The Adiveda Weekly #54
Hari Aum Sadhakas,
In this week's blog, we delve into the fascinating concept of time in Hinduism and its cyclical nature. Join us as we explore how time, a convenient concept devised by the human mind, is intricately linked to the movements of the sun and the earth. Discover the significance of Uttarayanam and Dakshinayanam, the two halves of the Hindu calendar, and how they shape the seasons and festivities. Get ready to unravel the profound spiritual implications of these cycles and the opportunities they offer for personal growth and transformation.
The Sanatana Dharma
As usual, the Hindu Puranas are filled with stories that cloak great scientific truths. So, it is said that Uttarayanam is the day of the gods, and Dakshinayanam is their night. Now we are slowly going towards the night of the gods. It is a well-known fact that time appears to go faster as our consciousness increases. One day is a long period for a child, whereas even one year seems to spin by when we get older. The gods, who are in a state of very high consciousness, have a different reckoning of time. One human year is only one day for them. So Uttarayanam is their day, and Dakshinayanam is their night. Uttarayanam is considered to be an auspicious period since the gods are awake and watching and ready to shower their blessings. On the other hand, since the gods are sleeping during Dakshinayanam, it is considered inauspicious for conducting certain propitious events like marriages, housewarming, etc. These months are to be kept aside for recouping all the spiritual energy we have lost during Uttarayanam since that is the time when we are asked to involve ourselves in material work.
Reflection of the Week
There are seven chakras or centers of great power in our system that control all our physical, psychic, and spiritual energies. They are not physical entities but massive whorls of psychic energy that control our body, mind, and emotions. They lie along the spine. Muladhara chakra is the spiritual center that lies just above the anus, Swadhishtana is the one between the anus and the genitals, Manipuraka corresponds to the navel, Anahata lies next to the heart, Vishuddhi at the base of the throat, and Ajna at the meeting point of the two brows. Above the top of the head is the Sahasrara chakra, which is way beyond ordinary human reach. The three chakras from the Mooladhara to the Anahata are all meant for survival. Those above the Anahata are the ones that open up our possibilities for spiritual expansion leading to enlightenment. In chakra language, during the period of Dakshinayanam, the journey of the mind is from the Mooladhara to the Anahata chakras, and in Uttarayana, the journey is from the Anahata to the Ajna. What this means to the spiritual seeker and indeed to anyone who is interested in getting to the topmost rung of spirituality is that we should combine all the forces that we have and concentrate on performing severe austerities during this period of Dakshinayanam. After our intense sadhana for six months, we will be ready to accept the liberation that will come easily to us during the next six months of Uttarayanam.
Ayurvedic health tip of the week
Ajeerne Bhojanam Visham
If previously taken Lunch is not digested .. then taking Dinner will be equivalent to taking Poison. Hunger is one signal that the previous food is digested.
Mantra of the Week
Important dates this week
Dakshinayanam on Sunday, July 16, 2023
Karkad Sankranti on Monday, July 17, 2023
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