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Past, present future, everything is Om.
First comes the material condition with perception turned outward. The Self enjoys coarse matter. This is known as the waking condition.
The second is the mental condition, perception turned inward, wherein the Self enjoys subtle matter. This is known as the dreaming condition.
In deep sleep, man feels no desire, creates no dream. This undreaming sleep is the third condition, the intellectual condition.
Because of his union with the Self, and his unbroken knowledge of it, he is filled with joy; he knows his joy; his mind is illuminated. The Self is the Lord of all, inhabitant of the hearts of all. He is the source of all, creator and dissolver of beings. There is nothing He does not know. He is not knowable by perception, turned inward or outward, nor by both combined. He is neither that which is known, or that which is not known, nor is he the sum of all that might be known. He cannot be seen, grasped or bargained with. He is undefinable, unthinkable, indescribable. The only proof of His existence is union with Him. The world disappears in Him. He is the peaceful, the good, the One without a second. This is the fourth condition of the Self, the most worthy of all. This Self, though beyond words, is that Supreme word, OM, though indivisible, it can be divided into three letters, corresponding to the three conditions of the Self.
Om is nothing but Self.
Shayna Kay (Sivajyoti)
Shayna Kay (Sivajyoti) is an accomplished jazz musician trained at Humber College, Toronto Canada. In 2010 she received world class guidance in nutrition at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, in Toronto, Canada, and went on to earn the designation, Certified Holistic Nutritionist. She spent most of her time in India between 2011-2018 and studied North Indian Classical Music and yoga finding welcoming communities to help guide her search. While living in Kolkata and Santiniketan, Sivajyoti was led into an infinite space of spiritual music and vibration formally learning Indian classical singing under her Guru, Pandit Shantanu Bhattacharyya, one of India’s premiere vocalists. In 2014 she traveled to the Sivananda Ashram in Neyyar Dam completing her Yoga Teacher Training Course, returning in subsequent years as a teacher's assistant to help train aspiring yogis. Sivajyoti has led yoga classes and workshops in Canada, India, Japan and the United States helping her become a respected and well-rounded lifestyle teacher.