CLASS LECTURE ON VEDANTA II | IWGR III | RAMA राम
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Reading or studying is of different kinds .
Some people study only through the tongue , like parrots ; some study through the hands , as shipwrights or artists .
Rama does not mean to say that all artists are not scientists ; but we have seen artists who are not scientists .
There are people who can swim across a bay , but who know nothing of Hydrostatics . There are people who can navigate the air but know nothing of Aeronautics , the science of the air .
The manufacturers of medicinal articles often know nothing of Chemistry .
Now those people who study with their hands are welcome .
There are some people who study only with the heart . They are the blessed people of the world .
Those who can feel , those who can realize a thing at one glance , those who are clairvoyant , see everything ; they are welcome too .
But if they study through their hearts alone , their training is of no benefit .
They must have intense desire , and at the same time be well cultured , in order that their knowledge , their true education may be imparted to others .
They are one-sided if they follow only the heart .
The people who are of the greatest use in this world are those who act through three edges : who have the head , the heart , the hand and tongue , well trained .
These are the highly educated , the really cultivated .
Similarly , Rama wishes you to study and learn the Vedanta , through all the avenues :
- EVERYTHING .
- Let it tingle through your blood ,
- course thru your veins & arteries ,
- permeate & penetrate your heart ;
- let your brain be steeped with it ,
- let all your being be soaked in it ;
Then you will raise yourself , you will be free from every point of view .
Then you will realize your Supreme GODhead , your true nature ; then you will be perfectly free from every standpoint .
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