Sunday, March 26, 2017

Reality beyond banality

I spoke with a sceptic and described the experience of chanting the Maha Mantra, and she said roughly this:

You can't prove that any of that is metaphysically true. The shift in consciousness you describe could be a psychological effect of believing in the mantra and in God. In that case you are just seeking a pleasant experience, and the motivation to that is hedonism.

To which I replied:

Yes, you have a point, but your view is based on nihilism; the assumption that nothing is sacred, that sanctity is a human invention, that life is nothing beyond matter. My view is based on the hope that sanctity is real and exists by itself. The hope that there is a reality beyond banality. The search for sanctity needs no motivation, it is its own motivation. It is life seeking its own reality.

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  1. "Meditation proceeds from the fact that there is someone in here. Science proceeds from the assumption that there is anything out there."

    -Swami Tripurari

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