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.
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Revision: 23 Jul 2023


  • Direct knowing of isness.
  • Direct knowing of reality.
  • Direct knowing of truth.
  • Direct knowing of what is.
  • Immediacy of knowing.
  • Unmediated knowing.
  • Knowing that is not deduced or inferred.
  • Knowing that does not result from thinking or any other process.
  • Knowing that simply is.
  • Gnosis renders belief unnecessary.
  • Pure gnosis is completely nondual.
  • Supreme Gnosis is THE SUPREME knowing THE SUPREME completely.


  • “When gnosis is one’s foundation, experience is delightful. Without gnosis, experience is difficult.”
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