This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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The sacred monosyllable

The Mandukya Upanishad begins with the phrase: ‘Om, this syllable is everything that is: its explanation follows.’ Here it is clear that Om, the sacred monosyllable said to express the essence of the Vedas, is used as a representation of these four states in their totality. This is explained as follows: the monosyllable is composed of three letters, a, u, and m–the first two contracted into o. Taken as a whole, it actually has a total of four elements, the fourth being the synthetic whole in its principial unity. Thus, in the same way, the first three states or conditions of Atma are ‘expressed’ while the fourth is Atma Itself.

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