36 Tattva Meditations for Spiritual Awakening
Sri Amit Ray tells us the importance of Tattva Meditation for Spiritual Awakening.
Tattvas are the foundation of yoga philosophy. Many of my students and spiritual seekers requested me to explain tattvas in a very simplistic term. The purpose of this article is to explain tattvas in a meaningful way so that anyone can understand and practice tattva meditation easily.
Why Tattvas are Important?
Understanding tattvas help us to evolve our consciousness to higher levels. It purifies the mind and removes the ignorance. Tattva deals with the pure consciousness, material world and the three forms of energies. These energies are energy of intentions, energy of wisdom and the energy of actions. Realizing the ever blissful divine Self, which is unchanging, omnipresent and omniscient, is the hidden desire of every human being. Tattvas show the way for realizing that objective. The practice of tattva yoga accelerates the evolution of human beings. Tattvas are the key concepts of yoga philosophy. Knowledge of the 36 tattvas allows you to understand the laws of nature in a deeper way. You can use this yoga to attain greater brain power, health, knowledge, wisdom and happiness.
What is Tattva?
The universe is made of energy and Consciousness. Tattvas explain the underline connection between our inner world and the outer world. Tattva is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘reality’ or ‘truth’. Tattvas are the basic concepts to understand the nature of absolute, the souls and the universe.
Meditation on tattva is a journey to the ultimate reality. Knowing the tattva is the way of understanding inner psychology, the world and the beyond. The journey of tattva is a journey from unconsciousness to supreme consciousness. It is a journey from darkness to light.
In chemistry, all materials are classified into 118 basic elements. They are classified according to the number of protons in their atom. Similarly, in spiritual science all matters and consciousness are classified into thirty six elements. These thirty six elements are called tattavs. Tattvas are used to explain inner psychology, the creation and the existence of the Universe. Tattvas are connected with chakras and the tanmatras.
Meditation on Tattva:
Tattva meditation is a journey from gross to subtle. Tattva meditation gives us the bigger picture and connects us the higher potential of life. Our special tattva meditation class is a seven step meditation process. The first step is developing the theoretical knowledge about the tattvas. The second step is developing experiential knowledge about the gross tattavs in individual levels. The third step is formalizing and assimilating the collection of valuable knowledge gained from experiences. The subsequent steps deals with much deeper and subtler aspects tattavas. Tattav meditation includes, concentration, awareness, visualization and deep compassion.