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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

ramayana and cognition of self

Finally today I have been able to derive an allegory and the use of words to express nature and physchology in the Ramayana thanks to Sri Subhas Kak :The ramayan representations has been related to self in his words "In the Ramayana, Sita is the intuition who has been abducted by the demon within, who must be set free by Rama, the inner sun. The demon, representing the urge to dominate and possess, has ten heads that represent the sense and action organs of the body. In the struggle between the the asuras and the gods, Hanuman, representing the human mind that has devotion, provides critical assistance.
Since the people who know the story of ramayana can find resemblances to this interpretation of Ramayana from the point of view of self.
Dashrath ,king of Ayodhya has 3 queens equivalent to three gunas satguna rajoguna and tamoguna
They give birth to four sons :kaam artha dharma moksha.

Sita comes from the soil the incarnation of laxmi the "nidhi"...the prosperitty
the spiritual prosperity which gets deluded by the mirage (mareech the golden deer)
and falls in to the lowermost chakras (in the bottom) in south.Chakras are associated with material aspects that is "Lanka" the golden town ruled by a very "Gyani" pandit Ravana Ram ji conquers Sita and takes her back to Ayodhya,the divine city of mind body and soul.
It is matter of thought why does Sita go through Agni pariksha each time at the insistance of rama.....It is known that the fire chakra is the representation of our consciousness.Any material which is of the purest quality pass through fire.
Gold does;Sita is a representaton of our intuition which is associated with element earth ;the purest form of our being.So the fire chakra here does not engulf but rather respects the intution of being.
Ravana was a noted scholar in the ten vidyas so this was a representation of his ten heads.Again the self has 10 organs : five sensory organs (jnan indriyas) and five Karma indriyas .the five sense organs focussed on the good and controlled by mind become part of ShaNmukha. But the same organs along with the five Karma indriyas if focussed outwards (extrovertedness) become the part of RavaNa and take a devotee away from inner peace.So the self goes towards destruction.And then Rama kills the self.
Why does a Jnani reside with Asuras in lankas.Without making any discrimination the vedas scriptures describe as demons -- the Rakshas or Asur. Unlike what the popular 'misbelief' is, these were not people with large ugly heads with protruding teeth, or long untidy unkempt hair and grotesque, huge bodies. Templeton Award winner Pandurang Shastry Athawale quotes following scriptural definitions for Asuraas: 'Asushu ramante iti asuraah:' those who dwell in the 'PraaNa' and in the sense objects, are asuras. Similarly 'Rakshas' is one who does not need the protection of Deva - divinity or divine qualities.
Why do the vanara help Rama in achieving his goal."Vanara is not a representation of monkey" said Sri Auribindo.We can rather classify vanara as varna or the different caste that go on to fight for consciousness to defeat the darkness that comes with the use of karma.

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