6 Sep, 2020 | Kaudinya Arpan | No Comments
Brahmanism, the whole within the whole but politically—non-political.
The word Brahman raises some sort of unevenness within the minds. It is because of the caste system and political narrative that the caste Brahmin is always supposed to behave supremacist. Anyways, the narrative cannot be ignored as it has facts because of the caste system based on birth. However, the best part of the Indian dream is the ability to reform. This is possible because of the dream of ‘Nirvana’, a dream of ‘Enlightenment’, and the dream of ‘Transformation’.
To shade the reality of Brahmanism a shadow narrative has been created by some of the historians, either religiously inclined or atheistically. Political opportunists try hard to live within the same narrative. It is to prove ‘Bhakti’ towards their superiors including professors who taught that narrative. Maybe, they are looking for admissions in the big names including political parties and universities. The word Bhakti and Bhakt too got political narrative. Everyone has a ‘Bhakti’ component within the new narrative but real ‘Bhakti’ itself is missing. This was supposed to have some other meaning. Kabir said, Aarat kai Hari bhakti karu, sab karaj sidh hoye, Karam jal bhav jal me,bhakt fase nahi koye. meaning, If one prays to God, crying with pain, all the works will be successful, Pitfalls of action and worldly nets can never trap a devotee.
Brahmanism is not related to Bhakti or any political narrative at all. It is beyond the caste system. Those, who are familiar with the concept of ‘Brahman’, can relate but for others, it is just a caste. Brahman is not caste, neither an identity of a person born, it is something big. Purusha Shuktam says “ ” Brahmanosya mukhamaseeth, bahoo raajanya kritaha, Uroo tadasya yadVysyaha, Padbhyagam shoodro ajaayata” meaning Brahmans represent the face of the societal consciousness, warrior class (Kshatriyas) the shoulders, merchant class (Vysya) the thighs, and the agriculturist class (Shudra), the legs.’ This was not understood properly by our ancestors. According to Samkhya, Purusha is universal consciousness ( Read more below, the link is given for the previous article ) which has nothing to do with a being creating the universe.
Interpreting logically, the face of society means the representation, just like a face represents a person, a face of society represents society itself. The representation means to show the world, what they know. A teacher or ‘Guru’ is the face of Society, a Brahman. A man born to Scheduled Caste, who is capable of showing a path to society is already a Brahman but needs to be spiritually awakened who sees unity in all. So, when a professional commando claims to be a philosophy teacher, this sounds silly. In the same way, our ancestors in the middle were silly who couldn’t interpret the things logically.
However, this was just a societal inference of Brahman. This word is more profoundly celebrated in the Upanishads. Some of these states, “What is that which being Glimpsed, all Knowledge comes with Inference.” The answer to this question is as simple as one word but as complex as the theory of everything. In Science, it is symmetry, in society it is a Guru, in being it is a heart, in Nadis it is Sushumna, in Yogis it is Shiva… the list goes to infinity. So when you understand Guru, you are Guru, when you understand symmetry, you are symmetric ( see the eyes, ears, etc. aligned oppositely), when you understand Shiva, you are a Yogi. Ultimately, the thing is when you understand a Brahman, you are a Brahman. That’s how you say ‘Aham Brahmashmi’, I am Brahman.
Link for the post on Samkhya