Thursday, April 03, 2014

Himself the Play, Himself the Player, Himself the Playground !

Prakritim Purushaschaiva
Vidyanathi Ubhavapi
Vikaramscha Gunanamscha
Viddhi Prakriti Sambhavan !

Know then that Being and Becoming both
Hath no beginning !
That all qualities
Are Nature born ! ( Sir Edwin Arnold's translation, The Song Celestial )

We will define Being and Becoming here. These terms are much used in Philosophy.

There are two types of Reality, Relative Reality and Absolute Reality. Both are real in their fields.
Being is Absolute Being, Absolute Reality.
Becoming is Relatve Being, Relative Reality.

Both are beginningless, saith the Lord. Both Prakriti and Purusha. We have to , in order to study Vedanta Sastra, distinguish these two Realities, the two Realities which are ultimately One.
If we go to a higher dimension, we will find that nothing exists but He !

"He is Timeless and all that is in Time, He is Spaceless and all that is in Space. He is Causality and the Cause and the Effect. Brahman, the ishwara, is all This by His Yoga Maya ! For we find, that the Indeterminate teems with mutations and differentiae. Being turns into Being, but is always Itself and other than Its Becomings. The One becomes an innumerable mutitude. The Universal individualises Itself and the Individual Universalises Itself" - Aurobindo, Life Divine.

In the Alipore Bomb case, Aurobindo was on trial. Then the Divine Voice told Him. " It is I who am doing all this. Know that there is nothing impossible, nothing difficult"

The Voice continued " Now look at the prosecuting counsel". Aurobindo looked at the prosecuting counsel and He saw Lord Krishna.. "Now look at the Judge". He saw the Lord sitting there !


Then He later said that the Universe is His Play, one of the Rhythms of Brahman, the Absolute, the Lord playing in the world as Sat Chit Ananda !

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Guruvayur4u


                                           

Without Bridal Mysticism, without Bhakti Yoga, can any one actualise the Absolute Self ? No !

So we started a Bhakti Yoga site, www.guruvayur4u.com. This site deals with devotion to the Guru or the Master.

Even though Self Actualisation is a selfish desire ! Just hear what the worldly, layman told the Yogi

While the masses are sunk in Ignorance
You want to scale the Eternal's peaks !
To immerse yourself in Bliss transcendental
Isnt thy desire selfish to the core ?






Friday, February 07, 2014

The Fivefold Pranic Energy !

This is the Fivefold Pranic Energy. Prana, Apana, Samana, Vyana and Udana. We have the statement ' Pancha Prana Prabhavanti Tasmat", that is the Fivefold Pranic Energy started from Thee.




 Prana is the breath of life and moves in the upper parts of the body. It brings the Universal Life Force into the physical system and distributes itself.

The second, Apana, is the breath of Death. for it gives the Vital Force out of the body.


The third, Samana, regulates both these forces. Equalises and maintains equilibrium


The fourth, Vyana, distributes vital energies throughout the body.


 The Fifth, Udana, moves upwards from the body to the crown and is a regular channel between the worlds of Matter and Spirit !

Monday, June 24, 2013

God not a ball of cheese !




People think God is a ball of cheese and He is there to give us cheese. He normally gives the Cross to Good and the throne to Evil. Crooks thriving and good people suffering. We cannot say we are good people either. Ask our enemies.............

At least Dhoni was realistic yesterday. He told his team mates " God is not coming to save you, fight it out ". And the young Indian team fought it out and India lifted the CT13 and Dhoni became the first captain ever to lift three World Cups!  That is manliness, which was sadly missing in the Indian teams of yore !  

Everything is enveloped by Negativity, Sarva Arambha hi doshena dhoomenagnirir Avritha, says the Lord in the BG. For everything the negative aspect is there. There is a general charge that Astrologer emphasise the negative aspect more than the positive ! This is not true. I always deal with the positive aspect ! 

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Friday, March 08, 2013

Of Buddhism and Hinduism




The Cosmic Consciousness of SCI & TM is the Nibbana which Buddhism speaks  of  and the Samadhi of the Hindus.

There are two types of Samadhi - Savikalpa and Nirvikalpa, Cosmic Consiousness and Unity Consciousness, the Fifth and Seventh States.


Now Buddhism is a formidable system of Philosophy, which deals with the causes of Sorrow and its cessation.Buddha was indeed one of the greatest philosophers.

Now jumping to Cosmic Consciousness is not easy, it requires years of preparation and meditation.

Jnana Yoga is Union via Wisdom and these concepts and experiences belong to Wisdom.

Now Bhakti Yoga is the Union via Love, where the Self is worshipped as the Quintessence of Love. Now this Yoga is predominant in Hinduism, as Masters state that Love is greater than Intelligence.

Wisdom is great, but Love is greater !




We repeat, the Fourfold Yoga is the best path. We find in Christiantiy, Theology or Dvaitha is more dominant. Also in Islam. More Theology, less Philosphy. Of course there is Philosophy in these two, as Gnosticism and Sufism. But Theology is more dominant.



After you study all the great religions of the world, you will have to accept Universal Love.Any system which does not incorporate Universal Love or Union via Universal Love will not have much followers. 



Leela, a better term than Maya. !




"Leela includes the idea of Maya and exceeds it"  - Aurobindo.
The word Maya, contains within itself, a devastating simplicity of nullification. ( Ho Ho, everything is Maya. Why should I work ? )
This is His Leela, Himself the Play, Himself the Player, Himself the Playground !

We may regard and realise it as Leela, the magicinan's Joy, creating and recreating Himself in Himself for the sheer bliss of that self creation !

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Grape Juice protects the Heart !


It is said that a glass of grape juice keeps the Cardiologist away.

The resveratrol present in the seeds and skin of grapes and the flavonoids are responsible for this phenomenon.

Grapes , whether it is green, red or black, do reduce B P.

The antioxidants present in grapes removes free radicals ! Grapes is undoubtedly a divine fruit !

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Astro Meteorology is right !




Despite criticism that Thula Varsha or the North East Monsoon is far away, she is dot on time. It rained heavily in Trichur yesterday. It rained heavily in Madras the day before.

Tamil Nadu receives more rains than Kerala in this North East Monsoon phase. In Kerala rains are less this year, with the result we have unwanted power cuts. 

We hope it pours heavily again. If not Kerala is in for more power cuts. 


The N E Monsoon has a direct bearing on the economy, as Mr Monsoon is the Finance Minister of India !