Modern physics has become so complex that the formulas can be tweaked to make the universe look like anything you want. Adjust a parameter here or there and you can make the universe look like the shape of anything… an elephant, a gorilla, just take your pick. So every time a new observation from the Hubble telescope is made, every formula can be tweaked to still work.
It is understandable then, that a physicist may be inclined to look at attempts to relate Vedic Knowledge to modern physics and claim that, “one can always define such things in a way to defend these concepts. For example, one can equate the Unified Field with Pure Consciousness, etc.” Having a background in physics and math, I can respect that, particularly when said by someone who takes only a quick glance at Vedic Knowledge.
However, after the superstition and confusion (that often does admittedly come up) around Vedic Knowledge is discarded, i.e. after the Knowledge is purified as per Adi Shankara, then what? Then you have a knowledge that seamlessly interfaces with all aspects of life and existence. It perfectly addresses and integrates all science, art, philosophy, psychology, etc. as a unified whole.
So then let’s ask the question, “What is Truth?” Isn’t “Truth” something that correctly accommodates everything without refutation? Once all aspects of life and existence are examined in rigorous and rational detail and still come together in a unified whole without contradiction, have you not found “Truth”? Isn’t that so by definition?
A quick glance at Vedic Knowledge through the eyes of modern science may prompt one to reject it as just a convenient set of redefinition of terms. However, if one looks more and more deeply with a discerning eye, the time arrives when it all comes together. That is when you find Truth within yourself. This is something far more elusive than is afforded by a quick glance, particularly when one identifies with their current model or belief system about life. Even ones identification with, and devotion to, their current understanding of Vedic Knowledge is enough to prevent them from looking deeper!
In this ’30-second sound bite” world, few are willing to take the time to look that much deeper. What they may consider to be looking deeper is simply the re-justification, and increased indoctrination into, their current world view… i.e. their conditioning, indoctrination, identity, etc. To move past your limitations is no easy task. It is the true final frontier for every individual.
I know I hear your words from the level of understanding I currently have. Frequently, I want to take in your words more deeply, but don’t really know how to. It does seem amazingly physiological. I appreciate you bringing up the time element. I do find that if I am not in a rush and take the time to reflect on your words, they do go in more deeply. Getting enough sleep is also helpful. The more balanced I am, the more likely I am to feel the subtle and stretch my mind.
BEAUTIFUL! I have always loved the “rational, must make sense” aspect of Brahmarshi’s teachings. I’ve always thought if someone, anyone, would just take the time to really try to understand what is being taught- they would get it. Of course, I’m describing a fantasy world because everyone’s preconceived notions short circuit their desire and ability to under-stand.
Thanks Barbara for mentioning taking time to absorb the teaching. Just like what I said above, I need to take the time to “stand-under” the teaching so I will understand it better.
Just yesterday I was having a conversation with a client that was very deep and moving.In fact there was a moment when I felt like something deep inside me bubbled up and consumed me..just for a brief moment. The conversation was mainly on ideas of “Truth” What was interesting is the fact that my client said,”What just happened”? It was pretty cool that she felt something as well (in her own way). It might be a struggle to define a moment like that simply because my understanding at this point is what it is. What I do understand is this journey has become my “reason to be” which explains why my appreciation for your navigational expertise Brahmarshi knows no end.