धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः। Dharmo Raksati Raksitah.

Dharma protects those who protect it.

– Veda Vyas, Mahabharat

Who am I: Reflections from the Mandukya Upanishad

Speaking from my own experience this talk brought the Mandukya Upanishad alive for me. Turiya, the fourth state, by which all the other three — Waking, Dreaming, Blank/Deep Sleep state — become manifest. The analogy Swami draws here with the Bangle, Necklace, Ring with Gold as its essence describes the state of Turiya — pure consciousness — really well.

Boldly, the Swami proclaims that such deep reflection on “Who am I” has not been dealt with in any religion of the world.

Must, must watch! Start with an open mind for the first 30 mins — you’ll be hooked.