There are shapes that are inherent to the structure of the Veda (i.e., the structure of the unified field, the foundation of existence). Those shapes are inherent in nature. They are no more arbitrary than all the other laws of physics. They are as mathematically precise as the musical scales, but they are as heartfelt and free-flowing as music itself. Those shapes can be seen welling up through nature in many ways. The shapes emerging from the Golden Triangle are one example: the five petals of a flower, five branches emerging from a snowflake, etc. Also, the sagittal cross-section of the human brain in the shape of a leaf. Those forms and images are not arbitrary. They are woven into the fabric of creation just as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are woven into arithmetic.
Each of those forms (structures, laws of nature) has a particular name unique to it. For example, Shiva, Ganesh, Parvathi. Like the branches of a snowflake, each main branch has many offshoots: the thousand names of Shiva or Ganesh, etc.
Viewing those forms as images on the physical level of life awakens the deeper levels of your being to what lies within as your essence. Similarly, each form has sounds that correspond to that form. Listening to those sounds (mantras, etc.) also awakens you to your essence.
It is all very beautiful.
Oh, fun. And beautiful. I have heard Michael Mamas talk about this before but I understood this in a new and different way this time…
It is very beautiful! When I know this as a direct experience,I am sure it will be more beautiful than words can express.
A very stimulating blog..thank you dearly
Very beautiful, most profound.
I love all the ways of viewing the interconnections of life, of nature.
Its amazing how the forms, (sight), relate to mantras (sounds). And all of it based in our own consciousness. I am reminded of some song lyrics, “getting to know you, getting to know all about you”. Thank you. I really like this entry. And the picture is a beautiful addition.
Very beautiful indeed. However, I must point out that snowflakes have 6 branches, occasionally 12. And, contrary to popular paper cut-out form, never 8. 🙂
I do appreciate your pointing that out. It is good to know. At the same time, the conceptual understanding is the point here. I do understand that you know that and your point is still good to have made. I could edit the blog to maybe a five pointed crystal, but then it would perhaps be more difficult for people to picture. Perhaps poetic license is sufficient. A blog on conceptual freedom might be in order. There is a humor to all this. Like the entertaining quote, “Don’t confuse things with the facts”. At any rate, I love your thought provoking comment. Everything is profound. Yes?
Love the discussion about the snowflake. The idea of the conceptual understanding was a good one for me to hear.
I’m enjoying these profound expressions of knowledge. Thanks.
Ok, now I get why some very beautiful and perfect works of art be it music, painting, architecture, sculpture, etc touch us in a very deep and profound level. The same with some places in nature, upon seeing them evoke so called peak moments, or feeling our essence… How great it all is
I just wanted to make a correction on my comment. I meant to use the term ” peak experience” , not peak moment. I just looked it up.Peak experience was a term coined by Abraham Maslow back in mid 60’s, referring to transcendent moments of pure joy and elation that can be spontaneously triggered by art, nature, sex, creative work, music,, scientific knowledge, and introspection. I think that this is part of what Michael is referring to.