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VCA Talk 10-17-21

11am Sunday Talk: Setting Aside the Mirror, with Br. Shankara

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On Sunday morning, Oct. 17th at 11am, Br. Shankara will talk about Setting Aside the Mirror. Join us online (no in-person activities at this time) and participate in the discussion!

Sage Vasistha told his student, Prince Rama: “O my dear child! How strange is this world-bewitching maya! Being deluded by this maya, one cannot know the Self; though the Self has pervaded all through the limbs of the body. … As (a stage set) or as the mirage water in the desert, are not true, in the similar manner this observable universe is not true.”

To explain what he means by “not true,” Vasistha says:
“This creation, which is merely of the form of a vibration of consciousness alone, is dissolved by accurate knowledge and arises again with false knowledge — just as the false knowledge of the snake arises on the rope.”

According to Vasistha, this vibration of consciousness IS maya, which he describes as illogical, dreamlike, illusory, and deliberately delusory or deceptive, like a magic show.

Your mind is the mirror in which this magic show is reflected — and without spiritual work you may never truly believe it is “but a dream.” As a determined jnana yogi, you can learn how to set aside that mirror and realize the all-pervading, ever blissful Self that is your true original nature. This is what we will discuss on Sunday morning.



Oct 17 2021


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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