It seems that fewer and fewer people believe in God these days. Even in India, the Land of the Veda, this is happening with many of the young people. We do well to examine why.
When I was a kid, the idea of God was very odd to me. He was presented as someone who was sitting on a cloud somewhere orchestrating our world. Answers were weak at best to so many fundamental questions like, “If there is a God, why is there suffering?” Even I, for a period of time in my youth, could not accept what I was being told. Like most youth all over the world these days, I was brought up with rational, scientific thought. I was taught to think for myself and demand that things made sense. What I was told about God simply did not make sense.
At first glance, this seems to be a terrible state of affairs. However, this cloud does have a silver lining. Over the generations, misunderstanding and superstition have crept into the understanding of God. Also, older understandings no longer address the mentality of our modern age. As I like to say, the knowledge is eternal, but the way it is taught must change eternally to interface with, to be understood and accepted by, the mentality of the times.
If God is something the younger generation is to believe in, these times demand that God must make sense from a rational scientific perspective. The silver lining here is that after older understandings of God are rejected, the nature of existence is pursued anew. Then a deep and rational knowledge of the underlying basis of existence emerges. Then, after long and careful examination, the time comes when one realizes that, when understood in this modern light, the ancient Vedic knowledge is realized to be not only correct, but profoundly correct, extensive, detailed, and scientifically consistent. The only problem was that we were not provided with the rigors of understanding that the ancient Rishis held. Of course, our modern scientific language is new, but that level of rigor and rationality was certainly there in the minds of the ancient Seers.
Adi Shankara said that the knowledge must be revived generation after generation. If not, it is lost to time. So in a sense, we can thank the modern thinkers. It is individuals among them that examined the nature of existence carefully enough to reveal the underlying truths in the language of our time. It is they that are bringing forth the spiritual regeneration of our planet and the rediscovery of the wisdom held by the ancient Rishis.
To those modern thinkers I simply say that in the final analysis Vedic science does make sense to the modern mentality. In fact, I encourage you to demand that it make sense. Do not stop until the nature of life and existence makes sense to you. Purify the knowledge. Cast out any superstition or distortion. Pursue truth. Know that it leads to an incredible place… one that satisfies the mind as well as the heart… one that at first glance may make no sense what so ever, but in time, makes perfect sense.
Not only does Vedic Science and God have to make sense, to my rational mind they are the only explanation of the nature of existence that do make sense. I’ve tried and tried to come up with alternatives and only one works at all. Like the movie, Matrix, I could be dreaming all of this. Even then, at least I know Consciousness Is, which Brahmarshi teaches us is the only thing we do really know. Other than that possibility, Brahmarshi’s explanation of how things work is the only one that makes sense.
One thing I truly enjoy about Brahmarshi’s teachings is how bullet-proof they are. No lapses, no leaps-of-faith, no mumbo-jumbo. They always are true in any situation.
Beautiful! Excellent bridge explanation of how rationality and meaning must fit together…
This is what first struck me about your teachings and drew me to inquire further… What you say makes sense and puts things together more than any other person or tradition I’ve encountered. You help and even encourage us to feel it and find it within ourselves. It’s like touching solid, stable ground after a lifetime of floating in the sea on a tiny raft, pieced together with the best fragments of reason I could find… until finally the big picture begins to emerge on the horizon. Thank you.
It was quite amazing how I felt 30 minutes in to my first lecture. I did not know why it made so much sense however it did. My second 30 minutes was a bit tougher on my intellect however it still made sense! It might sound like that it was no big deal to some (or many) however living at this time..in this country..it was a really big deal. To listen to you talk about God and existence in a way that I had never heard before and to have it make sense to the degree that it did was and still is simply a blessing.
Thank you for that lecture Brahmarshi and thank you for the rest of my life.
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“Kick at the darkness until it bleeds daylight.”
– B. Coburn
Prior to meeting you, I spent hours a day poring over spiritual books by various authors. I enjoyed them, but I was left wanting more something that I couldn’t pinpoint.
What struck me on my first lecture was that what you said felt so deeply right. It also put things together in a way that put everything together and showed me my purpose for living. Not only that, you have the ability to communicate spiritual concepts in a way that simplifies, clarifies, and helps me under-stand both intellectually and experientially.
Listening to the first SEH class lecture, I literally transcended as I felt the truth resonating deep in my heart and knew I had found my teacher. The Vedic knowledge, or truth, being presented brought me to a depth, within myself, not yet experienced in this life. Your perceptions of God aligned perfectly, with mine. and you helped me understand the shortcomings all around me and within myself. Seeing the cup half-full instead of half-empty changed my perception, completely. But, most importantly, you guided me to see my Divinity and, for that, I’ll be forever grateful.