What Is Sat-Chit-Ananda? By Dr. Harsh K. Luthar

Sat-Chit-Ananda is a Sanskrit term and refers to the nature of the core of our Being or Self.  Self is only One Whole. However, it is expressed through the conditioned mind in three ways.

Sat means Existence.

Chit means Consciousness.

Ananda means Bliss.

In Advaita, the very nature of the Self is defined as Sat-Chit-Ananda. In Nirvikalpa Samadhi, Self is experienced as a simultaneous mass of  Bliss and Consciousness, whose very nature is that of Existence.

The term Sat-Chit-Ananda cannot be fully understood without direct experience of the Self. The mind can end up simply wrestling with it self about such things. What is needed is to go within and abide in one’s essential being. After that it makes perfect sense.

The Professor and the Sage – Part 1

Professor N.R. Krishnamurthy Aiyer Speaks:

I am now ninety-two years old and I first met Sri Ramana Maharshi in the summer of 1914, when I was just a boy of sixteen. We were then on a pilgrimage to Tirupati and had halted in Tiruvannamalai, from where my grandmother hailed. We were not strangers to this town.

In the pilgrim party there were half a dozen boys, all of whom were about my age. We all decided to go up to Virupaksha cave. The Maharshi was then residing there and was attentive to all the activities of us youngsters. I noticed his gaze particularly focused on me.

Bhagvan Ramana in his youth

We were all playing with the conch shell. The sadhus used to blow this shell like a horn when they went into town to beg for alms. Continue reading

The Journey of the Soul – III

Continued from the Journey of the Soul – II A satsang by Gururaj Ananda Yogi

by Ramon Leonato

If the mind is empowered by what we are calling the right hemisphere, the intuitional level which has its roots in the core’s of one personality, which we also call the heart, then “me” and “mine” disappears and it is “thee” and “thine.” For the core of the human personality, though outwardly seeming individualized, also exists in its universalized form. So what happens to a person is this: He can exist as an individual and yet at the same time be universal, for he has now realized, through his spiritual sadhana , how vast he is. When this happens, a person, being divine, recognizes and experiences this Divinity.

IFSU emblemIf anybody tells you this comes overnight, forget it. It takes time.

You’ve got this big load you are carrying, this load of samskaras- all the experiences that you have been gathering up, gathering up, and gathering up in this journey. This bag of imprints through which you cognize existence form the bundle that you are carrying.

That is why Christianity says we are born in sin. There is great truth in that. We have brought with us all those samskaras which form our tendencies in life. Essentially the human being is divine; but he does come with this burden.

By doing meditation and spiritual practices, properly assigned by a spiritual teacher you draw upon the superconscious energies, the subtlest energies within the relative sphere of life, which flood the dirt away in the subconscious. Continue reading