This is a photograph of the wall painting of Avalokiteshvar from the caves of Ajanta in
INDIA. These caves are 1500 years old. This is perhaps the very first image of

He is also called Padmapani in India, Chenresi in Tibet, Kwan Yin in China and Kannon in

Avalokiteshvar, a Sanskrit word, translates as " The Lord Who Looks Down". That is, he
governs or looks after the World or the Universe. He is the personification of the Primal
Being (Brahman) or the Universal Being or the Limitless Eternal or the Ultimate Cause of
the Universe. THAT ONE, WHO IS WITHOUT A SECOND, the Limitless Eternal that is,
has no names and/or forms (namrupa) as well as that One is not available to bodily senses
or mind. It is as it is, meaning that it has no attributes and it is not possible to say that it is
"this" or it is "that", as well as it is "love" or it is "compassion". It can only be described by
"No, no" (that is by protesting against every attribute). That One, from which proceed the
origin, subsistence and dissolution of the world, which world is differentiated by names and
forms, contains many agents and enjoyers, and is the abode of fruits or effects, caused by
former actions, these fruits having their definite places, times and causes, and the nature
of whose arrangement can not be conceived by the mind-that cause is Brahman or the
Primal Being. It is that One through whose grace deeds are followed by rewards and souls
finally obtain salvation or liberation.

Avalokiteshvar is shown here with the symbolism of the Sun. The Sun is considered the
holder of lotus since the sunrays bring about blossoming of lotus. Avalokiteshvar, also
known as Padmapani which translates as the "Holder of Lotus or One with Lotus in his
hand". The concept of the Limitless Eternal or Lord (personified here) looking down or
governing his creation goes back to the Rig-Veda in the famous creation hymn called

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The Swastika is a Sanskrit word.It means "Good Luck".It is an auspicious sign just as the SUN
is the symbol of Prosperity and Auspicious time. The Sun and The Metaphysical Being of the
Vedas have too much in common. Because of these likenesses, the metaphor used is"The
Brahman is the SUN".The SUN is the only one that enjoys this highest status. The Swastika is
the symbol of the  SUN.
The other metaphors used for the SUN are "The Sun is the eye of the world and The Sun is
the light of the world".
The Six-Pointed Star is the Tantrik Symbol. The star is postulated to be unchanging & fixed or
without motion. The Ultimate Being (Brahman) doesn't change because it is perfect,nor does it
get an impulse to change from others, since it is secondless or without a second. So the
unmoving and unchanging star is an excellent metaphor for the Ultimate Being (BRAHMAN)

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Brahman is the efficient cause of the Universe. The material cause doesn't exist. In otherword,
There is no ultimate particle!!!!...


"Akartakarta" a Sanskrit word translates as " Actorless Actor".The enlightened one has no
sense of "I", "My", "Mine" or "Me". In otherwords, he is totally aloof from all his actions,  good
or bad as well as his mind, body or senses. He is only one with Brahman, everything else he
is aloof from. Actions performed by such a being are Egoless Actions. Hence he is called


ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः। तत् सवितुर्वरेण्यम्। भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि। धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्।

This mantra is called Gayatri mantra and is a very popular one. It
is from Rig Veda. Which translates as " Let us adore the supremacy of
that divine Sun (Savitar), the godhead who illuminates all,
who recreates all, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return,
whom we invoke to direct our understandings aright in our progress
toward his holy seat."The above mantra can be broken up into two


The Sun God is the Noblest of All. I call him :
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