Constitution of Human Body by Gorakhnatha


There is nothing greater than guru, nothing greater than guru, nothing greater than guru, nothing greater than guru.
Shiva is the instructor. Shiva is the instructor. Shiva is the instructor. Shiva is the instructor.” – Siddha Siddhanta Paddhati, V, 63.

This Sanskrit text, attributed to Siddha Gorakhnath, is divided into six chapters called Upadeshas.

Gorakhnath takes a comprehensive view of the nature of human individuality and analyses its constitution from the yogic standpoint. He conceives the human organism as consisting of

(I) the material body called Bhuta-plnda,
(2) the mental body, described as Antahkarana pancaka or five-fold antahkarana,
(3) Kula.pancaka or five-fold Ku!a.
(4) Vyakil-pancaka or five-fold Vyakti,
(5) Pratyakha-ka,ana.pancaka or five-fold perceptible determinant causes,
(6) The system of the Nadis,
(7) Dasa.Vayu or ten Prana.Vayu or vital forces, forming the vital body.

(1) The gross material body :— The Bhuta pinda (or Bhautik .pinda), i.e. the material body, is constituted of the five gross material elements, purposefully organised by the Creative Will of Brahma with the Life-power and the Mind-power immanent in the organism. In different parts of the organism, however, different elements appear in more conspicuous proportions. In bones (asthi), flesh (mãmsa), skin (twak), tissues (Nadi) and hair (roma)—i.e. in all the solid parts,—the element of Bhumi or Prithwi appears predominantly, and Gorakhnath speaks of them as the five gunas (perhaps in the sense of special manifestations) of Bhumi.

In the liquid substances of the body,— such as, saliva (lara), urine (mutra), semen (sukra), blood (sonita) and sweat (sveda),— the element of Ap or Salila appears more conspicuously, and they are called the five gunas of Ap.

Hunger (kshudha), thirst (trishna), sleep (nldra), lustre (kanti) and sloth (âlasya) are conceived by Gorakhnath as physical phenomena, in which there are special manifestations of the clement of Tejas. According to him, these phenomena occur on account of the varying functions and influences of Tejas or Agni in different parts of the living body.

Movement (dhãvana), fidgeting (bhramana), expansion (prasörana), contraction (ãkuncana) and suppression (nirodhana) are bodily phenomena, which are chiefly determined by the element of Vdyu and are therefore called Gunas of Vãyu.

The phenomena of physical attraction (raga), repulsion (dwesha), fear (bhaya), shame (IaJJa) and callousness (moha) are regarded as the special manifestations of the clement of Akasa and are accordingly described as the five Gunas of Akasa.

Thus the Mahayogi describes the gross physical body as constituted of the five gross bhutas and as possessing twenty-five gunas mentioned above.

More to continue.. (From the book mentioned in image)


Vyasa Purnima : Guru Punima

गुरुपरम्परासिद्ध्यर्थं व्यासपूजां करिष्ये ।
गुरुपरम्परासिद्ध्यर्थं व्यासपूजां करिष्ये ।

गुरुपरम्परासिद्ध्यर्थं व्यासपूजां करिष्ये

Tomorrow is Guru Purnima. A day to respect highest possible intellect, Guru’s intellect, Vyasa Intellect.

This is first day of 4-months(चातुर्मास) Tapa that we should pay attention to.

Using Sanskrit words in other languages is successful marketing paradox in Indian context. In one way, you want more and more to know and speak these words and on the other hand, we forget to convey real meaning and hence what remains in mass mind is corrupted meaning of original word. With a mind, full of such corrupted clouds, it becomes difficult to become real Guru or Shishya.

So who is Guru in modern parlance?

– The one who come up with mindless concept of words and visuals, without in-depth experiments. i.e. Ad Guru, Marketing Guru etc
– The one who knows how to earn money, irrespective of ways and source of earning i.e. Biz Guru
– Guru in school/colleges are weak and timid. They take drinks with students and dance on ‘Munni/Chameli’ songs
– Guru in school/colleges have no respect since they sell their information (Mark my word ‘information’. Information is not knowledge). No better than prostitutes.

को गुरु?
अधिगत तत्व:| शिष्य हिताय उध्यत: सततम्|

One who has realized the truth and is ever striving for the good of the seekers who approached him. Guru is the one who create environment for seeker to realize the truth.

In ideal life, चातुर्मास is a time to stay close to Guru. Yearly spiritual conference for 2-3 months. Guru and Shishya, stays together, with very little movements. They contemplate together on different versions of truth by respecting पूर्ण in each other.

ॐ पूर्णमद: पूर्णमिदं पूणात्पूर्णमुदच्यते। पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते॥

Finding Guru is not a job of Shishya. You don’t find Guru, Guru finds you. Till then, I invite Bhagwan Ved Vyasa at home and worship him for next 2 months.

On this day, we should prepare Vyasa Pitha *, invite Bhagwan Ved Vyasa and remain in his छाया for next 2 months. May he bless us! Meditate in front of Vyasa Pitha. Daily. Same time, same place, for 2 months.

This day is not just to pay reverence to our Guru but trigger another attempt to आत्मसात गुरु भाव |

यस्य देवे परा भक्तिः यथा देवे तथा गुरौ।
तस्यैते कथिता ह्यर्थाः प्रकाशन्ते महात्मनः॥२३॥

Intense devotion for Guru!

It is time to spend more time in this तप. Time to walk on ऋषि पथ.

राष्ट्रबल सूक्त

भद्रम् इछन्त ऋषयः स्वर्विदस् तपो दीक्षाम् उपनिषेदुर् अग्रे |
ततो राष्ट्रं बलम् ओजश् च जातं तद् अस्मै देवा उपसंनमन्तु ||1|| – अथर्ववेद: काण्डं १९, सूक्त ११
It is message for intellectuals of the Nation that emergence of Nationhood is not trivial phenomenon. This Nation and National fervor for her was nurtured by great sages by performing dharmik rites since time immemorial. Don’t waste your skills and invest them for Nation to respect hard work of these sages(लोकनेता ऋषि अत्रि,वशिष्ठ ,व्यास etc).

सबके हितचिन्तक आत्मज्ञानी ऋषिओ ने सृष्टिकी उत्पतिसे अब तक अपने *तपसे राष्ट्रिय भावना,बल और सामर्थ्यकी उत्पति की| ज्ञानी लोग उस राष्ट्रसेवको के सामने विनम होकर राष्ट्र सेवा करने लगे|

* तप = live selfless life for the upliftment and empowerment of mass by imbibing National spirit in them and channelizing their energy in Nation building, dedicating and surrendering life for Nation. Follow on their path. Penetrate yourself(or clone of ऋषि who can do तप) in every nook & corner of the Nation. Prepare citizens who can resist anti-national at the cost of own life and time. Let critical mass emerge as soon as possible and topple corrupts from top. Let there be another Mahabharata.

It is time to spend more time in this तप. Time to walk on ऋषि पथ.

* Concept of Vyasa pitha(व्यास पीठ) i.e. Seat of Vyasa, is about व्यास विचारधारा/ideology and not about व्यास /Vyasa as a person. Only those are entitled to speak from व्यास पीठ, who believe in व्यास’s ideology. And as a listener, one must focus on व्यास ideology/विचारधारा and not the embodiment of it who represents व्यास ideology/विचारधारा for particular time. It is psychologically folly to put person ahead of Idea. Idea is eternal, not person.


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