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Vishnu Ananthasayanam Cosmic Hibernation

In Hinduism on January 1, 2015 at 23:04

Rene Descartes ,the Rationalist Philosopher’s observation on Sleep and Wakefulness is interesting.

He developed the system of doubt to arrive at certainty.

 

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Narayana In Anantha sayanam,Sriranagam

He starts disbelieving everything, the senses, the external world,scriptures,opinions and everything one can conceive of.

I recommend reading his Books for explaining his thoughts, though interesting, will not come under the topic we are discussing.

One sleeps and wakes up.

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Padmanabha in ananthasayanam,Thiruvanathapuram temple

Descartes asks as to what determines the state of sleep and wakefulness.

In sleep one dreams and on waking up finds that it is not true.

What if what one perceives to be Sleep is wakefulness and what wakefulness is really a sleeping state?

In sleep we find everything to be true at the time of dreaming and only on waking up we say we have dreamt.

What if this is the other way round?

Sometimes I dream that I write and on waking up I find it is untrue and that I have been dreaming.

Now I am writing this post.

How can I be certain now that this activity is not being done while asleep?

This action of writing now may be a dream and I may wake up.

This is a problem not solved by Philosophy.

Hinduism describes four states of Being.

Jagrat, the waking state.

Swapna, the dreaming state,

Sushupti, the deep dreamless state and

Turiya, Pure Consciousness.

In the last state everything is Pure consciousness and the dreamer or The Experiencer, one who experiences and The Experienced are One.

One becomes the other.

And Consciousness is not limited by Space and Time.

Only when Space and Time are present, is the Consciousness becomes limited.

The Universal Consciousness one of the Attributes of Reality in unbounded.

Only when it is bound by Space and time, does it manifest as the world of names and Forms.

In essence the world and the beings, both animate and inanimate are One.

The differentiation occurs because of Space and Time.

This is called by Henri Bergson as Elan Vital.

Our Indian Philosophers call it Chit, one of the attributes of Brahman,Reality, the others being Sat(Being) and Ananda(Bliss)

Purusha Sukta describes the evolution of the Cosmos.

It describes the Universe in its evolution.

It talks about movement and stillness.

Motion and immobility are two things that are relative to each other.

Purusha is the Universal primordial Principle while Narayana is the specific applied principle in action.

He evolves into the world.

NaarayanamMahaegyam viswaathmaanam Prayaanam..

Naarayna paro Jyotiraathma naarayana para’

He is the mover but He is Immobile.

He evolves into the Universe , remains Himself.

He evolves Consciousness into beings, making them aware, not what they are but what Narayana wants them to be, by His Maya, Illusion.

In this sense he makes things ,people though Conscious yet not Really Conscious.

He poses to be asleep, but not really sleeping.

Narayana does not sleep.

His sleep is Yoga Nidra, a state of Yoga when one is awake yet asleep.

In our limited capacity all of us would have experienced this at some point of time.

And this sleep wakefulness is not bound by either Space or Time as Pure Consciousness can not be bound by Time or Space for Brahman;it is Its attribute.

Brahman, as Narayana represents this principle in His Ananthasayanam(Cosmic hibernation)

One may note that we call Anantha Narayana and not Anantha Vishnu for Narayana and Vishnu are different aspects of Reality Brahman.

 

 

One Vishnu For Every Month Lakshmi Tantra

In Hinduism on October 25, 2014 at 08:12

Lord Vishnu is beloved to have taken 10/12 primary Avatars.

 

Lord Vishnu is described as the protector.

 

The system that interprets the Mahavakyas as espousing the Duality of Reality is called the Visishtadvaita,Qualified Non Dualism, where the Reality Vishnu and the individual souls attain the abode of Lord Vishnu, Vaikunta, primarily by Bhakthi Yoga , the path of Devotion.

 

In Sri Vaishavism, total surrender to God, Vishnu is emphasized.

 

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Lord Vishnu as Kaala Purusha

 

Vishnu, in the undifferentiated Universal aspect is called the Para Vasudeva.

 

At the empirical level He has many forms , in the Form of Avatars.

 

This aspect of Vishnu is called Vyuha.

 

Each signifies an aspect of the Reality.

 

Visnu Sahasranama states,

 

Chatur Vyuha Chatur gathi:

 

Four Formations and Four Goals.

 

The Four Formations/stages are,

 

Jagrat-The waking stage,

 

Swapna, the Dream State,

 

Sushupthi, the deep Dreamless state and

 

Turiya, the stage the individuality is merged in the Reality.

 

The Four Goals are,

 

Dharma, Righteousness,

 

Artha, Wealth, day-to-day affairs,

 

Kaama, desires and

 

Moksha.

 

To realize this at each stage, the Lakshmi Tantra, describes the Twelve Vishnus, one each for a Month.

 

Each month has an effect on the Humans and psyche.

 

So a Vishnu form is provided to meditate for every month.

 

They are,

 

Each of the twelve Vyuhantara is identified with a month and is revered as masa-devatha (lord of the month).And; collectively they are identified with the year.

 

Each of the twelve Vyuhantara is identified with a month and is revered as masa-devatha (lord of the month).

 

And; collectively they are identified with the year.

 

Vishnu here represents the Kaala Purusha.

Vyuha
- the source
Vyuhantara
form
Shakthi
 or
the consort
Maasa
the month
Vasudeva
Keshava
Sri
Margashira
Narayana
Vagishvari
Pushya
Madhava
Kaanthi
Magha
Sankarshana
Govinda
Kriya
Phalguna
Vishnu
Shanthi
Chaitra
Madhusudana
Vibuthi
Vaishakha
Pradyumna
Trivikrama
Iccha
Jesta
Vamana
Prithi
Ashada
Sridhara
Rathi
Shravana
Aniruddha
Hrishikesha
Maaya
Bhadrapada
Padmanabha
Dhi
Ashviyuja
Damodara
Mahima
Karthika

 

 

 

From Lakshmi Tantra on Vyuhas.

 

The text elaborates that right after the final stage of Vyuha evolution and the onset of jagrat (wakeful) state of existence, each of the four Vyuha produced three further forms that resembled their creators (Vyuha) in all respects.

19.3. Accordingly, from Vyuha -Vasudeva, Keshava, Narayana and Madhava emanated; from Sankarshana emanated Govinda, Vishnu and Madhusudana; from Pradyumna emanated Trivikrama, Vamana and Sridhara; and from Aniruddha emanated Hrishikesha, Padmanabha and Damodara.

19.4. Vyuha is the major formation and the twelve forms that emanated from it constitute the secondary formation; and therefore known as upavyha or vyuhantara, which literally means ‘the one that within the Vyuha’.

 

Decisions Are They Rational Emotional

In lifestyle on September 9, 2014 at 18:05

With so much talk about Decision Making and specialists (?) who advise and conduct seminars , I though about this a bit.

 

 

An infant looks to its Mother for any support.

 

Infants just follow you right from stepping aside to walking, eating.

 

It decides to follow some of your mannerism(those with whom it spends most of its time).

 

Till some time.

 

One falls in Love.

 

And one does not like somebody.

 

One likes some things in Life, be it food or dress.

 

We take decisions , in these cases without knowing the reasons.

 

Most of the time in Life we react, are not proactive.

 

We become proactive when we are not personally involved.

 

When there are multiple choices available for a problem, most of the time, we are aware of only some alternatives, not all of them.

 

That is why the persons who speak about decision-making state carefully  one should take decisions with the available data.

 

The fact that the choice themselves are limited ensures that the decisions you  take are not totally free.

 

Please read my post ‘Choice’

 

There is this aspect of gut instinct.

 

Decision based on this normally does not disappoint you.

 

How and Why?

 

I have noticed decision-making in personal lives.

 

You like to buy a car, love a girl or Boy,want to go abroad.

 

 

In the last one,here is some deliberation.

 

In all others, you have already decided to your course of action.

 

But you want to justify it , to others as much as to yourself.

 

Reasoning, to me seems to be, an explanation not the Cause.

 

Lord Krishna explains this Gunathraya Vibhagayoga in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14.

 

On hind sight I wish I could have taken them.

The cost?

I do not know.

But what forced me to choose one in place of another, may be circumstances, but still?

I had chosen what I thought I liked.

In retrospect, I find it could have been otherwise.

May be after couple of years  or even a days later I might find my present choice mentioned here are incorrect!”

https://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/choices-and-life/

 

Language Of Gods Maths And Hinduism

In Hinduism on August 27, 2014 at 18:41

I have read an interesting academic paper on Mathematics involving Higher Mathematics of Numbers and was struck by its findings and the Truths expressed in hinduism Five Thousand years ago intuitively.

 

 

First let me state something about relevant numerical in Indian thought.

 

Ekam-1  Brahman

Dwi-2. Purusha and Prakriti

Thrini-3.Sattva, Rajas,Tamas; Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra.

Shasti-6.Six sense organs, indian Philosophy classifies Mind as an Organ like mouth, eyes ..

Nava-9.Navarasas, Nine expressions of the Living.Navagrahas,Navamsa,Navaveeras( of Shiva, along with Subrahmanya)

 

Here one finds from the subtle Brahman , gradually becoming gross through the others till it reaches the level of the expressions of Humans.

 

Now to Mathematics of Numbers.

Fibinocci Numbers.png.

A simple number pattern, known as the Fibonacci Series, sits at the heart of the marvelous architecture and patterns of life and growth. Image source.http://blog.world-mysteries.com/science/the-language-of-god/

 

Marko Rodin and God’s Particle

Marko Rodin has indeed discovered natures secret about 3,6, and 9.
“We have to cast out all 9′s.” What does that mean? It means that any number that isabove the value 9 or one place value is going to be added together to get a single digit.
So this means if we have a number 26, we add 2+6 to get 8, which is its “archetype”. If we do this for all numbers while doubling and halving, we get a pattern.
This. The secret to the Universe is DOUBLING and HALVING.

Let’s double the number 1 and found out what pattern we get.

1  1
2  2
4  4
8  8
16  7 (1+6=7)
32  5 (3+2=5)

64  1 (6+4=10, 1+0=1)
128  2 (1+2+8=11, 1+1=2)
256  4 (2+5+6=13, 1+3=4)
512  8 (5+1+2=8)
1024  7 (1+0+2+4=7)
2048  5 (2+0=4+8=14, 1+4=5)

Actually, every 6 sets repeats into infinity in this way.
You can also do the same by halving, or dividing the 1 into many parts.
Anyway.. there is more, like how 3, 6, and 9 are never present amongst other numbers in the double scheme.

3
6
12 (1+2=3)
24 (2+4=6)
48 (4+8=12, 1+2=3)
96 (9+6=15, 1+5=6)

3 and 6′s are constantly oscillating back and forth between each other in the doubling and halving scheme.

Now let’s double 9.
9
18 (1+8=9)
27 (2+7=9)
36 (3+6=9)
45 (4+5=9)
54 etc. starts over backwards here.
63
72
81
90
99

So 9 is the unchanging, unwavering number that never really loses its true identity, even though it is undergoing a constant state changing.
Watch Marko Rodins videos on YouTube and just try to understand what he’s saying. Basically he’s found the math to the real “God Particle” or particle of Spirit, known as Brahman in the Vedas, and he has shown how it can be observed, but not with physical instruments.

 

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he Fibonacci series has a pattern that repeats every 24 numbers

Numeric reduction is a technique used in analysis of numbers in which all the digits of a number are added together until only one digit remains.  As an example, the numeric reduction of 256 is 4 because 2+5+6=13 and 1+3=4.  Applying numeric reduction to the Fibonacci series produces an infinite series of 24 repeating digits:

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 4, 3, 7, 1, 8, 9, 8, 8, 7, 6, 4, 1, 5, 6, 2, 8, 1, 9

If you take the first 12 digits and add them to the second twelve digits and apply numeric reduction to the result, you find that they all have a value of 9.

1st 12 numbers:                                              1    1    2    3    5    8    4    3    7    1    8    9
2nd 12 numbers:                                             8    8    7    6    4    1    5    6    2    8    1    9
Numeric reduction – Add rows 1 and 2:             9    9    9    9    9    9    9    9    9    9    9   18
Final numeric reduction – Add digits of result:    9    9    9    9    9    9    9    9    9    9    9    9

This pattern was contributed both by Joseph Turbeville and then again by a mathematician by the name of Jain.

 

 

Citation.
http://blog.world-mysteries.com/science/the-language-of-god/

Complex Thoughts Simple Explanation Shankaracharya

In Hinduism on May 27, 2014 at 21:15

Thoughts in Indian Philosophy and questions raised are very complex.

 

It delves deep into the subject , not just skims over.

 

 

It calls for abstract thinking of the highest order.

 

However, the Upanishads and Commentator of the of the Upanishads(among other things), Shankaracharya travel that extra mile to make it simple

 

for every one to understand.

 

On Reality.

 

One of the most difficult concepts to follow is the concept of Brahman the ultimate Reality.

 

It is described as without qualities ,Attributes.

 

How does one describe something,which has Nothing to describe?

 

The Upanishads follow the ‘Neti Nyaya‘- Not this, not This.

 

The reality , Brahman  is described as,

 

Neither small, nor Big,

 

Neither short, nor Long,

 

Neither male nor Female,

 

…… this goes on.

 

Now if this seems to be tough, try this one.

 

The Individual Soul, Jiva appears to be different from the  One, due to ignorance, but once Ignorance is removed, it becomes one with the Brahman.

 

 

How is this explained by analogy by the Upanishads, and by Shankaracharya.

 

Upanishads.

 

Take a Pot.

 

What is inside?

 

Air.

 

What is outside the Pot?

 

Air.

 

Now break the Pot.

 

Where is the Air inside the Pot and where is the Air that was out side?

 

The outside air is Brahman , the inside air is Jiva, individual Soul.

 

On The Illusory Nature of the world-Shankaracharya.

 

You are traveling  during twilight in a single track in a Forest.

 

You find a rope. .

 

In the twilight, you assume it is a Snake and you are scared.

 

You shine a Light on it only to find it is Rope ,not a Snake.

 

Now which is true?

 

The Rope?

 

The Snake?

 

Shankaracharya explains.

 

Though the perception of Rope as a Snake is false, it was true till you switched on the Light.

 

You were scared.

 

So, At that point of Time, it  was/is true.

 

Once it was seen in the Light, it is found to be false.

 

Now The Rope is found to be true.

 

Where was it when you saw the Rope.

 

So,

 

The world is real as you experience it, till your ignorance leaves you .

 

The Brahman , Reality dawns when you are without Ignorance.

 

So the Reality and the world of names and forms are both Real at the same time.

 

Yet the Brahman, Reality, Brahman is more Real as the air out side the Pot.

 

So the world is Illusory , yet one has to live through it .

 

 

That’s Shankaracharya!

 

 

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