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Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam's historic address on the presentation of his new book Ramayana in Human Physiology - Part III
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24 April 2008
During the recent global celebration of Raam Navami, Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam was presented with the first copy of his new book, Ramayana in Human Physiology. This presentation, on the Maharishi Global Family Chat, marked the beginning of a special three-day celebration at the International Capital of the Global Country of World Peace in MERU, Holland, in honour of the completion of this highly significant book.
Please also see Part I and Part II of this article.
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam continued his historic address following the presentation, giving a detailed account of how the book came into being, and explaining in depth how total Natural Law—the Veda, the Constitution of the Universe—is expressed exactly in the structure of the human physiology.
'Veda is very rigid in terms of its structure—there are so many chapters, so many lines, so many Suktas*, etc. Therefore it was possible to scientifically compare structure and function between the 40 aspects of the Veda and Vedic Literature and the human physiology, as we all know.
'But there are different layers of expression of Natural Law in the Veda itself. One is pure sound, and in the sound sequence—from sound to silence, to sound, to silence; and the Sandhis [gaps between the sounds]; and then sound, vibration, and silence—the structure is one aspect of the expression. And this aspect of the expression has functions also. So we see that all of them are expressed in the physiology, from that basic structure and function level.
'But if you start reading the Vedic Literature, as we all enjoy to read, we can see as we go from the Rk Veda, Sama, Yajur, Atharva, to other levels of Vedic Literature, that they start becoming more comprehensible in terms of translation and words, etc. So they are different levels of expression of Natural Law, some at the intellectual level; some at this pure structure, pure sound level; some at the philosophical level; some at the experiential level . . . and systems of Yoga, and systems of Vedanta, and how to actually bring the physiology back to that.'
Maharaja explained how the Veda and Vedic Literature 'is a complete whole', and gave examples of how the various aspects of the Vedic Literature express different layers of the structure of Natural Law: 'Ayur-Veda—how to even use the relationship between the structure that is present in the plants, the herbs, [and how this] is related to the structure of the body, and aligns the body back to its original structure. There is Sthapatya Veda [Vedic Architecture], which organizes the environment where you live so that the physiology has the ability to live its own original reality, and that its own structure is harmoniously supported by the environment. There is Gandharva Veda, from the level of sound.
'So there are different levels of the ways the Veda contains Natural Law, and allows us to be in tune with it. The sounds of the Veda alone align us back to our nature, because they are us—so when we hear them, we align, we align, we align. That's the effect of the sounds of the Veda—they align the physiology back to its own basic structure and function, bring it back home, even on the surface level.
'There is also one level, which is in the Mahabharata, and in the Ramayana,** where Natural Law is recounted as a story. It's Raam: he goes here, he comes there, he goes with Sita, he gets exiled, he goes in the forest, he fights, he brings Sita back, he fights with Ravana—all of these things we can see in the Ramayana. Also when we look at the Ramayana, it's total Natural Law, and it has a story line, and characters, and extremes of emotions, of feelings—Raam getting angry and crying, and wanting to destroy the whole universe . . . . And he breaks the bow of Shiva, and he goes into exile, he forgives this, he does that. Dasaratha has held his word, and why did he do this?
'You have extremes of devotion, extremes of honour, extremes of courage, extremes of the highest values; and also you see deception, fights, and evil. And you see all kinds of characters—Rishis, and kings, monkeys, half gods, half men—you have incarnations of the divine. It's full of huge levels, different levels of feelings, emotions, and actions. And that's also the total story of Natural Law.
'When Maharishi says it's not a story, we're not telling a story—it means it's not just something to enjoy, something very nice, to be distracted [by]. It's actually the story of Natural Law, it is another way Natural Law expresses itself.
'One way was the sound structure: Sandhi, sound, Sandhi, sound, very rigid, very strict—and that is the structure of the body. Another way Natural Law is expressed in the Veda is through a story line—of Raam, Wholeness, and of individual encounters and phenomena, good, bad, and evil, and all of that.'
In the coming days Global Good News will feature the continuation of Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam's address, in which he discusses the implications of the structure of Natural Law uncovered in the Ramayana, for his historic research on Ramayana in Human Physiology.
* Collection of verses.
** Parts of the Itihas aspect of Vedic Literature.
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