Credit: Himalayan Mountain Photo by Harish Kapadia
Listen to this lucid discourse by His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda that reaffirms the value of finding the inner voice.
This spiritual discourse is an exposition of the Sankhya philosophy tenets on the triad that defines the internal instrument of knowledge, namely, the intellect, the ego, and the mind. His Holiness explains why the intellect is the inner voice, why it is righteous, and why one should repose on it to get clarity of pure perception.
His Holiness uses classical terms such as empiric ego and mutative ego to imply the intellect and the ego. Furthermore, empiric and empirical are used interchangeably because these words are used as an adjective. The intellect therefore is referred to as the pure-I-sense or the empiric ego. Whereas the ego is referred to as the I-sense or the mutative ego in order to distinguish from the intellect. Moreover, the mental ego simply refers to the mind, thus keeping with consistent nomenclature.
The discourse develops the Sankhya thesis as to why pure perceptive knowledge is essentially the wisdom of the inner voice, provided we repose in the intellect or the inner voice. All of us have access to this clarity of perception and higher-self within us. A beautiful example is shared that ensures that the listener can indeed relate with the repose that is being mentioned. His Holiness makes the presentation very relatable even though the Sankhya tenets are known to be intellectually challenging to grasp. Reflection after intent listening will aid in understanding.
This audio was recorded at an Institutional Fellowship hosted by Sacred Space in Summerland, California on 15th May 2010.