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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: The tenfold structure of Brahm, Totality - Part I - MERU, Holland, 25 November 2007
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25 November 2007
Addressing the first World Congress of Rajas of the Global Country of World Peace, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi probed deeply into an analysis of the divided and undivided nature of Brahm, bringing out the ten values of Brahm, Totality.
Maharishi began by saying that we would say our administrative structure is exactly what it is in Nature. This was our goal, which we have achieved. We wanted to structure the organization, the administration [of the Global Country of World Peace] on a par with Nature's administration, which administers the universe with perfect order and which is Param Purusha [transcendental silence, transcendental Being].
'Param Purusha we have in Brahm [Totality], and Brahm, the One, is made of memory. It is one and it has the memory of many, one in many. So one in many means unity in diversity. These are the one in many. So one in many is or can only be, one with the memory of many.
'So that is one without memory, which is one pattern of Being; the other side of that same one Being, is the memory of many. There is no many. There is only one, which is Ekam evadwitiyam Brahm, Neha nanasti kinchan [Brahm is One only, without a second. There is no diversity whatsoever]. There is one, non-dual Brahm. There is one, and that one is made of memory [Smriti].
'So that one Brahm is Nirguna Nirakar Brahm ['non-qualified Brahm,Totality'] and the same Nirguna Nirakar is Saguna Sakar Brahm ['Non-qualified Brahm is qualified Brahm'], by the inevitable memory as a part of its Being. Memory is a part of Being, so this memory remains; it makes one, two, in a proper understanding. One is made of two.
'Memory is the element that makes two in one. And this memory between them; memory has two, one [is] really transcendental within it. So one is two by memory, Smriti, because there is a connection, a travel between them, which makes one non-active by nature, and [one] active by nature, with the inception of memory.
'So this is how one in two, and three—one and two, one and two, netted [knitted] by Sutra. There is Brahm Sutra, Nirguna Brahm ['Brahm Sutra, non-qualified Brahm'] and Saguna Brahm ['qualified Brahm'], and the connection between them is also Brahm. It has a third name to it, Sutra, Brahm Sutra. Brahm Sutra is just the name of the memory, which puts one into two and keeps them one and keeps them inevitably two. So these become three values.
'And the connection of the two is called, in a simple [way], it's a connector, it's a connector. On one level we call it Smriti and on the other level we call it Saguna and Nirguna—Nirguna, Saguna, connected by Smriti. Nirguna Brahm. Saguna Brahm is also Brahm, but it has a name separate from Brahm because Brahm is the connector. It connects the two. So the connector is also Brahm and this Brahm is called Atma, because Atma is A to Ma, Ma to A. Atma is memory. So this is memory and memory is Brahm and memory, and Brahm, which is connector of the two Brahms, the intellect. It is the ability of intellect.
'The intellect deals with two values. All the infinite values are now in terms of two values. All those two are complete and connected with the third, which is Atma, or Atma also is Brahm, Nirguna Brahm, Saguna Brahm, Nirguna Brahm, Saguna Brahm, two Brahms—and two Brahms meet on the level of third Brahm, which we call Atma.
'So Nirguna Brahm, Saguna Brahm, and another third Brahm, which is also Smriti, that is also Brahm. Brahm means Totality, Totality. So there is one Totality. There are two Totalities. There are three Totalities. And when there are three Totalities, look to the fourth Totality, which is making the three Totalities in the state of a triangle, a triangle.
'So one Totality is one; second Totality is Nirguna Brahm, Saguna Brahm; and the third Totality is the connection between the two. And the fourth category is a square—one, two, three, four—and having one, inside, five. And having inside, five, and [one] outside [which is] also Totality, so six Totalities.
'This is what? Analysis. From nothing, starting from zero, remain nothing, unmanifest, one, two, three, four, five, six. This is also called six together. Where there is togetherness, there is oneness, so this oneness within. Oneness means one whole. One whole also is one Totality. It is also Brahm. So this is Brahm.
'This is one, the hexagon. Before that it was pentagon. Before that it was square. Before that it was triangle. And before that it was two parallels. And these two parallels was one whole. So what we are having is: the intellect is locating one in terms of one, two, three, four, five, six. And what was it? Six. Six inside, so hexagon. Six inside, and each has outside, and one whole but divided into six. So inside six, outside six—twelve.
'These are all what? The perspectives of one vision, one vision, and the seer of the six is called Brahm. And it has a name: Shan-mukha—six-mouthed, personified person, who is the seer of the six values. So he is the seventh: six values, [and the] seer of six values. So this is seventh.
'And the process of seeing is eight values. So the seer and process of seeing, they are eight, up to eight—Brahm, eight Totalities, eight Totalities, eight Totalities.
'What is this? This is eight-divided Totality. And therefore it's obvious there is one Totality—[the] ninth one, undivided Totality—ninth, undivided Totality. So there is undivided Totality, nine, undivided Totality, all Para Prakriti, Para [transcendental nature]. It is unified eight Prakriti, it's unified, undivided Para Prakriti. Prakriti, nature; whose nature? We have a name, Purusha's nature, the tenth.
'And who is the tenth? That who is saying, nine Prakritis of Totality, nine Prakritis of Brahm, nine collective Prakritis of Brahm. He is the collector. He has a unified state of nine Prakritis. The unified level of Prakriti has nine Prakritis, and he is the tenth of Purusha [infinite silence]—so the tenth, Purusha.
'In Vedic language [there is] Apara Prakriti, [it is] not Para, not unified, but divided. So eight Para Prakritis [and the] ninth united Prakritis, which means eight Para united in the eight Apara: eight undivided, divided into ninth, Para.
'So Para Prakriti and Purusha, they are non-active silence, and the potential of activity is called his Para Prakriti. This is how the whole administrative structure of Natural Law is divided into Purusha and one united Prakriti, and one united Prakriti, divided in eight Prakritis.
'This is the natural perspective of how Nature is, how the nature of Totality is; how the nature of Brahm is. So Brahm equates with Purusha, and as the nature of Brahm is open to analysis, it gives us one total administration. The status of one is Brahm, and within that Brahm two is there, three is there, four are there, so the nine are there and tenth also is there.
'The starting point [of all this] is unmanifest Brahm, Nirguna Nirakar Brahm, zero—same Nirguna Nirakar zero Brahm, same Nirguna Nirakar zero Brahm—which is total Brahm. So we have this vision of Brahm. The intellect likes to call it hierarchy of Reality: Reality, one. Down, eight. And up, it makes it a cone to the top, with ten divisions—one on the top and nine below and below nine, eight below.
'This is intellectual, analytical, the picture: triangle in the end, triangle in the end, big triangle with eight—one, two, three, four—eight down below, divided, and ninth, undivided, and the intelligence is intellect called Brahm.
'What do we have? The hierarchy of total, what we call, Reality. And when we divide it, we call [it] Natural Law. Natural Law is really in these ten areas, where silence is endowed with nine levels of silence, ten levels of silence—one Purusha, and nine silent; actually eight levels of divided silence, which is the vision of the ninth. This is the map or the architectural vision of the structure or layout of Brahm—Total Knowledge, we call it.'
Global Good News will present the continuation of this talk on 29 November 2007.
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