In Indian wisdom traditions, the words for, “mind” (manas) and, “heart” (hṛdayam) seem interchangeable in certain contexts. And sometimes not. What are the differences and connections between the two? Why is this important or meaningful? Is the heart concurrently a physical, mental and energetic organ? Is the mind?
In the first of the May sessions of Vedic Threads, linguist and lover of literature, culture, and knowledge Neha Tiwari has accepted an invitation to join Drs. Ramkumar and Claudia to explore a bit of Ayurveda, tantra and bhakti perspectives on these questions. In the second May session, Laura Clarke Stelmok has accepted an invitation to join the conversation and share a perspective the tradition of Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, a Sufi teacher in the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order.