T: Realize that real Self stands above all anxiety, above all fear, stands above all tribulation and trouble. Nobody can harm you, no one can injure you. - Santthosh -
my name is Therese and i am in harms way, freedom might just be the power to say no and very few of us have that luxury, as far as im concerned the real self does not stand alone, we are all in this together, such as it is, all of the foregoing conceptualizing of self as illusion does not seem to me to fit into my understanding of JK, can you draw me some parallels?
A: What is it that makes the body and the world exists for you? It is awareness. Mind is this whole universe in which you, me and others and everything that you, me and others know exists. The whole universe which contains you, me and others is mental; therefore it is mind.
The universe [mind] is mere mirage or illusion created out of the self, which is the soul. One has to analyze the mind through deeper thinking. Then only he becomes aware of the fact that, the mind is not confined to the body; because the mind is the whole universe. The universe appears as mind and the mind appears as waking or dream. And waking or dream disappears as deep sleep. This fact has to be investigated and assimilated first.
If the mind is whole universe and the universe is in the soul, which is the true self; what is there to claim as mine when there is nothing beside the soul, which is in the form of consciousness; when whatever is, is the true self or the consciousness. Consciousness converted in to waking or dream. And waking or dream is converted into deep sleep. Thus the substance of the three states is one and the same. Thus the substance itself is witness of the three states. Therefore, the substance and witness are one in essence. The essence is consciousness. The consciousness is the ultimate truth.
Whatever is claimed as me and mine is meaningless from the ultimate standpoint because there is no second thing exists other then consciousness.
Consciousness is everything, then there is nothing exist other then consciousness. Lectures limit consciousness. If one wants to overcome the physical conditioning of consciousness, then he has to realize the fact that, self is not physical but it is formless soul, which is in the form of consciousness. So there is room for duality in reality, therefore the birth, life, death and world are mere illusion created out of consciousness.
Having renounced the three states [illusion] mentally, one perceives the ultimate truth, through non-dual wisdom. Whatever prevails without the three states is the ultimate truth.
You think you are apart from the universe. It is not so. You and your experience of the universe appear together and disappear together. You exist within the universe. For the universe to exist you have to exist first. For god to exist you have to exist first. Therefore, it is necessary to verify the facts about your own existence first, to unfold the mystery.
Theresa is name given to the body. You did not have this name before christening. Only when you started identifying with your name and form, all these burden and bondage of the duality arises. You and your experience of the universe exist only in waking experience. Same way as the dream entity and the dream universe exists in dream. The dream becomes unreal when waking takes place. Similarly, the waking becomes unreal, when you realize the self is not the body with name Theresa, but the self is the formless knower of the body with the name Theresa. Thinking the universe as something separate from the Theresa [body] is cause of the individuality.
You have to become aware o the fact that, your individuality and your individual experience of the universe are reality within the waking experience. Thus all your fear desire and ups and downs of life are reality within the waking experience. Waking experience appears and disappears same way as the dream appears as disappears. You don’t consider the dream as reality when it disappears, because you are in waking. You have to realize the fact that, waking experience is also as unreal as the dream, because the witness of the three states is formless and apart.
This is possible only when you mentally trace the knower [formless witness] of your body and your experience of the universe together. Therefore, the one which knows your body with the name Theresa, and Theresa’s experience of the universe is apart from the knower, which is formless. The knower has to exist prior to knowing. Therefore, your body with name and its experience of the universe is something known. Therefore, the knower is not Theresa, but the formless knower of the Theresa and her experience of the universe. Therefore, it is erroneous to view and judge and conclude the truth as Theresa, because the one which knows Theresa and her experience of universe is formless and apart. If you think as Theresa then it leads to intellectuality and imagination. If you try to verify the facts of Theresa’s existence through deeper enquiry by peeling the known [mind] from the knower [soul] then you will realize self is not body with the name Theresa but it is formless.
You have to renounce the ignorance of accepting the body with the name as self. By accepting your-self as Theresa is the cause of experiencing the birth, life, death and the world as reality.
Now what is body with the name and the experience of the universe? Body with the name Theresa and her experience of the universe is too consciousness [soul]. Therefore, the whole experience of diversity is created out of single clay and that clay is consciousness, which is formless. When everything is consciousness, then there is no second thing exists, other than consciousness [soul]. Hence it is non-dual.
Thinking the self as Theresa is the cause of the ignorance. By realizing self is not Theresa but self is consciousness the physical structure built on the false base of Theresa will become a mere mirage created out of consciousness.
Therefore it is necessary to learn to view and judge the worldview not on the base of Theresa as self but on the base of consciousness [soul] as self to realize our physical existence which is full of pleasure or pain is mere illusion.
It takes a long time because you have conditioned to view and judge the worldview as Theresa. To overcome physical conditioning you have to renounce the ignorance and realize the self is not Theresa but it is formless soul, which is in the form of consciousness. Only by perfect understanding you will become aware of the ultimate reality. Thus all your fear and anxiety are reality within the illusion, because Theresa and her experience of the universe are reality within the illusion.
Please learn to think on the base the formless knower [soul] of Theresa and her experience of the universe, not as Theresa, then all your doubts and confusion will get cleared.