Ishavasyam – 1

The Isha Upanishad goes straight to the heart of the problem of God and Nature, with its first 8 words: “Isavasyamidam sarvam yat kinca jagatyam jagat”. Isha and Jagat God and Nature Spirit and World are the two poles between which our consciousness revolves. God/Isha/Spirit is the very basis of man’s existence. The Eternal is… Continue reading Ishavasyam – 1

The earliest preoccupation of man

First, matter was created. Matter is the inconscient. From matter, life evolved. Life is subconscient. From life, Mind and Will evolved. Mind and will are conscious. We can say that when mind was manifested in man, he became awakened. So what was man preoccupied with in his earliest thoughts? He has been preoccupied with God,… Continue reading The earliest preoccupation of man

Individuality

Individuality is how a person’s ‘will’ is directed. Physical individuality: Americans during the time of the founding directed their will or energy to come out of poverty and became millionaires within one generation and it can be called physical individuality. Vital Individuality: Someone like Gandhiji or Abraham Lincoln directed their will towards social causes and… Continue reading Individuality

Four yogas

All Indian spiritual practice can be encompassed in the four major paths of yoga: Karmayoga – The problem is selfishness. To move from selfishness to unselfishness in our actions is Karmayoga. This uses the instrument of ‘will’ in action. Bhakthi yoga – To direct our energies, passions and desires to the love of God is… Continue reading Four yogas

Meaning of AUM

A – Waking state – Gross layer – Make sound from your heart U – Dream state – Subtle layer – Make sound from your throat M – Deep Sleep state – Causal layer – Make sound from your head Silence that follows AUM is the Pure Consciousness or Essence. This silence represents the Turiya… Continue reading Meaning of AUM

Turiya state

The Mandukya Upanishad says that we have 4 states: Waking state or gross level Dream state or subtle level Deep sleep state or causal level Turiya state which is the nature of our true being. The Turiya state is beyond time and space and is attainable by us here and now. #Upanishads #SwamiSarvapriyananda

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