Our scriptures tell us that each of us: woman, man, bird, animal, animate or inanimate, are ALL part of the supreme energy pervading the cosmos. The infinite Divine. The Upanishads coax us to aspire for this: You are that infinite!
When Yashoda peers into the mouth of baby Krishna, she sees the entire Universe, all births, all beings, there. Verily, the infinite!
The Hindu thread ceremony Upanayana is this initiation into our scriptures; initiation into the infinite. That WE ALL may transcend our human limitations by recognizing that the divine, the energy of the entire cosmos, resides within each of us. That we ARE a part of that divine. Scriptures guide us to cast aside our material veil, which binds us to our limitations, and be one with the divine.
That, our Second birth, dissolves our limitations and lets us live up to the expectations of infinity we see in conception. A Dwija is one who starts this journey – a seeker.