PVAF has been blessed with the sharing on this web site knowledge from the
library of SRii chmpklaal Daajibhaai misTRii....knowledge
called veD = SCIENCES OF CREATION AND LIFE.....veD
teaches us about who the real "I" in each one YOU is...and the part of
veD which teaches us the real "I" is called the
science of aaDH`yaa`tmaa....
aaDH`yaa`tmaa states that when
there is a disconnect between the real "I" = YOUR
aat`maa (soul) and the mis-perceived "I" which is YOUR BODY
with a given name and form.....diseases show up in form of dysfunctions or
malfunctions of YOUR body....The knowledge of current science does not even
consider aat`maa = SOUL as an
integral major component of the existence of "I"...but then from whatever belief
system YOU have faith in YOUR CREATOR, there is always the belief in the
ultimate power which creates everything called
iss`vr = GOD = bhgvaan = ONE = bRH`m....
veD states that the YOUR CREATOR
is YOUR INSTRUCTOR in life when it comes to making decisions about things YOU do
not know or understand or have never learned about....This instruction is called
INTUITION = aNtAR-GNaan...Here
is a quote from Dr. Jerome Groopman M.D. a specialist medical doctor in blood
diseases and cancer...
"A clinical compass is built not just from the doctor's knowledge but
alos from joining doctor's INTUITION with the INTUITION of his patient.
Careful listening is the start of careful thinking. If a physician is
distracted or overly confident or rushed for time then it should raise a red
flag in the mind of the patient.....that the doctor is not becoming one with
the patient through INTUITION...
Evaluating medical advice is a challenge. Only when we are armed with
knowledge, steadied by family and friends and able to call on INTUITION then
we can get clarity and insight and make the best possible decisions...."
We at PVAF pray that YOU will keep the above advice in mind when you visit
your doctor...especially when you are attending to very serious health
problems...But more than that....all of us experience INTUITION = aNtAR-GNaan
a lot of times in life....and most of the times it is in critical moments of
decision making in our lives......
Thus it will be beneficial if one fully understand what INTUITION = aNtAR-GNaan means....
The following is the
veDik interpretation in the form of the science of
aaDH`yaa`tmaa from the sharing of the
veDik library of
SRii chmpklaal Daajibhaai misTRii....
INTUITION = aNtAR-GNaan
INTUITION is defined in the Webster's
Third International Dictionary as follows (copied verbatim with comments added
in bold italics with yellow hilite):
- the act or process of coming to direct knowledge or certainty without
reasoning or inferring;
- immediate cognizance or conviction without rational thought;
- revelation by insight or innate knowledge;
- immediate apprehension or cognition;
- knowledge, perception, or conviction gained by intuition as in
trusting "to what are called intuitions rather than reasoned conclusions"-
- the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without
rational thought and inference;
- in Bergsonism (See below) : a form of knowing that is akin to instinct or a divining
empathy and that gives direct insight into reality as it is in itself and
- quick and ready insight as in "with one of her quick leaps of intuition
she had entered into the other's soul" by Edith Wharton;
- obsolete meaning (which is
interestingly what meaning in veD is): a) the act of looking
upon, regarding, examining, or inspecting; b) the act of contemplating
or considering : CONTEMPLATION, CONSIDERATION; c) a view, regard, or
consideration of something as an ulterior goal or acquisition
Bergsonism: the theories of the Henri
Bergson (October 18, 1859 –January 4, 1941) about perception of
LIFE, INTUITION, INTELLECT AND MEMORY IN
1UP.INFO.COM: ENCYCLOPEDIA: BERGSON;
Henri Bergson, [äNr´ brgsôN´] Pronunciation Key, became a
professor at the Collège de France in 1900, devoted some time to politics,
and, after World War I, took an interest in international affairs. He is well
known for his brilliant and imaginative philosophical works, which won him the
1927 Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1914 all of Bergson's writings, but most
especially Creative Evolution, were placed upon the list of books devout
Catholics were forbidden to read. Among his works that have been translated
into English are :
- Time and Free Will (1889; trans. 1910), was published and
aroused great interest among philosophers. It presents his theories on the
freedom of the mind and on duration, which he regarded as the succession of
conscious states, intermingling and unmeasured.
Bergson aimed to show how pseudo-problems about the
will and its freedom have arisen from a false phenomenology of
mental states - essentially, a tendency to conceive and describe them in
spatial terms. Human experience does not perceive real life as
a succession of demarcated conscious states, progressing along some
imaginary line, but rather a continuous flow.
Bergson made the distinction between the concept and experience of
time. While the physicist observes
objects and events in succession, time is presented to consciousness as
duration - an endlessly flowing process. Bergson argued that the 'real
time' is experienced as duration and apprehended by
intuition, not through separate operations of
instinct and the intellect.
- Matter and Memory (1896; trans. 1911), emphasizing the
selectivity of the human brain. Bergson saw that the
intuition, the direct apprehension of
process, as the discoverer of truth
- intuition, not analysis, reveals the real world.
Bergson's treatment of intuition was not
coherent - sometimes it referred to getting bright ideas, which presupposes
intellectual hard work. Sometimes intuition
is the method of philosophy like intellect is of mathematics
- Laughter (1900; trans. 1901), an essay on the mechanistic basis
of comedy that is probably his most quoted work. Bergson defined
the comic as the result of the sense of relief we feel when we feel
ourselves from the mechanistic and materialistic.
His examples were the man-automaton, the puppet on strings, Jack-in-the Box,
etc. "A situation is always comic", he wrote, "if it participates
simultaneously in two series of events which are absolutely independent of
each other, and if it can be interpreted in two quite different meanings."
He saw laughter as the corrective punishment inflicted by society upon
the unsocial individual. "It seems that laughter needs an echo. Our
laughter is always the laughter of a group."
- Creative Evolution (1907; trans. 1911), probing the entire
problem of human existence and defining the mind as
pure energy, the élan vital, or vital force, responsible for all
organic evolution. His concept of élan vital, "creative impulse" or "living
energy", was developed in Creative Evolution, his most famous book.
His Creative Evolution (1907) and Matter and Memory (1896) attempted to:
- integrate the findings of biological science with a theory of
- challenged the mechanistic view of nature; and.
- is claimed to have anticipated features of relativity theory and
modern scientific theories of the mind.
Bergson placed intuition as the
highest human faculty.
In Creative Evolution Bergson argued that the
creative urge, not the Darwinian concept of natural selection,
is at the heart of evolution.
Man's intellect has developed in the
course of evolution as an instrument of survival.
Intellect comes to think inevitably in geometrical or
'spatializing' terms that are inadequate to lay hold of the ultimate living
But intuition goes to the
heart of reality, and enables us to find philosophic truth.
Élan vital (=
pRaaAN) is immaterial force, whose existence cannot be
scientifically verified, but it provides the vital impulse that continuously
shapes all life.
Bergson's philosophy is dualistic : the
world contains two opposing tendencies :
- the life force (élan vital) and
- the resistance of the material world against
Human beings know matter through their
intellect, with which they measure the world. They formulate the
doctrines of science and see things as entities set out as separate units
within space. In contrast with intellect is intuition,
which derives from the instinct of lower animals.
Intuition gives us an intimation of the
life force (élan vital = pRaaAN in
veD ) which pervades all becoming.
Intuition perceives the reality of time : that it is duration directed
in terms of life and not divisible or measurable. Duration is demonstrated by
the phenomena of memory.
Bergson emphasized the importance of intuition
over intellect, as he promoted the idea of two opposing currents:
inert matter in conflict with organic life as the vital urge (=
pRaaAN) strives toward free creative
In other words the above is interpreted as follows (From Webster's Third
- The world is a process of creative evolution in which the novelty of
successive phenomena rather than the constancy of natural law is the
- reality being regarded as time or
duration that is the same as free motion and that is the expression of a
vital impetus or creative force;
- while the space world of science and common sense is taken to be an
interpretation put upon sense images in the interest of practical activity
and as a falsification of free-moving reality so that a true
apprehension of reality is to be gained not by the analytic procedures of
mathematics and science but by that intuition
that can grasp wholes as such.
Bergson had following to say on life interpreted as a life force working
through intuition and not as a mechanical thing perceived by current science:
- "In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and
consequently to correct our neighbour." (from Le Rire, 1900)
- "There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday
- "Art has no other object than to set aside the symbols of
practical utility, the generalities that are conventionally and socially
accepted, everything in fact which masks reality from us, in order
to set us face to face with reality itself."
Philosophers have pointed out that Bergson did not
satisfactorily show how intuition could work apart
from intellect. Albert Einstein found serious mistakes from
Bergson's DURÉE ET SIMULTANÉITÉ À PROPOS DE LA THÉORIE D'EINSTEIN (1921),
dealing with Einstein's theory of relativity. Bergson had opposed in 1911
Einstein's ideas, but then his view had changed. He is generally regarded as
having lost his public debate with Einstein, but some of the leading
physicists have devoted articles to his work.
The above understanding of INTUITION =
aNtAR-GNaan as part of the current science in the
hands of mankind is
presented as a comparative study along with the knowledge in veD
= SCIENCES OF CREATION AND LIFE .....
The sNskrut equivalent of INTUITION = aNtAR-GNaan or shj-GNaan or shjjaav-boDH......
The meaning of aNtAR-GNaan
from veD is shared below:
This compound sNskrut word consists of 2 words:
aNtAR as prefix to
that is internal,
that comes from inside of oneself,
that comes from within oneself,
that resides in the interior of oneself,
that fills one's interior,
that is concealed within oneself,
that is secret within oneself.....
GNaan has the
1. GNaan means knowing; understanding; becoming acquainted with; acquired
2. GNaan means knowledge; learning
3. GNaan means
chaeetn`y (consciousness); cognizance
of the self as a creation and fellow creations and organs which empowers this
cognizance through 5 GNaanaeNDRRiyo
(organs of knowledge acquisition) which are:
(auditory or hearing system),
(tactile or touch system),
(optical or vision system),
4. rsn (taste
(olfactory or smell system).
The information from 5
GNaanaeNDRRiyo is then processed into knowledge by
mns (mind) and evaluated for its quality, purpose and application
by buDH`DHi. This information
in mns is also processed by one's aHNkaar
4. GNaan is derived from the
DH`yaan, DHaarANaa and
smaaDHi stages of
aSHt-aNg yog which are deep meditations on
creator bRH`m....such DH`yaan,
DHaarANaa and smaaDHi leads to realization of the truth of oneself as an
aat`maa residing in various
bodies and traveling eternally with new and different bodies with
and ruup (form) in sNsaar...sNsaar means cyclic birth-death phenomenon by
which an aat`maa takes new bodies to partake the
kARm-fl (fruits of one's
kARm = all life actions)
of previous lives in previous bodies. This realization empowers one to realize
that what one calls oneself as "I" is not the physical body but an
aat`maa residing in the physical body. This realization then empowers one to understand
the relationship of one's aat`maa with one's creator bRH`m as
described in the 3 mHaa-vaak`y:
tt tvm asi = YOU
(as in aat'maa) ARE THAT (= bRH`m);
bRH`m = MY aat`maa IS bRH`m.
Furthermore, this realization in the form of GNaan
also empowers one to realize
from the mHaa-vaaky:
bRH`m IS pRGnaa....(pRGnaa means
GNaan (knowledge) or chaeetn`y
The above is further extended in Devi puraaAN in the
aat`maa = aat`maa IS pRGnaa...
(pRGnaa means GNaan (knowledge) or
defined above is veiled or hidden from one's aat`maa when an
aat`maa takes a body created by pRkruti. This veiling
is done by shk`ti (power) of
bRH`m called mHaa-maayaa. The
resulting state is termed as "aat`maa
is veiled by
This state of being in aviD`yaa makes an aat`maa
forget the knowledge of the 3 mHaa-vaak`y noted above.
is referred to as all the knowledge contained in 4
veD. The knowledge contained in veD empowers
creation, sustenance of created and cyclic re-creation of all the universes and
everything in the universes.
means the knowledge of one's aat`maa and one's creator bRH`m. Both
aat'maa and bRH`m are omniscient meaning knowing all
that has been known, is known and will be known in the creation we call
universes. aNtAR-GNaan in essence
frees the embodied aat`maa from
aviDyaa. This freedom gives one's aat`maa the
state of being omniscient. Thus when one gets INTUITION
one is freed from aviD`yaa or becomes
omniscient and thus knows beyond the knowledge normally conveyed by the 5
GNaanaeNDRRiyo existing in one's physical body.
(POSTED ON AUGUST 21, 2003: The sharing of the meanings of sNskrut
equivalent of INTUITION will be
updated ed in the next posting in the light of the science of