YOGA

When unconscious became conscious this is Samadhi

Creation and Destruction June 14, 2008


“That Highest Maha S’akti is transcendent of all the Gunas; but you and I are with Gunas. Know me as the S’akti, all of Sattva Guna who is widely known as Maha Laksmi. After this the Prajapati Brahma, full of Rajo Gunas, the creator of all the Lokas, will come into existence from your navel lotus and will create the three worlds. Then he will perform severe tapasya and acquire the excellent power to create, and will create the three worlds by his Rajo Guna. That highly intelligent Prajapati will create first, the five Maha bhutas (great elements), all endowed with Gunas and then create mind with sensory organs and the presiding deities of the senses, and thus with all the ingredients, fit for creation, will create all the worlds.

Therefore He is denominated by all as the Creator of Brahmanda. O highly fortunate one! You will be the Preserver of this Universe. When the Prajapati Brahma will be angry at the beginning of the creation on his four mind-born sons, Rudra Deva will appear.He will appear then from the centre of his eye brows. On being born this Rudra Deva will practise very severe tapasya and will get the Samhara S’akti, who is all of Tamo Guna and at the end of the Kalpa will destroy all this universe of five elements.” – Chapter XVI, Devi Bhagavatam

“But in no way Mother’s love is going to allow you to destroy your Guru Principle.  As I told you that the Guru Principle is a very sensitive thing and is destroyed if you yourself do not try to maintain it.

First of all the destruction starts from the very source of our being.  I mean to say that our being is created by five elements, and the five elements have a capacity all the time to get destroyed.

Any one of these elements, if they are not looked after, gets destroyed.  That is the built in capacity of the elements or of the matter as you can say.

So to maintain them is important.

So people have an idea that once you become a Guru you need not maintain anything, it is maintained by itself.  It is not.

Agreed that the Spirit definitely enhances the beauty and health of this element, but at the human level there is always a greater force trying to destroy it.

So till we have completely become the Spirit there is a chance of this destruction working it out.” – Shri Mataji

 

 

ROPE MISTAKEN FOR A SNAKE April 13, 2008


In our lives we can experience fear and worries a lot of times for various reasons. What is the reason for this?   

Here is a beautiful explanation in Shankara’s  “Vivekachudamani”

“110. Maya can be destroyed by the realization of the pure Brahman, the one without a second, just as the mistaken idea of a snake is removed by the discrimination of the rope. She has her Gunas as Rajas, Tamas and Sattva, named after their respective functions.

138. One who is overpowered by ignorance mistakes a thing for what it is not; It is the absence of discrimination that causes one to mistake a snake for a rope, and great dangers overtake him when he seizes it through that wrong notion. Hence, listen, my friend, it is the mistaking of transitory things as real that constitutes bondage.”

As you can see the Maya( Illusion, Fear ) is coming to us because of lack of discrimination and  clarity.

Here is a gorgeous extract from Sri Guru Granth Sahib:

“In the darkness of Maya, I mistook the rope for the snake, but that is over, and now I dwell in the Eternal Home of the Lord (sggs 332). Like the story of the rope mistaken for a snake, the mystery has now been explained to me. Like the many bracelets, which I mistakenly thought were gold; now, I do not say what I said then (sggs 658).”

It is very easy to remove the darkness of Maya within us. We need to bring the Light in ourselves by awakening of Kundalini.

Antari giyan na aayio mirtak hai sansaar: Those within whom the Knowledge is not awakened are like dead bodies in the world (sggs 88).”

Aatam cheenai su tatt beechaarae: One who understands his own Soul, contemplates the essence of Reality (sggs 224).

Chet suchet chit hoyi rahu tayu lai pargaas ujaaraa: When you are conscious in your Consciousness, you will be enlightened and illuminated (sggs 339).

Iyu kahe Nanak man tu jot saroop hai apnaa mool pashaan: Thus says Nanak: O my mind, you are That — the true image of the Divine Light — know your Reality (sggs 441).

 

 
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