Thursday, 28 January 2016

JEEVA PARAMATHMA IKYA YOGA


JEEVA PARAMATHMA IKYA PRAKARANA OF JNANA SINDHU
('INDIVIDUAL SOUL UNDER MAYA & FORMLESS GOD 
  BEYOND MAYA ARE ONE'- CHAPTER OF JNANA SINDHU)

WHAT IS JEEVA ?

THE INDIVIDUAL SOUL WHICH HAS IDENTIFIED
WITH BODY IS JEEVA DUE TO MAYA(ILLUSION) & 
AVIDYA.(IGNORANCE)

WHAT IS PARAMATHMA(GREAT DIVINE SOUL) ?

FORMLESS BRAHMAN(GOD) WHO IS INFINITE, PURE,
WITHOUT CHARACTERISTICS, BEYOND COMPARISON,
BEYOND MAYA, SAT(WITHOUT BEGINNING OR END)
-CHIT(CONSCIOUSNESS) - ANANDA(BLISS),  ETC.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 
JEEVA  &  PARAMATHMA ?

IN ESSENTIAL NATURE, JEEVA IS SAME AS 
PARAMATHMA, EXCEPT THAT JEEVA IS UNDER THE
CONTROL OF MAYA WITH ILLUSORY BODY, WHILE 
PARAMATHMA(SAME AS BRAHMAN, ATHMA) IS 
FORMLESS BEYOND MAYA. 

NOTE: ISHWARA, GOD WITH FORM AS IN TEMPLES, 
             CONTROLS MAYA

WHAT IS IKYA ?

WHEN TWO ENTITIES 'MERGE' OR IDENTIFY AFTER
CLARITY AS 'ONE & SAME'


WE WANT TO REPEAT HERE FIFTH SLOKA OF 
MAYA PANCHAKAM OF ADI SHANKARACHARYA
WHICH IS AS FOLLOWS --

5. Alas! Maya, which is adept at making the impossible 
happen, creates in Brahman which is homogeneous, 
without any parts, distinctions such as Brahma, Vishnu 
and Siva and thereby perplexes even the learned by 
making them look upon Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva as 
different from one another. 

SECOND & THIRD SLOKAS OF ATHMA PANCHAKAM 
OF SHANKARACHARYA --

Due to ignorance I think that a rope is a snake, 
For due to absence of Jnana. 
I ascribe life in to lifeless thing. 
And when the realized one points it out, 
I wake up from this illusion, 
And understand that it is a rope and not a snake. 
Similarly I am not the jeeva but Shiva, 
Which I only understand by the teaching of the great teacher
.

Due to the veil of ignorance,
I see this world in the eternal life,
Which has the form of truth and joy,
Similar to the dream which I see due to veil of sleep,
For I am the pure complete, perennial and single Shiva.

EVEN THOUGH MANY NAMES ARE USED WITH 
RESPECT TO GOD SUCH AS 'PARAMATHMA'
'PARA-BRAHMAN', 'BRAHMAN',  'ATHMA'  ALL
THESE NAMES REFER TO ONE  FORMLESS GOD
WHICH IS BEYOND MAYA.  EXPERIENCING 
FORMLESS GOD IS VERY DIFFICULT & GENERALLY
SUCH A PERSON HAS MADE SADHANA OVER
MANY BIRTHS, RESULT OF WHICH WILL BE
CULMINATED WHEN RIPE IN A SUBSEQUENT BIRTH !
PRANAVA  SOUND  ॐ - OM KARA IS ASSOCIATED
WITH FORMLESS GOD(AS WELL AS GOD WITH FORM)
CHARACTERISTICS OF FORMLESS GOD IS INFINITE
& NOBODY CAN KNOW ALL OF THEM FOR CERTAIN
TILL THEY ARE IN HUMAN BODY MADE OUT OF
PANCHA BHUTHAS(FIVE BASIC ELEMENTS).

NAME 'ISHWARA' OR 'ESHWARA' IS USED TO THE
SAME ONE GOD, HOWEVER WITH DIFFERING
CHARACTERISTICS  SUCH AS "WITH FORM", WHICH
CONTROLS MAYA,  DEPENDING ON FORM GIVEN TO
GOD MOSTLY BASED ON PURANA STORIES, OR 
STHALA(PLACE) PURANAS, ALSO FORMS WITH 
MALE FORMS, CHARACTERISTICS, FEMALE FORMS,
CHARACTERISTICS, OR BOTH LIKE 
ARDHANARISHWARA, OR MIXTURE OF TRINITY LIKE
'HARI-HARA' ETC.  CHARACTERISTICS  OF 
GOD LOOKS RESTRICTED APPLICABLE TO THAT 
FORM. MIND FINDS IT EASIER TO CONCENTRATE ON
GOD WITH FORM. 

TO MAKE THIS MORE CLEAR --

 *INDIVIDUAL SOUL, WORLD & GOD
 Individual soul, the world & God appear to be different 

from one another only because of the limiting adjuncts. 
Intrinsically, there is neither difference nor identity among 
them, for all the three are in essence Pure Consciousness, 
homogeneous like a lump of salt. When the unconditioned 
Self has, as the limiting adjuncts, the body and organs 
which are characterized it by ignorance, desire and 
action is called the transmigrating 
INDIVIDUAL SOUL(JEEVA)When the limiting adjunct 
is the power of eternal and unlimited knowledge, which 
is Maya, the same Self(Athma) is known as 
ISHWARA(conditioned by MAYA)or MAYAVI, who is the 
antaryaamin or Inner Controller of the whole 
WORLD(MAYIKAM). The same Self(Athma), free from all 
limiting adjuncts, is 
FORMLESS GOD(BRAHMAN, PARAMATHMA).


JEEVA PARAMATHMA IKYA PRAKARANA OF 

JNANA SINDHU --

('INDIVIDUAL SOUL UNDER MAYA & 

FORMLESS GOD BEYOND MAYA ARE ONE'- 

CHAPTER OF JNANA SINDHU)


  Parameshwara teaching Shanmuga

Parameshwara told Shanmuka--

Shanmukha ! I shall explain to you what is written in Vedas
which is the essence of Shruthi, understand this well. 
Knowing you yourself is Athma, thinking all things seen are 
Athma only, Jeeva-Athma-Ikya knowledge naturally dawns 
in you.The difference imagined in Athma is due to limitation
(upadhikrtha) in Jnana resulting in wrong thinking. In nija
(real) Samadhi, Jnana dwans resulting Athma Tattva-Ikya
ie, only ONE ATHMA -- which we call JEEVA depending on
ignorance(upadhi) of that individual mind & PARAMATHMA 
ie.Brahman-FORMLESS GOD. Difference seen in Athma is 
only illusory(kalpanika), when you contemplate on 
Athma(which is real ie.Truth)-Anathma(lifeless illusory 
things which are False), results in Paramananda(Bliss). 
When you are enlightened, you understand that only 
ONE ATHMA, due to ignorance is seen as TWO
(Jeeva, PARAMATHMA) due to Mayapasha ie. tied down 
by illusion !

A person walking in dim light, seeing a rope piece thinks it 
as cobra gets scared, shivers & on going near, scrutiny he 
finds that it is not cobra but a piece of rope, same way, in 
mind there is illusion of Jeeva even though it is pure 
Athma only. 

Pot maker makes pots, lids, flat tawas out of same mud &
calls them by different names, same way in Athma, Jeeva
(illusory due to Maya) exists. 

A person walking on the sea shore seeing a shining oyster 
shell thinks it as silver, when he goes near & observes it is 
mother of pearl. same way. in Athma, Jeeva(illusory due to 
Maya) exists. 

Many types of jewelry are called by different names as 
bracelet, chain, crown etc. however all are made out of gold
only, same way in Athma, Jeeva(illusory due to Maya) exists. 

Two relatives who are fighting each other, on hearing 
opponent has died thinks he is polluted(suthaka), afterwards
when he comes to know that news of death is false, thinks
he is pure(not polluted) same way in pure Athma, due to 
wrong notion Jeeva Exists. 

Wood carver carves in wood different animals & calls them 
as elephant, horse etc., in reality all of them are made out 
of wood only, same way in Athma, Jeeva(illusory due to 
Maya) exists. 

Iron smith makes needle, knife, Scissors etc., actually all of 
them are made out of one & same material 'iron' same way
in Athma, Jeeva(illusory due to Maya) exists.

In sea you see waves, foam, bubbles, when you analyze,
they are all water only, same way in Athma,  Jeeva(illusory 
due to Maya) exists.

When you go in a boat, trees on shore looks as if they are 
moving along with you, even though they are stationary
same way in Athma, Jeeva(illusory due to Maya) exists.

A person suffering from Jaundice, sees all things as yellow,
in colour, same way in Athma, Jeeva(illusory due to Maya) 
exists.

When you get giddiness, it looks as if world is rotating, when 
you rotate a burning cinder it looks like a ring of fire, a huge 
mountain from a distance looks small, small letters look BIG
when you see through a magnifying lens, in sun shine you 
see mirage as if water is there, just like you mistake 
direction in a new place, when clouds are moving we think
moon is moving, seeing your reflection in mirror imagining 
it as somebody else's, same way in Athma, Jeeva(illusory 
due to Maya) exists.

My Child !, believe that all things seen are false, these are 
all visible due to wild imagination like dream(bhrame). From 
wheat we can make many types of sweets, dishes, from
Brahman all these things are born. 'Sarvam Brahma Mayam',
everything is Brahman only. Just like when a bamboo forest
catches fire, we hear sound "chat,chat", see fire, smoke,
spark, etc. one looking as if different from other, stone,soil,
mud,insects,plants,animals,sun,moon,planets,stars are all
Athma only. 

Milk changes into curd, butter, Ghee,Cheese etc., know 
that Brahman is all names, forms. In Maths from digit '1' 
how crores of numbers are generated, same way Brahman 
has become all things seen ! How from one lamp, many 
lamps can be lighted, from one Brahman many universes 
are created. 
From    (OM) one letter, many letters are born, 
from sugar cane - Jaggery(brown sugar), sugar,caramel etc.
 are born, 
from one seed, many seeds of the same variety are produced, 
from cloud, lightening,thunder,water droplets are produced,
from one thread, many types of cloths like saree, dhothra
(white cloth worn by men), bath towel, bed sheet etc. are 
made,
in the same tree, roots, stem, branches, leaves, flowers,
fruits(produced by one  seed) are seen one different from
other,
from one original Divine Power - Brahman or Paramathma
Devathas(Sura), Humans, microbes(krimi), insects(keeta),
birds(Khaga), mountains, oceans, plants, creepers etc.
various worldly forms are seen which are enchanting to the
eyes.

Many pots filled with water reflect, ONE Moon as many in
those pots, same way, Athma has pervaded all things seen
in this world.

ONE Lamp gets reflected in many mirrors kept on the wall,
same way Athma has pervaded all bodies.

A lamp kept on a open wall lights up both sides of wall,
same way Athma lights up inside & outside Universe.

My Child ! this way Athma due to limitation of Maya, is seen
in many different ways, calling oneself as Jeeva is due to
limitation of imagination(upadhi kalpitha), please note.

In reality you yourself is  Paramathma, do not be under 
doubt or worry as to where is that Great Divine Thing.
Athma is all pervading, there is nothing in which Athma
as not there. When you contemplate on Athma(which 
is real ie.Truth)-Anathma(lifeless illusory things which 
are False), you gain knowledge that all things seen are
illusory & you are that Great Divine Thing called as
PARAMATHMA.

A King's son grown up by breast feeding of servant lady,
when he grows up says," I am not son of a servant lady,
I am King's son", he is eliminating the earlier feeling( that
servant lady as mother) & calls himself as King, same way
due to limitation of Maya(Mayopadhi), even if Athma thinks 
as Jeeva, by the kindness of Sad-Guru, one comes to 
know the Truth about himself(as PARAMATHMA)

A tiger cub drinking dog's breast milk, will not become a 
dog, same way confused by ignorance, when one says he 
is Jeeva, Sad-Guru makes his doubt go away & tells
him the Truth(ie.he is PARAMATHMA only). 

Bhramara Keeta(insect), how it makes other keeta under it
to change as Bhramara Keeta,same way, meditation on
Para-Brahman makes who meditates as Para-Brahman.
This way in olden days,sages after getting Pure-Auspicious
knowledge, came to know they are Para-Brahman, broke 
loose attachment to samsara(family), traveled in Bliss State.
They are--
Narada, Vashishta, Athri, Sanaka, Sanandana, Romasha,
Durvasa, Thrnabindu, Markandeya,Agasthya,Kardama, 
Kapila, Nandikeshwara, Yajnavalkya, Sindhusama, Marichi,
Sindhura, Dattatreya, Vamadeva, Samvartha, Dadhichi, 
Kashyapa, Jamadagni, Vishwamitra, Saubhari, Gauthama, 
Kanva, Parashara, Brahaspathi, Shukrapaulasthya etc.

All the above had firm conviction that they are Brahman
& became Para-Brahman. Nobody has deteriorated,
or lost upliftment spiritually by thinking "I am Para-Brahman".
Therefore you think you are Para-Brahman & become
Para-Brahman. Myself, Vishnu, Brahma etc.attained Bliss
State by thinking that Great Divine Thing.

Shanmukha(Six faced) ! escape clutches of Maya, getting 
rid of limitations(upadhi), contemplating on Athma
(which is real ie.Truth)-Anathma(lifeless illusory things 
which are False), think Jeeva as PARAMATHMA.

This should not be told to those who hanker after worldly
lustful pleasures.

On hearing this Sad-Upadesha(Good Knowledge) from 
Shankara, tears of happiness rolled down the eyes of 
Shanmukha & he experienced Bliss State. 




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Sunday, 10 January 2016

4 BODIES EACH OF JEEVA & SHIVA

JEEVA SHIVA CHATHUSHTAYA PRAKARANA OF 

JNANA SINDHU


BRAHMAN IS FORMLESS.
SHIVA WHEN HE ASSUMES FORM HAS FOUR BODIES
WHICH ARE DIFFERENT THAN THAT OF JEEVA, WHICH
ALSO HAS FOUR BODIES.

WE ALL KNOW  THAT CONCENTRATING ON GOD WITH
FORM IS FAR EASIER DURING MEDITATION THAN
FORMLESS GOD. 

EVEN IN RAMAKRISHNA PARAMAHAMSA'S CASE WHO
HAD KALI DEVI'S FORM IMPRINTED IN HIS MIND, GOD
SENT THOTHAPURI TO GUIDE HIM TO ACHIEVE
FORMLESS STATE OF BRAHMAN !

THOSE OF US WHO HAVE BACKGROUND OF SADHANA
IN EARLIER BIRTHS, WHICH WE ARE NOT AWARE IN
THIS BIRTH, EACH INDIVIDUAL NATURALLY LIKES TO
CONCENTRATE ON HIS ISHTA DEVATHA(FAVORITE GOD) 
WHICH VARIES BETWEEN PARENTS, BROTHRS & 
SISTERS.WHEN WE ASK, THEY SAY SHIVA, VISHNU, 
GANESHA, DURGA(MANY OTHER FORMS OF DEVI),
SHIRDI SAI BABA, RAGHVENDRA SWAMY OF 
MANTHRALAYA, GURU OF THE INDIVIDUAL ETC. IN THE 
MAYA WORLD EVERYONE RUNS BEHIND MONEY, 
HENCE HIGHEST DEMAND OF GOD'S FORM IS THAT 
OF 'MAHALAKSHMI'.

THERE ARE VERY FEW INDIVIDUALS WHO DO NOT HAVE
ANY FORM STICKING IN THEIR MIND BY BIRTH LIKE MY
FATHER(I HAD ASKED HIM BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY
EVEN THOUGH HE WAS TELLING RARELY 
"NARAYANA,NARAYANA" IN THE MOUTH) & MY SELF 
EVEN THOUGH I CALLOUT " AMMA THAYI"(BOTH WORDS 
MEANING MOTHER) ESPECIALLY DURING TRANCE, ALL 
OTHER TIMES "OM-KAR" IS GOING ON WHICH IS DIVINE
SOUND --PRANAVA & FORMLESS.

THERE ARE DIFFERENT VIEWS OF GURUS ON TELLING
OTHERS(SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING THERE ARE NO 
OTHERS, ONLY BRAHMAN IS PRESENT IN EVERYTHING
SO TELLING ABOUT GOD"S APPEARANCE TO GOD IS 
NOT REQUIRED) ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE OF GOD"S 
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE. SRI RANGA MAHAGURU HAS 
TOLD WHAT IS BETWEEN YOU & GOD SHOULD NOT BE 
TOLD TO OTHERS, JUST AS WE ARE NOT TELLING HOW 
MUCH MONEY WE HAVE KEPT IN SAFE LOCKER, 
BEFORE OTHERS. ANOTHER HAS TOLD, IF YOU TELL 
OTHERS CHANCES OF GOD APPEARING AGAIN IN 
FRONT OF YOU WILL STOP. 

MY GURU DEVA ALSO TOLD ME NOT TO ASK ANY 
QUESTION ON THIS SUBJECT, IF I WANT TO MAKE 
SPIRITUAL PROGRESS. WE WOULD LIKE TO MENTION 
HERE THAT GOD / GODDESS DEFINITELY APPEARS 
IN FRONT OF US PHYSICALLY, IF WE ARE DESTINED 
TO SEE HIM / HER. RAMANA MAHARSHI HAS ALSO 
TOLD ABOUT GOD APPEARING PHYSICALLY & 
THEN VANISHING. HENCE TALKING ABOUT GOD'S 
PHYSICAL BODY IS NOT OUT OF CONTEXT.

CHIDANADA AVADUTHA AUTHOR OF JNANA SINDHU
HAS WRITTEN ABOUT PANCHA KOSHAS IN DETAIL, IN
JEEVA's BODY IN THE CHAPTER --

JEEVESHWARA IKYA PRAKARANA

HOWEVER WE HAVE NOT COVERED THIS IN THE 
POSTING 'JIVA ISHWARA IKYA YOGA' AS PANCHA
KOSHAS ARE NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE MAIN
SUBJECT. WE FIND THAT THIS POSTING IS MORE 
APPROPRIATE TO GIVE DETAILS OF PUNCHA 
KOSHAS, HENCE WE ARE GOING TO UPDATE THIS
POSTING WITH THE DETAILS OF PANCHA KOSHAS
AS EXPLAINED IN JEEVESHWARA IKYA PRAKARANA 
OF THE BOOK 'JNANA SINDHU'. 
RELEVANT KOSHA / KOSHAS ARE GIVEN UNDER THE
BODY WHICH IT IS MADE UP OFF SEPARATELY.

 There are Five Sheaths(Pancha Koshas) 
surrounding Athma. They are --
1) Annamaya Kosha (Food Sheath) is in 
Sthula Sharira (Physical Body)


2) Pranamaya Kosha (Air sheath)
3) Manomaya Kosha (Mind Sheath)
4) Vijnanamaya Kosha (Intellect Sheath)

Above Three Koshas(Sl nos. 2,3,4) are in
Sukshma Sharira (Subtle Body)

5) Anandamaya Kosha (Bliss Sheath) is in
Karana Sharira (Causal Body)


JEEVA SHIVA CHATHUSHTAYA PRAKARANA OF 

JNANA SINDHU  --


Parameshwara teaching Shanmuga

Shanmukha with folded hands prayed Shankara, Swami ! 
please explain Four bodies of JEEVA & Four bodies of 
ISHWARA, Hara replied as follows --

My Child !, this divine knowledge can be known only by those
good people destined to hear it & not by others. You are really
blessed indeed, hence I enumerate to you Four bodies of 
Jeeva & Ishwara. This cannot be heard by those who do not 
like to meet Gurus,Sages & those who cannot tolerate 
Tattva Jnana(knowledge of Divine Truth).

It is not an ordinary thing to know oneself, good deeds of many 
births are required to know that. When one comes to know
oneself, he becomes a Jeevanmuktha ie., liberated while living
& this knowledge you get by the kindness of Guru.

Jeeva has Four Bodies known as --
1) Sthula Sharira (Physical Body)
2) Sukshma Sharira (Subtle Body)
3) Karana Sharira (Causal Body)
4) Maha Krana Sharira(Great Causal Body)


Image result for picture of 3 shariras sthula sharira etc.


Ishwara has Four Bodies known as --

1) Virat Deha - Physical Body(Sthula Sharira) of Ishwara
2) Hiranya Garbha Deha - Subtle Body(Sukshma Sharira) 
    of Ishwara
3) Avyakrtha Deha - Causal Body(Karana Sharira) of Ishwara
4) Mula Prakrithi Deha - of Ishwara

Four Bodies Of Jeeva --

1) Sthula Sharira (Physical Body)

Sthula Sharira formed by Panchikarana(Refer Tattva Bodha
of Shankaracharya) of Pancha Bhuthas(Five basic elements) --
Akasha(sky), Air, Fire, Water, Earth. 
Having 25 Tattvas --

1) Vak( Speech)
2) Pada (Feet)
3) Pani (hands)
4) Vayu (Air)
5) Upastha(procreative organ)
6) Shabdha (Hearing Sound)
7) Sparsha (sense of touch)
8) Rupa (vision)
9) Rasa ( sense of taste)
10) Gandha (sense of smell)
11) Thvak (sense of touch through skin)
12) Chakshu(eyes for vision)
13) Shothra(ears for hearing)
14) Jihva(tongue for taste)
15) Ghrana( nose for smell)
16) Prana( breathing air & its flow called as Pancha Pranas
                  ie., Five pranas, other four are given in 
                  Sl. Nos.17,18, 19, 20, some saints have named 
                  even Ten Pranas)
17) Apana -- Ejection through anus, sex function, child birth etc.
18) Udana -- Exhalation while breathing,related to thought,
                     speech.
19) Vyana -- Circulation through body, pervades entire body.
20) Samana -- Equalizing, balancing, related to digestion 
21) Manas( questioning faculty of Mind)
22) Buddhi( Intellect--decision making faculty of Mind)
23) Chitta( memory of earlier experiences in this birth,
                 earlier births which Buddhi uses to take decisions)
24) Ahankara( Ego which is present all the time)

      (Sl. Nos. 21,22,23,24 are called as Anthakarana, these
       Four faculties put together we call as MIND. Refer posting
       "What is Mind ?" )

25) Jnana(knowledge)

This Physical Body has Waking State, location of eyes
(for Mind), Rajo Guna, Power of Action, Vishva (ie., name of
consciousness during waking State) is Devatha of Self Pride
(Abhimana Devathe), A-karamathrka(A-kara mathra of sound 
in AUM-OMkara), Yuktha Bhoga(skill full enjoyment), 
Vyavaharika Jeeva(Jeeva involved in worldly transactions, 
relative reality) -- these are the characteristics of Physical Body. 

(Note: As per Tattva Bodha of Bhagavatpada Shankaracharya 
  this body has Annamaya Kosha )

1.1) Annamaya Kosha (Food Sheath) as per 
JEEVESHWARA IKYA PRAKARANA of JNANA SINDHU

In this world, food, medicines that we eat or drink, produces in
women blood & in men it produces vital fluid for procreation
(Rathus). When man & woman mingle, the above two fluids
join together & produces in woman's womb fetus (Pinda). In
few days from feet to head all parts of body, nine openings get
generated, grows as human baby & in the ninth or tenth month
it is born on the surface of this earth. Soon after birth,the baby 
drinks breast milk of mother, afterwards it eats rice, drinks 
other fluids, as a result body grows & undergoes three stages
as childhood(balya), teenage(yauana), old age(vardhikya) &
again the body dies. Again it will be born in next birth. This is
called as ANNAMAYA KOSHA. 

This way body grown from rice, full of foul smell & having 
short life, ignorant people think 'they are the body' ! They
decorate this body in various  ways, they pray for long life,
health, richness improvement, imagine wrongly that body
should be pure & think this is the achievement(Purushartha)
of their life. These ignorant people by their attachment to 
body, have fallen into the well of desire of body fully
confused. Seeing these ignorant people, who think  their 
body itself is Soul, Jnanies will they not laugh? Athma which
is all pervading, is a witness to body all the time. On good
contemplation, knowledge that this body is only like dream &
Athma is self luminous will be self evident.

By rice(food), five elements, directions, mountains, rivers,
oceans, Celestial beings(Devas), human beings, animal 
beings(tiryak), demonic beings were born. Rice(cooked) is
life(prana), rice is jeeeva, rice is Brahman, all things are born 
out of rice, some people say, other than rice there is no other 
thing, If rice is Brahman, why eaten rice changes its form ? If 
you argue that we live only by eating, how Yogis live many 
years doing Thapas without eating food? Therefore rice is not
Brahman. You(Athma) being a witness is Brahman, on the 
other hand, if you say body is Brahman, it is not correct 
because body gets destroyed. If body is Brahman, in the
state of Brahmananda(trance), why you are not aware of
body, where it has gone ? Therefore body is not Brahman,
you who is the witness to body is Brahman.

2) Sukshma Sharira (Subtle Body)

In the physical body, Five sensing inner sensors,  physically 
not seen(jnanendriyas --vision,hearing,smelling,tasting,touch), 
Five inner motors of action(karmendriyas --for movement of 
hands, legs, talking, procreation, ejection through anus), 
Five breathing connected inner circuits--vital energies
(Pancha Pranas -- Prana, Apana, Udana, Vyana, Samana), 
Manas, Buddhi, thus totally 17 tattvas make 
Sukshma Sharira(Subtle Body).

This Subtle Body has following characteristics -- Dream State,
throat location(for Mind), power of desire, Teijasa -- 
(consciousness during Dream State) - Devatha of self pride,
Sathvika Guna, U-kara mathrka(U-kara mathra of sound in 
AUM-OMkara),), enjoyment as one desires, inner Soul
(antharathma), Prathibhasika(apparent reality) jeeva.

(Note: As per Tattva Bodha of Bhagavatpada Shankaracharya 
  this body has Pranamaya Kosha, Manomaya Kosha &
  Vijnanamaya Kosha, which have same same components
  given here)

2.1.Pranamaya Kosha (Air sheath) as per 
JEEVESHWARA IKYA PRAKARANA of  Jnana Sindhu

Speaking, feet, hands, lungs in these body parts, Five types of
air paths known as -- Prana(breathing), Apana(inhalation), 
Vyana(spreading), Udana(exhalation), Samana(balancing,
equilibrium) are called as Pancha Pranas. These five air 
currents together distribute food, liquids taken in, properly to 
all parts of the body & make it grow. Jnanis with knowledge 
laugh at those ignorant people who say protecting life(prana) 
is the main Dharma(righteous tenets of living). Prana is Five 
basic elements, clouds, shore, direction, voice, shouting, lamp, 
ocean, world, all have been born due to prana. Creation, 
existence, destruction take place by prana, therefore some 
people say prana is Brahman. If prana is Brahman, when air 
fills bellows it should be full of knowledge & why there is no 
movement etc.? Yogi when he controls breath & does 
kumbhaka, stops breathing(as in Samadhi State) where prana 
went? Therefore prana is jada(lifeless) & its witness Athma 
is Brahman, prana is not Brahman.

2.2. Manomaya Kosha (Mind Sheath) as per 
JEEVESHWARA IKYA PRAKARANA of  Jnana Sindhu

Organ of speach etc. organs of action, through these organs
observing what is going on in this world, full of doubts, 
undergoing desire, happiness, unhappiness is due to 
Manomaya Kosha. By this, is it useful or harmful, does it give 
happiness or unhappiness, by such doubts mind is boiling. 
Sometimes in jnana, sometimes in ignorance, sometimes in 
meditation, this way passing from one to the other, without 
stability even in one, it is dancing like monkey.

Thoughts like," If I pass away, how my wife will manage ?, 
there is nobody else in the house, who will look after my son,
 property", this way mind is worrying itself. Main Devatha for 
mind is Moon, mind only is the cause for creation, existence 
and destruction. From mind lust, organs, tattva etc. are born.

Various types of celestial beings like Deva,Kinnara,Siddha,
Sadhya, Kimpurusha, other creatures like eagle, demon,
animals, living beings with huge body, minute body are all
born due to mind. City,village, house,palace, yard etc. are 
born by mind only.

Mind is chantings(mantra), mind is yantra(diagram drawn on
metal sheet to ward off evil), just as Brahman is formless, all 
pervading same way mind also is there. Shruthis(Vedas, 
Smrithis, Bhagavad Githa) say there is no difference between 
mind & Brahman, reason being some people say mind is
Brahman. If mind is Brahman, there should not arise doubts
in mind, thoughts flow & change every second, why? When 
Athma gets reflected in mind, mind gets activated, in reality
mind is lifeless(Jada). If mind is Brahman, when Yogis achieve
manolaya(mindless) state & sit in bliss of Soul, where mind 
has gone?, therefore mind is not Brahman, Athma which is 
witness to mind is Brahman.

2.3. Vijnanamaya Kosha (Intellect Sheath) as per 
JEEVESHWARA IKYA PRAKARANA of Jnana Sindhu

Touch, Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, these Five Senses
together give feedback to Mind. Carrying out actions & enjoying
it's results is its field of activity. Going  to other worlds & 
coming back are it's actions. It takes decisions based on 
intuition, earlier experiences registered in Chitta(memory of 
mind). It is in front of Athma like a mirror, experience of Athma 
takes place through this & called as Vijnanamaya Kosha
(Intellect Sheath).

If you do upasana(serving through practice) of chantings
(mantra), Yaga(offerings to fire), Puja to God, etc. doing desire 
oriented actions, it will forget Athma & through fruits of action it 
will repeatedly go to other worlds like Swarga, returns back.
When 'Manas'(questioning faculty mind) is in doubt, this takes 
decision to do or not.

Trinity, Indra etc. Devathas of Directions, wolf, bear, birds, 
caves, lakes, wells, air, forest, five elements etc. are all Intellect 
only. Shrutis say Intellect is Brahman. Meaning of Tattvas, 
Three Powers, Three Gunas(Sathva,Rajas,Thamas), Sanaka 
etc., Kailasa(Shiva's abode), Vykuntha(Vishnu's abode) etc., 
all people, Yama,Niyama etc. AstangaYoga, beautiful petal,
decorative umbrella, sword, garland of flowers, percussion
music instruments like mrdanga etc., pictures, all things
are intellect only, hence some people say Intellect is 
Brahman. A thing which is Jada, imagination of Maya,
which has not understood itself,how it can be Brahman ?
If Buddhi(intellct) is Brahman, every second it is showing 
itself & then  why it should hide? When a Yogi sits 
visualizing Brahman, without any characteristics where
intellect went ? Reflection of sun when it falls on a mirror
may look like sun only, will it become sun ? Same way if 
Athma reflects in intellct, can intellct become Athma ?
Just as a mirror is useful to see our face, under Athma,
intellect is like a jewel stone, but it is not Brahman, That
which is support for this intellect, Athma is Brahman. 

3) Karana Sharira (Causal Body)

In the Sukshma Sharira, there is Karana Sharira(Causal Body) 
which has only two tattvas namely -- Ahankara(ego), 
Chitta(consciousness). 

This is the support & cause for all bodies.
This body has Deep Sleep State, Hrdaya(Spiritual Heart on
right side of chest) location(for Mind), Prajna (consciousness
applicable for Deep Sleep State) - Devatha of Self Pride, 
Thamo Guna, Ma-karamathrka(Ma-kara mathra of sound in 
AUM--OMkara), all pervading Paramathma, Paramarthika Jeeva
applicable for Deep Sleep State. 

( Note: As per Tattva Bodha of Bhagavatpada Shankaracharya 
  this body has Ananadamaya Kosha cause for which is Avidya)

3.1. Anandamaya Kosha (Bliss Sheath) as per 
JEEVESHWARA IKYA PRAKARANA of Jnana Sindhu

Carrying out activities during Waking State, Dream State,
along with tired body parts, Anthakarana which is a limitation
of Jeeva along with Avidya Mind, that which merges in Deep 
Sleep State, people are unable to express happiness derived 
from Deep Sleep State which people call as 'NIDRA SUKHA',
that is called as Anandamaya Kosha(Bliss Sheath).

All Devathas, Tattvas, all Devas, Demons, humans,animals,
insects,cities, Shruthi,Smrithi,Chantings(mantra), Shasthra,
that which is beyond imagination,doubts,decision, God,Self,
World(last 3 words--Triputi), all things merge(hide) here.
Even if all things get destroyed, this alone remains without 
fear, hence some people say Anandamaya Kosha is 
Brahman. If this Kosha is Brahman, why it is visible only
during Deep Sleep State & not during rest of the time ?
If you say, in this nothing is visible, everything has become
'Laya', so it is Brahman, then if a person suffering from 
illness faints, has he become Brahman ? When a Yogi 
experiences Samadhi State, where Deep Sleep State went ?

Just as clouds in sky cover sun for some time & then vanish,
this Kosha hides Athma. Just as smoke generated from fire,
envelops fire & makes it invisible, same way this Kosha born
out of Athma, has covered it. However this is not applicable 
to Athma which has no connection with this Kosha, just as
Rahu blocking sun, has no influence on sun. Anandamaya 
Kosha(Bliss Sheath) therefore is not Brahman, Athma which 
is a witness to this is Brahman. 

 4) Maha Krana Sharira(Great Causal Body)

In the Karana Sharira, there is another body called as
Maha Karana Sharira(Great Causal Body).
( This body is not mentioned in Tattva Bodha of 
Sri Bhagavathpada Shankarachrya)

The details of this body are as follows --

Sadyojatha, Vama Deva, Aghora, Thatpurusha, Eshana (these
are Shankara's five faces) are called as Pancha Bhuthas
(five elements).

Five Things called as Peace, knowledge,popularity(prathishta), 
liberation, beyond peace. 

Pancha Pranas(Five Vital Energies) called as Adi Shakthi
(Power at the beginning), Para Shakthi(Divine Power), 
Jnana Shakthi(Power of Knowledge), Ichha Shakthi(Power of 
Desire), Kriya Shakthi(Power of Action). 

Panchendriyas(Five Senses) called as A-kara, U-kara, Ma-kara,
Nada(mathra), Bindu( Five Parts of OM-kara).

Five Limbs called as Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Ishwara, 
Sadashiva.

Maha Karana Sharira(Great Causal Body). has these 25 Tattvas,

Group joining together providing Active Conscious Power
(Kutastha Chaithanya) are Turiya State(fourth state of Bliss),
Prathyag-Athma(Real Soul) - Devatha of Self Pride, Adi Shakthi
(Power at the beginning), Pure Sathvik Guna, location of Mind
is Face, Happy Enjoyment(Ananda Bhoga), mathra of Sound-
- OM-kara, All pervading pure, clean Athma.

This is called Maha Karana Sharira(Great Causal Body).

Now I shall explain 4 Bodies of ISHWARA or SHIVA --

1) Virat Deha - Physical Body(Sthula Sharira) of Ishwara

Virat Body is formed by joining 8 sub-bodies, which are --
Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Sky, Sun, Moon, Athma.
This is Ishwara's Physical Body. which is in Creation State,
Lord Brahma is Devatha of Self Pride, Power of Action, ego of
Rajasa Guna, location of Mind is Sun, U-kara mathra sound,
Enjoyment as - cause for everything happening, all pervasive
Divinity. This is form of Virat Body, this is also form of world,
everything happening in this world is seen, vanishes in this 
Body. In this Physical Body of Ishwara, there is Sukshma 
Sharira(Subtle Body) called as Hiranya Garbha.

2) Hiranya Garbha Deha - Subtle Body(Sukshma Sharira) 
    of Ishwara

This body has Hearing from Ten directions, sense of Touch by
Air, Eye is Sun, Taste through Water, Ashwini Devathas act as
Nose, Fire as speech, Indra is hand, Upendra is foot, Brahma
for Creation(guhya), Death as anus, Anthakarana(Manas,
Buddhi, Chitta, Ahankara) is Jnathr(all knowing), Moon is 
manas(questioning faculty), Buddhi(intellect) is Brahma, 
Chitta(consciousness) is Kshethrajna(one who knows the area 
of activity), Ego as Rudra(God of destruction), this way 
14 Devathas coming together formed Hiranya Garbha Deha.

This Body has present condition(sthiti) as its state, Vishnu is
Devatha of Self Pride, Power of Desire, Moon as location of 
Mind, 'Taking care of everything' enjoyment, U-kara Sound,
Ego of Sathvika Guna, all pervading Athma. This way  
Hiranya Garbha Deha - Subtle Body of Ishwara is there.
Inside this body there is Karana Sharira Of Ishwara known as
'Avyakrtha' which is a witness to Virat, Hiranya Garbha Bodies.

3) Avyakrtha Deha - Causal Body(Karana Sharira) of Ishwara

State of this body is Pralaya(Destruction), Rudra is Devatha of
Self Pride. has Power of Knowledge, Thamasic Ego, destruction
of everything is enjoyment, Fire is location of Mind, MA-kara
mathra soumd, all pervading Athma, Pure Athma. This way
body called Avyakrtha is there.

Ishwara's bodies which are due to limitation of Maya
(Mayopadhi) - Virat, Hiranya Garbha, Avyakrtha, there is 
another body 'Mula-Prakrithi' which is a witness to the
above three bodies.

4) Mula-Prakrithi Deha - of Ishwara

This is always present(anahatha), great Ego, this body is
cause for self pride of Panchkarana(Process of Five Elements
joining together for formation of Physical Body),Five Elements.
This body is the basic cause(Karana Bhutha), merging 
everything in itself ie. its own master full of knowledge
(Swarata)having ego of Sathvic Guna, Five Brahmas
(Five Shiva's aspects of Sathyojatha, Aghora, Vamadeva, 
Thathpurusha, Ishana. Ref: Pancha Brahma Upanishath). 
This Mula-Prakrithi body is origin of Maya(Mula-Maya), source 
of knowledge, by this only creation,destruction of Universe, 
this is with form(Saguna Brahma), this is also called 
as Purusha.

Manas, Buddhi(intellect),chitta(consciousness), ego, Maya,
Prana(breath flow,vital energy), form, vidya(knowledge), 
avidya(ignorance), vidya-avidya, demonic, divine, self pride, 
Vishnu, Rudra, Sun, Ganapathi, Devatha of taste, 
Mahapurusha, Mahath, all these are called as Mula-Prakrithi.

Initiation & execution of all actions, ruling everything, 
destruction of everything, system for everything, enjoyment
of everything, Lord of everything, these Six assets(Ishwarya),
liberation from enjoyment are there for this body.

State of witness, Brahmanda(universe)location(of mind?)
Power of good knowledge, Sound mathra of OM-kara, all 
pervading Maha-Athma, this way Mula-Prakrithi body is there.

Verily Lord Shiva Himself, in the form of Brahma, Vishnu, Hara
(Rudra), does Creation, Maintain & Destruction.

Jeeva has individual form, no independence, no greatness,
on the other hand Ishwara has Universal Cosmic form, 
Independence & Greatness. On contemplation, Jeeva himself
is Ishwara. 

This Mula-Prakrithi Body is TURIYA STATE(Bliss which is 
Fourth State). There is another State called as TURIATHITHA
( Note: In this state, thought "I am Brahman" also vanishes) 
which is a witness to Turiya State.

In the beginning from Athma, 'Chichakthi'(Chith-Shakthi means 
Divine Power), 'Maya'(illusion) - Two things got evolved. Maya 
got divided as Vidya(knowledge), Avidya(ignorance) & in them 
when Chichakthi started shining 'Jeeva', 'Ishwara' are born. 
Jyothi(Light) in Chichakthi is Chijyothi, that plane is 
Chith-plane(Chidbayalu), location of Chichakthi called as 
Bindu is Chith-Bindu, knowledge(Bodha) is Chith-Bodha, 
Happiness(Ananda) is Chith-Ananda(Chidananda), Sukha
(without worry) is Chith-Sukha, Chidrupa(Divine Form), 
Chidvilasa(Divine Enjoyment), Chith-Suthra(Divine Aphorisms 
ie., a subject developed,expanded by short words with vast 
meaning, connected serially enabling subject development 
eg.,Brahma Suthra,Bhakthi Suthra etc.), these are 
Characteristics of Chichakthi. 

There is no difference between Brahman & Chichakthi.
Happiness, Pure, Without Activity(Thatastha), Natural 
Happiness of Athma, Unknown(Avyaktha),Non Moving(Achala),
Not Visible, Not Two ie., Only One, Beyond Senses(Agamya),
Decisive, Silence of Mind or Mindless state, Pure Happiness 
of Athma,Silence, Infinite or Full, No Play with others, Self
Satisfied, Pure Jeeva, No Dependence, No Fear, No Blemish,
Liberated all the time, Pure Enlightenment, Witness all the time,
Whole without parts, No Characteristics, Formless, 
Not Involved, Real Consciousness, always present, 
all knowing, Ascetic, Great, Not Divisible, undifferentiated pure 
knowledge(Chinmathra), Subtle Senses(inner equipment of 
Senses called as Thanmathras), all these names of Brahman 
are Thuryathitha aspects. 

This is the meaning of Maha Vakya 'TATTVAM ASI', Jnanies 
split this Maha Vakya & explain its meaning. All forms are this 
only, Forgetting itself it became Jeeva. Joining together with 
Prakrithi, got involved in birth, death, happiness, unhappiness, 
sorrow, desires. This only looks like wife, son by ignorance,
wrong notion(bhranthi) & travels in forest of rebirth. This only
by Papa(sins), Punya(result of good deeds) moves to Swarga
(Heaven), Naraka(Hell). By getting Demonic nature, it forgets
itself, getting called as Jeeva. This only gets Divine State by 
the blessings of Sad-Guru, comes to know & decides that it 
is all pervading Athma(Soul). This is not female, male, middle 
gender, form, body parts, childhood, teenage, not old age. 
This is all pervading, one whole, shines without any blemish.

This way Jnanis by thinking Jeeva,Shiva as One, get merged in
Brahman, how much Punya they should have earned to attain 
this state !! These Jnanis only are Paramathma & those who 
know this will not have rebirth !

My Child ! for your sake I explained to you 4 bodies each of 
Jeeva & Shiva. If you understand this, you will become infinite
Brahman only. You are not having body of Jeeva nor body of
Shiva, you are Brahman only who is a witness for above two.

This should not be told to those who are not having real 
Bhakthi, pure Mind, make show off, when Shankara told thus, 
Kumara drowned in ocean of happiness & started praying lotus 
feet of Shankara.



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