Sunday, February 12, 2017

The mystic heart of the world

The mystic heart of the world

Sometimes some people say that the path is a kind of mystic syncretic recently invented. What is this crime of syncretism that some people accuses it ? The dictionary gives this definition: " philosophic or religious System which tends to mix several different doctrines ".

To mix several different doctrines would be bad ? What different doctrines would the path try to mix ? It recognizes traces of the Truth in certain words of the Christ, told in Gospels, all the Gospels, and in those of Lao-Tse, in Tao-Te-King and of Krishna, in Bhagavad-Gîtà and of Guru Nanak, in Guru Granth Sahib. In the awakening of Gautama, in the Manicheanism of Mani, in the Zoroastrianism and in the certain texts of Veda and the treatise of the original-yoga (Yogasûtra), the path recognizes its teaching also.

It should be noted that all these doctrines, that of the Christ including, arise from this perimeter, the mystic heart of the world, and have the same origin. They influenced eachother as they appeared.

The oldest doctrine would be the one of the original yoga, named recently as : the path of freedom. This yoga existed well before the Yogasûtra of Patanjali was written. This doctrine knew many the other names, but as the harappan civilization, from which it arises, didn’t know the human writing nobody knows which was its name originally.

At the time of the Aryans, it should be named Veda, because this word means Knowledge [para] but as the word Veda being used to named the founding books of the Vedaism and the Hinduism, it is not possible.

There have been the zoroastrianism, reform of the Mazda’s religion, then the Vedaism, then the Jainism, the Hinduism, the Buddhism, at the same time as the Taoism, the yoga as described by Yogasûtra and sikhism.

All these doctrines turn around of the same core, the same Truth. As for the Taoism, which is considered as a Chinese doctrine, it was reported that Lao-Tse, if he really existed as a natural person [the same doubts as for Patanjali], had disappeared for years after having gone in the southwest borders of the Chinese empire. These borders would have been able to be the North of our mystic heart.

To gather these doctrines is not the syncretism, to have divided them is unconsciousness.

But are they different doctrines ? The fact that they are not from the same period, that they are not written, originally, in the same language and that they are not revealed by the same person would make of them different doctrines?

Jesus Christ was never Christian. Sri Gautama, of the clan of Sakya, was never Buddhist or Taoist Lao-Tse no more than Guru Nànak was Sikh. The Christianity, the Vedaism, the Hinduism, the Sikhism, the Taoism are doctrines but none was established by the one of which they take advantage.

The original path doesn’t try to mix the Christianity, the Buddhism, the Taoism and the Sikhism. It delivers a teaching that exists since millenniums and that the awakened, from which it quotes the teaching
s, delivered at their times.

The Knowledge
There are numerous doctrines, religions, sects but of the Truth, the Knowledge, there is only one. Its name doesn’t matter, in which language it was taught, by whom and in which time: the Truth is one and inseparable. Its Knowledge is named by the Sanskrit word Veda which means: knowledge [ apa ]. It has always existed, taught or not and that it was transformed, each time the living master died, in doctrine and in different religion doesn’t affect nor divide it.

The form of the Knowledge often changed but the bottom remains true to form. The Christ spoke about it and it is only in spite of himself that he was transformed in divinity walking on the water and resuscitating the deads. Buddha had no magic powers either, no more than all other human beings. They were all awakened, Rishi, Siddha [perfects-yogis].

The path gets through all these teachings as a thread through pearls, to make a necklace. It is this ancient teaching which it delivers and if this teaching finds itself, when we have the understanding to understand it, in others it is not the sign of a syncretism but rather that of an identity.

In India this tradition exists in the yoga, that of the path is a Knowledge [jnana or Veda] in the meaning of "para", the "sensual" Knowledge of the subtle and spiritual things, rather than the knowledge [ jnana ] in the meaning of apara, which is the knowledge of the things of the world, the bookish theories. Many confuse them.

The Harappan civilisation

The original-yoga has its origin in India, and this "Indian" Knowledge comes very very far back in time. It goes back to thousands of years and would have been discovered within the Harappan Ciivilization disappeared 1800 years before J.C.

This civilization was held in cities on the banks of the river Sarasvatî and the rivers of its hydraulic pond. Due to a mega-earthquake this river disappeared, but the spirituality of some of his inhabitants remained. The Harappans scattered towards the Kashmir of this time and the North of India.

At the same time, people began to settle down little by little, peacefully during hundreds of years in this continent. It came from a powerful and civilized empire which was held in the North of the current Pakistan, in a region named Bactriane. Its capital was Bactres, current Balkh of Afghanistan or Bahlikâ, for Indians.

This country was at the origin of the Persian Empire and of the Zoroastre religion [Zarathoustra] which was the first monotheist religion. It advocated the humility, the self-giving and the good mood, the essential keys of a spiritual life. These values are ours.

These Aryan people brought his religion and his Indo-European language, become the Sanskrit. The word Aryan is the english form of the Sanskrit word Arya, meaning faithful, noble and referred to the speakers of Indo-European languages. They met the Harappans and the yoga they practised. Erudits, heirs of the harappan mystic, the rishi, told them an ancient teaching in form of stanzas learnt by heart which became Veda, around 1600 before J.C, by the mix made with their own mystic.

Birth of the Vedaism  

So was born, little by little, the Vedaism from where comes the Hinduism. The syncretism existed already, because if the Vedaism is a syncretism between the teaching of the original-yoga of the Harappan civilization and the Zoroastrianism, the Hinduism is the mixture of the Vedaism and the polytheistic faiths of India at this time.

The end of the Harappan civilization is situated at about 1900-1800 years BC and the beginning of the Vedaism, the writing of the Veda, at about 1600-1500 years BC. Since the end of the Harappan civilization up to the writing of the Veda, by the Aryans, between 300 and 400 years have passed, as for the teachings of the Buddha later.

But these mix did not remove the source. The original-yoga, the Knowledge kept being taught to very small number of disciples. The majority adopted the doctrines of the majority, the Vedaism, the Hinduism etc.

The Hinduism bears the traces of the vedic inheritance with its Trimùrti, all the three forms of the supreme God to create and manage the life. From a historic point of view, the Trimurti succeeds the vedic trinity formed by Agni, Vâyu and Sûrya, three aspects of the sacrificial Fire.

On the path of freedom we are used to named this supreme God by the word "One" or The One. It is the equivalent of Brahman.

In the Veda, Brahman exists since and for ever. He is in anything but transcends anything, he is the divine source of any Life. He is the divine Absolute: all the gods of the Indian religion are only his facets, incarnations of Brahman.

The Atharva-Veda indicates that Ishvara [Suprême Lord] is an attribute of Brahman. Ishvara can be completely identified with the supreme Truth Brahman. Here is how Brahman is defined in Bhagavad-Gîtâ:

"This universe entire is penetrated of Me, in My not expressed form. All the beings are in Me, but I am not in them. In same time, nothing of what is created is in Me. See My supernatural power! I support all the beings, I am present everywhere, and yet, I remain the source even of any creation. Just as in ethereal space is held the powerful, blowing wind everywhere, thus, knows it, in Me are held all the beings." [Bhagavad-Gîtà 9:4]

In the Bhaktimàrga [the book of the path] here is how He is described:

1-1-1: One is the King and Kingdom, never born, eternal, reigning over everything.

1-1-2: Infinitly big and small, there is part of One in everything.

1-1-3: Seeing everything gathered, impossible to count, we see only one negligible part of One.

1-1-4: Without limits, container and content, One is in everything.

1-1-5: The sight in conscience sees One in everything, the one of the illusion sees only the forms.

1-1-6: The Holy-Name cannot be said, to listen to It is entering the Kingdom.

1-1-7: One is the inside and the outside , the water of the river and its bed, the wind and the sky, the emptiness and the fullness.

1-1-8: Everything comes from the not-born, coming from nowhere, without end, all beginning comes from One, all ends up there.

1-1-9: Of all things here or there visible or unvisible, One is the origin and the end.

1-1-10: One is the fire and the stone, the ocean and the fish, he contains everything and nothing contains him.

1-1-11: One is since ever and for ever as a whole in the moment.

1-1-12: One is the single and the two Creator and creature Kingdom and King, sky and earth outside and inside.

1-1-13: The created being has part of One in it, but One in entirety is not in it inside.

1-1-14: One is the cause and the consequence.

1-1-15: Word is One contained.

1-1-16: One is the word that cannot be said; the heard Holy-Name.

1-1-17: One is Nectar, Light and the two sounds, hi is the music too and, in the human being, the aptitude.
1-1-18: Word is resulting from One and One remains in His Kingdom.

1-1-19: One His Verb is in the form and outside.

1-1-20: The Holy-Name is Light since ever His Music is played and says its will for the entire world.

1-1-21: One does not have a beginning, the beginning comes from It, each created being has Word and Word is its life.

The fascination of a yogi for the Gods can be an obstacle in the achievement of Brahman:
He who is fascinated by a God, how great he can be, has more trouble conquering Brahman than the earthworm that still expects an infinite evolution. Therefore while adoring with enthusiasm Shiva, the Mother herself, the yogin should never cease keeping with its conscience the single one and prevalent nostalgia of the Absolute. Then its worship of Shiva, the Mother [Aditi] or any other God will lead him to the Goal of his race.” [Translation of Some aspects of a sādhanā, Ma Suryananda Lakshmi, Albin Michel, 1963, p. 117]

The three heads of the Trimùrti are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

 1: Brahma  

He is the creative god of the matter and the universe. He arises from a flower of lotus appearing from the navel of Vishnu. Brahma would be an emanation of One or Brahman, and the creator of the living beings. He would be the personification of the Creation of One.

Brahma would have a wife, Sarasvatî, at the same time his wife and his daughter. The name Sarasvatî means " which is as the water ". She is the goddess of the Knowledge, The Word.

Remember that meaning of the word knowledge or jnana [Veda]: it is about two different knowledge: para and apara. Apara, the knowledge of the " unrefined ", material and intellectual things and Para, the mystic, sensual, subtle and inner Knowledge or Veda. In the Rig-Veda, Sarasvatî is described as the origin of the words of Truth and the noble thoughts. The words of Truth, on the path, are Satsang.

Thus Sarasvatî appears as the mistress of the Verb, the one who teaches what Rishi passed on. Among seven, the Rishi would have been yogi who, in state of deep Meditation, [Dhyana or samadhi] heard the hymns of the essential Veda, emanated from Brahman. It was, in fact, awakened ones which heard, saw, comprehended the essential Veda. This essential Veda is the Kingdom of which Brahman or One is the King. We attributed later to Sarasvatî the maternity of the Sanskrit language.

These Rishi had The Knowledge or Veda. The first ones of them must have received the four techniques of the original-yoga. They were the heirs of the harappan mystic. In any case as for the first ones but it is possible that, later, this term of Rishi served to indicate people who, as the griots in Africa, had the responsibility to recite Sùkta of the Rig-Veda.

The writing of the Veda lasted for a long time, enough so that several generations of Rishi handled that. All were not certainly initiated to four techniques of the original yoga which constituted the base of Veda or The Knowledge [Shruti, the path]

The origin of the Sarasvatî legend, wife of Brahma and goddess of the Verb, comes from the river lost and forgotten on the banks and in the hydraulic pond on which lived this lost civilization who would have been born at about 5000 years BC and would have stopped at about 1900 years BC. The Veda would have been written at about 1500 years BC under the dictation of Rishi, awakened yogis heirs of the harappan mystic [origin of the path].

The mount of Brahma is the swan, which is able to recognize the good from the bad. In India the word for swan is said Hans and it is the symbol of the guide of the path, sri yoganand alias josé. The fact of discerning inevitably the good from the bad, the truth from the false is one of the attributes of an awakened : the just-sight.

It is not because an individual has this discernment that it becomes an awakened, but it is because he is an awakened that he possesses this discernment. I remember that the awakening arrives brutally, as a thunderclap in a summer sky, after a Nirvikàlpa-Samadhi, during a deep Meditation.

The semantics of the name Veda extends thus from the meaning of "Knowledge, discovery, revelation" describing the experience of the first "vedic" wise men who heard the essential sound [Holy-Name or Verb] shown by the original-Veda, [The Kingdom] until the meaning of "science, knowledge" [jnana, apara] given today by the Hinduism to this word.

Avesta, the sacerdotal code of the zoroastrians, drafted in an archaic, about 3000 years old indo-Iranian language, the avestic language appears to be very close to the Indian vedic texts of the Rig-Veda, where we find the same kind of grammar as in the holy book of Zoroastre.

Some people think that it is by acquiring a vast knowledge [jnana or apara] they will have the just-sight and they practise their yoga with this idea but they are wrong: while finding the Truth in oneself, by dhyana, or deep Meditation without thoughts, one find the jnana, or para, the revealed Knowledge.

2: Vishnu
Vishnou [or Hari] would be the one which would protect the stability of the world. He would work hand in hand with Brahmà. Brahmà creates the life and Vishnou maintains it and protects the balance from it. He is also the God of time.

His wife is Lakhmi. His second wife is Bhumi, the Earth. He is a protector of the human beings and the rescuer. He cannot intervene directly in the events, he is then incarned in an avatar. Krishna is considered as one of these avatar. As a general rule the awakened, or perfect-masters, are often described as avatars of Vishnou. Obviously they are myths. God is One and these three heads of Trimùrti are only personifications of the powers of One.

3: Shiva
He is the master of the yogi and the force which participates of the intention of One [Brahman] by the creation and the maintenance of the illusion, the Màyà and of the Revelation of the way to go beyond the illusion by the yogi practice.

Shiva would thus be the demonstration of the dharma and the Agya. It would be the hyphen between the Creation and the increated infinity, Kingdom of Brahman. He would give the sight allowing to see One in the multiple. He opens the third eye, ajna-chakras or jnana chakshus, half-opened, which perceives beyond the material reality, One in the multiple.

As you see we far away from a recent invention taken out of the imagination of a self-taught visionary ! But there will be always criticisms and it wouldn’t be wise to hope to silence them by arguments even factual. This text had for subject, after all, only to make the link between all the essential mystics.

In this time of the world, which lasted five thousands years, the origin of the Indian spirituality was this region represented by the map in illustration. The original yoga of the harappan civilization became established there, for 8000 years ago, the Mazda’s religion in Iran, then its monotheist reform, the Zoroastrianism of Zoroastre [Zarathoustra] there, for 3700 years ago. Then came the Vedaism from which results the Hinduism, the Jainism, the Buddhism then the yoga such as it is known and recognized since the Yogasûtra or the treatise of the original-yoga.

As there was a Fertile Crescent for the agriculture, there was a mystic heart of the world from where arise so many important doctrines. The Christ, later, was influenced by the same mystic that he found during his journeys before the age of thirty years and when he continued his existence until more than hundred years after the episode, true or not, of the cross.

This geographical zone was very important at that time and in narrow relations with other continents, as China, Greece and Central Asia. It was the heart beating of the world such as we know him well before the Mediterranean Basin and the three major religions of the book.