The Dravidian Spiritual Rhythm of the Universe

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I will tell you how the Universe dances from a Hindu Aaiyyanist perspective. The Dravidian teachings of old have many descriptions on how the Universe was formed, and how and why it is interspersed with the primordial One: Brahman.

The ancient Guru sage Aaiyyani Jagadhguru Kanyakubja taught his disciples that the spiritual ether that permeates all matter both alive and inanimate is Brahman. But why would a perfect being choose to create and enter an environment that is imperfect?

Some scholars in the ancient Dravidian world treatised that Brahman as a whole is perfect. But inside Brahman: is our Universe and the multitude of dimensions that on the whole look imperfect, but from a distance are aligned in perfect harmony. Many ancient Aaiyyanists believed this. Just as the lake has many imperfections inside it; with weeds, fish, dirt, and stones… if you look at it from afar you will see the beauty and perfection. Without the stones, weeds, fish and dirt there would be no perfect beautiful lake. It is the imperfections that define the perfect.

However, Sage Kanyakubja thought differently. In some Hindu Aaiyyanist traditions, it is said that Brahman at a point in time of his choosing decided to create… and then become Brahma (and Vishnu/Siva). Brahma the creator then exists for 100 Brahma years after which there is a Mahapralaya (destruction and dissolution into One) – and all is absorbed back into Brahman.

A year of Brahma is consists of 360 Brahma day night cycles, or 720 Kalpas. One Kalpa is made up of 1000 Maha Yugas. One Maha Yuga is subdivided into 4 ages with a ratio of 4:3:2:1. The Ages or Yugas are Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga and the Kali Yuga. In Hindu tradition the Kali Yuga Age is 432,000 years, so you can imagine how long 100 Brahma ages are (more than 300 trillion years).

But this is irrelevant. Sage Kanyakubja was more interested in why ‘Brahman at a point in time of his choosing decided to create.’ . Through divine revelation and meditation, Kanyakubja knew that Brahman wanted to create the imperfect, to find a greater perfection in Brahman, i.e. by allowing imperfection, a greater perfection can be realised. The purpose of Brahman is to improve the perfect.This can only be realised if one allows oneself to be truly free and meditate on a rhythm that uplifts us.

For  Sage Kanyakubja realised that if you were Brahman and existed in his timeline – if you speed up this cycle of the Universe to a moment in Brahman’s reality, you will see that this whole cycle is a rhythm, composed of 4:3:2:1 in its centre building up to 1000, 720, and 100.

Or to put it another way, the Universal Rhythm is 100 moments long, broken up into 720 bars, with 1000 beats per bar, with a sub rhythm of 4:3:2:1. And from this Rhythm, Brahman is finding a way to perfect the perfection that we are all part of.

 

 

 

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