A post-modern view

One of my professors said that it is possible to return to a “second naivete” after doing an analytical study of the scriptures and theology. We can still relish the pastimes and chant the names and mantras blissfully. We can still bathe in the ocean of rasa for that is what’s real. That’s what keeps us going.

A myth “builds world.” Whatever you can imagine is real on some level. With so many people imagining Goloka for so many years, it must be “real” for that reason alone if not for the reason that it is the eternally existing spiritual world. I’m staking my life (and the next) on that.

However, having a post-modern view of things allows me to discuss and teach bhakti yoga without asking people to believe the unbelievable or do something that is deterimental to their life path.


Comments are closed.