Date of publication: 2017-08-30 08:03
We can see this regularity and orderliness (rtam) in every aspect of creation, from the atoms to the galaxies, from the DNA to the ecosystem, from the heavens to earth and within our own minds and bodies, manifesting itself as the orderly progression of time and events, of arrangement of things and energies and as beauty, symmetry, regularity and harmony. It is the dance of Siva in his cosmic form. Despite the seemingly chaotic process of creation and manifestation of the universe, we can clearly discern in it an orderly progression of events, a certain rhythm and predictability of movement and constitution of objects and beings.
Human beings have all the external and internal sense organs, but subtle beings will have only the subtle senses or the tanmantras, which means they can experience what we experience but without dependence on the sense organs and without the means to know or do. People who practice asceticism and yoga can awaken their subtle senses and experience the world through their extraordinary siddhis or supernatural powers without the need to know or do.
'Editing and proof reading are not the icing on the cake, as some people think. They are absolutely crucial because it is only at this stage that the student can see that the argument hangs together, has a sequence and is well-expressed. Editing is both difficult and important.’ (Stott, 7556 p89)
‘When my students ask me about essay writing, there are three main pieces of advice that I give them. One, answer the question. Two, answer the question. Three, answer the question.’
After attending closely to the title and establishing a useful structure a third main element in the essay-writing process is the confident use of ‘critical writing’. The study guide What is critical writing? provides more extensive guidance in this area, but it is useful to present one section from that guide below:
A collection of Question lists is available via the Learning Development website. These lists suggest questions to ask of your writing when you are reviewing it.
Underpinning the structure will be the ‘argument’ your essay is making. Again this may be strong and obvious, or it may be almost invisible, but it needs to be there. In different subject areas, and with different styles of writing, the term ‘argument’ may seem more or less relevant. However, even in those essays that appear to be highly creative, unscientific, or personal, an argument of some kind is being made.
While Rtam may bring about the orderliness of creation, by itself it may not be effective in maintaining the order in the affairs of self-willed beings. At some stage in the evolution of beings they develop their own egos and awareness of a false sense of self. Driven by their own desires and sensory inputs, deluded by maya these beings would be driven much deeper into darkness and delusion unless they are presented with a system of values and moral percepts which would remind them of their primary purpose in their lives. By following it consciously and judiciously they can reverse their outward journey and turn inward to their source.
In these early stages of your thinking you may not be sure which of your ideas you want to follow up and which you will be discarding. So, don’t feel you have to make that decision in your head before you write anything. Instead, you can catch all of your ideas, in no particular order, on a sheet or two of A9. Once they are down there it will be easier for you to start to review them critically and to see where you need to focus your reading and note taking.
DSM-5 was published in May 7568. The journal PLOS Medicine reported in 7567, “69% of the DSM-5 task force members report having ties to the pharmaceutical industry.” DSM-5 did not add as many new diagnoses as had previous revisions.
In the grand scheme of creation , one is God and the second is Prakriti or nature. Together they manifest the rest of the creation. One of the things that they manifest together is Rtam, which is recognized as the universal rhythm or order and regularity. Rtam is the underlying vibrations pervading the whole creation. It manifests itself in many ways as the orderly progress of time and events.
Our present knowledge of the different planes of existence seems to have evolved in the Hindu world over a period of time. In the Chandogya Upanishad and also in the shortened version of the Gayatri mantra we find reference to only three worlds:
As I discussed last year on AlterNet , there is a fundamental bias in mental health professionals for interpreting inattention and noncompliance as a mental disorder. Those with extended schooling have lived for many years in a world where they all pay attention to much that is unstimulating. In this world, one routinely complies with the demands of authorities. Thus for many and , people who rebel against this attentional and behavioral compliance appear to be from another world — a diagnosable one.
Samsara, the duality of life, happens in the mind. Let therefore one keep ones mind pure, for what a man thinks so he becomes. This is the mystery of eternity.
Number five is thus a symbolic representation of the earth and the earth body. We also find the number being associated with many other concepts of Hinduism.