Usually in the West, a secret is shameful and dishonest. But in the East, it is honored and regarded as sacred.
There are five secrets which are sacred and are guarded by the subtle beings and good elements in creation. They are:
1. Jananarahasya or the secret of birth
Birth is a secret. How a soul takes a body, the criteria for selecting the place of birth, time of birth, type of body, parents, etc are all a secret.
2. Maranarahasya or the secret of death
Death is a highly guarded secret. Death remains a mystery. The process of separation of spirit from matter and its journey from then on is a secret.
3. Rajarahasya or the royal secret, secret of governance
The principles of governing; the principles of maintaining the orderliness in creation are a secret.
4. Prakritirahasya or the secret of nature
Nature is a mystery. The more you know about nature, the mystery deepens. The more a scientist knows, the more he feels there is much more to know. Science, though appearing to resolve the mystery in creation, has deepened it. The knowledge of particles, wave functions, black holes, the vacuum state, etc have only deepened the mystery.
5. Mantrarahasya or secret of mantras
The mantras or prayers from the Vedas and their effect, influence, method and mode of working are all a mystery. Mantras are the impulses or rhythms of consciousness, which itself is a mystery.
Life itself a secret–you do not know ewhat lays ahead tomorrow. while you can rememember what has happened until this moment, you do not know what lies ahead–and the milestones keep moving further and further away, second by second.
Time itself is a relative entity, a secret unfathomable….it may be running away from one while another finds the seconds, minutes, hours stretching interminably aheda of them.
Life itself is a secret and therefore often called a dream state. That is the wonder of life that we live in the middle of this secretive dream and yet strive, toil and work at it hoping to reap something precious in the unknown (secretive) future.