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THE SEVENTH AVATAR: SHREE RAAM
...........FROM AADHYAATMAA RAAMAAYAN...............
...........primary forces of
"In the former days when the events of raamaayan occurred,
raam returned to
ayodhyaa after killing raavan along with his sons and
destroying his army who were the enemies of devo. On this return trip to ayodhyaa
he was accompanied by his wife sitaa,
his brother laxman and the king
sugriv of monkeys along with his second in command hanumaan.
and other leaders of sugriv's kingdom. After raam was installed as
king, while he was sitting on his throne surrounded by great people like his guru
vashistha-muni, he saw hanumaan standing before him as a bhakta
longing for gnan (knowledge). Seeing
hanuman thus, shree raam requested sitaa-devi:
"Impart to hanumaan brhmah-tattva
(essence of brhmah) as he is now fit to recieve this knowledge because
he is always devoted to us and is pure and desire less".
jaanaki (sitaa) agreed to do so. sitaa is the shakti
(power) of brhmah known as maayaa
who hides the true identity of brhmah from
every creation which is known as prapanch.
This shakti of maayaa is known as aavran. The other
shakti of maayaa is vikshep
by which maayaa produces many manifestations of brhmah with
different naam (names) and ruup
sitaa-devi said to hanumaan: "
You should know raam as para-brhmah
(higher than brhmah) who is sat-chit-aanand
(existence-consciousness-bliss). He is the one without a second. He is not
affected by any upaadhi (limitations)
that limits each creation with shakti (powers) and gnan
(knowledge). You should know raam as pure aanand
(bliss), shaantam (peace), nirvikaarm
(changeless), nir-agnanam (devoid
of agnan or avidya or non-knowledge), sarva-vyaapim-aatmaanm
(aatmaa which pervades everything), sva-prakaasham
(one with his own light), akalmasham (sinless).
Know me (sitaa-devi) to be muul-prakruti
(the basic power of creation) which is the cause of sarga
(sustenance) and annt (end) of the
created universe. In the presence of brhmah (that his with his chaitanya),
I (prakruti) create the universe without any effort. The universe I create in brhmah
presence is brhmah Himself but with my aavran shakti I do not
let any body see the creation as brhmah himself. " (adapted from aadhyaatmaa raamaayan,
Chapter 1, slok 25 to 35 and expanded for understanding).
Thus, we start learning about who starts the creation and with
what basic powers.....in the following days to come we will be taught by
brhmah Himself and His shaktio in the form of shiv-bhagvaan,
shree raam and sitaa-devi more about aadhyaatmaa, the science
of aatmaa.....in which rests the science of all creations...... .om
namah brhmah......om shaanti shaanti shaanti........om tat sat........