[Advaita-l] A Circle with center everywhere and circumference nowhere
Raghav Kumar Dwivedula
raghavkumar00 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 11:58:55 EDT 2018
The context i think is the oft-quoted statement of Swami Vivekananda
There are two instances of it -
Swami Vivekananda Reference 1
“So then the Hindu believes that he is spirit. Him the sword cannot pierce
— him the fire cannot burn — him the water cannot melt — him the air cannot
dry. The Hindu believes that every soul is a circle whose
circumference is nowhere,
but whose centre is located in the body, and that death means the change of
this centre from body to body. Nor is the soul bound by the conditions of
matter. In its very essence it is free, unbounded, holy, pure, and perfect.
But somehow or other it finds itself tied down to matter, and thinks of
itself as matter...” (the individual)
Swami Vivekananda Reference 2 – “.... Man is an infinite circle whose
circumference is nowhere, but the centre is located in one spot; and God is
an infinite circle whose circumference is nowhere, but whose centre is
everywhere. He works through all hands, sees through all eyes, walks on all
feet, breathes through all bodies, lives in all life, speaks through every
mouth, and thinks through every brain.” (the individual and the Total are
On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 1:51 PM, Kartik Vashishta via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Hari OM!
> What does "A Circle with center everywhere and circumference nowhere" this
> Am I to assume that it means that there are no "objects of perception" but
> only "subjects" and that everything is pure consciousness itself?
> Please explain by way of explanation AND analogy.
> Hari OM!
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