Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The consciousness is the cause of all that exists as universe [mind] and Consciousness itself is uncaused.

One has to know first the self is formless, because everyone speaks of the self on the base of form (waking entity or ego)  as self.  The ego is not the self. The ego is the false self. When one considers the physical body as self the ego is formed. 

The soul, which is in the form of consciousness, is the real self.  The real self has no form, but all things, forms and shapes are created out of the self, which is  present in the form of consciousness. Therefore, the self has no individuality because it pervades in everything and everywhere in all the three states.  When one limits the self or consciousness as  an individual then there is ignorance. When one identifies the 'self 'or consciousness as the whole universe, which is in the form of mind then the ignorance vanishes.  

Only when one starts the debate within himself deeply whether the 'self' is form or the 'self 'is formless, then the truth will start unfolding on its own. He becomes aware of the fact that, the 'self' is not form  but 'self'  is formless.  On the stand point of the formless 'self,'  the body, ego,  the universe and all conceptual ideas  gods are created out of  of consciousness(soul).  Without consciousness(soul) they cease to exist, but consciousness(soul) can exist with or without them.

It is extremely difficult to understand the non-dualistic or Advaitic truth  because our judgement is based on the form, which is the false base, whereas the form itself is based on the formless.  Thus one has to base the self on the formless then only he will be able to get the correct judgement of what is what.

The whole universe, which contains all the forms and things are created out of the soul, the innermost self, which is present i the form of consciousness and the self itself has no form therefore the self or consciousness is everything together. 

 There is no division is possible in consciousness from the ultimate standpoint. The division is mere illusion created out of ignorance.  These things do not become clear until one has realized the fact that, the 'self' is not form  but 'self' is formless.

 The consciousness assumes different forms and shapes and things within the illusion and causes the sense of reality within the illusion.   The ignorance of the consciousness, which is the true self, is the cause of experiencing the duality as reality.   Only when the ignorance vanishes then these things becoming clear and one realizes the fact that, his ego, body and his experience of the universe are also created out of single stuff, which is consciousness. Therefore, there is no second thing exists other than consciousness.   Thus consciousness is the ultimate reality.

Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana is the end of the physical knowledge and goal of wisdom.   Self- Knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana has no human author because it has to be grasped mentally assimilated and realized.  Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana is not set of dogma or theories. There is no scope for blindly accepting anything as truth in pursuit of truth. In order to understand and assimilate and realize the ultimate truth one has to employ his reasoning faculty base on the soul (consciousness), which is the true self. 

What is accepted without proper inquiry, analysis and reasoning will not lead the person to the final goal.  On the contrary such acceptance will result only in the assumption, in something which detrimental to one’s spiritual progress. 

One has to inquire into the nature of the mind, which is in the form of ‘I’.  The mind represents the whole physical existence (man + universe).  One has to reflect on the subject over and over again until the conviction becomes firm. 

In the area of scientific knowledge one can bank on the discoveries of the inventor. But it is not so in pursuit of truth. If anyone says, some saint has discovered the ultimate truth in the past, we cannot say that there is nothing for us to do. Everyone has to discover a fresh for himself.    That is why the non-dual truth can never become accessible to everyone unless one discovers on his own. Each one has to testify from his own reasoning to the non-dual truth. 

Deeper inquiry, analysis  and reasoning is beginning of the spiritual quest. It should be followed by constant reflecting what he has grasped and assimilated.  When it starts revolving within the subconscious what he studied – inquiring with the help of sharpened reason the inner dialogue starts.  The ultimate truth has to be grasped through one pointed sharpened reason then only it is possible to realize it.

Most of the non-dual teachings are based on theoretical understanding based on the scriptures.  But the non-dual truth has to be grasped only through individual homework. Armchair theorizing is not the means to Self-Knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana.

The consciousness is the root element of the mind or the universe.  From the consciousness the mind or universe comes into existence. In the consciousness the mind or universe resides and into the consciousness mind or the universe is dissolved.  The consciousness is the cause of all that exists as universe (mind) and  Consciousness itself is uncaused.
Whatever existed in the past becomes non-existent in the present.  Whatever existing in the present becomes past in the future. Therefore, the past never becomes present and present never becomes future.  Therefore, the past, present and future are time bound. The past, present and future are based on the form. Without the form there is no time and no space.  The form and space exist within the time. If the time ceases then the form and space also ceases.

 Only the consciousness, which is the formless substance and the witness of the past, present and future is permanent and eternal.