ADVENTURES IN ADVAITA VEDANTA...


Adventures in Advaita Vedanta, the philosophy and science of spirit. We are one you and I; are you curious why?..

THE ADVENTURE

HARI OM!
Here is a place to linger, to let your intellect roam. Aatmaavrajanam is being written as a progressive study and, as such, can be read like a book. Anyone arriving at any time can simply start at the very first post and work their way through at their own pace. Please take time to read the info tabs and ensure you don't miss a post, by subscribing to the blog. Interaction is welcomed. Don't be a spectator - be a participator!

Change of Programming...

Hari Om

'Freedays' are the 'gather our thoughts' days; Q&As; a general review of the week so far…

...and now for something different…
YAM is going to be away for a while, the travel bug has hit. However, there WILL be posts here every day. Rather than beavering away at preparing the usual subjects well ahead, the decision has been made to offer a break in the type of study for you too. Story-days and Sounds-days will remain in place. For the weekdays, a number of scheduled items of the audio-visual type have been set; discourses from the CCMT and CIF channels, so that you can experience different Swamis talking on the subject of Vedanta and how to apply it in life.

Whilst there are going to be a few individual, 'stand-alone' vids, there are also going to be complete, multi-episode sessions. If you were attending a CM study group in your city, there would come a time when the Swami in charge of your area would hold a week-long 'yajna' - a group of teachings around a particular scripture (or part thereof), or a particular theme of saadhana… or even about saadhana itself, as you will discover soon. These yajnas are great events, where all the different study-groups of the area get a chance to mingle, as well as being open to the public and therefore a chance to talk with folk who perhaps know nothing of Vedanta at all - and you discover a small sense of pleasure at having even the small understanding you have now from your study and practice. Not to display pride, but to recognise that, after all, there has been some progress...intellectually if not necessarily in application!

By having found AV-blog (and, yes, again I tell you that readership has steadily - if somewhat stealthily - grown!), and attended 'class' here, this is perhaps the only way to bring you into yajna.

During this period, then, keep your notebooks handy and take down all the gems which will appear as you listen. As always, write down your questions - then see if they get answered as the sessions move along. You are encouraged to treat your visit to each day's post in this time with the same respect you would if actually attending sessions in person. This entails ensuring that you have addressed all food and toileting needs before being seated; have only water on hand in case of need. Do not leave your seat during the session (times vary between an hour and ninety minutes). Switch off your mobile phones! Pay attention. Worry not at Hindi or Sanskrit usage, all will be clear in the flow of the talks. Listen out for all the terms with which you ought now to have some familiarity. (It would be beneficial to use earphones for listening.)

Most of all, please enjoy this temporary change of learning 'environment'; the Swamis' styles are all very different, but they are consistent in the message. Normal service will resume in approximately four weeks - with Bhagwan and Gurudev's blessings! Hari Om...


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