Saturday, April 8, 2023

Spandakarika - Exploration of the Self


Exploration of the Self

Exploration of “the Self” or to enjoy the bhoga of objects through the senses is a choice. Both can also be possible if the state of स्वस्थ is achieved. धर्म, अर्थ, काम, मोक्ष is a Hindu way of life to pass the 100 years of human life peacefully. But while doing Godly Gossips, if one reaches to the Mars (self) as astronaut, it should be the major purpose of life. Before the light (of life) goes off from this body, we shall recognise our true form. 

Where can we hide ourselves? Try the game of छुपा छुपी (સંતાકૂકડી) played by children everyday and try to hide ourselves in any corner or the darkest place of the house/earth. We can’t hide ourselves, the Prakash, the Bodha, the Shiva, the Self, always chases us in नित्योदित state, doesn’t leave, never gets off. We may hide ourselves from other objects and persons, but can’t hide ourselves from our illuminated self, the Shankara. Whether with eyes are closed or opened, if we have leaned to see the Shiva (36) moving in different forms around us including ourselves, the true vision opens up as the third eye. 

There is no desha, no kala in the state of Shiva, but a human with physical body has time line of life years, therefore, before its switch board gets off, let the self illuminate in the state of known. Let the बिंब be recognised by the प्रतिबिंब. 

All विमर्शन is of Him only, therefore, let us remember Him in our daily routine. To start with, “the first bite of anything we eat and the first sip anything we drink shouldn’t go down to our throat without taking the name of God”. One may call him Shiva, Rama, Allah, Father, whatever; remembrance is important, not the name. 

However, the Sanskrit Acharya may say that each Varna in a name carries the power of one of the eight Matrikas, therefore it carries positive or negative energies depending upon pronouncing. But any name if taken with positivity, it turns into positive energy. After all we shall be remembering him in the state of मध्यमा and with practice will go further deep into the state of पश्यन्ति and परा. The destination is the Self, the Shiva. 

यस्त स्थितमिदं सर्वं कार्य यस्माच्च निर्गतम्। 

तस्यानावृतरूपत्वान्न निरोधोડस्ति कुत्रचित्॥ (SK.2)

[जिस शंकर (स्पन्द-विमर्श-बहिर्मुख भूमिका) में सारा जगत (कार्य/प्रमेय) अभेद रूप से अवस्थित है, उस सत्ता के स्वरूप को कोई आवरण ढांप नहीं सकता। उसके स्वतंत्र प्रसार में कोई रूकावट नही।]

हे शंकर, क्या आपके स्वतंत्र प्रसार में कोई रूकावट है? कहाँ बंधे हो? जागो शंकर जागो। भोले बनो। 😊

🕉️नमः शिवाय। 


8 April 2023


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