All I’m trying to do is to provoke in you this interest in the nature of your experience. How come my experience is known? I mean, isn’t that amazing: our experience is known! I mean, forget walking on water, or raising the dead, or anything. Experience is known! That’s incredible! There is experience! How come? What knows it? What knows our thoughts? What is it that is hearing these sounds? It’s all lit up by a light—not a physical light, but a knowing light.

from The Burning Question (2014)

Portrait of Rupert Spira

Rupert Spira

Advaita Vedanta Teacher
Born: March 13, 1960

Rupert Spira is an international teacher of the Advaita Vedanta direct path method of spiritual self enquiry, and an English studio potter.

Spira is also a spiritual teacher and writer in the branch of nonduality (Advaita, in Sanskrit), exploring the nature of experience in his essays and texts. He has published several books and a few DVDs with interviews. He holds regular meetings and retreats in the UK, Europe and the US. One of his talks about nonduality is included in the video game The Witness.


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