The Great Absolute Womb and the Seed-Giving Father – Bhagavad Gita, Ch 14, Vs 3-4

The Great Yoni and the seed-giving Father
The Great Yoni and the seed-giving Father

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I, Mahat Brahman (the Great Absolute), am the Yoni, the womb from which all beings everywhere are produced.

  • yoni – female organs of generation
  • garbha – womb
  • Mahat Brahman – the self-existent ‘Great Absolute’

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Of all that are born (‘all yoni issue’), Son of Kunti, in whatever form they are produced, I am the Great Absolute Yoni and the seed-giving Father.

Yoni - Sacred WombIt amazes me that these verses are consistently interpreted in such a way as to imply that the ‘seed-giving father’ is somehow at the center of things, when even Arjuna is being addressed with his mother’s name, Kunti. Here is an example of these two verses strung together in this manner:

(3) Material nature is the womb. In it I place the seed wherefrom all living beings come to be.  (4) Of all wombs, Brahman is the Great Womb, Son of Kunti, and I am the seed-giving father. From that all beings manifest.

If we look back at everything we have learned, we will be reminded that life, this world, and all of Creation, comes forth from the Absolute (Brahman), not as a deliberate action by some deity to create something, but as a spontaneous generation brought about by the awakening of Divine Individuals in the Absolute from their original state of peaceful bliss and perfection.

Our original state as Divine Individuals bears all the qualities commonly attributed to a separate God, but without awareness of these qualities. When we awakened, what we awakened to was our own existence (‘I am’). Like one might awaken from a lovely sleep, we became self-aware, aware of our existence. Once aware, our knowing of the existence of Others (do you see the duality here?) generated what we call “Creation.”

Creation came about by our not recognizing and accepting the sameness of the Others and ourSelves. It is by this difference becoming manifest that we have a World.

Yoni - Sacred WombThe Mother is Mahat Brahman, the Great Absolute, the Yoni, “the womb from which all beings everywhere are produced.” 

The Father is the first Divine Individual among Us who became self-aware and subsequently perceived and accepted all of Us as the same as himself. This individual is called Purushottama (purusha, the individual, and uttama, first and highest). 

The Seeds are all Divine Individuals, all of whom were accepted unconditionally by the ‘Father’. A seed is something in a potential state, so the seeds are each of us in the Absolute before Creation.

As Above, So Below

You are probably noticing the parallel between this concept of creation and birth. Birth takes place in the same way as the metaphor suggests. What is so in Truth has a parallel in Life. If you want to know something about Truth/God, and what It is, you can try looking for its parallel in Life (taking care not to expect its parallel to look exactly the same). You might be surprised at what you will learn … in any scripture of any tradition.Yoni - Sacred Womb

What is so in Truth
has a parallel in Life.

You now know that you have eyes because you can see, ears because you can hear, etc., and that you have a brain because you have a mind. It is not the other way around. It is the opposite of how you have been taught, but it is the Truth. Now that you know this, try looking at other teachings from this perspective and you will be amazed at what you find. 

Accepting Others

People generally want to be accepted by other people, but what they really want is to be accepted for what they really are by Real Others like themselves. It is this that drives them to seek acceptance within society.

To bring this about for ourselves, we are taught in scriptures to accept Others as the same as ourSelves … because they are. People are uniquely different from each other, but the Divine Individuals that they really are, are eternally the same. 

You may think that what you want is to be normal, but if you take these teachings seriously, you will not be normal. Others, who are used to going about things in the usual manner, will not appreciate your realizations.

Now that you understand this upside-down logic, you will be able to unravel a lot more from scriptures like this one, and make more discoveries, all of which will always be for your benefit, whether you are seeking Truth/God, or seeking to find acceptance among others and living a happier Life.

When you find bliss in God, you will find joy in Life.

Mother God with Child
Mother God

Namaste (I bow to the divine one that you really are),
Durga Ma
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Surrender Meditation

Shaktipat Kundalini Yoga
Spontaneous Experiential Meditation

Slip into a natural state of meditation with ease. Experience the relief of effortlessly reaching a true meditative state without using your will.

Receive shaktipat and become initiated into the original meditation of ancient masters from which meditation techniques were derived.

Increase your knowledge base and begin Shaktipat Kundalini Yoga: Surrender Meditation. Though correct knowledge you will increase your progress by a thousand times, and bring about even deeper meditation and amazing experiences.

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“Every step you take pulls every one of us with you.”

The Whole World Is One Family

 

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The Highest Knowledge Leads to the Highest State – Bhagavad Gita, Ch 14, Vs 1 – 2

Perfection

Previously in chapter 13:
They who know through the eye of Knowledge, the distinction between Nature and Spirit, and the liberation of beings from material nature, go to the Highest State of Perfection. 

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The Blessed Lord spoke:
Again I shall explain the best of knowledges, that Highest Knowledge by which all the sages have gone from here to the Highest Perfection.

  • The Highest Perfection parāṁ siddhi, the highest success, ultimate supreme perfection, the highest state.

This knowledge is the Highest Knowledge, and concerns Nature (prakriti), which is generated as illusory, as a result of Us experiencing Others and not seeing the them as the same as ourSelves.

ParamSiddha - Trailanga Swami 250 yrs of yoga sadhana
ParamSiddha Trailanga Swami, 250 years of yoga sadhana.

This Highest Knowledge is fundamental to all knowledge. One who knows it, understands it, and experiences it as True, is a siddha.

  • Siddha – one who has successfully attained the highest objective; perfected, accomplished, fulfilled; endowed with supernatural powers; a divine being of great purity and perfection; an inspired sage, prophet or seer; a holy personage or great saint.

Nature seems like something separate from us, but this is not so. Not Really. Nature is all of Us as seen by all of Us. It is a manifestation of Divine Individuals seeing other Divine Individuals as different—different than themselves, not the same. But as Divine Individuals, we are all the same. This discrepancy is the root cause of Creation.

Look out your window. What do you see? What you are looking at is Divine Individuals who do not see others as the same as themselves. You do not see what others really are—Absolute, perfect, sovereign, divine, individual entities. You see them as different than yourself. Nature is that difference manifested as the physical-material world.

Nature is all of Us as seen indirectly, by all of Us

Now what if you were to become enlightened as to the Truth about Creation. Will the trees go away? the people? the roads and houses? No, because everyone else is still in the dark. You will continue to experience life as a human being, but with the direct experiential knowledge of what all this world really is. This is what is meant by “the Highest Knowledge.”

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Having taken refuge in this knowledge and arriving at My state, they do not experience dissolution and are not born again at the time of Creation.

ParamSiddhi - Kaplia Muni
ParamSiddha Kaplia Muni

Taking refuge in this knowledge by surrendering yourself to Absolute Truth, God, you achieve the same state as Lord Krishna. Then you will not experience the end and dissolution of this great age (manvantara), nor will you come into being again at the next creation. You are finally liberated from the cycles of birth and death, and the cycles of creation and dissolution.

This verse refers to the dissolution and re-creation of the world. It implies that by having this Highest Knowledge and identity with Lord Krishna, Absolute God/Truth, one would not experience dissolution or come into being in a future creation. Instead, one achieves Final Liberation and the Highest Perfection, param siddha.

PerfectionEsoterically, dissolution is a form of death that happens in yoga meditation. If at the time of this dissolution, or ‘death’, you are identified with the body, you become unconscious. This is called murcha, a form of pranayama (the restraint of prana, life energy) attempting to enter into pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) and not succeeding. But if you are not identified with the body at this time of ‘death’, instead of murcha you will achieve pratyahara and enter into samadhi, Divine Union. Because you meditate every day, you could conceivably ‘die’ every day.

In the words of Saint Paul, “I die daily.”  

In two verses, Lord Krishna has revealed the entirety of each of our existences as physical beings, and how to escape the merry-go-round of dying and becoming born again into a world of illusion, suffering and death, and instead to ‘die daily’ and arrive at His state of Oneness with God, non-return (liberation), and param siddha, the Highest Perfection.

Namaste (I bow to the divine one that you really are),
Durga Ma
durgama.com

Surrender Meditation

Shaktipat Kundalini Yoga
Spontaneous Experiential Meditation

Slip into a natural state of meditation with ease. Experience the relief of reaching a true meditative state without any effort and without using your will.

Receive shaktipat and become initiated into the original meditation of ancient masters from which meditation techniques were eventually derived.

Increase your knowledge base and begin Shaktipat Kundalini Yoga, Surrender Meditation. Though correct knowledge you will increase your progress by a thousand times, and bring about even deeper meditation and amazing experiences.

Shaktipat Intensives with Durga Ma are held in Phoenix, Arizona


“Every step you take pulls every one of us with you.”

The Whole World Is One Family


Chapter 14

The Gunas of Nature

There are three elements of Nature, called gunas. To varying degrees, and in different combinations, they interact, and cause various kinds of actions in the world and in people. Their influences are described in how they bind us, our states of being, how this affects our life, death, and rebirth, and how to get beyond all this and ascend to Union with the Divine.

Intro  The Gunas of Nature

1-2  The Highest Knowledge Leads to the Highest State

2-3  The Great Absolute Womb and the Seed-Giving Father

5     Bondage

5     Bondage, Continued

6-9  States

10-13 Influences

14-20 Life and Death and Neither

21-27 Beyond Bondage

21-27 Liberation