Experience and Knowledge

I am the parent

Teaching – Parent

The player, now a parent, experiences a need to instruct others based on one’s own experiences. She also takes up the responsibilities of parenthood. This is usually the period where the adults have chosen to become parents and are ready to nurture a child.

The path of this stage starts with “gyāna” (knowledge) and ends with “suvidyā” (apt / right knowledge). “Gyāna” accelerates the player to “ānandaloka” (the home of brahmā, lord of supreme knowledge). “Suvidyā” raises the player to “rudraloka” (the plane of shiva, the “doer of cosmic good”). The player in this stage is vulnerable to “avidyā” (ignorance of the infinite within) which if indulged in will result in the experience of “kāma” (desires) and the player will fall to the lowest level.

This is the stage of the 5th chakra (vishuddhi) residing in the throat and the colour is purple. Beyond the realm of the senses, the dominant experience is that of meditation. Specifically the player meditates on the sound of her breath which she hears as “So Ham” (“That I am”). The player sleeps 4 to 5 hours daily switching sides. Tāntric texts suggest that mastering this chakra gives the yogin the power to rejuvenate at will.

Suvidyā

vedāntārthavicāreṇa jāyate gyānamuttamam
tenātyantikasaṁsāraduḱhanāsho bhavatyanu
— Vivekachudamani (45)

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Avidyā

agyānayogātparamātmanastava
hyanātmabandhastata eva saṁsṛitiḥ
tayorvivekoditabodhavahniḥ
agyānakāryaṁ pradahetsamūlam
-Vivekachudamani (47)

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Manuṣya janma

“Manuṣya janma” (birth of the evolved man) is the experience of the player as an “evolved man”. This is the man of the “Sata Yuga”. The man who has just been created by the progenitors of the human race, the most powerful ascetics. The player here easily reasons and...

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Agnikuṇḍ

oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya
janmādy asya yato ’nvayād itarataś cārtheṣv abhijñaḥ svarāṭ
tene brahma hṛdā ya ādi-kavaye muhyanti yat sūrayaḥ
tejo-vāri-mṛdāṁ yathā vinimayo yatra tri-sargo ’mṛṣā
dhāmnā svena sadā nirasta-kuhakaṁ satyaṁ paraṁ dhīmahi
-Srîmad Bhâgavatam 3.8: 11-1

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Vayāna

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
-Buddha

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Apāna

Meaning ours Used to refer to a thing or things belonging to or associated with the speaker. Audio Story Interpretation “Apāna”Energy released, Air going downward (energy released) is the energy that flows downwards through our intestines and is expelled. It is the...

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Prāna

All that exists in the three worlds rests in the control of prāna. As a mother protects her children, O prāna, protect us and give us splendor and wisdom.
— Prashna Upanishad 2.13

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Gyāna

By the delusion of the pairs‑of‑opposites arising from desire and aversion, man is plagued from the very birth. But those men of virtuous deeds whose sins have come to an end, who are freed from the delusion of the pairs‑of‑opposites and steadfast in vows, worship Me.
-Bhagvat Geeta

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