‘Diksha’ – Mantras MA and AUM as Revealed to me
The word is derived from the Sanskrit root dā (“to give”) plus kṣi (“to destroy”) or alternately from the verb root dīkṣ (“to consecrate”). When the mind of the guru and the disciple become one, then we say that the disciple has been initiated by the guru.
Initiation is a rite of passage marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society. It could also be a formal admission to adulthood in a community or one of its formal components. In an extended sense it can also signify a transformation in which the person is ‘reborn‘ into a new role.
The following is a passage from a student called Madhuri about her own personal experience and practice from June 2014:
“I had this embodied experience of the MA OM and connection to Amma during my yoga practice today. As I exhaled I surrendered all my negative thoughts and feelings to Amma, and as I inhaled I truly felt Her love envelope me, merge into me. In doing so I felt a deep connection with Her, a merging of Divine and Earthly, a non-dualistic yielding into Presence.”
MA represents unconditional love and AUM represents the eternal light the eternal wisdom.
MA is the Shakti (creative, generative) principle and AUM is the Shiva (pure consciousness) principle.
When both MA and AUM combine it becomes MAAUM (MA + AUM = MAAUM).
With MAAUM a jumbled word what I derive is AMMAU.
AMMA helps me to find the U – the union between MA and AUM, the union between Shiva and Shakti, the ultimate union.
Author: Brahmacharini Shobhana
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