The Science and Non-Duality Conference is an annual conference which features many speakers, authors, scientists and leaders on the topics of spirituality with particular focus on non-duality and science.
First, what is non-duality? Non-Duality is essentially a layman's term for what is more properly known as Advaita Vedanta. This is a Sanskrit term with the words "Advaita" meaning the Self, Atman, Brahman, Spirit or most generically referred to as God. Vedanta means the "End or Goal." Thus we have "The End Goal of Self."
Followers of this thought or philosophy think of all of nature or creation as Dual in its essence. In other words, for up there is a down, left therefore right, cold and hot, good and evil and so on. However, the original Source or Substance, being God, is beyond all creation and therefore duality and hence the Non-Dual is considered the only True Reality. God is Absolute.
This conference being held October of 2013 will be held in San Rafael, CA. Anyone is welcome to attend and will feature speakers from all over the world from all various religious and cultural backgrounds who all share the same "end goal" concept also known as Self-Realization although told from many diversified perspectives.
Non-Duality stems from ancient texts consisting of the Prasthanatrayi or canonical texts of the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and the Brahma Sutras.
The person accredited to explicitly consolidate the principles of Advaita Vedanta was Adi Shankara with the first historical proponent being Gaudapada, guru of Shankara's guru Govinda Bhagavatpada.
The majority of followers of this philosophy believe the One or Self becomes all matter of diversified variety appearing as individual parts or separated beings but in Truth are all equally and inherently part of the One. Many modern day books have been written on these concepts if you seek further understanding. "Journey of the Soul: Day One" is one such text that approaches it from esoteric interpretations of the biblical books of Genesis & Revelation. Other popular authors are Ramana Maharshi, Francis Lucille, Maharaj Nisargadatta and others.
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