Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Mountain Meru

Many time it is happening, that the Natha Scriptures mention the existence of two planets, situated within the human body, which are Chandra (Moon) and Surya (Sun). It is told that the Moon is situated at the region of Ajna Chakra, little bit above the middle of eyebrows, while the Sun is situated at the region of Manipura Chakra at the level of navel. The level of Ajna Chakra is also recognized as Chandra Mandala and the level of Manipura Chakra as Surya Mandala. Also it is told that the Moon corresponds to the Left Side and the Sun to the Right Side. While the mention of these planets could be clearly seen from scripture to scripture, the logic on basis of which this has been done is not so clearly apparent.

In the diagram above, which is the illustration from my forthcoming book, I have attempted to reconstruct the two dimensional structure of the Legendary Mountain Meru or Sumeru (the Mountain of God), with the proper assignment of the Seven Planets to its different levels, which on the microcosmic level correlated to the various levels of the individual awareness within the human body. I hope that this illustration could be much helpful for those who want to understand the inner principles of the Siddha Siddhanta, in its various formats, from tradition to tradition, as well as for the interpretation of the planetary relationship in the similarly structured inner traditions of the world.


In accordance with the general opinion, expressed in the Indian scriptures, there are the Fourteen Levels of Creation known as Lokas and Patalas; the Seven Higher, which are situated above (+) Zero Level (0) and called Seven Heavens, and seven lower, which are situated bellow (-) and called the Seven Regions of Netherworld. To speak approximately, the Four Higher regions are presided by the Moon and the Supreme Spirit, which resides at the topmost level known as Satya Loka or the Place of Truth. The three levels below them  are ‘the Three Regions’ of the human existence: Bhūḥ, Bhuvaḥ and Svaḥ or Bhurloka, Bhuvarloka and Svarloka, presided by the Sun and the Lord of Senses and Mind Indra. The topmost of these three is the Heavens of Indra (Svarga), and signifies the most exited state of the human life experience.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Jivan Mukti: To Die While Still Alive

marau ve jogī marau maraṇ hai mīṭhā |
tis maraṇīṁ marau jis maraṇīṁ goraṣ mari dīṭhā || Shabdi||26 ||

Shabdi 26. Die yogi, die, the death is sweet, die by that death through which Goraksh Nath has passed.


Some read the Sanskrit scriptures, and some read the Puraanas. Some meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and chant it on their malas, focusing on it in meditation. I know nothing, now or ever; I recognize only Your One Name, Lord. || 1 || I do not know, Lord, what my condition shall be. I am foolish and ignorant; I seek Your Sanctuary, God. Please, save my honor and my self-respect. || 1 || Pause || Sometimes, the soul soars high in the heavens, and sometimes it falls to the depths of the nether regions. The greedy soul does not remain stable; it searches in the four directions. || 2 || With death pre-ordained, the soul comes into the world, gathering the riches of life. I see that some have already gone, O my Lord and Master; the burning fire is coming closer! || 3 || No one has any friend, and no one has any brother; no one has any father or mother. Prays Nanak, if You bless me with Your Name, it shall be my help and support in the end. || 4 || 1  ||

RAAMKALEE, FIRST MEHL: Your Light is prevailing everywhere. Wherever I look, there I see the Lord. || 1 || Please rid me of the desire to live, O my Lord and Master. My mind is entangled in the deep dark pit of Maya. How can I cross over, O Lord and Master? || 1 || Pause || He dwells deep within, inside the heart; how can He not be outside as well? Our Lord and Master always takes care of us, and keeps us in His thoughts. || 2 || He Himself is near at hand, and He is far away. He Himself is all-pervading, permeating everywhere. Meeting the True Guru, the darkness is dispelled. Wherever I look, there I see Him pervading. || 3 || There is doubt within me, and Maya is outside; it hits me in the eyes like an arrow. Prays Nanak, the slave of the Lord’s slaves: such a mortal suffers terribly. || 4 || 2  ||