THIS POSTING IS BASED ON "JNANA SINDHU'
WRITTEN BY AVADHUTHA CHIDANANDA --
'PURUSHA LAKSHANA PRAKARANA'
(PURUSHA CHARACTERISTICS CHAPTER)
PURUSHA (SANSKRIT PURUṢA, पुरुष) IS A COMPLEX
CONCEPT WHOSE MEANING EVOLVED IN VEDIC
AND UPANISHADIC TIMES. DEPENDING ON SOURCE
AND HISTORICAL TIMELINE, IT MEANS THE COSMIC
MAN OR IT MEANS SELF, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND
THE MEANING OF PURUSHA EVOLVED TO AN ABSTRACT
ESSENCE OF SELF, SPIRIT AND THE UNIVERSAL
PRINCIPLE THAT IS ETERNAL, INDESTRUCTIBLE,
WITHOUT FORM AND ALL PERVASIVE.
PURUSHA IN MUNDUKA UPANISHAD --
SPLENDID AND WITHOUT A BODILY FORM IS THIS
PURUSA, WITHOUT AND WITHIN, UNBORN, WITHOUT
LIFE BREATH AND WITHOUT MIND, HIGHER THAN THE
SUPREME ELEMENT. FROM HIM ARE BORN LIFE
BREATH AND MIND. HE IS THE SOUL OF ALL BEINGS.
ISHA UPANISHAD --
I am He, the Purusha within thee.
PURUSHA IN ALL
HOW CAN THE MULTIPLICITY OF LIFE
DELUDE THE ONE WHO SEES ITS UNITY?
PURUSHA IN KENA UPANISHAD --
PURUSHA IS THE GREAT PRINCIPLE OR FORCE
WHOSE PRESENCE IS NECESSARY TO AWAKE
CREATIVE ENERGY AND SEND IT OUT WORKING
INTO AND ON SHAPES OF MATTER. FOR THIS REASON
PURUSHA IS THE NAME USUALLY APPLIED TO
PURUSHA IN KATHA UPANISHAD --
BEYOND THE GREAT ATHMAN IS THE UNMANIFESTED.
BEYOND THE UNMANIFESTED IS PURUSHA(THE
COSMIC SOUL). BEYOND PURUSHA THERE IS
NOTHING ELSE. THAT IS THE END,THAT IS THE GOAL.
REFER ALSO PURUSHA SUKTHA IN RIG VEDA---
(Only few examples given here)
THE PURUSHA (THE UNIVERSAL BEING) HAS THOUSAND
HEADS, THOUSAND EYES AND THOUSAND FEET
(THOUSAND SIGNIFIES INNUMERABLE WHICH POINTS
TO THE OMNIPRESENCE OF THE UNIVERSAL BEING),
HE ENVELOPS THE WORLD FROM ALL SIDES (I.E. HE
PERVADES EACH PART OF THE CREATION), AND
EXTENDS BEYOND IN THE TEN DIRECTIONS
( REPRESENTED BY TEN FINGERS ),
THE PURUSHA IS INDEED ALL THIS (CREATION) IN
ESSENCE; THAT WHICH EXISTED IN THE PAST, AND
THAT WHICH WILL EXIST IN THE FUTURE,
EVERYTHING (I.E THE WHOLE CREATION) IS WOVEN
BY THE IMMORTAL ESSENCE OF THE GREAT LORD
BY BECOMING FOOD OF WHICH (I.E. BY
GETTING CONSUMED IN WHOSE IMMORTAL ESSENCE
THROUGH SURRENDER) ONE TRANSCENDS THE
GROSS WORLD (AND BECOMES IMMORTAL).
LIVING ( WHO EATS ) AND THE NON-LIVING ( WHO
DOES NOT EAT ) BEINGS.
THE MOON WAS BORN FROM HIS MIND AND THE
SUN WAS BORN FROM HIS EYES,
INDRA AND AGNI (FIRE) WERE BORN FROM HIS
MOUTH, AND VAYU (WIND) WAS BORN FROM
VICHARA FOR OUR READERS-- PL. ANALYZE
( ALL GREAT SAINTS LIKE ADI SHANARACHARYA,
RAMANA MAHARSHI, SWAMI NITHYANANDA, SWAMI
VIVEKANANDA,SWAMI SIVANANDA HAVE DECLARED
THAT " THIS WORLD WAS NOT THERE, IS NOT THERE,
WILLNOT BE THERE", IT IS MITHYA(REAL-UNREAL)
LIKE DREAM, WHOLE EXPERIENCE PLAYED OUT
ONLY IN MENTAL PLANE, YET VEDAS, UPANISHADS
DESCRIBE THIS WORLD, CREATION OF UNIVERSE,
AS IF THEY ARE REAL !!!!
OUR EXPERIENCE SHOWS WHAT ABOVE SAINTS
TOLD IS CORRECT, AS IN SAMADHI STATE WORLD,
BODY VISION DISAPPEARS.)
'Parameshwara teaching Shanmuga' postings are based on
'Pura' means body, one who is residing in that is called
Purusha resides in this body(Deha Pura) made out of
My Child ! first I shall explain to you about this body,
This body has 2 shoulders, 2 thighs, 2 hands, 2 forelegs,
Ida, Pingala named 2 bazars(row of shops)-- These are 2 Nadis
72000 Nadis as minor roads.
7 coloured skin covering is comparable to 7 rounds of Forts.
Shoulder is load bearing(Alaveri - ಆಳಾವೆೇರಿ ? ) part.
Discarded stuff(poo-mala) is mud of phlegm.
On the fort(skin) grass like growth of hairs numbering Three
Well containing blood, waist string, garland of muscles,
Three types of heat, pains(thapa thraya) called house.
Face comparable to Palace.
32 teeth comparable to pillars.
This way body-town exists.
To North of this town there are two doors called Ears.
Two eyes, below that two openings of nose, mouth opening,
Totally there are Nine Openings called Nava dwaras, giving
This way when the town-body is ready, then Athma(Soul)
Ego(Ahankara). Due to this Athma(Soul) forgets himself,
gets called as Jeeva, by the influence of Self-Pride(abhimana)
forgets that he is Ishwara & thinks by ignorance
he is body-town.
By the influence of Prakriti, telling 'I am body', Jeeva
undergoes cycle of birth,death, drowning himself in sorrow,
Lust(desire), anger, unhappiness, showy due to ego(dambha),
tamasa(bad characteristics), sins, greed for money(lobha),
love, desire to possess(moha), sex, head weight due
to ego(mada), cheating(kapata) etc.having these bad qualities,
he is being called 'Jeeva', even though in reality he is GOD --
He hears through ears, he is happy through mind, he tastes
through tongue, eats through mouth, this way Athma himself
has made this body as his house, people without knowing
Him due to ignorance are having wrong notions(bhrame)
He sees through eyes, smells through nose, enjoys inside
this body in various ways, makes humorous actions, runs due
to fear, people are not knowing this Athma.
Seeing their child's hands & feet, calling it as son, ignorant
people show excess love & play with it. Wife says that child
should be named after her father, husband says it should be
named after his father, thus fighting breaks out. Athma which
has no name & form, people telling name has to be kept is
height of ignorance !
The child which has not even one sign that it is theirs, call it
as their son. People light lamps to God as a son is born, but
nobody tells " Para Shiva has born & come". This day is Hari;s
(Vishnu'S) day or Shivaratri, telling so people resort to fasting
which is limitation of mind(bandhaka), when I have taken form
of body, they forget me & earn sins. Athma has taken body to
eat, wear cloths & not for fasting. Ignorant people forget
themselves as to who they are & with Dvaitha bhava(thinking
God is other than me), they succumb to limitation of mind.
My Son ! I, myself have taken the form of fire & resides in the
stomach of all living beings as 'fire of digestion' to digest the
food eaten by them, this being the fact, fasting is for whom ?
Fire in Sun & Moon, resulting bright light in them are due to
Me, I reside in bodies of all living beings, from all Vedas, I am
the one gaining knowledge. At all times, in all states I am
only there, I only took on body in all living beings & being
called as Purusha. Leaving the body, I become the witness
to everything & is being called as Mahapurusha. When I take
on body or when I leave the body, I am the only ONE being
there & nobody else. Great Munis realize me in their heart sky
(hridaya-akasha) as bright light, knowing their Jeeva is
Paramathma Himself ! Ordinary worldly people whose intellect
thinks of duality(dvaitha), are not in a position to see me !
My Child ! By my will only I became Jeeva. By My own Maya
I take many births, under go suffering, experience Happiness,
Sorrow, undergo Birth & Death. Everything is Myself Only &
there is nothing else!
I am not Male nor Female nor Transgender, I am formless,
nameless(to have name form should be there), no body parts,
no birth & death, I don't reduce or increase, mainly Vedas
do not know me as a whole, even Agasthya, Narada etc. can
tell about Me, only what they have seen, heard, actually
nobody knows fully about me !
In this world there are two types of Chandalas(dog meat
1) One who has forgotten teaching of Guru.
One who has lost respect from Guru,is he not a Chandala ?
2) One who gives back abuse,blame,hate to the first person
who did the same.
When I am pervading everything, one who gives back
hatred, is he not Chandala ?
For Hell there are three doors -- Desire(kama), Anger(krodha),
If you get rid of them, you will be saved from Hell.
If you think that you are all pervading Athma, you attain
Jeevanmukthi ie, get liberated while living itself.
This body-town(Deha Puri) made out of 24 principles, in which
residing Jeeva himself is Purusha. You are that chinmatra
(Pure thought,intelligence) there is no doubt about it. Your
Body is Pura(township), Jeeva residing in that is Purusha.
You have been enveloped by power of Maya(avarana shakthi),
you have forgotten yourself. So if you destroy that covering
by Viveka ie, knowledge of Athma(which is real) & Anathma
(which are illusory,unreal), you become Paramathma Himself.
For you to understand clearly, I explained to you that body is
township(Pura), Dehi(Jeeva) who resides inside body is
Purusha. If you think you are that Purusha, there is no need
to analyse or contemplate.
This knowledge should not be told to bad people who are
egoistic, who argue on difference between Jeeva & Athma,
atheists(those who do not believe in God). Karthkeya drowned
in ocean of happiness on hearing this explanation by
Shankara & started to pray lotus feet of Shiva.