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Role of Hindu temples in India for social change

Posted in Uncategorized on July 4, 2013 by hinduismglance

This article is in draft form.It will be completed shortly.

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Hinduism is homogeneous and all the philosophies of Hinduism are interlinked.Different philosophies ,born out of one philosophy is prescribed  to people, based on the level of spirituality of the people.We will discuss that in the article.You can only know about it when you have studied the entire religion and not just in bits and pieces.Hence any sect of Hinduism marries any other sect.The country remained in darkness and lack of education for 800 years but time has come for a quick change.I am lucky to be born in this era rather than Satya Yuga.

Unless our temple authorities are upgraded,we cannot see the social change that we require.Temple authorities in villages can play a very important role in social change.We do not need more Temples in India but need human development and up-gradation of the current one.

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Do any deserve liberty who are not ready to give it to others? Let us calmly go to work, instead of dissipating our energy in unnecessary fretting and fuming~Swami Vivekananda

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Temple must announce about the donor and how the money has been utilized for the people.Details of the people who benefit from our donations.Children of priest must get free education from the Government.Anyone well versed in Hinduism must be allowed to become priest.

1. Eradication of hereditary Caste System from the society.Caste System or Varna System is based on meditation or prayers or Karma.There is no hereditary caste system as mentioned by Manu in Original Manusmriti not the British translated Manusmriti.

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2.Are the people in temples aware of true Hinduism?Do they understand the basic concept of Hinduism?

Knowledge exists eternally and is co-existent with God. The man who discovers a spiritual law is inspired, and what he brings is revelation; but revelation too is eternal, not to be crystallized as final and then blindly followed. The Hindus have been criticized so many years by their conquerors that they (the Hindus) dare to criticize their religion themselves, and this makes them free. Their foreign rulers struck off their fetters without knowing it. The most religious people on earth, the Hindus have actually no sense of blasphemy; to speak of holy things in any way is to them in itself a sanctification. Nor have they any artificial respect for prophets or books, or for hypocritical piety.~Swami Vivekananda

Hindu philosophy on the highest level of spirituality

3.Providing Food,clothes,education to poor people.

4.Protection of environment and providing relief during natural disasters like flood,earthquake,drought,fire etc.

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5.Teaching classical dance,classical music,Yoga and meditation

6.Educating masses on hygiene,sanitation and waste disposal.

7.Ayurveda free treatment to people

8.Ayurveda treatment of rescued birds,donating bird houses,feeders and keeping environment in balance.

Ayurveda free treatment of rescued birds,idea to create bird homes,Ayurveda herb plantation and creativity.

9.Free marriage and arrangement for poor people.Helping in marriage registration.

10.Free Sanskrit classes for people.Creating more Sanskrit teachers.Sanskrit is the mother of all Indo Aryan languages,extremely modern and stylish.

11.Plantation of trees,flowering plants,Ayurveda herbs with the help of forest departments.

12.Making homes for stray animals where people can come and donate.

13.Supporting widows,orphans and old people

14.Teaching ancient scriptures and creating a good library.

15.Those who want to re-convert back must be encouraged and temple authorities must provide them with help. Ofcourse this should not be done by defaming any religion like evil people do.

16.Loud speakers should be removed from temples.We do not want show of religion.Most temples do not have loud speakers.Spirituality demands internal elegance.Recite mantra silently orGroup recitations are fine.

17.Temples must have modern technology to dispose off the waste like flowers,leaf plates,food remains etc and train people to dispose off waste.

18.Temple using bathroom tiles must remove it and use ancient materials for re-construction. Vedic rules are not followed in temple construction.

19.Do you welcome a devotee with flowers ,water fountains,exotic lights or with shoes?Many Hindu temples do not follow the vedic architectural trends.Shoes racks must not face the visitors and must be designed so that you walk behind the beautifully designed rock wall to keep the shoes or washing hand and legs.Neat and Clean toilet must be provided in this area.

20.Public participation in temple activities.Hindu temple get the maximum donation from people in the form of cash,gold,diamonds worth in millions.Temple must take the responsibility to inform people what did they do with the donation.Government also collects tax in the form of huge economy only from Hindu temples and has so far done nothing for them.

21.Beggar rehabilitation program.Making low cost portable designer road  shops with the help of TATA nano home builders and skill development. Temple must help the beggars financially while they establish themselves.Indian volunteers can help the beggars in skill development.

22.Temple must collect new and old stuff to help poor masses.Temple must have a room dedicated to collecting books in perfect condition,children toys,bicycles,clean ironed perfect to wear old clothes,clean ironed old bed-sheets,pots,plants,old computers in working condition,old furniture’s,blankets,old utensils,old kitchen gadgets etc.The donors can fill a form and donate.The temple authorities can distribute them in village schools.The receiver can send a thank-you received  slip  to the donor.The art of giving new things or old things is to be taught by temple authority without forcing anyone.

23.Ironing clothes and underwear was ancient Indian method to get rid of any germs on clothes.People must take bath,wear neat ironed clothes to the temple.

24.God exists as Soul is every man,women and child.People must stand in queue reciting mantra in thoughts and not push anyone. Behaviors of people in Temple determines how temple authorities have trained them.

25.Educating masses in giving respect to women is the basic principal of Hinduism.

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Each work has to pass through these stages—ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.~Swami Vivekananda

Put God behind everything—people, animals, food, work. Make this a habit.~Swami Vivekananda

We must plunge heart and soul and body into the work. And until we are ready to sacrifice everything else to one Idea and to one alone, we never, never will see the Light.~Swami Vivekananda

THE BHAGAVAD GITA ADVAITA VEDANTA NON DUALISM GITOPANISHAD

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The Bhagavad Gita in advanced spirituality or Advaita(Non-Dualism) is described below.It is the Gitopanishad or the essence of the Upanishad or Vedanta.Upanishad is in non-dualism or Advaita. Vedanta means conclusion of the Vedas.It’s the Journey of the meditator(Arjuna) or each one of you  into your own mind where you have to travel  to the peak of the mind,beyond mind via meditation.The Bhagavad Gita can only be experienced during meditation.Religion means experiencing the truth and seeing it very much in the present.Why has so many religions perished and continue to perish.The answer is that they never try to see the truth and become book worms and attached to piggish identity.According to The Bhagwad Gita,Time and Space is an illusion.The only moment is now.Why is Time and Space an illusion can also be realized in meditation.

One proof of the fact that Maya or mind is an illusion is that the mind by itself is non — intelligent and of the nature of darkness; and it is the light of the Atman(infinite soul) behind, that makes it appear as intelligent.

In this spiritual journey you realize the blind mind(Dhritarastra) or Ignorance of every seeker  has given birth to 100 sense inclination which has to be  burnt or killed during meditation. These Kauravas  is  our only enemy.

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“The negative aspects of the one hundred sense inclinations are formidable foes (whose variations can be innumerable). Some of the recognizable offspring(Kauravas or Kuru) of the blind mind(Dhritrashtra) OR IGNORANCE are as follows: material desire;materialistic pride; anger; greed; avarice; hate; jealousy; wickedness; lust; sex attachment; abuse; and promiscuity; dishonesty; meanness; cruelty; ill will; desire to hurt others; destructive instinct; unkindness;harshness of speech and thought; impatience; covetousness;selfishness; arrogance; conceit; pride of caste or social birth;racial pride; false sense of delicacy; high-handedness; Assuming people are jealous of you and feeling proud about it;Gossiping;Defaming others;saucy temper;impudence; ill feeling; quarrelsome attitude; inharmoniousness; revengefullne­­ss; sensitive feelings; physical laziness; lack of initiative; cowardice; absentmindedness and mental sloth;spiritual
indifference; unwillingless to meditate; spiritual procrastination;impurity; stupidity; mental weakness; disease-consciousness;lack of vision; littleness of mind; lack of foresight; physical,mental, and spiritual ignorance; impulsiveness; fickle-mindedness;sense attachment; enjoyment in seeing evil, listening to evil, tasting evil, smelling evil, touching evil; thinking, willing, feeling,speaking, remembering, and doing evil; fear of disease and death;worry;superstition;swearing; immoderation; too much sleeping; too much eating; dissimulation; pretense of goodness; partiality; doubt; moroseness; pessimism;  bitterness; dissatisfaction; and postponing meditation.”

Behind the brain you have a mind — that mind is abstract — and behind the body you have an astral body. The word `astral’ comes from stars; it means a light…. Instead of flesh or bones, only a body made of light. This body of light, the astral body, has the mind in it.

When you die, your physical body and your physical mind are left behind. But the astral body travels with you, with the mind, with all the remembrances of the past life and the body, remembering all the scars and the wounds that have happened to the physical body. This abstract phenomenon travels with you; hiding within it is your ultimate, existential center.

Until you know the center, you will have to travel continuously from one body to another body. You have been traveling already for thousands of lives, gathering more and more memories in your astral mind, more and more memories in your astral body. Although your center is unaffected, it is surrounded by the astral body, and the astral body goes on from womb to womb, from grave to grave. That is your individuality; it has a continuum.

When you penetrate deeply to the center, you are also cutting the astral body apart, making a way through the mind, beyond the mind, through the astral body and beyond the astral body, to the center of your being. Once you have reached to the center of your being, the continuum of your individuality stops. Now begins the universal existence.You will not enter into another womb again, and you will not be burnt on another funeral pyre again. Now you will be one with the whole.

Of course, everything has a cost. You will have to drop your long-cherished love of individuality. Millions of years you have loved your individuality, but your individuality at the final stage is a hindrance.Now take a jump out of the continuum and become one with the whole. You will disappear just like a dewdrop in the ocean. But it is the ultimate bliss; it is the most profound ecstasy to become the oceanic, to become the cosmic. You will never repent that you have lost your individuality.This disappearance is not your death. This disappearance makes you one with the whole.This is called MOKSHA OR SALVATION. Bhagavad Gita or The Song of the Soul/Spirit or Song of the God or realizing that you were always  the Infinite Soul or God without beginning and without end, with infinite knowledge,infinite love,light of consciousness,eternal and ever existing.The Bhagavad Gita also has other philosophies for those who are spiritually weak but this is the highest truth.

So long as there is desire or want, it is a sure sign that there is imperfection. A perfect, free being cannot have any desire.You will eventually get rid of those desires through constant meditation without any guilt.

Those who practice Mahayoga, either once a day, or twice a day, or thrice, or always, know them to be gods. Yoga is divided into two parts. One is called Abhava, and the other, Mahayoga. Where one’s self is meditated upon as zero, and bereft of quality, that is called Abhava. That in which one sees the self as full of bliss and bereft of all impurities, and one with God/Soul, is called Mahayoga. The Yogi, by each one, realizes his Self. The other Yogas that we read and hear of, do not deserve to be ranked with the excellent Mahayoga in which the Yogi finds himself and the whole universe as God. This is the highest of all Yogas.
Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi are the steps in Raja-Yoga, of which non-injurytruthfulness,non-covetousnesschastitynot receiving anything from another are called Yama. This purifies the mind, the Chitta. Never producing pain by thought, word, and deed, in any living being, is what is called Ahimsa, non-injury. There is no virtue higher than non-injury. There is no happiness higher than what a man obtains by this attitude of non-offensiveness, to all creation. By truth we attain fruits of work. Through truth everything is attained. In truth everything is established. Relating facts as they are this is truth. Not taking others’ goods by stealth or by force, is called Asteya, non-covetousness. Chastity in thought, word, and deed, always, and in all conditions, is what is called Brahmacharya. Not receiving any present from anybody, even when one is suffering terribly, is what is called AparigrahaThe idea is, when a man receives a gift from another, his heart becomes impure, he becomes low, he loses his independence, he becomes bound and attached.

Most people think this is all mortal and dead — that God is not here, that they will become immortal by going to heaven. They imagine that they will see God after death. But if they do not see Him here and now, they will not see Him after death. Though they all believe in immortality, they do not know that immortality is not gained by dying and going to heaven, but by giving up this piggish individuality, by not tying ourselves down to one little body.Immortality is knowing ourselves as one with all, living in all bodies, perceiving through all minds. We are bound to feel in other bodies than this one. We are bound to feel in other bodies. What is sympathy? Is there any limit to this sympathy, this feeling in our bodies? 

Therefore Vedanta formulates, not universal brotherhood, but universal oneness. I am the same as any other man, as any animal — good, bad, anything. It is one body, one mind, one soul throughout. Spirit never dies. There is no death anywhere, not even for the body. Not even the mind dies. How can even the body die? One leaf may fall — does the tree die?

The universe is my body. See how it continues. All minds are mine. With all feet I walk. Through all mouths I speak. In everybody I reside.

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Good translation of The Bhagavad Gita  is God Talks With Arjuna by Sri Sri Parmahansa Yogananda. Yogananda’s translation is in terms of Kriya Yoga taught by Krishna.The other outstanding translations are by Jagat Guru Adi Shankaracharya,Ramanuja and Sri Aurobindo. Rest of the translation by other people are plain Sanskrit to English translation which anyone can do using a dictionary without having intuitive perception.

HOW TO UNDERSTAND AN OLD SCRIPTURE WITHOUT GETTING CONFUSED? Bhagavad Gita is a allegory made from an historical event. Ved Vyas knew that the age of ignorance(Kali Yuga) is approaching and if the book was written directly then the knowledge would be lost in the ignorance of Kali Yuga. The book has been written in such a brilliant manner that one has to become Arjuna and meditate on Krishna and Vyasa to receive the direct truth in meditation for each verse.One learns how to use the nutcracker of intuitive perception to crack open the hard shell of language and ambiguity to get to the kernels of truth in scriptural sayings.We can easily travel in time and know the truth.Past is very much in the present. Infact all the scriptures in the world should be read in the same way to get direct truth from the omnipresent instead of understanding it via ignorance.The infinite knowledge of the entire universe  is within you

With this you can also understand that the very name we know India by,Bharata gives us the necessary clue. Bha means light and Knowledge and rata means devoted. Bharata means devoted to light and knowledge as against darkness. Bharata is not the name of mere geographical,topological,and other limitations. Bharata stands for every individual soul that has this idea of light where the creation began,and we think of Light that India claims to be its chief aspiration,its chief ,its most important and valued goal…..

Liberalism dies because it is dry, because it cannot rouse fanaticism in the human mind, because it cannot bring out hatred for everything except itself. That is why liberalism is bound to go down again and again. It can influence only small numbers of people. The reason is not hard to see. Liberalism tries to make us unselfish. But we do not want to be unselfish — we see no immediate gain in unselfishness; we gain more by being selfish. We accept liberalism as long as we are poor, have nothing. The moment we acquire money and power, we turn very conservative. The poor man is a democrat. When he becomes rich, he becomes an aristocrat. In religion, too, human nature acts in the same way.A prophet arises, promises all kinds of rewards to those who will follow him and eternal doom to those who will not. Thus he makes his ideas spread. All existent religions that are spreading are tremendously fanatic. The more a sect hates other sects, the greater is its success and the more people it draws into its fold~~~~Swami Vivekananda~~~~~~

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                      MANU TEMPLE AT MANALI HIMACHAL PRADESH

MANUSMRITI CAN BE UNDERSTOOD ACCORDING TO THE LEVEL OF MEDITATION YOU ARE IN.THIS BOOK IS BASED ON THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF SPIRITUALITY AND NO SCRIPTURE IN THE WORLD MATCHES IT’S BEAUTY.THE BEST IS ALWAYS ATTACKED FIRST.

The wicked are always looking for defects.Flies come and seek for the ulcer, and bees come only for the honey in the flower. Do not follow the way of the fly but that of the bee.
Manu gives full freedom to every person to change and grow in character/varna/caste and attain moksha/Nirvana/Salvation.There is nothing called hereditary caste according to Manu.
Saints in Hinduism

•Guru Ravidas,cobbler
•Sant Bogar, goldsmith, a South Indian Siddhar who became a Siddhar under the guidance of Kalanginaathar. It is said that he proceeded to China to teach the ways of the Siddhars. There is even a myth that Lao Tze is none other than Bhogar.Bhogar’s Samadhi is to be found in the South West corridor at the Palani Muruga shrine
•Sant Dadu, cotton carder, founded Dadu Panth, tried to bridge gap between Hindus and Muslims
•Sant Enadinatha, Shanar (Toddy tapper)devotee of Shiva
•Sant Goroba, Kumbhar (potter)
•Sant Ilakkulaccanrar, Shanar devotee of Shiva
•Sant Janabai, Dasi, domestic servant in Sant Namdev’s home, performed Vatsalya Bhakti on Lord Vitthala
•Sant Kabir, member of the weaver and Vaishnava devotee of Lord Rama. He tried to bring peace between Hindus and Muslims. He is said to have been found in a lotus flower according to a legend.
•Sant Kanakadas, Kuruba, a devotee of Krishna
•Sant Kahar, a weaver, devotee of Vishnu(Ranchi University P. 58 Journal of Social Research)
•Sant Kwaja Lassa Sahib
•Sant Kanchipurna, Vaishnava devotee of Lord Vishnu
•Sant Matsyendranath, said to be born out of a fish and then adopted by a fisherwoman, worshiped by Shaiva,Vaishnavas, tantric and Buddhists
•Sant Namdev, Vaishnava devotee of Lord Vithoba. It is said that he is a part (Amsa)of Lord Krishna, wrote Abhangs devoted to Krishna.
•Sant Nammalvar
•Sant Raka Kumbhar, potter, devotee of Vitthal
•Revana Siddeshwara, Kuruba, devotee of Lord Shiva
•Sant Sajan Kasai, butcher
•Sant Savata Mali, Mali (gardener) from Aran, Maharashtra, devotee of Vithal,wrote Abhangs devoted to Krishna
•Sant Sena, Nai (barber), wrote Abhangs devoted to Krishna
•Sant Sachidanand, Nai, devotee of Dattatreya
•Siddharameswar Maharaj, a devotee of Lord Shiva
•Sant Tirukkacchi Nambi
•Sant Tiruneelakanda Nayanar, potter,devotee of Shiva
•Sant Visoba Khechar, grocer, devotee of Lord Shiva and the disciple of the saint Shri Gnaneshwar Maharaj of Aalandi.
•Maharishi Ramananda Raya, a very important devotee of Krishna
•Maharshi Aitreya Mahidasa, composed the Aitreya Brahmana and sections 1-3 of the Aitreya Aranyaka (the latter contains the Aitreya Upanishad — one of the 10 canonical Upanishads for Hindus) belonging to the Rigveda.
•Maharishi Karve Maharishi Angira considered as creator of RigVeda belonged to Jangid Brhamin Community and his successors known as khati
•Bhagat Amir Shankar, butcher, devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba
•Bhagat Avvaiyyar, Azhvar
•Bhagat Bala Ganpat Shimpi, tailor, friend of Shirdi Sai Baba
•Bhakta Jaidev, made poetry of the Gita-Govinda
•Bhakta Kakshivat, a Brahmavadin, was the son of Dirghatamas by a maidservant (Brihaddevata 4.24-25). His descendants are also referred to as”Kakshivat”.
•Bhagat Mhalsapati Sonar, goldsmith, the supreme devotee of the saint Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi
•Manikyavachakar
•Mudisoodum Perumal, Nadar, a religious Ayyavazhi reformer
•Karta Ram Maharaj, Rajasthani,meghawals (leather-weavers) the guru.
•Kashiram Shimpi, tailor
•Gabaji Sutar, carpenter, devotee of SaiBaba in Sai’s time
•Bhakta Narayan Baba, the youngest son of Tukaram, began Pandharpur Festival in1685
•Rajak Var-Pradanam, Chanda(washerman), first disciple of Shripad ShriVallabhaavatar
•Bhakta Rani Rasmoni, Bengali, founded the Dakshineswar Kali Temple
•Bhakta Madanapala was the son of a boat woman
•Bhakta M.S. Subbulakshmi, devotee of Vishnu, musician and was taught Bhajagovindam and Vishnu Sahasranamam from her guru Chandrashekarendra Saraswati.
•Bhakta Vatsa, according to the Rig Veda, a descendant of Kanva RV 6.1; 8.8 etc; was called a Shudra-putra (PanchavimshaBrahman 14.66).
•Bhakta Sarala Dasa, wrote the Mahabharata in Oriya. He was renamed Sarala from Siddheswar Parida (after the boon Goddess Sarala.)
Avatars
•ShriAyya Vaikundar, considered incarnation of Vishnu in the AyyavazhiSmarta sect
•MaharshiVeda Vyas, son of a fisherwoman,composed the Mahabharata, considered an avatara of Vishnu. Maharishi Ved Vyas,who is credited to have compiled/edited all the four Vedas in present format .
“•Narad Muni, was son of maidservant who became a Brahmana and was taught by Vaishnava gurus, wrote the Narad Bhakti Sutra. He is mentioned as one of the 25 avatars of Lord Vishnu Of all trees I am the banyan tree, and of thes ages among the demigods I am Narada

Brahman means the infinite  Soul or light of Consciousness.Everyone in this world in Brahman.This is the highest truth.The name Shudra,Vaishya,Kshatriya and Brahmana is based on the level of ignorance and on the degree of ignorance burnt during meditation or prayers to become free soul(Moksha) under guidance of a Moksha attained Guru.In reality all are nothing but Brahman.Children of the same family can have different Caste/Varna/Character based on their own spiritual level.

Referring to history, we see that only that fragment which is fit will survive, and what makes fit to survive but character? Advaita of your Vedanta will be the future religion of all thinking humanity~~Swami Vivekananda

STRONG PEOPLE  CAN PRACTICE ADVAITA VEDANTA IS ALL THE YUGAS IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT CASTE THEY BELONG.  ONE METHOD OF REALIZING MOKSHA IS GIVEN IN MANUSMRITI AND THE SECOND METHOD  OF REALIZING  MOKSHA WITHOUT ANY GURU IS MENTIONED IN  LINK BELOW.

https://hinduismglance.wordpress.com/practising-adwaita-or-advaita-or-non-dualism/

I will gradually give the full Manusmriti or Manusamhita for all truth seekers.There is a belief created by the British that there is racism against shudra  and women in Manusmriti.The truth is that there is no such thing. Manu knows very well that all human-beings are nothing but infinite soul and soul is neither male nor female,only the illusional body is defined by sex i.e male or female. Sanatan Dharam is the religion of the eternal Soul.British tried their level best to give  vulgar and racist translations of our scripture .The British translation lacked spiritualism,the sole purpose was divide and rule,christian conversion and clashes between people.The British had been successful.We do not blame the current British people for what few British did in the past.Brahmins were attacked and killed when Nathuram Godse killed Mahatma Gandhi.British created continued  agitations in Southern India and many Brahmins were killed.Read article The Plight of Brahmins By Meenakshi Jain I do not blame the  masses of India who ignorantly fell in the plot of British regime.Law of Karma is universal and every individual pays the price whether he is a Shudra or Brahmin or Kshatriya or Vaishya.Blame no one.We have to move on,forget differences and raise in spirituality.

Maharishi Bhrigumuni writes the Manusmriti as told by Manu

The soul is one and infinite,we are the soul.Karma makes us different from each other.By meditating,karma is burnt(good/bad) and we realize that we are the pure soul and not the body.Manusmriti beautifully deals with the unity of the soul.Manu gives full rights to each person to change his chaste/character/varna.Manu’s aim is that everyone attains Moksha or Salvation.We all have Brahmin(Saint) ancestors but some of us left spirituality and Sanskrit learning.The only explanation is to be found in the Mahâbhârata, which says that in the beginning of the Satya Yuga there was one caste, the Brahmins(Saint), and then by difference of occupations they went on dividing themselves into different castes, and that is the only true and rational explanation that has been given. And in the coming Satya Yuga all the other castes will have to go back to the same condition.The bad translations did have an extremely negative impact on the society during the British era.While the Brahmans feel that Dalits killed them and Dalits feel that they were subjugated.Guru Granth writes that during Kali Yuga the servants were killing the Businessmen,the kings were bringing woe to people,businessmen were facing losses and most saints were busy doing some rituals without inner knowledge. Sanatan Dharma never believed in capital punishment so the only punishment left for people during Kali Yuga was temporary social boycott.Hinduism believe that every human being can burn their ignorance and change. Ratnakar became Valmiki. Most of the humans are ignorant,some ignorance lead to murders,some lead to cheating or corruption while some lead to becoming liars.Ignorance is not a criteria to judge and hate people.Ignorance is also an illusion that can be eliminated.

Early Chinese travelers have left us many striking pictures of Indian society. The Chinese priest, Fa-Hsien, wrote an account of his eleven years in India during the reign of Chandragupta II (early 4th century). The Chinese author relates: “Throughout the country no one kills any living thing, nor drinks wine. . . . They do not keep pigs or fowl; there are no dealings in cattle, no butchers’ shops or distilleries. Rooms with beds and mattresses, food and clothes, are provided for resident and traveling priests without fail, and this is the same in all places. The priests occupy themselves with benevolent ministrations and with chanting liturgies; or they sit in meditation.” Fa-Hsien tells us the Indian people were happy and honest; capital punishment was unknown.

These are what Vedanta(Conclusion of the Vedas) has not to give. No man to be singled out from the rest of mankind — “You are worms, and we are the Lord God!” — none of that. If you are the Lord God, I also am the Lord God. So Vedanta knows no sin. There are mistakes but no sin; and in the long run everything is going to be all right. No Satan — none of this nonsense. Vedanta believes in only one sin, only one in the world, and it is this: the moment you think you are a sinner or anybody is a sinner, that is sin. From that follows every other mistake or what is usually called sin. There have been many mistakes in our lives. But we are going on. Glory be unto us that we have made mistakes! Take a long look at your past life. If your present condition is good, it has been caused by all the past mistakes as well as successes. Glory be unto success! Glory be unto mistakes! Do not look back upon what has been done. Go ahead!

Each soul is potentially divine.The goal is to manifest this Divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal.Do this either by work, or worship, or psychic control, or philosophy — by one, or more, or all of these — and be free.This is the whole of religion. Doctrines, or dogmas, or rituals, or books, or temples, or forms, are but secondary details.

Christ said, “I and my father are one”, and you repeat it. Yet it has not helped mankind. For nineteen hundred years men have not understood that saying. They make Christ the savior of men. He is God and we are worms! Similarly in India. In every country, this sort of belief is the backbone of every sect. For thousands of years millions and millions all over the world have been taught to worship the Lord of the world, the Incarnations, the saviors  the prophets. They have been taught to consider themselves helpless, miserable creatures and to depend upon the mercy of some person or persons for salvation. There are no doubt many marvelous things in such beliefs. But even at their best, they are but kindergartens of religion, and they have helped but little. Men are still hypnotized into abject degradation. However, there are some strong souls who get over that illusion. The hour comes when great men and women  shall arise and cast off these kindergartens of religion and shall make vivid and powerful the true religion, the worship of the spirit by the spirit.

According to Manusmriti,Descending Kali Yuga 700BC to 500 AD.Ascending Kali yuga started in AD 500 and ended in AD 1700.Kali Yuga or Iron age is only 1200 year duration in every cycle.Currently we are in Dwapara Yuga or Bronze age.

Vedas says that if you are living in locations where there is desert,snow,mountains or forest or drought or flood and no vegetation then eat meat according to vedic rituals. Where there is sufficient vegetation then there is no need of killing.Primitive men use to hunt but as we became civilized we learnt farming and also compassion for lower species.In present Dwapara Yuga,we practice Yajur Veda.In Kali Yuga we were practicing Atharva Veda.In the Kali Yuga, Bhakti Movement of Hinduism was establishment of Atharva Veda where salvation could be achieved by just chanting name of God and meditation was difficult for many people. Bhati Movement was not reformation of Hinduism. Quran,Guru Granth,Some of Vaishnava sect teachings and Bible is also Atharva Veda.In Treta Yuga we practice Rig Veda and in Satya Yuga(Golden Age),we practice Sama Veda.

Sects, ceremonies, and books, so far as they are the means of a man’s realizing his own nature, are all right; when he has realized that, he gives up everything. “I reject the Vedas!” is the last word of the Vedanta philosophy. Ritual, hymns, and scriptures, through which he has traveled to freedom, vanish for him. “So’ham, So’ham”– i am He, I am He and to say “Thou” to God is blasphemy, for he is “one with the Father”(Moksha/Nirvana).You do not have to die to obtain salvation.Whoever attains Moksha will realize he/she is the creator,preserver and the destroyer. Aham Brahmansmi,I am God,I am Brahman.Whoever you pray to did have a past life like you do and gradually attained Moksha.

The only useful thing is to dominate yourself. Dominating others or being dominated is useless, a wastage of your energy. Nothing is achieved through it — just an egoistic feeling that you can dominate or be dominated by someone.Black magic means using your energy, wasting it, in dominating others. White magic means using the same methods, but using your energy in dominating your own life, becoming a master of yourself.

The UPANISHADS have minutely classified every stage of spiritual advancement. A SIDDHA (“perfected being”) has progressed from the state of a JIVANMUKTA (“freed while living”) to that of a PARAMUKTA (“supremely free”-full power over death); the latter has completely escaped from the mayic thralldom and its reincarnational round. The PARAMUKTA therefore seldom returns to a physical body; if he does, he is an AVTAR/PROPHET/MESSENGER(FREE SOUL).

Father,Son,Holy Spirit(Christianity)
Pitra,Putra,Vishnu(Rig Veda)
Shiva,Brahma,Vishnu(Hinduism)
Supreme soul, consciousness,Aum
Tat,Sat,Aum(Hinduism)
Allah,Abraham,Ameen(Islam)
Shiva is Father( Absolute ) within and beyond vibratory creations.
Brahm or Brahma is the divine consciousness(Christ/Krishna consciousness)also called Abraham within vibratory creation.
Vishnu is the vibratory sound called Aum/OM heard during meditation.Also called Olmen/Ameen/Amen/Hum.It is the sound of Shiva/father within vibratory creations.
Allah is a sanskrit word meaning power(Shakti) of Shiva also has synonyms Kali,Durga,Sati etc and has many names in Hinduism and Islam.Power of the Brahma/divine consciousness is called Saraswati/Saraiswati/Sarah(knowledge) in Hinduism and Christianity.
Rama means the light within your heart.Rama Navami/Ramadan is celebration of this light.
Meditate and realize that Trimurti/Trinity/Prakriti is you.

All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind or Manu.

 MANUSMRITI    

Chapter 1

Verse 1

Manu means “in whom the mind resides as Brahma (the ultimate Self).” There are two kinds of mind: restless and tranquil. When the restless mind becomes tran quil, it is Brahma Kutastha (in Oneness with the ultimate Self).

Note:Brahma means divine consciousness or Kautastha Chaitanya

When the air of respiration of the Kriyanwita makes the mind one-pointed, he becomes steady in sitting, Steadfast sitting and deeper concentration eventually make the breath tranquil.

Note: Kriyanwita means those who does Kriya Yoga meditation.Gandhi was one such Kriya Yogi initialized by Parmahansa Yogananda.Kriya yoga was taught by Avtar Krisha and revived by Lahiri Mahasaya.The whole of Manu Samhita deals with Kriya Yoga meditation.

The state of Tranquil Breath is the form of the Lord.

Then he becomes powerful, bestowed with the controlling capacities over six subjects: birth, death, suffering, happiness, hunger and thirst.

To him who believes in the words of Guru and concentrates on the ultimate Self in between the eyebrows is revealed the Devatas in a twinkling of an eye: Namely, Brahma (the Creator), Ganesh (the god of success), Saraswati (the goddess of knowledge, music and rhythm), Jagadhatri (generator of the world) at the coccygeal center, Krisna and Radha at the sacral center, Rudra at the lumbar center, Iswara (God) at the dorsal center, Sadasiva at the cervical center and many other gods.

When the Kriyanwita places attention on the Devatas in between the eyebrows, reciprocally the Devatas look at the Kriyanwitas. The Devatas are pleased with whatever (that is, in the absence of mind) the Kriyanwitas offer them with open mind in worship and accept the offering. “Acceptance” is, in fact, by the ultimate Self through the Devatas, or gods. That is why the Devatas, or gods, become all-pervading. The gods reveal themselves to the Kriyanwita according to the nature of the offering to the ultimate Self at the After-effect-poise of Kriya meditation.

It is said Vachana (Va – “in the ethereal state,” cha – “palate,” na – “teeth”): this means the Breath between the teeth and soft palate is tranquil on the ethereal level, and gradually, by dissolving, reveals whatever is in the mind inside,

Maharishi Manu Temple in Manali

Verse 2

The powerful Lord Brahma(divine consciousness) is revealed to all classes(character) accordingly (Brahmana, Khatriya, Vaisya and Sudra) and one has to rise or fall in character/varna based on their own meditation:

Note: Manu gives full rights to each human being to change and rise in caste/character/varna but there is also scope of people falling down in varna/caste/character.The aim of Manu in Manusmriti is that everyone attains Sainthood.When the soul takes a body for the first time,it is raw.It’s called Shudra .It’s only through meditation,everyone rises in character till he becomes ego-less, desire-less and realizes the self as divine consciousness.It may take one life or more.If you rise to the spiritual level of say Kshatriya,in the next life you will be born in the same spiritual level.If you remain a raw soul for a long time,you will first become quarrelsome and eventually violent.All the violence in the world is because of lack of inner spirituality.Religion and hate doesn’t go together.If you hate,you are not following your religion.At times when,women,innocent people,nation and children are attacked by ignorant people,it becomes the inevitable duty of the kshatriya character to destroy the body and free the soul from doing bad karma.But this is done without hatred and under spiritual guidance.

1) He who knows  Brahma (the ultimate Self) is Brahmana.

2) He who practices Kriya abandoning the expectation for results thereof is Khatriya.

3) He who practices Kriya with the expectation for results thereof is Vaisya.

4) He who renders service to the above is Sudra.

The Sages requested the Master to tell them of the righteousness of the four classes and what ever gradually arises in between the classes.

Maharishi Manu Temple in Manali

Verse 3

You are alone.

You automatically have become all that is in the world. You have no scope to think about any place, even for your accommodation, for you are everywhere.

If you are no more, then the world is no more.

You are infinite.

You can know the cause of all, and you become the Perfect Being in meditation.

To understand it,read the link below. Advaita Vedanta can be practiced by strong people in any of the Yugas.

https://hinduismglance.wordpress.com/practising-adwaita-or-advaita-or-non-dualism/

Verse 4

The Master worshipped the Sages, that is, offered them to the Tranquil Mind, and replied, “Oh, Dear Sages, Hark!’

Verse 5

In the Kutastha(spiritual eye) there is something finer than darkness which cannot be known perfectly. It has no sign and cannot be known perfectly by logic. It cannot be known distinctly, as it were tranquilized in sleep perfectly [free of thoughts]: this is the After-effect-poise of Kriya which only can be known by the words of Guru personally (Gurubaktagamya).

Verse 6

Thereafter, the Power of the powerful, manifested Form who is becoming automatically and who is seen and not seen in Kutastha(spiritual eye) is incomprehensible by the intellect, which is dragged into five elements far from the atom of Brahma (the ultimate Self) or Divine consciousness.

Verse 7

What is said above is non-sensible due to its subtle character, and, therefore, not possible to express straightaway. It is all-pervading in all beings in the beginning and end. It is beyond the scope of the concepts of the heart. It is revealed automatically by the practice of Kriya.

Maharishi Manu Temple at Manali

Verse 8

Through meditation He created many beings in the body and Self which are seen during Kriya practice. He created the Seed inside Water, the black color, or Star, which is seen in the Kutastha(spiritual eye).

Verse 9

The egg-like gold becomes radiant like the sun, and from there, the supreme Being is produced who is the Father of all beings: Brahma(divine consciousness).

From Brahma is created the Void, from the Void is created Air and from Air is created all movable things, beings and states of vibrations. So, one name of Lord Siva is Sarba, meaning “all but Lord Siva Himself are movable and immovable.”

Verse 10

Water is called Nara. There is such a person, Water, i.e., Kutastha, whose form is like a man and not like a man. He is the supreme Being. He comes through the Kutastha(spiritual eye). When one enters through that Door, then the supreme Being is realized. He resides in the black color of Kutastha(spiritual eye). Hence, His name is Narayana, “remembrance,” or “understanding, or realizing oneself, spontaneously.”

Verse 11

This Cause (Kutastha/spiritual eye), unmanifested, eternal, real and unreal is in the ultimate Self who has created and is creating all these. People used to call him Brahma(Divine consciousness).

Verse 12

After one year, that supreme Being divided the egg with the golden color(divine consciousness) while meditating on the Self.

Verse 13

He created sky and earth out of the two outer parts of that egg. In between he created ether and the eight sides: east, south, west, north, southeast, southwest, northwest and northeast, and water, i.e., the causal substance, Brahina(divine consciousness) or the ultimate Self.

Maharishi Manu Temple at Manali

Verse 14

The mind comes out from the Self, and the mind becomes good and bad. The mind is that Self: “THAT I AM.” Such type of feeling generates in the heart,

Verse 15

The cosmic state of Consciousness becomes the threefold qualities in all beings. All objects start to be received by the five senses. The objects are form (sight), taste, smell, touch and sound. The senses are the eye, tongue, nose, skin and ear.

Verse 16

The subtle form of the five senses and the Self is tremendously powerful, e.g., whatever is desired can be done.

With the Eye, the Form of the formless – Kutastha, the Spot, etc. – is seen.

The Ear listens to the sound of the Soundless, i.e., the inner Sound, or OM.

When the Tongue is raised [ is, when Khecharimudra, or Talabya Kriya, is successfull, it receives the taste of Tasteless, i.e., the Tranquil Air like nectar is felt in the throat.

In the Nose automatically the smell of the Smell-less is felt of many things and flowers.

With the help of Tranquil Air, The Skin touches the Touch of Brahma, which is beyond the ability of touch.

earth                 water                fire                   air                    ether

smell                 juice (taste)       vision (sight)     touch                sound

nose                 tongue              eyes                 skin                  ears

These are the subtle forms of the five senses:

nose                 tongue              eyes                 skin                  ears

undryable         unweightable     unburning          unborn              full

air                    life                    upper state       unlikable           solitary

Cause               Light                 Illumination       Beyond            Pervading

Enrich               Nectar              Consciousness  Pure                 individual

Container         Cause               Sinless              Eternal              Infinite

A                     U                     M                     ﻥ                      *

Bralima             Visnu                Rudra               Iswara              Sadasiva

(Creator)          (Sustainer)        (Absorber)       (God)               (Eternal)

Coccygeal        Sacral               Lumbar            Dorsal              Cervical

stool                 urine                 fire                   air                    sky (ether)

rectum              progeny            navel                chest                throat

A                     U                     M                     E                      A

Bhuchari           Chachari           Khechari          Agachori          Unmani

(Moving on land)     (Curled movement)  (Moving in air)        (Invisible  movement) (Absent minded)

Trikutt              Trihatt              Gohiari             Utpitak             Punydrabin

Preliminary Rhythm Middle Rhythm       Standard Rhythm     Esoteric Rhythm      Great Esoteric Rhythm

Waking            dream               dreamless         Beyond waking Pure Consciousness

Gross body               Subtle body               Cosmic body            Great cosmic body Knowledge body

Rik                   Yaju                 Sama                Atharva            Subtle Veda

positive (Rajasa)      divine (Sattva)         negative (Tanuisa)   qualities of Self

short-accent Rhythm,long-accent Rhythm,galloping or half-accentRhythm, harmonious half-accent Rhythm, Rhythmless

Deliverer          Dental              Whirling            Crescent           Spot

Blood lotus               White lotus              Yellow lotus             Yellow-blue lotus      Yellow lotus

Progeny            Endurance        Decaying          Sun                  Moon

East                  South               West                North               Upper

Southwestern    Northeastern    Northwestern   Southeastern     Down

Recent born      God of sex       Inner Man        God                 Unmanifested

Down               Above              Middle             Chest               Unknowable

Gross body               Only like jhum size Prehalf forepart        Pulse size                 Flamelight

(three hands and

a half in length)

The Self, staying tranquil, created all beings through the vibration of OM.

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Verse 17

The subtle bodies of the five senses and the ego, which are not seen, are in the subtle body of the Self.

The senses are the shelter. So its name can be said to be “body with the Self.” The wise call it “Source of mind.”

Verse 18

Thereafter individual beings start working according to their way.

Eternity makes the mind subtle with the help of cosmic Consciousness.

Verse 19

These seven are powerful from the Supreme Being: The five senses, cosmic Conscious ness and individual beings.

All these states manifest those subtle beings, five subtle vibrations and inner Sound, i.e., the physical body which is transitory but which comes out from eternal Self.

Verse 20

The quality of the sky is sound, which is in the air.

The quality of air is touch, which is in the fire and sound.

The quality of the fire is vision (form), which is in water, sound, touch, form and taste.

The quality of earth is smell in which are sound, touch, vision (sight), taste (fluid) and smell.

Ether is Brahma; there is no touch in ether, i.e., air is dissolved there and so there is no form (vision).

It is not possible to see form with the restless mind.

There is no taste in fire, i.e., there is no water in fire which is only fire by itself.

There is smell in water. There is nothing in earth, but everything is there in subtle form.

Therefore, when air enters the coccygeal center, then power is gained to produce all, i.e., in the physical body the seeker feels the distant form, juice, smeli, touch and sound.

Verse 21

The actions of all things are different according to their names, i.e., according to which sound they are known, or realized.

Everything according to the Veda, or Knowledge, is created according to different actions.

Verse 22

One becomes Devata, or god, by the practice of this Kriya. By the practice of this Kriya, when one attains the function of god, he gains understanding automatically by himself.

Being kind, one who has beome perfectly tranquil and who is living in life (Prana), is the Master who creates them [ and gods].

In the process, whatever results from there is very subtle, hence is not comprehensible. Jagya, or Kriya, is created as it has been continuously.

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Verse 23

To realize the ultimate Self through the sound of OM, the science of Kriya, or Breath, is created.

In it accordingly are: Agni (the god of fire) in the east, Bayu (the god of air) in the south, Sun (the god of energy) in the west, Rajasa (the positive qualities), Sattva (the divine qualities), Tam asa (negative qualities) and Rik, Yaju and Sama (the three Vedas), i.e., creation, sustenance, and decaying. The gross body produced is three-and-a-half hands’ size in length.

Verse 24

[All these are created eventually:] Time, Brahma and part of time (as far as the speed of mind can move), the Star in the Kutastha, the nine statues, the moon, the sun, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, the rivers (the movement of air in all the veins), the sea (the four seas, or four Vedas), the mountains, up and down, land and whatever is seen.

Verse 25

These come into manifestation: Tapa (austerities), desire, speech, one-pointed mind, Rati (magnetic stone), universal Mind, iron (in which magnitism generates), attachment, anger, and power.

All these beings, who were before, are created.

Verse 26

He created all beings with sorrows and happiness to attain the Knowledge beyond desires by Kriya, the Understanding of Kriya and non-Kriya (Akriya). This is usually realized in Kriya.

Verse 27

All are created according to the rules: the ten senses, the half subtle parts of the five senses (Panchatanmatra) and the five elements.

Verse 28

He added the actions, incoming and outgoing, to the beings, and He created this action, again and again, which is in fact Inaction.

Verse 29

He entered Himself there as the atom in violence and non-violence, sweetness and anger, religion and non-religion, truth and untruth.

To think about the Self is good, and all actions are bad.

Verse 30

As all seasons reveal their own influences during the time of change of season, likewise the actions of embodied beings are revealed gradually.

Kriya practice gradually reveals inner Realization.

Verse 31

For development of the people, He creates mouth, arms, thighs, legs, Brahmana (saints), Khatriya (warrior), Vaisya (businessman) and Sudra (servant).Every person was given the divine consciousness to rise in caste/character.

Verse 32

That Brahma, or Self, divides His body, i.e., great ether, into two. Out of half of it is created the inner Being (Kutastha, black in color) and out of the other half is created light as nature (woman).

That part of Kutsatha creates universal Form.

Verse 33

That Great Being meditating at Tapaloka, or Trikuti (between the eyebrows), addressed the Sages to listen.

All of these Sages who, like Narada, are at once sanctified having been advised by the Guru and born twice and who are honest and great are created by Me (Manu, or the Mind).

Verse 34

The universal Mind creates all beings through the restless air of respiration, the ten Sages and the Creator.

Verse 35

In the Kutastha, the first ten Sages (Marich, Atri, Angirasa, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, Pracheta, Vasistha, Bhrigu and Narada) are seen.

Verse 36

I, Manu, created the gods, those who are great-like-the-sky and the powerful Sages. The whole creation comes out of the Mind as thoughts.

Verse 38

Electricity, the moon, clouds, red rainbows, shooting stars, sounds like thunder, Mars, and small and big lights are created.

Verse 41

According to my instructions, those ten Sages created their action, meditation, and, according to the state of Yoga, animate and inanimate things.

Verse 42

One’s birth is in whichever status of action, or Kriya, one is.

Verse 50

In this world, from Creator to creeping plant, all are moving. The world is perfectly eternal and yet is always in change.

Verse 51

Thus, that Powerful, Unthinkable Brahma, or the ultimate Self, has created this world and myself and, transcending time perfectly, has been dissolved.

The example is the state of After-effect-poise of Kriya.

Verse 52

When this Self in the form of Devata, or god, considers worldly things to be unreal and only holds onto the Self through sincere Kriya practice, then automatically the sentiment “I am nothing, I have nothing” generates at the After-effect-poise of Kriya. Then the eyelids of all remain perfectly closed, i.e., nobody wants to open his eyes.

Verse 53

The feeling generates automatically to remain attuned at the state of Sainadhi. One who is practicing Kriya is a craving soul. One who is embodied is the individual self whose duty is to attain eternal Tranquility by the practice of Kriya through the senses.

Only then can the seeker attain inwardness, or restrainment. At that state, the mind never goes outward from one object to another, and the seeker feels to remain silent.

Verse 54

When the Yogi remains attuned in Samadhi, he is in Oneness with eternal Tranquility spontaneously

Then the selves of all beings, i.e., the selves of the five elements, being exclusively one- pointed, sleep in Happiness, i.e., sleep but in the conscious state, like a waking-dream state.

Verse 55

In that state of sleeping, nothing is seen with the senses, and the Kriyanwita remains attuned to the Above in the head without doing any work.

Verse 56

The individual being lives in the five elements like an atom as seed and in Samadhi. At tunement enters everywhere again, Leaving that attunement state, he reverts back to the previous state.

Verse 57

Thus, the seeker practices Kriya at the waking-dream state and attains Eternity.

Verse 58

He taught these Scriptures by Himself to me, and I taught other Sages too.

Verse 59

Thereafter, the powerful Manu created the following: the Creator (Brahma), the desireless state and desire, the power of inner Wisdom, Buddhi (intelligence), Chitta (heart), the power of vision and the Breath at the heart.

Sage Bhrigu has studied all these Scriptures. He will tell you.

Verse 64

The time length of blinking after the state of Samadhi is called Nimes, In other words, mind moves from one thought to another in that time length.

Eighteen such Nimes constitute a period called Kastha. In other words, mind can perform the whole operation by this period. Thirty Nimes constitute the period of Muhurta. In other words, during this period mind engages itself to function. Sixty such Kalas, day and night, at the coccygeal center perform fifteen times the functions of Rajasa Guna, at the sacral center, fifteen times the functions of Tamasa Guna. At the lumbar center, which remains half of the night in dark, fifteen times. At the dorsal center, the tranquil quality of actions are performed the fifteen times.

In other words, this is Rest.

This constitutes day and night from the human being.

Verse 65

The sun is at the navel. If the body is measured, the navel will be at the halfway point.

Therefore, the division of day and night starts from there. For man night is for sleeping and day is for the actions of positive (Rajasa) and negative (Tamasa) qualities,

In the daytime, revelations take place. Six months of the northern circle (Dakshinayana) is day and night for the gods.

Verse 66

Pitriloka is Kutastha [ area in between the eyebrows]. From the dorsal center to the place between the eyebrows is divided into two:

From the dorsal to the throat, the action is called dark fortnight (Krisna Paksha), meaning thereby that all actions are done by the god who is operating between the dorsal center and the throat, but it is seen and is not seen when it [ state of breath] remains in natural position.

And when action is done between the throat and Kutastha, it is called bright fortnight (Suklapaksha). When it is unconscious, it is night, a dream-state where the dreamer sees yet does not see.

Verse 67

One year (Dakshinayana) makes one day and night of the gods. For the Yogi, the north ern circuit is night and the southern circuit is day. When they remain attuned in Samadhi, it is their day. The day for the ordinary people is when they are attached to the things of illusion, which is the night for the Yogi. Proof is in the Gita, 2:69.

Verse 68

Both day and night for one who meditates on the ultimate Self (Brahma) become one. Twelve years make one Yuga (Union).

In these twelve years, gradually, he understands perfectly: He remains twelve years at the Kutastha, then twelve years in the Spinal Cord, and then in the next twelve years, he dissolves in the Self.

Verse 69

Satyayuga contains 4,000 godly years. That is, up to 4,000 times of attaining Samadhi, or Attunement, is Satyayuga.

Together the last step of Kaliyuga and the first step of Satyayuga constitute the concept of intellect, which is called Sandhya, or “Union.”

Three steps of Samadhi, or Attunement, and its parts and they remain attuned in the state of Samadhi.

For example, the four Danda constitute Kaliyuga. It can produce one Danda of Satyayuga. Then three Danda of Satyayuga constitute Samadhi, or Attunement.

Thereafter, its vibration of addiction continues one Danda more, which is also the duration of the pure state of Vibration.

Therefore, the previous three Danda and one subsequent Danda make four Dandas of Satyayuga.

Verse 70

The Sandhya [ transitory period] of Union in the Treta, Dwapara and Kali Yugas is like in the Satyayuga but has 1,000 and 100 times less in each of these Yugas as compared to Satyayuga.

The Sandhyangsa [a fraction of a Union period] in Kaliyuga is composed of 100 times, There are 400 times in Satyayuga. This makes 500.

So, in Kaliyuga inner Realization is achieved sooner.

Lord Shiva

Verse 71

12,000 of such Yugas make up one Yuga of the gods. 12,000 times of Samadhi, or Attunement, make the seeker a god.

Verse 72

One thousand godly Yugas make one Day of Brahma (the ultimate Self), and one thousand godly Yugas make one Night.

Verse 73

The end of that one thousand godly Yugas is the Day of Brahma; similar is the Night.

The Day of Brahma is felt there. Without the Day, how can the Night be known?

Verse 74

At the end of Day and Night is part of Union, which is perfectly tranquil. Samadhi, or Attunement, which state is beyond ordinary intellect, is called “supra-intellect” or “transcendent intellect.” That transcendent intellect is Brahma, or the ultimate Self.

When by His desire the attunement is over, then again creation, i.e., the Day (what is Night for the gods) starts.

That Brahma, or ultimate Self, becomes Sat (Being) and Asat (Non-being), and the individuals are in being and non-being. For that reason, the inner Self (Kutastha) becomes being and non-being.

Thus creation is completed.

Verse 75

The Holy Day of Brahma, or the ultimate Self, meaning thereby the atom of action with the attachment to the results that is revealed in the Day, automatically is being created.

After the realization of the ultimate Self, all appears as Sky.

Therefore, the Sky is created first, the sound or quality of which is not felt. Only the Yogi hears by the quality of sound when somebody says something from a distance.

Verse 76

After the Sky is created, its quality (its sound which is concentrated forcefully) is knocked.

Gandha means “smell” (ga means “sound at the throat”). Smell cannot be seen by the eyes, but air brings it to the nose. That smell remains wet, (mixed with wet and dry). That wet smell is dried by the air and becomes pleasing to the mind. This is called “purity.” The smell being knocked by the air touches Brahma, or the Self. Then smell is felt, i.e., being dissolved, it be comes tranquil.

Verse 77

By the practice of Kriya the seeker gets one “light” which is not darkness and not light. Thereafter, another light is generated which reveals every form, or manifestation.

Verse 78

Seeing forms or visions, the mind becomes tranquil and feels taste when it is wet from water. Earth, which has the quality of smell, is felt.

Therefore, in the body of Yogis fine smells and [ distant smells can be felt.

Verse 79

If 12,000 Yugas of gods are multiplied by seventy one, then one Manwantar (one new mind) is produced. 852,000 years make one Manwantar. This is external.

About 24,000 times Pranayam makes Samadhi, or Attunement. Thirty-six Samadhis, or Attunements, make one new mind, or Manwantar.

This happens to those Kriya practitioners who practice: 852,000 / 36 = 23,666 and 2/3.

Those who are good Kriya practitioners breathe once every hour.

In twenty-four hours, 21,736 breaths take place.

Yuga means rajasika (positive) and tamasika (negative).

When both become one (flow in the Spinal Cord) when in 24 hours 2,000 breaths are used to blowing in a natural course, then one godly Yuga is held.

Thus by six days 12,000 godly Yugas are held.

In the physical body, there are seventy-two main nerves, and air blows violently in these nerves excepting those of the Spinal Cord (Bra hmanari), which makes the number seventy-one.

6 x 71 = 426 days / 30 1 year, 2 months and 6 days: which makes a new mind for the Yogi. This is internal.

426 x 2,000 = 852,000. That is, if the breath blows 2,000 times regularly by 426 days, then it blows 852,000 times.

When such breaths blow, then the mind is transformed for the Yogi. This is internal.

Verse 80

There are many minds in this created world. Brahma, or the ultimate Self, is creating and dissolving, like a play, as if one boy while going along on the path, saw some clay, took some of it and put it in a pot. He does this again and again, having no intention to play. Suddenly, it comes to his mind and he starts this play.

Brahma, or the Self, is playing again and again with creation and dissolution, like a play without any desire.

Verse 81

Religion is divided into four steps:

1. Raising the tongue

2. Crossing of knot of the dorsal center

3. Crossing of knot of the navel

4. Crossing of knot of the coccygeal center

These are the four steps of religion.

Sakala: (Sa is the sound of sa; ka is “head”; la is “the force of Brahma, or the ultimate Self’) means Kriya, which reveals the Truth, Kutastha Brahma, the ultimate Self.

Thereafter, everything becomes just One, then Tranquility and lastly, Samadhi, or Attune ment. At that time, the mind merges into the Mind.

These four steps of Truth are felt as Brahma, or the ultimate Self. In non-religion (Adharma), Tranquility never generates, and this is seen by the Purusa, or the expert seer of Kutastha.

Verse 82

Tranquility and Kriya also stealing and illusion are one step less [ each successive Yuga].

Verse 83

Tranquility and fulfillment, the four hundred years of longevity – all these become one hundred years less in successive Yugas.

Verse 84

The four Vedas on the four sides are: Rik, Yaju, Sama and Atharva. That is, the first Pranayam is in the east, and meditation is in the west, i.e., in the Spine. Omkar Kriyas make the union of the south, north and all sides.

If Kriya is practiced in the world according to the Vedic rules, then in all Yugas longevity would be four hundred years.

Treta, that is, Kriya practice only in the Spine, can provide three hundred years longevity.

Martanang is in this world. Asischaiba Karinanang is receiving longevity according to one’s results of action. Pravaba is perfectly tranquil.

Proof is found in the Gita:

“Lord Siva, the Self, is He who is embodied in the Tranquility of Ida, Pin gala and Susumna,

i.e., the Spinal Cord, or Saririnam.”

Verse 85

Religion is Kriya.

It is being reduced gradually during Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kali Yugas, i.e, Bijnana Pada, or Tranquility is less than Samadhi, or Attunement. Jnana, or Knowledge, is less than inner Realization. Kriya, or practice, is less than Realization.

Verse 86

Satya Yuga is to hold onto the Kutastha, or inner Self, Treta is to see the Kutastha. Dwa para is to generate Happiness through Kriya practice, and Kali Yuga is to initiate into Kriya.

Verse 87

The secret religion of all religions is the great radiant Kutastha(spiritual eye), the inner Self, who creates the separate functions of mouth, arms, thighs and legs respectively.

Saint (Brahmanas) are created from the mouth, warriors (Khatriya) from the arms, tradesmen and farmers (Vaisya) from the thighs, and the servant class (Sudra) from the legs.You build your own character/caste by reaching the level of spirituality by practicing kriya.

Verse 88

Kutastha creates the following functions for the Brahmana: To study and cause others to study, to advise, to practice Kriya and to perform Jagya and cause others to perform, to practice Kriya and to receive Happiness and cause others to practice Kriya. One should practice Kriya to generate sincerity, one should donate, that is, give Kriya [ into Kriyaj and one should realize through Kriya practice.

Verse 89

All these functions are meant for Khatriyas: Protection of the senses, donation of Kriya, that which can be given after the tongue is raised, the feeling of Bliss after Kriya, holding (the attention) on the Self after dissolving the intellect, practicing religion with attachment to results thereof, i.e., practicing Kriya with restlessness which amounts to non-practicing of Kriya.

Verse 90

The functions of craving seekers, or Vaisya, are as follows: To protect those who do not practice Kriya and to create an environment for them so that they can always listen to the glories of the Self and thereby be lead to one honest way, to donate for these arrangements with attachment to the results, to hear name and fame and to be enthusiastic about these activities.

Verse 91

The only function of the servant class is to serve these three classes and to inspire them so that they might not feel disturbance in practicing Kriya.

Verse 92

From the coccygeal center to the sacral center is impure, from the sacral center to the lumbar center is pure, from the lumbar center to the above is more pure, and in the mouth is the purest. This is told by Lord Siva.

Verse 93

The best organ is the mouth. At the state of Attunement, Brahmana becomes the supreme Person through the mouth by Kriya practice.

Verse 94

The supreme Being reveals from the mouth. By His desires, all – gods and Kutastha – dissolve in Samadhi, or in the state of highest Concentration.

Verse 95

Brahmana eats through the mouth. Nothing remains except Brahma, or the ultimate Self. He is formless, Brahma. When attunement in Oneness (Samadhi) is achieved, even the inner Self (Kutastha) is dissolved. What else is required?

Verse 96

Among the five elements, the living being is great. Among the living beings, the intelligent being is great. Among the intelligent, being is great. Among intelligent beings, man is great. Among men, the Brahmana is great.

One who practices Pranayam in the east and then in the west and later Omkar Kriyas gradually becomes the seer (who sees the supreme Being in the inner Self, Kutastha). These are increasingly great.

Verse 97

Whoever sees the supreme Being is great. Greater is he who knows the supreme Being, that is, who has attained Realization, Greater than him is he whose intellect is poised in inner Wisdom where the eyes become tranquil.

Greater than this is the subject (Karta). Whatever he desires is done. Greater than him is he who knows the ultimate Self (Brahma), for then he becomes [ who goes] beyond the doer (Akarta).

Verse 98

Having known the ultimate Self (Brahma), the seeker who remains always in the Atom of the ultimate Self, being the seer, sees all inner beatific Visions in Kriya practice. Then, he imagines himself to be in Oneness with the ultimate Self (Brahma).

Verse 99

Thus, the feeling of being with the ultimate Self is generated, but the mind wants to remain with individuals and the world.

Iswara (God) keeps secret the inner Realization from all beings in His own hand. He holds the power of inner Realization.

Verse 100

All belongs to Brahma, the supreme Being (Uttam Purusa).

Whatever has come into motion in this world, among them great things, belongs to Bra hma. Whoever lives in the supreme Being is great. All these belong to him.

Verse 101

All things are from the inner Self (Brahmamoy). The inner Self is enjoying them. The Self is giving to the Self for the Self. All are for the Self. Therefore, there is no violence. Brahma has no egoistic sentiment such as “I am enjoying them” other than as the Lord Himself enjoying them.

Verse 102

His action is in the context of Kriya, in other words to unify the positive (rajasa) and negative (tamasa) into one, So the self-caused Manu has made this Scripture and revealed these Kriyas.

Verse 103

Only one who has seen the inner Self (Kutastha) and not others is qualified to practice this Kriya path.

Advise the disciples clearly, but do not advise the others.

Verse 104

If the seer of the inner Self (Kutastha) practices Kriya sincerely with body, speech and mind, then he is not affected by defective practice.

Verse 105

Through the practice of this Kriya by the Kriyanwita, seven generations of ancestors and seven generations of descendants become liberated.

Verse 106

By the practice of Kriya, one attains Peace, intelligence, name and fame, longevity and Samadhi, or Attunement.

Verse 107

In this Kriya, just one Kriya is told: to hold onto the ultimate Self (Brahma) is good and not to hold onto Him is a defect.

The four classes have specified conduct:

The Brahmana is to hold onto the inner Self (Kutastha).

The Khatriya is to practice Kriya abandoning expectations for results.

The Vaisya is to practice Kriya with the expectations for results of Kriya practice.

The Sudra is to serve all other classes without any discrimination and also try his level best to rise in caste/character.

Verse 108

The duty of a Brahmana is first to practice religion, that is, to practice Kriya, specially listening to the sound of OM, and remembering, or seeing [inner Self].

For that reason he must be in tune by the practice of Kriya and hold onto the ultimate Self eternally.

Verse 109

Conduct means to hold onto the ultimate Self. Whoever is away from this Self and wants to realize the Self (as a matter of fact, when the enlightened soul is away from the Self, he becomes like an ordinary person) attains inner Realization by the Veda,

That is, he does not enjoy whatever is realized from the speed of Breath of the four sides of the physical body or the fruits [ powers] of the Veda but rather keeps himself restrained, at the After-effect-poise of Kriya. He generates the feeling, “I am nothing, and I have nothing. The whole world is the ultimate Self.” Such is the type of fruits he attains.

Verse 110

Having seen such things in Kriya, the main work of the Sages (Munis) whose minds are dissolved in the ultimate Self (Brahma) is to practice Kriya. Their movements, or conduct and meditation (Tapasya) is to fix attention on the inner Self (Kutastha), and this is called conduct. They have accepted this conduct considering it the best.

Verse 111

Creating the world perfectly by the practice of Kriya, the intellect becomes perfectly dissolved [ poised in inner Wisdom].

Thereafter, practicing Kriyas in large numbers is like taking a bath between the eyebrows (Trikuti, or Tribeni) and remaining in Wisdom.

Verse 112

Intelligently staying with the wife (the speed of the Kriya on the left side of the body of the seeker) and sitting perfectly, the seeker should practice Omkar Kriyas (Mahajnana) every day with reverence.

Verse 113

Whichever way the mind goes should be watched. When the movement of the four sides of the Veda is noticed, then it is one bath, i.e., being satisfied.

At that time, all things become pure irrespective of purity and impurity, eatable and non- eatable (prohibited food).

Verse 114

Then the seeker, practicing Kriyas with the Tranquil Breath on the supreme Nature and putting insight into the inner Self (Kutastha), dissolves individuality, i.e., becomes liberated.

As a result there is no desire.

Then, a religion, Rajayoga, is produced, and he does all and yet does nothing, It should be experienced through practice. Otherwise, one cannot understand.

As an example, Sage Durbasa eats only durba grass, yet he eats all, or Lord Krisna, who married thousands of ladies, still calls himself a celibate (Brahmachari).

Verse 115

Then the seeker sees solutions to problems. That is, whenever he opens his eyes, he understands the feeling of the mind. The woman sees the nature (Swabhab) of man: the seeker can understand the different divisions of Kriyas. He can understand the tricks and the causes of suffering. Also, it means to overcome.

Verse 116

The seeker can understand the misconduct of businessmen (Vaisya) and the servant class (Sudra). This appears easily in the mind, and he can know the obstructions to religion and its remedies.

Verse117

The manifestation in this world is covered by three qualities: negative, positive and tranquil, or Ida, Pingala and Susumna (Spinal Cord). Thereby, the movement is continuing as birth and death, and judgment is passed accordingly as to whether liberation is to be awarded or not.

Verse 118

The Sage Manu has described the nature of action and how one can attain the Religion of all religions, the Religion of Kula Kundalini, the eternal Religion.

Whoever keeps the attention of the mind away from the ultimate Self (Brahma), in this or that way, is called “stupid.”

Whoever has realized all this by Kriya practice is described here.

This is the end of the First Chapter of Manusanghita as told by Bhrigumuni.

SHIVA

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Lord Shiva-The Infinite

Shiva-The infinite

This is a translation of Swami Vivekananda’s Sanskrit hymn to Shiva, reproduced from his Complete Works 4: 501-04.

Salutation to Shiva! whose glory
Is immeasurable, who resembles sky
In clearness, to whom are attributed
The phenomena of all creation,
The preservation and dissolution
Of the universe! May the devotion,
The burning devotion of this my life
Attach itself to Him, to Shiva, who,
While being Lord of all, transcends Himself.

In whom Lordship is ever established,
Who causes annihilation of delusion,
Whose most surpassing love, made manifest,
Has crowned Him with a name above all names,
The name of “Mahadeva”, the Great God!
Whose warm embrace, of Love personified,
Displays, within the heart, that all power
Is but a semblance and a passing show.

In which the tempest of the whole past blows,
Past Samskaras, stirring the energies
With violence, like water lashed to waves;
In which the dual consciousness of “I” and “Thou”
Plays on: I salute that mind unstable,
Centered in Shiva, the abode of calm!

Where the ideas of parent and produced,
Purified thoughts and endless varied forms,
Merge in the Real one; where the existence ends
Of such conceptions as “within”, “without”–
The wind of modification being stilled–
That Hara I worship, the suppression
Of movements of the mind. Shiva I hail!

The Lord in his aspect as Shiva

Shiva is the name given to God in the last aspect of His threefold nature (Creator-Preserver-Destroyer). Shiva, the Annihilator of maya or delusion, is symbolically represented in the scriptures as the Lord of Renunciates, the King of Yogis. In Hindu art He is always shown with the new moon in His hair, and wearing a garland of hooded snakes, ancient emblem of evil overcome and perfect wisdom. The “single” eye of omniscience is open on His forehead.The bull or Nandi sits opposite him denoting the constellation Taurus.Even if the scipture is distroyed,the Hindu art gives minute detail in the form of images.

Om Namah Shivaya (Panchakshara Mantra)

Om Namah Shivaya (Panchakshara Mantra, five syllables) is a most potent and popular mantra, which is at the heart of the Vedas and Tantra, and is widely used in this and other variations in the Himalayan tradition, as well as by others. While there are other descriptions of the mantra, the following focuses on meanings for mantra meditation leading to Self-Realization.

OM/AUM: The three parts of Om (A-U-M) encompass the three states of waking, dreaming, deep sleep, the three levels of gross, subtle, causal, and the three levels of conscious, unconscious, subconscious, as well as the three universal processes of coming, being, and going. Absolute silence beyond the three levels is the silence after AUM. It also refers to Tripura, the one who live in the “three cities” as in Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, as well as the light referred to in Gayatri Mantra.

Namah/Namaha: Adoration, homage, respect. Nothing is mine (as an individual person); everything is thine (as the Absolute Reality). The three levels of Om, the three worlds of gross, subtle, and causal, along with the three states of waking, dreaming, and deep sleep states of consciousness, as well as the three levels of conscious, unconscious, and subconscious themselves are “not mine” as the true properties of who I really am. Truly, “nothing is mine.” Rather, everything, all of these triads is “thine” or the “other” as the Absolute Reality.

Shivaya/Shiva: That Absolute Reality that is the ground out of which the others emerge. It is that “ink,” so to speak, that is not separate from the many forms which may appear to manifest or be created from that ink. In the Realization of this, one comes to see that he or she is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. The Mahavakyas, the great utterances, are seen to be true. Shiva (the static or ground) and Shakti (the active or creative) are seen to be one and the same. She (Shakti), while one with Shiva is realized in direct experience as the one in the three worlds (Tripura) outlined in Om.

The Five Sacred Syllables: The Om Namah Shivaya mantra has five syllables: na-mah-shi-va-ya (sometimes called six syllable mantra by including Om). Thus, Om Namah Shivaya mantra is called five-syllable mantra, or Panchakshara Mantra (panch means five). Among other things, these five represent the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space. Thus, the Om Namah Shivaya mantra leads awareness in the reverse order from manifestation back to the source from which manifestation arose

Shiva,Brahma,Vishnu
Tat,Sat,Aum
Shiva is the Father( Absolute )
Brahma is the divine consciousness(Christ consciousness,Krishna consciousness)
Vishnu is the vibratory sound called Aum heard during meditation.
The three together is called Trinity or Trimurti or the one Supreme.

During meditation the holy sound of Aum resonates in our body,our consciousness gradually become divine