Friday, August 20, 2010

Nothingness is the nature of the consciousness, because there is no second thing exists other than itself.

The non-duality has to be grasped in the midst of the waking experience.  That is, being aware of the truth and untruth, reality and unreality. And able establish himself in the truth and able to view and judge, the three states, on the base of the soul, which is ultimate truth or Brahman.

It is unfortunate people are stuck with their accumulated ideas based on the false self, and imagine about non duality and say nothing exist other than the source. But a Gnani says everything exists (illusion) but everything is created out of the consciousness.  Everything rises from the consciousness, and subsides as consciousness. Thus, the whole diversity (three states) has no relevance, on the standpoint of the consciousness as self.

Everything (illusion) is nothingness (consciousness) realizing the three states are created out nothingness (consciousness). Nothingness is the nature of the consciousness, because there is no second thing exists other than itself.   

Truth is not only that which is beyond contradiction, but also that in which is no possibility of contradiction. Such a state can only be realized as non-duality, where there is no second thing other than consciousness. The illustration for that is deep sleep but sleep is not the ultimate reality. It is merely an analogy.

 Brihad Upanishad declares:-, "if you think there is another entity whether man or God there is no truth." This is the teaching since time immemorial of those who have inquired into truth.

Consciousness alone which is permanent and eternal, unchanging in the changing world is reality. People hear of Brahman or ultimate truth. People can only imagine it. One requires words only to distinguish between is there and not there, but he can’t posit either of Reality, because his saying so is only an idea, not reality. Ultimate truth is beyond words. Words are of use, however, as a thorn to pull out the thorn of other words that hinder knowledge.

Intellectually knowing the truth is only an imagination, whereas realizing the truth is knowing it as such. 

There is nothing to realize other than realizing the experience of the form, time and space are one in essence. And that essence is consciousness (soul), the innermost self.   On the standpoint of the innermost self the universe in which we exist is mere illusion.  But to realize this truth one has to all sorts of mental acrobatics because of too much of accumulated physical based (egocentric) knowledge.