Thursday, November 6, 2008


In the materialistic world of constant condemnation of a person, the Vedas provide the healing touch through the inspiring Maha Vakyas. These profound Vedic Statements motivate in a holistic manner all human beings cutting across the contours of caste, religion, race, gender or nation.

The Vedas equate the human being to the Supreme through the declaration “Tat Tvam Asi” -- Chandogya Upanishad vi-8-7 meaning “ That thou art” . This is a very important declaration as it is affirmed that “You are that {Supreme already}.”

The Vedas declare that “Prajnanam Brahma” --- Aitareya Upanishad iii-1-3 meaning “Consciousness is Supreme (Brahman).”

The Vedas exclaim that “Ayamatma Brahma” --- Mandukya Upanishad i-2 meaning “ This Self is Supreme(Brahman).””

When the knowledge “Sarvam Kahlvidam Brahma” --- Chandogya Upanishad iii-14-1 meaning “All this is verily the Supreme (Brahman)” dawns, one clearly understands that the ultimate truth is non-difference at the transcendental plane.

After getting this knowledge one begins to experience that “Aham Brahmasmi” --- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad i-4-10 meaning “I am the Supreme (Brahman).”” and revels in the state of eternal bliss. Thus knowledge transforms into wisdom and intelligence ripens as intellect.

Is it possible for all of us to achieve this exalted state of Self- Realization?