blog: 1.1.1-1.1.13 Knowledge enlivens experience; experience redefines knowledge.
Some say the Brahma Sutra should only be studied, can only be understood by a person in Unity Consciousness as it blossoms to Brahman Consciousness, a very high level of evolution. However, the Sutras can be understood to some degree from the perspective of whatever level of consciousness an individual has. In fact, commentaries are just that and when those commentaries are studied or translated, that is done so from the level of consciousness of the reader/translater.
In this podcast, I will attempt to convey an understanding of the deepest meaning of the Brahma Sutra. Before making this podcast I ran my perspective by fully trained [highly qualified] Vedic Pandits. To be completely transparent, I felt almost embarrassed after doing so. “Who am I”, I thought, “To have been so presumptuous to do so”. I was humbled when told they were enthusiastic about what I said and delighted that I was willing to share it with the world via this podcast. I reverently do so.
This week we discuss the first sutras of the Brahma Sutra. It is more a discussion than a list of points so this weeks notes will not include a summary of what is discussed. Please enjoy the podcast!
At first, the experience is overwhelming, almost unbearable. “What happened to me?”
taste of strawberry, culminating in Brahman
at first, overwhelming… like waking up to 3 arms
not about personality [your nature] but do cultivate an evolutionary lifestyle… not mood making
the relative: its presence is inferred by the effect it produces. Maya
under the influence of maya, brahm appears as ishwara-personal god
maya; clear water avidya; muddy water
under influence of avidya, atma appears as jiva or individual soul
|“I always prefer to believe the best of everybody; it saves so much trouble”|
|“Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.”|
|“Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.”|
|“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”|
|“It is infinitely better to have a few good Men, than many indifferent ones.”|
|“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.”|
|JEAN DE LA FONTAINE|
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