Matter and Spirit – All in One and One in All


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Updated on December 2, 2020

Man realizes his immortality when the knots of his heart are loosened and untied. He has to attain freedom from worldly attachments. This is the Center of the Spiritual Teachings.

यदेवेह तदमुत्र यदमुत्र तदन्विह । 
मृत्योः स मृत्युमाप्नोति य इह नानेव पश्यति ॥ १० ॥

yadeveha tadamutra yadamutra tadanviha | 
mṛtyoḥ sa mṛtyumāpnoti ya iha nāneva paśyati || 10 ||

Katha Upanishad Verse 2.1.10

That which is here is there too. That which is there is here too. Matter and Spirit; beings and things; manifest and un-manifest, appear to be different and multiple. But, in reality, are all one. All in One and One in All. Self Realization is attained when the Seeker Realizes this in his heart.

मनसैवेदमाप्तव्यन्नेह नानास्ति किंचन । 
मृत्योः स मृत्युं गच्छति य इह नानेव पश्यति ॥ ११ ॥

manasaivedamāptavyanneha nānāsti kiṃcana | 
mṛtyoḥ sa mṛtyuṃ gacchati ya iha nāneva paśyati || 11 ||


Katha Upanishad Verse 2.1.11

When the mind is enlightened, it can distinguish and realize that the Truth is One, though appear to be different and multiple. One goes from death to death, if one perceives the multiple and different, and is blind to the Truth i.e. All in One and One in All.

यथा सर्वे प्रभिद्यन्ते हृदयस्येह ग्रन्थयः । 
अथ मर्त्यो’मृतो भवत्येतावद्ध्यनुशासनम् ॥ १५ ॥

yathā sarve prabhidyante hṛdayasyeha granthayaḥ | 
atha martyo’mṛto bhavatyetāvaddhyanuśāsanam || 15 || 

Katha Upanishad Verse 2.3.15

Man realizes his immortality when the knots of his heart are loosened and untied. He has to attain freedom from worldly attachments. This is the Center of the Spiritual Teachings. Sadhana i.e. voluntary discipline and faith and a positive attitude are necessary to overcome the desires and anger, fear & greed, which create an attachment to worldly things. This also is based on egoism. These make the person, ignorant about that the Inner Self. Love (Bhakti), Pranayam, Self-discipline and from death actively to overcome egoism and attachments and untie the knot of to the and bestow Self Realization (Liberation).

May God and the Great Masters, Bless, Guide, Protect and Inspire you.

With much love and humbleness,
Paramahansa Atmananda Ji

Paramahansa Atmananda

A Doctor, A Yogi, A Teacher. He is a Yogi and highly qualified doctor. With his specialization in Internal Medicine and Neurology, he has been able to make many spiritual seekers understand about Kriya Yoga as a scientific technique for Self and God Realization.