Story about Perception X 5

Resemblances and Correspondences X, part 5 – Story about Perception

Consciousness and Speech Series X.

Sacred Speech Masterclass X, part five.

Resemblances and correspondences shape our consciousness and speech. How do things resemble each other, what are their connections and relationships, and how does this become known?

Michelle: This just popped into my head, as you were… A resemblance. The convenience, and the reflection, I was thinking of something we all have experienced many, many times, I know I do all the time, where I .. a thought of someone pops into my head, maybe it was because I saw something and it reminded me of that person, then they end up calling me on the phone. You know what I am saying? Then I see something and it reminds me of them and then they call me. Just seemingly out of the blue, they, you know, and there’s that connection between and they could be my brother in California just out of the blue, you know, I am thinking about him and seemingly no connection, and yet, there’s clearly a connection because I just thought of him and now he’s calling me on the phone. You know what I am saying?

Babaji: Well, you know, what I like to comment is that, yes, absolutely, I know what you’re saying. That’s happened to me many, many times, of course, as it has happened to all of you many times. This is only strange because we have accepted a specific model of the world that operates in a very specific way. And that’s what makes it strange. You see, according to your education, and according to your cultural discourse, it’s not possible really for that to happen. Oh, yes, you give it a category of coincidence, or magic or whatever. You know, there are categories, of course, that we create to place those things in. But the main thing I want to say is it is only strange because of the particular, specific culture that we live in. In other cultures, it is not considered strange at all.

Michelle: I think that why I used that example is because more now because of these conversations we are having and especially today, do I understand that that happens because of Speech. I mean, that’s why. Like I just had this huge AH HA of this happens and it is because of Speech. You know, I don’t believe in coincidence, but I never really I never I never felt, the any way, I don’t even know how to articulate that, the thought is speech, that the reflection is speech, then the connection is speech. That it is all forms, you could say, of speech. That it is only because of speech that that type of thing happens. Does that make any sense?

Babaji: Well, I mean, I could go so far as to say it’s only because of speech that everything happens.

Michelle: Yes, but now I am looking at it as like, oh, of course, the big Ah Ha, I am having a huge Ah Ha moment.

Babaji: But still, that doesn’t mean that we take Speech and place her on the altar and bow down and worship her. Yeh, we could do also that if you like. I am not opposed to that. But the point here, and the point of these sessions, is that we want to know how that happens and how we can engage that. It is not enough to just embrace the idea of that and reify or deify an idea but it’s to start looking at the process, the application, and the knowledge of that, and especially how that relates to the knowledge of ourselves—which is, as I have said before, is really what this whole thing is all about.

About the Author

Baba Rampuri, author of "Autobiography of a Sadhu, a Journey into Mystic India," and frequent commentator on Oral Tradition, Sacred Speech, and Consciousness, is an American expatriate,  the first foreigner to be initiated into India's largest and most ancient order of yogis, the Naga Sannyasis of Juna Akhara.  He has lived in India since 1970, where he practices and teaches the oral tradition of the Sanatan Dharma, conducts sacred ceremony and rites, and hosts workshops and retreats.

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