It is only in the last 100 years that this great lineage of teachings about the potential of our eternal relationship with the Supreme Person, has been available outside of India. In the last fifty years, a great wave of this sublime wisdom has been distributed by my guru, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabupada and through his various disciples. This book is my own small contribution to that stream of Vedic knowledge that is now flowing into various cultures and languages.
One of the great contributions of Vedic thought has been the concept of Oneness. To deeply understand that all that exists is One great Divine reality, is the spiritual equivalent of quantum physics proving that all matter is somehow interconnected. Most teachers coming from India to the West have emphasized this teaching of “Brahman” or Oneness.
For this reason, it is often seen that students of Yoga or various Eastern disciplines, believe that realization of Oneness is the complete understanding of the Vedic knowledge. In fact, it would be more correct to say that there are three great subjects to be realized through the Vedic knowledge of India.
• Oneness is the first of these.
• The second, is a proper understanding of karma or transcendental cause and effect.
• The third, is the study of the progress of our individuality from a material conception to a transcendental conception.
In other words, the third subject of the Vedas and Yoga asks the question: “Who am I when I leave the material world behind, where do I go, what are my activities and what is the nature of my personal relationship with both the Supreme Being and the rest of the eternal beings?”
The Possibility of
The Three Fold Nature of Endless Beauty
This book was written by the author in a few hours
after coming out of a deep state of meditation.
Feb 18, 2003 at 3:38 pm
Published by VASA Vedic Academy of Sciences & Arts
Third Print 2016
Second Print 2005
First Print 2003
May this ancient wisdom about the true self
and our eternal loving relationship with the persons
of the divine, bless you and bring you eternal happiness.
This book is dedicated
to three great spiritual masters.
The first is Sriman Ananda Tirtha Madhavacarya,
the 11th century mystic and visionary thinker
who revived the great Vedic doctrines
of eternal personhood.
The second is Kedaranath Dutt Bhaktivinode Thakur
(circa 1892), who was a Rasika Vaishnava saint and poet,
whose global vision brought the Vedic teachings
of eternal personhood to the western world.
Thirdly, I am eternally indebted to my own guru,
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,
who fulfilled the wishes of all those who preceded him,
by courageously delivering the truths of eternal personhood
to a world lost in materialism and impersonalism.
I am forever grateful to these and all other transcendental
teachers who have in any way upheld the torch of eternal
freedom and Divine Love.
Jeffrey Armstrong | Kavindra Rishi