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Is This a Dream?: Reflections on the Awakening Mind

Is This a Dream?: Reflections on the Awakening Mind

by Anoop Kumar


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Using the philosophy of non-duality as a framework, Anoop Kumar takes you on an exploration of identity, the core factor that is at the heart of not only spirituality, but also science, philosophy, religion, and every other facet of life, including washing the dishes on Saturday night after the guests leave. But identity isn't only about us. It also influences what we see of the world around us. What is this world, after all? How does it relate to who we are and how we experience the world? As we explore these questions, the falseness of the dichotomy of you and the world around you is exposed. We are now upon a time in which our perspectives on spirituality, science, philosophy, and religion have evolved enough to stand together in the glare of the spotlight as we ask the most practical of questions: What is the common truth among all these? How does it change my life right now? How does it change the world? Is This a Dream? includes a Foreword by Deepak Chopra

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ISBN-13: 9781789042511
Publisher: Mantra Books
Publication date: 02/01/2020
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 706,029
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Anoop Kumar, MD, MM is a Board-Certified, practicing emergency physician. He has a Master's degree in Management with a focus in Health Leadership. Anoop sees science, philosophy, and spirituality as tools that can reveal unseen aspects of life. The result? We experience ourselves and our world more clearly, fully, and intimately. Anoop lives in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

Table of Contents

Foreword Deepak Chopra 1

Acknowledgements 4

Introduction 5

Part I You're Not Who You Think You Are 9

Chapter 1 Missing Person 11

Chapter 2 Love, Shining! 15

Chapter 3 What Is the Ego? 19

Chapter 4 Where Does Consciousness Go When I Die? 25

Chapter 5 The Three Stages of Meditation 29

Chapter 6 What You Are Is More Than Who You Are 37

Chapter 7 Self-Awareness Is Its Own Reward 39

Chapter 8 What Is Enlightenment? 43

Chapter 9 Our Nature Is Simplicity Itself 51

Chapter 10 Waking, Dreaming, and Sleeping Happen in You 53

Chapter 11 How Do I Experience Oneness with Consciousness? 59

Part II The World Isn't What You Think It Is 63

Chapter 12 A Closer Look at Perception 65

Chapter 13 A Tale of Two Minds 67

Chapter 14 Where Is This Experience Happening? 71

Chapter 15 Misunderstandings About Consciousness 75

Chapter 16 Scientists Are Metaphysicians 81

Chapter 17 The Myth of the Monkey Mind 83

Chapter 18 What Is Consciousness? 85

Chapter 19 What's the Purpose of All This? 89

Part III The Many Masks of Non-Duality 91

Chapter 20 What Is Non-Duality? 93

Chapter 21 How Is Non-Duality Different from Oneness? 95

Chapter 22 Why Is the Non-Dual Referred to As Consciousness? 97

Chapter 23 Why Does Non-Duality Contradict Itself? 101

Chapter 24 Are There Degrees of Non-Duality? 103

Chapter 25 On Science, Spirituality, and Consciousness 105

Chapter 26 Can Science Be Derived from Non-Duality? 107

Epilogue 113

Author Biography 116

Previous Books 117

From the Author 119

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