21st Century Bhagavad Gita

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Names

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Terms

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Meaning

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Marichi, Atri, Angiras, Pulaha, Kratu, Pulastya Vashishtha

Great Rishis (7)
Maha Rishis, or Deva Rishis

The principlal powers of consciousness & life from the creative cosmic energy (Aum) & of the spiritual eye in man. (Light)

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Narada, Asita, Devala, Vyasa, Brigu,

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Great Sages or Divine seers

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Preceptor of the Astral Gods, liberated in spirit.

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Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatana, Sanat Kumara

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Primeval Four (4) Ushanas

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Ancient, Joyful, Everlasting, youthful

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Svayambhuva, Svarochisha, Auttami, Tamasa, Raivata, Chakshusha, Vaivasvata*, Savarni, Daksha, Brahma, Dharma, Rudra, Rauchya & Indra Savarni

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Manu’s (14)

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Creative manifestation & dissolution. Vivasvat* (7th) is the progenitor of the present race, Only 4 could create men.

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Aryama, Dhata, Mitra, Rudra, Varuna, Surya, Bhaga, Vivaswan, Pusa, Savita, Tvasta & Vishnu

Adityas (12) according to linga Puranas

Bright and pure as streams of water, free from all guile and falsehood, blameless, perfect, upholding Dharma. Protectors of all beings, who guard the world of spirits and protect the world.

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Ishwar, Hiranyagarbha, Virat, Pragya, Taijas, Vishwa

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Angels (6)

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Creative Intelligence / Forces Deities

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Pavaka (agni)

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Vasus (8)

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Vitalizing & Intelligent Gods

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Shankara, Kapali, Pingala, Bhima, Virupaksa, Vilohita Ajesha, Shasana, Shastu, Chandu, Dhruva

Rudras
(11 radiant beings)

Shiva & the 10 Pranas (vital Airs)

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Mooladhar, swadhisththan, manipura, anahat, vishuddha, agya, sahasrara

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Chakras (7)

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Sahadeva, nakul, Arjun, Bhim & Yudhishthir, 3rd eye / bindu, and the top of the cerebrum.

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They are twins with head of a horse but the rest of the body of human beings;

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Twin Ashvins (2)

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Vedic gods symbolizing the shining of sunrise and sunset.

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Marichi, Hanuman

Maruts (49 wind Gods)

They are described as armed with golden weapons i.e. lightning and thunderbolts, as having iron teeth and roaring like lions, as residing in the north, as riding in golden chariots drawn by ruddy horses.

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Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva

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Vedas (4)

Vedas means knowledge. They are a large body of the oldest scriptures of Hinduism

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Chitra ratha

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Demi gods Gandharvas

Concentrated on the Maya or finite perception of the divine eye

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Desire; The God of Love,

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Kamadeva

The first Awakening of Desire

Personified Creative Consciousness.

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Kandarpa

God of love, sex desire for creation.

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Kubera

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Yakshas, Rakshasas

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Dishonest, traitorous, greedy, selfish & possessive.

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Vasuki

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Kundalini

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The coiled sleeping Serpent

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Ananta, Shesha Nag

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Naga serpents

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Eternal, that which remains suspended betwixt creation cycles

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Brihaspati

Chief amongst Priests

Lord of evolution or expansion of creation through power of cosmic delusion

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Skanda, Kartikeyan, son of Shiva

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Among Generals

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God of war represents self control that drives away the ego & senses

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Om or Aum

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Words

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The primordial vibration of Brahman

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Silent Superconscious Chanting

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Yajnas

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Oblation, Praise, offerings accompanied by chanting of Vedic

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Kapila

Siddhas

Founder of the Sankhya school of Philosophy. Incarnation of Vishnu, an avatar come to earth to restore the spiritual balance through his teachings.

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Ashvattha Fig / Pipal Tree/ Bodhi

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Trees

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Has its roots in heavens, and it is a tree of eternal life.

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Meru

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Mountain peaks

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Top of the cerebrum, Sahasrara Chakra

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Aryama

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Pitris

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Ancestors

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Gayatri

Mantras

The essence of the entire vedas in one Mantra

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Vasudeva Krishna

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Vrishnis

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Yadavs

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Indra

Gods

Chief of Astral Gods, conqueror of the senses. Wisdom is his vehicle.

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Vedas.wikidot.com/108upanishads

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Upanishads (108)

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Scriptures

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Preceptor
A preceptor is a teacher responsible to uphold a certain law or tradition, a precept.

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Manan Shravana Nidhidyanasana

Shravanam / Shravana, = Listen, hear stories, remember

Mananam /manana = Contemplation, reflection

Nididhyasanam / nididhyasana = intense concentration, absorbed, fixed contemplation.

Shravana means hearing of course – but it is not simply a matter of the physical act of hearing. ‘Hearing’ in this case means ‘understanding’. Without shravana, without gaining a clear and complete and comprehensive understanding of the words of the mahavakya-s (which the Upanishads or shruti itself says is the only means to know Brahman), there can be no jnana. And without jnana, there can be no moksha. Once this understanding (and to say ‘intellectual’ understanding is a tautology, since there is no other kind of understanding) has taken place, there is nothing more to be known, and nothing more to be done.

Then what role does manana and nididhyasana play? Their need arises from the fact that there may be lack of either clarity, or conviction, in this knowledge. Lack of clarity is in the form of doubts.

In what way can I understand myself to be equated to God? How can God be dismissed as being unreal? Many, many such doubts may be thrown up again and again by the mind and this is the job of [reasoning] or mananam. It is not an independent logical analysis but a progressive and gradual removal of these internal intellectual  obstacles by taking recourse to the teaching already assimilated during the process of shravanam – by a constant dwelling on the Vedantic teaching and by means of questioning the guru as well.

Finally nididhyasana is needed, fully to internalize and assimilate the teaching. In other words, anubhava [personal experience], which involves assimilating the knowledge as one’s own.

Once again this anubhava is confused by people as meaning some kind of mystic experience that comes and goes. One keeps on waiting for the Atman experience – that grand ‘promised’ mega-spectacle when the elusive Atman finally reveals itself in all its glory and majesty as a reward for years of effort – which once and for all and forever will end this sense of duality.

Sadly this is itself one of the biggest obstacles.

In this stage, because of Shravana and Manana, the Mumukshu (seeker desirous of liberation) starts “Nididhyasana” or non-stop-meditation on Brahman by making Thought-Waves pertaining to Brahman flow in his “Chitta” or mind-stuff.

Nididhyasana has two components. The first is the rejection of what is false. The practitioner rejects the false identification with the “Sharira” or body etc. thus — I am not the “Sharira” or the body. I am not the “Sthula Sharira” or the gross body”: I am not long, I am not short, I am not thin, I am not fat, I have no caste, I am not dark-skinned nor am I fair-skinned. I have no race.

I am not the “Sukshma Sharira” or the subtle body: I am not the “Manas” or mind, I am not the “Buddhi” or intellect, I am not the “Chitta” or mind-stuff, I am not the “Ahamkara” or egoism.

I am not the “Karana Sharira” or the causal body: I am not the “Ajnana” or ignorance which is the cause of this false existence.

I am not the “Sthula Sharira” (gross body), I am not the “Sukshma Sharira” (subtle body), I am not the “Karana Sharira” (causal body).

The second component of Nididhyasana is constant “Nischaya” or determination of identifying with the truth or Brahman. The seeker asserts this by  continuously staying mentally in this manner: I am the Atman (soul or self or spirit), the “observer”. I am “Shuddha” or pure, “Buddha” or enlightened, “Mukta” or free, without birth, “Akriya” or without actions, “Asanga” or without company, “Advaitiya” or without a another form of Brahman. (I am Brahman)

I am the light of knowledge which dispels the ignorance which has been my cause of bondage to the gross / subtle / causal bodies since beginning less time.

Now that I know that I am Shuddha (pure), Buddha (enlightened), Mukta (free), Asanga / Advitiya (without a second), I know that I am one with that (Brahman). I know Brahman. Brahmavid Brahmaiva Bhavati: One who knows Brahman, becomes Brahman. I am one with Brahman. I am Brahman. Aham Brahmaasmi (I am Brahman — without the ego). My ego (subtle body) is falling off; my ignorance (causal body) is vanishing; I am free. I am free.

So, Nididhyasana is constant meditation in the following manner (YOU CAN TREAT THE FOLLOWING AS A MANTRA, COMMIT IT TO THE MIND, AND REPEAT IT AS OFTEN AS YOU LIKE):

OM… OM… OM… I am not the Sthula, Sukshma, or Karana Sharira. I am not the Manas, I am not the Buddhi, I am not the Chitta, I am not the Ahamkara. I am the Atman. 

I am the Drashta, I am Shuddha, I am Buddha, I am Mukta, I am Akriya, I am Asanga, I am Advitiya, I am BRAHMA-Rupa. I know BRAHMAN. AHAM BRAHMAASMI… AHAM BRAHMAASMI… AHAM BRAHMAASMI… OM… OM… OM…

Aham Brahmasmi

Brahman is the Absolute, Highest Infinite Truth. I am the Spirit / Soul.

“I am That” I am Brahman or I am Divine.

I am aware that I exist and I am existence itself. I am Limitless and absolute except when I associate with my Nature (Prakriti)

Om Tat Sat

The only truth: The supreme Absolute Truth

 “Om Tat Sat” means; what is everlasting and unchanging is God, whose infinite Existence – Consciousness Bliss is denoted by Om. Within Om is everything. Om contains all. Om is all. Om is present everywhere, like light.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” which is simply that “In the beginning was the Om, and the Om was with God, and the Om was God.”

If anyone knows the meaning of the above saying, they need not go anywhere. They know everything.

Om

The Holy Ghost, the primordial first sound or vibration, the source of all creation, is the witness of the Tat. This Om is the invisible divine power, the only doer, the sole causative & activating force that upholds all creation through vibration. Om, the Word is the creative vibration that externalizes all creation.

Tat

The son or Christ consciousness 3rd eye Kuthastha Chaitanya is the aspect of God, the one who lives within this vibratory creation of ours & is present everywhere within this space or vibratory creation & is called the omnipresent God.

Sat

The father means ‘truth’ & God is truth, which is everlasting and unchanging. “Sat” or “Father” aspect of God is one who lives beyond this vibratory creation of ours.

Om is the primordial vibrational sound signifying Creative Manifestation

Om is same as Ameen (Islam) or Amen (Christianity)