Let us now look into the 36 tatwas of Shkthi. We have so for seen that cit is prakasha and citi is shakthi and is called vimarsha. Prakasha and vimarsha together is called the Absolute. Cit is static and citi is energy of cit and is the cause of creation. We have already seen about the 24 tatwas in Part I and Part II of Self Realisation already posted in this blog. We have also seen in the last posting that Cit created citi. Apart from the creation of citi, cit also shines as the Supreme Self, its own self revelation. Next concept of cit is “ananda”, which is called the “Absolute Bliss”. This absolute bliss acts independently. This can be interpreted as follows.
The Cit not only created Citi or shakthi, but also self revealing. It acts independently without the help of the second. Citi is not second as it was created by cit only. That is why cit without citi is not called the Absolute. Citi with out cit is not possible because without cit, citi cannot exist. Since citi or shakthi or vimarsha has basically three qualities. Iccha, jnana and kriya shakthies. Iccha shakthi is the desire to act. Jnana shakthi is the will to know. Kriya shakthi is the determination to act. We desire to have something. The desire arises only if we know about something. Finally, we act with determination to get that thing which we have desired to get. These are basically the activities of citi.
Apart from the 24 tatwas already discussed, following are the other twelve tatwas: 1.Prakasha 2.Vimarsha 3.Saadaakhya, 4. Aishwarya, 5. Suddhavidya, 6. Kala, 7. Vidhya, 8. Raaga, 9. Kaala, 10.Niyathi, 11.Purusha and 12. Prakathi. The five tatwas viz. Kala, Vidhya, Raaga, Kaala and Niyathi together are called “Maya” Prakasha tatwa: This is the creative aspect of cit. Cit has created only Citi. That is. Cit has created the initial created of the universe, called shakthi or citi. As seen earlier, citi is the energy of cit or prakasha. Vimarsha tatwa: This is the energy of Prakasha or cit and is called shakthi. Shakthi in this tatwa removes “this” feeling. This is probably is the first step towards renunciation. In this stage only “this” feeling alone is removed and “I” concept remains. When “this” concept is removed, this means the object is removed. Please refer the earlier posting on “this” and “I”. When object is removed there is void in the place of object. It may be noted that in cit ‘this’ and ‘I’ are indistinguishable. In this tatwa bliss ananda is predominant. Will be continued in the next posting.