RLST 005 10.6.10 notes

RLST 005 10.6.10 notes - Vedism Visible Today Agni missiles...

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Vedism Visible Today Agni missiles OM T-shirts
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Vedism, cont. samsara, karma, moksha, yoga and the “Upanishadic equation”
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Vedic scriptural authority ś ruti = "that which is heard” – direct perception of truth vs. smriti = "that which is remembered” – mediated through imperfect human mind
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Ś hruti (“that which is heard”) The cosmos is an ongoing sacrifce • Sound and vibrations are the “breath” oF the cosmos • Correct perFormance oF sound generates “wind” or “breath” that heats and animates the cosmos • Ability to “hear” and to generate correct sound through spiritual power ( tapas ) justifes power For Brahmin class
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Rg Veda = hymns to the gods • OM or AUM incorporates and symbolizes all sound • hymns open with OM to establish sacred sonic space
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Brahman and Brahmins Brahman = sacred sound or prayer or animating essence of the cosmos = ultimate reality = a “universal soul” • Brahmins = priests or pray-ers whose ritual performances sustain the cosmos (don’t confuse with Brahma = deiFcation of sacred sound/representation of ultimate reality)
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