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Old Words New Work

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

April was a hectic writing month for this author… something called the A-Z Challenge. A blogger's travail of working through the alphabet. The theme chosen, although it was being presented on the personal blog, was Sanskrit words through which Vedantic saadhana and philosophy could be explored.

It was an interesting exercise, working the knowledge in a field where it is not usually seen.  Exploring words in a different manner than is found here. Already this week you have been pointed to two of those 'essays'.

Why was the series not done here? As that first post on ahangkaara did point out, there needed to be a 'looser' texture to the phrasing and more reference to the secular than is generally applied here at AV-bloggy. What was more, it would break a personal rule of this blog in that it would refer to the author in the first person on occasion... (had you, dear readers, noticed that there has never been the use of 'I' in relation to your aachaarya?!) Also, we have a set 'curriculum' here and one did not wish to break that flow. However, it has occurred (or there has been a 'signal') that presenting the series here would be appropriate in the AUM-day postings. Much of what could be written about meditation and its practice has been laid out there up to this point. Filling that page meaningfully was starting to be a stretch. A large part of meditation is contemplation and the A-Z articles certainly set up deeper thinking. Thus the decision has been made.  Roll on Monday!

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