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Lord BrahmaS'rî Brahma symbolizes the aspect of the Supreme Reality that brings forth the creation, and is the Creator of the universe. His divine consort (S'akti) is Sarasvati, the Goddess of learning and knowledge, symbolizing the reality that the universe is nothing but a knowledge construct.

Brahma is usually conceived of mythically as a bearded, four-faced, four-armed deity. In popular Vedic images, He carries a lotus in the upper right hand (symbolic of bestowing grace), a book (the Vedas) in the upper left hand, a kamandalu (water pot) in the lower left hand, and a rosary in His lower right hand.

The fact that he is the only celestial being, other than the Rîshis or Ascended Masters, who is depicted with a beard indicates that Brahma is not celestial in origin, but rather, like the Rîshis, is jîva.

The four faces represent the sacred knowledge of the four Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva), and this is the most prominent feature of any image of Brahma. The four faces, therefore, symbolize that Brahma is the source of all knowledge necessary for the creation of the universe. The four arms represent the four directions and thus represent the omnipresence and omnipotence of Lord Brahma

The four hands represent the four aspects of human personality: mind (back right hand), intellect (back left hand), ego (front right hand), and the empirical self or conditioned consciousness (front left hand). The rosary symbolizes the time cycle through which the world moves from creation to sustenance, from sustenance to dissolution, and from dissolution to new creation. The rosary also symbolizes the materials used in the process of creation. Its position in the back right hand suggests the intelligent use of these materials in the process of creation.

A book in the back hand (symbolizing the intellect and the Vedas) illustrates that right knowledge is important for any kind of creative work. A water pot (kamandalu) in the front left hand symbolizes the S'akti by which Brahma brings the universe into existence. The hand symbolizing ego (the front back hand) is shown holding a lotus flower in the pose of bestowing grace. This conveys the idea that the Lord bestows grace and protects all sincere devotees.

The color gold symbolizes activity and thus the golden face of Brahma indicates that the Lord is active when involved in the process of creation. The white beard signifies that His origin is jîva and the long beard conveys the idea that creation is an eternal process. The crown on the head of the Lord implies that the Lord has supreme power and authority over the process of creation.

The lotus symbolizes the S'rî Chakra, the Supreme Reality, the essence of all things and beings in the universe. Brahma sitting or standing on a lotus indicates that His foundation is the S'rî Chakra, which represents the creative power of the universe. The color white symbolizes purity. Thus Brahma wearing clothes that are off-white, represents the dual nature of creation, that is purity and impurity, happiness and unhappiness, vice and virtue, knowledge and ignorance, and so on. 

In Vedic mythology, a swan is said to possess a unique discriminating faculty (the intellect), which enables it to distinguish pure milk from a mixture of milk and water. The swan is therefore used to symbolize the power of discrimination and to indicate again that the creation is a intellectual conception and therefore Brahma is sometimes depicted as using the swan as a vehicle. Knowledge can be acquired by an individual by training his mind and intellect to discern the reality of creation as simply a mirage of the intellect.

As creation is the work of the mind and the intellect, Lord Brahma symbolizes the Universal Mind. From the standpoint of an individual, Brahma symbolizes one's own mind and intellect. Since an individual is naturally gifted with the mind and intellect, he or she may be said to be already established in Brahman Consciousness, but for the imperfection of the individual's S'rî Chakra due to ungrounded energies is aware of it not.

In a very rare occurance for any universe, Lord Brahma incarnated to save this world during the late 1800's. He foresaw a series of wars, each one greater than the one before, that would bring unparalled misery and suffering to millions and millions of people. The cycle of Kali Yuga that only started a few thousand years prior was deepening too much and needed to be curbed so he incarnated as His Divinity Swami Brahmanada Sarasvati.  

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Preface Third Edition

We are now in the Third Edition of this book and this is because of the nature of this illusory Universe. Our Universe is literally a dream in the mind of the Creator, so we should not be surprised that this dream is not that stable, like any dream, it is constantly changing. The dream changes from the perspective of the Creator and it c ... continue >>

Chapter 1.
The Cycles of Time

There are various accounts of the age and origin of our universe from ancient scriptures and scientific theories. I have studied many of them, including Creationism from the Christian Tradition, Creationism from the Vedic Tradition, Catastrophism, and Darwinism, and also researched this topic in consciousness using the tec ... continue >>

Chapter 2.
Our Universe is a Hologram

We need a better understanding of the nature of this “relative” universe that we live in, so we can come out of the matrix of illusion and see the world for what it is. To us, the universe and our lives may seem real, solid and definitely not an illusion. This is because we are embedded in the illusion. The magic show is all ... continue >>

Chapter 3.
Karma

Religions often refer to God's Judgment and how He metes out punishment for sins and transgressions against Him. This is a somewhat irrational way to explain karma. For one thing, God never punishes - He loves and accepts everyone. Contrary to most religions, God is not jealous, or wrathful, and is not seeking vengeance. These c ... continue >>

Chapter 4.
The Great Global Deception

Humanity has been under what has been called “the great global deception” for the last 500 years. We have been told that the earth is a spinning globe in a vast, limitless space and human life is an extremely insignificant part of this universe. However, we know from our daily experience, simple experime ... continue >>

Chapter 5.
Balancing of Karma

Taking a Vedic perspective, we believe the pralaya will be an ELE caused by the karma balancing effects from Surya, Rahu and Ketu. Together these Grahalokas administer the karma of accidents, sudden change, death and destruction. The incredible negative, destructive < ... continue >>

Chapter 6.
Exit the Illusion Matrix

PsyopsBy now, in the depths of Kali yuga, almost everyone is trapped in this illusion matrix consisting of the scientifically engineered ... continue >>

Chapter 7.
Surviving and Thriving

We are not interested in just surviving the effects of the pralaya. No, we want to thrive during this period and use this time wisely to develop spiritually and physically for the joys awaiting us in the Krishna Golden Age.

How could it be possible to survive the disasters of the ELE? Should we plan to m ... continue >>

Chapter 8.
Satyug Kaya Kalpa Programme

First, some background on this revolutionary program to transform an aging, limited Kali yuga physiology into a vibrantly healthy, youthful Satya yuga physiology. Granted, this may seem fantastic to some, but almost everything in this book is fantastic: from the realization that the world is not at al ... continue >>

Conclusion

Moksha

There is one objective for human life - Moksha. That is the only worthwhile endeavor because Moksha brings freedom, freedom from struggle, freedom ... continue >>

About Visvamitra

Visvamitra is the name given to me by Guru Dev when he accepted responsibility for my evolution and existence in September 1994. It is common for the Guru to give the new disciple a name as an ideal to become. Since Guru Dev desires that I become Visvamitra, which means "friend to everyone", I whol ... continue >>

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