Friday, March 24, 2006

The whole Truth

Kiran wrote this in response to my posting about Truth the other day:

Most of the followers of vedantic philosophy follow advait vedant which literally means non dualism. It says the consciousness in a human being described as "Chaitanya" is the manifestation of the supreme spiritual power of the universe described as "Brhma Chaitanya", in the human body. They are essentially one & same. It is the curtain of this physical mundane world, the "Maya" which separates our consciousness from the supreme consciousness. Breaking this curtain, the "Mayabheda", & realising the manifestation of supreme spirit in our body is the ultimate goal of human life. When one realizes & harbours this whole & absolute truth in one's mind, the person achieves "Sat Chit Ananda", a state of eternal bliss & happiness. This is done by a practise of meditation which teaches our mind to shift its focus from unrealistic external physical world to more realistic & fulfilling internal world. On realizing this truth one elevates oneself to a whole new platform of super consciousness & the truth manifests itself. So this is "The Truth" which one should seek.

Let me know your view on this.

So I replied:

Hi, Kiran!

I think you're saying something in another way that is also a part of the teachings of Christian Science. This makes sense to me:

"This is done by a practise of meditation which teaches our mind to shift its focus from unrealistic external physical world to more realistic & fulfilling internal world. On realizing this truth one elevates oneself to a whole new platform of super conciousness & the truth manifests itself. So this is 'The Truth' which one should seek."

Christian Science teaches how to do this through prayer. To me, Truth is an actual Being, a conscious Creator, indeed God Himself. God is Truth. So when I'm finding out more about Truth, I'm finding out more about God. And that, in turn, allows me to find out more about myself as God's image and likeness.

Truth is also Love, Mind, Spirit. These concepts express the totality of God. Not an anthropomorphic being, but divine Spirit.

Does that make sense? Thanks so much for your comments!

Laura


These passages from Science and Health are meaning a lot to me this week:


Truth brings the elements of liberty. On its banner is the Soul-inspired motto, "Slavery is abolished." The power of God brings deliverance to the captive. No power can withstand divine Love. What is this supposed power, which opposes itself to God? Whence cometh it? What is it that binds man with iron shackles to sin, sickness, and death? Whatever enslaves man is opposed to the divine government. Truth makes man free.

--224:28


The enslavement of man is not legitimate. It will cease when man enters into his heritage of freedom, his God-given dominion over the material senses. Mortals will some day assert their freedom in the name of Almighty God. Then they will control their own bodies through the understanding of divine Science. Dropping their present beliefs, they will recognize harmony as the spiritual reality and discord as the material unreality.

--228:11


Any other thoughts?

Have a great weekend!


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