The aum symbol
Aum is the sacred syllable, the primordial vibration of the universe,
the origin of the creation.
Turiya (bindu) : The absolute truth which transcends everything, the universal and pure consciousness.
Maya: the veil of ignorance, of illusion, the link between the finite and the infinite.
Taijasa: The dreaming state, the active subconscious, the past, the subtle world.
Prajna: The sleeping state, the unconscious, the future.
Vaishvanara: The awakening state, the conscious mind, the present, the palpable reality.
The symbolism of the chakras
Sahasrara, the crown chakra, is linked to the Cosmos.
I understand: awareness, spirituality, infinite wisdom, knowledge, soul.
Ajna: the third eye chakra
I see: clairvoyance, intuition, choice, forgiveness, spirit.
Vishuddha: the throat chakra
I say: communication, fulfillment.
Anahata: the heart chakra
I love: self-acceptance, acceptance of others and of situations, generosity and love.
Manipura: the solar plexus chakra
I want: vital energy, achievement, freewill, personality.
Svadhisthana: the sacral chakra
I feel : creativity, inspiration, pleasure.
Muladhara: the root chakra
I am: stability, self-esteem, linked to the Earth.
The symbolism of Ganesha
A large head that have an out of the ordinary réflexions
Large ears that listened attentively
A piercing look with great focus , that look beyond appearances
The ax : to sever all material ties
The broken tusk : means that a sacrifice is necessary to be completely free
The raised hand : protection and blessing
The fruit basket represents the universe at our feet that is to be discovered but also the importance of sharing and giving.
A small mouth because he talks little.
The Lotus flower (Padma) that symbolises spiritual awakness
The trunk : discernement and flexibility
The bowl of treats is the reward for the hard work, the sweetness that accompanies the seeker of truth.
A large stomach that peacefully digests good and bad things and contains all the knowledge of the universe
Sitting on his mount, the rat Mûshika, Ganesh put all his weight on futile thoughts that swarm like rats in the dark.
Ganesh symbolizes the macrocosmos, the infinitely large and Mûshika embodies the microcosmos and the infinitely small.
The rat is generally in the shadows, rarely visible but always at work. It represents Ganesh’s ability to reach the far recesses of the mind.