Friday, December 10, 2010

A vast majority of these spiritual problems disappear as one takes full responsibility for his own "enlightenment

A Gnani cannot be serious; there is nothing to be serious about. The whole of life is fun; it is a play, a play of soul, which is in the form of consciousness. Moreover, that is what deeper inquiry and reasoning reveals - that the whole of life is a beautiful play of consciousness.

The same consciousness is in the trees, in the stars, in the rivers, in the mountains, in everyone, in animals. It is the same consciousness dancing in different forms. Life means play of the consciousness. A Gnani is aware of the fact that, there is neither play nor player because he is fully aware of the fact that, the duality is mere mirage created out of consciousness.

In this modern world there is so not much information  on Self-knowledge, but there is plenty of information on cults, gurus and their film flam, scandals etc. Real Self-knowledge requires that one find out for himself. This also means discovering, exploring, and thinking for oneself.

Looking for mystical gurus and yogis are not related to finding real Self Knowledge. A vast majority of these spiritual problems disappear as one takes full responsibility for his own "enlightenment"-- free of religion, god glorification, scriptural knowledge, cultural dogma, and burnt out historical traditions.

On pursuit of truth, everything all summed up in inquiring, analysing and reasoning on the base of soul as self that is something one try for himself, and find out for himself.

Therefore, once one has that pointer, that direction, there is no need to waste time and effort. If one is interested in the history of gurus/yogis, or if one finds his transcribed talks entertaining or soothing, that is OK. Otherwise, once one becomes aware of the fact that ‘I’ is not the self, but the consciousness is the true self then he will be able to drop all the accumulated dross.

Spirituality is man’s relation to soul/spirit, nothing else. It is not about religion, it is not dogma. The consciousness is one divine force pervading all the three states and a direct relation to that soul is what it is all about, beyond any duality.

Things that are impossible for man are possible with soul. There is no doubt about it. Moreover, even though one never sees the soul, he knows it always is with him.

Once the quest starts, one begins to understand that there are things beyond the physical life, and he begins to exploring spiritual realms.

People think themselves, over time; by reading countless books on all religions and philosophies of the world, they will be able to acquire self-knowledge.  However, it is not so ‘A wise person should glean knowledge from inquiry and reasoning on the base of the consciousness as self and assimilate it. Just like honey bee collects nectar from all flowers, big or small’. Seeker of truth must think that he is that bee.

There is no such thing as permanent happiness in the experience of duality [waking/dream or universe]. Joy and sorrow are part of the illusion and are so intertwined. For a Gnani his body and his experience of the universe is mere illusion.  He is fully aware of the fact that, whatever prevails without his body and his experience of the world is his true identity.