the good spiritual friend

The True Person and the good spiritual friend is that within me that hears everything and perceives all that I do without engaging. It is unstruck, >>anahata<<, the unstruck one. That is why from that place I will never strike, >>ahimsa<<. While birth, dwelling, changing and destruction happen, I remain as the True Person. The good spiritual friend is always at my side. He is my own true being, my Self.

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un-struck – anahata


Anahata by Aspen Moon Art

More on the topic of violence:

A beautiful reciprocity became clear to me today: the heart chakra in Sanskrit is called “anahata”, which is often translated as unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten. For me the term “unstruck” has always resonated, since it correlates with ‘the sound of one hand clapping’ – or Silence and Spaciousness, meaning the sound was created without using a strike or a pluck or any other kind of disturbance that normally creates sound waves in air. Anahata Nad refers to the Vedic concept of unstruck sound, or the sound of the celestial realm. Anahata is usually associated with a calm serene sound, without disturbance or dissonance.

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