Re: Reading Hindu Scriptures with a Short Attention Span
Originally Posted by Webimpulse
We have, what we can call, "the circle of interest": a certain number of things that we have interest in and we like to explore.
But one cannot continue to focus for too long on one of the interest areas alone, because the other areas start screaming for attention. Far from being a problem, this is necessary for a well-rounded growth.
Then another thing; when we complete once going round them (the cycle may be of one day, one week, one month or even a year) we feel satiated, tired, and simply go to sleep.
But when the sleep is over, we start over again, on the next "cycling" round the same circle.
But that isn't the same circle, if you observe close enough: you are moving in a helix. Which is a circle and a line at the same time.
So no need to worry, if the progress isn't linear enough. Because that approach (linear: one chapter of Gita in one month ==> ten chapters in ten month) is only good for academics and getting marks and passing exams (that's also necessary, if only to show one's capacity for discipline: we know students are trained mainly for the Industry, so the most disciplined get the best grades).
Things to remember:
1. Life = yajña
2. Depth of Āstika knowledge is directly proportional
to the richness of Sanskrit it is written in
3. Āstika = Bhārata ("east") / Ārya ("west")
4. Varṇa = tripartite division of Vedic polity
5. r = c. x²
r = realisation
constant c = intelligence
variable x = bhakti