This course makes the learner dive deeper in the spiritual metaphysics of Meher Baba in order to reflect and appreciate the spiritual significance of Earth and humanity. Avatars, ancient Seers and Sages have described earth as a divine entity. This knowledge, hopefully, would generate an enthusiastic and committed urge and action-response to save earth from unsustainable human action and from the anthropogenic processes of environmental degradation and destruction. Environmental concerns are essentially spiritual concerns.
This MSU course on Universe: Illusion sustaining Reality presents spiritual and science based overviews on the objective reality and our abode - Universe.The Vedas state: Brahman Satyam: Jagat Mithya meaning Brahman (Supreme Self or Pure I AM Consciousness) alone is Truth: Universe or creation is only an illusion. In another statement the Vedas state: Sarvam Khalu Idam Brahman meaning all this multiplicity in the form of universe or creation is essentially Brahman. Meher Baba says that the role of universe is to act as a bridge between the limited-Self (`I AM this - I AM that? Consciousness) and the Supreme Self (Pure I AM Consciousness). Modern science, quite surprisingly, is converging fast to this viewpoint. Universe: Illusion sustaining Reality presents and compares these spiritual and scientific viewpoints.