I have a speculation I’d like to make and it’s very heady.
No one can read this article who isn’t intellectually inclined. Reader discretion is advised.
I’m beginning to see what I believe are some correspondences in stages of enlightenment and the Trinity. I’d really appreciate being allowed to gambol … or perhaps jam a bit … on the subject.
I don’t mean to discuss the nature of the Trinity. There are many sources already available on that. (1)
The Trinity is called by Christians the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. By Hindus, it’s called Brahman, Atman, and Shakti (the Divine Mother). The two are exactly the same. (2)
Delving into its relationships is, for me, key to making many cross-cultural spiritual distinctions.
A glimpse of the Atman happens when the kundalini reaches the Fourth Chakra.
A glimpse of the Divine Mother happens when the kundalini reaches the Sixth Chakra.
A glimpse of the Heavenly Father happens when the kundalini reaches the Seventh Chakra.
These are not personalities but levels of consciousness. The realization of none of these is the culmination of Ascension. Ascension lies beyond the Third-Dimensional chakra system.
Usually we think of reaching the transcendental Father in Seventh-Chakra enlightenment as “complete enlightenment.” Leaving aside the fact that enlightenment goes on and on, nevertheless, Seventh-Chakra enlightenment is still only halfway up the mountain of Ascension.
I’ve confirmed with the Divine Mother that Ascension equates with what Ramana calls “Sahaja Samadhi” (3) and that occurs a few subplanes into the Fifth Dimension. (4)
Sahaja in itself equates to a full and permanent heart opening. It’s what Hindus refer to as mukti or moksha, release or liberation. Only then are the vasanas burned to a crisp and karma released, as we’ll experience upon the endpoint of our gradual-and-sudden Ascension.
I’ve never been able to correlate that to the Trinity and now I see a way that it does. Of course everything said here is simply metaphorical and speculative, rather than descriptive and actual.
The temporary heart opening that occurs with Fourth-Chakra enlightenment is a glimpse compared to the full and permanent heart opening of Sahaja Samadhi. That is the relationship between the two.
Sahaja is the same “Son,” Atman, or Self, glimpsed in Fourth-Chakra “stream entering.” But now the Self is confidently and eternally standing forth, forever established in the tsunami or ocean of love.
It’s our higher-dimensional Self – call it whatever you wish – drawing back in everything associated with the Third Dimension and dispelling it. (5)
In Fourth-Chakra “stream-entering,” we saw the ego swept away by the inner Tsunami of Love. But it returned. (6)
In Sahaja, I speculate the ego will be swept away once more, never to be completely destroyed, but never to achieve prominence again. A burnt rope, the sages have called it.
Therefore, if I’m right, the order goes: Glimpse of Self, glimpse of the Mother, glimpse of the Father, and establishment in the Self.
A final point. In the past sadhus had repeated experiences of the Self before the heart opened permanently in Sahaja. Our repeated experiences are like repeated pulls on an outboard motor rope. On any one pull, the engine could start.
Apparently repeated experiences are no longer needed, as Archangel Michael explains:
Steve Beckow: I think it was Sadhu Arunachala or it might of been another sage, who said that, one needs repeated experiences like this, repeated before something major happens. For instance, Brahmajnana or Sahaja Samadhi. Is that a correct statement?
Archangel Michael: It is correct. (Hesitating) Now, when it was written it was absolutely correct. But as you also know, the governing rules have shifted and changed.
Now the reason that any being wants that repeated experience is that it is so beautiful. It is so fulfilling that you want to have it again and again and again until that sense of familiarity, the knowingness of your natural Self then becomes who you are.
I can vouch for that.
And so … you have no real desire to go back and assume some or these other masks or faces. It is not that you disregard them but your natural Self is more and more present.
So for some, once is enough. For others it is repeated. But it is nowhere near the level of repetition that might we say was once required because the separation – what people have thought of as separation – is not so strong. (7)
Just as Jesus said we would, we enter in by the door of the Self, which he’d call “the Christ” and Hindus, the “Atman.” (8)
And we exit from this part of the journey, established in the Self, open-hearted, and ascended in attitude and vibration.
(1) Here are many from this site:
- Christianity and Hinduism are One
- A Note to Hindu Readers on “the Christ”
- What Differentiates Father from Mother? The Mother Answers
- Every Religion Worships the Mother
- Our Original Sacred Partner
- The Divine Mother: Come to Me as I Come to You – Part 1/2
- The Divine Mother: Come to Me as I Come to You – Part 2/2
- The Divine Mother is not a God among Gods
- On the Nature of the Divine Mother or Holy Spirit
- What It Means that the Mother Should Address Us This Way
- The Law-Giving Mother and Her Lawful Universe
- The Natural Law was Created by the Father through the Mother
- In the Beginning Was the Word
- The Father and the Father … by the Mother
- The Divine Mother is All We Can Know
- How the Divine Mother Was “Born”
- The Father is Stillness and Silence
(2) No, the Christian Trinity is not equivalent to the Hindu Trimurthy of Brhama, Vishnu, and Shiva.
These are names for the three gunas: Rajas, or creation, sattwa, or preservation, and thamas, or transformation. The three gunas are a subset of Shakti Aum – Akar, Ukar, and Makar. Shakti is herself a member of the Trinity. I’m sorry if it sounds complex.
(3) Here the Divine Mother confirms that Sahaja Samadhi equates to Ascension:
Steve Beckow: I’m trying to understand what level of enlightenment Ascension corresponds to. And I think it’s beyond the normal seventh-chakra enlightenment. I think it is what is called — and I’ll make this clear to readers — sahaja samadhi. Am I correct?
Divine Mother: Yes, it is beyond what you think of with your seven chakras. It is beyond, because what you are doing with the chakra system, even with the thirteen, we have emerged from the Third-dimensional realm, which is that reference point for the chakra system, into the new. So yes, you are correct, in this question and in this statement.
SB: It’s wonderful to have that confirmed. Thank you very much, Mother.
DM: It is wonderful for us as well, you know!
SB: Is it? How so, Mother?
DM: As we move beyond what you think of in your realm as emotion, that does not mean that the pervasive love and joy is not felt as we participate, witness, move and assist and beckon you forward. …
Now, you understand that most people – and yes, you will do a good job of explaining – have no conception of what this [discussion] really means.
SB: Well, you know that I have a website (1) that discusses sahaja samadhi at length. If I — and that’s from Sri Ramana Maharshi, more or less — if I take that material and present it to readers, would that be adequate?
DM: That will help. (“The Divine Mother: Come to Me as I Come to You – Part 1/2,” Oct. 17, 2012, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2012/10/the-divine-mother-come-to-me-as-i-come-to-you-part-12/.)
Here is Ramana on Sahaja as liberation and as a permanent heart opening:
“In kevala nirvikalpa samadhi one is not free from vasanas [latent tendencies]and does not, therefore, attain mukti [liberation]. Only after the samskaras [impressions] have been destroyed [in Sahaja] can one attain salvation. … Even though one practices kevala nirvikalpa samadhi [Seventh-Chakra enlightenment] for years together, if one has not rooted out the vasanas, he will not attain salvation.” (Sri Ramana Maharshi in Ramananda Swarnagiri, Crumbs from His Table. http://www.ramana-maharshi.org. Downloaded 10 September 2005, n.p.)
“The Sahaja Nirvikalpa [Samadhi] is permanent and in it lies liberation from rebirths.” (Ramana Maharshi in S.S. Cohen, Guru Ramana. Memories and Notes. 6th edition. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1993, 88.)
“[The] Heart is the seat of Jnanam as well as of the granthi (knot of ignorance). It is represented in the physical body by a hole smaller than the smallest pin-point [the Hridayam], which is always shut. When the mind drops down in Kevalya Nirvikalpa [samadhi], it opens but shuts again after it. When sahaja is attained it opens for good.” (Ramana Maharshi, ibid., 96.)
(4) Here the Mother confirms that Sahaja happens a few subplanes inside the Fifth Dimension:
Divine Mother: You are embracing your multidimensional talents yourself. So in that way it is very abrupt. It is the feeling, “I am not the same person as I was yesterday.” You may not know how or why, but it is very clear and very line-in-the-sand.
Steve Beckow: But that is not Sahaja Samadhi, Mother, is it? When does Sahaja Samadhi occur?
DM: It occurs with a more gradual awakening and lifting up. So there is the abrupt “I am not the same,” then there is the working and the anchoring, the integration, then there is another jump, and another jump, and another jump. And you don’t know it — well, some of you do — but you are leap-frogging. And then you will be there.
SB: Now, are those jumps equivalent to sub-planes?
DM: You can think of them as sub-planes, dimensional sub-planes, yes. (“The Divine Mother: We are Creating a New Species of Humans,” channeled by Linda Dillon, July 10, 2014, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/07/12/the-divine-mother-we-are-creating-a-new-species-of-humans/.)
(5) Somewhat similar to what I did with worry, discussed in an article two days from now: See “Easily Distracted,”
(6) See Bright Star’s account of the inner Tsunami of Love: “Bright Star: An Account of a Heart Opening,”
Here are three more:
(7) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Feb. 17, 2017.
(8) “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved.” (John 10:9)
I, the Self, the Christ, the Atman, am the door (referring to the opening of the hridayam or heart door in fourth-chakra enlightenment). The circuit of the kundalini is so designed that no one can reach the Father (seventh-chakra enlightenment) except by entering through the heart-door of Self knowledge (fourth-chakra) first.