Bliss Infinite And Eternal Essay

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Sat-Chit-Anand is a complex Sanskrit word, comprising three words: Sat, Chit and Anand. Sat means the Ultimate Truth, Chit denotes consciousness and Anand is bliss. It is the nature of Brahman. It is the understanding of Ultimate Truth which results in Eternal Bliss.

Vedas describe it as three inseparable characteristics of the universe, Being-awareness-bliss, in which the universe swims and of which it is made. The Vedas say that the system of world is governed by seven principles of consciousness. These principles form the different levels of earths and heavens. These are generally envisaged as sets of three. The Supreme world is the Triple Divine Sat-Chit-Anand.

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” (Chapter VI, Verse 27)

Sri Raman Maharishi said, “Atma is always Sat-Chit-Ananda….. The nature of Awareness is Sat-Chit-Ananda.” He explained, “Jnana is like subduing a self-willed bull by coaxing it with the help of a sheaf of green grass, while dhyana is like controlling it by using force. Just as there are eight limbs for dhyana-yoga, there are eight for jnana-yoga. The limbs of the latter are more proximate to the final stage than those of the former. For instance, while the pranayama of technical yoga consists in regulating and restraining breath, the pranayama that is a limb of jnana relates to rejecting the name-and-form world which is non-real and realizing the Real which is Sat-Chit-Ananda”.

Adi Sankaracharya defined Sat-Chit-Anand thus: “Sat-Chit-Ananda constitute the very essence or Swarupa of Brahman, and not just Its attributes. The Jiva or the individual soul is only relatively real. Its individuality lasts only so long as it is subject to unreal Upadhis or limiting conditions due to Avidya. The Jiva identifies itself with the body, mind and the senses, when it is deluded by Avidya or...

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