WHAT IS THE MEANING OF 'GUNATEET' ? PART 01
THE MEANING OF 'GUNATEET' ;-
1-GUNATEET' Means..Rise Beyond the Three Gunas of Maya to Attain God.Guna depending on the context means "virtue, merit, excellence", or "quality, peculiarity, attribute, property".The concept is originally notable as a feature of Samkhya philosophy.The three gunas; sattva, tamas, and rajas are present in different proportions in all of us.These are the three basic characteristics or attributes that exist in all things, including your body and mind.
2-In terms of activity, the gunas can be thought of in the following way:
2-1-Tamas = Inertia
2-2-Rajas = Movement
2-3-Sattva = Balance
3-In terms of colours, the gunas can be thought of in this way:
3-1-Tamas = black (the absence of all colours)
3-2-Rajas = the different colors (although traditionally Represented as red)
3-3-Sattva = white (the synthesis of all colours)
4-Everything can be classified according to the gunas. We can analyze some moods/emotions and group them accordingly...
4-1-Tamasic states: laziness, disgust, attachment, depression, helplessness, doubt, guilt, shame, boredom, addiction, hurt, sadness, apathy, confusion, grief, dependency, ignorance.
4-2-Rajasic states: anger, euphoria, anxiety, fear, irritation, worry, restlessness, stress, courage, rumination, determination, chaos.
4-3-Sattvic states: delight, happiness, joy, peace, wellness, freedom, love, compassion, equanimity, empathy, friendliness, focus, self-control, satisfaction, trust, fulfilment, calmness, bliss, cheerfulness, gratitude, fearlessness, selflessness.
5-In reality, however, things are not so black and white. Every phenomenon (mood, person, action, thought, etc.) contains a predominant guna, as well as a smaller dose of the other two gunas. That is why, for instance, we can transform one emotion into another. Anger, for example, can be transformed into compassion because the rajas state of anger contains some sattva, the predominant guna of compassion.
6-The intention behind an emotion, and how it is expressed, determines whether an emotion is predominantly tamasic, rajasic, or sattvic.
Take the emotion of courage, for example. A suicide bomber in a terrorist attack may be said to have tamasic courage (based on ignorance and hatred). A man who risks his health and comfort to obtain wealth or fame has rajasic courage (based on desire). And a man who sacrifices his ego or personal interest for a larger cause has sattvic courage (based on compassion and the greater good).
7- Tamasic laziness is when you don’t have motivation to do anything, or when you are attached to comfort. Rajasic laziness is when you are so engrossed with your activity that you are unable to stop and evaluate what’s happening. Sattvic laziness is when you are so fulfilled with a sense of satisfaction and peace that you can’t be bothered to do anything else.
The difference lies in the intention. Change the motivation and the context of a given emotion or action, and you will change its quality..
8-Our body is fed by food, water, and air. Our mind is fed by thoughts, feelings, and the input from the five senses.So… you are feeding your body and mind with tamas, rajas, or sattva..The principle is quite simple: the more you are exposed to a guna, the more that guna will grow in your mind and heart. Expose yourself to more sattva, and sattva will grow in you. Likewise, tamas and rajas will grow instead if that’s what you’re feeding on.
THE PATH OF SELF TRANSFORMATION;-
1-Three Guna – sattvic, rajasic and tamasic – as innate nature (psychology or personality of an individual). Sattvic guna is one driven by what is pure, truth, compassionate, without craving, doing the right because it is right, positive and good. Tamasic guna is one driven by what is impure, dark, destructive, aimed to hurt another, contemptuous, negative and vicious. Rajasic guna is one that is ego-driven, out of personal passion, active, ostentatious, seeking the approval of others .
2-For example, three types of charity are discussed, and what makes charity Sattvic, Rajasic or Tamasic. ACCORDING TO Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 18....
''Action that is virtuous, thought through, free from attachment, and without craving for results is considered Sattvic; Action that is driven purely by craving for pleasure, selfishness and much effort is Rajasic; Action that is undertaken because of delusion, disregarding consequences, without considering loss or injury to others or self, is called Tamasic''.
3-Similarly, food, relationships, knowledge and actions are detailed in terms of the three Guna.It is very hard to go from tamas directly to sattva – so use rajas as a step in between.If you want to know the predominant guna behind your action, ask yourself these two questions:
1-Why am I doing this? (intention)
2-How am I doing this? (expression)
4-Ideally you want both the intention behind the action, as well as the execution of the action, to be sattvic.Intention alone is not enough.
A person who engages in dodgy businesses in order to support his family has a sattvic intention but a tamasic execution. As the saying goes, the road to hell is often paved with good intentions.
5-ACCORDING TO Aristotle''Anybody can become angry—that is easy.But to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way—that is not easy. ''
Understanding the gunas helps you see things more clearly. It helps you understand the quality of your thoughts, actions, and the things with which you engage.
6-Then it’s all about making conscious choices on what you consume, what thoughts you pay attention to, and how you act. In fact the secret of spiritual growth could be summed up thus: Learn to love and delight in sattva, and understand the pain of tamas. The conditioning of
your lizard brain – which seeks pleasure and shuns pain – will take care of the rest for you...
7-The whole spiritual discipline of Yoga can be said to be about transforming tamas, balancing rajas, and developing sattva. The same with other wisdom traditions, although they may not speak of this
process in terms of the gunas.In fact, meditation and other spiritual practices are all great techniques for developing a sattvic mind and heart. And going on a spiritual retreat is like a tamas and rajas detox..
8-From rajas it is then easier to arrive at sattva, by balancing out the excitement and learning to appreciate the more subtle pleasures of peace, harmony, contentment, and moderation. At this point, activities such as meditation, self-reflection, journaling, etc., can help you move into sattva, whereas trying them from a tamasic state can result in
becoming sleepy or bored.This reminds me of a vital insight that it’s easier to move into egolessness (the “enlightened state”) from a healthy ego than from a broken one.
9-When one is able to have an intense sattva, he is in harmony with himself. However, these three gunas are still a part of the material nature. Sattva guna is also a mode of goodness of Maya. But, God is tri-gunatit (transcendental to the modes of material nature).Lord Krishna states of the Bhagavad Gita in Verse 14.9:
''Sattva binds one to material happiness; rajas conditions the soul toward actions; and tamas clouds wisdom and binds one to delusion.Thus, it is utterly important to rise beyond the three gunas to be near to God''.
10-Lord Krishna further states in Bhagavad Gita (Verse 14.19):
"When wise persons see that in all works there are no agents of action other than the three guṇas, and they know me to be transcendental to these guṇas, they attain my divine nature."Thus, a person who is no longer bonded to the three gunas attains the highest state of God's grace or Shuddha Sattva or divine mode of goodness.
11-When a person attains the Shuddha Sattva energy, his mind, senses and intellect become divine. However, a person attains this transcendental state only because of God's grace. God bestows His grace only to those who trust Him and love Him barring their ego, unfulfilled desires, arrogance, and ignorance. Then only, the radiance of God's divine power dispels the darkness in a person and illuminates his heart. This wisdom helps us to be in unison with God.
HOW TO REACH THE STATE OF'' GUNATEET '' ?-
11 FACTS;-- 1- Three properties or Gunas viz, Satvik, Rajsik & Tamsik relates to MIND & INTELLECT. When a person is able to go beyond MIND & INTELLECT, he becomes a GUNATEET.... 2- GUNATEET is one step before than attaining the state of SUPREME Realization of the supreme spirit.The realization is possible only after becoming "gunateet" because until then the seeker will be disturbed by his "vasanas" that would obstruct his flight to realization 3-This means we are Gunateet, but get involved in them during action. These are expressions of our gross power in the form of trigunas and our subtle power in the form of our consciousness/ spirit (atma bhav); both these get merged in us - on completion of specific karma. 4-ACCORDING TO Geeta'- ''that even if you have satva qualities, but beyond one level you will have to move away from them as well. You will have to make yourself free from even the positive qualities, & this is called Gunatit state''. 5-Gunateet is the state that serve as the base for you to take the leap into existence. Krishna is beyond qualities so you will have to make yourself free from the burden of qualities as well to get yourself prepare for the ultimate . 6-There is the nucleus in the middle of atom . nucleus is positively charged and is composed (calm) of positive protons and neutral neutrons. Negatively charged electrons are attracted towards the positive protons and form the atom. Atoms form the molecule (a group of atoms bonded together )--the molecules form the matter. 7-Till the time nucleus is not neutral it will keep attracting the negatively charged electrons .Similarly till the time the very core of you--- that is your soul connected with jeevatma, it will keep attracting the body in every life. 8- Krishna explains in Geeta''-- that the very time your core becomes neutral ,you open yourself for the whole universe and at that very point you become eligible for the ultimate.This state is known as gunateet or beyond qualities. In the geeta it is known as nirgun state... 9-Basically you are ISHWAR ANSH , AVINAASHI, CHETAN, AMAL, AND SAHAJ SUKHRAASI ( Fragment of God, Imperishable/ Immortal, Sentient, Faultless and ever blissful) ! However due to your association and affinity with 3 Gunas / Prakruti/ body, you are not able to experience your imperishability, sentience, faultless ness and ever blissful ness. 10-The moment you become GUNATEET ( beyond the impact of 3 Gunas), you instantly realise and experience your basic traits as detailed above. Therefore, to become Gunateet and to experience Paramatma TATTWA ...they both mean same thing. 11-One incidence causes both of them simultaneously. So when you know and ACCEPT that you are beyond 3 Gunas, the experience of ever blissful ness, immortality etc instantly arise in you, because as a law: Every acceptance results in experience.Realizing God's glory is
the first half &The second part is appreciating the glory of God's eternal abode, Aksharbrahma (AUM ). Aksharbrahma's authority is second only to that of Parabrahma in the entire universe. WHO IS AKSHARBRAHMA ? 07 FACTS;-- 1-As it is disscussed above...There is the nucleus in the middle of atom . Nucleus is positively charged and is composed of positive protons and neutral neutrons. Negatively charged electrons are attracted towards the positive protons and form the atom. Atoms form the molecule & the molecules form the matter. SO,THE NUCLEUS IS PARAMBRAHMAN.....composition of POSITIVE PROTON IS - 'U' means OPERATOR SRI HARI'.. NEUTRAL NEUTRON IS- 'M'' means DESTROYER RUDRA'... & NEGATIVELY CHARGED ELECTRON IS- 'A' means CREATOR BRAHMA'..THESE THREE ARE ARDHNARISWAR'''AKSHARBRAHMA.... 2-The Chandogya and Mundak Upanishads both mention that Aksharbrahma is responsible for the creation and sustenance of this universe.Aksharbrahma is manifest both with form and without form .. When understood without form, he pervades God's entire creation and forms the basis of all that creation. 3-With form, Aksharbrahma can be understood in three ways; ---- 3-1-As the abode holding God and His liberated devotees; 3-2-As being in personal attendance to God in His abode; 3-3- And as being present on earth as the gunatit guru to guide Parabrahma's devotees BUT AT PRESENT ---''-RARE'' 4-According to Bhagavata Purana -- Aksharbrahma, ''AUM '' is the only pathway to God and to moksha. Your soul is your GURU & is responsible for helping the jiva realize Parambrahma. God works and accepts the devotion of spiritual aspirants through Aksharbrahma. It is only through Aksharbrahma that a jiva can associate itself with God and understand Him well enough to seek complete refuge in Him, thereby bringing the jiva out of the darkness of maya and into the light of Parambrahma. 5-The Shrimad Bhagavata Purana states, “God dispels the ignorance of maya through His Dham [abode].” Aksharbrahma is that Dham. Aksharbrahma has two forms- 5-1-One, which is formless and pure chaitanya, is known as Chidakash. 5-2-In its other form, that Aksharbrahma remains in the service of PARAMBRAHMAN . 6-In Association with Aksharbrahma -- jiva realize Parabrahma...It is known as becoming aksharrup or brahmarup.In the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Shri Krishna tells Arjun,-- “One who becomes Brahmarup, whose mind is always content, who does not lament in any way, who does not crave for any object, who has equanimity for all living creatures – that individual attains my bhakti.” For the jiva to reach this state, it is possible when must be guided by soul -- the Aksharbrahma. 7-Till the time nucleus is not neutral it will keep attracting the negatively charged electrons... MEANS... TILL THE TIME , THE LOWER CHAKRAS, THE SYMBOL OF IGNORANCE, ARE NOT ENLIGHTENED... YOU ARE OVERWHELMED WITH IT... & YOU CAN't THINK TO REACH GUNATIT STATE... WHAT IS THE COMPARISON BETWEEN GUNATIT STATE & SYMBOL OF FULL MOON ?- 05 FACTS;-- 1-Gunatit means that which is beyond the gunas, beyond the modes of Prakriti and beyond the power of prakriti. Purnima is the full moon. This is symbolically the entire process of sadhana. 2-Sadhana begins from the zone of darkness, as the movement of the moon begins on the non-moon day, the dark night, and with the passage of each day the moon moves one degree so that on the night of the full moon the moon is complete. In the same way, the sadhana of a seeker begins at a time when the mind cannot register. None of you can exactly tell in which year, on what day or at what time your sadhana began, because the journey for light begins in the zone of darkness and moves forward and enters into the sphere of light. 3-Each day, as the moon expands its light, an awakened seeker expands his awareness. The fifteenth day of the moon is considered the full moon, but full moon always refers to the night. We all know that as we move from day to night, we move away from light to enter the zone of darkness. But THE PIN POINT IS THAT--- as we move from day to night on the full moon, we enter into a night full of light, the light without heat, the light that is soothing. The seeker constantly marches forward. 4-As the moon continually enters more and more into the zone of light, the seeker enters into the zone of pure light, that is pure awareness, more and more, and a day comes when the awareness is complete. 5-That is when the seeker transcends the barrier of seeking and becomes light, knowledge and wisdom, and transcends the triple identification of the veil of Maya /Apasmar. At that point he feels, knows, experiences and is convinced that he is Brahman, he is the Absolute, All-pervading. That is the gunatit state, the guru /soul /self realized state. The seeker withers away ( decay)and what is manifested is the seer( a person who is reputed to have special powers of divination). WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO REACH GUNATIT STATE ? ----NEXT POST..... ........SHIVOHAM........