ELECTROMAGNETICS: Indra & Soma in the Rig Veda and verse VI.23.9
VSF: Since 2010, I have been studying, transcribing, and translating the sacred hymns of the ancient Sanskrit text the Rig Veda. Along with my more recent ‘beginnings’ to understand the science of electromagnetics, I am forming a feeling for the deeper meaning of the Sanskrit words Indra and Soma. The three words that are found most frequently in this foremost and ancient text are Indra, Agni, and Soma. All the names that were centuries later personified and incorporated into mythology, spun into fantastic wild compelling tales in the Puranas, were originally initially encoded terms for specific Cosmogonic Forces, the forces used by the Creator Source to emit manifest the universe in all its wondrous awesome multiplicity.
The Mind of God
Indra can be conceived of as the Mind of God [RL Kashyap]. Indra is the Cosmogonic Force that weaves the Aether, coalescing and coagulating the substratum of ‘appearances’ that are perceived through five-sense perception as solidity, polarities of hot and cold, etc.
Appearances are temporal.
We may think of Indra as something like the recent images of synaptic connections in the human brain, where there is an electrical system of circulating transmissions being relayed, sparked, and sent through these neurons, transmitters and receivers as pulsations. The Sanskrit word for Divine Pulsation is SPANDA.
Soma is Aetheric plasma.
Soma is the ‘juice’ that is being transmitted throughout the universe in an inextricable simultaneous relationship with the Mind of God, Indra. Indra is said to drink vast quantities of Soma. Those who are experiencing Kundalini are enjoying the honey sweet (madhu) ecstasy nectar of Soma as it courses though the chakras into the subtle body nervous system (the Nadis) and on out into the physical body nerves healing, nullifying lifetimes of karma, and altering our DNA.
Indra is the ‘magnetism’ (the gravitational force that attracts, pulls atoms together) in electromagnetics. Soma is the ‘juice’ — ‘juice’ is a term often used the describe the potency of electricity. Agni is the electric Fire in electricity, the natural exchange of polarities. Thus Indra is often written as INDRAGNI (electromagnetics) and both are said to consume massive quantities of Soma, which nourish them.
Rig Veda VI.23.9 is particularly revealing and insightful into this nourishing process. For not only does Soma ‘nourish’ feed Indra, it nourishes feeds increases the Seer who is reciting the hymn. This expansion in consciousness of the Seer singing the hymn, also is returned into Indra. The Rishi — meaning the Seer who ‘sees’ — is producing generating activating Soma in both his spirit & physical body for him (or her) self and for Indra. This is a two-way circuit, a circle which is actually toroidal. The Kundalini ecstasy is not solely for the individual experiencer. It is to be offered and enjoyed (bhojam) by God. Thus both the Creator and Its creation are served, enhanced, and expanded. A gift!
The Sanskrit words that are misunderstood as ‘cow’ are expressing the idea of the Cosmic Rays, which are like the milk given from the udders of the Mother cow to her calf — Ray-Cows [RL Kashyap], our Milky Way. The entire vast electromagnetic spectrum of energies, the Cosmogonic Forces that are coming from the Galactic Core in each galaxy, are eternally produced as a substructure – not perceivable to five-sense perception – that will pour these forces into our consciousness and imbue us with an imperishable pregnant power of creative harmony. These electromagnetic energies will also provide us with protection and strength for our ‘battles’ (bharaya), be they physical, emotional, psychic battles.
Rig Veda VI.23.9
O friends, while the Soma is being pressed out, pressed out, prepared in the purification of our consciousness, may there be excess for Indra the nurturer to enjoy and be well satiated by — and may there be plenty for our battles. Indra does not neglect to grant protection to the person who is generating Soma and offering it in return to Indra.
Therefore we may begin to understand the universe as a vast system of electromagnetics that is completely and inextricably eternally interconnected — the Woven Universe. Everything we think and do leaves an impression (samskara), no matter how small, on the entirety, the Whole.
We are all of us portions, pieces of the One God, the Source and Creator. We are all responsible for our individual thoughts, feelings, and actions. There is no one to blame. This universe is a the outpouring of the Heart of God. We are That. TAT TWAM ASI.
Let our Hearts always be overflowing with Love for God!
V. Susan Ferguson / Sept.25, 2017
In the sacred Sanskrit text, the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna promises to lift up out of eternal transmigration – the ocean of birth and death – the one who thinks of God, whose mind is absorbed in and whose thoughts have entered into the Supreme Self (XII.7).
तेषामहं समुद्धर्ता मृत्युसंसारसागरात् .
भवामि नचिरात्पार्थ मय्यावेशितचेतसाम् .. १२- ७..
teṣāṃ ahaṃ samuddhartā mṛtyusaṃsārasāgarāt bhavāmi na cirāt pārtha mayy āveśitacetasām 12.7
The yogin who lives always in the state of contentment (samtustas satatam), with the small ego-self subdued, whose resolve is firm, and who is devoted (yo madbhaktah) to the God-within is beloved by and dear (sa me priyah) to the Supreme Lord (XII.14).
सन्तुष्टः सततं योगी यतात्मा दृढनिश्चयः .
मय्यर्पितमनोबुद्धिर्यो मद्भक्तः स मे प्रियः .. १२- १४..
saṃtuṣṭaḥ satataṃ yogī yatātmā dṛḍhaniścayaḥ mayy arpitamanobuddhir yo madbhaktaḥ sa me priyaḥ 12.14
RIG VEDA SAMHITA: Mandala – 1 (Part One), Suktas 1-50, (Text in Devanagari, Translation and Notes), by R.L. Kashyap; Saksi, Published in collaboration with ASR, Melkote; Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture, Bangalore, India, 2009.
RIG VEDA SAMHITA: Mandalas 1 – 10, 12 volumes, (Text in Devanagari, Translation and Notes), by R.L. Kashyap; Saksi, Published in collaboration with ASR, Melkote; Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture, Bangalore, India, 2009.
RIG VEDA Mantra Samhita, Complete text with auxiliaries, [Sanskrit only], Editor R.L. Kashyap; Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture, Bangalore, 2003.
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