by The Science of Identity Foundation
Science of Identity Foundation Releases Talk On: 'Understanding Enlightenment' on YouTube
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This live-streamed webcast by Acharya Das presents an authentic Vedic perspective on the topics of yoga, spirituality, enlightenment, and God.
In the first episode of Yoga, Spirituality, Enlightenment & God, viewers learned about the practice of yoga as a spiritual path and a life choice. The second episode focused on a broader look at spirituality, its fundamental energies, and choosing a spiritual guide. This progresses to the third and newest release which takes on the concept of enlightenment and spiritual inquiry. Acharya Das explains that enlightenment determines what we see as our purpose in life, our pursuit of happiness, and how we see the world around us.
The course begins with a foundational discussion of our essence and an exploration of the question, "Who am I?" This is the basis of all spiritual inquiry. To discover the truth about something is to know its essence in full. This means understanding fundamentally what it is made of, where it fits in relation to all other things around it, and the natural function it performs. Acharya Das says, "The ability to answer these questions about yourself is the key to self-realization."
After explaining essence, Acharya Das goes on to describe the difference between the spirit and the body. He quotes verses from the Bhagavat Purana that speak clearly to what constitutes the realization of essence as being spiritual in nature. This understanding leads to the consideration of position. Acharya Das says, "The reality is that we are subordinate by nature. We are dominated by the laws of nature, social law, and the laws of God."
Acharya Das further explains that, "The final step in achieving enlightenment is understanding your function. Our eternal function is to serve. When one fully appreciates and acts upon their eternal essence, position, and function, they are considered self-realized."