Light of the Scriptures: OM Yoga - the union with Brahman - Māṇḍūkya Kārikā I.25

The process of absorption of your finally in what is and shining; your idea and experience your self mutilated and mutant, player of darkness and misery, in your being, being, mental processes without fluctuations emotional, naturally experiencing its absolute fullness.

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We have already published Māṇḍūkya Upaniṣhad and we are now completing the first chapter of Māṇḍūkya Kārikā, comment in verse of Gauḍapāda, master of the master of Śhaṅkarāchārya.

Translation and commentary by David Rodrigo (Āchārya Jijnāsu), traditional teacher of Advaita Vedānta. To read the previous parts:

Māṇḍūkya Kārikā 25

Ongkaran padsho vidyatpada volume saṃśayaḥ.

Ongkaran padsho ṅñātvā not kinchidpi chintayet ||

yuñjīta praṇave cetaḥ praṇavo brahma nirbhayam |

praṇave nityayuktasya na bhayaṁ vidyate kvacit ||

"La mente-corazón debe ser unificada con OM (praṇava). OM is Brahman (being, truth), always without fear. Who is always unified with OM knows no fear whatever happens."

The mind-heart- consciousness ´chetas´. It is in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali chitta. It is the power of consciousness, perception, awareness, sensitivity and experience in you (chiti-śhakti).

The mind should be unified (yunjīta, from the root yuj(, as yoga) with OM (praṇava) since OM is Brahman (being, truth) (knowing the meaning of OM, known Brahman) and who is always unified with Brahman is free from fear.

Scary - free A: fear there is no

-Suffer pain because someone or something makes you damage.


-Do not achieve what you want.

-Lose what you have and love.

In other words, free of fear includes free desire and hate, attachment and aversion (rāga and dveṣha in Yoga Sutras II.3).

How can you be free from fear? Because you are infinite fullness (pūrṇa). That is what it is. That is Brahman (the being, the truth), as we have seen earlier in this same text (Māṇḍūkya Upaniṣhad with Kārikā).

The realization of Brahman, of your true being, of being non-dual ´advaita´, one second, change without action, omnipresent, omniscient, eternal, whose nature is existence, consciousness and pure happiness (Sat, Cit, Ānanda), freedom, is the meaning of life, finally, the sole purpose of life (artha-puruṣha).

"The wise ´vidvān´ (who performs Brahman) not afraid of anything." (Taittirīya Upaniṣhad II.9)

How do you make Brahman?

Once you understand the knowledge revealed in the Scriptures ´śhāstra´ (Śhruti or upaniṣhads, and Smṛti Bhagavad Guītā, Yoga Sutras, Brahma Sūtras, etc.) in the way disciple tradition which you know indirectly what is OM in your three statements of everyday experience (´jāgrat´, ´svapna´ sleep and deep sleep ´suṣhupti´ vigil), in your three bodies (physical ´sthūla´, ´sūkṣhma´ subtle and causal ´kāraṇa´ (, or who knows what external and material, internal it and subtle and the darkness, the nothing), final practice is to unify your Finally, your consciousness, in that OM now you understand clearly, without a doubt.

Śhakarāchārya: "To unify ´yunjīta´ means to absorb."

How are you going to unify - absorb your finally in Brahman?

First, is it possible to do so? We accept that it is desirable, but is it really possible?

Yes, because the finally is like a mirror reflecting inevitably what put you front to him assuming his form.

In the mirror of your soul (finally) you can basically print two types of prints:

-Darkness and misery, ignorance, suffering and turmoil, which is to reflect the multiplicity of beings, things, actions and experiences of the world with the understanding and experience of ´esto is the verdad´ and ´yo am this guy, that experiment the multiplicity of life while vivo´. These mental impressions is in Yoga Sutras called vyutthāna saṁskāras.

-Light, peace and happiness, fullness, absolute freedom, which is to reflect not the objects (the multiplicity of the world), but light, the light source - and not only what this light through instruments of your mind and senses (objects, both external and internal to your finally)-, the existence and consciousness, that is the subject, as one (Puruṣha or Brahman) , the omnipresent and unchanging truth of the apparent multiplicity of the reality of the world. These mental impressions are called in Yoga Sutras nirodha or samādhi saṁskāras.

Now, once it is clear that you can and want to, how are we going to unify - absorb your finally in Brahman?

To reverse the mirror of our objects finally being we use the name of Brahman, which is the syllable OM (Yoga Sutras I.27, Māṇḍūkya Up. (VIII). how? Recalling OM constantly cultivating their meaning within ourselves (Yoga Sutras I.28), feeding the seed of consciousness that exists in our minds ´chitta´ until it grows omniscient. I.e., leaving light, feeling only the multiplicity of objects, their action, evolution and death, including the own physical and mental body, your idea of self mutilated and mutant (ego), and concentrating constantly, continuously, for a long time and love (Yoga Sutras I.14) the wise and conscious recollection of OM. This is done JAPA.

Conscious, diaphragmatic, breathing deep, slow and balanced is essential to calm the mind and that can concentrate on contemplate OM and feel its meaning inside. As well as also the emotional purification (chitta-prasādanam, Yoga Sutras I.33) and meditation techniques.

Do so only JAPAyou are doing what you are doing with your body and the rest of your Finally, is akhaṇḍa-ākāra-vṛtti, when your mind reflects the indivisible (the self) to take its shape.

So you feel your true beauty be inside (adhyātma prasāda) and obstacles, which are the distractions of your Finally, are disappearing little by little thanks to your dedication to the correct practice (Yoga Sutras I.20, 30).

Then, focusing solely there and leaving you without more, without fear, happens: recognize directly, completely, what is, what shines.

This being (ātman), the power of the consciousness in yourself, is that (Brahman, being non-dual): "ayam ātmā brahma |" This self is Brahman." (Māṇḍūkya Up. II) "Sarvaṁ khalvidam brahma |" All of this (the apparent multiplicity of the world) actually is Brahman." (Chāndogya Upaniṣhad XIV.3)

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Is delivered completely to the realization of his true be and of the truth since in 2008 is was to Rishikesh, Himalaya, India and gave with his master, Dravidāchārya Rāmakṛiṣṇan Swāmījī (Shastra Nethralaya Ashram, tradition Advaita Vedānta of Śhaṅkarāchārya).

During six intense years of self-transformation studied, contemplated, applied and experienced with the master, in a relationship personal and daily, the wisdom experiential and releasing of the large writings complete and original of them schools classic of spirituality and philosophy in India (ṣhaḍ-darśhana) and Sanskrit:

  • Advaita Vedānta
  • Prasthāna Trayī ´Triple Canon´ with Śhankarāchārya comment: Bhagavad Guītā, main Upaniṣhads and Brahma Sūtras. The latter with Bhāmatī, Vāchaspati Miśhra subcomentario.
  • Advaita Siddhi, Madhusūdana Sarasvatī, part of the Bṛhat Prasthāna Trayī ´Gran Triple Canon´.
  • Prakaraṇa granthas (secondary texts) as Viveka Chūḍāmaṇi, Śhankarāchārya; Panchadaśhī, Vidyāraṇya Muni; Vedanta Paribhāsā, from Dharmarāja Adhvarīndra; Siddhānta-leśha-saṅgraha, Appayya Dīkṣhita; Dakṣhiṇāmūrti-stotra ´Himno to Dakṣhiṇāmūrti´; Pancīkaraṇa; Tattva boddha; or Ātma-jñāna-upadeśha-vidhi.
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with commentary of Vyāsa, etc.
  • Sāṅkhya-Kārikā of Īśhvara Kṛṣhṇa.
  • The rest of the classical schools (astika darśhana): Artha-saṅgraha (Pūrva Mīmāṁsā); Tarka-saṅgraha (Nyāya-Vaiśheṣhika).
  • Grammar of the Sanskrit (vyākaraṇa): Laghu-siddhānta-kaumudī of Varadarāja (simplification of the Aṣhṭādhyāyi of Pāṇini).

He was also initiated in techniques of meditation and consciousness in the tradition of the meditation Yoga in the Himalayas with is Veda Bhāratī (Swami Rama Sadhaka grass Ashram, Rishikesh).

Swami Rama Sadhaka grass Ashram, Rishikesh began to transmit knowledge, practice and experience of Scripture and meditation. He also coordinated Dhyana Gurukulam, the traditional school of meditation of the ashram.

In 2014 the life brought you back to Spain, where continues to make available directly - without getting lost in robes or conversions to what are not-, wisdom, practice and experience of these universal writings coming from and you gradually lead to samādhi, the absolute fullness of your own being: one second, action without change (advaita), consciousness , Pure happiness and existence, free, unlimited.

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