Understanding our true nature is best explained through the nondual Eastern traditions, especially Advaita Vedanta. At the heart of Vedanta is the concept of Brahman, the Ultimate Reality/undifferentiated consciousness at the core of our being known simply as Atman. Essentially, Atman is Brahman, meaning you are That Ultimate Reality but you just don’t realize it because of your belief in the dualistic persona you call “I.” How can we overcome this ignorance of our true nature? This is where the great sage Shankara enlightened the world, bringing the essence of ancient Hindu spiritual knowledge back to life. The words of Shankara in this video are translated by the great Swami Nikhilananda. Shankara’s words will guide you back to your true nature where the illusion of “I” as this person separate from everything else evaporates revealing the nondual supreme consciousness.
Jason Gregory is an author, philosopher, and spiritual teacher specializing in Eastern and Western philosophy, comparative religion, psychology, cognitive science, metaphysics, and ancient cultures. He is the author of Effortless Living, Fasting the Mind, Enlightenment Now, and The Science and Practice of Humility. For many years he has lived in Asia studying the spiritual traditions and meditative practices of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism, visiting some of the most remote places in the world. For more info see: https://jasongregory.org