Monday, May 3, 2010

Maya’s shakti

Self-evident, self-revealing consciousness simply IS … I AM …and everything else is dependent on this I…. to exist and reveal itself…. ATMA SATYAM – ANYAT SARVAM MITHYA …. like water is satyam and all the waves are mithya … so too the DRG is satyam …. changless and limitless …. and everything else is mithya …. having no existence apart from the DRG.

There is a whole theraphy of non-resistance which can be based on this understanding….. even when there is sadness, don't resist the sadness … you will feel it somewhere in your body … it is simply energy … allow yourself to feel it, don't resist it or try to get away from it knowing that it is revealed in the presence of I, who is ever-shanta, unchanged and unaffected by it …. even as the sun is unaffected by what is revealed in its presence.

Simply namah to pain, namah to discomfort which one cannot do anything about. In that vast, stillness, and peace of the self … it arises and subsides in that silence, in that stillness. Where the pain is, there is Ishvara's niyati and there the stillness and silence of atma is … changeless, self-revealing atma is satyam and the pain is mithya. Where the love is, there the stillness and silence that is atma IS …. where the happiness is, there the stillness and silence that is atma IS. Where any vritti is … there the peace, stillness and silence that is atma IS. Simply don't resist … and let your attention go to atma in whose presence the mind's modifications, the body's modifications, the world's modifications are revealed….. as ever non-separate being ISNESS and BEING all the way.

This is the vision of the Shastra …. and it is the truth. To make us understand this changless truth … Shastra goes through great lengths to make us understand. Without undergoing any change, consciousness appears as all the changes. How? Because of the inexplicable Maya Shakti ….. Om Aim Hrim Klim Chaamundayai Vicche …. so we pray to all-powerful Devi … who is Saraswati … all-knowledge, who is Mahalakshmi, all-wealth, who is Mahakaali, the slayer of anger and passion and the giver of happiness… May You, Great Goddess cut away the knots of ignorance … and reveal my true nature of sat-cit-ananda

Maya shakti…. Maha Maya … She is eternally united with her Lord …. and without Her, He simply is ISNESS, BEING, LIMITLESS, CHANGELESS AWARENESS …. PURNA and SHANTA … and She being united with HIM always – KRISHNA and RADHA are one alone – SHIVA_SHAKTYAIKA NAMAH, …. Being eternally united with HIM, is endowed with two formidable shaktis – vikshepa shakti and aavarna shakti. Her Vikshepa shakti is endless exquisite creativity …. making HIM ALONE apppear as the whole universe, the whole BRAHMANDA of change …. all that is drshya, is changing all the time, is anitya … is HIM ALONE …. and yet she fools each being with her AVARNA SHAKTI …. ….. making each one imagine that he or she is different from the other, separate from HIM.

Maha Maya … she is responsible for creating the distinction of drg and drshya … as well as for veiling it. And at the level of the cosmos, she is responsible for creating the distinction between Brahman and the Jagat … as well as for hiding the distinction. Brahman, the all-pervasive, pure consciousness principle is SELF-EXISTENT … totally independent of the creation of endless names and forms. Brahman is changless …. and the creation is changing and totally dependent on Brahman being ISNESS alone.

Yet that truth is covered as it were because of the AVARNA shakti … because of the AVARNA, the basis, the adhistana is not recognized.

Not knowing a rope as a rope in dim light ….. it is mistaken for a snake. A crystal is colourless. When placed near a blue cloth it appears blue … the problem will go only when the true nature of the basis or the adhistana takes place.

Brahman is changless and totally free of the names and forms, even as water is totally free of the wave … there being nothing else other than water. Yet the names and forms are taken as satyam … when in reality they are mithya. Brahman is permanent … the jagat is not …. and yet the permanence of Brahman is given (in ignorance) to the jagat and one sees the creation as permanent when it is not.

This is how Maya Maya becomes the cause of samsara …. through her avarna shakti.