Sanskaras (2/4) – Prarabdha, Yogayoga and Vidnyani sanskaras

Sanskaras in general are called Prarabdha sanskaras. Prarabdha literally means of destiny. These are applied to the whole universe in evolution from the state of a minute atom to the state of God-realization. Prarabdha sanskaras are those that help the soul [gain consciousness in order to] go through evolution — from the very beginning to the very end — to attain unity.

The prarabdha impressions which govern the whole universe of duality are of greed and its opposite; of anger and its opposite; of all bad and of all good thoughts, words and deeds. Good sanskaras, bad sanskaras — both are prarabdha.

For the Realized soul who does not return to normal consciousness, there are no sanskaras. But the soul who, after God-realization, returns to normal consciousness automatically gets a Universal mind and, to be able to work through duality, gets superfluous unbinding sanskaras that are called yogayoga sanskaras. The literal meaning of yogayoga is automatic. Very few perfected souls have these yogayoga sanskaras because very few of the God-realized return to normal consciousness — to phenomenal consciousness.

Now, the Avatar, being one always and having his circle of 120 always — the same each time — this Avatar gives to his circle the vidnyani sanskaras. Vidnyani literally means the threshold to unity. The Avatar, when taking form for himself and the circle, gives himself and the circle the vidnyani sanskaras beforehand [before birth]. It is similar to a veil being drawn, and exactly at the time appointed by himself, the Avatar experiences his original divinity and then works with the vidnyani sanskaras.

The circle, until they are Realized, are under this veil of vidnyani sanskaras, having all the ordinary signs of the ordinary sanskaras of duality. When the time comes, the Avatar gives the circle Realization. However, until then the vidnyani sanskaras, though they remain with the person, are only an instrument for Universal work, just as his have been.

Much of Christ’s teaching in the New Testament is symbolic, if rightly understood. Christ talked of evolution, impressions, reincarnation, exactly as in Vedanta., p1890
December 1937; Nasik

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