Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: The tenfold structure of Brahman, Totality - Part I - MERU, Holland, 25 November 2007
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28 November 2007
Addressing the first World Congress of Rajas of the Global Country of World Peace, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi probed deeply into an analysis of the divided and undivided nature of Brahman, bringing out the ten values of Brahman, Totality.
Maharishi began by saying that we would say our administrative structure is exactly what it is in Nature. This was our goal, which we have achieved. We wanted to structure the organization, the administration [of the Global Country of World Peace] on a par with Nature's administration, which administers the universe with perfect order and which is Param Purusha [transcendental silence, transcendental Being].
'Param Purusha we have in Brahman [Totality], and Brahman, the One, is made of memory. It is one and it has the memory of many, one in many. So one in many means unity in diversity. These are the one in many. So one in many is or can only be, one with the memory of many.
'So that is one without memory, which is one pattern of Being; the other side of that same one Being, is the memory of many. There is no many. There is only one, which is Eka sarva Brahma, Neha nanasti kinchan [Brahman is One only, without a second. There is no diversity whatsoever]. There is one, non-dual Brahman. There is one, and that one is made of memory [ Smriti].
'So that one Brahman is Nirguna Nirakar Brahman ['non-qualified Brahman, Totality'] and the same Nirguna Nirakar is Saguna Sakar Brahman ['Non-qualified Brahman is qualified Brahman'], by the inevitable memory as a part of its Being. Memory is a part of Being, so this memory remains; it makes one, two, in a proper understanding. One is made of two.
'Memory is the element that makes two in one. And this memory between them; memory has two, one [is] really transcendental within it. So one is two by memory, Smriti , because there is a connection, a travel between them, which makes one non-active by nature, and [one] active by nature, with the inception of memory.
'So this is how one in two, and three—one and two, one and two, netted [knitted] by Sutra. There is Brahma Sutra, Nirguna Brahman ['Brahma Sutra, non-qualified Brahman'] and Sagun Brahman ['qualified Brahman'], and the connection between them is also Brahman. It has a third name to it, Sutra, Brahma Sutra. Brahma Sutra is just the name of the memory, which puts one into two and keeps them one and keeps them inevitably two. So these become three values.
'And the connection of the two is called, in a simple [way], it's a connector, it's a connector. On one level we call it Smriti and on the other level we call it Saguna and Nirguna— Nirguna, Saguna, connected by Smriti. Nirguna Brahman. Sagun Brahman is also Brahman, but it has a name separate from Brahman because Brahman is the connector. It connects the two. So the connector is also Brahman and this Brahman is called Atma, because Atma is A to Ma, Ma to A. Atma is memory. So this is memory and memory is Brahman and memory, and Brahman , which is connector of the two Brahms, the intellect. It is the ability of intellect.
'The intellect deals with two values. All the infinite values are now in terms of two values. All those two are complete and connected with the third, which is Atma, or Atma also is Brahman, Nirguna Brahman, Saguna Brahman, Nirguna Brahman, Saguna Brahman , two Brahmans—and two Brahmans meet on the level of third Brahman, which we call Atma.
'So Nirguna Brahman, Saguna Brahman, and another third Brahman, which is also Smriti, that is also Brahman. Brahman means Totality, Totality. So there is one Totality. There are two Totalities. There are three Totalities. And when there are three Totalities, look to the fourth Totality, which is making the three Totalities in the state of a triangle, a triangle.
'So one Totality is one; second Totality is Nirguna Brahman, Saguna Brahman; and the third Totality is the connection between the two. And the fourth category is a square—one, two, three, four—and having one, inside, five. And having inside, five, and [one] outside [which is] also Totality, so six Totalities.
'This is what? Analysis. From nothing, starting from zero, remain nothing, unmanifest, one, two, three, four, five, six. This is also called six together. Where there is togetherness, there is oneness, so this oneness within. Oneness means one whole. One whole also is one Totality. It is also Brahman. So this is Brahman.
'This is one, the hexagon. Before that it was pentagon. Before that it was square. Before that it was triangle. And before that it was two parallels. And these two parallels was one whole. So what we are having is: the intellect is locating one in terms of one, two, three, four, five, six. And what was it? Six. Six inside, so hexagon. Six inside, and each has outside, and one whole but divided into six. So inside six, outside six—twelve.
'These are all what? The perspectives of one vision, one vision, and the seer of the six is called Brahman. And it has a name: Shan Mukar —six-mouthed, personified person, who is the seer of the six values. So he is the seventh: six values, [and the] seer of six values. So this is seventh.
'And the process of seeing is eight values. So the seer and process of seeing, they are eight, up to eight— Brahman, eight Totalities, eight Totalities, eight Totalities.
'What is this? This is eight-divided Totality. And therefore it's obvious there is one Totality—[the] ninth one, undivided Totality—ninth, undivided Totality. So there is undivided Totality, nine, undivided Totality, all Para Prakriti, Para [transcendental nature]. It is unified eight Prakriti, it's unified, undivided Para Prakriti. Prakriti, nature; whose nature? We have a name, Purusha's nature, the tenth.
'And who is the tenth? That who is saying, nine Prakritis of Totality, nine Prakritis of Brahman, nine collective Prakritis of Brahman. He is the collector. He has a unified state of nine Prakritis. The unified level of Prakriti has nine Prakritis, and he is the tenth of Purusha [infinite silence]—so the tenth, Purusha.
'In Vedic language [there is] Apara Prakriti , [it is] not Para, not unified, but divided. So eight Para Prakritis [and the] ninth united Prakritis, which means eight Para united in the eight Apara: eight undivided, divided into ninth, Para.
'So Para Prakriti and Purusha, they are non-active silence, and the potential of activity is called his Para Prakriti. This is how the whole administrative structure of Natural Law is divided into Purusha and one united Prakriti, and one united Prakriti, divided in eight Prakritis.
'This is the natural perspective of how Nature is, how the nature of Totality is; how the nature of Brahman is. So Brahman equates with Purusha, and as the nature of Brahman is open to analysis, it gives us one total administration. The status of one is Brahman, and within that Brahman two is there, three is there, four are there, so the nine are there and tenth also is there.
'The starting point [of all this] is unmanifest Brahman, Nirguna Nirakar Brahman, zero—same Nirguna Nirakar zero Brahman, same Nirguna Nirakar zero Brahman—which is total Brahman . So we have this vision of Brahman. The intellect likes to call it hierarchy of Reality: Reality, one. Down, eight. And up, it makes it a cone to the top, with ten divisions—one on the top and nine below and below nine, eight below.
'This is intellectual, analytical, the picture: triangle in the end, triangle in the end, big triangle with eight—one, two, three, four—eight down below, divided, and ninth, undivided, and the intelligence is intellect called Brahman.
'What do we have? The hierarchy of total, what we call, Reality. And when we divide it, we call [it] Natural Law. Natural Law is really in these ten areas, where silence is endowed with nine levels of silence, ten levels of silence—one Purusha, and nine silent; actually eight levels of divided silence, which is the vision of the ninth. This is the map or the architectural vision of the structure or layout of Brahman—Total Knowledge, we call it.'
Global Good News will present the continuation of this talk on 29 November 2007.
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