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Dualist Advaita?

"....To help reader grasp what a Christian way of life entails, (Martin) Luther laid out two principles upon which ethics may be based.

  1. A Chisian is a perfectly free lord of All, subject to none, and
  2. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.

Luther admitted that these two ideas seem contradictory.  But in his love of spiritual paradox, he insisted that the tension could be resolved through love."
 --Diana Butler Bass, A People's  History of Christianity, 2009, p,182.


Why "dual non-duality?"  It seems to me that in Eastern versions of non-duality (advaita = "not two"), non-duality is real, duality is illusion.  Those of us who see differences are mistaken.  In the West (or at  least in  the non-Platonic parts of it.), non-duality is a spiritual corrective to  our necessarily multifaceted (= "more than one") perceptions of ordinary reality,  I struggle to reconcile the two views, because i  think both are useful.  The multiverses exist inside the universe.

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vaporw
Jul. 29th, 2015 02:52 pm (UTC)
Doesn't that translate to "I am my brothers keeper"?
bobby1933
Jul. 29th, 2015 07:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, it does. And that is part of "perennial wisdom" ethic shared by wise people everywhere and everywhen.
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