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!
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Choice

Hari Om
Each 'Choose-day' we will investigate the process by which we can reassess our activity and interaction with the world of plurality and become more congruent within our personality.

To choose…
verb [chose, chosen]
  •  to decide what you want from two or more things or possibilities:
She had to choose between the two men in her life.
Danny, come here and choose your ice cream.
He chose a shirt from the many in his wardrobe.
It's difficult choosing where to live.
I've chosen a present for Luis.
Yesterday the selectors chose Dales as the team's new captain.
The firm's directors chose Emma to be the new production manager.

As this example shows, not a day goes by without there being something which prompts us to make choices. Part of our modern conundrum is that we actually have too much choice and the result is we tend to waiver and become indecisive. Certainly about the small stuff, but sometimes about the big stuff too. We submit ourselves to far too many 'what ifs…' wondering whether we might be depriving ourselves of something by choosing one thing or situation over another.

Sadly, this can happen when it comes to committing to a plan of action in the spiritual part of our lives too. Often the question is as basic as whether to 'believe in God' or not… which is actually not an appropriate question.

Vedanta makes it clear that we must always start with the subject… the "I"… therefore 'who am I' is the a proper question… and as a result, 'do I believe in me?' would be another point to ponder. The decision we have then, is whether to commit to ourselves! That ought not to be too hard.

Ought it?

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