Rev. Dr. Thomas Hickey
In the Vedic tradition, there are four levels of intelligibility (Skt. nama) with corresponding levels of world or form (Skt. loka/rupa):
1. Vaikri- written or spoken level of gross intelligibility, corresponding to the gross world.
2. Madhyama- middle level or level of subtle intelligibility, corresponding to subtle world.
3. Pashyanti- celestial level or level of causal intelligibility, corresponding to causal world.
4. Para- transcendental level or level of pure intelligibility in which there is identity of name and form (Skt. nama-rupa), corresponding to Pure Knowledge which is Ultimate Reality (Skt.Veda/Brahman).
equivalences of these are:
|Vedic hermeutic level||Vedic world||Kabbalistic hermeneutic level||Kabbalistic world|
Levels of Meaning in Holy Scripture: "PaRDeS" - Professor Bryan Griffith Dobbs
About the author: Thomas Hickey is Director of the Circle School, spiritual counselor, Vedic astrologer, Yogacharya of the Advaitin tradition, Bishop in apostolic succession in the Communion of the Christos, and Taoist sifu.
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