- Publisher: Light of the Spirit Press
- Available in: paperback and eBook
- ISBN: 978-1955046114
- Published: July 10, 2022
A Commentary On Sri Vaiyai R. Subramanian’s Ellam Ondre
If you want moksha, read and practice the instructions in Ellam Ondre. (Ramana Maharshi)
“What is right?…It becomes necessary to realize that state which will enable us to assess the various conditions and determine what is right. That state is one only.”
Setting the tone in his preface to All Is One, the Tamil author of the 19th century text Ellam Ondre establishes that his goal is to present practical Advaita; that is, to elucidate the steps on the path to Liberation, a state of consciousness that in turn affects all aspects of our life and our actions in this world.
Abbot George Burke’s insightful commentary in All Is One brings even further light to Ellam Ondre’s refreshing perspective on what Unity signifies, and the path to its realization. Written in the colorful and well-informed style typical of his other commentaries, it is a timely and important contribution to Advaitic literature that explains Unity as the fruit of yoga sadhana, rather than mere wishful thinking or some vague intellectual gymnastic, as is so commonly taught by the modern “Advaita gurus.”
What Readers Say about All Is One:
“This commentary reveals the true depth of [Abbot George’s] wisdom. I really enjoyed…the book, but then to read quotations from Jesus, Buddha, and various Hindu mystics was the icing on the cake. Abbot George offer deeply insightful comments when necessary, but also recognizes when it’s time to be silent and let the text speak for itself. He truly did a wonderful job explaining this deeply insightful text, and points the way to the One who truly lives within us all. With his help, the reader can find the true meaning of our existence and can draw nearer to the Source of all life.” –Reverend Kenneth Boggs
“That such a small work, ‘Ellam Ondre,’ can so fully capture the essence of all of the Upanishads and Advaita philosophy is truly remarkable.” –Robert Arconti
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About the Author
Swami Nirmalananda Giri (Abbot George Burke) is the founder and director of Atma Jyoti Ashram (Light of the Spirit Monastery) in Cedar Crest, New Mexico, USA. He is the author of numerous books on meditation and practical spiritual life. He writes at OCOY.org.