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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Omkaaram or Pranavam... something more

Omkaaram or Pranavam... something more

अकारेणोच्यते विष्णुः सर्वलोकैक नायकः उकारेणोच्यते लक्ष्मीः मकारो जीववाचकः॥
Akaarenocyate VishnuH sarvalokaika naayakaH 
Ukaarenochyate lakshmiiH makaaro jeevacaachakaH

A further meaning to Omkaram.. The syllable  "A"  represents Vishnu the master of the universe.  The syallable "U" represents Lakshmi  and the syallable "M" represents the sound of life.. Hence AUM is nothing but the communion of the Purusha (Sahasrashiirshaa purushaH..) Vishnu and the Prakriti (see lakshmi ashtottaram.. prakriteem vikruteem vidyaam...) represents the Matha Lakshmi  and we know the syllable M represents the life, the motherhood...every language in the world calls the mother with a syllable "M". 
We can understand now how the blessed Krishna, Vishnu incarnate sang Pranavam in His flute and the Matha Lakshmi, the  prakriti in the shape of Radhika, Gopis and cows all got attracted to the Purusha.. and the communion between them is nothing but the process of life..The frivolous activity of Krishna and the damsels of Brinadaban, Krishan and the cows and their calve in that blessed grazing ground, attains sublime meaning here.
It is the union of jeevatma and paramaatma.. both representing the same in advaita philosophy an having subtle difference inter-se  in Vishitaadwaita and dwaita philosophies assuming its fullness in AUM
It will not be out of context to state  here  that as discussed earlier A represents the supreme soul and therefore it is also connoting Shiva the parabrahmam, and U is  nothing bus Uma... "umaa shailendra tanaya gauree gandharvasevitaa.". and M remains the live connection... so as in the concluding name in  Lalitha Sahasranaamam  "Shivashaktaikya roopinee..." is the Omkaram represented by the Uma-Shamkara Combination.  Shankaraacharaya  in fact underlines this unity when he states, "ShivaH Shakthya yuktho yadhi bhavati prabhavitum...."  Shiva is nothing without Shakthi and Narayana becomes powerful only in company of Lakshmi...
This great principle that the male and the female combine through the jeeva syllable "M"  is the greatest message of AUM kaaram.

।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

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