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Sohum … So Am I

When सोऽहम् is written in English, then it becomes as Soham, So-Aham and Sohum, which means So Am I, I Am He, and it relates to the Yogic Swan or Hamsa who itself is the supreme Swan or Paramhamsa

 

 

सोऽहम्

Sohum … Soham … So-Aham

So Am I … I Am He … I Am That … I Am IT … I Am Brahman

 

Here also, the word “I” is referring to the innermost essence (or Atman) of each aspirant … And the words “That, IT and He” are denoting the inner essence of allness (or Brahman or Paramshiva) …

And in this discussion, the aspirant’s consciousness which takes an upward flight from the base of spine and until the top of head and thus it becomes the Yogic Swan, is the Hamsa who is as Kundalini Shakti (or serpentine divinity or serpentine force which is eternally present within the aspirant’s microcosm) …

And after this flight of Hamsa, that which the Hamsa self realizes about itself, is what Sohum (or I Am He or So Am I) actually means …

 

FF-1 … Base of self realization of Sohum is Hamsa (Humsa) …

  • When we breath in (or inhale), the subtle sound is of Ha (or Hum) …
  • When we breathe out (or exhale), the subtle sound is of Sa …
  • In the middle of breathing in and breathing out, is the “Sound of M (or Makar which was already discussed in the earlier topic of “Makar … Sound of M) … This sound is also addressed as Brahmanaad (or the sound of allness)” …
  • Only after Brahmanaad manifests within the aspirant, does the Hamsa (or Yogic Swan) begin getting manifested within the aspirant … Prior to this stage, only the Prana (or Vital airs) are existent … And after this stage, Prana is the Hamsa and Hamsa itself is manifested as the risen up state of the Kundalini Shakti …
  • Thus when all above are combined, then this is what is known as Hamsa (or Yogic Swan) and Sohum (So Am I) …

 

FF-2 … Describing the Yogic Swan or Hamsa (Humsa) that is eternally residing within Soham …

The Swan denotes a Yogic state of risen up consciousness i.e. the aspirants consciousness has risen up to the crown plexus …

Thus the swan denotes that the inner divinity (or Kundalini Shakti or serpentine energy or simply the divinity of aspirant’s consciousness) has already risen up from the base of spine till the top of head where the thousand petalled lotus of the 7th plexus (or Brahmarandra Chakra or Sahasrara) is present …

That state which is after the above rise has already completed successfully, is of the Yogic Swan or Humsa (or Hamsa) …

With this description, we move on to discussions upon Sohum (or So Am I or I Am He) and Hamsa (or I Am So) …

 

FF-3 … Unity of Soham and Hamsa … Paramhamsa …

Ha is inhalation, Sa is exhalation … Together they denote the sound of Hamsa,

When breaths become Hamsa, Prana is activated and it rises to the top of head,

Prana in head is Atma Shakti, which unites to Atman, that itself is Paramshiva,

Thus is the self realization of “I Am So (Hamsa)” prior “So Am I (Sohum)” …

Thus is the unity of Hamsa to Sohum and a further unity of Sohum to Hamsa …

Note 1: In above, Paramshiva means “Supreme being (or Supreme Shiva)” … Paramshiva is another name of Brahman

Note 2: In above, Prana or vital airs rising till the top of head means “Prana reaching the thousand petalled lotus of the 7th plexus (or Brahmarandra chakra or Sahasrara)” which is located at the top of brain …

Continuing with Note 2 … When this happens, then the thousand petalled lotus blooms or in other words, these petals open up (or flare upwards) from their earlier dropped down (or sunken) states at the top of brain …

Note 3: In above, Atma Shakti means divinity of the innermost essence (or divinity of the self) of the aspirant …

Note 4: In above, when Prana reaches the top of brain (i.e. it reaches the thousand petalled crown plexus) then Prana is no longer as the earlier Prana … This is because, at this stage the Prana becomes divinity of the aspirant’s essence (i.e. Prana becomes Atma Shakti) …

Continuing with Note 4 … Inside the thousand petalled lotus, there are three minor lotuses placed in a straight vertical line … The middle of these three minor plexuses (Chakras or lotuses) is a 32 petalled lotus where the aspirant’s innermost essence (or Atman) is sitting as the golden body (This golden body was discussed in the earlier topic of “The being in head is Brahma”) …

Continuing with Note 4 … When Prana reaches this 32 petalled lotus, then it unites to this golden body and after this stage Prana is no longer Prana, is it becomes the “inner divinity of the self (i.e. Prana becomes Atma Shakti)” of the aspirant … This is the fact which was stated as “Prana in head is Atma Shakti” …

 

When Kundalini Shakti rises up from the base of spine, Sohum is self realized,

When Kundalini Shakti returns back from top of brain, Humsa is self realized,

At above stage, very bright white lighted oily flakes rise up to the top of head,

This is unity of Hamsa to Sohum … IT leads to a further unity “Sohum to Hamsa”.

Note 5: The stage of very bright white lighted oily flakes rise up to the top of head was discussed in the earlier set of topics on Shiva Taraka Naad and was also discussed in another topic of Ashtama Chakra … Eighth plexus

 

That which unites Sohum to Humsa, is the risen up Prana, who then is Atman,

And this is the stage, where Atman is self realized as Brahman (or Paramshiva),

At this stage, that earlier Sohum is Hamsa and Humsa is Sohum … Both are one,

At this stage, the aspirant who is a Yogic Swan (Hamsa) becomes He (Sohum) …

Note 6: Humsa or Hamsa means the Yogic Swan … This word denotes the supreme Yogic achievement of raising one’s own inner pristine divinity or Kundalini Shakti (which earlier on was resting at the base of spine) to top of head and beyond … And then this pristine divinity (Kundalini Shakti or divinity of aspirants consciousness) further uniting to golden body which itself is Atman in its attributed-form state (or Sagun Sakaar Awastha of Atman or human form of aspirants innermost essence) … That golden body is of Tatpurusha face of Sadashiva (or Maheshwara Shiva) …

Note 6 continues: And after Kundalini Shakti non-dually unites to Atman (golden body which is sitting within the 32 petalled lotus) then that Atman itself is the same as Brahman (or the Absolute Being) who is sitting on top of the head of the aspirant … This is the stage of Sohum being the same Hamsa (aspirant’s Kundalini Shakti or the divinity of aspirant’s consciousness) …

 

That Sohum who is Hamsa, is the proof of Kundalini Shakti uniting to Paramshiva,

That Hamsa who is Sohum is the proof of Paramshiva as Kundalini Shakti,

The state of union Sohum and Humsa, is the same as union of Atman to Brahman,

This is also a union of Atma Shakti (of aspirant) to Paramshiva or Supreme Being,

At this stage, Sohum is Hamsa and Hamsa is Sohum … “I Am He” is “He Am I” …

 

Note 7: At this stage, Kundalini Shakti is as Atma Shakti (i.e. divinity of innermost essence) in her very brightly lighted state … And Paramshiva is Atman (innermost essence of the aspirant) who itself is Brahman (innermost essence of allness) … Thus the stage of Sohum as Hamsa and which also is a state of Hamsa as Sohum, is denoting the union of Kundalini Shakti (or inner divinity of the aspirant) to the Absolute Being (Parambrahma or Paramshiva) and where Brahman (or Paramshiva or Parabrahman) itself is as the golden body (or attributed-form state or human form or Sagun Sakaar Awastha of aspirant’s Atman) …

 

FF-4 … Divine flight of Hamsa … Unity of Sohum and Hamsa …

Depending upon the aspects which are related to (or rested in or associated to) by an aspirant, is the state (or condition or attributes) of Hamsa that is self realized by that aspirant at such a time …

But ultimately the Hamsa which denotes allness and fullness, is seen to be none other than all of that which is stated here … I.e. Hamsa is attributeless (colorless or Nirguna), attributed-attributeless (or that which is of a macro-neutral state or Sarva Samta) and also attributed (Gunatmak) … Thus eventually, as that Hamsa takes it flight through all the principal states of Maker’s Makings, that Hamsa is seen to be based upon all of these three aspects and yet it finally is only found to be attributeless (colorless or Nirguna) …

In this part of the topic, I have listed only the main states of the flight of Yogic Swan (Hamsa or Humsa) and thus these listed states of the Yogic Swan are not at all conclusive …

I say so as the Hamsa (or Humsa or Yogic Swan) which self manifests within the aspirant’s microcosm eventually flies through countless intermediary states of allness of Maker’s Makings, prior it finally enters into the attributeless being (or Nirguna Brahma) …

Thus since I have not listed all those states through which the Hamsa (or aspirants consciousness) flies, so below given discussions are neither exhaustive nor final and are not even exhaustive or finally binding …

And yet below discussion, definitely lists the main states of the divine flight of the Yogic Swan (Hamsa or aspirant’s consciousness) … So here it goes …

 

When Tamoguna is primary, then Hamsa is as Nila Hamsa (Blue Swan),

When Rajoguna is primary, then Hamsa is as Rakta Hamsa (Blood Red Swan),

When Sattvaguna is primary, then Hamsa is as Shweta Hamsa (White Swan),

When as Maheshwara, then the same Hamsa is Hiranya Hamsa (Golden Swan) …

Note 8: In above,

 

Proceeding further …

When in Aghora face of Sadashiva, Hamsa is Naviknila Hamsa (Navy Blue Swan),

In Rudra Loka, Hamsa is Kausumbhah Hamsa (Orange or Saffron colored Swan),

In Krishna Pingala state of Rudra, the same Hamsa is Krishna Pingalam (Blue-Tawny Swan),

Within the divinity of Natraja Rudra, Hamsa is Pingala Hamsa (Tawny Swan),

In Vamadeva face of Sadashiva, Hamsa is Dhoomra Varnam (Smoky color),

In Ardhanarishwara Loka, Hamsa is Krishna-Shuklam (Blue- White color),

In Surya Loka, Hamsa is Shonahah Varnam (Crimson color),

In Indraloka, Hamsa is Pita Varnam (Yellow color),

In Sadyojata face of Sadashiva, Hamsa is Sarva Samta Varna (Diamond color),

In Avyakta, Hamsa is Patalah Varnam (Pink color),

In Para Prakriti, Hamsa is Sookshma Shweta Varna (Subtle white color),

In Shunya Brahman (Sarva Shunya), Hamsa is Syamah Varna (non-lighted),

When in Akasha Mahabhoot, Hamsa is Shona Varnam (Purple color) …

Note 9: Sarva Shunya is the same as finality of Shunyata, which was discussed in an earlier topic whose parental state was addressed as Shunya Brahman or Zero which itself is the Infinite and the Infinite which also is none other than Zero and thus it denotes the perfect non dual union of Zero and Infinity … This was discussed in earlier topic of “As IT self expressed itself” …  

 

And there are many other variations of it, even when it remains the same Hamsa,

And only after knowing Nirguna does that the Hamsa know itself as Sohum,

Yet the Hamsa is found to be different from different states as was discussed here

Note 10: Nirguna means colorless, attributeless, aspectless etc. … This was discussed in earlier topic of “As IT originally was” and was also discussed in the earlier topic of “As IT eventually became” …

 

FF-3 … Soham … So Am I … The finality …

That omnipresent who eternally is inside all form, formless and is the infinite,

In whom everything begins, resides and to whom everything finally returns back,

Yet “That” remains beyond these as IT is the one referred by Vedic Mahavakya,

“That” is the Atman who is Brahman (Paramshiva) … Sohum (So Am I) …

That in whom the triple times progress and who itself is the eternal beyond them,

In whom eternal cycles of origination, existence and dissolution progress,

Yet “That” remains beyond these as IT is the one referred by Vedic Mahavakya,

“That” is the Atman who is Brahman (Paramshiva) … Sohum (So Am I) …

That within whom all evolutionary paths and their directions (or ways) rest,

That towards whom entire evolution progresses and also finally dissolves in IT,

Yet “That” remains beyond these as IT is the one referred by Vedic Mahavakya,

“That” is the Atman who is Brahman (Paramshiva) … Sohum (So Am I) …

That within whom all states, conditions and modes of existence rest,

That towards whom all states, modes and conditions are eternally moving,

Yet “That” remains beyond these as IT is the one referred by Vedic Mahavakyas,

“That” is the Atman who is Brahman (Paramshiva) … Sohum (So Am I) …

 

Continues …

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