- ”Om purnamadah purnamidam purnat purnamudachyate
- purnasya purnamadaya purnamevavashisyate
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaanti.”
That is whole; this is whole;
From that whole this whole came;
From that whole, this whole removed,
What remains is whole.
”What is visible is the infinite. What is invisible is also the infinite.
Out of the Infinite Being the finite has come, yet being infinite, only infinite remains.
Peace in my heart, peace with each other, peace in the cosmos.”
Normally we fail to understand it’s correct essence.
The faith of all persons is according to their natural inclination. Person is by nature a creature of faith. It is thus that a person’s character bears a close resemblance to the character of their faith.
We are often asked who we are. Some of us say that we are Soul. But enlightened masters contradict this: like the nature of their inherent disposition is their faith, and so thus is the person.
Maharshi Patanjali was also a yogi and we have his yog system of philosophy. According to him yog is perfect restraint of the mind. And the use of this arduous discipline is that in this state the onlooker, the individual Soul enshrined in the human body, comes to rest firmly in his own eternal, true counterpart.
Is he tainted before this union ?
In Patanjali’s view the Soul is earlier the same as the predilection of the person who embodies it. Person is naturally endowed with the quality of faith, indeed totally immersed in it. There is some dedication in him and he/she is moulded by the character of his/her faith. A person is what his/her natural inclination is.
Bhagavad Gita sings:
“As blazing fire turns fuel to ashes,
so verily O Arjun,
the fire of knowledge reduces all action to ashes.”
Here we have a portrayal, not of an introduction to knowledge through which one approaches yagya, but of the culmination of knowledge or perception of God, in which there is first the destruction of all unrighteous inclinations and in which then even the act of meditation is dissolved.
The one who had to be attained to has been attained. Now who is there to look for by further meditation? The sage with the wisdom that arises from perception of God brings his actions to an end. But where does this perception of God occur and true essence of PURNAMADAH PURNAMIDAM totally gets realized?
Is it an external or internal phenomenon?
And then adds Bhagavad Gita:
“Doubtlessly nothing in the world
more purifying than this knowledge
and your heart will realize it spontaneously
when you have attained to perfection on the Way of Action.”
Nothing in this world purifies as this knowledge does. And this knowledge will be manifest to the doer alone, not to anyone else, when his practice of yog has reached maturity, not at its inception, not in the middle, not externally but within his heart-within his Self.
This is important to be understood very transparently.