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Namaskarf,
         Brahman is nothing but sat-chit-anand(Being-consciousness-bliss). Its swaroopa.
 If these 3 are interconnected, how consciousness and bliss are related? As shoreless consciousness manifested into individual and bliss into imperfect sense pleasure. Consciousness is bliss or vice-versa. I m confused about if we dont consider anand, what the chit's nature by default?

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Dear Jagat,

Thank you for your question.

Being-Consciousness-Bliss are the same Reality considered in three different aspects. Being and Consciousness are easy to understand, as there would be no existence without them. The Ananda aspect is harder to understand from the point of view of the jiva because Ananda may be hidden due to Mayashakti. However, we sometimes intuit Ananda when we feel happy for no particular reason. The full experience of Ananda comes only in samadhi, however.

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Brother William

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I can answer questions about Vedanta philosophy, Patanjali Yoga philosophy and practice, Tantra, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, Vivekachudamani (Shankara`s Crest-jewel of Spritual Discrimination), Advaita (non-dualism), the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition, Goddess worship, meditation practice, Hindu monasticism (sannyasa), and Sanskrit.

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I've been studying and practicing Vedanta and Tantra since 1969.

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I'm the founder and spiritual director of Ashram West, a gay spiritual community based on traditional Hindu Tantra. I have been a member of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1969.

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I have three books in print: GAY TANTRA, ESSAYS ON GAY TANTRA, BLOOD OF THE GODDESS.

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I hold a B.A. in Sanskrit (UC Berkeley 1975) and an M.A. in clinical psychology (Antioch University 1986).

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