Sunday, March 7, 2010

Chapter 80- Yogic Method of Perceiving Drukkatma

While Swami and his disciples were travelling back towards their native place-‘Kandimallayya Palle’ village, on the way they all rested under a Banyan tree. Siddhaiyya was in constant service to Swami as usual. After a while Siddhaiyya asked a question to the Guru, “Gurudeva! Could you please explain the concept of ‘Drukkatma’, and the method by which one can perceive that?”
Guru Veerabrahmendra replied, “Dear Siddha! Listen! Pancha Gyanendriya (5 sense organs), pancha Karmendriya (5 motor organs), pancha prana (5 types of winds), pancha sabdhah (5 types of sounds), and four Karanam are collectively termed as 24 Tatwam. The thing which shines in among these 24 essences and four colors viz. Dhavala (white), Syamala (grayish black), Rakta (red), Peeta (yellow) colors is called as ‘Prakriti’ (nature). This same prakriti is called by various other names in Yoga Shastra (scripture on yoga) viz., Kaarana Kshetram, Shikharam, Apojyoti, Antarlakshyam, Gagana Samudram, Madhyastha, Vidyullekha, Meru Shikharam, Shikhasthanam, Nitya Vaikuntham, Satya Kailasam, Chinmaya Netram, Jeevanam, Atma, Sarvasakshi, and Sachchidananda Swaroopam. All these are the names interchangeably used to term the Atma (soul)”.

“Among those four colors, Red belongs to the ‘Sthoola Deham’ (body), white belongs to the ‘Sookshma deham’ (micro body), and Greyish black color belongs to the ‘Kaarana Deham’ (Causal body). Amidst these three colors the yellow one remains glowing, which is nothing but ‘Maha Karana Deham’ (super causal body). Amidst all these four entities the ‘Kaivalya’ (Soul) remains shining like a divine flame. That’s the place where soul resides”.

“Whatever elements I have told, they all exist in no place other than our eyes. Siddha! If one practices the yogic ways to perceive them, on becoming successful he would be able to see the brilliance of that soul which shines like millions of suns together”.

After that Swami took a mirror and asked Siddhaiyya to hold it and look at his own eyes in the reflection. Then Swami showed him the supreme soul within his own eyes.

3 comments:

  1. I cannot understand this part

    This same prakriti is called by various other names in Yoga Shastra (scripture on yoga) viz., Kaarana Kshetram, Shikharam, Apojyoti, Antarlakshyam, Gagana Samudram, Madhyastha, Vidyullekha, Meru Shikharam, Shikhasthanam, Nitya Vaikuntham, Satya Kailasam, Chinmaya Netram, Jeevanam, Atma, Sarvasakshi, and Sachchidananda Swaroopam. All these are the names interchangeably used to term the Atma (soul)”.

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    1. Mula prakriti which is otherwise called as Maya is identical with brahman. And the same Brahman is verily this Atman (Self) within us. So, forget the complex statements, just understand that it all talks only about the Atman which is Brahman.

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  2. what is the yogic way then to perceive it.is seeing it through mental eye?

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