Sunday, 23 April 2017

Jiva, jagat and Isvara -part 4 ..

HARIH  OM 
          Brahman  and  Maya  are  both  eternal  and  inseparable.  Brahman  with  his  maya  sakti    is  called  Isvara  ,who  becomes  the  cause  of  creation  of the  world.  This  Maya  has  two  powers  - the  creative  power  called  vikshepa  sakti  and  the  concealing  power  called  avarana  sakti. . With  Paramatma  only  vikshepa  sakti  alone  is  operative. . So  He  is  able  to  create  this  world. . The  avarana  sakti  of  Maya  cannot  conceal  Paramatma's  omniscience . He  knows  He  is  paramatma  .  But  the same  Paramatma  which  has  become  enclosed  in the  individual  bodies  has  become  the jivatma. . Now  Maya's  avarana  sakti  starts  operating  on the  jivatma  ,hence  the  true  nature  of  the  jivatma  that  he  is  none  other  than  the  Paramatma  gets  concealed. . So  the  jivatma  comes  to  believe  that  he  is  a  finite  ,mortal  being   .

      The  jivatma  comes  to  identify himself  with  his  body-mind  complex  and thinks  he  is  the  body,  he  is  the  mind  . . So  he  thinks  he  is  born  on  such  and  such  date  and  will  die  one  particular  day. . He  forgets  that  he  is  none  other  than  the  Paramatma  which  is  eternal  , infinite  , immortal  . He  thinks  he  is  a  karta,  bhokta  and  pramata  ,  the  doer,  enjoyer  and  knower.  This  is  ahankara  .  The  ahankara  bhava  identified  with  the karmendriyas  becomes  the  karta,  the  ahankara  bhava  identified  with  the  gnanendriyas  becomes  a  jnata,  and  a  bhokta. . As  a  karta,  bhokta  and  jnata  , the  jivatma  always  feels  helpless  and  incomplete.  This  ahankara  bhava  makes  him  go  through samsara  - the  process  of  punarapi  jananam  , punarapi  maranam. 

     The  journey  of  the  seeker  is  to  travel  back  from  ahankara  bhava   to  jivatma  bhava  to  Paramatma  bhava. and  finally  to  sarvathma  bhava.  This  is  called  spiritual  awakening. 

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