Kundalini (Video Transcript)

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Below are the transcriptions of the 3 part video series titled “Kundalini” from Swamiji Anand Krishna (2017). Please enjoy, and let me know if there is any mistake in the transcription. Ānandam.

[Video 1 – Kundalini: The Myths and The Facts]

First question: How to activate Kundalini? And what is the main purpose of it?

Second question: Can you recommend the safe way to open the third eye?

First of all Kundalini. Have you all heard of Kundalini?

There is a lot of nonsense going on. Most of the books in the west, which are being translated in the eastern languages, have nothing to do about Kundalini. It’s about making money. So… say, you have to create a monster. If you want to sell armaments, to sell weapons, you have to create a monster. You have to spread fear, make people fearful. And then let them buy arms, guns. If you are fearful, it is a matter of survival for you. Similarly, if I tell you that your Kundalini is blocked, and I have a way to open your Kundalini… to clear this blockage. If you believe in me… if I can convince you that your Kundalini is blocked, you will do anything. The thing is: what is Kundalini has not been explained.

The meaning of the word Kundalini in Sanskrit is related to your own potential. So Kundalini is not something like mystic.. or something mystic. Yes, if you want to interpret it that way. But, it is to do with your own potential. So, when I say ‘your potential’, your potential is your potential. My potential is my potential. Are you getting the point?

If your potential is unique your potential, and my potential is unique my potential, how can I write a book describing the same potential for everybody?! It is not possible. So first of all, you have to drop the books about Kundalini. Because books are not giving you any answer. Books are like… you know… is a blouse or a shirt that comes with a size. (When) your next size is 15 an a half, and if your are 15 and a quarter, you have to settle with 15 and a half. If you are 15 and three quarter, you are still have to settle with 15 and a half because no shirt available in 15 and a quarter, or 15 and a half. But, Kundalini is precise. Your potential is precise. My potential is precise. So it is something to do with practice, and nothing to do with books or bookish knowledge. It is your potential.

When people describe that your Kundalini arising, you feel this, you feel that; while you are meditating you feel this kind of energy, this kind of colors… a lot of description. But all these things are not meditation, first of all. When you are paying attention to what is happening during meditation session you are not in meditative state of mind. You are in a state of mindfulness, which is not meditation. When you are paying attention to all these phenomena: what is happening to me… this color, this energy, and this sensation, you are being mindful. You are not in the state of meditativeness. And Kundalini has got something to do with mediation, not with mindfulness.

The question is “how to activate Kundalini”. If your Kundalini is not activated, you won’t be sitting here. People whose Kundalini is totally not activated they are the happiest people, like Forrest Gump, or Mr. Bean—he have passed away, I think, recently. They can do harm to anybody, and they can get away with it because they are not sensitive. If you are even little sensitive, very little sensitive means that your Kundalini has been activated. If you are unhappy with your job, mark my words: if you are not happy with your relation, if you are not happy with your job, if you are disturbed with what is happening in this world, to this world, in our society… if what is happening in Macedonia, in Greek is bothering you although you are living thousands of miles away; if what is happening today in Norway, or Sweden, or Belgium, or Brazil… what is happening there… if somebody is being bombed in London, if you feel the pain, your Kundalini has been activated. As simple as that!

But, if you think “ah people are dying, but they are not my relation, they belong to different group, they are not me, they are not my people,” then your Kundalini is not activated at all. If you are even little sensitive, your Kundalini is little activated, which means that your awareness is not limited to your body alone. You are not thinking about your pleasure alone. You are not thinking about your safety alone. You are not thinking about your happiness alone. If so, your Kundalini is already activated. A lot of people here, you are come from different part of the world, and you are looking for something. Maybe at this point, you cannot pin point what are you looking for. Of course you all want to be happy, we are all want to be happy. But you may look for different means to be happy. I may look for different means to become happy. Maybe at this moment we are not very clear.. but the fact that you are looking for something, you are looking for higher purpose of life, you are looking for higher happiness, deeper peace, your potential as human being is already activated. Now, how to enhance it; there are no blockages. [End of video 1].

[Video 2 – How to Detect if Your Kundalini is Active?]

How to enhance it? Third eye is related to Kundalini path, when you are rising in your consciousness, the first thing that happens is… the very first thing that happens to you when you rise in your consciousness is you drop all kinds of meats. You realize at that very moment that those animals have the same life. This is the first realization. The first realization is you drop all kinds of meats, whatever your society tells you. “I am alright with this.”  (But) if you are still starving, looking for meat, and you are still eating corpses, dead bodies of animals, even your initial development is not there.

Forget it when someone tells you your this Chakra has opened, or that Chakra has opened. Nonsense! First is your diet. Because we share that diet with all living beings. Eating, drinking, sleeping, and sex all animals do this, we do the same thing. These are the lower consciousness. We can have this kind of human body and we can stay in the lower consciousness, for many lifetimes, life after life; not just one lifetime. We can stay in that lower consciousness just looking for food, some comfort, good life, feeling good… even Google knows this. So Google is exploiting you also… feeling good today, because Google knows that you want to feel good today.

Feeling good is something else; it is an emotional thing. But feeling truly happy is something else. It has got nothing to do with bodily comfort, good food, good relation, good house, good husband, good partner, good wife… no. It has got something to do with your Soul. So, if we are just looking for food, sex, and comfort, (we aren’t yet looking for true happiness, MH).

I was reading about a lady in the west, I think in America or Europe… She appeared on CNN. She is 80+, and she said with pride, “I have a boyfriend that is 40 years younger than me. And if you ask him, interview him, he is happy with me.” And at the end of the interview she said, “Thanks to Yoga. I have been doing Yoga for the last forty years and I can have a boyfriend who is 40 years younger than me.” So I tried to find information about this lady. She is filthy rich, very rich. Why 40 years, she can have two for 20 years. With that amount of money, everybody would like to be her boyfriend. No problem. It is nothing to do with Yoga. If your Yoga is for getting a boyfriend or a girlfriend, then it is not a Yoga.

Yoga is about inner beauty. One person who doesn’t even tell anybody he’s doing Yoga is Sean Connery, the James Bond fella. The more he grows, I think, in my opinion, he becomes more handsome. And he doesn’t tell anybody that he has been doing Yoga for the last fifty, or sixty years, or something… No. He doesn’t propagate, he doesn’t promote (Yoga), he doesn’t do anything. It is the inner peace that brings the beauty outside. And the third eye is something to do with your Wisdom, how to look at things from the Wisdom point of view.

So many things are happening. We are reading so many disturbing news. We are reading so many good news also. But we don’t have the wisdom as yet to see what is behind such news. What seems to be a good news may not be good news: A child is born in a very rich family. The child is given all kinds of comforts from the very early childhood. Looks good. But this child grows to become a very lazy person because everything is taken care of.

I had a very good friend 20 years older than me, now he is dead. But he was a very good friend. And he was a self-made men in Singapore. He used to have a very small store in Singapore in 1960s. My father knew him actually, he was younger than my father. He had a very small store in Singapore. And in 1970s-1980s when I came across him, when we became friends, he was already having 7 or 8 stores in Singapore, large stores, his own properties. I am talking about the time when there were no malls. People still had big stores, big shops. So this guy had 7 or 8 stores.

He had three sons. And this guy is making money and all his sons were losing money. So we were just talking one day over cocktails in the evening. And this old man asked me, “What is the problem? My father is a poor man. Their father is a rich man. I am providing everything for them. So they don’t care, they don’t value the money. Lost is lost, they don’t value it. But when I was working hard, my father didn’t have this kind of money. If I didn’t make money, I didn’t make money.”

So you can actually spoil your children, ruin their lives altogether by providing everything… which looks good, but it is not good. And have seen this phenomena: People who are self-made, when they have children, they tend to spoil their children because they are feeling guilty. “When we are young we don’t have all these comforts, all these facilities. So let’s provide these for my children.” But actually, they are spoiling their kids, ruining their lives. So, what looks good, may not be good. This is Wisdom. And this develops.

So, once again, Kundalini… what happens during meditation, forget that. What happens after meditation, that is important. So I was telling you: The first sign that you can recognize someone by… the food habit. Moderation. It is not extreme: not extremely sweet, not extremely sour, not extremely hot spices, not overcooked, not raw food. All these extremes show that we are still fighting with ourselves. Just be natural. Eat natural foods.

In Indonesia, until 1950s – 1960s when I was a kid, we had a very good diet. We didn’t eat so much meat. We ate chicken, yes once in a while. Fish, yes. And our vegetables are either sautéed or just loosely fried, not deeply fried. Or Gado-gado, just put the vegetables in a boiling pan, then take it out… you don’t boil the vegetables until they die. You put some sauce, then you eat that. And the food was very healthy, that was a very very good food according to Yogic principles. And nowadays, I was just reading—I was astonished, I was amazed—that an average Indonesians eat 6,000 chickens in his life. And this number is based on the junk food joints, like KFC, McD, and others.

And more than that: The major consumer of chicken—you’d be surprise—is “restoran padang” (The Padang Restaurants). They are the biggest consumer of meats, more than KFC and everything else. (So) 6,000 chickens you start eating from day one of your birth, if you are living (up to) 70 years. That means from day 1 of your birth, you are eating like 100 chickens every year. To eat 100 chicken means every third day you are eating 1 chicken. Make sense. When you go to KFC you buy this family pack, which is suppose to be for a family, sometimes only two of you eat.

So all these things. If you see what is happening in this world; the number of junk food joints, malls full of food courts, this shows that Kundalini has not worked as yet. Just look at the growing numbers of food courts. The Kundalini is not working as yet, because first of all is food. [End of video 2].

[Video 3 – Sex and the Opening of Chakras]

The second thing is moderation in comforts., that has not only something to do with sleep but also with comfort. If you can do with one car, don’t have two cars. Go back to your homes, especially we Indonesians, and open your cupboard, how many clothes are there that we don’t wear anymore. How many pairs of capals, of sandals, of shoes you have, bags you have that you don’t use anymore. How many people in your lives that are useless. [Laughs]

So, first of all food. Second, comfort. You are not really into a lot of comforts. This and that, I have been hearing. You can do with one computer, (but) you also have iPad, you have iPhone. And all these things are giving you the same service. There are no difference. And then about sex. If at the age of 80—this woman is still looking for a 40 years old boyfriend—she has not done Yoga. Because if you are doing Yoga, what happens when your Kundalini is activated, our energy now, commonly, all of us, uniformly, our energy is stored around our navel. About two inches below the navel, between your navel and your sex organ there is the store house of energy. Whenever there is excessive energy, it goes there. That’s the storage.

Now, there energy there is in the form of liquid. So, when there is so much energy there, the nature of liquid is always going downward. So if there is so much energy there, there is a natural urge for sex whether you are man, woman, anybody. There is a natural urge for sex there because there is excessive amount of energy there and you have to let i go. But if you are doing Yoga, and you are doing Yoga as a lifestyle, not just head down and feet up, your energy is changing. It is heated up. It becomes steam. It evaporates. Then what happens?

When the steam goes up, you become creative. So creativity is the third sign. If your Kundalini is working, is enhanced you become very creative. There are a lot of people who work very hard, but they are not creative and they cannot make money. They are not successful, simply because they are not creative. They are hard workers. So creativity, and food habit, and lifestyles that are not excessive that is the sign that your Kundalini is opening.

And the fourth sign is, that you love. If you are loving your husband, your wife, your partner, your children, the fourth Chakra is not functioning as yet. If your love is directed to some people, “I love this person unconditionally,”—you cannot love someone unconditionally, that is already a condition. When I say, “I love you unconditionally,” that means I don’t love others unconditionally. That is already a condition. I “only” love you unconditionally. When you start loving, you become loving… whether it is you partner, your husband, or your children, or somebody else’s children you have the same feeling.

If someone is dying in London, you feel the pain. Someone is dying in the Middle East, you feel the pain. Someone is being killed, someone is being harmed… an animal is being killed, you feel the pain. That is when your forth Chakra is opening. You cannot see animals being slaughtered, to be consumed by human beings. Your forth Chakra has not open. You can say, you can bully yourselves that my Kundalini is open, I love everybody unconditionally, but, what about animals?

And fifth Chakra, what you speak truthful. Sometimes truth is also bitter, but yet you are not compromised with it. Wisdom—what I was just discussing earlier—(is the sixth Chakra, MH). And then the seventh Chakra, the enlightenment is a process. I have been repeating this over and over, if someone says that “I am enlightened already” (full stop), that means the progress has stopped. Enlightenment is a process, an ongoing process. It never stops. From lower enlightenment you become higher and higher, it’s working all the time. You cannot say “I am enlightened already.”

So Kundalini is an ongoing process from lesser truth to higher truth, from lesser love to higher love, from lesser wisdom to higher wisdom. But you have to start with somebody, you have to start with something, you have to start with someone. You have to start with some kind of step. And so we have summarized this step in our motto, that is “Inner Peace”, become at peace with yourselves first. “Communal Love”, love the people around you first. It is very difficult to love the people around you. It is very difficult to love your neighbour. That’s why Jesus was very tricky when he said “Love your neighour.”  Because when your neighbour is farting you can hear it, you can smell it. It is very easy to love somebody in the United States, in Europe, anywhere… in Siberia. But when your neighbour is parking his car in front of your door, that’s a challenge. How can you love this neighbour?

He knows he is not suppose to park his car in front of your gate, and yet he keeps doing that. How to love your neighour, that’s the challenge. How to love your bed neighbour, your roommate? When you are in love everything is so rosy. But once you start living together, then you know, not all is rosy, there is thorn also. You know there is a joke, I have been saying this over and over: In my mother tongue, in Sindhi that is, there is a saying, “When you are in love it is the woman who talks and the man who listens. After you get married, it is the man who talks and the woman who listens.” I am talking about Asian (couple), maybe not relevant for westerners. But the third part is relevant, maybe not so much of the second part.

The second part is, “after you get married, it is the man who is speaking, talking and the woman has to listen.” Today the rice is not properly cooked. Because in the east when you get married, whatever people say, when you get married you take it for granted that the woman does all the jobs at home. So, the rice is not properly cooked, it’s not salty, less salty, more salty, all kind of things. “One year after marriage, both of them are speaking and the neighbours are listening.” This shows that we are very far from being wise, from being enlightened. BUT, the process is on. Now it depends on you—it is said in the Yoga Sutra—it is depends on you, how fast you are to walk, or how slow you are to walk. [End of video 3].

Belajar Sanskrit: Omkaram Bindu Samyuktam

Oṁ Avighnamastu,

Pada kesempatan ini kita akan belajar bhs. Sanskrit melalui mantram Oṁkāram Bindusaṃyuktam. Mantra ini dibacakan setiap pagi di Anand Ashram, disamping beberapa mantra lainnya. Pada bagian bawah, saya tautkan juga 3 video Swami Anand Krishna yang memberikan penjelasan makna mantra ini, Yoga, dan Vipassana.

Yuk, kita mulai…

अोँकारं बिंदुसंयुक्तम् नित्यम् ध्यायन्ति योगिनः
कामदम् मोक्षदम् चैव अोँकाराय नमो नमः ।।

ᬒᬁᬓᬵᬭᬫ᭄ ᬩᬶᬦ᭄ᬤᬸ ᬲᬀᬬᬸᬓ᭄ᬢᬫ᭄
ᬦᬶᬢ᭄ᬬ ᬫ᭄ ᬥ᭄ᬬᬵᬬᬦ᭄ᬢᬶ ᬬᭀᬕᬶᬦᬄ
ᬓᬫᬤᬫ᭄ᬫᭀᬓ᭄ᬱᬤᬫ᭄ ᬘᬿᬯ
ᬒᬁᬓᬵᬭᬵᬬ ᬦᬫᭀ ᬦᬫᬄ ᭟

oṁkāram bindusaṃyuktam
nityam-dhyāyanti yoginaḥ;
kāmadam mokṣadam caiva,
oṁkārāya namonamaḥ.

oṁ — = suara suci “Oṁ”; praṇava (dari pra- : ‘forward, forth’ + nu : ‘to praise, extol’) suara yang mengawali penciptaan yang diagungkan oleh para rishi. “Oṁ adalah segalanya ini. Semuanya, baik itu di masa lalu, masa kini, dan masa depan, adalah perwujudan Oṁ.”—Mandukya Upanishad.
kāra — dari √kṛ : ‘to do, make’; = notasi, huruf.
oṁkāram — [obyek, tunggal] = notasi suci Oṁ, suara suci Oṁ.

bindu — = titik, partikel kecil.
saṃyukta — p.p. dari saṃ- : ‘together’ + yuj : ‘to unite, attach’; ‘joined, connected, united, accompanied by’. Misalnya digunakan di dalam padanan untuk “United Nations” (Perserikatan Bangsa-bangsa) = saṃyukta rāṣṭra.
bindusaṃyuktam — [kata sifat, tunggal] menjelaskan Oṁkāra; = yang memiliki atau disertai titik, atau bindu (anusvāra atau suara nasal “ṁ”).

nityam — [kata keterangan] menjelaskan kata kerja dhyāyanti; ‘daily, constantly, always, ever, perpetually, eternally’; = senantiasa, setiap hari, setiap saat, selalu.

dhyāyanti — [k. kerja orang ke-3, jamak] dari dhyai : ‘to think of, meditate upon, ponder over, contemplate”; = (mereka) bermeditasi.

yoginaḥ — [subyek, jamak] dari yogin (dari yuj : ‘to unite, attach’); = para praktisi yoga, para yogi.

Jadi bait pertama, “oṁkāram bindusaṃyuktam nityam-dhyāyanti yoginaḥ”, bisa diartikan = Para yogi senantiasa bermeditasi pada Oṁkāra, yang memiliki bindu/titik, yang adalah asal mula segala sesuatu, baik di masa lalu, masa kini, maupun masa mendatang.

kāmadam — [kata sifat, tunggal] menjelaskan Oṁkāra; dari √kam : ‘to love, wish, desire’; = yang memenuhi segala keinginan.

mokṣadam — [kata sifat, tunggal] menjelaskan Oṁkāra; dari √muc : ‘to loose, set free’; = yang membebaskan, mengantar pada mokṣa atau kebebasan sejati dari kesadaran rendah.

ca — dan.
eva — demikian.
ca + eva = caiva.

oṁkārāya — [dative, tunggal] = kepada Oṁkāra.

namaḥ — dari √nam : ‘to bow to, salute to’; = sembah sujud, salam hormat. 
= [ungkapan] sembah sujudku (berulang kali)

Bait terakhir, “kāmadam mokṣadam caiva, oṁkārāya namo-namaḥ”, bisa diartikan = Aku haturkan sembah sujudku kepada-Mu (Oṁkāra) yang memenuhi segala keinginan, mengantar kepada mokṣa/kebebasan sejati.

Jadi secara keseluruhan mantra ini bermakna = Para yogi senantiasa bermeditasi kepada Oṁkāra, yang memiliki bindu, yang memenuhi segala keinginan, yang mengantar kepada mokṣa/kebebasan sejati. Kepada-Mu, aku haturkan sembah sujud berkali-kali!


Jaya Gurudev! Oṁ Śāntiḥ, Śāntiḥ, Śāntiḥ.

Isha Upanishad

Īśā upaniṣad, atau yang juga dikenal sebagai Īśāvāsya upaniṣad—yang diambil dari 2 kata pertama di dalam kitab ini, merupakan bab penutup Śukla Yajurveda (sekitar 1200–1000 SM), yaitu bab ke-40. Isha upanishad merupakan upanishad-utama yang terpendek, yang terdiri dari 18 sloka saja. Namun demikian, Isha upanishad dipandang sebagai salah satu teks suci terpenting di dalam tradisi advaita yang menjelaskan kesatuan antara Sang Jiwa dan Tuhan Yang Esa (Paramātmā).

Upanishad berasal dari: upa ni ṣad; kata dasar “ṣad” seakar dengan kata sit di dalam bahasa Inggris, yang berarti duduk. Awalan upa- menunjukkan makna “di dekat atau di bawah”; sedangkan awalan kedua, ni-,  menyatakan “di dalam atau tunduk, merendah”. Jadi upanishad berarti duduk di dekat, di bawah Sang Guru. Isha atau īśā adalah salah satu nama Tuhan yang berarti “Ia yang maha berkuasa”; sehingga Isha upanishad bisa dimaknai sebagai ajaran (yang diterima dari Sang Guru) untuk mendekatkan diri kita kepada Ia Hyang Mahakuasa, yang juga Maha Bersemayam di Dalam Diri Semua Makhluk (sloka 1).

Teks lengkap Isha upanishad dalam bahasa Sanskrit dibawah ini saya transkripsikan sendiri ke dalam aksara Bali; sedangkan terjemahan maknanya saya ambil dari buku “Shambala: Fajar Pencerahan di Lembah Kesadaran”, karya Swami Anand Krishna, yang diterbitkan oleh PT. Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2000. Ini adalah upaya untuk menyebarluaskan ajaran dharma serta untuk merawat khasanah pengetahuan warisan Peradaban Sindhu/Hindu/Indus/Indo. Seperti yang Swami Anand Krishna ungkapkan di dalam bukunya, “Isha Upanishad bukan teks agama, tetapi teks keagamaan—religiousness. Inti keagamaan.”

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᭟ ᬒᬁ ᬰ᭄ᬭᬷ ᬕᬸᬭᬸᬪ᭄ᬬᭀ ᬦᬫᬄ ᭟

᭚ ᬅᬣ ᬈᬰᭀᬧᬡᬶᬱᬤ᭄ ᭟

ᬒᬁ ᬧᬹᬃᬡᬫᬤᬄ ᬧᬹᬃᬡᬫᬶᬤᬀ ᬧᬹᬃᬦᬵᬢ᭄ ᬧᬹᬃᬡᬫᬸᬤᬘ᭄ᬬᬢᬾ ᭞
ᬧᬹᬃᬡᬲ᭄ᬬ  ᬧᬹᬃᬡᬫᬵᬤᬵᬬ ᬧᬹᬃᬡᬫᬾᬯᬵᬯᬰᬶᬱ᭄ᬬᬢᬾ ᭟

ᬒᬁ ᬰᬵᬦ᭄ᬢᬶᬄ ᬰᬵᬦ᭄ᬢᬶᬄ ᬰᬵᬦ᭄ᬢᬶᬄ ᭟

ᬒᬁ ᬈᬰᬵᬯᬵᬲ᭄ᬬ ᬫᬶᬤᬁ ᬲᬃᬯᬀ ᬬᬢ᭄ᬓᬶᬜ᭄ᬘ ᬚᬕᬢ᭄ᬬᬵᬀ ᬚᬕᬢ᭄ ᭞ ᬢᬾᬦ ᬢ᭄ᬬᬓ᭄ᬢᬾᬦ ᬪᬸᬜ᭄ᬚᬷᬢᬵ ᬫᬵ ᬕᬺᬥᬄ ᬓᬲ᭄ᬬᬲ᭄ᬯᬶᬤ᭄ᬥᬦᬫ᭄ ᭟᭑᭟ ᬓᬸᬃᬯᬦ᭄ᬦᬾᬯᬾᬳ ᬓᬃᬫᬵᬡᬶ ᬚᬶᬚᬷᬯᬶᬱᬾᬘ᭄ᬙᬢᬁ ᬲᬫᬵᬄ ᭞ ᬏᬯᬀ ᬢ᭄ᬯᬬᬶ ᬦᬵᬦ᭄ᬬᬣᬾᬢᭀ’ᬲ᭄ᬢᬶ ᬦ ᬓᬃᬫ ᬮᬶᬧ᭄ᬬᬢᬾ ᬦᬭᬾ ᭟᭒᭟ ᬅᬲᬸᬃᬬ ᬦᬵᬫ ᬢᬾ ᬮᭀᬓᬵ ᬅᬦ᭄ᬥᬾᬦ ᬢᬫᬲᬵ’ᬯᬺᬢᬵᬄ ᭞ ᬢᬵᬁᬲ᭄ᬢᬾ ᬧ᭄ᬭᬾᬢ᭄ᬬᬵᬪᬶᬕᬘ᭄ᬙᬦᬢᬶ ᬬᬾ ᬓᬾ ᬘᬵᬢ᭄ᬫᬳᬦᭀ ᬚᬦᬵᬄ ᭟᭓᭟ ᬅᬦᬾᬚᬤᬾᬓᬀ ᬫᬦᬲᭀ ᬚᬯᬷᬬᭀ ᬦᬿᬦᬤ᭄ᬤᬾᬯᬵ ᬆᬧ᭄ᬦᬸᬯᬦ᭄ᬧᬸᬃᬯᬫᬃᬱᬢ᭄ ᭞ ᬢᬤ᭄ᬥᬵᬯᬢᭀ’ᬦ᭄ᬬᬵᬦᬢ᭄ᬬᬾᬢ ᬢᬶᬱ᭄ᬞᬢ᭄ ᬢᬲ᭄ᬫᬶᬦ᭄ᬦᬧᭀ ᬫᬵᬢᬭᬶᬰ᭄ᬯᬵ ᬤᬥᬵᬢᬶ ᭟᭔᭟ ᬢᬤᬾᬚᬢᬶ ᬢᬦᬿᬚᬢᬶ ᬢᬤ᭄ᬤᬹᬭᬾ ᬢᬤ᭄ᬯᬦ᭄ᬢᬶᬓᬾ ᭞ ᬢᬤᬦ᭄ᬢᬭᬲ᭄ᬬ  ᬲᬃᬯᬲ᭄ᬬ  ᬢᬤᬸ ᬲᬃᬯᬲ᭄ᬬᬵᬲ᭄ᬬ  ᬩᬵᬳ᭄ᬬ ᬢᬄ ᭟᭕᭟ ᬬᬲ᭄ᬢᬸ ᬲᬃᬯᬵᬡᬶ ᬪᬹᬢᬵᬦ᭄ᬬᬵᬢ᭄ᬫᬦ᭄ᬬᬾᬯᬵᬦᬸᬧᬰ᭄ᬬᬢᬶ ᭞ ᬲᬃᬯᬪᬹᬢᬾᬱᬸ ᬘᬵᬢ᭄ᬫᬵᬦᬀ ᬢᬢᭀ ᬦ ᬯᬶᬚᬸᬕᬸᬧ᭄ᬲᬢᬾ ᭟᭖᭟ ᬬᬲ᭄ᬫᬶᬦ᭄ᬲᬃᬯᬵᬡᬶ ᬪᬹᬢᬵᬦ᭄ᬬᬵᬢ᭄ᬫᬿᬯᬵᬪᬸᬤ᭄ᬯᬶᬚᬵᬦᬢᬄ ᭞ ᬢᬢ᭄ᬭ ᬓᭀ ᬫᭀᬳᬄ ᬓᬄ ᬰᭀᬓ ᬏᬓᬢ᭄ᬯᬫᬦᬸᬧᬰ᭄ᬬᬢᬄ ᭟᭗᭟ ᬲ ᬧᬭ᭄ᬬ ᬕᬵᬘ᭄ᬙᬸᬓ᭄ᬭᬫᬓᬵᬬᬫᬯ᭄ᬭᬡᬫᬲ᭄ᬦᬵᬯᬶᬭᬁ ᬰᬸᬤ᭄ᬥᬫᬧᬵᬧᬯᬶᬤ᭄ᬥᬫ᭄ ᭞ ᬓᬯᬶᬭ᭄ᬫᬦᬷᬱᬷ ᬧᬭᬶᬪᬹᬄ ᬲ᭄ᬯᬬᬫ᭄ᬪᬸᬬᬵᬃᬣᬵᬢᬣ᭄ᬬᬢᭀ’ᬭ᭄ᬣᬵᬦ᭄ ᬯ᭄ᬬ ᬤᬥᬵᬘ᭄ᬙᬵᬰ᭄ᬯᬢᬷᬪ᭄ᬬᬄ ᬲᬫᬵᬪ᭄ᬬᬄ ᭟᭘᭟ ᬅᬦ᭄ᬥᬀ ᬢᬫᬄ ᬧ᭄ᬭᬯᬶᬰᬦ᭄ᬢᬶ ᬬᭀ’ᬯᬶᬤ᭄ᬬᬵᬫᬸᬧᬵᬲᬢᬾ ᭞ ᬢᬢᭀ ᬪᬹᬬ ᬇᬯ ᬢᬾ ᬢᬫᭀ ᬬ ᬉ ᬯᬶᬤ᭄ᬬᬵᬬᬵᬁ ᬭᬢᬵᬄ ᭟᭙᭟ ᬅᬦ᭄ᬬ ᬤᬾᬯᬵᬳᬸᬃᬯᬶᬤ᭄ᬬ ᬬᬵ’ᬦ᭄ᬬᬤᬳᬸᬭᬯᬶᬤ᭄ᬬᬬᬵ ᭞ ᬇᬢᬶ ᬰᬸᬰ᭄ᬭᬸᬫ ᬥᬷᬭᬵᬡᬵᬀ ᬬᬾ ᬦᬲ᭄ᬢᬤ᭄ᬯᬶᬘᬘᬓ᭄ᬱᬶᬭᬾ ᭟᭑᭐᭟ ᬯᬶᬤ᭄ᬬᬵ ᬘᬵᬯᬶᬤ᭄ᬬᬵᬀ ᬘ ᬬᬲ᭄ᬢᬤ᭄ᬯᬾᬤᭀᬪᬬᬁ ᬲᬳ ᭞ ᬅᬯᬶᬤ᭄ᬬᬬᬵ ᬫᬺᬢ᭄ᬬᬸᬀ  ᬢᬷᬃᬢ᭄ᬯᬵ ᬯᬶᬤ᭄ᬬᬬᬵ’ᬫᬺᬢᬫᬰ᭄ᬦᬸᬢᬾ ᭟᭑᭑᭟ ᬅᬦ᭄ᬥᬀ ᬢᬫᬄ ᬧ᭄ᬭᬯᬶᬰᬦ᭄ᬢᬶ ᬬᭀ’ᬲᬫ᭄ᬪᬹᬢᬶᬫᬸᬧᬵᬲᬢᬾ ᭞ ᬢᬢᭀ ᬪᬹᬬ ᬇᬯ ᬢᬾ ᬢᬫᭀ ᬬ ᬉ ᬲᬫᬪᬹᬢ᭄ᬬᬵᬁ ᬭᬢᬵᬄ ᭟᭑᭒᭟ ᬅᬦ᭄ᬬᬤᬾᬯᬵᬳᬸᬄ ᬲᬫ᭄ᬪᬯᬵᬤᬦ᭄ᬬᬤᬵᬳᬸᬭᬲᬫ᭄ᬪᬯᬵᬢ᭄ ᭞ ᬇᬢᬶ ᬰᬸᬰ᭄ᬭᬸᬫ ᬥᬷᬭᬵᬡᬵᬀ ᬬᬾ ᬦᬲ᭄ᬢᬤ᭄ᬯᬶᬘᬘᬓ᭄ᬱᬶᬭᬾ ᭟᭑᭓᭟ ᬲᬫ᭄ᬪᬹᬢᬶᬫ᭄ ᬘ ᬯᬶᬦᬵᬰᬀ ᬘ ᬬᬲᬢᬤ᭄ᬯᬾᬤᭀᬪᬬᬁ ᬲᬳ ᭞ ᬯᬶᬦᬵᬰᬾᬦ ᬫᬺᬢ᭄ᬬᬸᬀ ᬢᬷᬃᬢ᭄ᬯᬵ ᬲᬫ᭄ᬪᬸᬢ᭄ᬬᬵ’ᬫᬺᬢᬫᬰ᭄ᬦᬸᬢᬾ ᭟᭑᭔᭟ ᬳᬶᬭᬡ᭄ᬫᬬᬾᬦ ᬧᬵᬢ᭄ᬭᬾᬡ ᬲᬢ᭄ᬬᬲ᭄ᬬᬵᬧᬶᬳᬶᬢᬀ ᬫᬸᬔᬫ᭄ ᭞ ᬢᬢ᭄ᬯᬀ ᬧᬸᬱᬦ᭄ᬦᬧᬵᬯᬺᬡᬸ ᬲᬢ᭄ᬬᬥᬃᬫᬵᬬ ᬤᬺᬱ᭄ᬝᬬᬾ ᭟᭑᭕᭟ ᬧᬸᬱᬦ᭄ᬦᬾᬓᬃᬱᬾ ᬬᬫ ᬲᬹᬃᬬ ᬧ᭄ᬭᬵᬚᬵᬧᬢ᭄ᬬ  ᬯ᭄ᬬᬹᬳ ᬭᬱ᭄ᬫᬷᬦ᭄ ᬲᬫᬹᬳᬢᬾᬚᬄ ᭞ ᬬᬢ᭄ᬢᬾ ᬭᬹᬧᬀ ᬓᬮ᭄ᬬᬵᬡᬢᬫᬀ ᬢᬢ᭄ᬢᬾ ᬧᬰ᭄ᬬᬵᬫᬶ ᬬᭀ’ᬲᬵᬯᬲᭁ ᬧᬸᬭᬸᬱᬄ ᬲᭀ’ᬳᬫᬲ᭄ᬫᬶ ᭟᭑᭖᭟ ᬯᬵᬬᬸᬭᬦᬮᬫᬫᬺᬢᬫᬣᬾᬤᬀ ᬪᬲ᭄ᬫᬵᬦ᭄ᬢᬁ ᬰᬭᬷᬭᬫ᭄ ᭞ ᬒᬁ ᬓ᭄ᬭᬢᭀ ᬲ᭄ᬫᬭ ᬓᬺᬢᬁ ᬲ᭄ᬫᬭ ᬓ᭄ᬭᬢᭀ ᬲ᭄ᬫᬭ ᬓᬺᬢᬁ ᬲ᭄ᬫᬭ ᭟᭑᭗᭟ ᬅᬕ᭄ᬦᬾ ᬦᬬ ᬲᬸᬧᬣᬵ ᬭᬵᬬᬾ ᬅᬲ᭄ᬫᬵᬦ᭄ ᬯᬶᬰ᭄ᬯᬵᬦᬶ ᬤᬾᬯ ᬯᬬᬸᬦᬵᬦᬶ ᬯᬶᬤ᭄ᬬᬵᬦ᭄ ᭞ ᬬᬸᬬᭀᬥ᭄ᬬᬲ᭄ᬫᬚ᭄ᬚᬸᬳᬸᬭᬵᬡᬫᬾᬦᭀ ᬪᬹᬬᬶᬱ᭄ᬞᬵᬀ ᬢᬾ ᬦᬫᬉᬓ᭄ᬢᬶᬫ᭄ ᬯᬶᬥᬾᬫ ᭟᭑᭘᭟

ᬒᬁ ᬰᬵᬦ᭄ᬢᬶᬄ ᬰᬵᬦ᭄ᬢᬶᬄ ᬰᬵᬦ᭄ᬢᬶᬄ ᭟᭜᭟


Yang itu Sampurna, Yang inipun Sampurna;
dari Kesempurnaan lahir Yang Sampurna…
Kendati demikian, Kesempurnaan tak terpengaruh;
Ia masih tetap Sampurna.

[1] Keberadaan ini, alam semesta ini, diliputi oleh Tuhan. Oleh karenanya, lepaskanlah keterikatan dan rasa kepemilikan! [2] Inilah jalan satu-satunya untuk menjalani hidup tanpa dibelenggu oleh Hukum Sebab-Akibat. [3] Mereka yang hidup tanpa kesadaran demikian, sesungguhnya hidup dalam kegelapan dan (sedang) melakukan pembunuhan terhadap diri sendiri.

[4] Kendati tidak bergerak, Dia lebih cepat daripada pikiran. Pancaindra tidak dapat mengejar-Nya. Kendati berada di satu tempat, sesungguhnya Ia berada di mana-mana. [5] Bergerak tetapi tidak bergerak, jauh tetapi dekat, berada di dalam tetapi juga di luar—Demikianlah Dia Ada-Nya.

[6] Ia yang melihat segala sesuatu di dalam ‘diri’ dan melihat ‘diri’-nya di dalam segala sesuatu tidak akan membenci siapapun juga. [7] Kesadaran akan ‘kesatuan’ membebaskan manusia dari ilusi yang menyebabkan penderitaan.

[8] ‘Dia’ menembus segala-galanya—murni, tak berwujud dan tak bisa dilukai; tanpa urat dan nadi, tidak ternodai, tidak menderita, maha-tahu dan menguasai pikiran—’Dia’ melampaui segala-galanya dan tidak bersandar pada apa pun juga. Apapun yang terjadi (adalah) atas kehendak ‘Dia’.

[9] Yang ‘tidak sadar’ hidup dalam kegelapan, tetapi ‘yang sadar’ hidup dalam kegelapan yang lebih mencekamkan. [10-11] Kata mereka, hasil ‘kesadaran’ lain, dan hasil ‘ketidaksadaran’ lain. (Padahal) sesungguhnya saling berkaitan. Dengan ‘ketidaksadaran’ seseorang dapat melampaui kematian dan dengan ‘kesadaran’ ia dapat mencapai kekekalan.

[12] Mereka yang berpaling pada ‘Yang tidak berwujud’ hidup dalam kegelapan, tetapi mereka yang berpaling pada ‘Yang berwujud’ hidup dalam kegelapan yang lebih mencekamkan. [13-14] Kata mereka, hasil berpaling pada ‘Yang tidak berwujud’ lain, dan hasil berpaling pada ‘Yang berwujud’ lain. (Padahal) sesungguhnya saling berkaitan. Dengan ‘Yang berwujud’ seseorang dapat melampaui kematian dan dengan ‘Yang tidak berwujud’ ia dapat mencapai kekekalan.

[15] Wahai Cahaya Kebenaran, Engkau tertutup oleh kecemerlangan-Mu sendiri. Keluarlah dari penutup itu, sehingga aku dapat menatapi Wajah-Mu! [16] Wahai Pemelihara dan Penguasa Tunggal Alam Semesta, beri daku kekuatan untuk menyadari Kekuasaan-Mu, yang sesungguhnya juga menguasai diriku. [17] Biarlah kesadaran fisik runtuh, sehingga yang ada di dalam diri dan yang ada di luar diri menyatu! Dan pikiran pun terlampaui.

[18] Oh Tuhan Yang Maha Mensucikan, tuntunlah kami pada jalan yang benar, hindarkan kami dari jalan yang sesat. Terimalah sembah-sujud kami.


Damai, Damai, Damai

Menjadi Manusia

(disarikan dari tiga video Swami Anand Krishna, Being Human)

Manusia yang tidak memiliki Kasih di dalam hatinya, tidak berbeda dari binatang. Namun manusia tidak lahir dengan Kasih. Seorang bayi belum mengenal Kasih: ia akan menangis ketika lapar bahkan sedikit saja, tidak peduli ibu sedang sibuk atau capek. Lantas, bagaimana caranya mengembangkan Kasih? Kuncinya ada pada otak kita.

Otak manusia memiliki Neocortex yang tidak dimiliki makhluk lain. Kalau kita lihat struktur otak, Neocortex nampak seperti “external harddisk”, tambahan. Neocortex ini mempunyai “program dasar” untuk mengembangkan Wiweka agar kita bisa memilah apa yang tepat, yang baik dan tidak—inilah jembatan yang bisa membuat kita sadar akan Kedewataan, Keilahian, Ketuhanan.

Sebenarnya kita bisa hidup dan “berfungsi” tanpa perlu mengembangkan Wiweka: bekerja saja tanpa perlu memperhatikan etika, melakukan apa saja tanpa perlu memikirkan apakah orang lain, makhluk lain menderita karena ulah kita. Ini sudah jamak kita lihat di mana-mana.

Program dasar Neocortex adalah memproses segala informasi yang kita peroleh sepanjang hidup, dan kemudian memilahnya ke dalam dua kategori: Preya (sesuatu yang menyenangkan indera) atau Sreya (sesuatu yang mulia, sesuatu yang baik, benar). Sesuatu yang menyenangkan belum tentu baik/mulia—bahkan seringkali bertentangan.

Zaman dulu di dalam peradaban kita, seorang anak sebelum masuk sekolah—umur 4–5 tahun—harus melalui sebuah upacara inisiasi yang disebut Upanayanam. Sang anak diminta untuk mengucapkan Gayatri-mantram: “Wahai Sumber Segala Cahaya, terangilah kesadaranku agar aku mampu menentukan mana yang tepat/mulia dan yang tidak.”

Apa yang kita kenal sebagai AGAMA di dalam Peradaban Sindhu/Hindu/Indus/Indo, menurut Bhagavad Gita, disebut Sraddha—bukan Dharma. Sraddha (kepercayaan, keyakinan) ada 3 macam: Sattwik (kepercayaan yang tidak hanya mementingkan kepentingan diri sendiri, tapi juga kebahagiaan makhluk lain), Rajasik (semacam hubungan dagang, “Tuhan saya sembahyang ya, tapi biarlah saya masuk surga, ini.. itu..”), dan Tamasik (menganggap Tuhan sebagai bell boy, room service di hotel yang bisa kita panggil kapan saja untuk melakukan apa yang kita minta).

Rajas lebih baik dari Tamas, dan Sattwa lebih baik dari Rajas. Sattwa adalah yang paling diinginkan—tapi, berada di sini pun masih belum Dharma yang melampaui ketiga-tiganya. Dharma inilah yang hendaknya menjadi urusan kita, kita perlu mengembangkan Kasih untuk menjadikan Bumi ini sebagai tempat yang indah dan sejahtera bagi semua.

Video 1/3: https://youtu.be/aTOXeusf0I4
Video 2/3: https://youtu.be/1rFP2HsZpis
Video 3/3: https://youtu.be/F_9rVP9H4Ac