The Root Cause of the Sufferings of Mankind and the emergence of Trinity
(By M. Chidambaran, Dy. Director of Education- Retd., Haripad)
The first Guru of human race is the sage Manu and his lineage is Manu lineage (Manuparamapara). According to revelation received in Santhigiri, in the 3rd Manvantara, a major error occurred in the Guru tradition. The error was the belief of an Acharya in the Manu lineage called Satyatrana, that ‘Aham Brahmasmi’, I am the Brahman. This egotism brought the Manu lineage to the curse of Brahman. As a result the karma, dharma and even memory of Manu lineage vanished from the succeeding generations of human race. Brahman itself initiated a corrective in the seventh Chaturyuga and Trimurty system was created. Trimurtis were entitled to make creation, existence and destruction. Trimurtis have no authority to give mukti. The authority to give mukti is only Brahman. Trimurtis are not Brahman. There after, astral matters related to mukti were revealed to sages and got codified as Vedas, Sastras and Upanishads. Since the sages who received the astral matters could not see and go beyond the Trimurty stage, they wrongly interpreted these visions using their intellect and the wrong belief of considering Trimurty as Brahman developed among people. Another sage under the Trimurty system recharted the time order of the Manu lineage subservient to Brahma, the deva of creation in the Trimurty system.
Thus they created the false belief among people that Trimurty system existed from the beginning and it is the supreme. Epics, mythological treatise and legends had been written and the false belief that Trimurtis are Brahman got established. Hence spiritual uplift has been limited to a stage below Trinity stage. The supremacy of the worshiping class prevented Sudra from the learning of even Vedas and Upanishads. The evil spirits such as maadan, maruta and mantra murty became the deities of Sudra. The way of worship contrary to yuga dharma or the ethic code of yuga, continued in Kali also. Mankind has thus been kept away from the path of mukti. The Trimurtis and devi devas lulled by rituals and oblations and the super evil spirits in the subtle stage known as jinnis, devils, Satan and Gandharva have been obstructing the spiritual uplift of a soul beyond them. Thus, the trinity system that was created to correct the mistake of forgetting Brahman led mankind to that mistake itself. A solution to this can be found only through the path of Guru.
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