Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ik OMkAr

Ik -or one as in nondual.

OmkAr - Brahman the Primordial Source
Sat naam - his name is truth. Truth in vedanta and also in this
context is technically defined as that which does not change in past
preset and future.
So the knowledge the Guru is going to impart is the liberating
knowledge about the One nondual entity which is Truth itself.
Then further
akaal moorat - the vastu is attributeless, and hence does not suffer
the limitations of time and space
ajooni - again emphasizes that this substratum is birthless and hence
Sabhang - the enlightened one. This to me represents the jiva
enlightened as a result of guru prasad.
And then what -
Nirbhau and Nirvair -
The jiva then knows no fear no hatred. Even a speck of dvaita causes
fear is what our Upanishads declare. The same thought is seen here.
Neither is there fear and hence of course no source of hatred.
Guru prasad - obtained by the Gurus blessing. Guru is the remover of
sorrows and he is also of course the teacher. What can any teacher
bless us with? the teaching of course! What is always taught?
knowledge. What knowledge is this pertaining to? the Supreme. So
jnanam or knowledge is straightaway acknowledged as the gateway or key
by these words
Will this knowledge be imparted to me as an object I can see or look
at - in other words objectify?
sochai soch naa hov-a-ee jay sochee lakh vaar
You can think (in other words try to objectify) this Reality in a thousand ways
but you will keep trying - he can never be known (or objectified)
Then perhaps by yoga i still my mind and develop an inner silence then
perhaps i can cognize him within?
chupai chup naa hov-a-ee jay laa-i rahaa liv taar.
No. Nor by quietening the mind alone will He be cognized
What then? He is to be Known as that Existence Consciousness alone that is verily your own Self the Atman.

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