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Tat Twam Asi … That Thou Are

 

तत्त्वमसि

Tat Twam Asi

That Thou Are

 

When spoken, this is as Tat Tvam Asi (TatTvamAsi) …

This is the essence of Samaveda, whose seat in this world (i.e. Aamnaya Peetha) is western Vedic monastery of Dwarika Sarada Math …

 

DD-1 … Meaning of Mahavakya of Tat Twam Asi …

This means …

  • That Thou Are …
  • Brahma Thou Are …
  • IT Thou Are …
  • You Are That …

 

In above statements …

  • “Thou” does not mean any individual … It means Innermost-essence or Atman-of-all …
  • “IT” means Brahman (or supreme-omnipresent-essence) who itself is Atman (or innermost-essence) of all …
  • “That”, is Brahman, who itself is the Atman of all …
  • “Supreme”, is Brahman, who itself is the Atman of all …
  • “Brahma” is the creator of allness, but IT keeps ITself fully concealed (or veiled) in the background … Thus in reality everything is created by IT, but IT by ITself stays hidden within all that IT creates … This is as IT only is as the finally-detached pervader and enveloper of allness and her each part and due to being detached, IT ITself is the supreme witness (Sakshi) and supreme hermit (Param Sanyasi) who is addressed as Brahman in Vedas and who itself is the common-innermost-essence or self of all (Atman) …

And the same statement is also applicable to the fact which is of an eternal partless-unity of macrocosm and each microcosm and where vice-versa of this statement is also true …

This is due to the fact that “allness and her each part (i.e. macrocosm or Brahmand and microcosm or Pinda)” is none other than a self-expression, self-manifestation and self-presence of the same attributeless-infinite Absolute-being (Nirgun Nirakaar Brahm) who itself is That from which everything originally originates, everything is proceeding to IT and IT is also where everything finally dissolves so as to be as IT ITself is, just like a drop of water becomes the ocean after dissolving into the ocean …

Parambrahma (as is stated in below discussions) is one of the alternate names of Brahman …

 

DD-2 … Tat Twam Asi … TatTwamAsi … Thou Art That …

With above as a base, we commence these discussions on Tat Twam Asi …

 

One who is self-realized, self-visible and self-conscious,

That who is self-luminous, self-manifested, self-sustained,

And That who is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That Thou Are …

 

One that is beyond-elements, non-dual and real,

That who is supreme, Infinite, Unborn and Holy,

And That who is eternal, knowledge and bliss,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

One that is afflictionless, rootless and vibrationless,

That who is aspectless, seedless and formless,

And That who is thoughtless, desireless and apparent as deedless,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

One that is colorless, attributeless and soundless,

That who is pathless, partless and timeless,

And That who is flawless, taintless and eternally stainless,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

One who is unsurpassed, unparalleled and unequaled,

That who is unchangeable, unconquerable and unfathomable,

And That who is indestructible, immutable and immovable,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

One who is the supreme father, Deva and Lord of Lords,

That who is the supreme-seer, supreme-sight and is as supreme-eye within all,

And That who is the supreme hermit, hermitage and hermit-hood,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

That who is self realized, when knowledge, knower and known become one,

That who is self realized when sight, seer and seen become one,

And That who is self realized when realization, realizer and realized are one,

Know that to be the non dual (Atman) … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

One who is its own pervader, pervaded and is within its own pervadement,

That who is its own enveloper, enveloped and is within its own envelopment,

Thus IT eventually is neither a pervader, enveloper, pervaded or enveloped,

Know that to be your own self or Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

(Third line is describing a state of freedom for such terms i.e. a final liberation)

 

One who is neither dependent nor independent nor is within or beyond these,

That who is neither bound nor free nor even is within or beyond these,

And That who is neither in IT’s Is’ness nor Not’ness nor is within or beyond these,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

One who is realized and understood, but is yet beyond fuller descriptions,

That about who the wise know and teach, but is yet beyond useless visualizations,

That who is omnipresent, yet beyond the reaches of imaginations of mind,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

One who is the supreme mother, vitality and divinity,

That who is womb of creation, the creator and creation and yet is free of all these,

And That to whom terms of fullness, allness and complete relate,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

One to whom the words fullness, allness and complete are going,

And who simultaneously also is within beyond and further beyond such terms,

And yet IT is neither attached nor unattached or detached from all these,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

One who is self lighted, inner light and supreme light within and beyond,

That who is light source, allness of light and infinite light, within and beyond,

And who is neither the cause or causer nor is IT the effect or effector of these,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

That who is free of cause, effect and the process of these,

That who is neither a doer, doing or done nor the reaper, reaping or reaped,

And That who is their incorruptible, eternal source, ever independent and free,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

One who is pervading each individuality and individual corpus,

That who is enveloping each individuality and individual corpus,

And That who also is simultaneously detached to each of these,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

One who is neither distinct nor non distinct, nor within and beyond these,

That who is neither personal not impersonal, nor within and beyond these,

And That who the underlying witness of allness of all these,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

One who is not formless nor form nor even within or beyond these,

And that who is not even the form within formless nor the formless within form,

And is the beginningless, endless, eternal, undefined infinite beyond all suchness,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

 

One who is the partless colorless, within and around all colors,

That who is pathless, aspectless, soundless within all and around all aspects,

And That who infinite, attributeless, within and around all attributes,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … That thou are …

(Within means pervader or permeator … Around means, enveloper)

 

One who is eternal, beyond each past, present and future and is also within these,

That who is the eternity of time, beyond individual, corpus or oneness of time,

And is the partless timeless one, who also is free of such imaginations of times,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

(Within means pervader or permeator … Beyond means, enveloper)

 

One who free of each dimension, non dimension and all that is beyond these,

That who is free of uni-dimensional, multi-dimensional and is omni-dimensional,

And That who is eternally free of all imaginative dimensional differences,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One who is here, there and everywhere,

That who simultaneously is neither here, nor there nor anywhere,

And That partless one, who is within and simultaneously is also beyond these,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

(second line is due to its undefined beyond nature of Brahman or Atman which was also beyond the aspirant’s self realized aspect)

 

One who is describable, non-describable and also beyond these,

That who is realizable, non-realizable and also beyond these,

And That who is seen only with the sharpest state of one-pointed-ness,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One to whom the intellect has no access,

That to whom the mind never reaches,

And to whom the vital airs never arrive,

And That who rests within the middle and also beyond the bliss sheath,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

(Bliss sheath = Anandmaye Kosha or Antahkarana Chatushtaya)

 

One who is supreme intellect that is beyond acquired intellect,

That who is supreme mind beyond the imaginations and visualizations of mind,

And that who is supreme vitality beyond the action or inertia of five vital airs,

And That which is supreme bliss, beyond all imaginary blissful states of texts,

Know that to be your I’less I, Your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One who is the supremely conscious within and beyond allness,

That who is wisdom, within and beyond all words,

And that who is the supreme Dharma, within and beyond all known Dharma,

That which is the underlying common unchanging eternal essence of all these,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One to whom non-reality never touches,

That who is beyond dual, lies, ever-changeful taints and stains,

And that who is free of the individualities of dual and imagined non-dual alike,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

(Individualities of dual and non dual refers to states of relativity and/or hierarchies of these, which is absent in the truth or Atman)

 

One who is never touched by the begun,

That who is free of unbegun,

And is also devoid of dualities of terms, voidness and fullness, yet absolutely-full,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One who is not affected by existence which is cyclic,

That who is free of existence which is acyclic,

And that who is beyond voidness of existence,

And That which is the underlying truth of eternal existence,

Know that to be your Atman … That Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One who is within Tri-Guna, five macro-elements and manifested elements,

That who is within the four states of the macrocosm and voidness,

And That whom these never touch or affect, due to its attributeless-ness,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

(This was discussed within earlier topic “As IT furthered itself” where four states of macrocosm were discussed as Inert matter or Inertial mass, cyclic existence or begun macrocosm, macro-neutrality or macro-neutral macrocosm and unbegun or parental or immovable macrocosm from which other three macrocosmic states get self-originated)

 

One who is in each animate, inanimate and also in supra-animate entities,

That who is the ever-same within each God, Satan, Deity and believers,

That who is as their unbroken continuous innermost pristine essence,

Know that to be your Atman… Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One who eternally is within and yet beyond each microcosm,

That self illumined which is eternally there, and yet may only be known to a few,

That who is eternal, partless, beyond, is the innermost-pristine-essence,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One who is the light within lightness, non-lightness and their intermediaries,

That who illumines all light, non-light and is as the thoughtless self luminous,

And That who is the essence of words, Eternal, Infinite, Truth, Conscious and Bliss,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One who is here, there and everywhere,

That simultaneously who is not here, not there and not anywhere,

And is the finally undefined who is simultaneously free of all these individualities,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One who is in each gross and subtle, is the spirit who itself is the supreme spirit,

Is the real, non-changing, eternal within each non-real, changeful and non eternal,

And yet is free of all differentiation’s of individualities and corpuses of above,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

That ever-same who is within and beyond each microcosm and the macrocosm,

That ever-same who is in each subtle and all that is termed as subtler,

And is also That who simultaneously is beyond what is meant by above terms,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

(Atman is the omnipresent within and also beyond all)

 

One who is neither the body, nor non body nor even the unbodied state,

That who is neither gross body, nor subtler body nor voidness of state,

And is That ever-same who is beyond individual-terms like free and bound,

Know that to be your Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

The ever same one who pervades (permeates) the entirety of Maker’s Makings,

That ever same-one who also envelopes the entirety of Maker’s Makings,

And That infinite who also is simultaneously free of Maker’s Makings,

Know that to be your partless Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One who is Parampita, Parmeshwara and Paramdeva,

That who is Parammata, Parmeshwari and Paramdevi,

And That who is Paramguru, Paramnath and Paramartha,

Know that to be the Atman of all … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One who is Paramshiva, Paramvishnu and Paramatman,

That who is Paramshakti, Paramgarbha and Paramakasha,

And That who is Paramchetan, Paramgyan and Paramprajna,

Know that to be the Atman of all … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

The supreme Purusha it is,

The supreme Prakriti it pervades and envelopes,

And also is That who is free of these two, as fully unseeded IT is,

Know that to be the Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One who is eternally liberated from comings, non-comings and intermediaries,

That who is eternally liberated from goings, non-goings and intermediaries,

And That who is eternally liberated from be-ing, non-be-ing and intermediaries,

Know that to be the Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

One who is unchanging, immovable, eternal, infinite,

That within who the changing, movable, ever-non-constant, limited are existing,

That who is also within and beyond all above,

Know that to be the Atman … Parambrahma … Tat Twam Asi …

 

That who stands incomparable eternal-infinite across the three times,

That who is supreme consciousness across the three times,

That who is Absolute knowledge across the three times,

Know that to be your Atman … Tat Twam Asi … That Thou Are …

 

IT is You, You are IT … That is You, You are That,

You are naught but a divine manifestation of “IT as You”,

IT is the divine You who is subtly present inside You,

Know IT as your Atman … The finality of knowledge of Tat Twam Asi …

 

Continues …

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