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First Day of Class

Date: December 10, 3000

It was early December and the days were getting cold. Everyone dislikes walking to school in winter because it is so dark when we leave in the morning and even darker when we return in the late afternoon. My friends and I meet at the corner each morning and walk to school together. Walking together is always better than walking alone on dark winter days.

December is one of those funny months in school. Life outside is cold and dreary and that’s the way all of us begin to feel about our classes. But this December was special because as a freshman in high school I was going to start a new eight day class that would continue throughout high school and college. As far as I understand, these classes have been mandatory in schools for the last nine hundred years. Someone surely feels they are important, though most people would disagree.

The class is called the Legend of Brahman. It’s funny how everyone reacts to these classes. Some teachers really believe in the legend and their classes are interesting. Other teachers feel these classes are silly, so their classes are quite boring. At home my dad just shrugs his shoulders when I mention the class. He hears what I say, but he doesn’t pay much attention. He is more concerned about how I am doing in science and math. My mother, on the other hand, is always ready to talk about the Legend of Brahman. She loved the courses when she was in school and says there is something very special about them. She had a great teacher who had deep faith in the Legend, which touched everyone in her class. She encourages me to pay close attention, as it could change my attitude towards life.

This was the first year I would take the Legend of Brahman class so I had some reservations. The teacher I had, Mr. Vidya, was supposed to be one of the best, but many of my friends heard that he talks in circles and makes things very confusing. On the first day of class Mr. Vidya came in and sat down. He waited for everyone to take their seats. Once everyone was in their place, he asked the class the following question. “Can anyone tell me where Brahman is?” Everyone sat looking at each other wondering if Mr. Vidya was going to call on them for the answer. Luckily, Sally West, the smartest girl in the class stood up and said, “Brahman is everywhere and nowhere.” She, of course, had gotten the answer from her mother and memorized it. The teacher smiled and thanked Sally for her answer. Then he turned and looked around the class to see if anyone else had another answer. Finally, Fred Smith, one of the quietest guys in our class stood up and said, “Brahman is a place that exists in another dimension that is different than the dimension we live in. Therefore, we do not know where it is. Some people say it is everywhere, others say it exists and that all other dimensions are contained within it and finally there are others who say it doesn’t exist at all.” Fred smiled as he answered. As he sat down he said, “I am not sure if there is a correct answer to this question.”

Fred’s answer seemed to please the teacher more than Sally’s, as he nodded and shook his head in an approving manner. “That’s right,” he said, “Brahman is a reality, which is very important to us. It is a state of existence that scientists call Status, which is in another dimension where everything exists in a state of potential and therefore things have no features, form, shape, color or anything like they do here in our dimension, which scientists call Reality. It is a different kind of existence. Everything exists just as in our world but in a different way.” 

Dave Parker raised his hand and asked Mr. Vidya, “How do scientists know that such a place called Brahman exists? And if it exists, how can scientists from our dimension (Reality) communicate with another dimension (Status)?”  

Mr. Vidya was pleased with Dave’s question. “Mr. Parker,” he replied, “that is an excellent question, which we are going to consider over the next eight days. Hopefully by the time this year’s class is finished you will have a basic understanding about Brahman and the nature of Status. Let me begin with a story that will provide everyone with some basic information about what we know of Brahman and what scientists have been doing for the past thousand years to help us understand more.”

“As many of you know, about a thousand years ago there was a very famous scientist, Peter Seeker, who was deeply involved in scientific research related to the nature of our dimension, Reality. One day in his lab, after completing a number of experiments, he discovered something very important. For years he had been growing all kinds of plants to figure out why some seeds become flowers and others become trees. He and his colleague Frank Measure had made a number of significant discoveries during their research about genes and chromosomes for which they had received international recognition. On this particular day Seeker had finished a series of experiments that led him to an earthshaking conclusion. He said that a seed became a flower or a bush or a tree because it contained a certain element of Potential, which determined what it became. He said this element of Potential did not originate in our dimension of Reality, but it was there in each and every thing. He said this element came from a dimension called Status. He called this element of Potential, a Real Idea. He went on further to say this element acted like a receiver, which received signals that contained knowledge and power, which activated genes and chromosomes. This embedded knowledge determined what a seed became.”

“As you can imagine this was a very exciting discovery,” Mr. Vidya said. “Within days he was bombarded with questions from around the world about the nature of Real Idea. Scientists wanted to know where it was located, how it had been identified and measured, what it was made of, how the signal was received and how it acted in our dimension (Reality). These were very complex questions that were not easily answered at this stage in Seeker’s research. He provided his research findings so other scientists could confirm them and told people it would take time to conduct more experiments to answer all of the questions about the nature and action of the element called Real Idea. There was no doubt that the answers to these questions involved unraveling a number of mysteries about the nature of our Existence. After this announcement, Seeker returned to his research, which went on for many years.”

“About thirty years after his discovery, Peter Seeker was found dead in his laboratory. He had died during an experiment, after years of research. Scientists collected his research papers and began analyzing the results of his research in an effort to learn more about what he had discovered. They learned from his colleagues and papers that the device he was wearing had enabled him to contact Brahman and to relate with the dimension of Status. His records and journals showed that he had been in communication with Brahman for many years using this device, but his notes were not very clear about how it operated. Scientists who worked with Seeker explained he had developed this unique device for improving telepathy to help him to establish a link with Brahman. Even today scientists are not sure how it works.”

“Early in his research Peter felt that as Brahman was in another dimension it would only be possible to communicate with it through a form of subtle communication that was capable of action in both dimensions. Therefore, he had created a device that improved his capacity to communicate telepathically. When the device was switched on, it altered his brain waves, which led to a quieting of thoughts in his mind. This was necessary since Peter had determined that running thoughts in the human mind in the Dimension of Reality were a form of interference or static that interrupted communications with Brahman. It also appears from Seeker’s notes that the device enhanced other capacities. Somehow it assisted the user to temporarily de-structure thought from their mind. Seeker wrote this was necessary for the human mind to act as a receiver for signals from Brahman. This is an area of Seeker’s research where scientists have struggled for years to understand his thoughts. It is not clear how the device helped to temporarily erase mental structure. Seeker’s notes talk about the effort a user had to take to rise up to higher levels in his mind where all mental structures dissolved, but his notes did not make clear exactly what this meant or how one was to accomplish this. Many scientists have tried using Seeker’s device over the last nine hundred and fifty years, but only a few have made it work, as he did.”

“Seeker’s notes indicate the device worked on a number of frequencies each of which was capable of communication with Brahman. Not only were there different frequencies, there were also different languages or signals in each frequency. Some frequencies were better than others. Seeker indicated his device was still unperfected resulting in inconsistent transmission and communication. Some days, he wrote, transmissions came in well on one frequency and on other days they were received better on other frequencies. Seeker was working on the design of a new device he hoped would make direct communication with Brahman possible for everyone, but no one has been able to understand his preliminary designs for this advanced device.” 

“Seeker’s notes identify one of the frequencies he used regularly. It was based on light signals. During these connections, communication was received in coded messages in the form of light signals. He said these signals were confusing at first, as he did not understand their meaning, though later he learned to interpret them. He described another unique frequency based on silence. At first, Seeker thought he was not connected to Brahman, but later he developed a capacity to pick up vast amounts of information embedded in these apparently silent messages. In some experiments, he described how messages were received clearly without any problem. He described these links like a great telephone connection, where it seems like the person you are talking with is in the next room. His notes also describe another form of communication with Brahman on another frequency. In this case, he said, after quieting his thoughts and clearing his mind, there was an instantaneous communication without words. One simply knew what Brahman was saying and vice versa. This connection he said was the hardest to establish though he dreamt about the day when this type of connection could be permanently maintained.”  

“Many people have read Seeker’s notes for years and have tried to reestablish communications with Brahman, but his research indicates establishing a connection is not easy for everyone. The widespread inability to make a connection has led to much speculation in regards to the existence of Brahman. Many scientists have sought to discredit Seeker’s work saying there is not enough evidence. But others who have been able to use the device effectively dispute these claims. In some cases, people have succeeded in making a connection, but due to interference they have not been able to maintain it. Others have made it work and have spoken about Brahman and the dimension of Status. They describe Brahman along the very same lines as Seeker. So far, no one has been able to create a technology which permits everyone to connect to Brahman.”

            “About three hundred years ago there was a famous French scientist named Louis Aspire. He spent years reading about the life of Peter Seeker. He also spent many years working with this communication device. After years of studying Seeker’s notebooks, Aspire uncovered a relationship between the user’s attitude and the effectiveness of the device to make contact with Brahman. Seeker had worked for many years on this project. He was intensely focused on his work and his relationship with Brahman. Some called him a recluse; others said he was possessed by the idea of Brahman. All day long, he mumbled to himself about Brahman, he reviewed his notes and tried harder to make his device more effective. Aspire understood from Seeker’s notes the device worked well on days when he was most intensely focused on Brahman. He also noted the device almost never worked when Seeker was distracted. Aspire was a scientist, who like Seeker, was totally preoccupied with Brahman and the dimension of Status. He was one of a few who made the device work on a regular basis, though only for a short period. After his death, the scientific community referred to the relationship he had identified between attitude and an increased capacity of the device to contact Brahman as the Aspiration Effect. Even today after almost a thousand years of research and testing, many mysteries still remain about the relationship between the dimensions of Reality and Status.”

After relating this short history of Peter Seeker and his work and the on-going efforts of scientists to confirm his discoveries, Mr. Vidya told the class we would spend a few hours each day for the next eight days reviewing Peter Seeker’s notebooks. By the end of the week, everyone should have a basic understanding about what we know about Brahman and the dimension of Status. He said the class would also spend some time discussing the mysteries that Seeker described in his notebook about the relationship between Brahman and our world.

At this point, Mr. Vidya passed out copies of Seeker’s Notebooks and asked each person to open and read the first page. It was a short note from Peter Seeker.

book | by Dr. Radut