Hi Folks, As of now, I am going incommunicado (I know it is April 1, but I am not writing this to make you an April Fool). God knows for how long. Life anyway is a dream, so it is not of that much importance what happens or is happening in our lives. Remember, our … Continue reading Going Incommunicado
We are made of the same clay Though in form, differ we may And also in what we get called Hearing this,you may be appalled That this seemingly puny little me Is in actuality same as thee.
"Brahman or Self or Consciousness or Awareness or Truth or Reality appears as this world of names-and-forms to our five senses and mind."---D. Samarender Reddy
"Wave is only a name-and-form whose underlying actual substance is water, just like our body-mind is just name-and-form whose underlying actual substance is Consciousness, much like a pot is just name-and-form whose underlying actual substance is clay."---D. Samarender Reddy
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