In this treatise I have tried to acquaint you with various intertwined aspects of the ‘triad’ of Prāṇa, Mana & Wāk as explained by Mishraji in this Book. I have tried to follow the style of his Guru Shri Motilal Shastriji in terms of Vigyānbhāshyaṁ or the ‘Scientific Method’. We have seen how Prāṇa arises via the throbbing Bindu and the Mana uses its intent to precipitate Wāk. It is this precipitation or avaröha of Prāṇa that is called Praṇav and this is the ‘downward’ movement of the Shaktīs in our daily life– their unfolding into finiteness. ‘Om’, on the other hand, is the ‘upward’ movement of Prāṇa. It is the āröha of the Shaktīs and‘it is the mantrā that guides us back to the Infinite.
Mishraji says (quote) – “Praṇav, the symbol of Brahmn or Supreme Reality, is the Truth behind creation (Ādi), sustenance (Madhyamā) and dissolution (Anta). One who has known Aum – which is soundless as well as of infinite sounds – is none other than the true seer”. And, S. Radhakrishnanji tells us that Truth or Satyaṁ is the finiteness of ‘ti’ bound by Infinity on both sides as ‘sa’ and ‘yam’.
So if there is Infinity ‘before the Beginning’ and there is Infinity ‘after the End’ then, what helps us in overcoming the finiteness between the two? In the last line of “Reflections” Mishraji gives us the answer – “Love expressed in silence.”