Why ahamsa?

After hearing the word ahamsa during meditation some years ago, I carried out some research into its meaning. It is a Sanksrit word meaning ‘swan’. It is also one of the titles of the unmanifest Divine in Hindu and related traditions.

In Vedic literature, swans are thought to be able to separate milk from water, just as the goal of the mystic is to be able to separate the unreal from the real, allowing the seeker to know and share peace, and to experience the Divine Presence.

I therefore felt ahamsa was a highly appropriate title for this website, and a reminder for me of what my work is about.

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