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Ses 2 getting the eyes to see god final10


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Ses 2 getting the eyes to see god final10

  1. 1. CHANT … Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare AND BE STRESS-FREE !! Mantra Meditation
  2. 2. VOICE Rekindling wisdom, Reviving Love Vedic Oasis for Inspiration, Culture and Education (VOICE) DYS Session 2 This slideshow is based on the book DISCOVER YOURSELF by VOICE Director Radheshyam das, IIT, Powai. Please do not copy these slides without permission from Director at e-mail :
  3. 3. Quiz : What general principles can you draw from the story of 6 blind men? What can we learn from it? Listen to the Story of Six Blind men and the Elephant from your teacher.
  4. 4. UNDERSTANDING THE Organizer Designer Controller Three Ways Of Gaining Knowledge : 1. Pratyaksa Praman (Direct Sense Perception ) 2. Anumana Praman (Theories Based On Evidence ) 3.Sabda Praman (Hearing From A Bonafide Authority) SUPER INTELLIGENCE
  6. 6. 3) TENDENCY TO COMMIT MISTAKES 4) CHEATING PROPENSITY We cannot understand the Absolute Truth through our blunt material senses because of the following…….. FOUR DEFECTS 1) IMPERFECT SENSES 2) TO BE ILLUSIONED
  7. 7. Four Defects : Imperfect senses OUR EYES ARE BLIND outside the range of 400 to 700millmicron OUR EARS ARE DEAF outside the range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz Radio Waves X-Rays R V Visible Range
  8. 8. Four Defects : Imperfect senses Noble Prize winning Physicist Eugene Wigner points out: “ Even if we photograph stars eventually we have to take in by our senses what the photo shows. Furthermore, without our senses we cannot handle a camera. Even if we amplified / refined by instruments the knowledge is no more perfect than our imperfect senses.” Scientist An uninformed Scientist may boast: “ We will use the instrument outside the range for perceiving things.”
  9. 9. Four Defects : To be illusioned TONGUE : Orange after sugar = sour Orange after lemon = sweet EARS : Cannot distinguish hissing of a cooker and train SKIN : same water touched with warm hand appears cool; touched with cold hands appears warm
  10. 10. Guess what Truth can you see in Darkness?
  11. 11. When the sun rises, the darkness is dispelled; When perfect knowledge is obtained, all illusion is dispelled.
  12. 12. Group Task (5 minutes) Group work : Each picture has at least two ways to see depending on what you choose to discard. Form groups to use your creativity and identify the two different ways of perceiving each of the pictures. What do you infer from such observations?
  13. 13. Fig 1 Fig 3 Fig 2
  14. 15. Four Defects : To commit mistakes Brain was thought of as an organ to cool the blood Pituitary or Master glands were considered a vestige or useless tissue in body ! Three astronomers recently discovered a significant mistake in the Hubble Constant, a value used as a cosmic yardstick to measure enormous distances in the universe. WILDLY INCORRECT ACCOUNTS IN SCIENCE
  15. 16. Four Defects - Cheating Propensity 1912 - Connecting Link “Made-up” 1953 - Fraud Revealed : Human Skull & Filed Jaw THE PILTDOWN MAN FRAUD
  16. 17. ANUMANA PRAMAN (Theories based on Evidence) ANUMANA Hypothesis on the knowledge acquired by direct perception It may have been like this, or perhaps it was like this...
  17. 18. ANUMANA PRAMAN (Theories based on Evidence) "... I am a firm believer that without speculation there is no good and original observation.…After five years work I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short notes; these I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions, which seemed to me probable..” (Origin of Species). In one of his letters to A.R. Wallace (December 22, 1857), Darwin wrote:
  18. 19. ANUMANA PRAMAN Darwin’s theory on How the Bear evolved into a “monstrous whale” ??? “ In North America the black bear was seen swimming for hours with wide open mouth, thus catching like a whale, insects in water. Even in so extreme a case as this, if the supply of insects were constant, and if better adapted competitors did not already exist in the country, I can see no difficulty in a race of bears by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale.” ‘ Origin of Species ’ (1964 edition, page 184)
  19. 20. ANUMANA PRAMAN “ To suppose that the eye could have been formed by evolution, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.”
  20. 21. RECORD OF THE ROCKS MAN CAME FROM MONKEYS HUMAN BEINGS AND MONKEYS SIMULTANEOUSLY EXISTED MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO 40,000 100,000 400,000 1 million 1.5 million 2 million Age of Rock Strata in Years
  21. 22. Collapse of Darwinism
  22. 23. SABDA PRAMAN Hearing from a Bonafide Authority KRISHNA BRAHMA NARADA CHAITANYA MAHAPRABHU A C BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI Evam parampara praptam imam rajarsayo vidhuh
  23. 24. How can we understand the Supreme Person who is creator of infinite gigantic universes?
  24. 25. … .tene brahma hriday adi kavaye…. Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1
  25. 26. The Vedic knowledge was revealed by the Supreme Person, within the heart of the first created being, Brahma. – SB 1.1.1
  26. 27. This Vedic wisdom came down in disciplic succession through aural reception.
  27. 28. Srimad Bhagavatam predicts about people in Kali-yuga <ul><li>mandäù — lazy ; </li></ul><ul><li>sumanda-matayaù — misguided ; </li></ul><ul><li>manda-bhägyäù — unlucky ; </li></ul><ul><li>hi upadrutäù — and above all disturbed. </li></ul>
  28. 29. Vyäsadeva, a literary incarnation of God, recorded all the Vedas in writing 5,000 years back for the benefit of people in Kali Yuga.
  29. 30. The Vedas are also called as SHRUTIS or knowledge received through aural reception.
  30. 31. The means of Vedic knowledge is to accept an authority & learn the truth by inquiring submissively.
  31. 32. The Vedas offer insight into - <ul><li>Who am I ? </li></ul><ul><li>Where have I come from ? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do I go after death ? </li></ul>
  32. 33. The Vedas offer insight into - <ul><li>What is the purpose of my existence ? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is God ? </li></ul><ul><li>How am I related to God ? </li></ul>
  33. 34. Composed by sages Wording may change from age to age Revealed absolute Truth Every word unchanged eternally sisters sisters sisters Rajasic VEDIC KNOWLEDGE SRUTI SMRTI UPAVEDAS Dhanurveda Ayurveda, etc. VEDAS Rg, Yajur, Sama, Atharva VEDANGAS Itihasas Puranas Six Darshanas Tantras Spoken by Lord Siva to Parvati Ritual Sutras Connected to Kalpa-vedanga Pancaratras Srauta Sutras explains public yajnas Grhya Sutras explains home yajnas Dharma Sutras Law books Vedanta ( Vyasa) (Metaphysics ) theology of Upanisads Mimamsa (Jaimini) (Hermeneutics ) interpreting scriptural texts Nyaya (Gautama) (Epistemology, logic) philosophy of knowledge including logic Vaisesika (Kanada) (Metaphysics ) philosophy of existence Yoga (Patanjali) (Sadhana) Sankhya (Atheist Kapila) (Metaphysics) Dharma Sastras including Manu- samhita and others 18 Major 18 Minor Samhitas mantras Brahmanas ritual explanation of mantras Aranyakas esoteric explanation of mantras Upanisads Jnana-kanda philosophy of Brahman Kalpa ritual details Siksa pronunciation Vyakarana grammar Nirukta etymology Chandas meters Jyotisa astronomy-time calculation Vaisnava worship Tamasic Sattvic
  34. 35. sarvasya cähaà hådi sanniviñöo mattaù småtir jïänam apohanaà ca vedaiç ca sarvair aham eva vedyo vedänta-kåd veda- vid eva cäham (Bhagavad Gita 15.15)
  35. 36. <ul><li>I am seated in everyone's heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. </li></ul><ul><li>By all the Vedas, I am to be known. Indeed, I am the compiler of Vedänta, and I am the knower of the Vedas. </li></ul>
  36. 37. WHAT DID WE LEARN TODAY ? <ul><li>There are 3 ways of gaining Knowledge </li></ul>Pratyaksa, Anumana and Sabda. <ul><li>Pratyaksa Praman is direct sense perception. </li></ul><ul><li>Pratyaksa knowledge is relative because of </li></ul><ul><li>4 defects in living beings. </li></ul><ul><li>Four defects - Imperfect senses, To be illusioned, </li></ul><ul><li>To commit mistakes and Cheating propensity. </li></ul><ul><li>Anumana Praman is based on hypothesis dependent on sense perception. </li></ul><ul><li>Sabda Praman is hearing from a bonafide authority. Pratyaksa and Anumana gives relative knowledge ( like the story of 6 blind men) </li></ul><ul><li>Sabda Praman gives Absolute knowledge and is most reliable and definite way of obtaining knowledge. </li></ul>
  37. 38. THANK YOU VERY MUCH VOICE Rekindling wisdom, Reviving Love Please feel free to contact us on : [email_address] VOICE Director : Radheshyam das, M.Tech. IIT Powai … .wishes you a happy life to attain perfect knowledge of the Absolute Truth from a bonafide authority for gaining complete freedom from all suffering.
  38. 39. CHANT … Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare AND BE STRESS-FREE !! Mantra Meditation