Dhyāna

Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: Dhyāna or meditation is an action-inaction acting on the fundamentals and principles of the manifestation of a created being in the state of Avyakta or Unmanifest from within Aksharam or Imperishable or Supreme Self or Avyakta beeja or seed. The subtlest Avyakta or Unmanifest that sets in motion the act of dhyāna or meditation as an action-inaction is based on its own manifestation from within Aksharam or Imperishable or Supreme Self or Avyakta beeja or seed.

 

Thereby, the sole doer for this act of action-inaction of dhyāna or meditation preceded by contemplation and introspection has its origin in Aksharam or Imperishable or Supreme Self or Avyakta beeja or seed. In that case, who is the witness and who is the beneficiary? As an act of action-inaction will bear fruits or results, who is the beneficiary of that fruit or result?

 

The Self or self-luminous akshara or alphabet that has its origin in Aksharam or Imperishable or Supreme Self or Avyakta beeja or seed which is also the Supreme Self is the sole doer of the act of dhyāna or meditation, the witness of the act of dhyāna or meditation, the beneficiary of the act of dhyāna or meditation, the act of action-inaction of dhyāna or meditation itself, the fruits or the results of the act of action-inaction of dhyāna or meditation, the goal of dhyāna or meditation and dhyāna or meditation itself.

 

This will sound very ambiguous but so is the nature of all creation and manifestations that spring forth from within Aksharam or Imperishable or Supreme Self or Avyakta beeja or seed. Hence, it has been advised in all scriptural authorities to keep on reciting the myriad names or naamas or a name or naama of the Supreme Self continuously as the one who remembers the Supreme Self at the time of their passing will attain the Supreme Self. But again the question arises – who is name or naama? Who recites this name or naama? What is the goal behind the recitation of this name or naama? How did this name or naama come into existence?

 

Again, the name or naama is the Supreme Self as both Avyakta or Unmanifest and Vyakta or Manifest. The one who recites the name or naama is the sole doer namely the Supreme Self and the goal is the Supreme Self. Here, action-inaction refers to the relative-absolute, dynamic-static, Avyakta or UnmanifestVyakta or Manifest, light-sound, sound-light, time-space and other variables or creation differentials that appear to be Vyakta or Manifest but are Avyakta or Unmanifest.

 

This name or naama  has its origin in Aksharam or Imperishable or Supreme Self or Avyakta beeja or seed and thereby, it is the Supreme Self itself. Hence, the act of action-inaction of dhyāna or meditation is the Self or self-luminous akshara or alphabet in absolute immersion and absorption with Itself.

 

Thereby, dhyāna or meditation should be carried out as per the scriptural authorities with the Self or self-luminous akshara or alphabet as the Guru, while being aware and conscious of “intuition” or prātibha to attain equanimity or samatā that will eventually lead to seeing the Self as existing within and as existing outside and all-pervading and thus, lead to immersion and absorption into the Supreme Self.

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