Vedic Explorations - Thoughts From Myself and Others

To penetrate into the essence of all being and significance, and to release the fragrance of that inner attainment for the guidance and benefit of others, by expressing in the world of forms truth, love, purity and beauty — this is the sole game which has any intrinsic and absolute worth. All other happenings, incidents and attainments in themselves can have no lasting importance.

— Meher Baba
Is That So?, p. 113

What Time is and Why We Perceive It as We Do

This is a short essay on the nature of time, why we experience it as we do, and the vital role that memory plays in the functioning of time. It took me several years to perceive the nature of time, and I’m pleased with this short description of my experiences. I have not seen time described this way in any other writing. Read the essay.

The Benefit of Reading Sanskrit for its Sound Value Only

This essay was written as the final paper for the Maharishi University of Management Masters level course introducing Sanskrit. There is little original thinking from me in the essay; it is mostly repeating what Maharishi has taught. Two additional papers were used as resources, “Experience of the Ved” by Michael C. Dillbeck, Ph.D. and “Maharishi’s Program of Reading the Vedic Literature: Unfolding the Total Potential of Natural Law” by William F. Sands, Ph.D. Both are excellent resources for referencing Maharishi’s thinking.

One virtue if this paper is that it is short, in keeping with the word limits of the assignment. Brevity makes the logic a little dense as there is no room to expand on ideas and provide examples. A lot of thought is covered in a little space, but I think the main concepts are clear. Read the essay.