Our brain is divided into halves -Left hemisphere & Right hemisphere,both of which are connected at the central of the cerebral cavity by a tissue.We shall take a look at how the 2 sides of brain function & what is their role in perceiving the outer world.Science has found out that each of our two brains sees the world in a completely different way.
Left side of the brain perceives the world in a linear manner.It creates the concept of causality–the image that one thing causes the other because it always precedes it.Right hemisphere on the other hand ,perceives whole pattern.
In the book ‘You’ll see it when you believe it‘,the author Wayne Dyer mentions that the word ‘Water’ can not get you wet.You can’t drink the word water or the chemical symbol ‘H2O’.Instead,you must have direct experience with Water.Symbols do not follow the same rules as the experience itself.
The problem we encounter with Enlightenment or Awakening experience is that exact nature of experience can’t be communicated merely by speaking about it.To make this point,
Suppose you come to India & you’re told about a sweet called ‘Gulab Jamun‘.People living here enjoy it regularly.Even if you question them,how can they ever explain to you precisely what it is like to eat a Gulab Jamun.You must eat the sweet & have a direct experience with it so as to know what is a Gulab Jamun.
Similarly,to understand what is Enlightenment or who is Krishna,you must experience it for yourself.It is thus, Buddha said “Truth is always half said & half understood“.
Q. How do you communicate an experience?
Ans. You don’t.But by letting others how to progress on the path to Enlightenment,you enable others to have it.
To stand in awe & wonder is to understand in a very specific way,even if that understanding can’t be described.The subjective experience of wonder is a message to rational mind that the object of wonder is being perceived & understood in many ways other than rational.You’ll find that you do understand but in a way that you’ll never be able to put in words.