Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Who am I ?

Who am I ?

Entire Hinduism rotate around this question. Centuries have passed. Few found the answer and many are in search.

Those who found the answer tried to explain. But the listeners couldn't reach to the destination. A drop of water from the Ocean trying to understand the Ocean? Can it be? If it travels for millions of years, can it explain the Ocean in totality?

Many Hindus are familiar with four answers, the four Mahavakyas (The Great Sayings) of the Upanishads.

1. Pragyanam Brahma (Pragya is Brahman) -Aitareya Upanishad (Rig Veda)

2. Tat tvam asi (You are that) - Chandogya Upanishad (SamVeda)

3. Aham Brahmasmi (I am Brahman) - Brihadaranyak Upanishad (Yajur Veda)

4. Ayam Atma Brahma (I am the AtmaSelf that is Brahman) - Mandukya Upanishad (Atharva Veda)

Have you noticed the Knowledge Power you have? I don't mean information stored in your brain or wisdom acquired. I mean the base on which all stand. Didn't understand? Just check. Do you know English? You will say Yes. Do you know Slovenian? You will say No. How did you find both the answers? That is the base, the Tatva, I am referring to. It is common to all. It is the drop of the Ocean. You can fetch as much as knowledge from that drop, the base. It is infinite and eternal.

If you explain the taste of jaggery with thousands of narration to a person who hasn't tasted it. Can you make him realize the taste of jaggery with narration? He can't realize the taste of Jaggery without tasting it. Similarly, the meaning of the above sentences (the Great Sayings) can't be realized until you enter into the Brahman Ocean. (In fact you are in it)

But how could the Drop of water understand the entire Ocean? Looking to the size of both, it looks impossible. But looking at the character, the Tatva, it is easy. The Drop of water is part of the Ocean. In fact the Drop itself carrying all the characteristics of the Ocean. A piece of Sugar is Sugar itself in a mountain of Sugar.

Therefore the search is not outside but within. The Kasturi Mriga (musk deer) has to find out the odour from its own body. It is like digging a well inside.

Are you curious on getting the answer of the question Who am I?

If yes start digging and go on digging till the Water is seen. Shanai shanai (slowly slowly) you will reach to the destination. Then you will not ask the question, what is the taste of Jaggery? You are the Jaggery..... Oh... no..You are the Self, the Brahman, the Ocean.

Chidanand Rupo Shivoham Shivoham.

4 March 2015


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