After the initial questions such as what is out there… and who runs this 'whole show' and so on… other questions come up- questions such as about our own essential nature! Who are we? Where did we come from? Where do we go after death…
At one level, these may seem like spiritual topics which philosophers and other intellectuals have mulled over for centuries and written myriads of volumes… but on another level, these are core questions that we need to answer, so that we can truly appreciate our time here on earth. Not simply read the answers that others have arrived at, but to actually experience the answer by ourself… as our very own understanding of our intrinsic essential nature.
Rishis and sages from ancient India formulated a Maha-Vaakya (special spiritual idiom), also sometimes written as Maha Vakya, that states-
In the Vedas, an individual being is called as the microcosm and referred to as the 'Pinda'. The Cosmos or the Universal presence is called as the 'Brahmanda' and is referred to as the macrocosm. Here we find the Rishis indicating that the individual microcosm is complete in its representation of the larger macrocosm. Almost as if, we are like a piece of a holographic creation- where each piece, every individual, has all the information that is needed to become the larger hologram, the entire cosmos.
This Maha Vakya nudges us to explore our own essential nature and by that be able to comprehend the nature of our own individual being, so we can understand the very nature of our Universe.
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