Opinion Op Ed 18 Nov 2016 Mystic Mantra: The s ...
Yogi Ashwini, the guiding light of Dhyan Foundation, is an authority on yoga, tantra and the Vedic sciences. His recent book is Sanatan Kriya, The Ageless Dimension. Contact him at dhyan@dhyanfoundation.com

Mystic Mantra: The swaroop of atma

Published Nov 18, 2016, 12:47 am IST
Updated Nov 18, 2016, 6:47 am IST
To experience the senses and that the divine has created, the swaroop of soul is insufficient.
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Let me tell you a little story of creation. At a time, there was nothing— only one vibrant light and lot of smaller lights (energies) revolving around it. They had no desire at this stage, no thought — the state of absolute bliss. Then suddenly, among the cluster of lights, one small light got a thought — “I want” and it set out on a search. As it went, few more lights joined it. These lights then reached a place abounding in natural beauty, but they were unable to experience it. The main light then gave each of those lights a special suit.

Wearing these suits, the lights could experience so many sights, sense of touch, taste... So enamoured were they that they didn’t even realise that their glow was now covered by the suit, to which they were bound.  Slowly, they forgot all about the main light and the state of bliss they were in. Now they were a body, no more a point of light.  The lights are the swaroop of atma (soul). To experience the senses and that the divine has created, the swaroop of soul is insufficient. It needs a special suit — the body. As it attaches itself to the body, it gets limited and forgets that it was once unlimited.

 

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