Advaita a sop for frustrated westerners…?
In some ways the thought of Shankara is far more comprehensive than Schopenhauer’s, but I think that the work of Kant points to a new future of philosophy that may generate a new form of practice.
At the end we will be stripped from the past and these new seeds of the modern will be our final recourse.
The world of Shankara is not one I care to live in, despite the significance of Advaita. This is the world of the neo-brahmin restoration and the destruction of buddhism. I would fear my own destruction from these vampires of medieval Indian domination.
Advaita is brilliant, but is it really a path to enlightenment? Are all these new realized graduates really enlightened, or just seekers with lollipops to keep the tide of new new agers flowing?