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Ashtavakra Gita - Sloka 2.1 to 2.7

Background Summary of Chapter 1'I' or 'You' or 'Self' is just our 'thoughts' and not the physical bodies. Make these thoughts as observers of what's happening around. Make the 'I' (the thought that constitute the 'I') 'not the doers', but just observers. There are multiple thoughts when attached to bodies, actions, forms, which keep changing continuously. There is one thought when un-attached to actions, forms, bodies and is just witnessing. When there are are multiple thoughts, there is perception/illusion and another reality. When there is one witnessing, thought un-attached to actions or forms, that thought is the reality. That reality is the Atman. That Atman is the 'I' or 'You' or 'Self'. This peak of knowledge is advaitam, the state of non-duality. This is the state where only reality is present and perception is removed. This is the state where there is only one thought that is un-attached to a…

Invocation is Worship - An analysis

What is worship..? Worship in Vedic dharma is to get the divine inspiration from the characteristics of 'devatha' in us. Vedas talk about several 'forces' such as Atma, Purusha, Agni, Indra, Adityas, Rudras, Vishnu, vAyu etc that guide and evolve the Universe and its intelligence.

During the vedic times several of these divine forces were extolled to invoke their power in us so that we evolve further in our intelligence, learn from these 'forces' and become capable of solving the challenges we face in our daily life.

This was the concept of ‘worship’ in the Vedic dharma. Mantras, Yajnas, Homas and Poojas were meant to invoke the deity in us. pUrva-mImAmsa - The earlier reflection on Vedas mImAmsa is translated as 'profound thought' or 'reflection' or 'examination'. It is the 'reflection' or investigation of Vedic scriptures that resulted in development of Vedic worship rituals such as 'Yajna', 'homa' and 'puj…

Rsis of the Vedas - Part 11 (The dAnavas)

Background Rsis of the Vedas are not human beings. They are symmetry breaking events that originated everything in the Universe (4).
The Rsis are described here (13) and here (14).
There are ten types of Higgs couplings to particles which are the ten prominent avatars of Vishnu These ten types of Higgs couplings defeat the weak decays, win over them and establish the ten particle types over three births/generations. This is the story of ten avatars of vishnu defeating the daityas over three births/generations (18).
The ten types of Higgs couplings are 1. Matsya - Higgs coupling to Top Quark 2. kUrma - Higgs coupling to Bottom Quark 3. varAha  - Higgs coupling to Charm Quarks 4. nRsimha - Higgs coupling to Strange Quarks 5. vAmana - Higgs coupling to neutrinos that spans across three generations (oscillates) 6. parasurAma - Higgs coupling to Down Quarks 7. rAma - Higgs coupling to Up Quarks 8. BalarAma - Higgs coupling to Tau lepton 9. Krishna - Higgs coupling to Muon 10. kalki - Higg…

Rsis of the Vedas - Part 10 (Catur Sana and Catur Yuga)

Background Rsis of the Vedas are not human beings. But they are symmetry breaking events that originated everything in the Universe (4).

The Rsis till now are described here (13) and here (14).

There are ten types of Higgs couplings to particles which are the ten prominent avatars of Vishnu These ten types of Higgs couplings defeat the weak decays, win over them and establish the ten particle types over three births/generations. This is the story of ten avatars of vishnu defeating the daityas over three births/generations (18).

The ten types of Higgs couplings are
1. Matsya - Higgs coupling to Top Quark
2. kUrma - Higgs coupling to Bottom Quark
3. varAha  - Higgs coupling to Charm Quarks
4. nRsimha - Higgs coupling to Strange Quarks
5. vAmana - Higgs coupling to neutrinos that spans across three generations (oscillates)
6. parasurAma - Higgs coupling to Down Quarks
7. rAma - Higgs coupling to Up Quarks
8. BalarAma - Higgs coupling to Tau lepton
9. Krishna - Higgs coupling to Muon
10.…

Observer drives evolution

Unchanging observer drives the evolution Sa-akSi means 'that eye'. It is the 'witnessing' eye, the eye of 'third party' that is witnessing, but not interacting with what's happening or not changing due to the interaction. It is the 'unchanging observer'.

This un-changing observer is there in everything. In every piece of Universal evolution, there is a third party observer, who does not interact. This third party observer, though not-interacting, propels the evolution. Without this observer, evolution will not happen.

Observation of the 'self' propels evolution (1).That is the unchanging observer that propels the evolution is not outside but inside and is a part of the 'self'.
cakSusa satyata and sAkshi When something external is observed, it brings up the relative 'reality' or 'existence'. (cakSusa satyata). The observation of something external leads to interactions between observer and observed.  The 'aprati-g…

Ashtavakra Gita - Sloka 1.12 to 1.20

Background Janaka asks Ashtavakra
How do we obtain jnAna (Knowledge/wisdom)..? How will we become muktir (free from desires/worries)..?How do we arrive at vairagyam (indifferent to pulls and pressures)..?  Ashtavakra explains in this way. Being patient and Candid/sincere are necessity for gaining more and more knowledge (jnAna). Being kind and contended are needed to be free from desires (mukti). Being Truthful is needed to be indifferent from pulls and pressures (vairagya). Hence the characteristics of Ksama (Patience), arjva (sincerity/candidness), dayA (kindness), toSa (Contentment) and Satyam (Truthfulness)  have to be accepted like ‘nectar'.
All these characteristics arise from our thoughts. So it is our thoughts that we have to work on.

'You' are neither earth, fire, water, air or ether. 'You' are not any physical form. To become free, realize/understand 'you' represents just the 'thoughts' and not really the physical body (made of pancha-bhuta…

Ashtavakra Gita - Sloka 1.7 to 1.11

Background Janaka asks Ashtavakra

How do we obtain jnAna (Knowledge/wisdom)..? How will we become muktir (free from desires/worries)..?How do we arrive at vairagyam (indifferent to pulls and pressures)..?  Ashtavakra explains in this way.
Being patient and Candid/sincere are necessity for gaining more and more knowledge (jnAna). Being kind and contended are needed to be free from desires (mukti). Being Truthful is needed to be indifferent from pulls and pressures (vairagya). Hence the characteristics of Ksama (Patience), arjva (sincerity/candidness), dayA (kindness), toSa (Contentment) and Satyam (Truthfulness)  have to be accepted like ‘nectar'.
All these characteristics arise from our thoughts. So it is our thoughts that we have to work on.

'You' are neither earth, fire, water, air or ether. To become free, realize/understand your 'thoughts' are the observers/witness of the Atman.

As long as our thoughts are operating around our physical world, we are bound. Once …