Ritambharapragya

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Connection > Connection Experience > Connection Outcomes

Notes

"in the meditative traditions of Vedanta and Yoga. Ritambharapragya (or 'ritam' for short) is said to be a level of 'truth alone' that one sufficiently established in experiences of the sort we have been discussing can access to gain knowledge of anything in creation."[1]

Shear considers the existence of Ritam, if it exists, a test of Ontological Naturalism. "In this case, positive results with the above sort of experiment with an individual who (a) is consistently at least as stable, coherent, and perceptive than the norm, (b) claims to perceive all of nature as a manifestation of underlying pure consciousness, and (c) capable of gaining physically unavailable information about the objective world by interacting internally with the perceived common ground of consciousness (as in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras), would I think, (d) lead many objective thinkers to take this subject's perception that the ground of the universe (as well as the self) is consciousness to be worthy of serious investigation, and even to a degree already corroborated. This, of course, would fly directly in the face of ontological naturalism."[2]


Footnotes

  1. Shear, Jonathan. “Mysticism and Scientific Naturalism.” Sophia 43, no. 1 (May 2004): 93. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02782439.
  2. Shear, Jonathan. “Mysticism and Scientific Naturalism.” Sophia 43, no. 1 (May 2004): 93. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02782439.
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