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WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF RITAMBHARA & PRAGYA?IS PRAJNA A STATE OF PERFECTION? MEANING &SIGNIFICANCE OF RITAMBHARA & PRAGYA;- 20 FACTS;- 1-The word for “routine” in Sanskrit, the language of the Vedas, is “ritam.” Another translation of “ritam” is “rhythm.” Most people think of “routine” as dull and boring. But “rhythm”, means music... Rhythm has a tempo, a beat, a pulse and is alive.Pragya is used to refer to the highest and purest form of wisdom, intelligence and understanding. 2-Pragya is the state of wisdom which is higher than the knowledge obtained by reasoning and inference..In the state of deep sleep, the Atman, limited by Prana, the vital breath, is called Prājña. Prājña is the Self as the universal person in deep sleep. 3-Ritam (rhythm), Bhara (full of), Pragya (mind), in other words means a “mind full of rhythm”. It represents a state of mind where the thought waves are synchronous with the order of the universe. It is also the state of the mind where the microcosm and macrocosm are in coherence with each other. 4-The third chapter of the Aitareya Upanishad teaches – that all that exist, all phenomena cosmic and psychical, are rooted in Prajñā i.e. Consciousness, and Consciousness is Brahman. 5-Adi Shankara in his commentary states that Brahman gets the respective names and forms as conditioned by the divergent bodies; it is the same entity that has become diversified under all the conditions and is known in every way and is thought of multifariously by all creatures as well as logicians. 6-ACCORDING TO Kaushitaki Upanishad , Indra describes 'Death' as complete absorption in Prana when Prānā and Prajñā ('consciousness' or 'self'), which together live in the body and together depart, become one. 7-The main theme of Kaushitaki Upanishad is that without Prajñā the senses do not work, which is knowledge, for by knowledge one sees clearly; Prajñā is Brahman and all things are rooted in Brahman. Prānā is Prajñā, self-consciousness. 8-It is Prajñā that takes possession of Speech, and by speech one obtains words; takes possession of the nose, and one obtains odours; takes possession of the eye, and one obtains all forms; takes possession of the ear, and one obtains all sounds; takes possession of the tongue, and one obtains all tastes of food; takes possession of the hands, and one obtains all actions; takes possession of the body, and one obtains pleasure and pain; takes possession of the organ, one obtains happiness, joy and offspring; takes possession of the feet, one obtains all movements and takes possession of mind, and one obtains all thoughts, without Prajñā, no thoughts succeed 9-The Vedantasara tells us that Brahman is to be thought of as being Nirguna, without attributes; Brahman is the sole reality, everything else is Anatman, non-existence and non-knowledge. 10-Ignorance is two-fold; Brahman in relation of totality of ignorance as Ishvara has all the attributes of the creator and the ruler of the world but in relation to special ignorance is the individual soul, the defective intelligence, Prājña Intelligence in its invisible form refers to Brahman . 11-Prājña, the enjoyer of bliss, with Consciousness for its aid" the all-knowing reality, in its visible form it is the parviscient Jiva which is able to differentiate itself from Ishvara. 12-Mandukya Upanishad, refers to the three states of consciousness, to the one Atman perceived threefold in the same body and the threefold satisfaction; 12-A-Vaisvanara ,whose sphere of action is the waking state, to Taijasa , whose sphere is the dream state, and to Prājna (प्राज्ञ), whose sphere in the form of cause only is deep sleep deprived of dreams, as a mass of consciousness, as the Akasha in the heart and as the blissful one. 12-B-Dream' is the wrong apprehension of reality, 'Sleep' is the state in which one does not know what reality is; when the false experience in these two states disappears Turiya is realized . 13-Yajnavalkya in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad advises that the intelligent seeker of Brahman, learning about the Self alone, should practice wisdom (prajñā) and not think of too many words, for that is exhausting to the organ of speech. 14-The state where the sleeper does not desire any enjoyable thing and does not see any dream is deep sleep, and Prājna is the doorway to the experience of the dream and waking states. Prājña is the Self as the universal person in deep sleep. 15-Yajnavlkya tells Janaka that Chidaksha, the Self of the nature of Consciousness, is consciousness behind intelligent sound and the source of Shabda Brahman whose primary form is Aum which word is to be meditated upon as Prajñā ('Knowledge'), the inmost consciousness. 16-It has been said that people who meditate acquire many powers like telepathy, reverse telepathy, spontaneous fulfillment of desires, meaningful coincidences, synchrodestiny etc. From where do these powers come? 17-Our consciousness or the soul is the silent state of mind with infinite powers. These powers are hidden under the smoke of mind, intellect and ego, which in turn are controlled by the software of action, memory and desires. 18-The interface between these two layers, the disturbed and the undisturbed state of consciousness, is what the “ritam bhara pragya” is. Once you are in this state, the intention becomes powerful, and one starts experiencing spontaneous fulfillment of desires. 19-The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali cover the intellectual plane from the average level of awareness to the enlarged dimension of super consciousness. According to Patanjali, Samadhi is the last aspect of the eight-fold path which leads to realisation of Yoga which unites the mortal with the immortal and Prajñā is the state of perfection, the one, total indivisible entity. The perfect yogi on attaining this Supreme state becomes a total non-entity. 20 -Patanjali states that the word which express Him is Om but mere repletion of Om is insufficient, for one should also meditate upon its meaning for gaining knowledge of the Atman and destruction of the obstacles to that knowledge on road to reaching Nirvichara Samadhi when the mind becomes pure and – (ऋतम्भरा तत्र प्रज्ञा) in that Samadhi, knowledge is said to be filled with truth which knowledge goes beyond inference and scriptures. IS PRAJNA A STATE OF PERFECTION? 05 FACTS;- 1-In the Vedas, this term is loosely translated as “a state where only truth is known”. It is said that if one can be conscious in this state, a desire can be manifested, as it is right at the level of manifestation into the physical plane. This is also the level where one experiences Siddhis, or the super normal powers described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. 2-This consciousness level is the “interface” between the most refined condition of the relative one and the absolute one. It is perceptible only if the intellect is perfectly pure and is overshadowed by nothing. When during meditation one becomes non local, one experiences it.Sometimes one has the rare luck to dive into this level. 3-Any question, which is asked at this level is immediately, is completely and truly answered. It works like a gigantic/huge, cosmic and all-knowing computer. 4-In meditation, the conscious mind comes to the simplest form of human awareness, where consciousness is open to itself. This self-referral state of consciousness is the unified field of natural law. 5-Through the regular practice of Meditation for 15-20 minutes twice daily, the infinite creativity and perfect orderliness of the unified field becomes increasingly lively in daily life. At the same time, meditation gives deep rest and releases stresses that impede the optimal functioning of mind, body, and behaviour. ...SHIVOHAM...