My Mother ~ Mother Kali ~ Shyama Ma ~ Shakti of Brahman ~ whenever in need~ in distress ~I know ~ “I Have A Mother”. ‘God, the Divine Mother’ is the inexplicable essence of love, to be known, to be realised, but never defined. In our miseries and struggles, the world seems to be a miserable place. Just as we see two puppies playing and biting each other, it does not concern us at all. Realising that it is only for fun and that even a sharp nip, now and then, will do no harm. Similarly, all our struggles are play in God’s eyes. This world is all for play and only amuses Mother and God ~ nothing in it can make Mother, God angry.
My mother is always there. We need to only connect through our prayers, through conscious seeking, crying like Sri Ramakrishna had cried, “Mother are you made of earth or consciousness ~ ‘Mrinmayee or Chinmayee’? One more day has gone and I haven’t seen you? Why don’t you show yourself to me?” You and I need to pray too and ask, “Mother reveal thyself to me!”
Feeling the presence of my Mother ~ Bhava Tarini Ma ~ Param Brahma ~ Brahma rupee Ma, I talked to her. Mother your light does not cease, it favours neither the Saint nor the Sinner. It lightens up the lover as well as the murderer. Your light is not polluted by what it shines on, nor does it feel grateful or some benefit from it. Your light is pure, immortal and an eternal bliss for everyone.
Behind every one, every creature ~ is the Mother, letting those who are “Siddhas” feel Her presence. You talk to us, manifest as the Light. Mother we bow down to thy feet, take us, your children, on to thine lap. My Divine mother is Brahman. My Mother is Param Brahma, Brahma rupee Ma. So, then the question comes to our mind, “What is Brahman”? “Can we define Brahman?”, Can we perceive Brahman”?
‘Brahman’ which literally means ‘one which expands without any limit’. If translated in English, it will literally mean, ‘the Vast’. It’s not a ‘He’ or ‘She’, it is completely impersonal. It is not quantified either, like ‘a vast country, the vast sky, or a vast ocean’; it is simply just ‘Vast’. Just ‘vast’ without limitations can also be termed as ‘Infinite’. And the word just preceding the word ‘Brahman’, in Upanishad, is ‘Anantam’ ~ which literally means ‘Unlimited’.
The description we are referring to is from the Taittiriya Upanishad, Chapter 2 named ‘Brahmananda Valli’, first paragraph, which deals with the bliss of the Brahmans. ‘Brahman’ refers to God in the Upanishads and Vedanta. So, the question becomes, “What is Brahman and can we define Brahman? Can my Divine Mother be that Brahman?”
The text starts with a short sentence, which encapsulates the entirety of Vedanta. ‘Brahmavit apnoti param’ – the knower of Brahman attains the highest. What exactly is this ‘highest’?
All the religion and spirituality are poured within this little sentence. So basically, there is Brahman, it is possible to find him, and the one who finds him, attains the highest!
There are three questions, to summarise, are raised after considering this sentence;
- First, what is Brahman?
- Second, what does it mean by knowing Brahman?
- Third, what does it mean by the highest attainment, what exactly do we acquire?
The next few sentences of this Taittiriya Upanishad will briefly answer these questions.
Taneshabhyokta Satyam Gyaanam Anantam Brahman, Yoveda Nihitam Gohayaam Paraveyoman, Soashnute Sarvankama Brahmana Sahavipashchiteti
It is said here that Brahman is infinite existence of knowledge. Existence, knowledge and infinity is Brahman. And this is the answer to the first question.
The second sentence answers the second question. We know this Brahman as the reality shining through one’s own heart. The one who defines Brahman as, “I am the Brahman”.
To understand and draw the meanings and connection to feel the infinite presence of ‘My Mother’, we need to reflect couple of other things. And these are all connected? That enlightened person who attains ‘Sarvankama’ – receives in life ~ whatever you want in life, all of it at once and forever. This is the answer to the third question.
Let’s focus on the first question answered by the first sentence. There’s a way of expanding this definition of God. For example, there is software in computer called a Zip file, where you can combine multiple files in a single file and it can be unzipped when needed. Similarly, we needed to unzip this definition of god.
Now, to understand the unlimited, we must know what do we mean by ‘Limit’. In Vedanta, anything can be made limited and finite in three ways;
- Desh – which means ‘Space’, i.e. limited in ‘space’.
- Kaal – which means ‘Time’, i.e. limited in ‘time’.
- Vastu – which means ‘Object’, i.e. limited in ‘objects’.
Limited in space means, something that exists in one place cannot simultaneously exist in another. If you are at your home, you cannot be anywhere else, at that same time. We live and die in a limited space. Every state, country, every region is limited in their space. India is huge, but limited. If one keeps walking, s/he would fall in to Indian or Atlantic Ocean. America is vast, but limited. Beyond a line, if you keep walking, you would step in to Canada, or Mexico etc.
Imagine something that is ‘not limited in space’. That would mean there is no place where it cannot be. So, for Brahman, as is defined in Taittariya Upanishad, there is no place where it cannot exist simultaneously. The word used in religion is ‘Omnipresent’. Hence, the first result we get here is, ‘Brahman is Omnipresent’ i.e. ‘Sarva Vyapi’.
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