Living Brahman – Flipping the Pyramid of Perception

A sacred yarn and beeswax painting from the Huichol indians of central Mexico (1990). My wife followed their tradition for many years.

A nose, a mouth, two ears and two eyes, all protected by skin. These few features, common to all of us and giving us smell, taste, hearing, sight and touch, provide a constant bombardment of impressions. Especially these days, all of this flood of impressions must be managed, otherwise they build up and cause distortion and problems in life – it is a cosmic law. As human beings we are responsible for our karma, and this principle allows us to evolve very, very quickly when it is used correctly.

We do have two primary tools to assist us in putting ourselves together, to build a coherent world view so that we can progress – the mind, and the ego. Both are fascinating instruments, able to build any perspective into a coherent reality. However, just because we have created a reality, how well does it serve us? What are its limitations? Are we living a life of good health and calm, with our needs quietly fulfilled?

If not, we will tend towards living realities in the mind, attempting by whatever the heart is feeling and the intellect discriminating, to continually recreate values and beliefs for ourselves. Because of the overabundance of mental energy and its focus on forever answering the dynamic question, ‘who am I?’, the energetic signature of a person begins to resemble an inverted pyramid, too much mental energy, very quick to change, but fundamentally unstable. 180 degrees off.

In order to flip this pyramid, much more attention is put on establishing a foundation of Being. In the face of all the input it is time to go inward. Even the body, with legs folded and spine straight, resembles a pyramid during transcendental meditation, a living symbol of awareness optimally structured for worldly integration and success.

Once we begin to release the mind from attempting to solve all of our problems, instead relying on our depth of Being for inspiration and direction, we discover a more restful way to live. Integrated life, cosmic life, living Brahman is a paradox, resting in the wakefulness, comfort and security of the cosmos, while simultaneously burdened by nothing. We leave the circus of life’s confusion by no longer standing on our heads.

When Sri Brahmananda Saraswati introduced Himself fully to me in 1993, He took me out to the galaxies with Him, and there we sat in ‘outer space’ with no visible support beneath us, looking out into an endless sea of stars, planets and light. Looking back, He was showing me the reality of living Brahman, long before I reached such a destination; that even in the farthest unknown reaches of space, we remained established in Being, and aligned with divinity. I was as comfortable as if I had been sitting on a plush sofa, with Guru Dev beside me. Please pass the popcorn! 🙂

This is the energy structure we grow towards within, the cosmic pyramid, established on a vast foundation of Being, and from there living cosmic life in balance and success.

~ Jai Guru Dev ~

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West. I began TM at 21 and the TM-Sidhis at 26. I was visited by Guru Dev at 39. The rest is history. :-)

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