Friday, August 20, 2010

Devotional path is religious path.

Devotional path is religious path. Devotion towards an inherited belief cannot transport the seeker of truth towards the non-dual destination.  Devotion is between the person and his belief.  The devotion is based on the belief system. The person who has inherited some belief system believes in the individualized God and indulges in the devotional path. The devotion makes one believe that he is person and god has created this world.  Therefore he believes that he is born in this world and world existed prior to him, this conviction makes him feel he is the doer.  Since, he accepts himself as the doer he will remain ignorant of the true self, which is the soul.    The ignorance makes him feel the illusion as reality.

The idea of religion and religious identity is based on the false physical identity(waking entity or ego) and false experience. Focusing/diverting attention from the world to a thing  or belief will lead one to hallucination.  Without realizing the true self is soul, all types meditation keeps one in the grip of duality.

 The people, who practice meditation, are unaware of the fact that, the true self is not physical, but the soul. When they consider themselves Hindu, Christian or Buddhist or think their meditation as a way to enhance their religious faith are unaware of the fact that, their physical identity is the false self within the false experience.  Thus, any type of paths and practices, which are based on the false self (waking entity or ego) will not yield any fruits.  

When one is searching for truth he is not aware of the fact that, he is searching for the truth within the false experience with his the false identity.  There is no me or you or us, no seeker, no enlightenment, no disciple and no guru, no teaching, when one becomes aware of the fact that the true self is not ‘I’ but the consciousness.  . There is no birth, life and death, no purpose of life, and nothing that has to be achieved when one realizes and becomes aware of the fact that, his physical identity and its experience of the world are mere illusion.

All that appeared as three states(illusion) is the consciousness. Soul is source. All that apparently manifests in the illusion creates ignorance and ignorance creates separation – man and his the world, his belief of god, the search for truth is part of the illusion. The ignorance makes one appearing as two. Absent of ignorance absent of duality. Whatever prevails without duality is non-dual reality.

All past, present and future are reality in ignorance. Absent of ignorance absent of diversity(illusion). The wisdom brings unity in diversity. Destiny is part of the illusion, because birth, life and death itself is illusion.

 All the happenings are part of the illusion.  Seeker has to discover the source.  The source is the consciousness which is uncaused, unchanging, formless and non-dual.

Self-knowledge or Atma Gnana or Brahma Gnana cannot be attained by one who is without strength or earnestness or without the receptiveness and courage to accept the truth and reject the untruth. If a serious seeker strives sincerely by means of inquiry, analysis and soul-centric reasoning, he will be able to realize it.

It is only seekers sincerity and earnestness in his spiritual pursuit, the knowledge started revealing on its own.  Anyone who has humility and patience and is sincere and ready to drop their accumulated dross and receptive to accept the truth will enter non-dual Self-Awareness when his conviction becomes firm.