~ Narada Bhakti Sutras is now available in the shop.
The Nature of Nondual Realtionship


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New to Vedanta?

If you're new to Vedanta, this is the place to begin. You'll find resources you need to get you started.

Vedanta Beginners Course

This course serves as an introduction to Vedanta, touching on the all the fundamental considerations.

Vedanta Advanced Course

All the intricate details. We highly recommend that you go through the beginners course first to set the foundation.

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