If you have found yourself ever asking the deeper why questions of life; ontological questions about the nature of existence, epistemological questions about the nature of consciousness, teleological questions about the specific purpose of reality, phenomenological questions about what consciousness experiences, and the weightiest of them all, questions of theodicy which pursue the reasons for suffering and evil, and the nature of pervasive good, well, perhaps we could call you a philosopher, a seeker, far out, or just a student on the path. No matter the title or identity gained from being a deep thinker, what has the potential to arise as a result of these questions, aside from a common occurrence of more questions, is an understanding of the nature of Sat Chit Ananda, and the necessity of the Chit.
Sat, the Truth of it, is all things change and no thing ever remains the same. No matter the length of the cycle of any form of manifestation, all things arise from a state of pure energy and dissolve back into a state of pure energy. In the presence of this truth more questions may arise, such as, what is the pure energy from which all things arise and to which all things return? Is it conscious? What is it’s purpose?
Chit, Consciousness is the energetic basis from which all things arise, including the questions of the nature of consciousness itself. The chit of life experiences invites us into deeper questioning and therefor into deeper understanding or knowing of our true nature, pure energy in a manifest form. Chit, has a rather humorous similarity to another word commonly saved for when life is handing us experiences of opportunity oftentimes perceived as unwanted, unhelpful, and just flat out miserable states of suffering. When the chit hits the fan, so to speak. Unlike the sweeter experiences of life which with ease allow us to know the flavor of delight and self awareness in what we enjoy, the less savory of our personal experiences invite us to ask the deeper why questions of life, inviting our consciousness into a journey that has the potential to glimpse the greater source of energy from which all things come and to which all things return. It is in these glimpses of the greater field of source energy and infinite connection to that source energy that the questions of why have the potential to be answered simply with, for the opportunity to have the experience, and that answer becomes enough.
Ananada, is a state of absolute bliss that is always present for it is the nature of the pure energy from which all things arise and to which all things dissolve. Ananda is that feeling that comes with awareness and a sense of revelation when the truth of the ultimate nature of reality, its rising and falling into and out of manifestation, rises into ones consciousness without tailings of doubt in the freedom of absolute surrender to any thoughts that would limit ones experience of this ever present pure bliss.
Sat Chit Ananda, Truth Consciousness Bliss then, in its essence, is the essence of all that is, and is the source from which all things arise and to which all things return. Though simple in many ways, this is the basis from which the states of perceived suffering and challenge in this manifest world and reality we call life arise. The chit, invites us into a greater awareness of the true state of reality, in its essence full of bliss, always changing, and always aware, vibrant, and pure. When we embrace our divine nature, we invite more freedom for the nature of nature to be in a constant flux of change, releasing our grip on attachment, and embracing our ability to perceive all things as perfect, as they are. Perfect as they are, is also always changing, and in our own conscious journey is the opportunity to be present and pre sent ourselves to life as we choose to be perceived as well as within and beyond the level of participation we choose to have in all of our conscious relationships.
Sat Chit Ananda is the divine dance within which we are all invited to take part as we journey through the embodiment of this experience we call life.
If you have more questions about the nature of reality, the nature of Sat Chit Ananda, a wonderful resource is always in the yoga classroom, a translation of the Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali, and of course you are always welcome to ask questions here, or on our Facebook page and I will do my best to answer to the best of my knowledge and ability.
With Love, All Ways, For Giving,