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Back to the Truth: 5000 Years of Advaita
by Dennis Waite
Advaita is a spiritual philsophy based on the Upanishads, older than most other religious systems we know about but also the most logical in its approach. This book provides a systematic treatment of Advaita which demystifies it, differentiating between approaches & teachers, so you can decide which approach is most suitable for you.
Paperback, 620 pages
Published January 12th 2007 by John Hunt Publishing
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If you're interested in spirituality, enlightenment, Hinduism, non-duality - look no further. This 500 page epic pulls upon the Upanishads bringing clarity to the confusion that is usually found when diving into the topic of non-duality. How Waite does this is he pulls multiple gurus together in this book critically comparing their teachings, classifying them as Traditional Advaita, Direct Path and Neo-Advaita. He attempts to be as comprehensive as possible pulling quotes from as many teachers a ...more
After many years of reading books on advaita, listening to teachers of various shades of advaita, participating in the labyrinthine discussions with other advaitins....Back to the Truth snapped into place so many missing, or misplaced, pieces of the puzzle for me. I read it cover to cover, which I believe is recommended by Waite. I recommend it highly as a clarifying aerial view of the complex Advaita Vedanta landscape.
Encyclopedic exposition of Advaita Vedanta. I learned a lot from this book and recommend it highly to all students of Advaita. The author goes into great detail, the book is well organized and thorough, and provides a critical comparison of Traditional, Direct Path and "Neo-Advaita."