Dialogue between the Master Architect and the Disciple Student/The Free-Learner Experience: Examination of the Laws of Creation and the ‘Intelligent Mind’ Behind All

Creation as a Bubble in the Mind-Architecture- Beyond Intelligence-Processing Towards the Unknown Loveliness/Pic Source: dailygalaxy.com

Creation as a Bubble in the Mind-Architecture- Beyond Intelligence-Processing Towards the Unknown Loveliness/Pic Source: dailygalaxy.com

Dialogue between the Master Architect and the Disciple Student/The Free-Learner Experience: Examination of the Laws of Creation  and the ‘Intelligent Mind’ Behind All 

Student: We are isolated yet having a social structure that connects us using technology

Architect: You have to admit that you all are individual self-organizing units that actually work in isolation as well same as in unison. I think you will not follow the above statement correctly because your judgment and the meaning-processing mind is not fully developed. Social connections i.e. between humans and with the environment is equally necessary as existence itself – different parts must combine and recombine to give essence to the creational principle which is both unison and differentiation. Here, of course, differentiation is not based on any injected social distinction that you have incorporated based on your conditioned prejudice and preferences. Even in the midst of deeper isolation which is a figment of your false ego, you are deeply interconnected with the world and with the creation. So, there is nothing called isolation in the sense that you have defined here contextually.

Student: Do we have a ‘intelligent mind’ which can process ‘real meaning’ that makes sense to us and the creation?

Architect: You have a mind that is primitive or aboriginal which is creative to the core but only when you step out to wear the mask that hides your real identity then you make barriers for yourself to process meaning because you then curb your natural instincts which are based on pure feelings. These barriers are already there in the false identity that you drag with yourself wherever you go thereby obscuring your ‘self’ to enjoy the ‘beautiful experience’ that creation allows bringing you on the brink of despair than enlightenment. ‘Pure Intelligence’ is like an ocean with waves that needs to be accessed, it’s like a stream flowing inside you from the origins – you have to be a perfect navigator or mariner to be in contact with the field where everything rests eternally. In different points of time in the history of your civilization, higher beings have arrived to give you a ‘message’ which afterwards was used by some foolish men on earth to propel their own ships of agenda. Once the process of meaning went wrong there was no chance of revival or recovery from that point. This almost explains if not fully the slow process of human development in terms of consciousness.

Student: What is the ‘real meaning’ of our existence?

Architect: The real meaning is not inside the truth that implicates the meaning but it’s residing in the mind which experiences this truth from one point to the other as you  travel towards your origins both physically and non-locally. It’s all that you experience encapsulated in a decompression chamber about all that you don’t experience or will never experience or there to be experienced by anyone beyond any experience at all. That’s a very hard statement and a bit harsh like the cold wintry spell or the hottest summer without rainfall. Let’s for a moment sing this song, it’s a hymn:

an apple entwined                                                   da Vinci Sketch Showing the Flight Pattern of a Bird, circa. 15th Century High Renaissance

the sun that we see, inside and outside

we ride the tide 

above below

zero

little mind in a capsule

lifts itself 

beyond time and space 

grace for us all 

we brace the loveliness in things!

Student: Is our present knowledge efficient? What you mean by loveliness in things? Is there any thing ‘out there’?

Architect: I think your calculus didn’t probe into loveliness in the proper way, it’s a classic case of non-alignment to the core principles of creation. What you have received so far is not knowledge but broken pieces or chunks of raw data that you stored as information systems in your brain as ‘qubits or in your machines as bits. This is very different from knowledge that exists in the creation as free to be used or accessed – this is primarily based on experience which I have already pointed out- that which comes to you naturally in your unconditioned mind – loveliness is a feeling centric experience which connects you to your perennial source. The source of this is within your self and also outside the physical finite realm that you cognize with apparently as ‘things known’ to you. What is known is alternately unknown to you and vice versa. Try to comprehend the deeper sub-strata of reality that confronts you which can be subsequently experienced irrespective of the social garb that you have created to make the world run its administrative functions. Everything is ‘out there’ as you experience and simultaneously ‘in here’ as you experience it, it’s only the loveliness that matters most, each adding value to the system by quantum integration of the multiple infinite sub-units that makes both the macro and micro-cosm which we sometimes call existence patterned as geometry of the unknown zero expanding and contracting for a life beyond experience into the pure consciousness of the loveliness that matters most and is of utmost significance.

If you didn’t comprehend this then probe into the word ‘loveliness’, investigate the very structural symmetry underlying that information pattern, program the ‘qubits’ to process what you will in nanoseconds but still there is something that you will not know about this creation. But, for a second if you open your mind to possibilities without any sequential alignment to the creational mystery of loveliness you will know it as the face of the great moon or the tree ripening its fruit or the dog watching the sun hibernate beneath a thick veil of clouds bringing rain to end the draught of spiritual instability and utter neurosis.

scattered sun everywhere

the petals of the moon are rose-tinted hues pink or purple and white like the sea-foam

waves eternally in

and out

loveliness is the lonely child apprehending the creation in ‘things made from itself’

when you are free as a quasar or as the ‘imoglitan vran’

nothing is preconceived

so it can be a tree or a stone or a bullock cart

And nothing at all

Except the loveliness…

of a bird in flight…

uncognized beauty is the true essence that is forever the labour of the creation

recognize yourself as a part within that…

Student: I thank you for this dialogue, my final question and by no means the end of it all- Can we reach a higher stage in the creation by the process of evolution?

Master Architect: The smallest point is a circle as a dot -it circumambulates the creation faster than light but you don’t see it. But if you can visualize it by the creative manifestation of your mind then you are reaching a grand scale in the process of evolution that other master races have comprehended. Miss-comprehension is a malady, a disease no-comprehension is even better than it. At the bottom of your self you are left with interactions that bring more interactive fields which generate the evolution of your biological and spiritual entity. We are all entities unconfined by the creational law – you and me and the creation itself are loveliness that we behold together as the constant play between the ‘player’ and the ‘architect’, the piper,  each becoming the other and reversing the role till there is no role to be assumed or prophesied in the realm of the eternal loveliness where beauty wraps itself in the honey the butterfly seeks, each drop making the flower more dearer to itself and to nature, and, each strand of color in the wings making it happier to brush the air with the instinct of an artist hidden in the solitude of the bud reprise to the sun this very dialogue between the Creatrix and the Student of Transformation. 

In the end, just remember one thing – you are here to live the ‘eternal moment’ as you wished before you began!

-J

Important Notice:

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mystery of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is not enough if one tries to comprehend only a little of this mystery everyday”. – Albert Einstein

RELEASING SOON! ”The Great Ocean of Being” from I-ternity Foundation – an e-book comprising articles, notes, and research by members of I-ternity Foundation on QM, Cosmology, Organizational Transformation, Management ‘Best Practice’, Meditation and Neuroscience etc.

  • I-ternity Foundation, Centre for Consciousness Studies, Research and Training is a not-for-profit Trust registered in India.

For any Art related queries or to appraise your artworks/any work related to art criticism based on multi-disciplinary approach, please get in touch with us at check http://www.art-vantage.co.uk. Or, you can simply mail us at e.aryans@gmail.com 

Interested in knowing more on future conferences and workshops on Retrocausality, Quantum Physics, Cosmology, Spirituality, Consciousness, Art and Music, please check I-ternity Foundation  website: http://www.i-ternityfoundation.org 

For Creative Projects including Art & Science and Consciousness, please get in touch with

Caroline @ Creative Project Eva

Advertisement

Tantra Foundation brings “Time As A Landscape” wide open to the masses

Neela-Kali by M. Morrison
Joy Roy Choudhury with Dr. Madhu Khanna, Tantra Foundation

Post-pandemic has been a difficult time everywhere, with new mutations emerging every now and then, with an almost reboot of the economy with AI and industrial automation and more surprisingly communities across the world coming to terms with the harsh reality of the loss of lives, effects of climate change and the recession.

The Tantra Foundation Library

When a background like this is set, the urge to come up with fresh new ideas is the real challenge of the times, and a pioneer NGO, in the area of Tantric/Agamic Studies in India, Tantra Foundation, “A Centre for Traditional Learning, Creative Arts and Self Evolution” seems to redefine a new terrain and a pathway for the future. The Centre is the brainchild of Prof. (Dr.) Madhu Khanna, Chairperson and Founding Trustee. She is an acclaimed scholar of Hindu Shakta Tantra, author, curator, and truth-seeker. Described by the Sunday Times Magazine, London, (13th July 1997: p.40) as the ‘respectable public face of modern Tantra in India’, her early two books on art (published by Thames and Hudson, London) have run into twenty editions with translations in five languages.

Dr. Madhu Khanna is all set but ready to take this head-on with an array of cultural programs that not only talks about tantra and its ancient roots, but its modern adaptations to also how it can historically redefine this present moment of crisis, both collective and personal, with emerging ideas that put together a network of intermingling points inclusive of tantric philosophy, its art, music, poetry and dance together with modern scientific discoveries in neuroscience, consciousness studies, quantum science and cosmology. She says, sitting in her library curated for scholars of Indic studies which is open for research students: “This is a time teeming with opportunities to connect with a new breed of emerging scholars of Tantra whom she has mentored, musicians, artists, poets, scientists and those who are serious aspirants in spirituality. It’s been almost three decades 36 years since I received my did my PhD from Oxford University in the Shri Vidya tradition of Kashmir, one of the most
sophisticated streams of Shakta Tantra, which is a living tradition in India at a time it was almost unknown to the western world and to many here in the subcontinent. I pursued my studies under the close supervision of my Oxford mentor, PROF. Alexis Sanderson. I have worked on multiple projects under IGNCA, Palo Alto Research Center, and taught Indic studies at the Centre for Comparative Religion, Jamia Milia Islamia, started pioneer courses on Religion and Ecology, Arts and Gender studies and other universities in the west but, now this time I propose want to change the narrative and reclaim the wisdom of our long lost civilisation for tomorrows generation.

Tribal Art, Bengal Patachitra, Photograph by JRC
Chapter 24….A movement is accomplished in 6 stages and the 7 brings return….sunrise…Pink Floyd 1967 circa, photograph by JRC – By the Ganges in Varanasi
Flowers and Grasses, JRC

By throwing away the objective study of religion, civilisation and their arts in the dust heap of history India is poorer today by several centuries. The young generation of Indians is severely cut-off from their cultural roots because these subjects have remained outside the academic curricula in Indian universities. do something completely different. We have a new fresh young team of scholars, artists, and spiritual aspirants practitioners, who are well versed in the new technologies, and carry with them a depth of knowledge on philosophical visual arts, music, and poetry that can be disseminated to raise our awareness. They work with their heart and with an intelligence that is so symptomatic of the present time”. She has also launched CIASA – The Centre for Indic and Agamic Studies in Asia which is an academic initiative of Tantra Foundation, a non-profit educational Trust devoted to the preservation of the creative genius of Indic and Agamic heritage in India. The Tantra Foundation Library in New Delhi is a collection of 7000 books and rare archival documents primarily, but not exclusively, devoted to the literature of Tantras.

About the forthcoming programme series which will start this year with events in Kolkata, West Bengal in focus, Joy Roy Choudhury, Head of Communications of Tantra Foundation said: ” it is wonderful to work with Dr Khanna, I always feel at ease as she is more like a mentor, and, we are working very closely with a team of young scholars and our new associates M. Morrison and Apratim to map out the future events. My connection with Ma’am happened very surprisingly almost like Jung’s synchronicities and we share the same spiritual parampara or lineage. I think we are looking at a month-long event in Kolkata centred on the theme Time as A Changing Landscape and the Invocations to the Tantric Heritage for a Global Eco-synthesis. The event will showcase works of contemporary artists, Tantra aspirants, music performances, and poetry readings, along with innovative academic sessions on the literature and the arts of Tantra. It will also present the fast-losing history of topping up with an east-west knowledge transfer that happened in the 60s and 70s through the route of visual arts, music, and one that still mesmerized us or rather pampered us with the music of the Beatles, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan – his connection with the Bauls of Bengal etc. We will probably use an acoustic set up which will be overlapped between talks and discourses. The series as planned is a way of inviting new hope of cultural and economic synthesis as India gears up for a promising 6.0 to 6.8 per cent GDP growth slated for 2023-24. This event will be later hosted in Barbican in London and in Italy. More cities will be added as we move along. I am personally working on Sri Aurobindo’s concept of the emergence of Future Poetry together with strumming some of these songs from the 60s/70s.
Dr. Madhu Khanna pointed out that Tantra Foundation in December 2022 has launched a new the first of its kind Rural Children Library Programme, mainly for adivasi and rural children in Bamunara, Bardhman District in West Bengal, initiated by Shri Kunja, A Rural Centre for Eco-heritage and Green Consciousness, Tata Blue Scope, Pune and LK Jha Foundation, Pune. All these to her are “interlinked as we try to create new awareness based on cosmic unity and harmony revisioning new human-earth relationship of our fast-degrading environment on our planet. The multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural engagements are necessary to restore our inner and outer balance which has been disturbed by the pandemic. ” It is to be noted that M. Morrison who spends her non-office hours delving into Sri Vidya studies and practice, is also a Sri Vidya initiate from the same lineage as Dr. Khanna, so there is a common understanding and intelligence that is underlining these future projects in India and in
Europe and the US. She says that it will be revisiting the 60s and 70s minus the drug overload and now with a new awareness of global unity which makes people-to-people contact possible and challenges us to re-think/re-organize in a sustainable way.Neela-Kali by M Morrison, 2012

A recent interaction with Ustad Zakir Hussain and the famous Jazz guitarist John McLaughlin on music and spirituality has given me extra motivation and inspiration to take this project forward says, Joy Roy Choudhury. To Apratim, who is working in the E-learning space, it is an opportunity to put together something creatively that has never been done before – a tapestry of children’s paintings, poetry, photography, and words of wisdom to help us evolve and become better human beings.
Tantra foundation is talking with various media partners, galleries, and corporate houses to team up with them in creating a series of programs. It will be a wonderful futuristic project where Kali Kirtan can be simultaneous with Dylan’s Mr Tambourine Man or Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock interfused with discourses on Tantra on the Edge: Inspirations and Experiments on Twentieth Century Art, curated by her that includes works of G.R. Santosh, Sohan Quadri, Biren De, Manu Parekh, Sunil Das and others, published by DAG (Delhi Art Gallery).

With Shakti L-R Ustad Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan and the rest in conversation with @artcritique JRC, Tantra Foundation

Guru Purnima at Govardhan Matha, Puri 13th July 2022

Jay Guru Guru Jay (3x)

Narayana Akhila Guru Bhagawan Namaste (3x) – from Gajendra Moksham Stotra, Srimad Bhagavad

Tanmay Manah Shiva Sankalpa Mastu (3x)- Shiva Sankalpa Sukta, Shukla Yajurveda Yajurveda

Let my mind dissolve into the Essence of Everything which is Shiva (3x)

Pranam to Jagatguru Shankaracharya Mahabhag Sri Nischalananda Saraswati (my Guru ji)

In a recent discourse he illuminated everyone on use of Right Action for the world (karma) which leads to Pure Faith (bhakti) that leads to knowledge that liberates (jnana). In Shiva Purana, he quotes ” karma jayate bhakti/bhakti jnana prajayate/jnana prajate mukti”. Mukti or liberation or moksha is liberation from the cycles of birth and death from causality. He goes on to mention Sri Adi Guru Shankar’s seminal text Aparosksha Anubhuti or Direct illumination and if these texts are heard from the Guru (Sravan/listening) then avidya, kama, karma are slowly destroyed or exhausted. This is the essence of all sacred texts like the Upanishads and Bhagawat Gita. A certain discipline is required as mentioned in sadhan chatusthay – the key word repeated often is Vairagya or disinterestedness in anything temporal from even Bramha/Hiranyagarbha to what comes from a seed, detachment from sabda, sparsha, rup, rasa, gandha….the atman and unatman viveka or discrimination can lead to Nirmal vairagya or purity. Detachment doesn’t mean inaction but dynamism which understands the projected universe is a play of consciousness within it self. Then experience is just a causality of subject-object split within temporal spatial architecture. The witness or sakshi powers the knower known and knowledge and that’s how experience is structured.

Pranam to Guru ji

Discourse excerpts will be followed soon.

-J

The Akshay-Patra: The Unborn which is the Ground all Reality

Jagatguru Shankaracharya Sri Nischalananda Saraswati Govardhan Matha, Puri on his visit at Singur, West Bengal

Jay Guru Guru Jay (3X)

Hari Om Tat Sat (3X)

Niravaran Atman is Moksha, that which is unborn and unclothed is the Self, Pure Awareness which is the destiny of every sentient being : “tadvisnoh paramam padam”. Real life starts after enlightenment. Wellbeing or swastha is meaning of the Self, abiding in it is true happiness as the Self itself is called Shanta Atman in Katha Upanishad.

The idea of Akshay Patra comes from Sri Aditya, it will work to protect the wellbeing of this planet.- J

The Akshay Patra received by Sri Yudhisthira from Sri Aditya, the Sun God.

Surya-Savitri: Unfolding ‘Satyam’ and ‘Ritam’ by Action of the Divine Will

Rig Veda V.81

युञ्जते मन उत युञ्जते धियो विप्रा विप्रस्य बृहतो विपश्चितः ।
वि होत्रा दधे वयुनाविदेक इन्मही देवस्य सवितुः परिष्टुतिः ॥१॥

1) Men illumined yoke their mind and they yoke their thoughts to him who is illumination and largeness and clear perceiving. Knowing all phenomena he orders, sole, the Energies of the sacrifice. Vast is the affirmation in all things of Savitri, the divine Creator.


विश्वा रुपाणि प्रति मुञ्चते कविः प्रासावीद्भद्रं द्विपदे चतुष्पदे ।
वि नाकमख्यत्सविता वरेण्योऽनु प्रयाणमुषसो वि राजति ॥२॥

2) All forms he takes unto himself, the Seer, and he creates from them good for the twofold existence and the fourfold. The Creator, the supreme Good, manifests Heaven wholly and his light pervades all as he follows the march of the Dawn.


यस्य प्रयाणमन्वन्य इद्ययुर्देवा देवस्य महिमानमोजसा ।
यः पार्थिवानि विममे स एतशो रजांसि देवः सविता महित्वना ॥३॥

3) In the wake of his march the other gods also reach by his force to the greatness of the Divinity. He has mapped out the realms of earthly light by his mightiness,—the brilliant one, the divine Creator.


उत यासि सवितस्त्रीणि रोचनोत सूर्यस्य रश्मिभिः समुच्यसि ।
उत रात्रोमुभयतः परीयस उत मित्रो भवसि देव धर्मभिः ॥४॥

4) And thou reachest, O Savitri, to the three luminous heavens; and thou art utterly expressed by the rays of the Sun; and thou encompassest the Night upon either side; and thou becomest by the law of thy actions the lord of Love, O God.


5) And thou art powerful for every creation; and thou becomest the Increaser, O God, by thy movings; and thou illuminest utterly all this world of becomings. Shyavashwa has attained to the affirmation of thee, O Savitri.1

उतेशिषं प्रसवस्य त्वमेक इदुत पूषा भवसि देव यामभिः ।
उतेदं विश्वं भुवनं वि राजसि श्यावाश्वस्ते सवितः स्तोममानशे ॥५॥

Divine Mother, Pondicherry

-J (To Attend event on 21st Feb 2022, please follow the instructions given in the above flyer)

12th January 2022: 159th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

in every vibration of an atom there is tapas

the whole universe is localised in it

the mind too is atomised

there is imprint of everything in it

the sky and mountains, forests, rivers, and, constellations

the past, present and future are all there in the mind

the seer of the mind (Drasta) by using the will-force can change the course of things

when our breathing becomes a conscious prayer then transformation happens effortlessly ……

-J

Invocation to the River Goddess: Ganga for the Revival of Biosphere in the land of Magnets and Miracles

“Caitanyam sasvatam santam vyomatitam niranjanam

Nadabindukalatitam tasmai srigurave namah” ”Deeply hidden behind the visible, there are mysterious countless group of springs hiding themselves. In the eyes of the world, it is the waterfall. People fill their vessels from that infinite treasure and go back. The thirsty ground gets drenched with its incessant supply. But who sees where and in what invisible world this endless expanse of water treasure is secretly accumulated?” – From Tapovan Katha, Kalipada Guha Roy (Translation in English by Sri Vasanti Devi, wife of Sri Chittaranjan Das/original in Bengali written by Sri Bibhu Pada Kirti, Principal of Harvard College, Calcutta)

Mother Ganges

”Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
In a world of magnets and miracles
Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary
The ringing of the division bell had begun…….”

Let’s reinvent the gods all the myths of the ages/Jim Morrison Ganges at Twilight Hours Varanasi

”The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river

Forever and ever” – High Hopes, The Division Bell, Pink Floyd

By invoking the river goddess in her subtle form it is possible to charge the energy bodies (bioplasma energy bodies) and purify the ecosystem. Invocation leads to definite action plan and proper implementation of that river basin management project. This is exactly what is happening by blending the use of modern science and perennial wisdom.

Greetings !

Team cGanga Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh India www.cganga.orgPh: +91 512 259 7792

We are delighted to inform you that team cGanga is bringing out a quarterly Newsletter “Pragyambu” with in-depth information, knowledge & studies about the river basin management. This will be an endeavour of cGanga team to combine modern science with traditional wisdom for river basin management.

Please find attached the first three issues of the first volume. We look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions.

About Pragyambu:
The word ‘Pragyambu’, is a combination of two Sanskrit words “Pragya” means Wisdom and “Ambu” means water. By publishing Pragyambu we want to create wisdom and understanding about water and water sources. The purpose of this quarterly digest brought out by the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) driven by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, is to disseminate valuable traditional and scientific knowledge assimilated from national and international sources on various aspects of management of water and river restoration and conservation among concerned institutions and citizens.

Thank you.

Team cGangaCentre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh India www.cganga.orgPh: +91 512 259 7792

-J

Mt Kailash And Its Connectivity With The World (The Universe): Activation of the Wake-Up Time From Sleep Mode

Tibetan Thangka Depicting Mt. Kailash

When your eyes are closed it verily appears

When you wake up it disappears in you….

in circumambulation of the sacred space

there is purification of the elemental force

around the vortex there are time capsules that floor dynamic patterns

they emerge from the spectral radiance that uniformly maps all space-time vertices

all nature is vibrating through these patterns

from the seed to the flowers, from the grassy bank to the shores

there is movement in and through

there is poise and potency

there is a column of light that stretches back to infinity

in the oracle of zero it meditates on the Self

”caitanyam sasvatam santam vyomatitam niranjanam

nadabindukalatitam tasmai srigurave namah”

-J


Journey towards the Origin by Khagendranath Jana, Author, IT Consultant & Consciousness Researcher

Vaishnavism is one of the major traditions in Indian culture which considers Vishnu as the Supreme Lord. The followers of this tradition are called Vaishnavas. This tradition is known for their loving devotion towards Krishna who is considered to be the incarnation of Vishnu. The form through which they offer their love and devotion is a combination of both the feminine as well as the masculine aspects of the divinity – Radha-Krishna, as depicted in the next image.

The form has the following visual characteristics.

·    Radha represents the feminine form of divinity and Krishna represents the masculine form of divinity.

·    Krishna has dark complexion and is seen standing with one leg crossed over the other, playing a bamboo flute

·    Radha’s complexion is fair and bright.

·    Both Radha and Krishna are holding each other closely, which represents intense mutual love between them.

From the earthly point of view, the above form symbolizes intense love between couples. The love between two attains its highest level when it is equally reciprocated. Two entities become a unified soul, though physically they are separate. Vaishnavas worship this form as a symbol of love towards the divine. Let us first try to interpret what this form could mean from the perspective of the creation.

·    Assume that Krishna is standing in a normal human posture, without his legs crossed and without a flute. The color black normally symbolizes hidden existence of something. Krishna in his dark complexion possibly represents the state of conscious prior to the start of the creation as a single-reality or the Supreme-Soul or the Purusa mentioned in the Vedic scriptures. But every existence needs a form! What was the form of this single-reality? According to Vedic scriptures it was Prakriti in an unperturbed state of equilibrium. According to modern cosmology the prakriti can be viewed as the insentient quantum vacuum, a continuum of energy which is also called as dark-energy.  So this state of Krishna, prior to the creation, can be viewed as a desire-less state of the conscious single-reality having an unperturbed Energy Continuum or prakriti as the form.  prior to the start of the creation.

·    From the perspective of a normal form of human posture, One leg crossing the other can be viewed as distortion.  This represents, desire to come out of the state of single-reality and manifest as multiplicity. This is the primordial desire or primordial ripple or a distortion in the unperturbed mind of the single-reality to break loneliness. From the point of view of modern cosmology, this distortion possibly resembles the Quantum Fluctuation that caused the Big Bang.

·    Bamboo-flute is an ancient musical instrument referred to as bansuri in mythological stories in India. It has a rich tradition of its use. The player blows air stream using his lips and creates orderly vibration of air column using fingers to produce various tunes. So playing of the bamboo flute could be symbolizing the omnipresent primordial vibration, AUM, initiated by the inner creative energy of Krishna to bring dynamism or perturbation into the inert energy-continuum or prakriti to start the creation. From the point of view of cosmology, this could the Big Bang explosion/expansion at the start of the creation.

·    Fair and bright symbolizes manifested state of something. So Radha is possibly symbolizing the manifested Universe; the dynamic and granularized state of energy-continuum or prakriti, encompassing all forms, insentient and conscious, made out of luminous matter and energy that we see in our universe.

·    And finally, Radha and Krishna are closely holding each other. The manifested universe, represented by Radha is inseparable from Krishna. Radha is inseparable from Krishna, as she represents transformation of Krishna’s own form, the energy-ontinuum or prakriti from the unperturbed state of sattva to the perturbed state of rajas and tamas to bring multiplicity into the creation. The manifested universe represented by Radha is inseparable from her origin represented by Krishna, similar to the trunk, branch and leaves of a tree are inseparable from the hidden root.

The whole universe, represented by Radha, is a melody created out of the orderly vibration of the energy-continuum or prakrit, represented by a flute being played by Krishna. Krishna can be also viewed as the primordial energy and Radha is the energetic manifestation of energy, the matter that brings multiplicity in the universe. Matter is a transformation of energy and hence they are in-separable; Radha is a transformation of Krishna and hence they are inseparable.

We can also interpret the form of Radha-Krishna from the perspective of the goal of the creation – evolution of individual consciousness represented by Radha to the level similar to that of the Krishna. Let me use the following diagram  to explain what I mean.

                       

In the above diagram, K represents Krishna, the Universal Consciousness and R represents Radha, the individual conscious, say humans. Radha resides in a magnificent palace protected by an eight layered strong boundary wall, outside of which her true-love, Krishna, dwells and calls her by playing his flute. Radha’s ownership of the palace keeps her extremely busy in her day-to-day activities which she also enjoys doing. The obstruction of the protections and attraction of the activities within the palace keeps her away from Krishna, though Krishna always wants Radha to be near to him. But when Radha realizes that the perpetual bliss lies in the company of Krishna, she reverses her focus and performs activities to meet Krishna, overcomes the obstacles of the protectors and finally joins Krishna to enjoy the eternal bliss.

Humans, the individual conscious entities, reside in this magnificent universe and the individual consciousness is protected or covered by eight elements. Krishna, representing the Supreme Consciousness, says in the Gita,

bhumir apo nalo vayuh kham mano buddhir eva ca
ahankara itiyam me bhinna prakrtir astadha

“Earth, water, fire or heat, air, space, mind, intelligence and I-ness are my eightfold nature (that has manifested as the universe).” The physical form of every conscious entity is made of five physical and three subtle elements which have their origin as Krishna. Five physical elements are space, air, fire, water and earth and three subtle elements are mind, intelligence and I-ness. The word I-nees refers to the Self that has the feeling on ownership of the body, mind and intellect. These eight elements create a boundary between the individual and the surrounding and protect individual consciousness by generating a feeling of self-identity with regards to the surrounding. These eight objects are like eight intimate friends of Radha. But their protection also creates an obstruction and hides true reality of creation, by driving individual consciousness to focus on the isolated view of the Self and the subjects and objects of the Universe, perceived through sense organs. From this perspective, there is only one Krishna and we are representatives of Radha!

Every individual feels a sense of ownership towards the surrounding and passionately carries out life process activities by using sense organs and organs of action; life goes on…… through a mix of joyous and gloomy events. But sometimes, driven by some indescribable internal and external stimuli, an individual reverses direction of his/her actions in search of discovering the self, the purpose of existence and the source of true bliss. And from the perspective of an individual, reciprocation of love for Krishna starts from there. Being the owner of the creation, Krishna is always in love with and affectionate towards his creation. But it remains unidirectional until the reciprocation starts from the other end. And once it starts, the bidirectional attraction brings both nearer to each other and finally the individual consciousness unifies with the Supreme Consciousness, the individual hears the omnipresent primordial vibration or melody of Krishna’s flute. Radha discovers Krishna and joins him, attains a state of perpetual bliss, enjoys the divine play of the flute and acts to serve the purpose of creation – the goal of the creation is thereby achieved!

Guru-Purnima 2021: The Way Back To The Self-Unified Field (Jyotiro Jyoti – The Light of Lights That Shines Forth…)

Sri Guru Babaji Maharaj

Let the heart open up

connecting the psychic energy with its cosmic counterpart

let the language of love ripple through the ocean of vastness

there is poise in this dynamic exchange

there is gratitude and thankfulness

from the seed to the flower to the clouds and the sun

the mirror of reverence has mirrored everything

Fluting the Great Awareness of the Gateless Path

there is the eternal throbbing of Existence itself….Jay Guru

Kalida Meditating
Sri Aurobindo

When the Mind is No-Mind, Duality is Apperceived (No More Cognized) Though ‘Things Appear As They Are’

The spectrum of light

is nothing but you dancing all around

when light ceases to function,

when time & space are no more

you are still there as existence

akhandam satchitaandam avang manaso gocharam

atmanam akhiladhram ashraye abheeshtta siddhaye

the quest is no more a quest but a learning experience in the form of dreams

when the nature of reality as SELF is intuited

Mountains are mountains, rivers are rivers

the child mind leaps around from leaf to leaf

singing like the grasses, crying like the skies

you and the grasshopper are the same

And birds fly over the river

floating like a reverie

that Chagall would know or may be Handel and Strauss …

-J

——————————————————————-

99 + 1 -> 100….A Path towards Oneness – by Sri Khagendranath Jana

On 21 st June 2015, India witnessed that in spite of the unparalleled diversities existing among
various communities, it can be unified through a common cause. This time the cause was the
celebration of the first World Yoga Day. Experts will analyze and come up with all the benefits
that Yoga can have on one’s mind and body, but the underlying ethos of Yoga needs to be
understood in order to fully realize the immense potential this activity can impart on the world.


While we were watching the last part of the Yoga Day celebration organized in New Delhi, my
daughter who is 13 years old asked me what is meaning of Yoga. My answer was that Yoga
means…Being Connected. Her next question was who is connected to whom? With my very
little knowledge, I tried to explain it to her along with my son joining the discussion; the summary
of that explanation is described below.


If I look around myself, I see both conscious and inanimate objects and a sense of duality
comes to my mind differentiating myself from the rest of the cosmos.

Yoga means connecting oneself to the rest of the Cosmos through ones thoughts and actions
and getting unified with it. In India, the addition symbol “+” is called as Yoga; 99 + 1 = 100. Both
99 and 1 are separate numbers, but when 1 is added to 99 or to say in a different way when 1 is
connected to 99 through yoga (“+”), both become part of the same unified whole, the number 100.

So when one connects to the rest of the Cosmos through Yoga, the duality ceases to exist.
The ultimate goal of Yoga is to remove duality from an individual so that all thoughts and actions
of the individual become selfless and directed towards a greater cause of the creation. Through
Physical, Mental and Intellectual techniques of Yoga, one can achieve this level of unification.


While explaining this, I could not resist myself from mentioning a hymn from Isha Upanishad
where thousands of years ago, Sages ( Rishi ) in India had advised mankind about this
connectedness which is key to harmony, sustenance and growth of our planet.

yastu sarbani bhutani
atmany ba anupashyati
sarva-bhuteshu chatmanam
tato na vijugupsate

The person, who sees all beings within the Self, and the Self within all beings, feels no
hatred.The above hymn speaks about ultimate Oneness which an individual can achieve through
Yogic techniques; ‘who sees all beings within Self’ relates to You Are Mine – a total Possession
and ‘Self within all beings’ relates to I Am Yours – a total Submission.


State of total possession or total submission is the highest spiritual realization one can achieve
through Yoga and it may sound hypothetical from pragmatic point view. But this philosophical
view should be the driver to bring oneness in the every sphere of society.
In a world that is separated by beliefs, languages, cultures, food habits, preferences and
innumerable other elements harmony and co-existence can only be achieved if there is a
common element binding us all – that is connecting my own self to the rest of my surrounding.
It may seem farfetched, but Yoga can serve as the thread that connects every individual through
one common gateway. It is like music that everyone can appreciate without having the
knowledge of the lyrics. But today if I appreciate the music, tomorrow I will try to acquire the
knowledge hidden in the lyrics. By now it is obvious to all that Yoga has health benefits and can
be a cardinal way to maintain physical wellness. But the metaphorical meaning of Yoga
transcends this obvious definition and points to a magical thread of unity that can make way for perennial peace in the world.

Gita, Chapter 18, Verse 49: Naishkarma-Siddhi – Attaining the Highest Perfection of Freedom from Action

“Asatka buddhi sarvatra jitatma vigata-sprihah/Naiskarma -siddhim paramam sannasenaadhigachchati”

Naishkarma Siddhi or the state of actionlessness (Freedom from the causality of any action) is defined in Gita in the 18th chapter as Lord Krishna explained it to his disciple Arjuna before the war. It didn’t mean no action but it meant carrying forward all responsibilities as a worship to the Divine by giving up the expectations resultant from those actions. This then becomes Karma Yoga as it involves sacrifice of the fruits of actions. In a such a state all action is equivalent to non-action as there is no agency or doer-ship involved. All actions are product of the three gunas or qualities, namely, sattwa, rajas and tamas (sattwa for clarity/rajas for desire/tamas for dullness/delusion) and they manifest themselves as long there is functional body-mind. The whole creation is combination of these 3 gunas (qualities). The percentages of their mixing might differ from whats there on Earth compared to whats there on say, Arcturus or Sirius, or, may be, in Goloka. But Upanishads sat, TAT TWAM ASI, That Thou Art/You are that, which is to point out that you are pure awareness or Being or ISNESS (Presence) which is as Gita explains, is Trigunateet – beyond the three modalities of nature. The 3 gunas appear in you the consciousness, the pure Being – they are not independent of you – here YOU is not body-mind through which it is experienced but pure awareness where a body-mind, the universe appears to have an experience of it. The fundamental substratum – pure ISNESS remains unchanged , Sat-Chit-Ananda as its called remains so as Brahman/Atman. What appears to change and is impermanent is the combination 5 elements (Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth) endowed with the 3 gunas. What about the PERIODIC TABLE? They are all fine and can be broken down to these gross five elements. These gross five elements do have origin in tanmatras or 5 subtle elements (more refined). But subtle or gross, according to Vedanta, they are part of what we can say is Matter. They are not independent of consciousness. But consciousness is independent of all these and can exist without manifestation (think about the post-dissolution state or pralay!). Any individual goes through three phases – waking, dreaming and deep sleep, and, it is interesting to note that in deep sleep state there is only consciousness with no ‘thing’ to shine on as body-mind is dysfunctional to process any experience according to Vedanta (Madukya Upanishad). Often called the void, the deep sleep state is replete with primordial ignorance (causality) at a seed level because though consciousness is there but awakening of the True Self doesn’t take place at that level. But there’s a secret door at that level, it’s called ”Cetomukhah” – the door b/w the Self and the waking/dreaming states. Because there is no mind-body experience in the deep sleep state, there is relative bliss (ananda) but this is not Absolute Bliss of the Being (Atyantika Ananda – joy which is not subject to change). It must be understood with clarity that Being or Isness or Buddhahood or Enlightenment is Existence which is pure consciousness and pure bliss – these are not qualities and is beyond cognitive expression via language or sound. One easy way to understand it is by uttering the word ”OM” (AUM) which is the origin of causality and also which is also ”trikalatitam” (beyond past, present and future or beyond temporality).

Let us also understand that Absolute Truth can be only approached while in the body-mind because ignorance of not knowing is symptomatic of the body-mind and not of the Being /Isness. So, purification of the body-mind (purification of thoughts/ideas) is very significant in self-realisation. Praying to Virgin Mary/Holy Mother is the way forward and if the practitioner can blend karma, bhakti, yoga (meditation) and knowledge.

“A prodigal of her rich divinity,
Her self and all she was she had lent to men,
Hoping her greater being to implant
That heaven might native grow on mortal soil.” – Savitri, Sri Aurobindo

Sr

Above: Photograph of Sri Sarada Maa (Holy Mother)

Divine Mother/Mirra Alfassa

Above: Divine Mother, Pondicherry

(Gardening Portulaca)

The flowering of life is graceful if there is acceptance and surrender…….

Aspiring towards the sun,

the petals open up to the wind and rain

they rise and fall with joy

the vibration of colors and fragrance

remain forever in the OM….

-J


THE KEY REMAINS WITH THE BLUE THROAT by Khagendranath Jana

“The ego is dead; we are free from being and care,
We have done with birth and death and work and fate.
O soul, it is too early to rejoice!
Thou hast reached the boundless silence of the Self,
Thou hast leaped into a glad divine abyss;
But where hast thou thrown self’s mission and self’s power?
On what dead bank on the Eternal’s road?” – Savitri, Sri Aurobindo

Mythology is one of the richest heritages that have strong influence on Indian culture for thousands of years. These are in the form of moral stories and forms passed over generation to generation for centuries. These are not false belief or idea, but they represent the history of ancient India in a different way. Behind the stories and forms, there lies a subtle message that is conveyed to the people who could comprehend the same – it is like representing laws of nature by an equation. Each such story or form, at some point time had been introduced by a sage who had encapsulated within it, a revelation about the mechanics of creation that took place in his expanded consciousness. And hereditarily, this concept got transferred to the followers of that sage. While contemplating on the form or the story, the devotee or the followers of the sage actually worships or contemplates the divine message embodied it and orient their philosophical, intellectual and behavioral aspects of life accordingly.

But to those who are not acquainted, the story or the form could be like a subject or object or recreation and appear meaningless. Let me take the example of Einstein’s famous mass energy equivalence equation M = E/C^2 to make it clear. To a person, having no knowledge of the English alphabets, it would be just a set of unknown printed symbols; to a person who has knowledge of English but in no way connected to science, it would appear a meaningless set of letters in English; to a student of science it would be Einstein’s famous mass-energy equivalence equation, but to a researcher in physics it means a lot more! Similarly, mythological forms have a deep meaning attached to it. Normally it is only known to the lineage of that sage who had introduced it. As it is passed over from generation after generation for centuries, after some time the meaning is not even available to the followers of the sage. This has happened to most of these stories and forms.Thousands of years of their existence and loss of information while passing over from generation to generation, have obscured the actual message embedded within the story or forms and those have become pure recreational activities to most of the people. In this article, I will refer to one such mythological story and my endeavor will be to unearth the subtle message that the forms could be giving to us

Once devas (demigods) and asuras (demons) together churned the ocean to get precious things from it. In the process of churning, many things emerged out of the ocean; gems, gold, silver, including the most precious nectar which is called Amrita, the drink that confers immortality. But, in that process, deadly poison, known as Halahala, also emerged out of it and its action started destroying the creation. No one was able to control that deadly poison. Gods and demons together prayed to Shiva, as they knew that only he had the power to control this poison. To save creation, Shiva drank the poison and kept it in his throat, not allowing it to go down to his stomach. His throat turned blue and he became Neelkanth –“Blue Throated”lord. Thus creation continued. Let us see what message could be hidden behind this story. The message is for the individual as well as for the civilization as a whole.

In the Vedic age, cognitive attributes of humans were categorized into two categories, devic and asuric attributes.  Devic attributes are the attributes of harmony that try to create an environment of Oneness in the society.  Asuric attributes are the attributes of dissonance which try to create an environment of discord and isolation in the society. These attributes are driving human cognition explore or churn the ecosystem of the material universe.  This is symbolically represented as churning the ocean in the above story. This churning produces objects needed for survival, comfort, luxury and other material advancement of human civilization. When this churning is dominated by devic attributes, the outcome is peace and harmony. Wealth and power are acquired through proper pursuance and used for the right purpose to create harmony in the society – a drive towards a blissful state for the whole ecological organization on the planet. Such an environment fosters a reciprocative sacrificial and devotional view of life motivating many to explore the true purpose of self-existence and the purpose of the creation.  It ultimately leads many to unify their individual consciousness with the all pervading, eternal and non-dual Cosmic Consciousness and thereby achieving a state of immortal bliss. This state is symbolically represented as drinking Amrita in the above story. Individuals with devic attributes only have the right to get Amrita.

But when this churning is dominated by asuric attributes, cognitive power drives actions to fulfil greed and establish supremacy based on power, wealth, knowledge, specific belief and many other physical aspects which are totally contrary to the philosophy of Oneness. Negative energy drives the creation. Such actions produce lethal objects which are capable of even destroying the surrounding and the civilization. Such a scenario can be termed as poisonous for the creation. The Halahala or poison mentioned in the story points to this scenario in the creation. We can introspect the actions of present human civilization and try to find an answer, whether our actions are taking us towards Amrita or Halahala!

Shiva, being one of the powerful lords of the Trinity of creation, could have swallowed and digested the poison instead of holding it in his throat and displaying its presence by blue the colour. Being an immortal, Shiva would not die! It has a symbolic meaning. The poison is not a desired outcome with regard to the purpose and goal of the creation. And these are created by intelligent beings, possessing cognitive power to understand its impacts on the environment. Swallowing and digesting the poison means,  creating a system that can perpetually remove the impact of the poison from the creation. This would thereby allow domination of the asuric attributes to carry out actions that generate poison continually, creating a hindrance to achieve the goal of creation. It is like parents supporting the misdoings of their children who, in such a scenario, would be motivated to continue doing more such actions. So the poison in Shiva’s throat symbolizes presence of negative energy in the system with increasing disorder, showing and alerting to those who are responsible for creating it and also well aware about its impact. But can the creation continue unceasingly with increasing disorder? Let me explain using a scenario described in Vedic scripture.

Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, the Trinity of creation, are the governors of this creation; Brahma is the architect, Vishnu is the executive owner or the preserver and Siva is the transformational leader. The Trinity symbolically represents the conscious cosmic forces in terms of broad category of functions required in creating, preserving and transforming any large system. The scenario goes like this – Lord Vishnu, being the executive owner of the creation, is the emitter of positive energy, using which the creation continues its journey. As the creation progresses, negative energy gets generated in the creation due to reactions of various actions. Lord Siva acts as the absorber of this negative energy (controlling the poison), so that the creation continues. In course of its journey, when the negative energy crosses its threshold, chaos starts in the creation. Lord Vishnu incarnates himself as an avatar, eliminates the negative energy sources and sets the creation on the right path. It is like conducting a surgery to remove malignancy from the body. This process repeats in the creation until a time comes, when negative energy becomes so strong that the creation fails to proceed further towards the desired direction. Lord Shiva, in the name of Rudra, starts his vigorous divine dance (Tandav Nritya) to annihilate the weary creation and make preparations for a new one to begin. The annihilation is actually a transformation of the creation from its present state, to a radically new one that can set its journey towards a desired direction, with all knowledge stored in subtle form to be used in the new journey.

In my view, human consciousness and hence the cognitive power is at a very high level of evolution, though dominated by emotional attributes of dissonance. At this point in time, it possibly needs a transformation that would reverse the direction of how the cognitive power would be used to shape the future of humanity – transforming the domination of asuric attributes on cognitive power to devic attributes to meet the goal of the creation. Only the conscious cosmic  forces know, whether Vishnu would incarnate or Shiva would dance! But for transforming the creation from its present state to a new order, the present humanity possibly would have to go through many surgical events, either man made or natural, or a combination of both to remove the poison. A delightful planet with peace, harmony and bliss is the goal of the creation and hence this would be established in the future. But possibly it would come at a cost! The present civilization has created enough poison as its debt to Rudra. This debt needs to be repaid to Rudra by the present humanity before post-humans hear the melody of Krishna’s flute.

”A mutual debt binds man to the Supreme”. – Savitri, Sri Aurobindo

Khagendra Nath Jana

+919831559449

khagendranathjana@gmail.com