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Hari-Hara: Shiva and Vishnu, Eli and Lucifer: dream of Christ teaching

excerpted from OM, baby! a pilgrimage to the eternal self, by Jack Haas



            During another dream a cosmic dispensation was poured down upon me, in a way I had not expected, leading me into an awkward realization which had been trying to come into my consciousness for quite some time. It was an odd dream- I dreamt that a friend of mine named Chris was kissing the hairy belly of some unknown man. Then the dream shifted and I had suddenly received a haircut similar to those sported by the Hari Krishna’s. I awoke and thought- what an odd and idiotic dream. However, as dreams are almost always symbolic, I began to uncover the hidden meaning of the dream.

            Firstly, I already knew that whenever a person with the name ‘Chris’ appeared in one of my dreams, this was symbolic of an aspect of Christ. But why was Christ kissing the hairy belly of an unknown man? Admittedly I had no clue at first, although I assumed that he was symbolically pointing something out to me. And indeed, over the next while the understandings were slowly, though persistently, pushed upon me, as if the greater consciousness was saying- look here, since there’s little chance you’ll figure this one out, we’ll give it to you straight, without all the symbolic mumbo jumbo.

            And so I learned, through books on Hindu mythology, that ‘Hari’ is a popular name for Vishnu, and ‘Hara’ is a name for Shiva. Now, since ‘Hari’ is phonetically similar to ‘hairy’, and ‘Hara’ is a name for the midsection, or belly, of a person, it was obvious that this dream had nothing to do with a ‘hairy belly’, but instead a Hairy-Hara, or, Hari-Hara. I then learned that the name Hari-Hara is an infrequently used mythological term representing the amalgamation of Vishnu and Shiva, which is the union of the preserver and the destroyer, the light and the dark. An odd dream to be sure, but it was a significant herald telling me that Christ was symbolically pointing towards the great space beyond good and evil, which comes about from the union of these polarities.

To mix the savior with the destroyer and become Hari-Hara, is to attain to the equilibrium of indifference.

            In the past years of my growth I had experienced a great many ‘hero’ fantasies in which a violent atrocity was about to take place and I arrived to save the day. However, as my shadow came into consciousness I suddenly realized that the violent attacker was also myself.

Yes, to admit to my own terribleness, to know myself a criminal, was to understand that I was both victimizer and hero, which is the end of both pride and shame. For to be both good and evil, cop and criminal, sage and scoundrel, Eli and Lucifer, Judas and Christ, light and shadow, is to depart from the psychological constraints of dualistic thinking, and to enter a wholly new vibration, a new realm. One.

This is to go beyond the duality of right and wrong, which is to enter the undivided unity of beingness. This is to stop eating of the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil- of correct and incorrect- and to begin again to eat from the Tree of Life, which is to return to the event at the moment of its God-issuance, prior to the division of that One flow into two. For only the all can be One. To see this is to become a liberated neutral spirit. That is- to be able to see the dark and the light of every situation, removes the dark and the light, and leaves only the situation, which is the pristine, naked, ever-new now. Om, baby!





Yahoshuah-Maria, union of male and female, good and evil

Yahoshuah-Maria (source unknown)

A symbol of the union of male and female, light and dark.


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visionary art, acrylic painting, Lilith, Sophia Goddess, author Jack Haas India



OM, baby! a pilgrimage to the eternal self

by Jack Haas

author Jack Haas, Canadian, American writer, artist, photographer

















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