Advaita / non-duality

OM C. Parkin: On the Meaning of Life

2012_OM-93-auschnitt-sepiaExcellence Reporter: OM, what is the meaning of life?

OM C. Parkin: “To know who you really are.“ Know your SELF. Once and for ever. 

Many years ago my master gave me this answer. It is the final answer to this question. Who receives this answer by a master of the path and can hear it with the heart, has come to the end of the search. 

Many answers had preceded this final one, some intelligent and eloquent, many compassionate, warm-hearted and human. But none came close to this final one. It is simple, unconditional, radical. It is Death. The invitation to die for a separate entity called “I“.

BEING, Consciousness, Bliss (satchitananda). This Trinity in Oneness is the natural state of the human being. The state of the human being knowing him/herSELF. 

The great spiritual paths of humanity, the Path of Truth and the Path of Love, both end in satchitananda. The meaningless meaning of life.


~OM C. Parkin, mystic, philosopher and author. Director of the Contemporary Inner School in Germany. 

OM embodies in his work the link between Eastern non-duality and Christian mysticism, of depth psychology and philosophy, beyond the limits of religions and confessions. In the course of this, he often refers to the tradition of advaita, which has been revived in the 20th century by Shri Ramana Maharshi, Shri H.W.L. Poonja, the American Gangaji and others (neo advaita). OM acts in the tradition of these teachers and by rooted in early Christian teaching. His work in the tradition of silence can be described by three functions: teacher (of wisdom), healer (of the soul), seer (of the heart).

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