Cutting through False Superimposition #124
The Sanskrit word, viveka, is of utmost importance today, at least for the sincere spiritual aspirant who is serious about attaining freedom in this very life. Discernment of the spiritual variety is what turns the ordinary pathway of religious convention into a broad avenue of inner communion. Common devotion to God is transformed into an ecstatic relationship with the Divine if viveka is present in the human mind. And as this dharma chart shows, discrimination of this kind should be applied to all stages and levels of life, like action and inaction. Then only will the obscuring clouds of false superimposition, called vivarta, part and dissolve, leaving the even-minded seeker fully at rest in all modes of existence.