Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Consciousness, which is the Self of all, is verily Consciousness.

As one becomes aware of the fact that, the self is not the form[body] but the self is formless [consciousness] and rectifies his reasoning base from form to formless in order to realize the ultimate truth.  
Thus the view that the body is the Consciousness has been denounced by the enunciation of the difference between the Consciousness and the mind. As one goes deeper in self-search one becomes the unreality and the difference between self and the mind.
No division in Consciousness is admissible at any time as it is always one and the same. Even the individuality must be known as false, like the mirage.  Consciousness appears in the form of the phenomenal universe without undergoing any change.  There exists no other material cause of this phenomenal universe except consciousness. Hence this whole universe is but consciousness and nothing else.
The whole universe with all its contents is Consciousness”, it follows that the idea of the pervaded and the pervading is illusory. This supreme truth being realized, where is the room for any distinction between the cause and the effect?  
There is no manifoldness in consciousness. The non-dual cause being an established fact, how could the phenomenal universe be different from It?  
Because of the belief in variety in the words, “The person who”, being deceived by illusion, “sees variety in consciousness, experiences the birth, life, death and the world as reality.
Inasmuch as all beings are born of Consciousness, the supreme Consciousness, they must be understood to be verily Consciousness.  The Consciousness alone is the substratum of all varieties of names, forms and actions.
Just as ornaments made of gold ever has the nature of gold, so also a being born of Consciousness has always the nature of Consciousness.
Fear is attributed to the ignorant one who rests after making even the slightest distinction between the ego [form] and the true self [formless].
When duality appears through ignorance, one sees another; but when everything becomes identified with the Consciousness, one does not perceive another even in the least.  In that state when one realizes all as identified with the Consciousness, there arises neither delusion nor sorrow, in consequence of the absence of duality.  Consciousness, which is the Self of all, is verily Consciousness.