5 Eternal Questions #233
One of Vedanta’s basic teachings that is easy of access, and which explains the human predicament fittingly enough, is the set of Five Eternal Questions. That is, it could be that whenever people get into the mood to question the nature of life in the world, they ask all the wrong questions — or at least place them in an improper order. Also known as the “Five W’s,” namely “what, where, when, why, and who,” these considerations also called matter, space, time, and causation are most often proposed while leaving the self, “who,” out of the picture. Placing the self first will cure all ills, or at least allow for the proper perspective to come to the mind and its thinking process.