domenica 17 luglio 2011

To worship God, became God

Devam buthva, devam yajet: to worhip God, became God.
Religion and philosophy of India is the Adhyatmanvidya, the Science of Self that Ananda K. Coomaraswamy in one of the essays collected by Adelphi in the recent "The Dance of Shiva", sums up:
"And the science that recognizes the unity of all life forms - just one is the source, just one the essence and just one the goal - and considers the realization of this unit the highest good, happiness, salvation , freedom and the ultimate goal of life. "
This thought reminds me the Chandogya Upanishad you can read: "The light which shines above us, above all things, above the universe, above every world and above which there is no more, this light is that same light that shines inside us" (III, 13, 7). And again, "this Self within my heart, smaller than a grain of rice, than a grain of barley, than a grain of mustard seed, than a grain of millet, this Self that is within my heart is greater than the earth, greater than the space, greater than the sky, greater than all the worlds……this Self that is within my heart, this Self is the Brahman” (Ch. Up. 3, XIV 3-4).

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