some words of wisdom

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  I present you a few excerpts from a small book that I just read :  “the 108 names of Ganesha” by Ashima Singh (penguin books india editions). In this book the hindu mantra linked to Ganesha are presented and a few remarks are added by Ashima Singh. It is a very simple book but some notes are really very interesting. I don’t have access for the moment to all my books and maybe later I will do more extended presentations of hindu and buddhist philosophical themes but for the moment this few excerpts will give some light to the somewhat difficult themes of “Sat” and “enlightenment” that I began to explain in the post “from materialism to inner peace”.

     ” ‘ The self (sat) is omnipresent, without a body, without a shape, whole, pure, all-knowing, far-shining, self-depending, all-transcending’ (Isha Upanishad)”.

       ” ‘Supreme consciousness is like the brilliant radiance of a large lamp, situated inside a pot with many holes, which spread its light externally. If supreme consciousness were to be perceived as an immense source of light, then each living being is like a repository of a ray of light from that source.’ (Brahma meditations)”.

     ” ‘ The self (sat) or universal soul knows all; it is not born, it does not die, it is not the effect of any cause; it is eternal, self-existent, imperishable, ancient.’ (Katho Upanishad)”.

     ” Once we understand the larger pattern of life then every crisis becomes a stepping stone towards the higher realization that we are essentially spiritual beings.”

     ” True knowledge, i.e the realization of one’s spiritual self, leads to immense and deep calmness. It generates purity of the heart by transcending the lower emotions which are replaced by compassion, mercy and love.”

      This 5 excerpts have been written or translated from Sanskrit by Ashima Singh.


About buddhananda
independent spiritual researcher, I find inspiration mainly into the buddhist, hindu and new age fields. I try to find connections between religions, philosophy, economy and technology. My aim is to contribute to the emergence of a better world. I also practice reiki.

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