Saturday, April 23, 2011

Only real knowledge is self –knowledge. The self is in the form of consciousness dwells in everything and everywhere in all the three states.

Only real knowledge is self –knowledge. The self is in the form of consciousness dwells in everything and everywhere in all the three states.

 Buddha:- There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way... and not starting.

 "Jesus said:-"Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all." (Gospel of Thomas 2)

One has to be soul-centric to grasp and understand, assimilate and realize the non-dualistic or Advaitic truth.  Those whose consciousness is unified abandons all attachment to the results of action and conducts and attains non-dualistic -awareness . But those whose desires are fragmented, who are selfishly attached to the results of their work and conducts, are bound in everything they do and remain egocentric. Egocentricity is the cause of experiencing the duality as reality.  Experiencing duality as reality, is accepting the experience of  birth, life, death and the world  as reality.

The nature of truth is to be free from contradictions. As one approaches nearer and nearer truth as he finds less and less contradictions. The only thing which is so free is non-duality'. 'This may be achieved at first, in lightning flashes, in fleeting momentary glimpses, but later this must be established into permanency. One should stabilize them through constant reflecting on the nature of the true self, and through the constant reminder that the mind ,which is present in the form of universe  is not separate from consciousness, which is the true self.

The same word, used in similar contexts, cannot carry different meanings with different persons. When one says ‘I’ meaning ‘as his body’, another understands it in the same sense, meaning ‘his body’. But when the other person uses the same word ‘I’, he means ‘his body’, which is entirely different from ‘his body’. But this ‘I’ is not all these. This ‘I’ is the mind, which is present in the form of universe. And  the universe  appears as whole waking or dream(duality) and disappears as deep sleep(non-duality). 

When the ‘I,’ appears  than only  the mind appears.  When ‘I’ disappears than  the mind disappears. Therefore, ‘I’ is mind.   When the mind (I) is there then there is waking or dream. Absent of mind is absent of waking or dream. Thus, mind has to be considered as the whole waking or dream experience. 

Thus, in the case of everyone, the bodies meant are different; but the word used is the same ‘I’, always. So the ‘I’ must mean: either the individual body or it must evidently the mind, which is in the form of whole universe.

The latter being the only possible alternative, the ‘I’ must necessarily mean that the universe, which contains everyone and everything and which appears and disappears as mind. This is the real meaning of ‘I’.

The true self which is consciousness is not comprehensible because it is the formless substance and witness of the mind. Until and unless seeker  indulges in deeper self-search  and realizes the fact that,  the self is neither the waking entity nor the self is dream entity but the self is the formless soul,which is present in the form of consciousness he will not be able to realize  the non-dualistic  or Advaitic truth.

Without realizing the fact that, the consciousness is the  formless substance and witness of the three states, the duality will prevail as reality.

seeker has to mentally trace the source of the mind  and  focus his  attention on the source    by realizing the fact that, the soul, the innermost self  is the  formless source form where the mind rises and subsides.

T he mind,which is present in the form of universe is dependent on soul,which is present in the form of  the consciousness for its existence.  The consciousness can exist with or without the mind or universe. (Illustration: deep sleep) There is no second thing other than consciousness because the whole universe is created out of consciousness.

Truth will be revealed only when the seeker  learns to view and judge the three states on the standpoint  of the soul or consciousness as self. It is erroneous to pass a judgment, on the standpoint of the  false self or with existing inherited or accumulated knowledge based on the false self.

The past, present and future are reality  within the waking or dream(duality) . It is erroneous to reason  on the base physical entity which is bound by form, time and space. Therefore it is necessary to find the source  from which the mind rises and subsides.

The individual experience of  birth,life,death and the world  is nothing to do with ultimate truth or Brahman. On the realm of truth, the birth, life, death and world  or   form, time and space or past present and future are mere mirage.

He who knows the 'thoughts , words and the world  as the consciousness,   is the knower of ultimate truth or Brahman . One, who has realized the non-dualistic or Advaitic truth, has entered into the realm of the Brahman.

By burning away the accumulated egocentric dross, which was cause of the ignorance, and hence he is free from experiencing the illusion as reality.  In the realm of truth   consciousness has no seed of ignorance for illusion.  For when mirage is  superimposed on consciousness  has merged in the consciousness  on the discrimination of the real  and the unreal , it does not appear again as real  to those discriminating people, just as before, from the conditioning or samskara  persisting in the intellect.

The consciousness in man, creatures and in the sun moon star are one because everything is created out of single stuff.  Those who understand this see through the form, time and space, and go beyond the various sheaths of being to realize the unity of life.