Understanding the Omens in Life
Dr. Robert Svoboda, BAMSNovember 12th, 2010
Below is full lecture outline (Friday lectures are just an Introduction)
An omen is a message from Reality, written in the Book of Nature, a dispatch composed in the language of events like the flights of birds, incidents occurring during travel, the streaking of meteors through the skies, and other such synchronies. We who are literate tend to believe that all knowledge worthy of the name can be consigned to print, when in reality the deepest, most meaningful truths are those that cannot be put into human language. Though information is freely delivered today to all who can read, veritable knowledge has become harder than ever to procure. Even India's classical vidyas emphasize what can be conveyed in words, when what is most real, and most important, in life can only be verbalized indirectly.