The Nonduality Highlights
Editor’s note… a favorite Sanskrit chant goes as follows:
Twameva Mata, Chapita Twameva.
Twameva Bandhu, Cha Sakha Twameva.
Twameva Vidya, Dravinum Twameva.
Twameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva.
“Tvameva” means “you alone” or “you indeed”.
Tvameva = tvam (you) + eva (word denoting emphasis)
The verse can be translated as
“You indeed are my mother, and you indeed are my father.
You indeed are my relative, and you indeed are my companion.
You indeed are my knowledge, and you indeed are my wealth.
You indeed are everything of mine, o lord, o lord.”
Last line: Tvam = you, eva = indeed, mama = my, deva = o lord.
… and here’s a lovely Youtube rendition:
Commentary from an earlier HL:
God is not merely transcendent to the world;
He is in the world. So everything in the world
has to be considered spiritual in its ultimate
essence. God is not only in the world, but is
the world. He is both immanent and transcendent.
- Swami Krishnananda, posted to AlongTheWay