About Shining World

The teachings on this website belong to Vedanta and not to me personally. Vedanta is not a religion, belief system, philosophy or a school of thought; it is revealed truth and is to be realized and understood as such. So there is never an argument.

The knowledge that you will find here is the king of all forms of knowledge because it is self shining. Other forms of knowledge do not shine on their own. But this knowledge — self knowledge — stands alone and rules all others because what you know depends on you, but you do not depend on what you know.

This rare knowledge resolves all divisions. All other forms of knowledge reinforce the duality of subject and object, the division of the knower/experiencer and the objects of knowledge/experience. It is the separation of the person you believe yourself to be and the objects of your experience — from which you gain knowledge — that causes you to experience yourself as a limited, incomplete and often inadequate being. When the knower is thought to be different from the known, each limits the other. If I do not understand that the knower is non-separate from the world, I will feel small...even though I am not small at all.

Vedanta is the ancient science of self knowledge. It is not the philosophy, beliefs or opinions of some musty ancient sages or the author, although you will find some of the author’s opinions relating to the topic of enlightenment, here. It is the result of the realization of the non-duality of all things and forty years of study of the Science of Self Inquiry.

Had you been able to solve the riddle of your existence on your own, you would have done so by now. Allow the knowledge imparted here to guide your investigation. It will certainly demystify the mystery of existence and awaken the realization of your non-separation from everything.