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WHAT IS THE MYSTERY OF THIS MAHAVAKYA ;ATMAN IS SAT; CHID; ANANDA? PART--- 01


OM GURUVE ADISHANKARA NAMAH--- WHAT IS THE LITERAL MEANING OF SAT---CHID--ANANDA?----- IS ATMAN SAT--CHID

ANANDA ?------------ - 1-Sat is that never changes, Truth, Absolute Being. 2-Chid is consciousness. 3-Ananda is bliss. Absolute Bliss Consciousness. One point of remarkable interest to us, Absolute (total) is a direct experience to us. Absolute is a living reality to us. Now, how could ABSOLUTE be experienced?------- The word “Chid”, consciousness, rescues the experience of Absolute. If absolute were not Chid or Consciousness, it could not become a living reality. In being ABSOLUTE, if it is being a living reality, it must have some magic in it. Because Absolute flat won’t be a living reality, it won’t be an experience. And because we know, when the nervous system is properly refined, pure nervous system reflects full absolute being------Sat. So when Sat is reflected in it’s fullness, then that Sat is taken to be having that attribute of Chid – which is Consciousness. Consciousness is with reference to the Self. Consciousness is basis of being conscious. So that consciousness is one with That which is never changing. And by virtue of that attribute (a quality or feature), by virtue of the attribute of consciousness, the attribute less absolute becomes a living reality. When we go deeper into the character of the absolute( Sat). We are able to dig into it, because it is intimate to us, and when it is intimate to us, ---it is our consciousness, & could become an experience----- a direct experience. When Sat is Chid, it is a direct experience. Then, what is that experience? Next word says, it's bliss. Fulfilling, absolute happiness, this is the experience. Sat is that which never changes----- A abstract reality . If it is abstract, can it be experienced ? You say Yes, because it is consciousness. And then if it is consciousness, can it be experienced ? You say Yes, because it is consciousness. And then if it is consciousness, a direct experience, then, what is that experience ? THAT IS BLISS.And that is why consciousness is equated to absolute. And that is why Sat Chit.Ananda (Ānanda) is a quality which goes with fullness of life, fullness, Ananda . WHAT IS ANANDA?---- Upanishads are very beautiful about this Ananda --- The whole philosophy of Ananda ---- Ananda as the basis of life, as the sustainers of life, and as that ultimate into which everything dissolves. That ānanda is life. The creation is born out of ānanda, is sustained in ānanda, and will eventually dissolve in ānanda, will evolve from ānanda, will be maintained in ānanda, will dissolve in ānanda. The cycle of evolution and dissolution which continues forever is in ānanda. This knowledge taught by Bhrigu to his son Varuni is located beyond "akasha" WHAT IS AKASHA (SPACE)?--- Akasha is characterised by sound. Where ever there is sound, there is Akasha. And when it is located beyond Akasha, it means it is located in the field which transcends (go beyond the range) sound, transcends speech, transcends tought. If you take awareness to that field of transcendental consciousness, you will know that ananda is all that there is, by direct experience. IS CREATION COMING OUT OF ANANDA ?---------- This verse of the Upanishads comes out to say about Transcendental ( being beyond the limits of all possible experience and knowledge ) Meditation (TM). And establishes that in and out of life is all that one element which is bliss. It speaks of life evolving from ananda. Creation coming out of ananda. Sustained in ananda. Goes to ananda. The entire field of individual, inception, as a wave of cosmic life is in the field of ananda....... Bliss, which is my Self. So, the eternity of ananda is what puts ananda parallel to Sat, never changes. And because it can become a living reality, bliss can become a living reality, this bliss is equated with Chit, consciousness. So, Sat Chit Ananda, Absolute Bliss Consciousness. And because it is ananda, it is fulfiling. Because it is Chit, the absolute attribute less can become a living reality of day to day life. So this word “Sat Chit Ananda” opens to us the entire philosophy of life. “Sat Chit Ananda” and “That I am”, “That thou art”, and “all this is That”, and “That is It”. This is the story of “Sat Chid Ananda”..................SHIVOHAM..........