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THE SEVENTH AVATAR: SHREE RAAM
...........FROM AADHYAATMAA RAAMAAYAN...............
an overview of
...what are you as an aatmaa?.....
We continue from the knowledge that aatmaa
is the reflection of brhmah's chaitaniya
in prakruti. brhmah's
chaitaniya is the eternal power which creates and animates everything that
is created. Thus in ved chaitaniya is equated as brhmah-self. Both
cannot be seen or known or describable. Only their manifestations are visible,
knowable and describable. All the functions and animations that is seen in any
creation is due to chaitaniya.
As an aatmaa is the reflection of chaitaniya in prakruti,
aatmaa is really never created. A reflection of say a sun in water is
really not a creation. The reflection of the sun appears and disappears
depending if the sun is being obstructed to be reflected. However, nothing can
obstruct chaitaniya as it pervades the entire prakruti after being
created out of chaitaniya. Thus, aatmaa can be said to be chaitaniya.
And aatmaa has all the powers of chaitaniya. Some of the basic
characteristic powers of aatmaa described in shruti and smruti are
(from slok 7-32-21 of bhuneshvari bhaagvat):
- aatmaa is exists in all times and is shaashvat
- aatmaa is gnan-svaruup (has knowledge for its form),
- aatmaa is sukh-ruup (has sukh (happiness) for its
- aatmaa is satya (Truth),
- aatmaa is puurna (wholesome and not formed of parts),
- aatmaa is a-sanga (is not attached to anything) and
- aatmaa is dvait-rahit (means it has no duality, aatmaa
and brhmah are one and the same).
From slok 7-32-22/23 of bhuneshvari bhaagvat, an
aatma possess maayaa-shakti. With
this maayaa-shakti, an aatmaa creates the creations. The creations
take the form of whatever aatmaa wishes. However, the ruup (form)
and naam (name) of the creation by an aatmaa is determined through
the effect of aatmaa being yoked by the karma of its previous
journeys as life forms. The creations are made out of the 24
tattva which are the basic elements forming any creation in
So now we know that an aatma can create anything it
wishes through its own maayaa-shakti....
But as humans we always need to understand anything else in a
form we can hear, touch, see, taste and smell. As a human one needs speech to
communicate with others, needs hands to hold other things or do a lot of
functions, needs legs to move about, needs means to excrete waste from the human
body and needs to procreate for continuation of oneself in one's image. What
enables a human to be provided with all of the above functions?
It is scientific to say that our human body provides for all of
the above functions we need to be a human. But then what makes all these
functions operate? There has to be some shakti (power) to make all these
functions happen. There has to be some power to make all these functions happen
in some sort of coordinated manner and/or when required........
We all know that a computer can have all the programs but it
will not do anything till it is powered by electricity. Same with a car. A car
can have an engine but it will not work till there is fuel in it. We can say the
same of all the man-made objects we have that they all need some power to
function. But then we go one step further, what is it in the electricity or the
fuel which empowers it to make the computer or car starts working. The current
science will take you to a point after which one would not have an answer.
This is where the domain of meta-science kicks in. The
meta-sciences takes one into knowledge which cannot be seen, measured, tested,
proved with the knowledge humans have in this current era of evolution. The word
"meta" originates from Greek language and one of its meaning
applicable in our study here is (from Webster's Third New International
Dictionary): "after, beyond, transcending, of a higher logic type -
in nouns formed from names of disciplines and designating new but related disciplines
such as can deal critically with the nature, structure or behaviour of original
ones such as meta-physical, meta-physics, meta-psychology...." . But if you
have studied science then you would know that scientist really do not want to
presently touch meta-sciences......
But ved contains all the meta-sciences. So then the answer to
the question: what powers a human body is answered in ved: purush
Knowing so, now we can understand the phrase commonly used by us
humans but without much understanding: THE MAN IS DEAD
BECAUSE HIS SOUL HAS LEFT HIM. This means the soul which is aatmaa
has gone somewhere. That means the aatmaa is traveling. If the aatmaa is
traveling it has to have some form and means of
In the next serial bhagvaan through the shruti and
smruti knowledge left for us in ved will tell us more about aatmaa:
its form which enables it to travel as
we understand in the human sense......
At PVAF, we pray to bhagvaan to bless us to keep
learning ved in the serial to appear in the days to come to eternity...........om
namah brhmah......om shaanti shanti shaanti........om tat sat........