Why You Live in Fear (The Rope and Snake Analogy)

A persistent problem on the spiritual path is that even though we may understand that we are eternally one and all else is an illusion, our soul on an individual level is still overcome by fear because of a fundamental misperception that is best explained through the famous Vedantic analogy of the rope and the snake. In this episode of The Sacred Word, I will explore the Atmabodha (Self-Knowledge), a famous text by the great Advaita master Shankara. In this text, Shankara explains the significance in understanding the rope and snake analogy and how it holds the key to freeing your soul from fears illusory boundaries.

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