6 degrees from understanding Shri Yukteswar

Yukteswar wrote The Holy Science in 1894.[20] In the introduction, he wrote:
The purpose of this book is to show as clearly as possible that there is an essential unity in all religions; that there is no difference in the truths inculcated by the various faiths; that there is but one method by which the world, both external and internal, has evolved; and that there is but one Goal admitted by all scriptures.[20] -wikipedia

Shivah Solomon: “His name meant yoked to Ishwar, notice how he is the first influence of the Beatles being on the top left, this is basically them categorizing their influences or gurus.  Yukteshwar was their first influence, also notice that nowhere do you see Paramahansa Yogananda…”

Regarding the role of the Guru, Yukteswar said:

Look, there is no point in blindly believing that after I touch you, you will be saved, or that a chariot from heaven will be waiting for you. Because of the guru’s attainment, the sanctifying touch becomes a helper in the blossoming of Knowledge, and being respectful towards having acquired this blessing, you must yourself become a sage, and proceed on the path to elevate your Soul by applying the techniques of sadhana given by the guru.[17]

Ishvara (Sanskrit Īśvara) is a theological concept in Hinduism translating to “lord“, applied to the “Supreme Being” or God in themonotheistic sense, or as an Ishta-deva in monistic thought.

Etymology[edit]

Look up ईश in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.Much like “lord” (dominuskurios) in Western usage, the Sanskrit īśvará primarily (late Vedic Sanskrit) has a temporal meaning of “lord, master, prince”. It is in origin a nominalized adjective meaning “capable, able, being in control”, like īśa “owning, possessing” derived from a root īś- “to own, possess; rule over”, ultimately cognate with English own (Germanic *aigana-, PIE *aik-). The theological meaning “the Supreme Being” first arises in the Manu Smriti, while īśa is used as a name of Rudra somewhat earlier, in the Shvetashvatara Upanishad(c. 300 BCE), considered the first evidence of the development of that deity, the later Shiva, into a supreme, cosmological god.

In Saivite traditions of Hinduism, the term is used as part of the compound “Maheshvara” (“great lord”) as a name for Shiva. In Mahayana Buddhism it is used as part of the compound “Avalokiteśvara” (“lord who hears the cries of the world”), the name of a bodhisattva revered for her compassion. When referring to divine as female, particularly in Shaktism, the feminine Īśvarī is sometimes used.

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