Sunday, May 8, 2011

Without the consciousness, the universe ceases to exist.

Seeker has to know the self is not the form but formless consciousness is the real self, to get rid of the ignorance. Ignorance is the cause of the experiencing the illusion as reality.  To get rid of the ignorance is very much necessary to unfold the mystery of the duality, which is in the form of universe.

The ultimate truth is one without the second, the one is not in the sense half or two, but the one that remain forever One, without the second.  The consciousness is all pervading. There is no place where consciousness is not because it pervades in everything and everywhere therefore everything is made of consciousness in the universe. 

Consciousness is in everyone, consciousness is in everything, consciousness is one behind many. Consciousness alone is. It means the universe and its contents are the visible form of consciousness. And consciousness in turn is invisible form of the universe, which appears as mind.  

Knowing consciousness as self, mind becomes known.  Knowing consciousness as self, nothing else remains to be known. Knowing consciousness as self, one attains to immortality that is the beginningless ultimate reality.

A Gnani is fully aware, and sees the consciousness in all beings and in everything, existing equally and deathless in the living and the dying.

Consciousness is present within all the three states but without the three states. Consciousness is present in all the moving and unmoving, incomprehensible, far and near, impartible, sustaining everything in the waking and dream experiences. 

Until one recognizes the source of the mind, one is bound to believe his birth entity as real self and his experience of universe as reality. This body one is so proud of is not the self.  The body and universe exist within the mind. Therefore there is a need to know the source of the mind. The body and the world are within the waking experience.  And the waking experience also will permanently vanish same way as dream, which is called death. 
One has to know that the body and the world are within the mind. And mind is made of consciousness. Thinking the body is   made of five elements one becomes ignorant of the consciousness. By becoming ignorant of consciousness one is conditioned to believe the birth, life and death as reality. By believing the birth, life and death as reality one has strong conviction that the universe in which he is born is real, thus he experiences the illusion as reality. And all his reasoning and judgment is based on physical self, which is the false self within the false experience.  

Mind merges into the source, from where it is originated. Therefore there is a need to mentally trace the source in order to discover the ultimate truth.  

The true self is consciousness and consciousness is  devoid of attributes yet it  existing as if divided in beings, sustaining beings, devouring as well as generating beings within the illusion.  
The consciousness is the light of all lights, beyond all darkness, the goal of knowledge, dwelling and pervading everything and everywhere   in all the three states as their formless substance and witness. Consciousness is the One to be known as ultimate truth. 

These three states are temporary - they will pass away. One should not be so proud, looking at his beautiful body and the beauty of the universe, which are within the waking experience. When the time ceases the waking ceases,    like the snake shedding its skin, the consciousness sheds the three states. 

 The mind is like perishable.  Like   frail and perishable; the paper is limited. When the drop of water falls upon it, the paper crumbles and dissolves instantaneously same way the reality of the mind which appears as waking or dream and disappears as deep sleep dissolves when their unreal nature is exposed through wisdom. 

Even though the self is something other than this material body, the majority of people still identify themselves with it. Why? The main reason people identify the physical body as self, is because of the ignorance of the Real Self, which is consciousness.

Whosoever identifies his-self with this bundle of bones and flesh is ignorant.  Now the question arises: If self is not this body, then what is self? If body with the name is not self then what is one’s true Identity which is without the body and name?

Self is the consciousness and consciousness is ultimate truth.  One has to recognize the consciousness as the true self in order to know the three states are unreal.  

The three states are temporary, while the true self ,which is  consciousness , is the  formless substance and witness of the three states  real  and  Immortal Therefore, this mind is  false and impermanent, and the  Soul or consciousness ,which is  the real Self is True and permanent.

Consciousness is not human, and it is not a demigod. Consciousness is not celibate, or a worshiper. Consciousness is not a Yogi, and it is not a hermit. Consciousness is not a mother or anyone's son because it is formless and one without the second. 

Consciousness dwells in all the three states.  No one can find its limits. Consciousness is not a house-holder, and it is not a renouncer. Consciousness is not a president of the country, and it is not a beggar. Consciousness is neither the guru nor disciple.  Consciousness has no body, no drop of blood. Consciousness is neither a Hindu, nor Christen, nor a Muslim.

Formless Consciousness is the true self. Formless Consciousness cannot be called as man of austere self-discipline, or an orthodox. Consciousness is not born because it exists prior to anything that exists.  Since it is formless it is birth- less and deathless.  When the ignorance [Birth, life, death and world] vanishes through wisdom than consciousness alone will prevail as nondual existence. 

Mind is formed of the same essence as the soul, which is in the form of consciousness. Consciousness is stable it like the ink on the newspaper which cannot be erased.

The ultimate goal, aim or purpose of human existence is to become linked or re-established in his true identification, the unconditioned consciousness. This is Self-Realization — the realization of man's True Self, the Soul, which is in the form of consciousness. Once one attains this pure awareness within, then he recognizes that "consciousness is the real self, and self is consciousness ". 

Consciousness is Soul, and the mind is in soul or consciousness. This is realized through reflecting constantly on the consciousness which is the formless substance and witness of the three states. 

Seeker has to recognize mentally that "consciousness is self”. He who knows this secret through deeper inquiry, analyses and reasoning become free from experiencing the illusion as reality. 

Consciousness is within the mind, and the mind is within the consciousness but it is without the mind. This is realized through reflecting on this subject.

The consciousness is the formless essence of the mind.  Therefore, the mind and soul are one is essence. 

Universe is reality on the base of ego, which is the false self.  It is unreal on the stand point of the consciousness, which is the true self. Universe is mere mirage from the ultimate point of view.  Man perceives the world within the universe; therefore his existence is limited to the universe, which is in the form of mind. 

 Consciousness is real because it is permanent, but universe, which is in the form of mind, appears as waking or dream [duality] and disappears as deep sleep is impermanent [non-duality].   Thus mind is not absolute and eternal like consciousness itself.

 People stuck with the reality of the world, so they take it as real. Once they take their physical existence to be real then they have accepted the false self as real self and false universe as reality.  Thus their judgment is based in the false self, will keep them within the threshold of duality. Thus the ultimate truth lies beyond duality.     
People take the universe confronting them as real, the experience of birth, life and death, which happens within the universe, which they experienced as reality.  When the self is not physical but self is formless, then whatever seen, known, believed, experienced as person within the universe is falsehood, on the base of the formless self [witness].  

The gross universe is merged into the mental universe in the sense that when it is analyzed, it is found to exist inseparably in and as the mind alone. All "spiritual" planes are really mental: those who regard them as different or higher will remain ignorant. 

A Gnani is free from experiencing the illusion [body + universe] as reality, he is fully aware of the fact that, his body and his experience of the world as consciousness, which is ultimate truth.  

A Gnani guides and inspires the seekers to move ahead but cannot enlighten anyone. Seeker has to do it on his own by perfect understanding and assimilation the realization happens.  

It is not through intellectual exercises and such learning, or knowledge acquired by reading or hearing lectures can give one an intellectual understanding in preparatory stage in pursuit of truth.  The truth has to be grasped by removing the obstacles by deeper self-search.  

The universe is lit up by consciousness. Without the consciousness, the universe ceases to exist. Everything in the universe is connected to consciousness, because consciousness pervades in everything and everywhere in the universe. Therefore, universe is consciousness because it is made out of consciousness. 

All the contents of the universe whether animate or inanimate are consciousness. Thus consciousness alone is real, and the forms and names are mere mirage created out of consciousness.  Thus diversity has no reality from the ultimate standpoint. Diversity is reality on the base of form. Unity is based on the formless.   Since form has no existence without the formless consciousness the universe ceases to exist as reality in the light of wisdom.