I answer to a name But tell me What it really means When I answer to a name.
The clay pot analogy helps you understand why the world is merely names-and-forms, whose underlying substance or reality is Consciousness, much like a pot is mere name-and-form, whose underlying substance or reality is clay. Understand this simple analogy, and you will be able to explain to yourself all the facets and implications of the whole … Continue reading Clay Pot Analogy – Name-and-Form
Don't forget, there is no such thing as death. What "dies" (or gets broken) is name-and-form called pot, while nothing happens to the clay. And, the pot does not actually "exist" as it is a mere name-and-form that "appears to exist" and so, even the pot does not die because how can something that did … Continue reading No Such Thing as Death
The “I” that I am thinking I am is an illusion, only an appearance, a mere name-and-form, underlying which is the One and Only One Reality that is there, namely, Consciousness. That Consciousness I am (Aham Brahmasmi) and That Thou Art (Tat Tvam Asi).—Yours Truly
One has to thoroughly understand why the World is mere Name and Form (Nama-Rupa), including one's body and mind including the ego sense or egoic-I, by understanding the analogies of Clay and Pot, Water and Wave, Gold and Ornaments made of gold. Thereafter, if one can draw out all the implications of the World being … Continue reading A Path to Truth
(from Swami Paramarthananda's Commentary on Drik-Drsya Viveka) What is creation? Creation can be defined as the production of an effect or a product from a cause. When an effect is produced out of a cause what happens exactly? What is the mechanism? The words cause, effect, etc., are normally used very loosely. Take the example … Continue reading Creation of the Universe