Friday, June 25, 2010
Those who know the Self is neither body, nor mind but the self is consciousness, the principle of existence, find the ultimate truth
The truth is hidden within the mind. Those who know the Self is neither body, nor mind but the self, which is consciousness, the principle of existence, find the ultimate truth, which is beyond form, time and space.
If one attaches himself with some teacher, teaching, theories and try to convince on it by the arguments refuting the other teaching or theories, he will not be able to understand the fact that, the truth is beyond all the teachings and theories and argument. There is no need for any argument in pursuit of truth. One has to learn to view and judge the truth on the base of the soul as self, and by using his reason he will be able to know “what is truth ?” and “what is untruth?” and mentally reject the untruth.
As soon as waking takes place from deep sleep, one confronts ready-made universe, including e its perceiver. To examine it closely, he becomes aware of the fact that, man and his experience of the universe appeared together, which had disappeared together. Thus the man and the universe co-exit.
Thus, the one which knows the appearance and disappearance of the waking or dream or deep sleep is neither waking entity nor the dream entity, because the waking entity exists within the waking and dream entity exists within the dream. And in deep sleep there is neither waking entity, nor dream entity. Then what is it that is conscious of the appearance and disappearance of the three states in succession, without the physical apparatus.
It is conscious of the appearance and disappearance of the three states without a break, beyond the shadow of a doubt. This, on closer analysis, is found to be that changeless, subjective Consciousness itself.
The knowledge of one object implies the ignorance of all objects other than that particular object. The ignorance of all objects in deep sleep means really the positive knowledge of the self, which is consciousness. Consequently, the ignorance of the ordinary man in deep sleep is really the knowledge of his own self, which is Consciousness.
Our deep sleep experience is ignorance of the true self, which is consciousness. The so called ignorance of the world in deep sleep is nothing but the knowledge of the self, which is consciousness. Thus the experience in deep sleep, if properly understood, is only one; and that is our true self, which is consciousness. There is only one there; and hence the ignorance of the many is no experience at all.
One is aware of the deep sleep experience only in waking, which is the state of ignorance. Only when one gets rid of the ignorance in waking he becomes aware of the fact that, the self is not physical but it is consciousness, which is conscious of the appearance and disappearance of all the three states in succession. By Holding on to consciousness as self, the three states are mere mirage created out of the consciousness. When the truth is realized, then there is no mirage, it is only consciousness which exists as nondual existence.