Ancient Secret: Lord Krishna’s Flute

blog: It’s all in the pillow in front of you.  “see”

This week’s unedited notes:

announcements:

temple “Updates & Reflections” tab

remodeling kitchen so no food service at Mt Soma for a while.

pandit boy school

greenhouse

my role: Gyan which is foundation of success.  

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 knowing essence of music, or math, or any field.

it is in the physiology, not the words

‘Know that one thing by which all else is known’

structure of veda

samhita value. . . essential understanding

swaras structure explained, prakritis, paraprakritis, 10 mandalas structure explained

Agni, AK, ‘smaller than the smallest, bigger than the biggest’

Samhita:   like perfect unified team [maybe think like a perfect football team]

getting the point

through unmanifestation and manifestation, all knowledge is known

Lri:  seed of material existence

Gyan shakti and Kriya shakti

A I U Ri Lri E O Am

 Rishi, Devata, Chandas

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
LEWIS B. SMEDES
“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself … that’s where it’s at.”
JESSE OWENS

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Life, Death & Immortality

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Nachiketas, Upanishads, Brahma Sutra

Brahma Chaithanya [pronounced chaytana]:  Brahman Consciousness

Chiranjeevi:  immortal , the 7 Rishis [sometimes spelled: chiranjivi]

Purusha:  He who has no name.  become Chiranjeevi

Mind,  {separate to worship at a distance] or merge with

Brahman [Chiranjeevi] as experienced by the immortals] … like being the sun

Beyond initial ‘enlightenment’ [cosmic consciousness] it is a matter of clearing sight of what one knows ones Self to be.  entering dark cave analogy as eyes adjust.

Katha Upanishad Third Valli verse 10. ‘Beyond the senses are their objects.’   senses, objects, mind, intellect, great self, unmanifest, Purusha

Katz, Vernon. The Upanishads (Tarcher Cornerstone Editions)  Penguin Publishing Group. 

Yama wanted Nachiketas to ask another question … can only answer it by facilitating awakening to that level of immortality.  some say He did not answer the question, but he did in the only way it could really be answered.

‘the entire universe is my expression’  befriend the devata … the laws of nature

yagyas reorganize karma 

Purusha size of thumb in center of body…  what that really means…  not speaking of emotional heart… heart cave

the Upanishads reveal level of unity within everything  

It is through the light of God that the eyes see and the ears hear  MMY

upanishads reveal the ‘location’ of the Absolute at the basis of all aspects of life

live the Purusha value

Upanishads : Absolute in terms of, approached step by step, from every angle of the relative.  Absolute taught in terms of the relative.  as if absolute speaking to relative in relatives terms.

Brahman includes experience of both fullnesses together as one fullness

Brahma Sutras gives understanding of experience of Brahman Consciousness

Agni:  Aa to Ka is every object in creation,  that [all wholenesses] wholeness is Indra [“King of the Gpds”]

what it means to ‘experience everything’

Ananda Mayi Ma said she understands everything {pure knowledge] and also that she is a small child and you have to explain everything to her [memorization of facts, etc.].

need relative to enter Brahman

longing for Brahman brings forth the teacher or teacher brings forth Brahman.. works both ways.  

yet karma takes one to the teacher and karma takes one away.  so steady hand on the rudder

sound of the versus enlivens the versus within

Pashya……see

‘It is my responsibility to protect Mt Soma…our people here… even if they do not see what i am protecting them from.  Rakshasas work through people in this age of Kali Yuga.  Easy to see the Divinity within individuals.  Not always easy to concurrently not overlook the Rakshasa within them.  My life struggle perhaps has been my lack of willingness to believe that if I show my care for them, they will not allow the Rakshasa to gain control and act out.   Big mistake but one I have learned I must face wide eyed … not always so easy to do’… love

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Katha Upanishad… Immortality

two levels/meanings [and more] of attaining Brahman [Brahma Chaithanya and immortality, Chiranjeevi]…see last 2 verses of Katha Upanishad

Like all things Upanishads and Brahma Sutras can be viewed/interpreted on many levels [knowledge is structured in consciousness]

‘Entire universe is my expression of life’

Living/realizing ‘He who has no name” is you… and God is beyond, i.e. unknowable

the world is as we are.. it is your mirror

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Scientific American current issue essentially says [as we have been saying] that big bang theory is not correct.  James Webb telescope confirms that.

“Wisdom is what’s left after we’ve run out of personal opinions.”
CULLEN HIGHTOWER     Interesting quote follows.  Do we focus on others Divinity, or the limitations through which they function?:
“I like people too much or not at all.”
SYLVIA PLATH    

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Brahma Sutras Revisited; Upanishads Essence

blog: In a Nutshell:  Early Brahman Consciousness

Upanishads: Absolute in terms of, approached step by step, from every angle of the relative.  Absolute taught in terms of the relative.  as if absolute speaking to relative in relatives terms.

Brahman includes experience of both fullnesses together as one fullness

Brahma Sutras gives understanding of experience of Brahman Consciousness

Agni:  Aa to Ka is every object in creation,  that [all wholenesses] wholeness is Indra [“King of the Gpds”]

what it means to ‘experience everything’

Ananda Mayi Ma said she understands everything {pure knowledge] and also that she is a small child and you have to explain everything to her [memorization of facts, etc.].

need relative to enter Brahman

longing for Brahman brings forth the teacher or teacher brings for Brahman.. works both ways.  

yet karma takes one to the teacher and karma takes one away.  so steady hand on the rudder

sound enlivens the versus within

Pashya……see, see, see

It is my responsibility to protect Mt Soma…our people here… even if they do not see what i am protecting them from.  Rakshasas work through people in this age of Kali Yuga.  Easy to see the Divinity within individuals.  Not always easy to concurrently not choose to overlook the Rakshasa within them.  My life struggle perhaps has been my lack of willingness to believe that if I show my care for them, they will not allow the Rakshasa to gain control and act out.   Big mistake but one I have learned I must face wide eyed … not always so easy to do… love

the world is as we are.. it is your mirror

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Brahma Sutras: The Experience 1.1.1-1.2.1

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

the vision

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”
RUDYARD KIPLING
“Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.”
HERMANN HESSE
“Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.”
RALPH BUNCHE
“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”
JOHN RUSKIN
“It is infinitely better to have a few good Men, than many indifferent ones.”
GEORGE WASHINGTON
“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.”
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE

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Brahma Sutras: The Experience 2

blurb: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES… WILL RESUME LATER  

blog: 1.1.1-1.1.5  The Vision: Knowledge enlivens experience; experience redefines knowledge.

This week we discuss the first five 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!

“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.”
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE

taste of strawberry, culminating in Brahman

the vision

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

“Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.”
HERMANN HESSE
“Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.”
RALPH BUNCHE
“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”
JOHN RUSKIN

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Brahma Sutra:  Essential Knowledge “Now, the desire to know Brahman”

Notes:

Dedicated to all sincere and humble seekers

athato brahmajijnasa…”now the desire to know Brahman”

everything gravitates to the Absolute.. i,e. evolution either drifting or Knowledge inspired

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“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we

should walk.”

CICERO 

I was recently approached at the temple by a very kind and respectful young Brahmin gentleman. He spoke of his longing for true Knowledge. This touched my heart and compelled me to reflect deeply. I have been a teacher my entire adult life.  I have learned a great deal about people and how they receive or reject Knowledge.  The road of the teacher of deep knowledge is long and often leads to heartbreak.  How can a student remain steadfast along the path?  Where to begin such a limitless journey?  What are the pitfalls along the way?  Where and why along the way do so many spin out on tangents?  The simple answer it that a persons karma brings them to the Knowledge, and their karma takes them away.  This podcast is one more attempt to help.  It is humbly dedicated to all sincere seekers. Perhaps it will be the first of an unending series.  Or perhaps it is yet another in the lifelong unending series.

meditation..  experience vs knowledge

TM or youtube channel how to meditate

Veda traditionally not chanted for meaning but rather for repetition… meaning changes at various level of consciousness.  experience/knowledge

7 heads 7 levels of intellectual understanding

“practical” application

“You must train your intuition—you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.”
INGRID BERGMAN

However “Intuition” rooted in Chit [Conditioned subconscious, programming, personal childhood ‘issues’, stress, etc.] is not true Intuition

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Eternal Cycle; Ultimate Endangered “Species”

Blog:  

The Universal Invisible Elephant: “Naming”

When words distract

Everything from Gravity to: Energy, Cognition, Chakras, etc.

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Hunter Biden, UFOs, Covid vaccine, Border, drugs, Transexual particularly school and beer blunder, running Biden for another term?

JPMorgan Chase is shutting down accounts for companies owned by prominent COVID-19 vaccine critic Dr. Joseph Mercola.

as the director of mt soma, i sometimes feel like a ram rod… just to get things done.

new kitchen staff … Varsha..spiritual, great Gujarat Indian cook

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Naming:  Used and Misused:  e.g. “Energy”, Bigot, etc.

The Eternal Cycle: Treasured, Familiar, Forgotten

The Yugas

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Learning how to ‘feel’: why people love their pets

when words distract

It is the ‘energy’ [what you are doing with your energy] more than who you are or your actions.: 

chakras… psychophysiological centers

subconscious mind = chit

 Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote is as accurate and meaningful today as it was back in the 1800’s. Many of us know it in it’s more generalized form: actions speak louder than words.

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only 1000 Vedic pandits

the real endangered ‘species’

nobody would believe cell phone, computer, airplane etc would work until somebody built it.  let’s finish building the enlightened city

my responsibility: steady hand on the rudder, precise science.  

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yin/yang,  agni/soma, male/female, sunny/shady sides of mountain, bell curves of men and women 

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”
WINSTON CHURCHILL
“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”
PETER DRUCKER
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
THOMAS EDISON

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Bruce Lee

“Don’t fight forces, use them.” – Buckminster Fuller

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Ancient Secret “cell phone” to the Gods

this weeks unedited notes:

The “physics” of Is-ness: Transforming the “Dark Ages”

first day of waxing moon is called “no moon” day.  not a day to start new projects but good to worship ancestors, etc.    then the next two days are “new moon” days.  the second “new moon” day is auspicious and good day to start new things: Shiva Moon

political motivations are often very different than that of the voters

Is-ness = Consciousness…the only thing that is… isn’t a ‘thing’

Agama Shastra “cell phone to Heaven”…  entry… invite Gods to enter..  there is an Agama Shastra for each deity,  

yantra: all actions of havan create a ‘machine’, a yantra, 

mantra: emergence of deity between yantra and tantra of havan 

tantra [2 meanings one for humans e.g. meditation, one for gods receiving influence of the havan]

fish bowl effect:  kali yuga:  we are all swimming around in the same fishbowl.  who is not affected?

“The greatest chapters in history always begin with risk, and the same is true with the chapters of your life.”
MARK BATTERSON

risking nothing is a great risk.  everything is a risk.  nothing ventured, nothing gained. we are always traversing the unknowable. risk is the nature of the unknown.   the only true knowing is knowing you know nothing

futility of debate:  to talk another out of their feelings is to impose denial… better to help them explore what they are feeling,  The light of awareness is the true healer.

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Mai Pen Rai; The True Kshatriya

This weeks unedited reflections:

Unification of Paradox; The Art of Decision Making; What Really Does/Doesn’t Matter; How to be Great

Mai Pen Rai…  Thai: it doesn’t matter,  nice motto for the soul 

Horizontal and Vertical unification/integration

The Art of decision making: everybody makes decisions constantly even the choice to not decide is a decision

Memorial Day

Warrior/Leader, Life on the Line

baby/bathwater;  the anchor and the waves; connotations

it is not necessarily about reflecting and mourning all day long.  but take a moment as a family to address it, its value, its meaning.  that more than a huge lecture will instill values in our children.  touch their heart and then let them figure it out for themselves.

loving your country in kali yuga

be the person you would like to believe you were in a past life.

Home/Om/Womb:  The Lords of Moksha

Current Events:

Land of opportunity, not oppression, Tim Scott

ivory tower head trips vs wisdom

moral integrity: embraced or abandoned?

95% of our children spend an average of 3 1/2 hours per day on social media 

Total screen time 8 to 9 hours per day 30% of young girls has seriously considered suicide connect the dots

fiscal policy… the debt tipping point

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Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

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Kaivalya;  Samhita; Kumbabishekam; Ultimate Tech

This weeks unedited notes:

Eternal Wholeness of the Totality; Veda/Nature/Cosmic Tech/Liberation

“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.”
ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Kumbabishekam and Pandits

Temple first day when they started chanting

5 Havan Kunds going at once.  Thrilling Booming Reverberation of Transcendental Wholeness permeating the earth, the air, and to the very depth of our being 

physiology… when yo finally get enlightened you will realize how ridiculously physiological it is”

purification

Make it a yearly event!?

volunteers were all so great, focused, selfless ,,  

“see job do job avoid the misery” painting, flowers, mowing, rooms, kitchen, etc, etc.

ladies singing bhajans brings to me a sense of my eternal inner home with exquisite childhood memories of family weekend get togethers.

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Samhita Value, permeates everything in space and time

Undefended means innocence just simple innocence

You have to have experienced everything before you get enlightened

The witness with a capital W is Samhita. Wholeness.

The world is a wholeness 

“Somewhere out there some group that knows this because it is Truth”

World needs an axis to exist.

That is why there is always a north and south pole, completing the Samhita Value

The Yugas:  Role of the rakshasa value. An axis has two poles: The time value of Samhita…  Healthy relationship with.

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Current Events: 

As the phase transition to Sat Yuga continues, things in the news are getting more and more ridiculous.  Just remember it is the nature of the transition to an Enlightened Age.  No worries.  Everything will be fine.

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