Dhyāna – Chapter – 17

Guru says, “Child, for a created being to even begin to show gratitude and practise acceptance for Self-Surrender, first he must contemplate and introspect on the Supreme Self. For a created being to know, realize, understand, perceive and experience the Supreme Self, the “body” or the manifest state of the self-luminous akshara is his greatest friend.

 

When a created being is steadfast in contemplation and introspection of the Supreme Self, renunciation of the fruits of actions and inactions, words, thoughts and speech inevitably follows.

 

Why is the “body” so imperative for a created being to realize the purpose of his own creation?

 

As I said earlier, each and every being in this universe has been created in a shape and form of the self-luminous akshara. The shape and form of the self-luminous akshara of the created being is based on the various parameters and differentials of creation.

 

Hence, in each and every atom of a created being irrespective of the shape and form of the self-luminous akshara that it is in, the same universe and same differentials of creation exist. That is each and every atom of every created being be it mantras, myriad forms of the Supreme Self, trees, plants, fruits, flowers as well as rituals, practices, sadhanas, anuṣṭhānas, yagnas, homas, yāgas and everything in this universe including all actions and inactions and fruits of the actions and inactions, words, thoughts and speech possesses the same inherent nature.

 

To know, realize, understand and perceive this equanimity, this “body” is necessary. How else can a created being experience the unmanifest state of the self-luminous akshara leading to immersion and absorption into the Supreme Self without the manifest state of the self-luminous akshara?

 

This is the fundamental principle of dhyāna.”

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