108 Names of the Sun: Surya Ashtottara Shatanamavali #83



Om ahaskaraya namaha, Salutations to the Sun who produces the day and the night.


 

glossary
ahastriyama    n.    day and night
aharmukha    n.    commencement of the day, dawn
aharnisa    n.    day and night, a whole day
aharnisam    ind.    day and night, continually
aharmai     m.    “the jewel of the day”, the sun
ahardivam    ind.    day by day
aharahar    ind.    day by day, daily
ahaskara    m.    “producing the day”, the sun
aharnisa    n.    day and night, a whole day
aharnisam    ind.    day and night, continually

 

The Sun is the producer of the day and the night; in its absence, darkness arises and confuses, hides objects. The corollary of the Sun is the Moon in the night with its cooling rays. Nonetheless, the Moon is subject to its waxing and waning and darkness prevails except upon full moon nights when there is darkness illuminated by the Moon.

The Sun as producer of the day and the night has influence on the mind, and balance must be sought. Just as there is light and dark, there is cold and heat, steam and ice, forest and desert, city and country. All things exist as a form of antithesis, for all have within the atoms, Shiva, Shakti and Brahmam; what we name the electron, neutron, proton is in fact reflection of divinity in the anu, the smallest of the small, to the great glittering Universes filled with billions of suns, galaxies, planets and moons. All exists in harmony, all exists in balance.

Soul-force can accomplish all the tasks of the world; and since the Gayathri confers inner strength, to foster that force, it has to be cultivated with care at the right moment, without neglect. For the growth and development of the body pure Sathwic food is very necessary, is it not? So also, the effulgence of the Sun has to be drawn, to reinforce the inner effulgence of man in the form of Bhaavana, or creative imagination.

When soul-force waxes, the senses too are activated and directed along fruitful lines. When it wanes, the senses fail and fail you. So, if the solar energy is drawn at that very juncture, it will be as seeds planted in season, the harvest is assured. Can darkness hide and confuse when the sun has risen and bathed the earth in splendour? Can sorrow prevail, when we have infused ourselves with that effulgence? How can we be devoid of strength, the strength derived from the very fountain-head of Brahman? The technique of this process has been laid down by the ancients, for the benefit of all aspirants. Learn and practice it; by your own experience, you will be able to witness the Truth of their path. (Dharma Vahini)

 


Om ahaskaraya namaha, Salutations to the Sun who produces the day and the night.

 

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