--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Dean Goodman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > >>> Bhairitu <noozguru@> wrote: > > >>> Yup, he [Maharishi] secularized a lot of the stuff. > >>> For instance, "creative intelligence" for "Shakti". > > > >> sparaig replied: > > >> I don't think he uses "creative intelligence" as a translation of > >> "Shakti". I think it's more a translation of "Brahma". > > > > t3rinity further responded: > > > > I agree with Bhairitu: It [creative intelligence] is Shakti. > > Think of this SCI lecture, where he [Maharishi] speaks about: "when > > Awareness becomes aware of itself, then intelligence becomes creative". > > Here "intelligence" is "Shiva" and "creativity" is "Shakti". Brahma is > > more like an executive function, but he can only create because he has > > Shakti. > > For the sake of accuracy, the words used in SCI #8 actually are: > > "When existence becomes conscious, then intelligence becomes intelligent, > on the way to assuming its role as creative intelligence."
Thank you Michael, I wouldn't have known the proper wording anymore. > > So if "intelligence is Shiva" and "creativity [creative intelligence] > is Shakti" - > > Let's fill in the whole sequence...there seem to be five steps or > layers or aspects: > > "When (1) existence becomes (2) conscious, then (3) intelligence be- > comes (4) intelligent, on the way to assuming its role as (5) creative > intelligence." > > (1) What is existence before it becomes conscious? Shiva, inert > (2) What is existence once it's become conscious? Shiva, but conscious > (3) What is intelligence before it becomes intelligent? [you said "Shiva"] Same as 1),Shiva, there is a paralelism in the two statements > (4) What is intelligence once it's become intelligent? Again Shiva, but now awake. > (5) What is creative intelligence? [you said "Shakti"] Yes Shakti. The moment we say 'becomes' it is Shakti involved, as Shakti and Shiva are regarded as inseparable, like fire and heat. You can ask: 'What is fire?' and 'What is heat?', but in reality they are inseparable. Therefore, I am on absolutely safe grounds here. Because Shiva is everything, and Shakti is one with Shiva. Shiva is basically pure existence, the noumen, Shakti is movement, the eternal becoming, the phenomen. You may remember a lecture, where Maharishi speaks of the Absolute being 'on the move' In this example M. pictures the Fullness of Fullness being afraid of emptiness, and out of this fear of emptiness, it moves. The emptiness is basically another word for Maya, and Maya again is the Shakti of Vedanta. The Divine Mother is equally called Mahamaya and Mahashakti. There maybe other technical concepts in Sanskrit to which Maharishi refers to in SCI 8, quite possible from Kashmir Shaivaism, but I think its quite save to see in it Shiva and Shakti. About the inert Shiva: There is the famous picture of Kali (time) dancing on the corpse of Shiva. Also, this time not Shiva, but Narayana (nevertheless the same principle of the noumen in Vaishnava terminology), who wakes up at the beginning of creation, having slept during pralaya. This also shows that the noumen can have two states, one awake, and one inert. > > Namaste, > > Michael > > PARA - THE CENTER FOR REALIZATION and THE RELATIONSHIP INSTITUTE > Michael Dean Goodman, Ph.D., D.D., Director > Boca Raton (Palm Beach County) Florida > 561-350-3930 (messages received 24 hours a day) * [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Spiritual guide (ashtanga yoga/meditation, tantra, vedanta, ayur veda...) > Counselor * Author * Speaker/Educator > Satsang * Workshops & Retreats * Classes * Private Educational Sessions > Clients and programs throughout the United States, Europe, and India > Working in person or by phone > Free initial consultation to discuss your needs and goals > To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/