Lesson two is on YouTube. Paaske started out talking about how Arjuna looked to Krishna as his teacher. Arjuna faces the challenges of life, and tries to do the right thing in each situation. I will write more about verses from the Bhagavad Gita in later blogposts, as I would like to meditate on a few. Paaske says that one to the BG listens, reflects and meditates.
Paaske showed a board about how he interprets Vedanta, it is on page 121 in his book, Kunnskapens Yoga. The main message is to accept who you are, wether you are emotional or not so emotional, intellectual or not so well read etc.
Vedanta does not explain existence and conciousness. According to Paaske we must accept it has no beginning and no end. We are always conciousness and our thought patterns are like the lightbulbs, they can go on and off but the electricity is always there.
Buddhism also comes from Vedanta, it is among other things, based on the four noble truths. According to Buddhism our suffering comes out of lust. Lust comes form a dualistisc approach, such as you think you are the body, your sex, your job etc. There is no contradiction between dualism and non-dualism, as one cannot exist without the other.
Paaske mentioned how physicists find nothing in the atom, it is 99.9999999999999% empty. I am tempted to say nothing is something. As from what I understand air is in the atom and we don´t say we breath nothing.