Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Life-giving Love - Part 8 of 10


These mantras as well as the philosophy imbedded in them are equally living things, - not just pieces of information to be learnt from writing.

They are living divine things.

Just as the icons of the temples which have been ritually invoked by PrANa-pratishhTA, the mantras etc. are deities in the form of the akshharas (letters).

We have to set up a relationship with them, a sort of love that takes us to that state where we ourselves melt into nothingness .

These principles of philosophy that the Guru teaches us and which are to be absorbed by manana and dhyAna, are wrongly considered to be dry philosophy.


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