'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menoracular; On Higher Teaching pt 7

Thus the new layout at Pradeep has the offering of the little walk through temples permitting contemplation on the Mahaavaakyas. I hope you were not too bamboozled by that summary of their essence. It felt important to share it with you. These statements arise from the Upanishads and are therefore very pertinent to the discourse which Guruji was presenting.

Another gem of the new setup was the 'walkway to realisation'. The Mahaavaakyas having now been explained in a nutshell to you, there was also a physical representation on a boardwalk incline.

© Yamini MacLean
There are quotes and prompts for contemplation to help us understand what is involved in this process.

As stated, it is not merely an intellectual exercise, but a full-immersion experience.

There are warnings also, of the many hurdles and pitfalls along the way. No matter how adept one may become, there is danger right until that goal is at last attained. It can be quite easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of self-work which must be undertaken.

The aim is to purify oneself right down to the seed of each thought. A daily struggle!

The walkway also gave encouragement and hope.

© Yamini MacLean - beware the ego pit!

© Yamini MacLean

© Yamini MacLean
At the top of the boardwalk, one turns around and can see more clearly. There is no clutter to one's vision, no distracting pattern or colour.
There is clarity.

This part of Pradeep also gave much joy.

The tie-in  to the teachings under way also added to this I suppose. 'Stuff' was getting stirred up. There was reminder of one's purpose, which may have gotten a bit crusted-over in the past three years.

There was also a sense of an ending and beginning. Exactly what that's about remains to be discovered!!!


  1. What a Beautiful Setting to do the Contemplations.

  2. YaYa we really enjoyed this post and as always you are so good at explaining to those of us who don't know about Pradeep.
    Hugs madi and mom

  3. A new beginning?
    I'm intrigued to see where this will lead.
    Cheers, Gail.

  4. Very very interesting! Never heard of this before! thanks for sharing!

  5. I liked the part about I + want - that is something I struggle with!

  6. I also liked the part about "I want". I'd never thought about its link to attachment.

  7. Is there a ending and beginning, life to me is a river it flows along sometimes bumpy sometimes smooth sometimes a stream takes you off to somewhere else and you have to backtrack but even when you reach the sea thats not the end just more water.

  8. thanks for sharing so much interesting things... the walkway looks special... and maybe we feel like new-born after we solved it?

  9. The beginning almost resembles a birth passage which would be appropriate as one is moving toward a new beginning. namaste janice xx


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