Tuesday, June 21, 2022

1. 𝘽𝙧𝙖𝙝𝙢𝙖𝙣 — 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙂𝙤𝙙𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙

 “Whence all being arise, by which they are sustained and into which they, departing hence, all ultimately return — seek to known That! That is Brahman”. (Taittiriya.Upanishad 3:1;2)

Hinduism teaches that there is ONE Supreme Reality— known as Brahman (The “Immensity”) which is inconceivable and therefore cannot be described in any way — but it can be realized in deep states of meditation. It is that from which every conceivable thing arises, by which things exist and into which everything is ultimately dissolved. This Supreme Being assumes a dual nature — Male and Female. The male aspect is known as Purusha which means “that‐which‐fills” — and the Female aspect is known as Shakti which translates as “Energy” or “Dynamic Force” or Prakriti — material nature. The Purusha and Shakti are philosophically distinguishable but inseparable in their being and cosmic function. If the Purusha is the word, Shakti is the meaning; if the Purusha is the flower; Shakti is the smell. Both the subjective Purusha and objective Prakriti arise from the same “Oneness”. In the beginning there was Being alone, One without a second. Although we talk of God in the masculine, any mention of ‘him’ automatically includes reference to ‘her’ as well. The Godhead is the basis, source and support of everything in the universe. Its nature is defined by three attributes —
(1) Absolute Being (sat),
(2) Consciousness (chit),
(3) Bliss (ananda).

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