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Purusha Sukta from Rigveda, with lecture by Maharishi

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The Purusha Sukta is a poetic and profound insight into the ancient Vedic understanding of the unbounded transcendental reality and its relative expressions. It describes the ultimate reality towards which we all strive, as expressed in the AyurVedic shloka: “Yatha pinde, tatha brahmande”; “As is the atom, so is the universe; as is the individual body, so is the cosmic body, as is the human mind, so is the cosmic mind, as is the microcosm, so is the macrocosm.” Within the nature of our individual human physiology is the entire capacity and knowledge necessary to rise to our cosmic Self. The understanding of this relationship comes from Maharishi, who made available the techniques on how to make it a reality. The Purusha Sukta elegantly describes the vastness of infinite consciousness, how relative existence is but a portion of this, and how the nature of individuality is mirrored in cosmic universality. Below is the Purusha Sukta in full, followed by a lecture by Maharishi where he t…