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Thus tattwa shuddhi man, that is the spirit or pure consciousness. This transformation of Papa Purusha vital energy. Therefore, in practice of tattwa shuddhi has been divulged. There is no use in just having a bird's eye view of a subject as vast as tantra, which has viewed existence from every angle or point of view. It is also column, beginning from mooladhara, right up to ajna chakra. It the vibration of prana at varying frequencies, we pay obeisance is believed that concentration on these forms detonates the to prana shakti, who plays a vital role in our evolution from samskaras or archetypes that obscure creativity and genius. Structured data Captions English Add a one-line explanation of what this file represents.
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Why not share! Varmam and siddha books manuscripts Worship of shakti is considered In the practice, you first create a mental to be an unavoidable part of tantric upasana because tantra and psychic believes that, without the power of shakti, not even a blade awareness of the elements and their resp body. You witness the process of one tattw ective yantras in the of grass can move. Mter discovering the universal or cosmic rence towards a higher reality. Secondly, the practice utilizes the basic tools of tantra: Mter this tran sformation, you of yoga.
Tattwa In tattwa shuddhi, it is necessary to overcome the nagging shuddhi can be used as an aid to meditation and advanced intellect and develop devotion, which is a consequence of esoteric practices, or as a complete sadhana by itself.
Although inner faith and conviction. Prerequisites of the practice The person most qualified to practise tattwa shuddhi is one who has trained his body and mind to a sufficient degree through hatha yoga and ajapa japa. The aspirant is required to sit in a steady position, preferably siddhasana, siddha yoni asana or padmasana, for one hour, during. This means that the aspirant should have a healthy body and mind before he begins the practice of tattwa shuddhi.
The practice should not be undertaken by one who is suffering from physical ailments. It is better to wait until the illness is cured before beginning the practice.
Tattwa shuddhi is a system of dharana and it is necessary to introvert the mind before commencing the practice, so that the state of dharana is easily achieved. It is for this reason that the Srimad Devi Bhagavatam Purana suggests that the aspirant should induce pratyahara sense withdrawal through pranayama or trataka, prior to the practice of tattwa shuddhi.
Tattwa shuddhi sadhana requires a basic knowledge of the location of the chakras in the body, the ascending and descending passage of prana in sushumna, ajapajapa mantra repetition , and other relevant yogic practices.
Apart from these prerequisites, the attitude or bhava of a sadhaka is an important factor in all tantric sadhana, because it is through the inner attitude that purification is enhanced.
If your bhava or attitude is that of devotion, open-mindedness and acceptance, the effects of the practice are far greater. A closed mind can never experience unity.
Tantra asserts that It IS only wh '11 this happens that true spiritual experience begins. J ust as a potter fires his works of art in a burning hot kiln, 3 i ; l l lwa shuddhi prepares an aspirant for the tempestuous: Tattwa Shuddhi: Process of Purification ;I I 1Y yoga, you will have to incorporate tattwa shuddhi to gIve 1 I 10mentum to your progress in sadhana,.
Therefore, tattwa signifies ' t hrough tattwa shuddhi sadhana, we purifY the tattwas or I he elements and also the senses and perceptions connected thatness , whIch can be further understood as 'the essence with them.
The sense of hearing and auditory nerves are which creates the feeling of existence'. Tattwa is also known purified by repetition of mantra. The sense of sight and as bhuta in the scriptures. The sense of touch and tactile nerves are pUrified. The five elements are commonly referred to l1yasa.
The sense of smell and olfactory nerves are pUrified as pancha mahabhuta or pancha tattwa. Therefore, tattwa shuddhi or bhuta shuddhi. However, purification through tattwa shuddhi should sadhana can best be understood as 'perfecting purification not only be conceived as physical purity.
Purification in that of the essence which gives rise to the feeling of existence'. Tantra lays. Physical purity alone cannot carry the lying consciousness related to those elements.
IS preceded by many stages of purity. Not purity in a religious, other bodies or planes of existence related to the hIdden moral or ethICal sense, but as a scientific process created in layers of the mind. Any purification of the psychological elements; deva shuddhi, disharmony on those levels is immediately transferred to the purification of the divine elements; atma shuddhi, purification respective bodies. Just as a physical disease arises out of of the elements constituting the unconscious.
We have learned how to combat physical disease, but achieve one-pointedness and concentration. These ailments are subtle and I he flow of prana in the body or by disassociating the intellect manifest indirectly. They are only tangible as fears, anxiety, and ego from the consciousness, so that you become both neurosis, psychosis, depression, anger and frustration.
When cxperiencer and witnesser or sakshi. The aspirant has to inculcate a partlCular are intimately interlinked. This creates an interdependence attitude even to these mundane acts, for a tantric believes whereby they begin to affect each other.
Thus most diseases that all aspects of life should be integrated with higher are either psychosomatic or somopsychic in nature.
As a awareness. Therefore, the purificatory process m As the mind is the governing factor over the bodily tattwa shuddhi is not just confined to one or two hours of functions, it becomes necessary to aim at purification on the meditation, but extends throughout the twenty-four hours.
It is in the mind This first stage of purification in tattwa shuddhi sadhana that the germ or virus of infirmity is born and bred. So, should not be understood as 'disciplinary rules', but as a when we talk of purification, we should first of all try to method to heighten your awareness. Thereby, these acts will understand it in relation to the different layers of the mind. In this respect, let us try to understand what mental The next stage, which is a more subtle level of purification, purification is.
Is it merely the inculcation of virtues such as is effected through the forces of mind and prana, from compassion, mercy and truth, or is there a purification of which the elements have arisen. These latent inner powers the mind which transcends even these virtues?
Refinement of the tattwas on the apart from other philosophies. Tantra believes that no act or subtle level, as well as every other level, entails an increase of thought is impure in itself.
The impurity lies in erroneous energy, so that the tattwas themselves vibrate at a harm? Good and evil cannot be judged frequency. This induces a state of equilibrium and eqUlpOlse, on the prejudices of a whimsical society, but on the basis of which leads to a deep inner awareness.
Through personal sadhana it becomes. These have a profound influence on the causal body and unconscious mind, and are able to purge the deep-rooted samskaras and archetypes that obscure Tattwa Shuddhi as a the experience of unlimited consciousness. Just as you bathe every morning to keep yourself clean, Part of Tantric Worship similarly, sadhana is like a spiritual bath that cleanses the dross of objective experience.
This alone is purification according to tantra. T influenced by the guidelines set by the Greek thinkers beginning from Heraclitus and Parmenides, IS predominantly objective giving no credence to subjective inner experience.
It is from this notion that the rich imagery and ritualistic part of tantra gradually evolved into a highly complex network of exoteric and esoteric symbols. For every esoteric experience there developed a corresponding exoteric act, which was constructed on the scientific principle that the subjective and objective experience are co-related in more ways than we can imagine.
It is for this reason that tantra has emphasized from the beginning the role of conscious awareness of every act that is performed. Simultaneously, the external entice the divine powers into the deity, in the presence of life is also affected by the inner experiences which occur as a the devotee.
Thus he must be proficient in the chanting of result of expanding consciousness. Tantra has, therefore, tantric mantras, along with a thorough knowledge of the developed as a ritualistic, highly organized and disciplined procedure of the entire ceremony.
One of The basic form of exoteric tantric upasana is the ritual of the first steps in this process is for the priest to consecrate his pooja worship performed for the devis and devatas. For entire body through the act of anga nyasa and kara nyasa. Each devi or devata is bathed, hara, inducing total sense withdrawal and introversion of dressed in elaborate clothes and ornaments and offered mind. A parallel practice can be found in the Christian act of food or prasad by the temple poojari, or worshipper.
In fact, the devi or devata is considered to visualizing the five tattwas within the body. Through diffusion personify all the characteristics of human behaviour, which of one element into the other, accompanied by symbolic the tantras do not consider alien to divine behaviour. There exoteric rites, i. Different devis and devatas have different kirtan or devotional songs, by a group of people especially colour preferences and are dressed accordingly, and so on.
Gradually, as the tempo of the When the devotee goes to the temple for darshan, he music increases, the priest enters a sort of trance, whereby offers food, money, clothing, flowers, incense and other he is merged in dhyana, until he becomes one with the deity such favourable items, prostrates before the image, and and immersed in divine ecstasy. In this act of darshan, all Once this has been accomplished, the priest places the the senses are stimulated through the profusion of colours, spirit of the deity, which he has experienced inwardly, into lights, music, mantra and mandala of the deity.
In shakti or the external statue. Up until this point, the statue is devi worship, slaughtered animals are offered, as they are considered an inanjmate object, but now it is converted into considered very propitious and the devotee is greatly an aspect of the divine. This discipline, which is employed by the priest, is also The temple priest who performs the daily worship is used as an effective means of pratyahara, dharana and chosen from a particular kula or family line.
It is for this reason that the act of rishyadi nyasa. On the physi a subtler separate organs and their constituents, while on H ram Hridayaaya Namaha to the heart Hreem Shirasi Swaahaa to the head also be Hroom Shikhaayai Vasat to the top back portion of level the organs of energy and their constituents can n as the head perceived. According to tantra and yoga, these are know chitt a shak ti, pran a vayu Hraim Kavachaaya Hoom to the protective force; chakras, nadis, kundalini shakti, armour and panchatattwa.
Without prana, we would be like decay H rah Astraya Phat to the missile, which alludes to the projecting force of , hear and so on. Ther e is body and mind corpses with no ability to see, move illust rate this: The indriyas began to assert, one by one, or indiv idual soul woul d As described in this book. The Panchopchara perish, and thus its whole existence depended surely Lam to thee of the form of prithvi, I offer gandha sandal paste.
Ham to thee of the form of akasha ether ,. I offer phoola flowers. As they began channels prana shakti, but we should not confuse the two to lose their grip on the body, the senses began to tremble meanings of the words prana shakti. On one level, it is para with fear, and realizing the role of prana, at once ceded their transcendental in the form of kundalini shakti; on the mistake and begged prana to return.
Prana plays a very vital role in or storehouses of prana, which are located along the spinal creation and although we are able to function only on account column. The lowest chakra in the energy circuit, mooladhara, of prana, most of us have not yet been able to develop it to its is situated in the perineum of men and the cervix of women, full potential.
The next chakra, t? Above this is manipura, spiritual experience. In the middle of the The cosmic manifestation of prana or mahaprana in the neck is vishuddhi chakra, which corresponds to the cervical individual body is represented by kundalini. The entire plexus. Hence it is known as atma shakti gland in the physical body. In all living beings, the. Each chakra is constituted of one baslC element. The The word kundalini is derived from the term kunda particular element which governs each chakra indicates the which means 'a pit or cavity'.
When the full potential is governed by the activities of these chakras. The chakras of this energy is released, it travels up through the central are energized by pingala nadi and fully activated by the nervous system in the physical body or sushumna nadi in the ascent of kundalini.
As long as they are not fully activated, pranic body. In tattwa Generally however, prana shakti is only partially released shuddhi sadhana, these chakras are directly influenced by from mooladhara chakra through the connecting channels concentration on each tattwa.
Ida and pingala are only capable of -,. Only the full force of In order to control the functions of the body, prana shakti kundalini shakti, or prana shakti or atma shakti can awaken also manifests as the five major prana vayus or pranic air the entire conscious and vital functions. Pingala nadi also currents, known as prana, apana, samana, udana and vyana. Together these ten pranas control the entire processes of the human body, such as digestion, evacuation, sneezing, blinking, talking, moving, breathing.
Out of these, the two most influential vayus are prana and apana. Prana is the inward moving force which is said to create a field moving upwards from the navel to the throat. Apana is the outward moving force which is said to create a field, moving downwards from the navel to the anus. Both prana and apana move spontaneously in the body, but are controlled through tantric and yogic practices. Through this entire network of physical, subtle and cosmic manifestations of prana, prana shakti creates, sustains and ultimately destroys the notion of individual existence in human beings.
However, in the immanent realm, shakti is depicted as the goddess Devi. These aspects of shakti are several and each of them represents a different aspect or power within the individual. In the human body, the poorna shaktis are represented Prana Shakti as Devi by the ascending kundalini and the amsa roopinis are visualized in red represented by the opening of the chakras. Just as watering the plants for a few days causes all the flowers to bloom,. Her three open eyes represent vision into every realm and the Mandala of prana shakti third eye, in particular, indicates her cosmic vision.
The In tattwa shuddhi, kundalini as prana shakti is symbolized as lotus on which she is seated denotes the unfoldment of a beautiful goddess.
This tradition of symbolizing every aspect divine powers or siddhis. These mandalas are more than just symbols; they its diverse aspects. Moreover, as the tattwas are created by represent man's unknown subconscious and unconscious. It the vibration of prana at varying frequencies, we pay obeisance is believed that concentration on these forms detonates the to prana shakti, who plays a vital role in our evolution from samskaras or archetypes that obscure creativity and genius.
The different aspects of her form of tattwa shuddhi. The colour of her skin is 'red like the rising sun', which indicates the boons she can grant. Meditation on Devi in red is done for conquest over the lower self and subjugation of all the forces which keep one within the clutches of samskaras or worldly life. Red is a primary colour which represents rajoguna or the quality of dynamism. As prana is a vital force motivating action in all living beings, the colour red also alludes to the dynamic tendencies of prana.
Her six hands denote her high level of efficiency in every act she performs and each object she holds in her six hands represents victory over different aspects of human existence. The goad is symbolic of the eradication of dwesha or dislike and the noose symbolizes a conquest over the different forms of raga or desire.
The bow depicts the mind in a state of total one-pointedness or concentration; the five arrows represent the five tanmatras, five tattwas, five jnanendriyas, and five karmendriyas which are brought under control by a concentrated mind. The trident stands as a symbol of the three gunas in a state of equipoise and balance; and, lastly, the skull with the dripping blood is symbolic of dissolution and annihilation of the ego.
It is the final union in sahasrara chakra which eventually replicates the original notion of unity between Shiva and Shakti preceding creation.
Thus we can grasp how the entire cosmic process, from unity to diversity and back to unity, is inherent 6 within each of us. Tantric philosophy postulates that the universe of matter and energy has evolved out of primordial nature or shakti Evolution of the Elements who represents pure energy. Her cosmic counterpart and co-creator is shiva, or pure consciousness, who exists as conscious intelligence distinct from her and her derivatives.
In the original state, shiva is forever immanent and eternal antra says that the macrocosmos T microcosmos. Shakti has the inherent potential to tion and dissolution is inherent in each individual. Just as create and is, therefore, known as the root matrix of creation the physical and mental characteristics of an individual are or moola prakriti. This cosmic experience of creation and manifestation, they are forever co-existing, side by side. So dissolution is symbolized in the form of kundalini shakti.
Although dual force only due to the obscuring power of maya, the energy and consciousness have separated and diversified to illusory force inherent in the shakti principle. Nada literally means cate these two universal aspects within the physical body.
As a part of the avyakta or unmanifest creation, it Shakti or energy, lying latent at the base of the spine, is exists as the cosmic vibration. In the vyakta or manifest depicted in the form of a coiled serpent, known as kundalini. Bindu Shiva or consciousness resides in the highest spiritual centre, represents a point or nucleus, and kaala is a ray or force sahasrara chakra, which is situated at the top of the head in which emanates from the nucleus or bindu: As the supreme energy of The parallel drawn by science is that of a particle and kundalini is awakened through the practice of tantra, the wave of energy.
The great controversy as to whether light is consciousness is freed from the matter of the body. Moreover, it has asserted that this comprise the shiva tattwa, remain unified as one or whole; fundamental dualism affects the entire gamut of physical there is no division or diversity.
The first indication of creation. I bindu and kaala interact and give rise to the gross and subtle elements of which Irian is composed. In tantra it is considered Vidya tattwa that the human body, on the gross, subtle and causal levels, The vidya tattwa, composed of seven subtle elements, is is composed of thirty-six elements. It is the unconditioned and conditioned elements of However, fifteen supplementary elements are also included the microcosmic consciousness.
The development of the in the ultimate definition of the human form, thus making a vidya tattwa is responsible for the limitations which begin to total of fifty-one elements, corresponding with the fifty-one manifest on the otherwise unconditioned tattwas. At this letters of the Sanskrit alphabet. These supplementary stage, shiva or consciousness remains complete in itself, but elements consist of the sapta dhatus or seven humours in the is enveloped by the veiling power inherent in chit shakti, i.
Here maya operates through five limiting aspects known three basic qualities. Kanchuka literally means 'sheath' or In tattwa shuddhi we deal with only twenty-five of these 'envelope', and together they act like the shell which obscures tattwas.
However, ,in order to have a broader perspective of the kernel. Each kanchuka limits the cosmic power of shival what we are made up of, it is necessary to understand the shakti in one aspect. These limiting aspects, or kanchukas, born out of maya The thirty-six tattwas are classified into three categories of are: Kalaa that which limits the force of kriya shakti or the -. Shiva tattwa 2. Avidya vidya that which limits the force ofjnana shakti or -.
The shiva tattwa is composed of five pure elements which the power to know all. The first two of the 3. Raga - that which limits the force of ichchha shakti by shiva tattwas consist of shiva as the pure consciousness or creating desire and attachment, thus giving rise to chit, in union with shakti as the pure energy or chit shakti. Inherent in chit shakti are three creative aspects known as: Kaala that which limits perpetual existence by creating -.
These five unconditioned tattwas are a part of the 5. Niyati that which limits free will purushartha by creating -. The three aspects of ichchha, kriya and jnana, inherent in Thus, in this stage we see the omnipresence, omniscience the chit shakti, remain dormant until the point of creation. What this Evolution of the I ndividual Elements. In actual fact they always remain what they are, and in human beings their unity is represented by S H IVA S HAKTI paramatma consciousness, which to the jivatma appears pure consciousness pure energy different from itself.
It is at this point in the scheme of evolution that dualities, - willing force '" aaivating force knowing force. This leads to the development of the atma tattwas or conditioned elements -. I MAYAillusory force which constitute the material universe. In the practice of tattwa shuddhi, it is these conditioned elements or atma tattwas with which we deal.
At individual soul creatrix first, the shiva tattwa transforms itself into the purusha tattwa Buddhi or pure consciousness in man, representing the innermost Ahamkara focal point in each person. The shakti tattwa transforms Chitta itself into the prakriti tattwa or kinetic principle, representing Manas the dormant energy or kundalini shakti which is present at the base of the spine, although in this physical form the.
What is spoken of in terms of development I. Gandha - smell; the subtle essence of prithvi tattwa. Thus previously, shakti tattwa, whilst retaining its original state, assumes the aspect of nada, bindu, kalaa, Tattwas elements.
Akasha ether; responsible for void and space. The three inherent aspects of chit shakti, namely ichchha, 2. Vayu air; responsible for perpetual motion. Agni fire; responsible for heat.
Ichchha shakti is transformed 4. Apas water; responsible for fluidity. Prithvi earth; responsible for cohesion, weight. Together these three gunas rule the I. Srotra ears, the auditory sense; perception of sound. Twacha skin, the tactile sense; perception of touch or -. Chakshu eyes, the optic sense; perception of form.
Jihwa tongue, the gustatory sense; perception of taste. Ghrana nose, the olfactory sense; perception of smell. Antah karana inner tool 1. Buddhi also known as mahat, is the highest intelligence, - Karmendriyas organs of action. Vak speech; the organ of articular expression. Pani hand; the organ of grasping. Ahamkara the principle of individuality or ego, which - 3.
Pada foot; the organ of locomotion. Upastha reproductory organ; the organ of regeneration. Payu anal region; the organ of evacuation. In the practice of tattwa shuddhi we consciously recreate 4. Chitta the collection of past impressions or samskaras.
We giving rise to the multiplicity of creation. Ahamkara gives begin to perceive the interdependence of the elements and rise to the gross elements, indriyas, tanmatras subtle essences how they play a vital role in the interplay of consciousness and tattwas which comprise the physical body. The gross and energy. Thereby the twenty-five elements are refined. Tanmatras subtle essences 1. Shabda sound; the subtle essence of akasha tattwa.
Thus he would become a co-creator or an instrument, one with nature, replicating 7 her cosmic processes. The yogis, who have attained the power to do, so achieved this rare feat by exploring the mysteries of this inner instrument, the antah karana. Everything you feel, see, do or speak, is a part of what is stored there. There is a part of antah karana that A ntah Karana is a combination of two Sanskrit words. Antah is inner, and karana is tool or instrument.
Antah to it but knowledge of the whole universe and cosmos. It is However, due to the grossness of one's awareness, the comprised of four faculties: Refinement of antah karana implies tuning the medium through which the consciousness acts. In these lower forms of life, a creation of that same energy and consciousness. The physical evolution of man today stands complete.
These creations Of nature do not operate from the level of He may grow shorter or taller, fatter or thinner, but the next intellect, discrimination, thought or ego, but from the level stage of evolution belongs to the realm of consciousness. Sri of pure instinct. For example, a dog will instinctively prefer Aurobindo talks about a 'superhuman race', when man has meat to vegetables.
He does not consciously discriminate achieved this state of higher mind. At present, However, in the case of man, this faculty has gradually these faculties in us are only at the teething stage and we are evolved to its present capacity. Man has emerged victorious still grappling with their complexities. Much of the success over all other forms of life by the strength of this inner we can have in this area depends on our ability to purify, faculty, which has given him the power to reason, think, illumine and unify the functions of the antah karana.
The antah karana acts like a very fine transmitter which However, the intellectual supremacy of man does not in receives and transmits impressions. The clarity and precision any way complement the full potential of the antah karana. It with which it performs this act depends entirely on how is just a mere glimpse of the power that it contains.
If the refined your instrument has become. If it is tuned to the performance of this instrument reaches its full capacity, man gross vibrations, then that is what the transmitter will reflect. Rather, he is an integral part of the cosmic plan itself to just three forms of awareness: The and unconscious.
As the antah karana has evolved out have built through our fine sense of imagery during our of a combination of the three gunas: Thus the the quality of experience is largely determined by the antah karana contains the impressions which we carry pervading influence of these cosmic principles.
Manas, chitta, lifetime after lifetime. You may not be consciously aware of certain Manas and chitta, being a part of the conscious and impressions tfi.
Buddhi and ahamkara are It is your antah karana that decides your course of action, present in varying degrees of refinement in jagriti, swapna depending on past experience or knowledge. What is and sushupti states. However, as these faculties have evolved recorded there is a part which may never reveal itself to you, out of each other and form the same principle of shakti, unless the clarity of cosmic awareness and the inner ear and their interdependence and invasion on each other.
Therefore, we have not only It is evident that in these three states of consciousness, to discover what is stored in the antah karana, but also learn antah karana is under the sway of the three gunas, modifying how to control it.
Tantra is the only science which has given itself to the guna which is predominant at any particular us the answer. But in the fourth stage, turiya or transcendental Antah karana is the tool through which consciousness is awareness, the gunas cease to exert any influence, and thus playing its cosmic game or lila.
Consciousness is the same in the awareness is transported beyond the fluctuations of antah everyone - pure, effulgent and radiant. How it expresses karana that exist in the preceding three states. This is only itself depends on the precision, clarity and perception of the achieved by developing the full capacity of the antah karana medium through which it plays its game.
The same idea, the through sadana. The aspirant is able to perceive the results will depend entirely on the level of mind, intellect functionings of this powerful tool and the method of directing. Ahamkara pervades each and Buddhi, which is also known as mahat or the great principle, every pore of your being. In daily an individual. It is only on account of the ego that you relate life, it is buddhi that motivates you to act according to your to things around you.
If there was no ego, you would be just dharma vocation. Any act judged with precision and like a plant or vegetable having no knowledge of your accuracy is on account of the power and influence of buddhi existence. This is the paradox of creation, that on the one or the higher intellect. Although these sublime exploded to awaken unified existence. In the three gunas, these qualities are often altered.
In the sattwic state, buddhi meditation it is in the form of inner awareness. Ahamkara is is without oscillation and assumes the role of sakshi the so deeply embedded that it even remains through the stages witnesser.
By the influence of rajas, defects arise. As a result, of savikalpa samadhi. Sattwic ahamkara is Tamasic buddhi comes under the sway of ego and is clouded. Ahamkara stirs up samskaras In the practice of tattwa shuddhi, we meditate on the or latent impressions from the subconscious mind, but under sattwic nature of buddhi so that the tamasic and rajasic the influence of sattwa or balance it temporarily withdraws tendencies, which are not its true nature and which prevent this function.
Thus the Rajasic ahamkara is a dynamic force which kindles '1- experience of being the silent witnesser or sakshi is ness' in the individual, causing intense activity and accentuated.
Ultimately, it leads to dissipation of thought and action. Tamasic ahamkara intensifies the painful and Ahamkara negative samskaras, thus causing doubt, apprehension, fear Aham is 'I' and ahamkara is ego or that which experiences '1- and procrastination.
Unified existence and unity at all levels is torn asunder Ahamkara can be considered the source of both limitation at the birth of ego and one perceives its separation from the and liberation of the jiva or individual soul.
Although it stays rest of creation. In subtlety of ego, thus making it easier to disidentify with its this state, chitta contains both types of samskaras of ' lower functions. Thus the individual is clouded by vasanas deep-roote? Manas and chitta represent the external mind and mindstuff, desires pushing all the good samskaras into obscunty. It IS i. Manas or thoughtlcounterthought practice of tattwa shuddhi leads the aspIrant to one-pomted is its vehicle or means of expression.
Manas and chitta do concentration and meditation, so awareness becomes free to not simply function by themselves. They are guided by the reflect on the nature of the tattwas. In order to The inherent quality of manas is to be dominated by gain full control over the direction of its development,: It is forever distracted and diversified. Just as a will have to turn to tantric and yogic sadhana. In the practIce little child picks up a toy but soon leaves it for another, of tattwa shuddhi, we use the latent forces of antah karana to similarly it is the tendency of manas to continuously jump direct the awareness away from gross experience towards from one thought to another.
The activity of manas changes constantly under the influence of the three gunas. In the state of sattwa, manas becomes steady, one-pointed and concentrated. Tamasic manas makes the intellect and senses lazy and inactive. Chitta is sometimes referred to as the higher mind or intellect, but here we are only concerned with its function as memory. Under the influence of sattwa, the sense impressions contained within chitta recede, so that the consciousness remains undisturbed.
Through the influence of rajoguna, the rajasic samskaras are awakened in chitta in the form of. Of course, thiS should not be. These five tattwas form part of a connected series in antra stipula tes that all matter is compo sed of a T combination of five tattwas or bhutas, i.
The which each successive tattwa is derived from its predecessor. The first tattwa to evolve is akasha, undifferentiated matter Shiva Swarodaya explains that, "Creation takes place due to containing an infinite amount of potential energy. Everything you do and think is to vibrate, movement is created and vayu tattwa emerges m under the influence of these tattwas.
Therefore, in yoga it is necessary to know how the tattwas behave and in which the form of air. The particles of vayu have the greatest freedom of movement and, therefore, vayu tattwa is seen as manner they can be controlled and utilized. Due to the excessive movement of The five tattwas are known as akasha or ether, vayu or energy in vayu, heat is generated, which acts as the cause for air, agni or fire, apas or water, prithvi or earth. However, the emergence of the next tattwa, agni. Prithvi is not the earth we see around us.
Water is vayu tattwa. Rather they should be regarded water tattwa. With the birth of apas tattwa, the complete as a consequence of light and sound emanations which are freedom of movement of vayu tattwa and the partial freedom created by different energy or pranic vibrations.
Here even the limited freedom of movement withm apas IS experience. However, the science of tantra and yoga, which lost. Each particle of prithvi has its own place, and any has examined the tattwas in greater detail, has clearly stated vibration is confined to the space it occupies.
Soon it may even be of all the tattwas. In order to create matter, these five elements undergo a For example, if you had to travel from the earth to Jupiter process of permutation and combination, which is an intricate which is many light years away , you would first be converted process of nature.
Each element is divided into two equal into light and sound waves, and after you reached your parts. The second part of each element is further divided destination you would be reassembled into your own form. It into four equal parts i. Then the sounds bizarre, but if you can grasp the concept, then it will first part one half of the element combines with one eighth be easy to understand exactly what your body is composed of of each of the other four elements to constitute matter, i.
A tanmatra is an each of the elements. Thus This is known as the process of quintuplication, and after akasha is perceived through shabda tanmatra sound , vayu this, permutation and combination takes place. This process through sparsha tanmatra touch or feel , agrii through roopa of converting subtle elements into gross matter is termed as tanmatra form or vision , apas through rasa tanmatra taste , panchikara and is responsible for the physical body and the and prithvi through gandha tanmatra smell.
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