Table of Contents for Root Meanings

General notes:

  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
  • Many excellent and useful definitions are not yet included. If you would like to make a suggestion, you may do so here.
  • The intention is to make these definitions available under a suitable Creative Commons license. In the meantime, unless otherwise noted, all works in progress and the final work are copyright Jeff Vander Clute.

Revision: 12 May 2023


  • Communication of knowledge or conceptual understanding.
  • Transmission of knowledge or conceptual understanding.
  • Spiritual teaching conveys knowledge of true nature.
  • Spiritual teaching points to what is real.
  • Spiritual teaching points to what is true.
  • Spiritual teaching points to Truth.
  • Spiritual teaching is an invitation to recognize Truth.
  • A true teaching burns itself up in the fire of realization.
  • Teaching is transcended when awakening is transcended.
  • The recognition of being THE SUPREME transcends all teaching.
  • When teaching ceases to be appropriate, the function of the erstwhile teacher is simply to serve as a reminder of Truth.
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