Thursday, August 25, 2016

Right Path of Eternity, Happy Janmashtami

Right path of Eternity

Holy Gita, Chapter 8 verse 20

परस्तस्मात्तु भावोऽन्योऽव्यक्तोऽव्यक्तात्सनातन: |
य: स सर्वेषु भूतेषु नश्यत्सु न विनश्यति || 20||

Transcendental to this manifest and unmanifest creation, there is yet another unmanifest eternal dimension. That realm does not cease even when all others do.

(But verily there exists, higher than that unmanifest (Avyakta), another unmanifested, which is Eternal, which is not destroyed when all beings are destroyed)

Bhagwan Shri Krishna describes the three worlds in Gita. the Vyakta, the Avyakta and the Superior Avyakya. The Vyakta is the world we see around, Idam Sarvam, the material world of Prakriti; the Avyakta (unmanifest) connected to material/physical world; and the third is the Superior Avyakta, (paras tasmat) the eternal, imperceptible, never destroyed when all material world perish, beyond the perception of all senses, the Spiritual world, the ultimate. 

It is a platform, the changeless substratum, which is not destroyed by the destruction of all beings. For an example, there is a blackboard, where the teachers of different subjects come and write different words and symbols and erase, but the platform remain the same, changeless. The SELF (Brahman, pure awareness), lies beyond all delusory creation, dissolution and recreation over and over again. 

Creation is a crystallisation of the unmanifest dormant names, forms and qualities into their manifest forms of existence. For example, pot is created from the mud, but besan laddu is created from other material. We are product of numerous yesterdays, the outcome of our thought process. These thought impressions lie unmanifest to our sense organ, manifest as actions and make our life path smooth or rough. 

The creator during Cosmic creation (Brahma's Day) project out (manifest) vasanas, and during dissolution (Brahma's night) merge into that alone, the unmanifest.

Ch.8, verse 21 says, "That which is called the unmanifest and the imperishable, that they say is the Highest Goal (path). They who reach It never again return. That is My highest abode (state)." 

Sleep and death are not the end of life but the refreshing pause between two spans of activity. The pause is unmanifest condition and the activity, the manifest. But that is not the highest abode. The eternal existence, without destruction, the highest, Imperishable SELF, is the highest goal for human to achieve. It is that Vidhya (knowledge) one has to acquire during the manhood, the awakening from the dream of sorrows and happiness. That is the Highest Dwelling Place, the State of Pure Consciousness, the Imperishable State, the seat of the highest Purusha. In fact that exists always.  

And this highest seat is attainable. Ch.8, Verse 22, says, "That highest Purusha, O Partha, is attainable by unswerving devotion to Him alone, within whom all beings dwell, by whom all this is pervaded."

All mud pots are mud only. All ornaments of Gold are Gold only. All wave and wavelets are the Ocean only. All threads and clothes are the cotton only. Pure awareness, the eternal truth is the platform, where all of us pass through the manifest and unmanifest conditions of the life and the death, the sleep and the awake, the action and pause modes, in the dreamland of Samsara. 

There are two paths: path to return and path never to return. It is our choice, which path we wish to walk. The path of Samsara or the path of Brahman, the SELF, the KRISHNA. 

Happy Janmashtami. Jai Shree KRISHNA.

25 August 2016


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