More on Means

Recently, I wrote an article highlighting a snippet of the Rig Veda where it observes that the enlightened act by means of that which remains to be united. That part that is not “enlightened”. A similar passage comes up in the Isha Upanishad. Into blinding darkness enter those who worship ignorance. Into as if still greater darkness enter those who delight in knowledge. “It [Atman} is other than knowledge,” they say. “It is other than ignorance,” they say. Thus we have heard from the wise who have explained it to us. Knowledge and ignorance – he who knows both together, … Continue Reading…

The Means

The recent Surrender article brought out a key point which is worth amplifying. Again, from the second to last sentence of the ancient Rig Veda: “By virtue of unitedness and by means of that which remains to be united, I perform action to generate wholeness of life.” This is such a beautiful description of the process of living enlightenment. Keep in mind that from well-developed Unity, a person experiences themselves as cosmic, even on the level of the body. The cosmic includes all beings, including both the enlightened and those that remain to be so. Unity is a process of … Continue Reading…