This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Advaita-vada, or non-duality

The doctrine central to Vedanta is advaita-vada, or ‘doctrine of nonduality.’ This is proper for its object, which is the domain of pure metaphysics. Here we have moved even beyond Being, for while Being is ‘one,’ that which is beyond Being, which is in fact the Supreme Principle, Brahma, cannot be given any positive affirmation, but only described in the negative as ‘without duality.’ Brahma is therefore beyond all determination, including that first determination, which is Being. Using the numeric symbols, Being is equal to ‘1,’ and the duality that it manifests is ‘2’ and so on, while Brahma, Being outside of number, is equal to zero. Thus, Brahma is distinct from the world, even if the world is not outside of Brahma, since there is truly nothing outside of Brahma.

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