What is a sanskara? Where did the sanskara comes from? What came before the beginning of the first sankara?
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Is this clear?
God cannot be understood. He is not visible, because he is infinitely visible to that eye which has no veil of desires or ego over it.
The mind has a dual function, which I have explained at length in God Speaks. The first function is that of thinking. The impressions that lie dormant have to be worked out, and appear as thoughts. This thinking function of mind is known to the Vedantists as mun. The second function of mind includes all feelings and emotions. This is called antahkarana. That means the heart. So what is known as the heart is actually the second functioning of the mind itself.
The impressions called sanskaras are spent through both thinking and feeling. In the first functioning of the mind are thoughts of all kinds. In the second functioning of the mind, that is the heart, are all feelings and desires — feelings of joy, pain, disappointment, happiness, shock, belong to this antahkarana.
This means that the first functioning of the mind is not important in so far as spending impressions is concerned. It is natural. But the second functioning of the mind, which is generally called the heart, is important because it is the seat of desires, and unless the heart is void of desires and feelings, unless the heart is pure and naked, God who is your innermost Self, cannot reveal himself. Is this clear?
Condensed from Charles Purdom's 'The God Man' pages 239-240
Broadcasting throughout Infinity The Worlds of Sanskara
Meher Baba 1933
What is there in the whole universe?
The gas left over after cooling turned into air; and there is no air one hundred miles beyond our earth. This means that, even before the elements – not before heat, but before water – the electron and proton evolved, forming the atom.
In the beginning, our world was very, very hot. After slowly cooling down, what happened? All the gas was solidified. As the planet became cooler, a crust formed. With the gradual cooling, the earth's crust became solid and the center remained hot. Rocks were formed from the crust. The center was full of gas and extremely hot. There are natural gaps in the crust, because the formation of the rocks was not regular.
What happened then was, when the gas became cool, it turned into liquid; and this liquid (water) seeped in between the rocks. Rocks were turned into mountains and the valleys, and the cool gas (water) filled them. This created the oceans and the seas. And evolution of form begins with the oceans.