This article examines the influence of the Hindu teacher Ramana Maharshi on Neo-Advaita groups in North America. These groups constitute a growing segment of North America’s liberal spirituality subculture and bear witness to the transposability of the Maharshi’s teachings and the portability of his method of self-inquiry into non-Indian cultural spaces. I use three teachers as representative examples of Neo-Advaitin strategies for adapting the Maharshi’s Advaitic message to the North American cultural setting.
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