Tuesday, May 06, 2008


Prophecy. Engraving from a book by the English mage Robert Fludd

The experience of Self-realisation is suggested in Christian cultures as either a flame-like energy or a baptism with water at the crown of the head - the Sahasrara Chakra.
The term Self-realisation is the equivalent of Sanskrit Atmasakshatkar or Atmabodha.
Atma means the Self. Sakshatkar refers to the experience of knowing that one is truly that. Bodha refers to knowledge; not knowledge gained from reading books, but experience of the Self directly on the central nervous system, particularly at the crown of the head.
The word gnosis has a similar meaning: knowledge through direct experience - not intellectual belief - that one is the universal Self.


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jeronimus said...

Many thanks for the link, John.