Thursday, 21 October 2010

Confessions Of A Jnani

Merriam Webster defines Jnani (alternately Gyani)  as a term in many Indian languages meaning “wise.”

For the Jnani who has realized the identity of his inner being with the infinite Brahman, there is no rebirth, no migration and no liberation. He is beyond all and is firmly established is his own absolute existence.

The further existence of his body and the world appears to the Jnani as an illusion, which he cannot remove, but which no longer deceives him.  After the death of this body, as in life, he remains where and what he eternally is, the first principal of all beings and things: formless, nameless, unsoiled, timeless, dimensionless and utterly free, untouched by objects, experience or thought.   Death cannot touch him, cravings cannot torture him, sins do not stain him; he is free from all desire and suffering.  He sees the Infinite Self in all, and all in the infinite Self, which is his being. 

I am infinite, imperishable, self-luminous, self-existent.  I am without beginning or end.  I am birthless, deathless, without change or decay.  I permeate and interpenetrate all things.  In all the myriad universes of thought and creation, I alone Am.