Evolution and Survival

The Law inexorable, not being understood, bumps, knocks and struggle must inevitably go on. Those survive that pass the more through nascent state, the only condition for fitness. Once there were Engines with no governor and the steam struggle was uncontrollable. But now the governor (this Jnana, this melting into the universal) is known, why keep up the struggle. This Jnana will of course keep down animal production and multiplication within legitimate (and proper) limits. Proficiency in study, Work, Art brings success in so far only us the worker thereby passes through substance. * * * * * Inventions and discoveries are made in and through realization of the Sat. We gladly take to the second-hand Machines and Engines given by the inner Sat. Let us avail ourselves of the inner Boiler. Make thy heart a burning ground. And let Shyama dance there. The temples and churches have been abused through ignorance, else any help to the kindling of that fire within was a blessing. The fountains of Faith are far deeper in the soil of human heart and more securely founded than the ponds of learning and the tanks of intellect. Hence has been the cry for mystery, supernaturalism etc., all along the pages of history. So, has the power of (Urdu word) been felt by the high and low. * * * * * The Professors of Philosophy and Metaphysics get dashed out along the tangent line, owing to the preponderance of the Centrifugal force (Superficial intellect) and aberrations caused by worldly attractions. Spinoza compares Substance to a surface reflecting the rays of light, which regarded objectively...

To Strengthen Memory

Live in God, not only the known past, but even the unknown past or future will begin to flash in your mind. All Maya (figure) is negative and not anything positive. It is plain that the whole of: matter considered in-definitely can have no figure. He who says that he perceives a figure, merely says that he has before his mind a limited thing, (like the hypothetical solid introduced in Hydrostatical investigations). But this limitation does not pertain to the thing in respect of its being, but on the contrary of its non-being. A figure in space, in so far as it has any positive reality, it is only the reality that belongs to the part of infinite space which its periphery cuts off; it is created solely by cutting off or negating all of space that is outside of it. But according to Hegel, the infinite, in the highest sense of the word, must be conceived, not as the simple negation of the finite, but as that which at once denies and affirms it. The individual thinks himself free because he is conscious of his desires and actions, but not of the conditions that determine them. Ordinary observation judging merely by the senses, confounds externality in space with independent existence and represents to itself the spatial separation of stones, plants, animals, as equivalent to an isolated or absolute reality. But is the Reality in a leaf different from the Reality (Atman) of the tree? By a trick of the imagination Ave look upon ourselves as independent, self-determined individuals. Rightly viewed each so-called individual is only a transition point...

New Platonism

As it is only by applying to space or extension, which is one and indivisible, the conceptions of number and measure, which are mere u aids of imagination,” that Ave can think of it as made up of discreet parts, so it is only Imagination which gives to ourselves and all other finite individuals a separate independent existence. SPINOZA As applied to finite beings, Existence is something separable from Essence; the idea of a house in the mind, of the builder, for instance, being something different from the house as an actually existing thing. Essence belongs to God alone; in Him essence and existence are one. When, again, we say of God that He is one, we must understand something different from the unity we predicate of finite things. God, beyond all predication, our intellects could say only this much that it is, but not that or how it is. “I am that I am.” * * * * * Dualistic Theology: “not only does it start from the fundamental dualism of a super-mundane creator and a world lying outside of Him but even in that world all does not spring from the will that creates it,” (e.g. evil and sin.) “Make thy heart a burning ground, And let Shyama dance there.” Maya Every reasonable act presupposes an end or design. That design is nothing else than the form of the thing to be produced. An Intelligence capable of producing all and of raising them by a marvellous art from potentiality into actuality, must contain in itself the forms of all things. – G. Bruno. * * * *...

Spinoza on Ethics

Knowledge as well as conduct must remain imperfect until we can contemplate all things from the point of view of their absolute unity. Other points of view may serve as provisional instruments of thought. Their main use is that we may, like a workman who uses ruder implements to construct more perfect ones, fashion by means of them, other intellectual instruments, by which the mind acquires a further power of investigation, and so proceeds till it gradually attains the summit of wisdom. The Law of Causation, the worldly relationships, expectations, duties, are all mere transition points passing standards of judgments, wayside inns, the dolls of the spinster, the ablution of the waterless. For the Sannyasin, the servant is no servant, the disciple is no disciple, the Raja no Raja, the friend no friend and enemy no enemy, the people’s promises no promises and threats no threats, provisions no provisions. There is but one Reality. When the heart beats at one with It, the whole world pulsates at one with the heart. When the mind is out of tune with the only Reality, the whole world vibrates differently from the mind. * * * * * Sampadah paramaapadaam padam Wealth is the abode of miseries. “There is a point where thought dies away into feeling, intelligence loses itself in rapt identification with its objects, and all sense of individuality is absorbed in that absolute transparent unity where no division is. Ecstasy which can only be described as the extinction of thought from its own intensity, the striving of the finite spirit beyond itself till it is lost in...

Japan

Jyeyasu, Tokugowa Shogun, 1600 (Tokio Court) paid such humble homage to the Mikado (Kioto Court) as to render the king absolutely helpless, a veritable stone-Thakurji. In the name of sanctity the Kioto Court was deprived of all political authority. A strong garrison was stationed in Kioto, ostensibly for the protection of the palace but… Among the generals and admirals who have distinguished themselves in the Chinese and Russian Wars, many were brought up as youths in the principles of Oyomei. This it is which makes them calm amid danger, resourceful in planning and ever alert to meet the dictates of change. With welcome they recognized the Dragon amid the boiling ferment of the Restoration. Oshiwo, a celebrated Oyomei scholar of Osaka, during the severe famine of 1807, for the famishing populace fired on the Governor’s garrison and held them in check while he distributed the contents of the Government granaries to the starving people. After that he calmly met his death. Strike like the lightning, be terrible like the thunder, but remember that the sky itself is always clear above. Mashashige, the hero who fought for the Mikado, and knowing that his cause was already lost, yet carried out the guerrilla warfare with the usurper which led to a temporary restitution of the Mikado’s power and claimed no reward when his work was accomplished, ” What is thy last wish?” said he to his brother as, wounded into death, they both emerged from their last terrible battle with the Shogin’s hosts. Smiling he listened to the swift reply. “I wish to be born again to strike a blow for...