It’s not that consciousness is dormant or active somewhere in the universe. Rather, the universe lies dormant in consciousness.

Swami Sarvapriyananda

Swami Sarvapriyananda is the Minister and Spiritual Leader of the Vedanta Society of New York since January 2017 and a Nagral Fellow for 2019-20 at Harvard Divinity School. Prior to this, he served as assistant minister of the Vedanta Society of Southern California for 13 months, beginning December 2015.

Swami joined the Ramakrishna Math and Mission in 1994 and received Sannyas in 2004. Before being posted to the VSSC’s Hollywood Temple, Swami served as an acharya (teacher) of the monastic probationers’ training center at Belur Math. He has served the Ramakrishna Math and Mission in various capacities including being the Vice Principal of the Deoghar Vidyapith Higher Secondary School, Principal of the Shikshana Mandira Teacher Education College at Belur Math, and the first Registrar of the Vivekananda University at Belur Math.

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Does Matter Create Consciousness?
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Many Eastern views of reality posit that it is consciousness that lies at the foundation of existence, not the material world.


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