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The Celtic Art Coracle Volume 1 Issue 4
The Ray of Glory  (continued)

The Vedas are written within the context of the ancient Indo-European culture and so the concept of God-King has already arisen. Yet the wisdom expressed in the following lines suggests a laconic awaremess of a deeper, more fluid mode of thinking, which already, 4000 years ago, the writer takes care to guard from the censure of the divine king mentality:

"Who really knows, who could here proclaim whence this creation flows, where its origin? With this great surge the Gods made their appearance. Who therefore knows from where it did arise?

This flow of creation, from where it did arise, whether it was ordered or not, He, the Observer in the highest heaven, He alone knows, unless...He knows it not."

That is to say, the whole conceptual framework of god  (or goddess, I might add)  is secondary, and such terminology is not proper to the discussion of the Principle upon which the laws of nature depend.

In addition, the concept of the observer, in principle, is ambiguous. The Rishi touches on the paradox that the concept of unconditioned, principial unity is the product of the human mind, but mind itself is conditioned, dualistic, and incapable of ever understanding its own source, by definition.

Content: copyright Aidan Meehan 1983

The Celtic Art Coracle Vol 1
Contents Coracle Press 1983
ISSN 0828-8321 
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