This is the eternal 64-million-dollar question that we at [thelotusinthepond.com] invite everyone to join us on this journey to dive deep within themselves in search of the answer.
This is Part I followed by Part II below. Swami has chosen for this lecture one of the most profound verses in the Mandukya Upanishad – the four aspects of consciousness. These are represented by the AUM symbol as the waking state, dreaming state, deep sleep state and the witness state.
The next video is Part II and Swamiji goes deeper into the verse. In our meditation experience, after 20 to 30 years of meditation, it is possible to get to a point where it seems ‘someone’ inside is sitting on a high chair watching the hamster wheel of the world go round and round. It’s the closest we have come to what is also known as the Witness. We hope you have this experience, too. Whatever happens don’t ever give up on your meditation practice. Every small bit adds up till one day the lightbulb comes on. Trust us.