When you read stuff from Vedanta, you see many references to being together. Unity is inclusive.
For example, this introductory verse to the Upanishads, the Taittiriya Samhita of Yagur Veda.
“Let us be together
Let us eat together
Let us be vital together
Let us be radiating truth, the light of life
Never shall we denounce anyone, never entertain negativity.”
As I’ve mentioned before, even the Rig Veda closes with talk of wholeness. (10.191.2-4)
“Go together, speak together, know your minds to be functioning together from a common source, in the same manner as the devas [celestial beings], in the beginning, remain together united near the source.
Integrated is the expression of knowledge, an assembly is significant in unity, united are their minds while full of desires. For you I make use of the integrated expression of knowledge. By virtue of unitedness and by means of that which remains to be united, I perform action to generate wholeness of life.
United be your purpose, harmonious be your feelings, collected be your mind, in the same way as all the various aspects of the universe exist together in wholeness.”
This does not describe suggested practices but rather the experience of life itself. One is not a separate person but rather an aspect of the whole, drawing that which “remains to be united” together, in wholeness.
We are one and no other.
Last Updated on September 7, 2016 by Davidya