Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tvameva Tat Tat Tvameva

Tat tvam asi - Thou art That
is the most important hidden message of the Hindu scriptures. In an attempt to understand GOD and realize the world we tend to look outward. Over millions of years, from the period when darkness wrapped darkness around, desire has slowly taken away life and buried it deep under the worldly pleasures. The world created thus, as viewed externally, is explained as an illusion and looking inward alone will lead to the root of all beings. The great saints like Sankara, Ramana maharishi, Ramanuja, Desika, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Vivekananda have travelled the million years' worth of depth inward to reach the TRUTH. They all ended with a common conclusion - That life is universal. That You are the Truth, and the Truth is You.

Usha, to answer your question from Narayana sooktam:
Sa bhrama, sa siva, sa hari, s'endra s'okshara, parama swarat.


From GanapathuaAtharvasiirshopanishad:
Tvam bhrama Tvam Vishnustvamrudrastvamindrastvamagnistvamvayustvamsuryastvam chandrama tvam bhrama: boorbuva: svarOM.


It really doesn't matter as long as you pick one and place the complete faith.
Krishna, arguably is the most charismatic of them all - "Karshati ithi Krishnaha".
He gave the Bhagavat Gita. He graced the Gopikas (gender no bar) and Yadhavas (caste no bar) who knew no rituals/agamas of worshipping but love and Bhakti. He is the most recent Vishnu Avataram. His leelas are bountless. He is the Supreme God, if you believe.
Sarvam Krishnarpanamastu.

18 comments:

shree said...

absolutely perfect explanation. but all the great saints are also humans like us, but the goal to reach the truth has made them different from us. who and why are we worshipping them as equal as other gods?

Usha said...

hmm..ok, I agree with that. Namaku enna othukaradho, we can take that up. Adhayedhan en post-layum ketruken. But Shree, I dont think people worship Shankaracharya or the likes as God, they worship them as messengers of god or their gurus.

Ajay said...

i personally don't feel Krsna is the supreme God (but that's due to my inability to accept any God) but definitely He is the most charismatic...

Ajay said...

and raghupati...whenever i click to write comments..theres some site that opens..athu ennanu konjam parunga...

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

I am really happy to read this article...Sarvam Krishnarpanamastu...

Rajesh said...

Usha/Shree/Ajay/Anusha,
Did you click on the link that I had created in this post. The best description of Hinduism that every Hindu shd read and understand. Unfortunately it had to come from a Westerner while we from India take pride in saying I don't believe in it.

Rajesh said...

Ajay,
I fixed it. But lost other stuff on the way.

Man who tries to please everybod, pleases none.

Deepa said...

Agree with Shree and Usha. I don't believe in middle-men or middle-gods. I would like to deal with Him directly. Good post Rajesh.

I said...

inna ba, poojari maari ayta..

shruti said...

guru govind dono khade, kake lagu paye..
balihari guru aapne,govind diyo bataye..

thats the dilema...one is god an another one show the way to god..so we have to respect the both..
both are equal..

Rajesh said...

Shruti,
Welcome

Deepa,
It is difficult to do directly without help.

Anusha,
your krishna songs are long overdue.

Shree,
I believe in Advaitam philosophy by choice and by birth. Thats why I do it. Don't know what you subscribe to.

Ajay/I,
don't worry there is room for Aethists in Hinduism too.

vishy said...

Aham Bharmasmi... Muj me Shiv hai.. Muj me Brahma.. Muj me Kirsna.. Fir mai Kahe Mandir jaavoon...........

I said...

relegion has outlived its longevity. analyzing it is futile..

Deepa said...

why is it "DIFFICULT"?

Anonymous said...

why is what difficult?

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

Rajesh

I know...I know...lemme do it soon...btw my gokulasthami is not over yet...

I believe for Iyengars, its gonna be next month...

Anonymous said...

Minna ellam oru naal rendu naal difference varum. ippo oru maasam difference vara arambichudthaaa?

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