Monday, March 24, 2008

Dharma Bums

"...The ego gropes in darkness, while the Self lives in light..." - Katha Upanishad

Krishna counsels Arjuna, beginning with the tenet that since souls are immortal, their deaths on the battlefield are just the shedding of the body, which is not the soul. Krishna goes on to expound on the yogic paths of devotion, action, meditation and knowledge. Fundamentally, the Bhagavad Gita proposes that true enlightenment comes from growing beyond identification with the ego, the little self, and that one must identify with the truth of the immortal Self, the soul or Atman, the ultimate divine consciousness. Through dispassion the yogi, or follower of a particular path of yoga, is able to transcend his mortality and attachment for the material world and see the infinite.

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,

Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Hindu Blog


tweetey30 said...

Beautiful photo's though. Wow. They are amazing really.

Candy Minx said...

I love this art work too Tweetey. I'm a fan of the book/poetry they are illustrating, it's the "Gita", from about 3,000 or more years ago.


beautiful artwork.

not sure about the skinny blokes though. Meditation's ok but I reckon there's not much a large vodka won't solve ;-)

Candy Minx said...

Four Dinners, well another name for alcohol is "spirits" and that's because alcohol has a "yes impulse" it at first in a positive way allows us to drop a bit of our egos. Unfortunately...some people become attached to using only booze as a way to override their ego...and that is sad.

The great thing about meditation is it relieves stress, makes one feel like they have infinite energy...and it's absolutely free with no hangover! Zowie!

Someday, I hope you and I can share a drink and a visit. By the way...send me your mailing address via e-mail if you can...Stagg and I have some things for you and your family. I can't find your email in my files...