In the beginning
God created the
heaven and the
<1>Because of the influence of the
tama guna and
creation of "I" as a separate entity (unit
ego), an illusion of being
separate from the rest of the universe (God)
was created in each unit being. <2>With this illusion comes
the unhappiness, fear, and all the
evil things related to
<3>Therefore, the feeling of being separated from
the rest of the universe (self-centeredness)
is the cause of unhappiness.
(God) called this state of
the illusive feeling of separation "hell"
(earth). The state
which He was in, He called "heaven."
It is where there is no illusion of being an entity separate from
the rest (God).
<6>The sign above represents
and also is called
Haree Om Shrii Hung, which means, "The Goal of the Life is
<7>This sign consists of four parts. The ()
in the middle is a representation of the beginning of the release of
the operative powers of the
three gunas (Prakrti)
symbolizes the dual nature of all things in the universe as positive
<9>The other parts in the sign of
Shrii Hung (HOSH) are the Expanding Lotus ()
and the sign (),
which is called the "Lotustica."
<10>The Expanding Lotus is the loving side and all the
qualities of pure spirit, such as love, compassion, forgiveness,
etc., of God,
Lotustica is the part which is used by
God to guide humans toward
Consciousness. It is the force which is used to destroy the old
and obsolete orders in the path of progress of the human. Also it is
the part which, by allowing a
consciousness to go away from Him (detachment), gives him the
understanding that the illusion of separation from Him is equal with
suffering and unhappiness.
<12>Therefore, in general, the sign
Haree Om Shrii
means that through the spiritual powers (),
God controls the operative
powers of the
three gunas ()
The Word ().
<13>The Expanding Lotus shows that He is all-pervasive and
demonstrates His Power of punishment and destruction in order to
consciousnesses to realize the true goal of the life -- to
was without form, and void;...
(hell) does not have a
form nor is it a place, but it is a state of consciousness. It is
of the Soul when it is lost, confused and feels completely separate
from the rest of the universe.
<15>Even the feeling of being a part of a small
portion of the universe (belongingness, or being a part of a group,
nation, organization, etc.) gives some happiness to the Soul.
<16>However, true joy comes when the Soul feels
and knows it is a part of the whole universe, and the universe is a
part of it.