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Talk 4-25-21

11am Sunday Talk: The Equations of Maya, with Br. Shankara

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This Sunday morning, April 25, from 11am-noon Br. Shankara will speak with us on “The Equations of Maya” Join us on Zoom, and participate in the discussion!

April is a month for study of Jnana Yoga (advaita vedanta). As a jnana yogi, you practice discrimination, reason, detachment, and satyagraha (insistence on Truth). The goal is freedom from limitation (moksha). Our teachers say that all miseries in life are caused by seeing inaccurately. An earnest and persistent jnani may break through this misapprehension (Maya) and see only the Divine Presence everywhere, in everything and everyone.

Sunday April 25 11am-noon
The Equations of Maya
with Br. Shankara

John Dobson earned a Masters in chemistry from UC Berkeley (1943). He went on to become an astronomer, student of human history, and Vedanta philosopher.

Dobson wrote, “Modern cosmologists usually take non-existence for granted and hope to get the Universe out of nothing. But must we assume that in the absence of the Universe and in the absence of space and time there would be nothing? Or can we, without so rash an assumption, find clues to what might remain if instead we take existence for granted but leave out space and time? Could what remains, through apparition or maya, appear as this Universe? Can we, from what remains, get a Universe of gravity, electricity and inertia?”

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” — Albert Einstein

Dobson was a master of explaining advaita vedanta simply. On Sunday morning we will read and discuss his detailed, yet very clear descriptions of how Brahman appears to us as this Universe.

“There cannot be two existences, only one.” — Swami Vivekananda


Apr 25 2021


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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