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I was recently watching a TV science documentar. I only saw part of the documentary, but that part was very profound and reminded me of a Vedantic teaching.

The narrator spoke of DNA and mentioned that the DNA of all living creatures in our planet is linked. In other words, we are related to ever living being on the planet. When we read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, the author has Sri Krishna (God) say, "I am the universal Self seated in the heart of all beings" (Bhagavad Gita 10:20).

The word that has been translated as "Self" in Sanskrit is "Atman". Atman has also been translated as "Soul" and "Spirit". I would not be surprized if someone has translated it somewhere as "Life". Then the verse above quoted of the Bhagavad Gita could be translated thus: "I am the Life thriving in the heart of all living creatures".

The Vedantic teachers of ancient India understood Life as being One, and all living beings as sharing that One Life. They were not scientist, they were contemplative philosophers. They reached similar conclusions as the scientists of today. Their language was different, but the perception was very similar.

I have always believed that I am not eternal, but Life is eternal. I have the feeling that if there is Life elsewhere in our Universe, we are also linked to It. DNA is the physical manifestation of Life.

Hermano Luis
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"To be united with the Lord of Love
Is to be freed from all conditioning."

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Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:45 pm
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This isn't reality. It's just where we come to express it.
Without limitations nothing can be measured, nothing gained.
The Universe is the limitation. Space/Time is what is measured. Knowledge experience and wisdom are what are gained. Unconditional love is the result. The IS grows and we are fractals of the IS.

That's me in the corner.

Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:31 am
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