Katha Upanishad Archive

THE SELF AS MYSTERY

THE SELF AS MYSTERY   Stone: Opal The Mantra: Jay Tat Rahasya   The Key:   Ultimately everything is a mystery, but once we finally solve the one of our own self ALL is revealed.   a) The Bhagavad Ghita introduces the issue by saying that the ancient Rishis:   They see the Self in the Self by the Self.   This isn’t very clear: …

THE SELF OR SOUL – EASTERN DEFINITIONS

 THE SELF OR SOUL – EASTERN DEFINITIONS The Viveka-Chudamani:   The supreme self is the internal reality of Truth and Bliss,   eternally indivisible and pure consciousness, the witness of the intellect and the other faculties, distinct from being or not-being, the reality implied by the word “I”.   The Prajna-Paramita:   Manjusri asked, What is the self?Sariputra replied: The Self is only a name, …