Every word has a meaning, by which a word is understood. If words did not have a meaning a word would not be understood. Therefore meanings play an important role in understanding a word or words. A word may even be polysemic, meaning having more than one meaning
That a word bears a meaning, which may be polysemic, is taken for granted, but the mechanism by which a word bears a meaning is not deeply understood. It has not been validated with deep reason and logic.
The existence of opposites provides a meaning to a word. The word by itself is devoid of any meaning without the presence of its opposite, for example; good is known because of its opposite bad, otherwise what good is could never be known. The opposite is a word as well, which gets its meaning from the word it gives meaning to, which is nevertheless without a meaning by itself.
What could be the implication of opposite words to meanings? The implications are ..... read further
The article ‘Opposites’ proves that understanding is the key to harmony. Every effort from the mind to reach harmony in the form of concepts/ courses etc. is based on opposites and will not lead to harmony, unless opposites are understood. Only an enlightened being can point to the understanding of opposites in the form of words. And through “neti neti”, there will be a moment Humanity will recognize the understanding of opposites.
Diane Izzedin, USA
The article ‘Opposites' is a most precious and rare gem!! It is a tender but all including, sharing a helping hand in relationships, which we experience through apparent words with meanings and it’s apparent opposite meanings especially relationships with near and dear ones we say we love. The article lends a helping hand to deepen understanding of 'life as it is' to it’s deepest level to light or love this through deep reason and logic. I enjoy so much how it takes us to the core of life itself to its existential nature simply to how it is. It is from deep understanding or 'core of life understanding' that we can grasp what is going on, on the surface = 'daily life' The sharing of what a word at quantum level is and how when perceived through our minds in daily life, it’s opposite cannot be other than present in the same moment, is surely a mind-blower and never shared before! It is so right…."If man understood this mysterious phenomenon of the opposites in the mind, every relationship would be harmonious." Reading the article evokes patience fueled with deep understanding to live life as it is, rather than trying to change life to what I wish it to be. We think we=(mind) knows best but Life=Light=Love=(all there is) knows better it’s easy to say life is ONE but the article shares with us how life is ONE appearing as two or many. Like Dr. Shankar always say trust and patience. Thank you Dr.Shankar for this deep pointer.
Discussion linkedin group ‘Evolving consciousness’; “Opposites”
The existence of opposites provides a meaning to a word. The word by itself is devoid of any meaning without the presence of its opposite, for example; good is known because of its opposite bad, otherwise what good is could never be known. The opposite is a word as well, which gets its meaning from the word it gives meaning to, which is nevertheless without a meaning by itself. Therefore, since opposites are in everyday life, it only means that the quantum nature of meanings is a word with its opposite in the same moment. This implies that the meaning which you do not want is also present in the meaning that you do want, for example right or wrong. If man understood this mysterious phenomenon of the opposites in the mind, every relationship would be harmonious – Academy of Advaita.
Derek Ayre - A paradox here showing how duality of opposites that give meaning are really one and the same. Is this not true alchemy where opposites are shown to be illusory? Like death is in life every moment.
Robin Moore These dualities and opposites are always only reflections in the mirror, when we chase one we....... read further
Comment: CD “5 elements as sound”
Does man know what an illusion is? Words are a magical appearance from sound. What are the sources of this sound? Wherever the body moves there will be sound and this sound will produce words which depict man's relationship with the objects or to the body. This sound appears as words and meanings attached to the mind. It is merely an aftermath of a movement which has preceded that sound. That is the power of illusion to create a word out of a sound. Man only confronts sound in life. To understand everybody how words come out from them is quite an understanding. What a gift this satsang has been for me in guiding me through a painful confrontation, in confronting sound in life. I enjoyed it very much and I am so grateful for your guidance. Thank you, Dr. Shankar. to shop
Letters to AOA:
Question for Dr. Shankar
A friend of mine sent to me something about the Vedas, specially about the yugas. In the Satya yuga everything was perfect. Then came the Tetra yuga, then Dwapara and now we live Kali Yuga. According to Dr. Shankar sophistication is happening every moment and I believe it. The question is that it seems that Satya Yuga was the top of sophistication and after words came something like an involution. It cannot be.
AOA response to Roberto:
By Dr. Shankar
The yugas when deeply understood indicate the characteristics of the human mind that is present in every moment of daily life from ancient to present days. The physical characteristics of the body in the yugas are also to be understood as describing the state of the mind. This is indicated by Ravana present in satya yuga and Rama present in treta yuga to mention a few. The yugas are not to be taken literally for example in kali yuga knowledge is supposed to diminish, whereas, in fact knowledge and science has increased in kali yuga. The quality of the characteristics of the human mind have sophisticated ever since, to mean they are more than what they initially were.
Letter to Regina AOA:
Wonderful the answer by Dr. Shankar about the yugas. Please tell him that I appreciate a lot that answer, that now I can see from another point of view. May be all the scriptures have to be taken the same way. It is a real Grace to have Dr. Shankar with us. This is something special from an enlightened one from India, mastering English and with all knowledge. His ways of explaining everything is so different and of course has sophisticated a lot. I am also grateful to LIFE for having given me the books.
Letter to Regina AOA:
Sure I am receiving wisdom from the books and am enjoying them. If you think you can help, please do it. A friend of mine sent to me something about the Vedas, specially about the yugas. In the Satya yuga everything was perfect. Then came the Tetra yuga, then Dwapara and now we live Kali Yuga. According to Dr. Shankar sophistication is happening every moment and I believe it. The question is that it seems that Satya Yuga was the top of sophistication and afterwords came something like an involution. It cannot be. May be you can help me with this too.
AOA response to Roberto:
By Regina Brand
Your writing has been answered by Dr Shankar I heard a lot about it but for myself I cannot do anything with it. Dr Shankar explained that the yugas are a state of the mind. That was for me enough. See wisdom comes for the first time pure as written English text in the books from Dr Shankar. What do we want more. ???? Never has this happened before in English. It was always a listener who wrote it down. See a listener does not have the same understanding so it was always an interpreted text . Nothing wrong that was how life was flowing. Also now there is so much confussion what is true, there is so much la la land in the world of spirituality. Man took over without understanding. As Dr Shankar says every aspect of life evolves and so spirituality too. The old is not bad No it was needed before but now there is an enlightened one who explains it directly, That is incredible for me. I saw how much stuff ideas labels, thoughts was in me. The UNDERSTANDING is the cleaning . You can not do it but Life evolves in you and the old (Mind stuff) disappears slowly step by step by itself. This is the freedom what I feel now in me. In simple words. Happy and contented where the feet touch the ground. No special effects of Allelua. This searching for special effects in spirituality is a BIG DREAM or BIG BUSSINESS. The mind for me is the answer. Quote Dr Shankar 'To pierce your own mind is to find yourself ' This and the wisdom you have in his books are the gems. I am so grateful to LIFE that LIFE gave you the books. (we think we did it) This is what it finally is. Life is Always the GIVER.
Letter to Regina AOA:
By Roberto, Columbia
It is a real Grace to have Dr Shankar with us. You are right with your commentaries about that. This is something special from an enlightened one from India, mastering English and with all knowledge. His ways of explaining everything is so different and of course has sophisticated a lot. Your words are too full of wisdom. Thank you very much. I hope I will feel that freedom not very far. I am also grateful to LIFE for having given me the books.
AOA response to Roberto:
By Regina AOA:
Yes, you are right Roberto that it is grace to have Dr.Shankar with us, but no one recognises how invaluable Dr.Shankar is as yet. Yes, you are right yet again Roberto that commentaries about what the enlightened say by others is not the truth. Yes Roberto we need to be grateful to life for knowledge, because it is only the deep understanding of knowledge and NOT more knowledge that reveals wisdom. We could never have wisdom without knowledge. Dr. Shankar’s way of thinking is with deep logic and reasoning and this is what makes his explanation different from commentaries by others. I share wisdom, which I understand that has happened to Dr. Shankar. Freedom is right here and not far, once deep understanding of knowledge as wisdom happens. I am so happy that life has gifted the books to you Roberto.
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