Today you will understand that soundarya encompasses the sense of completeness and oneness with the divine core of yourself. Your divine core consists of goodness, good thoughts, ideal aim towards perfection and fulfilment in your life. When you have this kind of thinking that means your soul and the inner core of your good feeling (bhavana) is drawing you towards nobility and you want to achieve this nobility. This nobility means thinking and enacting complete awareness. This also means you are becoming and achieving an ability towards holistic living. This holistic living induces a part of you to become selfless to create further again a sense of compassion to your family members, friends and fellow living being. This compassion creates and bonds with love and you start becoming a master of compassion and love whether it be a child, old or infirm. You begin to meditate through the verse no 37 “In your vishudha chakra which is the centre of the heart, further meditating upon Shiva, the Kameshwara, the creator of ether (akasha), shining like pure crystal along with the Devi who is equal to Shiva (kameshwara) in all respects. By the radiance resembling moon light emanating from them (Kameshari and kameshwara), the whole world enveloped in the darkness, which is bereft of love, my inner world rejoices once more again in your heart”. This is how, through meditation your love becomes eternal and you will also start liking and loving people in your society. This love slowly spills over and seeps into each and every soul in a human being irrespective of caste, colour or language barrier. The perfection you attain is achieved with a supreme sense of vitality. You also feel and recognise the problems and troubles of people around you. You start becoming noble, filled with unconditional love and you are focussed.This is the beginning of nobility and noble desires. Now the ship of your desires in getting more and more deeper in the ocean of mercy and compassion- karuna sagara. Now your desires have converted itself into nobility. The beauty and effect of soundarya which has chiselled deep inside your heart has now started seeping out to your skin as well. This creates an effulgence on your skin, that is tejas or radiance. From here this tejas continues to seep further into your mind and intellect giving you the light of enlightenment with total awareness, clarity and fills you with knowledge. This is the power of enlightenment with a sense of responsibility and nobility in you. You have become a noble soul yourself with a supreme sense of intelligence and clarity highlighting not only your life but also other’s life as well. This means that you have unselfishly recognised other people’s talents and skills along with yours.
‘Waves of Beauty’ series - Saundarya Lahiri by Shri Nimishananda. Visit www.shrinimishamba.org