: AUM : the Cosmic Sound of Pure Light :

: week four :

3 December 2020 LIVE e-Satsang meet @ 6 December 2020 @ 5:30 pm EST

: the passage of light :

Time. What exactly is Time? From a cultural perspective, in Hindi, there is only one word for both ‘yesterday and ‘tomorrow’ – that word is ‘kaal’. Context will tell the listener the approximation of which of the past or future is its intention. This is not a defect in the language. It is an insight into what the culture that created this language (from Sanskrit) knows about time. There is something called ‘abhi’ : NOW. This is not really ‘time’ but more like a state of being/ of consciousness. ‘Abhi’ just IS. Everything else is ‘time’ : ‘kaal’, not being a linear construct but something more spiral in its relativity.

‘Kaal’ certainly is relative but matters not so much if it is either this date or that, past or present because these are merely mental constructs that refract with light and its relativity to objects in space. The meaning behind the meaning is that ‘kaal’ is a ‘period of time/days’, or any time that is not ‘now’ – ‘abhi’.

There are also various words for eternity itself. These concepts are implied by Kaal, but addressed directly by these. Eternity : Nitya. Infinity : Anant, and unbroken (time) : Akhand.

Time is both infinite beyond our and countable when contained in units

If you are a native English speaker, chances are that your ideas about Time are shaped subconsciously by that language which is heavily influenced by Judeo / Christian thought.

Christian theology in the original Greek translation defines time as being of 2 distinct viewpoints. Kronos and Kairos. That is Chronological and Sacred time respectively. Chronology is how we count units of time (which is a division of the whole) and Kairos is Time Eternal: one, with no beginning and no end.

The Judaic (Hebrew) Book of Ecclesiastes is unique in that it is fully a statement about time (Eccl. 3:1-8). This familiar passage made pop culture with a tune by the Byrds : Turn Turn Turn. Echo-ing the scripture, they quote : “to everyting … there is a season … and a time for every purpose under heaven”. Neither the song nor its origin attempts to tell us what the nature of time is; nor does it respond to the other questions philosophers have advanced.

The Book of Genesis sets off the tone with a linear course since “in the beginning….”. In this way, Christianity follows the Chronos of Time as well. There are speculations of timelessness such as the concepts that were already there ‘at the beginning’. Shekina” the Void, for example, presumed eternal or beyond time.

There are a few ways of saying forever, eternity interchangeably in Hebrew : ‘leh-oh-LAHM’, ‘oh-LAHM’ ,’lah-NEH-tsahkh’, ‘NEH-tsahkh’ and also neets-KHEE’.

There is as single word the meaning ‘a day’ or ‘a period of time’ in countless relative usages, similar as kaal doesnt denote any particular amount of time, but clearly means ‘time in a relative sense’.

Strong’s Lexicon tells us that #3117 is the word Yom. It has a root meaning of describing the warm hours of a day. Therefore, “yom”, in its context, is sometimes translated as: “time” and is used too constantly in Hebraic scriptural references. Practical to those references: Yom is used in the naming of various Jewish feast days such as, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement; Yom Teruah, the Feast of Trumpets.

So we may garner that the East and West alike have Spiritual ways to measure Time and concepts to realize Infinite Time. Religions are more similar than different when it comes right down to it. Cultures are, however, unique on many levels. Unlike a modern American, neither a contemporary Vedantic nor a Hebraic philosopher would say, “I don’t have enough time” as though time were like coins in a pocket or grains of sands through an hourglass.

The Vishnu Purana gives us a start to our discussion from Sanatana Dharma, the oldest take on time – from the Vedic culture.

naa’ho no ratrir na nabho na bhumir naseet tamo jyotir abhudna vaa’nyat ||shrotraadi-buddhayaa-nupalabhyam eka praadhaanikam brahma pumams tadaaseet ||23|| vishnoh svaroopaat parato hee te dve roope pradhaanam purushashcha vipra || tasyaiva te’nyena dhrite viyukte roop aantaram tad dvija kaala-sanjnyam ||24|| … gunasamye … parameshwarah||27–30||

– Vishnu Purana : book 1, ch 3, v 23-30 (ed)

For the above passage Vishnu Purana : Boook 1 : Chapter 3 – In the beginning, when there was nothing; day or night, sky or earth, not even darkness existed. At that time (during the state of pralaya, dissolution), only the supreme being Vishnu existed in his four forms – Vyakta (revealed, unmodified, pure and distinct), Pradhan (Prakriti-unrevealed imperishable energy), Purush (spirit,matter) and Kaal (time). From Vishnu’s unmodified form (Vyakta), the two prinicples – Pradhan (Prakriti/energy) and Purush (spirit/matter) emerged; and his other form, by which those two are connected (during emergence) or separated (during dissolution), is called Kaal (time). During the state of dissolution, when the Pradhan (prakriti,energy) is unstable and separated from the Purush (spirit/matter), Vishnu’s form as Kaal defines the two of them, creating relativity itself. During the universe’s state of subsequent emergence, the almighty Vishnu enters the variable Pradhan and the non-variable, constant Purush and animates them. Vishnu himself – God is Time.

auṁ pūrṇamadaḥ pūrṇamidaṁ pūrṇāt pūrṇamudacyate .
pūrṇasya pūrṇamādāya pūrṇamevāvaśiṣyate .

– ishovasya upanishad shantih padah

AUM! That (the Invisible-Absolute) is whole;
the visible phenomenal is perfect, whole & complete);
from the Invisible Whole comes forth the visible whole.


Though the visible whole has come out from that Invisible Whole,
yet the Whole remains unaltered. – Shantih Padah from Ishavasya Upanishad

The reason of the various vyavaharas (figures/usages in speech) ie: past, present and future is called ‘time’. Time is a singularity, that is, we can use these terms only due to time being 1 entity, it is omnipresent and eternal. We use these three figures of speech for our own limited understanding in the material plane and for referencial usage of relative circumstances. Therefore, never has been Kaala used in plural, but only singular, time because it is 1.

There is a difference between kaalah (singular) and kaalaah (plural).

The latter is to measure units within the singularity of time – days, weeks, months, years, yuga-s, manvantara-s, kalpa-s… there is a reason to use plural when we are discussing parts of the whole. Kaalaah in plural is never used for past, present or future, as they’re not three different aspects of time, they are parts and parcel of time as it flows together as 1.

Time is nitya, eternal. Krishna’s Leela is Nitya. Krishna’s Leela is still on, he is still inside Vraj grazing cattle, dancing with gopi-s and playing his flute. The pada-s are written in present tense because it is still happening now. It can’t ever be created or destroyed. That also means time can’t be emergence, state of being or dissolution, but it is the support where these three phases of Jagat rest.

Like Krishna’s Leela, Kaala is also Nitya (eternal). It appears Anitya (finite) to us humans, but not to the Rishi-s. Kaala for them is 1, Kevalyam, so they’re called Trikala-Darshi. TrikAla here is an expression like Trinity, Trideva / Tridevi, Triloka, etc. Rishi-s experience everything as 4D/5D. From this higher broader perspective, the 3rd or triple dimension of bhur bhuvah svah is easily seen in reality as ONE singular rather than externally defined by material dimensions at all.

Vishnu existed in 4 states. Time is one form of Vishnu, as Vishnu himself is Time. the 360 degrees of our global geometry (and all globes) is defined as the Trilok : Bhur Bhuvah Svah (360/3 = 120) and quartered as the phyisical directions (the 5th being beyond time, ether)

Time acts as a base for Jagat (a metre of 4 x 12 syllables, aka the Universe) according to Puranas. Time, as understood according to Puranas, is just as Quantam Science defines it today.

Next week will start a 4 week exploration of Eclipse cycles, Solstices, Sankranti-s and the Great Pralaya Mahakranti.

: om tat sat :

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: week three :

26 November 2020 LIVE e-Satsang meet @ 29 November 2020 @ 5:30 pm EST

” Do not feel lonely, the whole Universe is inside you.

– Rumi (Sufi poet)

As we get closer and closer to the Winter Solstice in less than a month from now, these Satsangs will explore the perimeters of darkness until Light bursts through like the first sliver of a New Moon. However, today, let’s begin in the Center of Darkness. The primordial Source of all Light and how it pierces outward from the very center of our Galaxy. What is that Source? That is the Pranava AUM.

Even before there was Light, there was the vibration of sound – that sound can be thought of as the voice of God calling out into the darkness – ” let there be Light”, and so it was.

We can fairly guess that The Almighty was not speaking English, nor even Latin. The ancient seers tell us that the Primordial Sound that opened the portal to Light is AUM, the precursor to the Sanskrit language, from where all other languages, except for a rare few aboriginal tongues, have derived.

The Mandukya Upanishad is attributed to the revelation of a great sage called Manduka. That which pertains to Manduka is Mandukya. It commences in declaration:

Om ityetadaksharam idam sarvam, tasyopavyakhyanam bhutam bhavat bhavishyaditi sarvam omkara eva.

Since this blog doesnt allow the font for the anusvara above the letter M either in English or Devanagari (Sanskrit/Hindi) i will represent it here as : A-U-M-n. There is a nasalisation at the end of the M sound that is the active sound current for manifestation. This can be seen in the above photo as the crescent moon and bindi. This sound can still be heard (via the Hubble) from the center of the Galaxy.

“God manifests in creation as the Cosmic Vibration, which expresses itself as Cosmic Sound and Cosmic Light. The Cosmic Sound AUM is the synthesis of all the sounds of the highly vibrating life forces (lifetrons), electrons, protons, and atoms.”

– teachings of paramahansa yogananda

AUM is the voice or sound of God, and God is pure Light. Self- effulgent Light that self-eminates from the depths of darkness, emptiness, the great Void. We can only imagine that the Void was all that was in the beginning before Time. The Spanda Karikas ch1 v1 explains that the primordial power known as Shakti created the entire matrix of our known Universe by closing her eyes and uttering the sound AUM. Suns were born of Suns and multiple solar systems spun from them such as our own Sun and collective of planets. These solar vibrations emanate at a frequency and distance suitable for Life on Earth. The pranava AUM activates vibrations in the nadi-s of our brains, it activates higher frequencies through space and to every being sentient and non-sentient, the sound gives vibration that cues to Light, allows the object to be seen by refraction of original Light.

The Mandukya Upanishad goes into detail about the states of human Consciousness and their relationship to the sound-parts of AUM. This month’s workshop offering is Mandukya Upanishad. It will be offered in a few various Live time slots as a Saturday workshop, to suit hopefully all of those who wish to chant it and learn its encrypted codexes.

The whole Universe shall support & befriend this Person who is One with All Cosmic Being-ness.  All existence shall ask for blessing from this Universal Being. This One is no more a mere human , but a God, Vaisvanara, the Supreme Virat.  We recognize that such beings as Adi Shankaracharya, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Bhagavan Krisna, Jesus of Nazareth, Prophet Muhammad, Prophet Isaiah & Gautama Buddha were such Supreme Beings.

The basis of meditation suggested in this Upanishad comes from the secret knowledge of the Universal Being – Vaisvanara – encoded in the Purusha Suktam. It is a transference of human attributes to the Divine Existence, and vice versa. One contemplates the Cosmos as one’s own Body. For example, when one contemplates one’s individual body, one sees that body as a whole, all the limbs of the body as one, and one does not regard the different limbs of the body as separate from the whole body. In this meditation, the Individual Consciousness is transferred to the Universal Being. Instead of one contemplating oneself as the individual body, one contemplates oneself as the Universal Body. Instead of the right eye, there is the sun. Instead of the left eye, there is the moon. Instead of the feet, there is the Earth. Instead of the head, there is the Heaven, and so on. The limbs of the Cosmic Person are identified with cosmic elements, and vice versa, so that there is nothing in the Cosmos which does not form an organic part of the Body. You see the vast Universe as your own Body. When you look at the Sun, you behold your own eye. When you look above into the heavens, you are seeing your own head. When you see all people moving about, you behold the various parts of your own personality. The vast wind is your breath. All your actions are Cosmic movements. Anything that moves, does so on account of your movement. Your breath is the Cosmic Vital Force. Your intelligence is the Cosmic Intelligence. Your existence is Cosmic Existence. Your happiness is Cosmic Bliss.

“You are a cosmic flower. AUM chanting is the process of opening the psychic petals of that flower.”

Amit Ray – om chanting & meditation

Though the Mandukya Upanishad gives symbolic identification of limbs with the Cosmic Body, the meditator could choose any theme to identify with. We can contemplate our homes, and the etheric body may be spread out in the rooms. We can slowly expand our consciousness to the whole Earth and, then, beyond the Earth, to the Solar and Galactic realms, as far as our minds can reach.

The Chhandogya Upanishad agrees with this Vidya by saying that one who meditates in this manner on the Universal Personality of Oneself as the Vaisvanara, becomes the Source of sustenance for all beings. Just as children sit round their mother, hungry, and asking for food, all beings in creation shall sit round this Person, craving for his blessings; and just as food consumed by the body sustains all the limbs of the body at once, this meditator, if he consumes food, shall immediately communicate his blessings to the whole cosmos, for his Being is, verily, All-Being.

The Mandukya Upanishad also gives allegorical references to the States of Consciousness as having seemingly odd and incongruent numbers of eyes, limbs and mouths. These are explained in the Mandukya Upanishad Saturday Workshop as they are the tools of Consciousness same as we – the True Self – are the known to be the driver of a vehicle known as the human body.

Mandukya Upanishad inquiries will continue on week four of innerCircle. These short 12 verses are not a quick study. However we will open up the exposition of this marvelous entry to Upanishadic teachings with a 2.5 hour workshop. We will chant the entire Upanishad, verse by verse and understand each verse before moving to the next one. There will be Q & A as well as continuation of the topic via this innerCircle Satsang and its chat group for members. Enroll today!

The Imperishable is AUM, and it is ‘All This’. Everything else, past, present or future, is like a commentary on the meaning of this great Truth – the Imperishable AUM. Sarvam Omkara eva: Everything is AUM, indeed. This is how the Upanishad begins. Om itiyetadaksharam idam sarvam: All this, whatever is visible, whatever is cognizable, whatever can come within the purview of sense-perception, inference or verbal testimony, whatever can be comprehended under the single term, creation – all this is AUM.           

                               

: om tat sat :

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: week two :

19 Nov. 2020 LIVE e-Satsang meet @ 22 November 2020 @ 5:30 pm EST

krishna & Christ Consciousness : opening to the Light

“There is a Light that shines beyond all things on Earth, beyond us all, beyond our Solar system, beyond the Galaxy, beyond the highest, the very highest Heavens. This is the Light that shines out from the cave of your Heart.”

– chandogya (chhandogya) upanishad 3:13:7

Above quote adapted from Chandogya Upanishad pt3: ch13: v:7-8

With Christmas Holidays approaching and Diwali (Festival of Light) just past, what does Christianity have in common with Hinduism?

Divine Light is the Light in (hu)mans.…the true Light, which lighteth every (hu)man” (Gospel of St. John 1:4, 9)

The Light of the Soul, Atma Jyoti (Sanskrit), is the human Soul as Divinity Itself. From the Upanishadic wisdom taught through Jesus (yes, there are numerous quotes attributed to Jesus of the Christian Bible which are identically translated from Upanishads) Saint John also wrote in his Gospel:

“This is the message which we have heard from Jesus, and I declare unto you, that God is Light” – (Gospel of St. John 1:5).

That Light is purely spiritual (actually Spirit itself) beyond the light we see in this world, but we are also a manifestation or extension of that Light, as is the entire creation. In all the worlds–and beyond all the worlds, it is the One Light that shines in all beings, and shines as All That Is.

The Light that in Sanskrit is known as Brahman.

This Light is transcendent because God is transcendent–and so are we!

“Truly has this universe come forth from Brahman. In Brahman it lives and has its being. Assuredly, all is Brahman. Let the Atman, freed from the taint of passion, worship Brahman alone” (Chandogya Upanishad 3:14:1a).

Brahman is the Omniscient, Almighty One that is Pure Light. That Light is our True Self. It cannot be taken from us, but is the essence of our existence, making us “the children of Light” (Gospel of St. John 12:36). This is the real Gospel, the root of the Good News of the religion.

According to Gambhirananda (a Sannyasi Saint of Sri Ramakrisna Mission) : “All this is Brahman. This is born from, dissolves in, and exists in That. Therefore, one should meditate by becoming calm.” Really, this is foundational Upanishadic assertion: ALL is Brahman.

Part of a lengthly commentary on the 13-14th ch of the 3rd section in Chandogya Upanishad, published by Divine Life Society with commentary by Swami Krishnananda.

As a being of Light, we have five levels or sheaths of “Light bodies.” They are: 1) the physical, material body (annamaya kosha), 2) the magnetic or bio-energetic body (pranamaya kosha), 3) the sensory mind (manomaya kosha), 4) the intelligent mind, the intellect (jnanamaya kosha), and 5) the will (anandamaya kosha). These each in turn are analogous to the five elements: earth (prithvi), water (apa), fire (agni), air (vayu), and ether (akasha). In the LIVE e-Satsang, Five is the number associated with humanity as it descends from Light into matter. We will do a exercise with Kosha-s.

The will is enveloped in the Anandamaya-kosha, which corresponds to the element of ether, whose special faculty is sound (shabda), both the passive faculty of hearing and the active faculty of speech. Which is why Yoga also works with sound. Yoga is the way to correct and develop the will / willpower. Since our values and integrity hinge on our will according to the Upanishad, it is through Yoga that can we gain mastery of the will, and thereby of ourselves.

Here we are on the countdown to the Christmas holidays, just as soon as Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights has commenced. Is this a co-incidence? When we examine how Liturgical calendars inter-relate, we can see just how intentional the Truth is, as Truth is cyclical, based on the spiral inbreath & outbreath of the Universe. Truth has little to do with humans, it is rooted in the Lights of the Cosmos. We are merely witness to the unfolding of Truth.

Yet our seasonal internal Liturgical clocks are still on point. Subconsciously, our words and actions play out these ancient traditional concepts of traversing from Darkness to Light. For example this weekend is known in the west as Black Friday. Commercial materialism’s reasoning for this name which puts the account books in ‘the black’ aside, consider this: the modern form of hunting – the pursuit of shopping for the holidays, represents a certain ‘being in the dark’ about the actual spiritual meaning behind the holiday itself. Material forms of matter itself is the definition of dark matter.

Call it what you may, human words of any language find their roots in these ancient ways. The one concept we have in common around the globe in every culture, religion and tradition is reverence for and reference to the Light with spiritual significance.

For the purpose of highlighting certain Vedantic texts each week from our Library, i will stick to mainly the Chandogya Upanishad here for now and the next 2 weeks in innerCircle. Next month i will be offering an e-Workshop on Chandogya Upanishad. At the moment i am offering an e-Workshop on MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : the 4 States of Consciousness & the Pranava AUM : 28 NOV for only $21. SIGN UP HERE! Mandukya Upanishad is recommended to study first. Those who took Mantra e-Courses wiht me have got a taste of it already – it is all about the Pranava AUM aka OMkara/ OM.

Chandogya Upanishad is one of the oldest Upanishads. It is a maze of texts, an anthology that must have pre-existed as separate texts, and were edited into a larger text by one or more ancient Rishi-s, variously dated to have been compiled by the 8th to 10th century BCE in India.

With very little googling, we can find these references to Spiritual Light in holy books of all religions, in just about every holy text written. In our Library we have Bibles, (Torah Pentatuch & Gospels and all) in Hindi and English, Quran in Arabic and Hindi, Dhamapada in Pali and English, 700 plus Vedantic texts in Sanskrit, Hindi and English. In the rare moments that the texts mention ‘holidays’, the context is given astronomically. ie: New Moon / Full Moon in the constellation (astrological month) of this or that, 10 days after the New Moon in a certain constellation, etc.

The astronomical clock relies on the visual construct of the Moon as it reflects the Source of Light – Sun and its dance among the stars. Time as we know it does not exist without the interplay of Light in the Cosmos.

From the various perspectives on Earth, along with the slightly changing agricultural cues given by the Celestial Lights, each culture has its very similar and slightly differing interpretation of the Liturgical Year. ‘Liturgy’ literally means ‘the work of the people’ – it is based largely on agricultural concerns as the sustainence of food is the vital gift of God that all people commonly see as their immediate need from earliest times.

Now to complete that verse: “A (hu)man is, above all, the will. As one is willing in this life, so does one become when one departs from it. Therefore, the will must be fixed on attaining Brahman” (Chandogya Upanishad 3:14:1b).

part of a lengthly commentary on the 13-14th ch of the 3rd section in Chandogya Upanishad, published by Divine Life Society with commentary by Swami Krishnananda.

This is one of the most foundational statements in the Upanishads pertaining to Karma and how Karma is transferred at the time of departing the current body-mind vehicle. The will is the highest faculty we possess. It is higher even than the intellect, for we are able to choose or will what we think about and what we do not think about, because the will controls it. The only thing higher than the will is the Self. The will is the key responsible to the Self more than any other aspect of our being. The quality of our Yoga, our Dharma is determined by that which we will as the basis of our beliefs and practices.

“The Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting Light, and thy God thy glory” (Isaiah 60:19). This was the Essene teaching which Jesus received even in infancy as the holy family fled the decree of Caesar Augustus and made their way to Egypt by way of help from the Essenes.

“Therefore, the human will should be fixed on attaining Brahman,” concludes this verse. Krishna said: “When a Yogi has meditated upon me unceasingly for many years, with an undistracted mind, I am easy to access, the Yogi is always absorbed in me” (Bhagavad Gita 8:14).

Upasana, the root of Upanishad means to sit or draw near (the Master/ the Truth), and is usually understood to mean either by worship or meditation. In the Greek original of the New Testament the word translated “prayer” is prosevki, which also means to draw near.

Christ & Krishna Consciousness are One

True worship and meditation are both inner processes. To draw near to the Light we must turn within. As referred to earlier in this blog, original Christianity is rooted in the Upanishads. Jesus taught: “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you” (Gospel of St. Luke 17:21).

This is a major key in Yoga. That is why in the book of Revelation, which Paramhansa Yogananda has said is a book about Yoga, it says that a “sea of glass” like a great mirror is before the throne of God, and that the saints “stand” upon it (Gospel of St John aka Book of Revelation 4:6, 15:2). This symbolizes the perfectly still mind of the Yogi by which s/he experiences higher realities.

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: week one :

12 Nov. 2020

Visit Mother Kali on the way to Diwali.

Diwali season is all about Maha Lakshmi & abundance Consciousness, so why start off the season with Kali Maa? Many of us struggle to fit into the golden slippers the Goddess of Wealth. We have blockages. We may be filled with Love & Light and progressing well on our Spiritual Path, but as far as abundance, we are in the dark. The days leading to the Amavasya (New Moon) of Diwali are dedicated to the Goddess of Darkness, so that we can examine where we need to shed Light, step by step like that row of Lights that symbolize our Path on Diwali. The 5 days of the festival give us time to prepare and apply the the principles of Sanatana Dharma to Diwali, each day a step, another little bit of Light to attract and allow abundance to yourself.

The days before Diwali we paint and clean out our whole house. Here we are likely to encounter Kali, as we clean out our closets, we also clear our heads and open our hearts for something new to enter. The first two days of the five day Diwali festival are purely preparation. We have to sort through the dark hiding places and clean out the debris that no longer serves us.

The garlands of heads & limbs adorning Mother Kali are the ego-s & egoic actions of humans, self-sacrificed to reach the spiritual wisdom of realizing the True Self.

The Goddess of Wealth, Mother Lakshmi, steps into the home of the devotee on Day Three of Deepawali with Lakshmi Puja.

Many of us prepare for many days as it takes time to clean house, paint, re-organize. These are days spent with Mother Kali. Each day makes us lighter, fills us with more and more gratitude for the beautification surrounding us after having lived under the oppressive energy of clutter. Sure there are some divinely organized beings who have only a minor task to prepare for Diwali, but simply the wear and tear of time, of another year, on your dwelling place becomes evident once you being your process of preparing for Diwali. The decay of time is also Mother Kali.

Mother Kali takes away what is illusory, the darkness of ignorance – our “Kala”. But she doesn’t act randomly. She partners with those who set an intention – “Sankalpa” – for practicing purification by spiritual disciplines, “Yoga Sadhana”.

What we do to prepare for Diwali is also a form of Yoga Sadhana. You may be aware that Yoga is not merely about exercise. But what is it then?
Yoga is what unites the material world (dimension of space-time) with the 5th & higher dimensions on the causal plane.

To reach that unified state, we need not to add anything, but to subtract that which divides. The Veil – that which obscures our inner vision. The intersection of the meeting of 2 vibrations. The divine creation of Maha Maya. The Grand Illusion. Albeit a very persistent one.

The keys to this are given in Mantra-s, Shloka-s in Sanskrit language via the Science of Vibration of Sound. There are numerous key sacred texts :

Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali, Mandukya Upanishad, Spanda Karikas, Ishavasya Upanishad, Katha Upanishad, Soundarya Lahari, Devi Mahatmyam, Atma Bodha, Nirvana Shatakam and many more of the books found in our SwAr Library collected by Swamy Anantram over decades of his own self-study. Yet at the end of the books, and sometimes with the guidance of a teacher, we must ultimately find the keys within ourselves. All of these are offered as e-courses through this website and will be featured monthly in turn or open for private or small groups on request.

In Sanskrit, “Kala” means time, and it also means darkness. Mother Kali is the One Who is Beyond the Veil of Time, and who governs Time itself. Time is measured by the Cosmic Clock, marked by the movements of the celestial bodies in deep space. She is the primal energy or ParaShakti, the Feminine Almighty Power aka Parameshwari.

Mother Kali is the Energy of the Origins of Wisdom (AdiShakti). By Her Grace all knowledge is conceived, manifested & inherited.

Kali takes away the darkness of the external world so that the True Light of the inner world can be revealed. Realizing the Nature of Kali frees us, uncovers our True Nature, beyond Karma-s of action & reaction, entering a paradigm of Grace.

The Hindu month of Kartika, at this time, mid-NOVEMBER IS KALI’s MONTH. It is the most auspicious time to dip into Holy Rivers revealing what is beneath – the sub-conscious mind.

To access the deep, we dive below the superficial layers to the parts of ourselves which we don’t show to others and which we may be even hiding from ourselves.

In the form of Prakriti, the Mother Nature Matrix, Kali dances on the Field of Consciousness – represented by the broad chest of Lord Shiva.

All the answers to success and bliss are within, but so are the problems. By accessing the darkest with the torch of our highest good, we illuminate them, ultimately solve and eradicate them. Sanskrit calls this process Svadyaya. Because debris accumulates around our soul that make it difficult to access the truth in the cave of the heart.

The opening to that tunnel leading to the heart-mind is found in our thinking mind. The mundane debris of things to-do, social obligations and busy-work are often less important than we place on them, instead they can be roadblocks that conspire to avoid the the inner-work and feelings that are our true work. Clearing the outer agenda, we can discover what matters to our hearts. More obstacles may be blocking the entrance in the form of past insults and injuries and all the devices and coping mechanisms that we use to cover up our vulnerabilities in order to get through our days and just survive. One day or for a few hours, sit quietly with yourself, bless those survival tools and set them aside for a moment so that the Truth of who and what really is at our core can see the Light of the Love within us.

Once the heart is illuminated by self-acceptance, we can seek the intelligence blocking our inner power at the gut level and to our seat of security. Our foundation of what supports us may not be what we think it is. This is where we can decide what our spiritual foundation is to build our authentic life upon.

Working our way down is sometimes necessary before we can have a clear path for the energy to uplift us, ultimately for Kundalini power to rise within us.

We dedicate the dark half of this month, until the New Moon of Diwali to Mother Kali. (15 Nov 2020). Our e-Satsang this week falls at the end of Diwali aka Deepavali, the Festival of Lights.

Self-inquiry of Svadyaya, to the depths, uncovers and releases what we wish to bring to the Light and what we wish to let go. We can understand the past and know it was all in divine timing and for the best. Go below the surface, we discover our samskaras, our vasanas, our adharmic patters and have an opportunity to re-direct that energy to a higher vibration, a more authentic Truth. Discovering your truth within, resolving to step into its Light, witness how your inner beauty manifests outward, even the scars of the past appear like beautiful tattoos.

First day of Diwali is Dhana Trayodashi aka Dhanteras. On this day, Maha Lakshmi and Dhanvantari (Originator of Ayurveda, Lord of Health) manifest from the churning of the ocean. We offer puja to the Tulsi plant in honor of Dhanteras – to remind us that Heath is our greatest Wealth.

It is auspicious to purchase gold, silver, and new utensils on this day. Bring it home and offer it to Mahalakshmi and Dhanvantari, celebrate your fortune and to be grateful for your health & wealth no matter what do not focus on wishing you had more, and do not focus on what is lacking. Simply find what you DO have – be grateful for it and Thank the Gods.

Feeling grateful for the things we already have allows us to attract more. Feeling lack invites more lack. Whatever your circumstances are, the practice of Gratitude for the most humble circumstances, without judgement, without desires for what you don’t have, is purifying you for the gift of Grace.

We dedicate this time by honoring & releasing our darkness to increase our illumination, our higher intellect. When we light rows of flames on Diwali, we are symbolizing lighting the Path to our own increasing Light at the next Full Moon 30 Nov 2020). When we devote time & intention to spiritual pursuits, we literally are illuminating ourselves.

ॐ हीं श्रीं क्रीं परमेशरि कालिके स्वाहा

AUṁ hrīṁ śrīṁ krīṁ Parameśwari Kālike svāhā

“AUṁ. create, increase, dissolve by the Ultimate Female Divine Energy, Kālī, whom I am one with.”

Initiating enrollment in one of Niradhara Amma’s e-courses at SwAr Ashram, designed to illuminate the secrets of Sanskrit Mantra is most auspicious before this Full Moon.

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