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The Vatican Council exhorts all members to recognise, preserve and promote the good things in Hinduism. This is a serious matter, made official through the "Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. Nostra Aetate". There is much to consider in the light of Buddha's glorious Kalama Sutta too, where you are taught how to benefit from sagacious doubts. And the Vatican Council wants all members to recognise, preserve and promote the good things in Buddhism too [More from the Vatican Council].

Yoga terms: There is a link - 'Words' - to a little glossary on any of these pages.

Source(s) include texts translated by Swami Satyeswarananda. The renderings here hardly make the translation in a context redundant, but are designed to serve as an introduction to yoga teachings within Sanatan Dharma, also called Hinduism.

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Omkara Gita Essentials

The Omkara Gita is collection of verses with commentary by Lahiri Mahasaya. In the collection, Krishna answers questions by Arjuna about the Om sound. There is perhaps no reference to any written source of the verses other than the verses and commentaries by Lahiri.

You may ponder these words for years without understanding them wholly, or you may learn to meditate well and later recognise many allusions. Or both. Which may be indispensable, you think? And why are many of these mentions allusions? Because what they refer to (possibly), is not much physical, not all of it.

The source of these renderings is Lahiri Mahasaya's text in the reference work at bottom of the page.

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.

LoThe individual Self is of Knowledge

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 . . . 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 supreme Person is the embodiment of knowledge. [Cf. v. 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]

LoThose who contemplate every day may understand more and better as time goes by

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. [Cf. v. 45-47] (4)

The eternal Being is a Person, sages say. [Cf. v. 37]

LoIndividual hearts are created

In the void of the heart is sound and calmness ⚶ Individual beings are created. [Cf. v. 3-5; 9]


In Sum

  1. The individual Self is of Knowledge.
  2. Those who contemplate every day may understand more and better as time goes by, due to attuning to that inner Self.
  3. Individual hearts are created - and if so, may get marred also.

In Nuce The individual who contemplates daily, shares in forming and building a spiritual edifice inside too.


Lahiri Mahasaya rendered, Literature  

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. ⍽▢⍽ Any other source of the verses than Lahiri's Omkar Gita may not be found.

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