Here are some Sanskrit words that most people are familiar with
When most people hear Nirvana, they think of Kurt Cobain, and so the meaning of nirvana has been lost, reduced down to a type of 'ecstasy' or a
heightened state of awareness. What nirvana actually means is the disengaging from conditioning that keeps us repeating our physical cycles. Nirvana
is the vehicle that allows us to enter higher states of bliss.
Most people view Karma as "what goes around comes around" and ask themselves whether or not they "believe" in it. Karma has nothing to believe in,
since it actually means "cause and effect" or just simply "action." Just as someone does not believe but rather observes cause and effect, the
same can be said about Karma
Om, or Aum, is the cosmic sound, most often known through the symbol www.biolifestyle.org...
When you meditate on Om,
pay close attention to the vibrations felt in the chest and head region. Repetitions of the word Om will allow the body to experience what I call
"wind energy" it is felt in the head region, and feels like wind traveling through a tunnel. This is a physical occurrence of the body and not just
a metaphor or abstract idea.
Some other words we may not be familiar with include
These two words are opposites. Samsara refers to the life we are experiencing right now. It is mostly cyclical in nature, and samsara means a wheel
turning. To transcend samsara is to see the movements as a type of veil that covers the truth. the "axle" the wheel spins around. This hub or nexus
is Samadhi, the state of supreme peace and concentration in which the mind is conscious of its own self, a type of consciousness of consciousness, or
super-consciousness, in which the mind can start to see the reality of Brahman.
In English, God is the Cosmic Creator, but in Sanskrit God is Brahma, whereas the Godhead, or the "power of God" is Brahman. Brah means "to
expand" and man means "to think" so Brahman refers not to a creator God but rather an expansionary force, much like the universe itself as it
expands outwards following the big bang.
Brahman, however, is not just set in motion at a certain time 0, but rather exists eternally. The secret to understanding this is through meditation,
in which you understand the most important phrase of Sanskrit "Om Tat Sat" which means "thou art That" meaning you the individual self is That,
the cosmic reality. Another way of saying this is "Atman is Brahman" Atman, being the True Self, found within the heart of the individual self, is
Brahman the Supreme.
This "revelation" is mystical and not empirical. Material science can neither affirm nor deny something immaterial, and so the only way to do it is
through subjective discovery within your own mind, to discover the "self" beyond the body, which is at one moment unmoving and at another the
animator of the body's empirical will. This will derives itself from the absolute will, Brahman. Once the two wills unify, the empirical will goes
out, and you can almost "feel death" which is the soul's separation from the body. But you do not die, furthermore, you realize that the soul can
never die, since it inherently is what it always is.
The real faith involves understanding this subtle connection between Atman and Brahman, to understand that "thou art That" and to understand the
connection between yourself and the cosmos at large.
Let the light be your guide, and desire with all your passion to enter into this union, what the body fears as a separation from its empirical will
quickly becomes overpowered by the soul's own ability to recognize its own nature.
[edit on 30-12-2009 by ancient_wisdom]