FROM the earliest days of humanity there has been intense curiosity about how it all came about; how man and woman were created and how the Universe was created. Each religion, each culture developed its own answers, its mythology. hristianity and Islam adopted the Judaic version of creation, as laid out in the Book of Genesis. God made the Universe in six days...
WHEN we ask a question, many a times the answers we get are unexpected. One such question is: Who Am I? We will certainly ask many questions in our lifetime. This question is central to all our other questions. The other questions supplement and compliment this central question.
WE CRINGE when questions come our way. We try to avoid searching questions that cause us to look within. Only questions that lead us towards the experience of peace will give us bliss. Bliss or joy is grossly misunderstood. We equate it with the excitement of a new acquisition
WE ARE constantly searching outside for answers. It is almost as if the answers to all our questions and problems can be found outside, somewhere, somehow. How often do we succeed in that?
Our Vedic scriptures say that we are divine creatures whose true nature is bliss. We are created to enjoy the pleasures and the bounty of the Earth. Scriptures have clearly said that the source for this pleasure is from within. Only when bliss, joy, and pleasure spring from within, do they bring lasting joy. Being continuously in the state of inner bliss is called Enlightenment.
As we go through life, various mental setups get created within us. More and more of our personality becomes molded by the people we are with and the situations we encounter. Unfortunately, a lot of this is shaped by the media. Television creates programs in such a way as to draw you into it, and it uses a lot of subtle and not so subtle ways of grabbing your attention.
Science is just now getting glimpses of the tremendous power of meditation to completely change the entire body-mind structure itself. The benefits of meditation are countless and across all planes - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Meditation can simply change the very quality of life.
The question may arise – if all that is required is a structure which will hold and transmit energy, why do we need the form of a particular deity?...
Initiation is the direct transmission of Truth from master to disciple...
Q. β€˜In the East, why do you have so many deities, so many methods of worship, so many meditation techniques?’...
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