Sunday, May 31, 2009
A Clandestine Wisdom! Agra India
What is there to see?
As I look up, I Remember the Void,
a simple trace…
in the birth of eternity!
How are we to describe?
An ultimate form of reality
Or the meaningful shape of existence?
As I look up, mesmerized by the marks of time
I see the burst of a light within,
The simple purpose of countless Gods of the past,
conveying a clandestine wisdom
to generations yet to come…
And there it was, before my eyes,
The satisfaction of a curious mind…
“Creation… Preservation… dissolution”
“Cyrus H. Mafi Copyright 2009”
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I took this picture in the palace of King Jalaleddin the great . one of the most influential Mougol kings of India... The poetry was inspired by the following description of AUM in Hinduism and Brahma!
The most sacred symbol in Hindu dharma. Aum (OM) is the sound of the infinite.
Aum is said to be the essence of all mantras, the highest of all matras or divine word (shabda), brahman (ultimate reality) itself. Aum is said to be the essence of the Vedas.
By sound and form, AUM symbolizes the infinite Brahman (ultimate reality) and the entire universe.
A stands for Creation
U stands for Preservation
M stands for Destruction or dissolution
This is representative of the Trinity of God in Hindu dharma (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva)
The three portions of AUM relate to the states of waking, dream and deep sleep and the three gunas (rajas, satva, tamas)
The three letters also indicates three planes of existence, heaven (swarga), earth (martya) and netherworld (patala)
All the words produced by the human vocal organ can be represented by AUM. A is produced by the throat, U & M by the lips
In the Vedas, AUM is the sound of the Sun, the sound of Light. It is the sound of assent (affirmation) and ascent (it has an upwards movement and uplifts the soul, as the sound of the divine eagle or falcon.