Karma Dharma Moksha

Being able to do, what we want to do, when we want to do it, without, hurting others and ourselves in the process is Moksha. There is no buddhist, islamic, hindu, or any other world religion that tells us otherwise. Doing what we do to the best of our abilities is karma, it is also dharma. The side effect is Moksha. Moksha is not a destination. There is no destination. That’s the beauty of it all. When we know there is nowhere to go, does it matter if we have little or more time. There is just action to be done.

Gods aren’t liberated beings, they need to take a corporeal form to get liberated. Gods are alpha, beta, delta, gamma, omega beings that yearn to be born in a human form. So that they can liberate themselves to join the Overmind. Gods like to do karma and reinstate such karma as dharma to get Moksha. Manifestations to perform various karmas, to get to Moksha happen in an event based space called the Universe. Ths is Karma kshetra, it is the dharmakshetra and is the kurukshetra.

Do not follow a buddha, or become a buddha, do not let ideas, incept ideas in you, that is not you. If you have a idea first within you, and then you see that someone has put it in good words, you can point to that, but thats that. Forget that idea, let it pass. Do not hold on to it.

 

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UFOs: The Vedic Perspective

I found an interesting post by Mr A.T. Das on UFOs

The Vedas glorify our planet earth, as the most important planet in the cosmic system. She is celebrated for her infinite variegatedness in every aspect of her existence. She is the bearer and indispensable ground for sacrifices; the shelter for divine and human activities; the universal mother, feeding all with many beneficial things, and the one to whom every living being owes his existence. Man, in seeking to satisfy his needs and fulfill his goals, exerts his influence upon subtle elementary forces and gross fundamental powers. All material variations that exist on this planet are transformations of this earth. According to Vedas, a fractional portion of the total cosmic energy is the individual lording identification (the tendency to want to control and exploit material nature). A portion of that ego is the vibration of sound, and a portion of that sound is atmospheric air. A portion of the airy atmosphere is turned into forms, and the forms constitute the power of electricity, or heat. Heat produces, smell, or aroma, which evolves into this gross earth. All these combine together and, governed by the law of intercooperation, constitutes the cosmic phenomenon.

Thus, the whole process of creation is an act of gradual evolution and development of one element to another. This results in the variegatedness of the earth: so many trees, plants, mountains, rivers, reptiles, birds, animals and varieties of human beings. The human form has the best design for interacting with matter, namely a perfect basis for sense perception. The quality of sense perception is also evolutionary, being generated from sound to touch to form to taste and smell. The different varieties of human bodies have similarly more progressive sense perceptions and powers of movement.

There are varieties of human life on this same earth, not accessible to us, sometimes on the same dimension, but mostly on higher dimensions. There are also human living beings on other planets, some in our dimension, many in higher.

Other planets in the higher planetary systems have not only different kinds of human beings, but also animals and plants. Some of these planets have lands made of precious jewels like emeralds. Geologists, botanists and so-called scientists speculate so much about life on this earth itself, but, unable to estimate the varieties of life both here and on the other planets, they falsely imagine that all other planets are vacant, uninhabited and full of dust. The Vedas make fun of such materialistic leaders who are praised by paid men who have the mentality of hogs, dogs, camels and asses. Such people, who simply accept knowledge imparted by big animals, will totally reject the UFO/ET phenomenon as null and void.

This subject about different kinds of living beings and their area of activity, etc, will be further discussed in our Workshop.

The Vedas say, “manujah nivasah”, humanity is the residence of the Supreme. But in this material existence there is always the idea of lording it over the resources of material nature, which creates a clash between different living beings. There is, however, the universal law that brings about order out of chaos and creates harmony.

In the vedic vision, man is an active part of the cosmic whole. Dynamic as he is, he does become a disturbing factor, but once guided towards perfection, he can play a vital role in the ultimate establishment of the supreme law in the manifested world.

The panorama of the world shows a conflict and a tension between polar opposite qualities, for which humans have always been the via medium. But there is also a movement in togetherness and a cooperation. There is a striving towards the light, towards unfolding the potential towards fuller life which is constitutional.

The divine law of the cosmos becomes, at the human level, particularized into specific regulations. Thus are developed those norms of social order which are meant to bring the best results for all concerned. Therefore is born civilization. The Vedas envision duty or “Dharma”, and function, or “Karma”. The cosmic order that brings about harmony is expressed in the aspect of qualities of duty such as mercy, austerity, truthfulness and cleanliness. There are reflected in the aspect of function as abstinence from meat-eating, intoxication, gambling and illicit sex.

By losing sight of that integration of human at peace with himself and the universe, gathering all faculties and powers in one central point from which to act in full, perfected consciousness, the self-centered humanity has only applied for dangerous disasters for our planet.

The activities of the physical world have their effect in their counterparts in the non-physical and especially subtle areas like the astral, ethereal, mental and vice versa.

Whimsical exploitation of the plant and animal kingdoms, and natural resources, over-indulgence in sense-gratification in all kinds of perverted ways — all these have led the humam today to the criminal stand: the whole cosmic order is getting disturbed by our foolish endeavors to be the lords of all we survey. As a result of our crimes, Nature imposes upon us incurable diseases and frequent wars among nations.

That’s why our neighbors have started interfering with our lives. It is so that they can give us the message “Get back on track, man! Save the earth—Now!”

Some of these aliens have also taken it on themselves to establish proper law and order on our area of the planet. It is the history in the Vedas, that people of lower order cheaply endeavor to copy the higher, in spite of opposition and imperfections. This is part of the law governing their Psyche. They have gone do far that, in case we destroy the population on earth, they are making plans to repopulate the earth with good human beings. However, they themselves are a little bit overlording in this respect, because they are trying to accomplish this by harvesting samples of human sperm cells, ova and other vial fluids. This will further be discussed in our Workshop.

The subject of UFO, in many aspects, as far as the experience of many respectable common people, yogis and ascetics of India is concerned, is IFO. Identified, not unidentified. Even today, there are hundreds of ongoing visitations, channelled healings, various kinds of what the modern scientist will term “paranormal phenomena”.

There is a great deal of information in the ancient Vedic texts on paranormal phenomena. Then 19th Century scholars, especially from colonial backgrounds, have always tried to explain every vedic conception as based on an observable natural phenomenon, or on a particular sensory object. Whatever did not conform to their understanding was rejected as “mythology”, or “folklore”.

Another widespread tendency is to read into the Vedas esoteric implications based upon later usage of definite terms; yet another tendency is to interpret the descriptions symbolically and try to discern some indirect significance by means of sheer speculation and philosophical gymnastics. If one could scientifically take information from the vedic literature, a lot of questions confronting us in the research of UFO/ET phenomenon can be answered.

An attempt in this direction is successfully accomplished by my friend Dr. Richard Thompson in his book “Alien Identities”, copies of which will be available at our booth and Workshop.

Representing an age-old tradition of the east, on behalf of the great seers and saints of the Vedic culture, we hereby appeal to the leading nation of the perceivable world on this planet, viz, the USA, to cast aside all doubts, sentimentality and suppression of truth and to begin now to scientifically research and study this undismissible UFO/ET phenomenon and make progress in the field of higher dimensional science. May peace and prosperity be with you. Om Tat Sat.

Bramha, Vishnu and Shiva: A Yogic Explanation

A Yogic Explanation by H. H. Shri Shailendra Sharma

Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva

Ancient sages realized three states of the creation and introduced their presiding gods as Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the fosterer; and Shiva, the destroyer. A pondering on these symbols from modern perspective leads us to a new meaning of all these symbols.

The principal basis of the creation is matter. As far as eyes can see, there are very many forms of matter that are visible. Right from the gross to the subtle, the matter with its entire immensity is present within the infinitude of the universe. The term Brahma means ‘unlimited immensity’. It is a symbol of the immensity of matter, the principal basis of this creation, or it may be said that the root consciousness of the conscious matter was adorned by the term ‘Brahma’ by the sages.

Lord Vishnu contains the creation and while containing it, he also fosters it. We have read this in the scriptures. After pondering upon this we find that the element that contains the matter is ‘void’ or the empty space. So much so that upon studying the smallest unit of matter – the atom, we find that the void exists between the centre of the atom and the particles moving around it. The support of the movement of matter is the void. Sages realized the capacity of the void to contain the matter and gave the name Vishnu to the consciousness of the conscious void.

When we split the matter and reach the atom, and then split it too, we can experience pure energy. In our quest for analyzing the energy or searching the root source of the energy, when we reach the original source, we are able to see that the advent of energy takes place from pure thought. Pure thought, which we can also term as the consciousness of the matter, is born from the conscious void. Pure thought alone is the link that establishes a relationship between the matter and the void. Continue reading

Chakras DeMystified – Part 2 – Prana: The Universal Life Force

If ‘steadfast awareness or super subtle pure conscious’ is the quintessence that permeates everything in the observable universe and beyond, then Prana is its universal principle of energy or force. It is the sum total of all energy that is manifest in the universe, all the forces in nature and powers which are hidden in men and which lie everywhere around us.

Swami Sivananda Saraswati says:

Prana is force, magnetism and electricity. Radio waves travel through prana. That which moves the steam engine of a train and a steamer, which causes the motion of breath in lungs, that which is the very life of this breath itself, is prana. It is prana that pumps the blood from the heart into the arteries or blood vessels. Through prana digestion, excretion and secretion take place. Prana digests the food, turns it into chyle and blood, and sends it into the brain and mind. The mind is then able to think and enquire into the nature of Brahman.

Prana is the link between the astral and physical body. When the slender thread-link of prana is cut, the astral body separates from the physical body. Death takes place. The prana that was working in the physical body is withdrawn into the astral body.

How is Prana related to the Chakras?

In the pranic body, prana flows through nadis, energy channels, and is stored in chakras, energy vortices. According to some researchers, the electromagnetic energy in prana gives rise to radiation in which the waves of electric energy and magnetic energy are at ninety degrees to each other, resulting in what looks like a spiral. Indeed, the spiral radiation structure around chakras has been seen, described and drawn by sages and savants from all parts of the world at different times.
At the pranic level, in their initial stages the practices of pranayama clear up the nadis, energy pathways in the body. The scriptures say there are over 72,000 nadis or pathways of prana in the pranic body and six main chakras. However, in the average individual, many of these pathways are blocked and the chakras release energy only partially. In other words, we do not utilize our full potential in terms of energy, mind and consciousness. The negative conditions we experience, whether physical or mental, are the cause as well as the consequence of the blockages. The state of our nadis and chakras are defined by our samskaras, conditionings carried in seed form, as well as purushartha, self-effort and anugraha, grace. When these pathways of energy are gradually freed so that prana moves through them smoothly.


Nāda: The MicroCosmic and MacroCosmic Rhythm

Most of us can remember a fundamental concept taught to us in school when we learned of Molecular Motion, States of Matter and Gas Laws:

“All molecules are in constant motion. Molecules of a liquid have more freedom of movement than those in a solid. Molecules in a gas have the greatest degree of motion.”

We now know that even atoms and sub atomic particles are in constant motion. Everything from within the microcosm to the macrocosm is in perpetual motion. Incidentally, this concept has also been integral to the authoritative religious texts in Hinduism. Some intuitive findings of the ancient seers or Rishis, of India,  are based on the premise that the entire cosmos and all that exists in the cosmos, including human beings, consists of sound vibrations, called nāda. This concept holds that it is the sound energy in motion rather than of matter and particles which form the building blocks of the cosmos.

Dr. Robert E Svoboda maintains, in his article THE SOUNDLESS SUSURRATION OF THE KINDLY HEART ” Viewed from the perspective of creation, nada is “that which expresses,” the sound current from which manifestation occurs. From the perspective of dissolution, however, nada is the resonance that follows bindu, the last point that the experiencer holds to before relinquishing all sense of time and space. The transcendent bruit that is nada begins to reverberate through one’s self-awareness as soon as all differentiating thought disappears. Nataraja straddles the bindu fence between creation and destruction, everlastingly awash in the nada tide that He Himself engenders.

Nothing in the universe moves but Nataraja; all else that shifts position, form or condition does so solely through His whirl. Nataraja is the perfect embodiment of a Vedic formula for compressing Reality into words: satyam, rtam, brhat (“the true, the harmonious, the vast”). Reality exists (it displays truth, satyam), it has a natural order or rhythm (rtam) which is self-perpetuating and self-correcting (it is harmonious), and it is all-pervasive, extending beyond the farthest reaches of the human imagination (it is vast, brhat). Nataraja’s form expresses the solidification of resonance, the congealing of music and dance into form. The word ambara can also mean “garment,” and chid-ambaram thus also means “clad in consciousness,” in the same way that a naked sadhu is sometimes spoken of as being dig-ambara, “sky-clad, clothed in the ten directions.” Awareness covers the Lord of Dance, it surrounds Him as it emerges from Him. Alone at the center of the cosmos, He is the embodiment of the consciousness that gave the cosmos birth. Within the human microcosm Nataraja relentlessly dances a tarantella of blood and lymph at the heart-center, thumping out the rhythm of heartbeats endlessly disseminating oxygen and prana, the life force. Like the heart, which sits at the core of the chest, the center of any space or image, in or out of the body, should be relatively empty of matter but full of prana. Any central area is a “heart,” a chid-ambaram that should reflect and express ultimate nature, ultimate sound and rhythm by concentrating prana there. Prana, mind and breath all work together, in the internal and the external universe alike.”

The power (Hara) of the unmanifested absolute (Shiva), when manifested becomes the dynamic cosmic energy (Shakti), much like potential energy transforming into kinetic energy, from inertia to motion. The sound of this energy when “expressed” as Svoboda says, creates matter in various forms and size, ranging from atoms to galaxies to universes.

In the human form, the energy itself, first, manifests into thousands of ethereal energy channels or meridians (72,000) that carry the nada in and out of the body. It is my supposition, that these channels are thus called the naadis.

Inherent, within the nada, are laya and taala, the tempo and the beat. It is no wonder then why human beings are inherently perceptible to music at any age. Rhythmic vibrations, interspersed with silence, pattern within silence and silence within pattern. Space within matter and matter within space, matter that is nothing but energy bound in certain vibrations. We and the whole universe is nothing but these vibrations within and without.

 

Bhakti, Gnyaan, Karma et al

Bhakti yoga, Gnyaan yoga or Karma yoga, it really does not matter. Our breath is in fact a perpetual chant. A chant that is on even before our birth and continues even after we die. Each sentient being is chanting the ajapa japa, literally meaning – the unchanted chant, at all times, periodically, rhythmically and diligently. Thus we are automatic proponents of bhakti yoga.
Since all doing or non-doing constitutes karma, merely by breathing we are automatic proponents of karma yoga.
When we summon our limited attention and knowingly mingle it with the breath, we are automatic proponents of gnyaan yoga.
The said nature of our true self is unlimited, stead fast attention. Observant, silent, formless, pure energy.
The said expression of the self is a limited attention encapsulated in a corporeal form.
Param atma – {Universal set, mathematically} all knowledge, eternal infinite ocean of knowledge
Atma – {A set}, contained knowledge, atoll lagoon of the ocean
As instruments of scriptures (theory) and theosophy, the three margas {paths, ways} can be understood thus:
Bhakti {like fusion reaction},
Advocates complete submission of the limited attention = {ego, intellect, mind and memory} to infinite attention. The objective is to bring the four faculties of the conscious self together, like bringing together four quadrants of a hollow cylinder {fontanelle to coccyx}
It is comparable to nuclear fusion, it takes considerable amount of effort to combine the four faculties, however when done, results are tremendous.
The moment they connect, the body then becomes a conduit for pure energy flow. When there is infinite attention, it can access all knowledge. Thus proponents of bhakti can savor gnyan as a definite side-effect.
Gnyaan {like fission reaction},
Uses a variant of the divide and rule modus operandi. It pits three faculties together{intellect, mind and memory}, to collectively quell the {ego}. Starving the ego, of gratification of the other three, eventually arm-twisting it to join forces with them. With systematic questioning, we drill down to the singular root cause of all thought, belief  and conditioning of the mind.  The ego is simultaneously the most formidable adversary and ally.
Once quelled and humbled, the ego is pure dark energy that instantly dissolves the {intellect, mind and memory}, liberating them from causality, by merging into a singularity {the cause of all causes, the root cause}.  Again we see the unification of the four faculties into a single channel of pure energy. As the proponents of gnyaan, unravel each thought, ego begins to disintegrate, love for the process and a resulting devoted state develops. Thus gnyaan reinforces bhakti, and proponents of gnyaan can enjoy bhakti as a side effect.
Karmaa {Action, Reaction}, Pure Karma : Sat Karma {Radioactive Decay}
Happens spontaneously. There is always something being done. Whether we act or don’t act, we are still doing {different from akarma or inertia}. Unless there is a cessation or inertial dissolution of all faculties physical and internal, there is always action, ergo there is always karma.
Karma yoga path, relies heavily on the art of misdirection. The energy of the {ego} is kept busy in performing rational {mind, intellect and memory aided} action. Thus employing all four faculties collectively, again forming a channel for the flow of pure energy. The {ego} here is devoted ~ bhakti. The {mind, intellect and memory} are involved in gnyaan.
So we observe that none of the paths undermine the other. All are equidistant from the desired destination. Since the distance {d} is constant, it is the velocity {v} that will determine, how soon the destination arrives.