Friday, October 05, 2007

A purna or integral state of brahmana

What the young students say is normal for their age and stage as different worlds can be seen through the lens of different colors. The ancient racial division on the basis of varna or color was basically such a system of aesthetics that crystallized into a rigid caste system based on preferred professions. It was linked to the four different stages as well as aims of human life. Role of vidya or education is to liberate and enable one to navigate from one end of the spectrum to the other. From grappling with the personal, the particular to embracing of the impersonal or the universal. That is, evolving from a puny being or kshudra/shudra to a purna or integral state of brahmana who encompasses the whole brahmanda or cosmos in his consciousness. 8:52 AM 3:30 PM

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