Agony of the soul (?) etc
omkar at GIASDL01.VSNL.NET.IN
Fri Jan 10 05:54:08 CST 1997
> > Look, I cannot show any proof to you of what meditation beyond
> > gymnastics means and effects.
> In other words I have to take your word for it. The salient
> characteristic of truth is that it does not depend on any particular
> subject. What's true for you is also true for me and anyone else who
> comes along. Truth is independantly verifiable. But according to you,
> there is no way to verify what meditation is. I have to take your word
> for it.
:-) No, as with the pain in the arm, you can try on yourself, what it is.
> Actually I don't believe Brahman is ungraspable. Assuming I experienced
> something, how I know it was Brahman and not some delusion unless I knew
> in advance what Brahman is supposed to be?
Oh, yes, that's fine with me. Just I can promise you, that when your
identity will vanish into Brahman will be no way mistaking it, simply
because the one who could mistake it will have vanished. Promise.
And I also wish to assure you, that you don't have to take it from me, and
that you don't have to fight for your convictions with so desperate a
strangle hold. No one is
trying to snatch them from you. :-) We are just amicably sharing our own
believes and convictions, which is what this group is for, after all.
(No hard feelings.)
Om and Shanti,
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