“The ancient postulate of perennial philosophy - the inseparability of value and reality - is psychologized into the demand that reality must satisfy us; the denial of the necessity of this demand is followed by the exclusion from philosophy of most of its traditional problems and the "raising to the dignity of philosophy many trivial and often foolish questions"”
Wilbur Marshall Urban

The Intelligible World: Metaphysics and Value

Mahavakya

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In Matrix Revolutions (the 3rd and last movie in the series) – there is a chant that is played once when Neo steps onto the tarmac for the final battle and then numerous times as the ending credits begin. You can hear it in this clip. Ever wander what it means?

This is based on a Sanskrit chant that belongs to a category of mantra known as mahavakya – great sayings.

asato ma sadgamaya
tamaso ma jyotirgamaya
mrtyorma amrtam gamaya

I wish to go from what is unreal to what is real
I wish to go from darkness to light
I wish to go from what dies to what is eternal

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