Bridal Mysticism is to incorporate the Absolute Self as the Lover, the Bride. The Self reveals His secrets to the bridal mystic and these came to be known as the Vedas !
The Triune Meditation Reverence of preceptors Propitiating them with purity physical Embacing none but Him Hurting none in thought, word and deed Is Physical Meditation called ! Deva Dwija Guru Prajna Poojanam shoucha marjavam Brahmacharyam ahimsa cha Sareeram tapa uchyathe Using words which are sweet Observance of Truth The Study of Self and practice Is Verbal Meditation called !
Anudveka karam vakyam Satyam priya hitam cha yal Swadhyayabhyasanam chaiva Vangmayam tapa uchyate Contentment, meekness Obervance of Silence, self control Purity of Heart above all Is Mental Meditation called !
Mana prasada soumythvam Mounam atma vinigrahah Bhava samsudhi ithyethat Tapo manasam uchyate The existential force of Life is sorrow. Life is difficult, life is suffering and the inherent force in Manifestation is Sorrow. ( This sorrow is repesented in Astrology by Saturn, the planet of Melancholy, Justice and Retribution ). This world is Sorrow ( Sarvam Dukham ), everything is transient ( Sarvam Kshanikam ), everything is Void ( Sarvam Shoonyam ), everything is futile ( sarvam vyartham ) and everything is misery ( sarvam duritham ).
Knowing this the Guru tells the disciple " Thou shalt not grieve " ( na thvam shochithumarhasi ). The disciple has come to the Master for Wisdom and the Master knows that the mind of the disciple is hurt by the continous web of life and the sorrow of the temporal. Hence he tells the disciple " Thou shalt not grieve". It is said that the sorrow given by the Father is removed by the Guru !
It is the function of the Guru to impart Wisdom to the disciple. This will enable the disciple to cross the ocean of worldliness, the real river Vaitharani. A river flowing deathward, macabre, and full of difficulties is this fearsome river, this river Vaitharani, this river which is Life problematic ! (Yama dware maha ghore thapta vaitharanee nadi ). They live eternally With Courage as Father Patience as Mother Peace as Wife Truth as son Mercy as sister And self control as Brother They live eternally !
With the earth as their bed And with Wisdom as food With such a great family The Yogis fear none! They embrace none but Self The Self is their all in all ! The Self is the lover, the Self is the bride The greatest instructor of mankind ! Dhairyam yasya Pitha Kshama hi janani Shanti chirak medhini Sathyam Soonu rayam Daya hi bhagin Bhratha mana samyama Shayyad bhoomi thalam dishopi vasanam jnanamrutham bhojanam Aithe yasya kudumbine vada sakhe Kasmath bhayam yoginah !
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