What is Nonduality?
Nonduality means ‘not two’, ‘without’ duality, or ‘not separate’. This means that it is beyond the measure of the objectification of your thinking, conscious mind. Ultimately the only way Nonduality can be understood is to be established in and as it – this is Being Nonduality. Said another way, Nonduality is an art, or way of being, rather than a science that one studies [for example: nondual awareness is aware or sees through the mind rather than with your mind; your mind is functionally very useful yet its knowledge is limited simply because no matter how much you know you can always add/learn more].
Being Nonduality is Presence. In the negative terminology of ‘neti neti’ Presence is the ‘absence of absence’ which means that there is neither the doer who is living Nonduality nor is there the mental representation of what being absent means. In the positive terminology of ‘I am that I am’ Presence is the living definition of Nonduality as Awareness that is both the agent and the actor (the cause and the effect).
Being Nonduality is the way of innocence. In innocence there is no ‘knower’ yet there is functioning as Awareness that knows itself by being aware. In this way there is a clarity in seeing or being aware and when you see clearly your actions are spontaneous and natural; said another way… there is functioning, in clarity actions that are appropriate to the moment naturally unfold.
In this light the living understanding of Nonduality is what it is such that Nonduality is another name for your true nature. Being established in this understanding means that life unfolds with ease, wonder and joy; all the challenges and situations of life continue to arise yet nothing is experienced as problematic.