"In the finite there is no happiness. The Infinite alone is happiness."
From the shadows of birth and death,
Not from our aspirations
of existence i.e. immortality.
— Yajurveda, 3.60
“The sun, the moon, the stars, the hills and the plains,
Are not these, O Soul, the vision of Him who reigns?
The ear of man cannot hear, and the eye of man cannot see;
But if we could see and hear this vision – were it not He?”
Ekam sat vipraha, bahudha vadanti (Sanskrit)
Truth (God) is one, the wise call it by various names.
~ Rig Veda
O Lord, forgive three sins that are due to my human limitations:
Thou art everywhere, but I worship you here;
Thou art without form, but I worship you in these forms;
Thou needest no praise, yet I offer you these prayers and salutations,
Lord, forgive three sins that are due to my human limitations.
Hinduism is not a religion but a way of life. For thousands of years India has been a veritable laboratory of religion: everything imaginable has been tried out, and nothing ever has completely been rejected. India remains a predominantly Hindu country.
Its ethos has evolved down the ages through its the ancient Hindu traditions, customs, philosophy and culture. In spite of many attacks on Hinduism by varied invaders, in spite of rumors of decay and disarray, Hinduism has outlived all announcements of its impending demise.
Truth is one, though
know it as many .
God is one, though
Call Him Shiva, Vishnu, Allah, Jesus
or any other form of God that you believe
Our paths may be different.
is the same.”
Who Are You Really?
SOHUM - I am That
I am That Absolute Truth - Consciousness incarnated in human form. Attaining higher spiritual levels are easy for you as You are a Sadhak (devotee) whom Yug Rishi has given an opportunity to do Sadhana towards Self-Realization.
SHIVOHUM - I am akin to Lord Shiva
Shiva means Auspicious. Let’s affirm, by birth I am a blessed person; so how can there be any place for evil in my thoughts, feelings or actions? If any inappropriate trait has stuck to me due to bad company/surroundings, it is foreign to my essential nature and I resolve to rid myself of this.
SACHCHIDANANDOHUM My intrinsic Nature is – Truth – Consciousness – Bliss
Now think, why should I be affected by falsehood? Why should I chase a mirage? I am innate bliss; why should I vainly seek happiness in the transient world?
AYMATMA BRAHMA Thy soul is a Spark of Brahma (Divine)
As the ocean is water so also is a drop. Every ray of the Sun has the qualities of its Radiator. Howsoever small the Soul confined by the ego may seem it has the capacity of uniting with its origin – Brahma. Why remain caged in the false sense of identity with the ego and feel miserable; why not become Omnipresent?
TATVAMASI - You are That
You inherit the attributes of the Supreme Soul and the whole creation is your embodiment.
The essence of our Being is the Supreme Spirit (Parmatma – Brahma) – the source of the creative cosmic play; and we are here to awaken to the Reality of true identity.