Thursday, July 22, 2010

One has to be soul-centric to grasp and understand, assimilate and realize the non-dualistic or Advaitic truth.

One has to be soul-centric to grasp and understand, assimilate and realize the non-dualistic or Advaitic  truth.  Those whose consciousness is unified abandons all attachment to the results of action and conducts and attains non-dual self-awareness. But those whose desires are fragmented, who are selfishly attached to the results of their work and conducts, are bound in everything they do and remain egocentric. Egocentricity is the cause of experiencing the duality (universe or waking)) as reality.   Experiencing duality (universe or waking) as reality, is accepting the experience of  birth, life, death and the world  as reality.

The nature of truth is to be free from contradictions. One approaches nearer and nearer truth as he finds less and less contradictions. The only thing which is so free is non-dual reality'. This may be achieved at first, in lightning flashes, in fleeting momentary glimpses, but later this must be established into permanency. One should stabilize them through constant reflecting on the nature of the true self, and through the constant reminder that the mind (universe) is not separate from the soul,which is present in the form of  consciousness. The soul or consciousness  is the true self. The nature of the soul is 'I-LESS' . thus holding the self as 'I' blocks one from realizing the universe is unreal. If one holds the universe as unreal then he is holding the experience of birth, life and death which takes place in the unreal world  as reality.  If one holds the birth,life,death and the world as reality then he is not qualified for non- dualistic or Advaitic truth.
The same word, used in similar contexts, cannot carry different meanings with different persons. When one says ‘I’ meaning ‘as his body’, another understands it in the same sense, meaning ‘his body’. But when the other person uses the same word ‘I’, he means ‘his body’, which is entirely different from ‘his body’. But this ‘I’ is not all these. This ‘I’ is the mind. Mind is present in the form of universe. the universe appears as waking or dream and  and disappears deep sleep. When the ‘I,’ appears the mind appears, when ‘I’ disappears the mind disappears. Therefore, ‘I’ is mind.   When the mind (I) is there then there is waking or dream. Absent of mind is absent of waking or dream. Thus, mind has to be considered as the whole waking or dream experience.  
Thus, in the case of everyone, the bodies meant are different; but the word used is the same ‘I’, always. So the ‘I’ must mean: either the individual body or it must evidently the mind, which is in the form of whole universe. The latter being the only possible alternative, the ‘I’ must necessarily mean that the universe, which contains everyone and everything and which appears and disappears as mind. This is the real meaning of ‘I’.
The soul, the innermost self ,which is present in the form of  consciousness is not comprehensible because it is the invisible substance and witness of the mind, which is present in the form of universe.  Deeper self-search reveals the fact that, the formless soul ,which is the witness of the three states is  lifting itself above the three states  will prevail as reality. In reality the the formless  witness and the three states are one in essence. That essence is consciousness. Thus there is no second thing exists other then the consciousness.
Focusing one’s attention mentally from the universe(mind)  towards its   source and realizing the fact that, the formless source itself is the soul, the innermost self  and the mind (universe)  is dependent on the consciousness for its existence.  The consciousness can exist with or without the mind (universe) . (Illustration: deep sleep)  there is no second thing other than consciousness because the whole universe is created out of consciousness.
Truth will be revealed only when the seeker  learns to view and judge the worldview on the base of the soul (consciousness) as self. One has to realize the fact that the 'I' is not the self but the formless consciousness is the true self. The consciousness is the formless substance and witness of the universe or mind. It is erroneous to pass a judgment  on the base of the false self or with existing inherited or accumulated knowledge based on the false self.
The past, present and future are within the experience of duality. It is erroneous to seek truth on the base physical entity(ego or waking entity) which is bound by form, time and space. Therefore it is necessary to find the substance from which the mind(universe) rises and subsides.
The individual experience of life is nothing to with truth. On the realm of truth, the birth, life, death and universe or   form, time and space or past present and future are mere mirage.
He who knows the 'thoughts and words as the consciousness, he is the knower of ultimate truth. One, who has realized the non-dualistic or Advaitic  Truth, has entered into the realm of consciousness, by burning away the accumulated egocentric dross. The egocentric dross  is the  cause of the ignorance. the ignorance is cause of experiencing the duality as reality. The duality is cause of experiencing the world as reality. the world is cause of experiencing the experience of  birth,life and death as reality. The experience of  birth,life,death and the world  is cause of of experiencing the individual  pain and pleasure as reality. 

Deeper self-search reveals the fact that, the self is not an individual because it is formless consciousness. the consciousness pervades in everything and everywhere in all the three states.  Thus the consciousness alone is real and all else is mere mirage created out of consciousness.

 A Gnani  is free from experiencing the illusion as reality.  In the realm of truth   the soul (consciousness) s has no seed of ignorance for illusion.  For when mirage is  superimposed on consciousness  has merged in the consciousness  on the discrimination of the real  and the unreal , it does not appear again as real  to those discriminating people, just as before, from the impressions of past persisting in the intellect.