Soma



(Sanskrit सोम, Greek σῶμα) The term soma has a variety of applications, and two primary derivations.

First, according to ancient Indian religious texts (especially the Vedas), soma is the name of the sacred drink of the gods (i.e. amrita, ambrosia). The word soma means "to press.". This substance is related to the god Chandra "the bright," who is related to the Moon. (Chandra is often mistakenly called Soma). It was said that it was the force of Chandra the Moon that gave life to all animals, gods, humans and spirits. (This is very interesting to consider in light of what Samael Aun Weor taught regarding the Selenite humanity, which inhabited the Moon in the previous Age).

The second primary derivation is from the Greek, in which soma means "body." This word refers to the body and mind as one, and is the root of many terms, such as "psycho-soma-tic." In the context of the teachings of Samael Aun Weor, soma also refers to the moon, and is a symbol of the woman. 

"He to whom heaven and earth bow down; he at whose might the mountains are appalled; he who is the drinker of the Soma juice, the firm of frame, the adamant armed, the wielder of the thunderbolt; he, men, is Indra." - Rig Veda

Learn more about soma: Spiritual Birth

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