By Govind Kumar
We have many principles in
Esoteric Wisdom. One of the best treatises dealing with Sankhya
Philosophy is Kapila Geetha. There are many Geethas or Songs and Kapila Geetha
is one of them.
The Efficient Cause, the main Cause is Nature, Pradhanam Prakritim Prahuh. Nature is Almighty , is the sole doer and She is infinite in Her wisdom !
Purusha, the Soul behind Nature is the 25th principle. Let us analyse what are the main principles in this Universe !
Prakrit Mahat Ahamkara Tanmatra Bhootaan
Api Hridapi Dasakhi Poorusha Pancha Vimsa
The Five Subtle Essences
The Five Great Elements
The Five Sense Organs
The Five Knowledge Organs
These are the 24 principles of Sankhya. And Purusha, the Absolute Self, is the 25th !
Sanniveso Maya Proktho Ya Kala Pancha Vimsaka
Time is the All devouring Power
Of the Absolute; the foolish Ego
Who is said to be the Experiencer
Is afraid of Time Almighty !
Prabhavan Pourusham Prahoo
Kalameke yatho bhayam
Karthu prakriti peeyusha
Outside as the all consuming Time
Within as the individual Self
He moves all beings with his Magic
And is the Lord Supreme of the Universe !
Antha Purusha Roopena
Kala Roopena yo Bahi
Bhagavan Athma Mayaya
The Knower of these 25 principles is freed from Bondage !
While atheists and agnostics hail Kapila as an Agnostic, who said " God is not proved ", bridal mystics like Melpathur extol Him as an Avatar, a descent of Godhead ! According to the mystics, He incarnated as Bhagavan Kapila to bequeth to us the Wisdom of Nature !