Saturday, October 14, 2017

THE RENAISSANCE OF HINDUISM (Part 1) - NEED FOR RESURRECTING KSHATRIYAS TODAY IN INDIA



THE RENAISSANCE
OF 
HINDUISM
(Part 1)
 
Hinduism is not a Religion in the western sense.  Western religions are unable to digest this fact, even after so many great Hindu authorities have stated this in unequivocal terms.

Anybody born on this land can believe or not believe anything in the religious sense and yet be a Hindu. India is incapable of hating any religious-ism, unlike the non-indian religious-isms, which, in practice, are 'born to hate' all other religious-isms except 'itself'. 'Be Us' and we leave you no other way - is their obvious dictum. 

That is not how Hinduism ever existed or operated in India. Whatever you believe in - be a Good Human. This has been the way in India all along but, unfortunately, not any more, due to the aggressive presence of the external isms.

Many great scriptures evolved on this soil from historically unknown and obscure times. Vedas evolved millions of years ago. Vedas are proof that highly civilized humans existed on this land when no proof of cultured humans existed anywhere else on earth. Vedas may or may not be the repository of all spiritual wisdom. But, they contain extraordinarily great thinking in many ways, even in those obscure times, which none of us today can deny.

I am not claiming completeness or infallibility for Vedas but, spreading through word of mouth from one sage to his disciple-sages, they always seem to have marched with times. Every Great Sage seems to have added to their great flavour - which is clear from the fact that Vedas themselves speak of so many great sages. 

When anecdotes of so many great sages exist in them, we can't say, that those sages made no contribution to Vedas and only God made them. The Greatness of Vedas, which are the most ANCIENT BOOKS ON EARTH (and which I feel were definitely changing with every great sage) is unquestionable. When we talk of Vedas, we must keep in mind the most ancient times during which they came into existence.

Other religious scriptures which came in the last 2000-2500 years ago all over the earth are in no way better than Vedas, which came millions of years ago. That is the Greatness of the Vedas and this soil.

Upanishads evolved just a little later than the Vedas, partly from Vedas themselves and partly from the minds of Great Sages over a period of time. Upanishads talk of so many sages and so many Yagnas, sacrifices etc. We can't say that the sages mentioned in them or the sages who spoke of them made no contribution to them. Essentially, the Sages propagated the best of  wisdom through  Upanishads.

Ramayana and Mahabharata  are not scriptures but  are chronicles of contemporary History of the times they were written. Their authors wrote partly their own History and mostly, the History of the Greatest people of their times. They contain a lot of living wisdom of those times. These Books are extraordinary  by any of our current day standards.

Mahabharat is undoubtedly the Biggest and the best chronicle of History of all time anywhere in the world. Because we don't possess the weapons of those days, can we really dispute their very existence today? But, who can dispute the the greatness of the art of fighting, art of ruling and art of living which existed in the Mahabharat days? These were the best of all time.

Some may tend to dispute Mahabharat as actual History but Gita is living proof of Mahabharat. During the last 5000 years, Nobody has produced a book greater than either Mahabharat as History or Gita as the source of the greatest Scientific knowledge. 

If 21st century world in general and India in particular does not explore the whole gamut of sciences Krishna revealed in Gita, it would be one of our Greatest failures. I as a born Brahman, but not particularly identifying with any caste myself, feel that in the hands of Brahmins, Brahmin priests and Brahmin sages, Gita remained largely a Prayer Book and a religious scripture instead of the scientific treatise and an inspiration for action that it was meant to be.  Not much investigation has gone into the sciences revealed in Gita.

I do admit that many commentaries were written on Gita by many Great authors and practitioners of Yoga but, it has not percolated into the common public domain and did not evoke the amount of interest it should have evoked among all people. Lord Krishna's greatest exposition on Yoga and all great sciences of India did not reach common masses to the extent they should have. This is the fact. This anachronism needs to be corrected. 

Many Hindus have multiple copies of the Bible given free to them on the Roads, but not the Gita. When you go to a temple, in every Puja, at least a few slokas of the Gita must be recited by the Archakas as part of puja. That too is not happening. 

Rigveda says- take all noble ideas from everywhere in the Universe. We must take this idea, at least from other religions. Go to a Church. You will hear the Bible. Go to a Mosque. You will hear the Quran. Go to a Temple. YOU MUST HEAR A FEW SLOKAS OF THE GITA. This should become mandatory. Also, Every Hindu must possess an excellent version of Gita with translation into his own Language also and read a few slokas from it daily.

Rama, the personification of Dharma was a Kshatriya. Krishna the exponent of the Extraordinary book of Gita was a Kshatriya. We need such Great Kshatriyas today, to explore and interpret our Vedas, Upanishads and the Gita. 

Otherwise, we will always be confusing inaction as action. Guarding Dharma on earth is ACTION, even if seeking Moksha individually  may be non attachment and inaction. Gita is of course, capable of giving such different meanings to different people at different times and also, different solutions to different problems. Gita prescribes duties at Individual level and at Society level as well. So does Mahabharat. We must know these duties.

Puranas are also not scriptures but are meant for small story telling, to disseminate  ancient wisdom in colloquial idiom. Puranas are perhaps meant to tell Dharma to the unlettered people in many ways. 

The Greatest and the latest Book of wisdom is of course, the Bhagavad Gita, told by Lord Krishna himself, more than 5000 years ago, as a summary of all ancient wisdom.  A lot of Gita is devoted to many unexplored sciences. Basically, Gita is meant to spur the man into action. Excellence in Action is Yoga, says Lord Krishna himself.

In contrast, Patanjali says, Yoga is controlling the mind. Both are correct. But, there is a huge difference in the approach of the two. Gita is the way on earth for 99% of people. Patanjali is the way for 1% of people. Both are of course, great. 

The last sloka of Gita is - "where Krishna the Yogeswara is, and where the mighty armed Arjuna with his Gandiva is - there, victory, happiness and riches of all types is definite to accrue." Can you forget this and take to sanyas, when the calling of duty is - ACTION? Especially to protect Dharma?

Unfortunately, for the last 5000 years, after Lord Krishna left the earth, India has not tried much to - march with the changing times, renovate itself, re-present itself and re-form itself to withstand external and internal attacks.

Of course, Great leaders like Adi Sankaracharya, Ramanujacharya and Madhvacharya  campaigned for  renovating Hinduism in their own ways. All of them were against the heinous practice of Untouchability and said so - most vocally and recorded this in their writings. But, the great problem was - there was no Kshatriya leader to back them up and implement them in the society.

The present Indian religious leaders are still largely rooted in the pre- Bhagavad Gita times and are not recognizing the external and internal dangers annihilating Hinduism everyday. Lord Krishna did not teach this type of and this level of Karma sanyasa and inaction in his Bhagavad Gita. 

He asked Arjuna to take up arms and annihilate Adharma with complete detachment. This core teaching of Gita is totally absent in actual practice of our present day religious leaders and other leaders of today.I am not advocating violence of any type for any reason. It is not needed. I am advocating Great leadership and firm handling in unifying Hinduism. 

Today, somebody has introduced the system of Dalit Archakas. It is a most welcome Measure. It should have come 70 years back. Now, let there be vigorous training for deserving Archakas from all castes. But, once they are Archakas, they are common for all Hindus and let us not identify them as Dalit Archakas etc. Reform of Hinduism is so simple and so smooth. This reform has come in, without any problems.

There are many other things missing in today's India -  for victory of Dharma over Adharma. 

Where are those fearless Kshatriya warriors of the Mahabharat days who will fight for Dharma today?

Today, we have Brahmins, Vaisyas and Sudras but where are Kshatriyas? They are almost totally absent in Hinduism today and Hinduism is paying a very heavy price because of their absence. 40% of population must be kshatriyas who will guard the others and guard Dharma.  Today, people who identify themselves as Kshatriyas are just about 1%. that is the greatest problem of today for Hinduism in India.

Today, the greatest need for Hinduism is to resurrect the Kshatriya clan. Every Hindu family must contribute one child to the Kshatriya clan, whatever may be their caste right now, and make that child a great, fearless warrior, ready to defend India, ready to defend Hinduism and ready to defend Dharma.

Let there be no sub-castes, sub-groups etc among Kshatriyas, which must exist as a single caste, drawn from all other castes, to protect Dharma.

If Dalits can be anointed as priests after due training, and this is a most welcome measure, why not create a Kshatriya clan, which must be about 40% of population, which is proud of our ancient Dharma and is ready to protect India and the great civilization that existed in this land.

Kshatriya does not mean - that he does not participate in other activities. No caste is barred from participating in any other activities - including Business, trade, Entrepreneurship etc. But, they must  specialize in their anointed Duty. 

An Archaka can also learn fighting arts but his basis skill must be that of an Archaka. Somnath Temple fell to the Invaders because, the Archakas were not fighters and there were also no Kshatriyas to guard the Temple.

Will YOU identify yourself with the Greatest Kshatriyas like Rama, Krishna, Arjuna, Bhishma and so on, now and try to emulate their fearless greatness? Do not create any sub castes etc within Kshatriyas. Let it be a great unified clan created out of Dare devils drawn from all other castes.

It can be introduced as 'optional' today. It is up to each Individual to identify himself as Kshatriya and declare himself so. Let this initiative be encouraged. Let us give all out support. Let it be given legal recognition. Let us not place any hurdles for any deserving person. But, let no coward be recognized as Kshatriya.

India really needs Great Kshatriyas today. Let the Government support this measure in greater measure just like it is coming forward to create Dalit Archakas. Let Hinduism be revitalized and united by such measures.

Krishna said - caste is based on Guna and Karma - and he did not mention birth  as a major criterion. He himself was born as Kshatriya but grew as a Yadava, and befriended Kubja, Vidura, Sanjaya, Kuchela and so on. He has shown the way.  Let us take the cues from him for solving our today's major problems and renovating Hinduism.

Jai Bharat ! Jai Hind !

Sunday, July 2, 2017

YOGA - MY RECENT EXPLANATORY (FACE BOOK) POSTS ON YOGA -

MY RECENT FACE BOOK POSTS ON YOGA

These are my Face Book Posts explaining Yoga to readers in a simple way. You will find them very interesting. The series will continue in future.


FB POST DATED 21.06.17

Today is International Yoga Day. More than 180 countries are participating in Yoga today and celebrating the event.
Prime minister Narendra Modi is leading the event in Lucknow with Yogi Adityanath, and his cabinet ministers following him.

Yoga is a science that UNITES.
Yoga unites your thought , word and deed.
Yoga unites your body , mind and soul.
Yoga unites the individual within you with the whole universe.

Yoga leads to the Highest Bliss attainable by us.
Yoga leads to the greatest peace attainable by us.
Yoga leads to the best of health attainable by us.

Whatever you are doing throughout the day, you can still be doing Yoga.
Yoga is in fact a 24 x 7 lifelong event.

The just born child is naturally into Yoga, in fact, into the best of Yoga.
Is your breath as effortless and blissful today, as it was when you were born?
Do you still move your hands and legs as effortlessly and joyfully as you did when you were born?
Can you remain as peacefully today as when you were born?
Actually, this is the primary goal of Yoga.

But, Yoga aims to take you to much greater heights too.
There are absolutely no limits to human achievement through Yoga.

Come
Join
Experience
Enjoy

I wish you a great International Yoga day. 


FB POST DATED 21.06.17

Bhagavad-Gita is also called Yoga Sastra or the science of Yoga.
Lord Krishna says, I taught this science initially to the Sun God, and eventually it went to various Rajarshis of the Suryavamsa.

Essentially, Gita propounds 4 types if Yoga.

1. Jnana Yoga - for the highly evolved, intelligent and wise persons. They can grasp the ultimate truth by analyzing themselves and the universe and stay in that truth.

2. Karma Yoga - for selfless, service oriented and body oriented persons. They serve humanity without selfishness and experience greatest happiness in such service.

3. Dhyana Yoga - for those who can explore the inward path into their minds and reach to their innermost self. The can sit in active inaction and great awareness within themselves and exercise great control on their minds. and

4. Bhakti Yoga - for those who can readily surrender themselves to the almighty, or a Guru, or a master or just their spouse. They need a physical being whom they love or a mental image supported by an idol or other form as support for their devotion.

Each of these Yogas is suitable for a particular type of persons. Some can adopt more than one or all four.

Image or idol worship is essential only for Bhakti yoga if a live human being is not the object of devotion. Jnana yoga and Dhyana yoga essentially follow the nirakara or image less methods.

Karma yogis may believe or may not even believe in an almighty God. They see themselves in every human being and every human being in themselves. Infinite compassion is their nature.

Gita tells us about so many other extraordinary sciences, apart from these 4 Yogas. If Gita alone is fully explored and understood , we can live a hugely successful life.


 FB POST DATED 25.06.17


In one of my previous posts , I wrote about Yoga Sastra, the Bhagavadgeeta, propounded by Lord Krishna 5000 years ago.
Krishna said, this is nothing new, it was always there, I myself first taught this to Sun God and from him, it went to all Rajarshis of Suryavamsa .
After he taught Arjuna, now, we are all reading it as Bhagavadgeeta.

It is a science and art both, which tells us how best to live, and how best to maximize our health and Happiness.

But, in current days, Patanjali Maharshi, the propounder of Yoga sutras is widely accepted as the father of Yoga.

Patanjali made Dhyanayoga into an exact science in his yoga sutras. Therefore,It limits itself to Dhyanayoga and does not concern itself with other Branches of Yoga.

Patanjali designed Dhyanayoga as Ashtanga Yoga. Or, Yoga with 8 limbs or parts. These 8 parts are 1. Yama 2. Niyama 3. Aasana 4. Pranayama 5. Pratyahara 6. Dharana 7.Dhyana and 8. Samadhi.

We generally hear of Aasana, Pranayama and Dhyana and not of the other 5 parts, which are equally important. Some yoga institutes and Ashrams do teach other parts but many so called yoga teachers do not even seem to be aware of them. Yet, the 3 parts taught, if well taught, is also good for the learners.

Patanjali's Ashtanga yoga starts with the first 2 principles of Non violence and Truth as part of Yama. Without them, there is no Ashtanga Yoga.

But, contrast it with Lord Krishna's Yoga Sastra. It has Karma yoga also apart from Dhyanayoga etc.

You must wage Dharma yuddha or righteous war to protect the Dharma and root out Adharma, says Lord Krishna. Protect the righteous people from the unrighteous, says Lord Krishna. Don't confuse this with Jihad etc. It is entirely different.

In contrast, Patanjali prescribes ascetic , almost secluded life for Ashtanga Yoga.
Krishna's prescription is suitable for 100% of the people. Patanjali's methods are suitable for 1% of the people. Patanjali's methods go all the way up to kaivalya and is a direct method.

Krishna prescribes a life style which has all elements in it, much like his own life. He doesn't bar you from any joy of life but prescribes a non destructive method to achieve all joys of life.

Every individual needs to read both books to know what exactly is suitable for him.

Geeta gives answers to many intriguing questions of life. It is both an art and a science.

Yoga sutras is a science, pure and simple. There is less space for art in Ashtanga yoga.

You can and you must, of course combine both of them, to your best advantage.
Arjuna did Dhyana or Meditation, addressing Lord Siva, fought with him, pleased him and secured paasupatastra, a most Destructive weapon. Meditation can achieve such earthly purposes also and Patanjali also dealt with them and gave the exact methods of meditation to achieve any such earthly goal.

India needs to explore these two great treasures very seriously, the Geeta and the Yoga sutras, before someone else outside India masters them and ...
(Patents them!!!!)


FB POST DATED 01.07.17

Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali :

Patanjali devised his Ashtanga Yoga as an Eight fold path. It has Eight distinct limbs or parts in it.
These are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.

The first limb or part is "YAMA" and it consists of 5 sub parts.
These sub parts are

1. Ahimsa or Non violence
2. Sathya or Truth
3. Astheya or Non stealing
4.Brahmacharya or treading the path of Brahman ( desire free life)
5. Aparigraha : Non taking by coercion of anything from others

Once, you enter the path of yoga and start implementing these principles, your life will become simpler and simpler. You will start really enjoying your life. You will need some tactfulness. That is all.

Remember, you brought nothing with you into your life and you can take nothing with you when you leave your life.

These are principles of mutual Trust and non exploitation of each other.

Non violence is to be practiced in thought, word and deed. Truth and Non stealing are likewise. So are Brahmacharyam or desire-freeness and non-coercion.

Brahmacharyam is sometimes interpreted as Abstinence from Sex. This is not correct. Many yogis are married and have children. Vasishta, who revealed Yoga vasishtam to Lord Rama remained with his wife, Arundhati, and had 100 children. Lord Krishna propounded Bhagavad-Gita, which is considered as the science of yoga and he had 8 wives and many children.

Yoga therefore permits Dharmic Sex, within the marital bounds. Ancient Indian Yogis made Dharmic Sex also into a Great Science in which they exercised absolute control on their Desires.That said, solitude was preferred by yogis for certain long duration yogic practices.

Until we study and understand the lives of such great Yogis, we may not understand the purport of some of these terms in their correct sense.
Lord Krishna is called Yogeswara (with so many wives). Lord Siva is called Yogeeswara, and he too is happily married and both are in constant Yoga practice. So is Brahma the creator. He too is always in Yoga and he too is married.

The purpose of this explanation is to emphasize that marriage is not a bar to Yoga. It can be a great facilitating factor.

Yama is the first step and is intended to clean your life and wean you away from wrongful conduct. Only a clean mind can be controlled by you and will have absolute clarity about life.

That said, it does not mean that without 100 percent success in Yama, you cannot move on to next higher steps. You can. Simultaneous practice of Yama, Niyama, Asana, pranayama etc are both possible and desirable.
What matters is - start with some sincerity and regularity. You will achieve success.

My Dear Readers,

Periodically, this series will continue on face Book and in this Blog too. You will find many practical tips, clear explanations and most useful exercises too as the series proceeds.

Read and Enjoy.

yours sincerely,

(V.VIJAYAMOHAN)


Friday, April 28, 2017

GEMS FROM BHAGAVAD GITA - Kshudram hridaya dourbalyam thyakthvotthishta - Throw out the weakness of your Heart


GEMS FROM 

BHAGAVAD GITA


Bhagavad Gita was proclaimed by Lord Krishna on the turf of Kurukshetra, the Battle field of Mahabharata War. 

While the Main purpose of Lord Krishna was to advice Arjuna and bring him out of his moroseness and aversion to fight the war, Lord Krishna made this an occasion to teach Arjuna the complete science of Yoga. 

Bhagavad Gita is also well known and well-acknowledged as (i)  Upanishad (or summary of Vedas), (ii) knowledge of the supreme (or Brahma vidya) and (iii) Yoga Sastra(or science of Yoga). 

As Upanishad, it teaches us the very essence of the Vedas. It teaches us the knowledge of the supreme (or, Brahman), which is the essence of the Vedas. It also teaches us the complete Yoga Sastra, which is the route to understand Brahman. 

Every Chapter of Bhagavad Gita, or Gita in short, is called a “Yoga”. Yoga means unification. There are 18 chapters (or 18 yogas) in Gita. 

The phrase “Complete Yoga Sastra” means and implies – the complete Art and Science of Human Living. Bhagavad Gita contains answers to almost all of our questions on how we must live, and how we must not.

Our education, knowledge and wisdom are most certainly not complete, until we have understood the Art and Science of Living in the Gita.

I will endeavour to place before you the CHOICEST SLOKAS, or, the Gems from the Gita, with their meaning and significance. Enjoy the same. Explore the same. Employ the same in your life. And, Give me your suggestions and criticisms.

We will look at the slokas specifically spoken by Lord Krishna and not the other slokas. In them also, we will choose the very Best and avoid repetitions containing same meaning or purport. 

The first chapter of Gita is Arjuna Vishada Yoga, or, the sorrow of Arjuna. Arjuna always thought that the war was with the 100 kauravas, the evil sons of Dhritarashtra. He was well prepared and determined to kill them all. But now, when he is on the war field in his chariot driven by Lord Krishna, he finds that, he is  facing, first and foremost, his most beloved grandsire, Bhishma and his most respected Guru, Drona. He never expected this, when he was preparing for the war. 

He did not want to fight these two great loved and honoured elders, whom he respects and loves so much, come what may. He was not interested in getting a kingdom soiled by their blood. For that reason, he was now willing to let go the Kauravas also, who were under their protection. 

Krishna listened to this ranting of Arjuna for all of the first chapter of Arjuna Vishada Yoga, containing 47 slokas, without speaking a word. 

Now Arjuna stopped his speech, put his arrows and his great Bow, the Gandeeva down, sat down morosely and said, Krishna, I will not fight. 

Krishna, even now, was not willing to advice. But, he started chiding Arjuna for his sorrow.

Let us see what he says :

Kuthasthvaa kasmalamidham vishame samupasthitam |
Anaaryajushtamasvargam akeertikaramarjuna          || (2.2)

Lord Krishna said :

From where has this moroseness and dejection come to you O Arjuna, it is disgraceful. It bars you from Heaven, from fame, and is never liked by great people.

Klaibyam maa sma gamah Paartha naithatva yyupapadyathe |
Kshudram hridaya dourbalyam thyakthvotthishta Paranthapa || (2.3)

O Partha, Give up this impotence. It does not befit you. This faint heartedness is most disgraceful. Abandon it  and Get up immediately, O, scorcher of Foes.

I have given the slokas and their meanings. 

The most important words of Lord Krishna here, which we must focus on are – “Kshudram hridaya dourbalyam thyakthvotthishta.” 

“Faintheartedness” or "weanesses of the heart" - is disgraceful. 

Abandon it and Get Up, says Lord Krishna, to Arjuna, and to all of us. 

Hridaya Dourbalyam is a very significant word. Your heart is filled with all sorts of weaknesses. These weaknesses are extraordinarily disabling for you. 

Because of them, You are now unable and unwilling. You don’t want to do what you must do. You want to turn away from your Life's call, your most sacred duty and trot out excuses for it. This mindset is dangerous for you and for anybody else.. It is not fit for people who want to succeed in life. You must come out of it. 

This is the first Great Teaching in the Gita. Do not be faint Hearted. Do not give in to forces like timidity, diffidence, laziness, and such other backward-pulling forces. Throw out these feelings from your heart. 

Krishna addresses Arjuna as, "O scorcher of thy enemies". Arjuna was always known as the most Courageous warrior on earth. He was not afraid of fighting any human being, any Gandharvas, any Devas, even the king of Devas namely Indra, and even the Great Siva himself. This was his past record.

But, when hridaya Dourbalyam or weaknesses of the mind(or heart) has entered into him, even the Great Arjuna wants to get away from his most loved and desired call of life. Lord Krishna is warning Arjuna against Arjuna these weaknesses.

What causes Hridaya Dourbalyam? 

Kama(excessive/undue desire), Krodha(anger), lobha(greed), moha(delusion), madha (unreasonable pride), maatsarya(disliking others for their being better than you) and finally, Bhaya (fear). These are the seven dreaded Enemies of every human being. 

We will definitely examine them in detail elsewhere. 

But, for now, You must clearly understand this first and foremost teaching of Gita. It is Lord Krishna's first advice to Arjuna, and by inference, his first advice to you, me and all of us.

What is that?

Khsudram Hradya Dourbalyam. Thyakthvottishta !

Give up all weaknessness of your Heart. Throw them out. Get up and Get ready (to achieve your great goals)!

Yours sincerely,

(V.Vijayamohan)

Author of :

“Comprehensive Treatise on Patanjali Yogasutras”




Friday, January 6, 2017

MEDITATION-6 - POORNAM ADAH - COMPREHENSIVE TREATISE ON PATANJALI YOGASUTRAS


MEDITATION-6


In the series of Meditations as supplement to my Book “COMPREHENSIVE TREATISE ON PATANJALI YOGASUTRAS”, so far I have covered the following 5 Meditations. You can click on the links below and go to those Meditations.














Meditation-1 is on “ACCEPT YOUR PHYSICAL BODY”
Meditation-2 is on “ACCEPT YOUR PEOPLE WHOLEHEARTEDLY”
Meditation-3 is on the concept of “Sarve Bhavanthu Sukhinah
Meditation-4 is for a Hale and Healthy Body
Meditation-5 is on the concept of “YOU EXIST, YOU ONLY EXIST, NOTHING ELSE DOES”.

Now, we will have a Meditation on a Great Mantra from Isa Upanishad (or Isaavaasyopanishad) :

Om Poornam-Adah Poornam-Idam ; Poornaat-Purnnam-Udachyate  |

Poornasya Poornam-Aadaaya Poornam-Eva-Avasishyate ||

Om Saantih Saantih Saantih ||

Meaning:

1: Om, That (Outer World) is complete in itself ; This (Inner World) is also complete in itself ; From one completeness comes another completeness  ,
2: If one completeness is drawn away from the other, still what remains is complete in itself .
3: Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

Now, you have the Mantra which you can chant 3 times. 

Understand that one completeness referred to here is the infinite consciousness pervading all over the universe around you and within you.

The second completeness is the consciousness that is within the physical YOU and is in fact the real YOU.

It is from the first completeness that the second completeness has arisen. That is, it is from the Universal consciousness that the Individual consciousness has arisen.

After the rise of the Individual consciousness, that is YOU, the universal consciousness still remains complete in itself and so is the Individual consciousness, which is also complete in itself.

You are both Individual consciousness which is complete in itself, and part of the Universal consciousness, which is also complete in itself.

Now, if 15 billion people exist in the world, can there be 15 billion Individual consciousnesses apart from one Universal consciousness?

Do not apply the same logic here, which you apply to the MATERIAL WORLD.

Consciousness is the only NON MATERIAL, INFINITE,UNCHANGING Existence. And YOU are that. And, you are part of that. 

Because it is partless, you are actually THAT.

YOU, if you realize, extend all over the UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS, which pervades the entire Universe, or, the entire Material World.

You also extend over all other Individual consciousnesses in the Universe and so do all the other Individual consciousnesses which extend over YOU.

Can you visualize this in your mental eye? Can you imagine this? This is the stark Universal Truth.

Meditate on this Universal truth.

1.  There is the Universe which consists of the Material world, and it includes all physical beings also, including you as a physical being. All the Material YOU belongs to this Material Universe, it comes out of it and goes back to it. This ever changing cycle is a constant, in the Material world
2.  There is the Universal consciousness which pervades the  entire Universe, or, the entire Material world. It is NON MATERIAL and never changing. It infuses consciousness into every physical being in the material universe.
3.  There is YOU, who is the INDIVIDUAL CONSCIOUSNESS. YOU come from the Universal Consciousness, you are an integral part of it, and you never go out of it.
4.  As Universal consciousness is really indivisible and partless, YOU actually extend all over the Universal consciousness.
5.  But, right now, your consciousness is limited to your Physical body and mind.
6.  You must realize this and make efforts to experience yourself all over the universe in the material world and all over the universal consciousness.
7.  This is your Meditation.

All these meditations are intended to drive you towards the truth. Sometimes, it is towards the relative truth in the Material world. Sometimes, it is towards the ABSOLUTE TRUTH in the non material universal consciousness. Both are required as live in both. 

As physical body and mind, we exist in the material world.  This YOU is  subject to Maya, or Prakriti or the three Gunas comprising the world (all of them refer to the same phenomenon). This you is subject to various problems, pleasures and changes. You have to face them successfully in the material world.

Then, there is the real YOU, which is the Individual consciousness, which is Changeless, Endless and is part of the Universal consciousness. This is your absolute truth. 

This realization is the final goal. The experiments to experience this absolute truth must also continue daily. These meditations give immense clarity on life.

I am giving the concepts and details and it if for you to sit in meditation on them.

The meditational procedure is the same as given in earlier Meditations.

I Wish you all success in your Meditations. I welcome all suggestions and queries.

Thank You,

=Yours

v.vijayamohan

Author of :
Comprehensive Treatise on
Patanjali Yogasutras