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Address of Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam - Part II: Maharishi's contribution is a revival of the understanding of Natural Law
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20 July 2008
Continuing his address on 18 July 2008 to the Guru Purnima Celebration of the Global Country of World Peace, Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam spoke about Maharishi's revival of the true value of Veda, Total Knowledge, and the value of silence.
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam said that Guru Dev's* message was, 'Life is naturally full, life is naturally full.' So many traditions of spirituality, of religion, of knowledge, have sung the glory of human life and upheld man in the image of God, and that the angels bowed down when man was created.
'With time, people have forgotten that reality or never understood what it is,' Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam continued. 'Taken into daily activities of life, the mind [becomes] small; [it] gets into smaller and smaller things, and the Reality is forgotten. Even in the Vedic Tradition, Maharishi said, the dust of time covered the true value of the Veda, and as revealed in the deeper texts of the Veda, we see that the great incarnations and great revelations of great saints and divine beings have always been to revive the Veda, to revive and to bring back Total Knowledge.
'Thanks to the Vedic Pandits, the tradition in India, that knowledge has been maintained from generation to generation, father to son, on the level of chanting. It started to be translated and became almost a philosophy, even I would say, a religion. On the level of the meaning, it has had great contribution to society, but it lost its true full effectiveness, its true full essence. That comes from very slight misinterpretation. One little angle, one little tiny angle, and it just goes in a different direction . . . .'
Maharaja Adhiraj Raja Raam used the example of the expression, 'In the beginning was the Word,' and said, '[But] what was at the beginning of the beginning of the beginning, and before the beginning? Before the word was the sound, the sound, AA [the first syllable of Rk Veda]. One sound.
'That was the vibration of Natural Law. But before the sound was the silence. That very simple contribution from Maharishi through Guru Dev sounds a very interesting thing to realize, but on the cosmic level, on the level of the achievements of life, on the level of where life is based, the roots of life, that makes all the difference.
'Because if we say at the beginning were the branches or the fruits, we would just rush after the fruits and we forget the roots. At the beginning was the seed in the field, which is silent, and then the roots, and then the tree and the branches and the fruit. [If] we forget to water the root, we don't get the full fruit.
'Such a simple message Maharishi gave us, such a profound message, and when he explained to us who Guru Dev is, what Guru Dev is—he is silence, Maharishi said, complete pure Being, complete total silence. From the age of 11 to the age of 70, [Guru Dev was] in deep forests, in silence—silence that was so strong, so grounded, that it came out with full dynamism to create Heaven on Earth that is Maharishi in the world.
'So Maharishi's contribution is a revival of the understanding of Natural Law, revival of the understanding of Brahm, of Totality, as Nirguna nirakar Veda, as Nirguna nirakar Brahm: Nirguna, ''without qualities, abstract''—but also Saguna sakar Veda, which means ''with qualities''.
'So there is the unbounded field of pure Being, the silence, that is the reality of everything in creation. In fact all of creation is nothing but the story of silence. When we think we read the Veda and then there is sound and silence, sound and silence, sound and silence—we say the silence between the syllables, the silence between the words punctuates the sound.
'So we have sound and then a silence, sound and then a silence, as if the sound is important and the silence is just a transition where the sound collapses and another sound emerges so that creation can take place—because life is an ever-growing change and transformation, and every change and transformation goes [through] that collapse and emergence; collapse and emergence.
'That is one reality of understanding. The true truth of the story, the secret of life—all about life—is only one thing: to tell the story of silence. To tell the story of the Absolute. You can imagine, if you like, the Absolute was feeling too lonely and wanted to be entertained, so it told its story in creation.
'So if we see life as anything else, we can get in the wrong path, in the wrong understanding. Life starts there and goes back there over and over again, telling the story of silence. If we have that silence within us, we have the total story of life; we have everything. That is the reality of the true and simple teaching of enlightenment that Maharishi has given to the world.'
* Guru Dev: Maharishi's Master, His Divinity Brahmanand Saraswati, Jagatguru Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Himalayas.
Global Good News will feature the continuation of the address by Maharaja Adhiraja Raja Raam about Maharishi's contribution to the world, in the coming days.
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