Monday, 15 October 2012

The path of illumination – Self Knowledge

This body of knowledge is known as Vedanta or Self Knowledge and was recorded in the ancient Indian texts such as the Upanishads, Tattva Bodha, the Bhaghavad Gita and other Hinduism texts written over 5000 years ago.
The knowledge revealed in these ancient texts was written in Vedic Sanskrit, a refined language that often does not have an English translation. Furthermore the texts were written from the knowledge of enlightened teachers, which is beyond the comprehension of the unconscious mind. The content of these texts has continued to elude most who attempt to read them.

In these scriptures the enlightened sages revealed the immortality of the Self, the natural state of being where one exists with insight, clarity, peace and happiness.

The nature of a child is to be curious about everything that he/she sees, hears, touches, tastes and smells, but the child does not question who is the seer, listener, toucher, taster, smeller or experiencer.

The child who does not question the ‘questioner’ grows up to be the adult who gets used to challenging everything and everybody except his own self, the ‘I’

As there are millions of people who never even question their perceptions, there are billions who never even question the perceiver, the thoughts or the thinker.
Herein begins the role of the observer.

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