Friday, March 8, 2013

Twinkle of Maya


“Just as milliards of bright sparks dance on the waters of an ocean above which one and the same moon is shining, so our evanescent personalities – the illusive envelopes of the immortal MONAD-EGO – twinkle and dance on the waves of Maya. They last and appear, as the thousands of sparks produced by the moon-beams, only so long as the Queen of the Night radiates her lustre on the running waters of life: the period of a Manvantara; and then they disappear, the beams – symbols of our eternal Spiritual Egos – alone surviving, re-merged in, and being, as they were before, one with the Mother-Source.” ………..The Secret Doctrine, i 237

Today we celebrate, in a purely commercial sense, Women’s Day. I have specifically chosen the above passage from Madame Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctrine” because it resonates with the broader symbolism of who true we are in this earthly manifestation. In our awakened consciousness, we need to understand that there is a source from which we come and that source is not limited to our ancestral genealogy. The physical part of our manifestation can be traced to an evolutionary sequence but our true identity as a conscious being can not be traced in a linear fashion.

Our unique consciousness has a much longer journey compared to this current physical form. Our consciousness is a cosmic entity transcending beyond the physical realm. When one refers to the fundamental source of our being then we are faced with a hyper dimensional concept that defies mental grasping. Language is always a limitation when dealing with such concepts and this is the reason that we need symbols and mythological narrations to make available to the human psyche a lead to deeper interpretation of stimuli from the universal unconsciousness realm.

Jung’s archetype of the Mother can be seen in the referral to the moon as the Queen of the night begetting all the subtle images as defined in the above passage. Each human manifestation is a ‘twinkle and dance on the waves of Maya’ which are resident in the ‘running waters of life’.
Water again symbolizes consciousness in most mystical traditions.
According to Bhagavad Purana, God Vishnu in one of his incarnations, appeared as Vamana (dwarf) in the sacrificial arena of Asura King Mahabali. Then in order to measure the universe, he extended his left foot to the end of the universe and pierced a hole in its covering with the nail of his big toe. Through the hole, the pure water of the Causal Ocean (Divine Brahm-Water) entered this universe as the Ganges River. What is to be noted is the Casual Ocean is the cosmic consciousness or Divine consciousness which is the fundamental constituent of all creation.
In Aramaic, the alphabet ‘נ’ = ‘nun’ means "fish." The mem ‘מ’, means the waters of the sea, is the natural medium of the nun, fish. The nun "swims" in the mem, covered by the waters of the "hidden world." Creatures of the "hidden world" lack self-consciousness or are immersed in Divine consciousness. This the mother source and primal cause for all birthing in this world.

The best tribute that we can pay the women of this world is in recognizing the Divine feminine which is an integral part of all creation. Sexual differentiation, rooted at the physical level of creation, is very much at the anthropomorphic level and leads to a very narrow and extremely limited view of the role the feminine. This is the malady of today’s world.

“There are two aspects of individual harmony: the harmony between body and soul, and the harmony between individuals. All the tragedy in the world, in the individual and in the multitude, comes from lack of harmony. And harmony is the best given by producing harmony in one's own life.” …………….Hazrat Inayat Khan

But to see the birthing mother symbol in all creation and the integral nature of the animus and anima of the human psyche leads to harmony and elevation of our consciousness to a Divine level.

Love to you all.

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