Lahiri Mahasaya Mentions of Omkara Gita and Tejabindu Upanisad
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Based on Lahiri Mahasaya's Commentary on the Omkar Gita.
Those who contemplate every day and see a dazzling light like a million suns, are still not in Complete Consciousness unless and until a deep calm is theirs, is the teaching.
The individual Self is of Knowledge
THE PHYSICAL body is the form of the OM sound Bindu, the spot, is transcended by the inner Sound Beyond secret radiation are dazzling jewels. [V. 3-5; cf. v. 29; 44]
Deep inside oneself is a star encircled with a yellow colour called "the golden ring". [Cf. v. 9]
When you become one with the supreme Person by OM, you are eternal and supreme Being Complete Consciousness is all there is. [Cf. v. 16; 56]
One is to tranquilise the prana ("breath") at the heart, which is esoterically in the area between the eyebrows too One should expand the prana, which is automatically and spontaneously expanded in higher Consciousness. [Cf. v. 22; 25] (2)
The OM sound in the form of inner light is kutastha The supreme Person is the embodiment of knowledge. [Cf. v. 7; 52]
There is no substratum or nada (sound) in the great calm brought on by kriya. Then all is a void, a so-called void. [Cf. v. 29]
Without Self-Knowledge, nobody can attain full well The individual self is the ultimate Self somehow. [Cf. v. 78-79; 9]
Tranquility is a form of the supreme Self Kriya is the means to serve the Self. [Cf. v. 26; 15]
Those who contemplate every day may understand more and better as time goes by
THE OM sound has no end Tranquil breath is seen as "deep dark" and of high vibrations. [Cf. v. 11; 31]
Serve the Self and Lord every day with all the organs The eternal Being is beyond the mind and impossible to experience unless and until the mouth of the Secret Lotus inside is no longer upside down. [Cf. v. 15; 39]
You can also try to lessen desires by calm breathing. [Cf. v. 62-64]
The supreme Person lives at the heart, and is dazzling like billions of suns If you meditate on OM by doing Omkara kriyas, you will see lightning like electricity. [Cf. v. 45-47; 21] (4)
The eternal Being is a Person, sages say. [Cf. v. 37]
Individual hearts are created
IN THE void of the heart is sound and calmness Individual beings are created. [Cf. v. 3-5; 9]
The individual who contemplates daily, shares in forming and building a spiritual edifice
Inspiration rooted in Lahiri Mahasaya's Commentary on the Tejabindu Upanisad.
By practicing kriya one can realize the spirit in the breath (prana, or calm "air") [cf. p. 21n].
The essence is: The ultimate Self of kriya is all the world. The ultimate Self is also Pure and Highest Wisdom. Highest, Pure World - that is all there is.
The Highest State lies in remaining aware of the ultimate Self as Pure Wisdom and so on - inside first
BY KEEPING the tongue lifted in the kriya way [by practicing khechari mudra = yogic tongue-lifting] one may feel purity of Peace [cf. p. 18].
There is a Void in the throatKingly calm is like a felt Void, and Brahman is ultimate [cf. p. 7, 22].
One is to hold on to the formless state that grows (is gained) beyond Voidness. Kutastha Brahman is supremely VoidKutastha is the Self in between the eyebrows where the individual being is "aired"By hard work the kutastha can be seen [cf. p. 22, 23, 10, 9].
The waves (commotion) of the heart are called chitta vritti [cf. p. 20].
Highest bliss lies in remaining aware between the eyebrows [cf. p. 15].
Seeker, nothing is apart from the ultimate Self [cf. p. 17].
By fixing the attention between the eyebrows. breath (prana) turns into "food" [nourishment] too [cf. p. 10, 11]. (2)
The individual self is joyful when he finds the supreme Being. When he goes beyond it in the kriya calm, there is no trace of supreme Being and no sense of Joy. The state of kriya calm is beyond everything. And so is the Highest Happiness and Eternal Peace. The ultimate Self has no substratum [cf. p. 16-17, 20, 22, 14].
In the kriya calm of kriya there is no sense of egoThe ultimate Self is also pure Wisdom (Jnana) [cf. p. 12, 24].
The Hong Saw technique of contemplation is for attaining the calmness of very calm breathing. The kriya calm is a highest secret [cf. p. 14].
One who practices kriya sincerely, has to transcend the expectations of results from doing kriya [cf. p. 12].
The ultimate Self is all there is
KINGLY calm is the establishment of the eternally true Self [cf. p. 20 Brahman is the ultimate Self of kriya [cf. p. 12].
One is to "arrive up to between the eyebrows"It is difficult to practice kriyas [cf. p. 10, 9].
All the world is the ultimate Self [cf. p. 20].
Sincerity grows through holding on to the inner Self [cf. p. 22].
Atman is Jiva. Jiva achieving Deep Calm in between the eyebrows becomes the supreme Self (Lord Siva) [cf. p. 6]. (4)
One feels void; there is no vision of a Void [cf. p. 22].
In the kriya calm, the intellect is poised in inner WisdomGuru and Bramha become just One. p 13, 18].
A Mahasaya is poised in inner Wisdom [cf. p. 11].
Selfhood is devoid of all sense of liberation
ONE IS to accept Oneself by OneselfOne should train oneself and see the Self in the medulla region through the area between the eyebrows somehow. It is done by practice [cf. p. 19, 9].
An etheral feeling of Void is in the ultimate SelfAnd Om is the physical garb (body) in the form of inner sound [cf. p. 15, 6].
The highest attainment is SelfhoodThe state of Awareness that the calm of kriya is based on, is called the "container" [cf. p. 15, 16].
The aim of kriya is to attain santa (deep calm and bliss), that is, kriya calm. Santa may evolve into eternal bliss beyond that poise [cf. p. 8n].
The state of Deep (Interiorised) Mind (Deep Consciousness) in the ultimate Self is free from all sense of liberation, honour and dishonour [cf. p. 24].
There are no purposes or visions when the state of anger (krodha) is overcome [cf. p. 12]. (6)
"Highest" often denotes "secret" in these waters [cf. p. 14].
To keep one's soul intact is "all the world" to oneself. That is exemplary.
Reference, Chapter 1
Gv: Satyeswarananda, swami, tr. Complete Works of Lahiri Mahasay Vol. I: The Gitas: The Vedic Bibles. Guru Gita. Omkar Gita. Abadhuta Gita. Kabir Gita. 2nd rev. ed. San Diego: The Sanskrit Classics, 1992.
Reference, Chapter 2
Ut: Satyeswarananda, swami, tr. Complete Works of Lahiri Mahasay Vol. III: The Upanisads: The Vedic
Bibles. San Diego: The Sanskrit Classics, 1992.
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