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Celebrating the birth of Brahm: Maharishi speaks on Brahma vidya, 5 July 2007 - Part I
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19 July 2007
Maharishi speaks on Gyan shakti, Kriya shakti, and Brahm vidya, the knowledge of Brahm, Totality. Maharishi goes deeply into the nature of unity and diversity, and silence and dynamism.
'The Communication Minister, [Dr Peter Swan], of Raja Raam's court has asked me to unfold the reality of Brahm. It's a beautiful time for the world that in the context of a birthday [of Raja Peter Warburton, Raja of England], the birth of Brahm is sought for. The birth of Brahm is that delicate level of existence and intelligence where the birth of silence is from activity and where the birth of activity is from silence.
Gyan Shakti and Kriya Shakti, the two values of Brahm
'These are the two values and integration of the two is that totality, that Unified Field which is Brahm. Brahm is the most delicate assembly of the two opposite values. The two opposite values are silence and activity. Silence is Gyan shakti; activity, Kriya Shakti. So where the Gyan emerges from Kriya shakti, and where Kriya shakti emerges from Gyan shakti, they remain separate, and they remain together.
'I feel fulfilled today that all the Rajas have commented on this level of reality in terms of simplicity and totality: simplicity in the nature of dear Raja Peter, the simplicity. What is that simplicity? That simplicity is simple with its opponent. What is the opponent of simplicity? Complexity. Complexity giving rise to simplicity in a natural way, [and in] a simple way, [simplicity] giving rise to complexity. The unification, the summation of unity and diversity—that is Brahm.
The simplicity and unity of silence and dynamism
'I admire the Minister of Communication that, celebrating Raja Consciousness today, he openly asked for some expressions that will explore the reality of a very tender, very simple, very natural, relationship between two aspects of the nature of Brahm. Brahm is made of two opposite values, silence and dynamism, completely unified. There is no difference I would say between the silent aspect of the nature of Brahm, and the dynamism nature of Brahm. The union is so perfect in its complete naturalness, that it is never anything other than the combination of the two, the coordination of the two.
'That is the Unified Field. And Raja Peter has expressed that thing, and is going to express more and more of the delicate union between the two values, silence and dynamism. This is such a field that qualifies or defines Raja Consciousness. Rajah Rajate. Rajate means Raja is, what? Self-referral. What is self-referral in the Raja? Knowledge is self-referral. Action is self-referral. That means science is self-referral, technology is self-referral.
'The science and the technology are so much together that the scientist of the science, the technologist of technology, they are eternally inseparable from each other. The scientist, the science of knowledge, and the technology of knowledge—the science of knowledge is made of the technology of knowledge, and the technology of knowledge is made of the science of knowledge. Knowledge and technology both meet in the scientist, and the scientist says Aham Brahmasmi, ''I am Brahm. I am Brahm.''
''Brahm, my universal status, is not isolation''
'In that it appears he has isolated himself from everything, that he is Brahm. Then he says, ''No, no, no. It's not isolation. It's universalization of my status.'' So when ''I am Brahm,'' when Aham Brahmasmi, then not only Aham, ''Thou art also That.'' Tat tvam asi. Aham Brahmasmi. Tat tvam asi. ''I am Brahm, Thou art also That.'' Not only I and you: that means, not only the single, not only the double, not only ''I am Brahm,'' not only ''Thou art That'', Aham Brahmasmi, Tat tvam asi, but also Sarvam Khalvidam Brahma, ''All this is Brahm.''
'What is all this? All this: Idam, 'I'. 'I' is the action principle, the Devata principle: the cause of action. You are not only silence, but I am also; and you are also that which is the cause of action.
''I am That and Thou art That,'' the fabrics of Brahm, Brahmavidya
'So I am made of knowledge, you are made of knowledge, and both of us and all this is made of knowledge. That means, it is the knowledge that divides me with you and all this. And it is the knowledge that maintains uniformity of the three. So if one is real, if I am That, then Thou art also That. If one is real, two are also real, and if one is self-referral, two is also self-referral. So the self-referral value is common; that is the third value, which is also real.
'This is how the chain reaction of multiple, or we can say, multiple-ization has started. Unity is real, duality is real, trinity is real, and in between unity and duality, the connecting link is another fourth value. So when one is real, and two is real, and three is real, four is real, like that, the chain of realities on the simple totality of unity.
'These are the fabrics of Brahm. This is the Brahmavidya. This is the Brahmavidya. And this is developing in the expression of the exposition of Total Knowledge through these graphs and charts by Dr Peter Warburton.
'And what is further going to come out of him is Brahm, which has been asked for today by the Communication Minister. The Communication Minister has raised the point of exposing that knowledge itself is not only singularity, but duality also, but trinity also. It's unification four times, it's the Samhita also—the whole multiple expression of unity in terms of the spread of language, and the spread of number system.
The rigidity of the number system and the flow of language
'There is a beautiful insight into this. What is the number system? Number system is rigid. One is rigidly one, two is rigidly two, three is rigidly three. But in this rigidity of one, what is there? Simplicity of unity, of infinity. Simplicity of unity, that is Brahm. When we think on it what we find is that in 'A', in the first syllable of the Veda, is the whole multiple flow of the Veda, and the multiple flow of the Veda is in two streams, the number system, one, two, three, and infinity; and in language, the language flows.
'Number system doesn't flow, it is rigid. So from the point of rigidity, [it is] the same value, the same Brahm; from the point of view of non-rigidity, that means multiplicity. Multiple and single, multiple and single, knowledge and action. One and many. Totality and points of totality, infinity. Unity and infinity, unity and infinity. And then unity and diversity, both opposites are so simply in togetherness; when unity and multiplicity are so much in togetherness, that one reality is both together and, both together, opposite values, what do they do? They begin to exist in the neutralized state of both.
The meeting point of knowledge and action: Yoga Sutra and Brahma Sutra
'One is neutralized by the other, because silence and dynamism, knowledge and action, and the meeting point of knowledge and action: if there could be a meeting point of the opposites, then that meeting point of the opposites is the totality. That meeting point, and this meeting point has been so brilliantly, so completely exposed to the intellect, exposed to experience.
'Just in that one word of Yoga Sutra [one aspect of Vedic Literature], one word of that Brahma Sutra [Vedic Literature]. One word of Yoga Sutra is: Svarupe avasthanam, Self-referral. One word of Brahma Sutra is Tat tu samanvayat. Brahm is from summation, unification—such natural unification that it can never be multiplication, because, naturally, by nature, they are one.
'When they are one by nature, that is the nature of Brahm, wholeness; that Atma is Brahm. This is the definition, this is the disclosure or vision of what Atma is. At-ma. From 'A', 'Ma'. The 'A', Purnam adah. The 'A' is Purna, full, full. In one syllable, 'A', full, full in one syllable, 'A'.
' 'A' is Ananta Akhanda Avinash; infinity, unboundedness, is made of points of infinity, points of unboundedness. Points of infinity [are] made of points of unboundedness, and point and point when they meet, then there is that action principle, then there is the state of Being and becoming. One is the other, from the state of Being is the state of becoming. Being and becoming, both together qualify, describe, or present Brahm.
'This is Brahmavidya. Brahmavidya. So delicate that it is this, that, and everything together. This, that, and everything together, and in the most natural way, in the most simple way, by nature they are unified, and by nature, even when they are unified, they are diversified. They hold on to their nature, and they partake of the other nature. That's why the word Brahm. 'Bra;' 'Bra' is made of two syllables, 'Ba' and 'Ra', 'Brahm'. That is a specialty of the Vedic language. It is able to convey in words that are truly applicable to its nature.
Global Good News will feature Part II of this article on 21 July ,2007
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