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Date Posted: 07:00
Author: Hendrik - 26 May 2002
Subject: Re: Lankavatara Sutra
In reply to: Mike Carris - 24 May 2002 's message, "Lankavatara Sutra" on 06:56

Maybe you like this one, by Swami Brahmananda:

"God cannot be known by the finite mind. He is beyond the mind and far beyond the intellect. This apparent universe is a creation of the mind. The mind has conjured it up; it is its author, and the mind cannot go beyond its own domain.

Behind this mind of ours there is a subtle, spiritual mind, existing in seed-form. Through the practice of contemplation, prayer, and japam, this mind is developed, and with this development a new vision opens up and the aspirant realizes many spiritual truths. This, however, is not the final experience. The subtle mind leads the aspirant nearer to God, but it cannot reach God, the supreme Atman. Having reached this stage, the world no longer holds any charm for the aspirant; he becomes absorbed in the consciousness of God. This absorption leads to samadhi, an experience which cannot be described. It is beyond is and is not. There, there is neither happiness nor misery, neither light nor darkness. All is infinite Being - inexpressible.

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  • Re: Lankavatara Sutra -- knonymous - 28 May 2002, 07:01
  • Re: Lankavatara Sutra -- Mike - 28 May 2002, 07:02

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