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Our modern societies have taught us one basic lie that had and has disastrous consequences.
We are told from the beginning of our lives that we are individuals. A closer look at the word is already giving the key ‘Individual’ is Latin and means Undividable…but that is not what we are taught. We are told ‘to be an individual’ is what makes us proud, we are unique and separate; we shall not forget that! And the education, science and media all support the same – since the last few hundred years…
We are proud to be different… Yes you are different, that’s true… yet at the same time it’s a lie!
The reality is that we live in total interdependent relationships with all other existence. Everything affects everything else. What our modern, so called civilised cultures miss is ‘the way the world actually works’.
For the last few hundred years more and more the physical world has been perceived as an aggregate of separate entities. Things, objects, matter, people… who exist (‘exist’ is another interesting word also Latin and it means…standing out).
With the event of science each thing that exist is considered as a separate, individual thing worth of investigation, and the investigation focusses on what things are made of and how they function.
What has not been seen until recently… or rather we should say what has been forgotten in the so called scientific advanced world, is the relationship between the objects.
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This is a fascinating insight into balancing the feminine and masculine principles within each of us, society and the world at large. Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati takes up the challenge of delving into the root cause of many of the problems we face today. In doing so, she returns to the beginning and powerfully lays out how and why things went awry. She offers tangible solutions to redress the balance.
As Aum (ॐ ) is the sound of the universe, Aeem (ऐं) is the Divine vibration of knowing; the cosmic intelligence vibrating throughout the universe.
SHE is honoured in different contexts in the form of Saraswati, Savitri or Gayatri (India), as Prajnaparamita( Buddhism) as Dolma (Tibet), as Sophia, Athene (Greece) as Dahomey (Africa) as Pte san-Wi (white Buffalo Woman (Native America)) as Danu or Brigit (Celts) …etc., all these are forms of the Divine Force of wisdom.
Wisdom is living from the awareness of Oneness.
Applied wisdom is Yoga
It is adamant that we turn away from the power-crazy, destructive perception, which in our global society has gone to extreme, which means unearthing and redirecting our focus into the opposite direction.“That means, even though the goal is balance, there first has to happen a turning; in this case from a materialistic society dominated by the masculine principle, to rekindle the values inherent in the feminine principle. Hence I endeavour to contemplate the feminine principle however not in isolation but with the awareness of, and in dialogue with, the masculine. This means we cannot talk about driving out the patriarchal and installing a matriarchal society, but we need to move to the next level up, where both energies (the masculine and the feminine) contribute to a society of harmony and peace; where co-operation in love and respect is the goal; not the survival of the strongest, most scrupulous and ruthless.”