Saturday, August 28, 2010

The mind rises from consciousness, as waking or dream and subsides as deep sleep

Consciousness is ultimate truth. Consciousness is the eternal, unchanging, infinite, immanent, and transcendent reality which is the Ground of all matter, energy, time, space, being, and everything beyond in this Universe, which appears in the form of mind. 

The mind arises from consciousness, as waking or dream and subsides as deep sleep ,which is   like the true nature of  consciousness.  Thus, the mind is a mere mirage created, sustained out of consciousness and finally it dissolves back as consciousness, thus the mind is nothing but consciousness. Thus consciousness alone is real, the mind, which is in the form of the universe, is mere myth. 

It is the Self that is in illusion and it is the self that gets free from the bondage of the illusion. The illusion is present in the form of mind. The mind is in the form of the universe. The universe appears as waking or dream and disappears as deep sleep.  The individual experiences of birth, life, death and the world are within the waking experience.  The dream is a parallel waking experience and waking is parallel dream.

Deeper self-search reveals the fact that the, self is neither the waking entity nor the self is the dream entity but the self is formless soul, which witnesses the coming and going of the three states in succession without the physical apparatus.  This has to be mentally grasped and assimilated to realize the formless soul, the innermost   self is nothing to do with the three states. On the standpoint of the three states, the three states are mere illusion.

The practical life within the practical world, which is present as waking experience, is mere illusion. If waking experience is mere illusion than the individual experience of birth, life, death and the world are mere illusion.   If the experience birth, life death and the world are mere illusion, it means the form; time and space are mere illusion.  If form, time and space are mere illusion, it means the past, present and future is mere illusion. Thus it is necessary for the seeker to realize the fact that,   form, time and space are one in essence, in order to realize the three states are one in essence. That essence is consciousness. Thus all the diversity is created out of   formless consciousness. Thus no second thing exists other than consciousness, the innermost self. Seeker of truth has to constantly reflect on the subject in order to get the firm conviction of the truth.  

When one realizes the fact that,  mind is a myth, he has also become aware of the fact that, the universe in which he exists as a person also is a myth. If the universe is a myth then the experience of birth, life and death, which happens within the universe also, are a myth.  Thus whatever exists without the myth is reality.   

Consciousness is infinite, and this physically conditioned consciousness is infinite. The infinite proceeds from the infinite. Then through knowledge, realizing the infinitude of the infinite, it remains as infinite alone.