The Anatta Upanishad

Understanding the Three Phases of the Heart
and Penetrating the Five Sheaths of Illusion

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Preface

 

The Upanishads are the fullness or ontological completion of the Vedas, or Vedanta. The word Upa-nishad means ''at the feet of'' a spiritual Adept of Transcendental Realization. An Upanishad thus conveys the direct teaching of an enlightened Adept. ''An-atta'' means ''no self'', and this consideration was initiated by Hinduism's greatest critic, Gautama Buddha. Thus, the Anatta Upanishad draws from both traditions, Vedanta and Buddhist philosophy.

It is my great and incomparable blessing that I sat at the feet of a being I consider to be a Living Buddha, Avatara Adi Da, Samraj. In relationship with Adi Da, I have seen and felt the Perfect Void of no-self, the ''zero of the Heart'', as well as Love's Perfect Intimacy.

I am not a realizer or even a scholar. I have been overwhelmed with the vibrant transmission of divine Love, and so I can muse freely‚ for Adi Da Samraj, the Bright-Ruchira Buddha, has shown me God-possession, the divine source-condition intercoursing as the clear light of everything. Therefore, this three-part musing on anatta must open with (and regularly repeat) the traditional Buddhist saw, Ehvam: ''Thus I have heard.''

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