Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Jyoti

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 [10] 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
136
General Discussion / Interesting article about 'Aham' on Wikipedia
« on: March 15, 2012, 05:11:14 AM »
From here:

Quote
Aham (Kashmir Shaivism)

Aham, a concept of Kashmir Shaivism, is defined as the supreme heart (hṛdayam), transcendent Self, supreme I awareness or infinite consciousness.The space of Aham is where kechari mudra (free movement in the space of the heart) is realised.
Kechari mudra is considered the supreme state of spiritual evolution.

Substrate of creation

When Śiva wants to create, the first step is said to be the creation of an interior space (the space of his heart) - a matrix of energies that will be the substrate of the new world. This place is called Aham which means "I" in Sanskrit.
Thus the absolute first creates the divine person, Aham, and from this divine person will appear the manifestation itself.

Aham is identical to mātṛkā (the wheel of phonematic energies), essential nature of all categories from Pṛithvī tattva (earth) to Sadāśiva tattva.
Aham is the final resting place, dwelling place, abode of all beings, receptacle of the world.

Ultimate mantra

Another definition of Aham is that of primordial mantra, transcendental mantra, the so called heart-bīja (mantra of the heart) - force and power of consciousness. As the supreme mantra, Aham is closely related to matravīrya (the potency of mantra).
Thus the realization of Aham confers power over any mantra.

United form of Shiva and Shakti

In Aham, the supreme (para) aspect of Śakti is realized. Aham is the Śakti of Śiva or in other words, the expansion of Śiva.
Another way of describing Aham is as the union of Śiva and Śakti, the emittive (visarga) aspect of the Supreme (anuttara).

Etymology

Aham is formed of A+HA+M, a triad of Śhiva (A), Śakti (HA) and bindu (M). M is the final point, union of Śiva and Śakti, where they dissolve into Paramaśiva. The triangle of A+HA+M is the essence of the Trika system.
A+HA+M form the sṛṣṭi bīja (seed of emission), a mantra that is identical to the energy of expansion and creation.

Aham can also be defined as: A = abedha (non-differentiation), HA = bheda (differentiation) and M = bhedābheda (differentiation cum non-differentiation).

Maha, the mirror image of Aham

On the other hand, MAHA, mirror image of AHAM, is formed of MA+HA+A, and represents the saṃhara bīja (seed of reabsorption) - the mantra that is identical to the process of spiritual evolution, or in other words reabsorption of the manifestation back into the absolute.
In MAHA, Śakti (HA) enters bindu (M) (the limited being) and reunites it with the Supreme (A).

I think Bhagvan also said that 'Aham' is the best of all mantras.


137
General topics / Mantra
« on: March 14, 2012, 10:42:58 PM »
"Unnamulai Amman Thiru Annamalaiyaarukku Arohara"
I found this here.
Can someone please translate this for me?

138
General topics / Migrating to India?
« on: March 12, 2012, 10:20:30 PM »
Is it possible for a non-Indian citizen to settle at Ramanashram forever?

139
Arunachala / Re: Parvati Hill
« on: March 11, 2012, 05:34:23 PM »
Dear Mr. Subramanian,

Is this hill a manifestation of Parvati doing penance?

Regards,
Jyoti

140
Arunachala / Re: Parvati Hill
« on: March 10, 2012, 07:54:20 PM »
Dear Mr. Subramanian,

Did the ashram authorities give you any more details about Parvati hill?

Regards,
Jyoti


141
General topics / Re: Goddess of Salvation
« on: March 09, 2012, 06:51:57 PM »
But other than the consort of Arunachala Shiva could be the Goddess of Salvation?

142
General topics / Goddess of Salvation
« on: March 09, 2012, 06:07:11 PM »
I found this story here:
Quote
During those days I had a dream. A resplendent lady with a luminous face was seated by Bhagavan's side on the sofa and Bhagavan was adorning her with meticulous care. Another lady, as beautiful and full of light and splendor, was moving about the Ashram, doing all kinds of service. I asked Bhagavan how it was that he was giving so much attention to one and none to the other. Then I woke up. When I told my dream to Muruganar, he told me that it was true that an invisible being was always near Bhagavan. She was the Goddess of Salvation and Muruganar had composed several songs about her.

In the afternoon, Bhagavan, Muruganar, and I were sitting around a big brass plate, preparing sweets for the coming festival. I asked Muruganar to tell my dream to Bhagavan. When he started, Bhagavan said: "What are you, her attorney? Let her tell her dream herself." When I had finished, he added: "When I was on the hill, the lady who used to bring me food would serve a second plate by my side. When I asked whom it was for, she would answer, 'For the Mother.' She had a similar vision."
This 'Goddess of Salvation' should be Unnamulai Amman, I think?
Who is this other goddess, 'moving about the Ashram, doing all kinds of service'?

143
General topics / Re: Mukti sthalas outside of India?
« on: March 09, 2012, 02:44:07 AM »
In a deeper sense, ones own self is the Mukthi Sthala, all the external Mukti Sthalas are only representation of the Self, the Mukti Sthala.
Yes, I understand.
But I want to know if outside of India such places as Kashi exist, were dying confers moksha.

144
General topics / Mukti sthalas outside of India?
« on: March 09, 2012, 02:23:55 AM »
Are there mukti sthalas outside of India?

145
Arunachala / Re: Arunachala & Lord Murugan
« on: March 07, 2012, 05:41:05 PM »
Has Lord Murugan acctuelly a wife?
Usually his brother, Lord Ganesha, is said to be a bachelor.

146
Arunachala / Arunachala & Lord Murugan
« on: March 06, 2012, 09:13:21 PM »
What is the connection between Lord Murugan and Arunachala?

147
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed
« on: February 25, 2012, 03:59:51 PM »
I would like to know if Bhagavan ever said something about Buddha or Jesus or Mohammed.

148
General topics / Akka Mahadevi
« on: February 17, 2012, 09:58:01 AM »
She was a great Yogini from Karnataka (12th century).

I love the Handsome One:
he has no death
decay or form
no place or side
no end nor birthmarks.
I love him O mother. Listen.

I love the Beautiful One
with no bond nor fear
no clan no land
no landmarks
for his beauty.

So my lord, white as jasmine, is my husband.

Take these husbands who die,
decay, and feed them
to your kitchen fires!
source

Some of her verses with music

149
Arunachala / Re: Arunachala Darshanas
« on: February 10, 2012, 03:57:02 PM »
I think Durga Devi can be seen in Arunachala too, but I cannot find a picture.
Does one know a link?

150
I have great respect for Sri Ma.
When I first saw her photograph, my hair in the neck raised, I remember.
But when I read about her, I could not get over her allowing her Brahmin devotees to keep devotees of lower castes from coming near her.
This prevented me from accepting her as my Guru & praying to her.

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 [10] 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19