I was forwarded details from this free app from some fellow Aaiyyanists.
This is a very interesting app in that it has English translations of the famous Aaiyyanist/Dravidian Gurus and Masters – all in one app.
However, the app at the moment is only displaying Aatmani School Quotes. I am looking forward to reading Harita and Parishaantaa schools of thought.
There are a few sites in Tamil and Dravidian dialects that show Aaiyyanist quotes but this is the first time I have seen it rendered so well in English. There is also commentary on each of the quotes.
I will give a few examples of the quotes, if you would like to read more please download the app and help the developers out. It is free and has no adverts.
“Aaiyyanism, Dvaita, Visishtadvaita and Advaita are one. How can you understand The Universe if you do not comprehend the sum of the whole. Without knowing ‘The Whole’ you can never truly become Whole” – Guru Asha Saptrishi (877 BC – 778 BC)
This stanza tells us that as Jnana Yoga Masters we must understand all of the schools of Hindu thought in order to understand our own liberational experience. If we cannot follow the basic concepts of reality, how can we transcend reality and become whole with Brahman.
“The truth does not come from dogma, religion or ritual. It begins from Atman.” – Guru Mena Sarasvata (1320 BC – 1231 BC)
This quote engages us in the never ending battle between organised religion and the freedom of the individual soul. This battle has been going on since the dawn of time and only the spiritually adept can master the truth of the soul against the external influences of the state.
“Meditation on Brahman is the most important thought you will create” – Guru Hotriya Upadhyaya (1435 BC – 1343 BC)
This is a quote from one of the most famous Dravidian Hindu Aaiyyanist sages of the 14th century BC. The Guru stresses the importance of pure Yogic meditation on the Universal Creator Brahman and to understand the creative process of the mind is just as important as the creation of this Universe and the multitude of Universes around us.
“The Yogic knows that his mind must change, not the world. Once the Spirit has been freed, changing the world will be meaningless.” Guru Yogi Gauda (1266 BC – 1168 BC)
This stanza tells us that you need to change yourself before you can try to change the world – and if you did change yourself the outer physical state of the world would become irrelevant as you would have freed yourself from this material plane of existence.
“If you embrace love you will become love. If you embrace hate you will become hate. Pure Atmans (souls) both human and non-human are drawn to love. Impure spirits are drawn to hate. If you revel in negativity so will negative things happen to you. If you wish to live in the glow of positive energy – you must love.” – Guru Bhimashankar Dattatriya (1543 BC – 1462 BC)
Guru Dattatriya teaches us to always love and never hate. Tantric Aaiyyanists embrace their dark-side in order to destroy the ego self in an absolute unification with Siva. Other schools of Aaiyyanists embrace love to become one with Brahman. The path you choose will determine your outcome – the Aaiyyanist cannot condone nor condemn other peoples choices, but we must understand that if we walk the path of darkness – so shall dark things happens to us.
“The purist Aatmaani Aaiyyanist has the inner power to develop themselves to the highest plane. To surpass all and enter into that Yogic state of pure consciousness and light. The Abhichaara-Tantric Aaiyyanists seek utter and absolute complete self-destruction a merging of the ego self with Siva. Whichever path you choose or has been chosen for you – accept it and strive for the absolute: Absolute pure consciousness and light or absolute destruction and the void.” – Guru Hotriya Upadhyaya (1435 BC – 1343 BC)
Whichever path you choose – the right hand path of Aaiyyanist Hinduism of the Left Hand Tantric Path – choose it totally and allow yourself to become what you seek. The Aaiyyanist cannot condemn nor condone any path or act that anyone engages in. It is not our place as Aaiyyanists – we can simply only love. If your soul connects with light or darkness that is yours and the Universes choice and we all need to respect that and allow you to find your own freedom. The freedom to be yourself.
“You cannot grow the tree by eating the seed. Everything important that you will achieve in this life takes will, patience and above all… time.” – Guru Jagadhguru Kanyakubja (1373 BC – 1288 BC)
Patience is one on the many virtues that a Hindu Aaiyyanist must possess. Everything you strive for will not be handed to you but must be fought for. Above all you need to be patience and allow the echoes of time to resonate around you before you will see the end goal in sight.