<1>The nucleus of any object is its
nucleus of the universe is the
Atman of the universe. The
atman controls the
object that it is the nucleus of. That is why the nucleus
of the universe is the Controller of the universe. <3>Any part
that has separated itself from the whole (of the universe in
whole) becomes a universe in itself and will have a nucleus as
its controller (atman).
<4>The controller of each object as its nucleus
has control over the object according to its state of awareness.
That is, as the object is in lower awareness, so the
atman also has lesser control. As the object comes to a
higher level of awareness, so the
atman also becomes
more aware and gains greater control over the object. <5>That is
why man has greater control over himself and his body (as the
object of his atman)
God has the greatest
control over His object, the universe.
<6>Also as the
is the Atman of the
universe, any other level or universe which is created will have
a separate nucleus, but will still be subject to the main center
of the universe (God).
<7>Also each universe or world itself can be divided into
sub-worlds and sub-subworlds and so on until
unit consciousnesses are reached, each as a nucleus (atman).
<8>However, each nucleus or
atman is also a subject of the
atman of the greater
object to which it belongs. For example, each
atom in the human body has a nucleus (atman),
and many of them create an organ with its own nucleus (atman),
and many organs together become a component or a system in the
body with its own controller (atman),
and all of them together create the body with its nucleus (atman)
<9>Also each individual is subject to many
different, bigger parts with different nuclei, such as home,
society, world, galaxy, etc. Each of these has a nucleus which
in different ways controls him. <10>So, in a greater sense, he
is controlled by the world (Loka) he belongs to, and on a
universal scale, all of them are controlled by the Universal
<11>This truth is what the Shrii
Yantra represents by
using triangles, each as an object separate and at the same time
one with the Controller.
<12>If we mix two objects together, a new
nucleus will be created and the old nuclei will lose their
identities and become subjects of this new nucleus. <13>So in a
sense, atman, or this
nucleus, is an imaginary or illusive assumption in any object.
That is why when a person realizes that everything is
God and He is the true Controller of the universe, the
feeling of "I" (atman)
will be dissolved and he becomes the subject of the Universal
Atman. <14>That is the state in which a person realizes the
"Tat Twam Asi,"
or "That art thou" (God
is everything), and no feeling of "I" is left.
or Darma means the
"innate nature," or the Laws governing each and every thing. In
human life and in the universe as a whole, there are Laws (Darmas)
which have been set up by God or have existed in the universe.
<16>Deviation from these Laws is violence,
because violence means to deviate from a set of rules which have
been ascribed to be followed. <17>Therefore, non-violence is to
not violate these Laws.
TIME, PLACE, AND PERSON,
IGNORANCE, PASSION, OR KNOWLEDGE
place, and person: <18>In this
universe many laws, especially those related to the physical
body or manifested world, depend on the
place, and person (or people and situation). <19>With
this in mind, first of all we can better understand history
and its incidents. Also we can be flexible in many different
situations of life and environment. For example, it is true
that a vegetarian diet and sentient foods are the most
beneficial for the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being
of a human, but in an environment with cold weather, the
foods become satvic
(sentient). Also in places with extremely cold weather like
Siberia, Alaska, or the North Pole, the
foods might be considered
example is the eating of a dead carcass. It is true that
usually the human does not eat a dead carcass, but if he is
trapped in a situation where he has no choice for survival and
there is a dead carcass there, then one might consider it as
food. <21>Every human, however, should
use his or her intelligence in deciding about how to act in any situation
(time, place, and people involved) and act as close to the Will
of God as possible.
Ignorance, passion, or knowledge:
place, and person, the decision, however, can be of three
passion, or from knowledge. For example, according to the time,
place, and person, service to others can be from
(when someone insists to help another person when it is not
necessary or the help will make the other person lazy, or he
does not want the help); it can be from passion (when a person
has some gain in his mind, for example, he thinks that if he
does these services for the other person he will be profited
with something for selfish gain, such as love, attention,
possession, material things, etc.). <23>The
knowledge is done when it is necessary and is done completely
selflessly. Otherwise it is not a service but a business.
<24>This is true in all of the decisions a man can make. They
can be from
ignorance, passion, or knowledge according to the
place, and person. <25>Also, the decision-making process is
a perpetual process. A good decision (or anything) made now may
not be as good six months from now.