Friday, August 31, 2012

It is no use seeing God everywhere. One must see consciousness, the same soul, the same self, everywhere

 It is necessary to repeating the same truth again and again till it becomes reality. One needs to constant reflect on the subject until he gets conviction of what is what. Words are needed until one gets firm conviction of ‘what is what’. People need reading and hearing the words to think deeply and reach the ultimate end.  

Sage Sri Sankara's commentary:-

Page 489: "The knower of Brahman wears no signs.  Page 500 asks in effect "Tell us what you know, show it, and let us examine it under the mental microscope." It means we must bring notions and beliefs out of vagueness into clearness. It also criticizes the mystics who claim superior knowledge but who cannot communicate it for purposes of verification.

On page 482: On Gnani: "The knower of Brahman wears no signs. Gives up the insignia of a monk's life,…his signs are not manifest, nor his behavior."

It is no use seeing God everywhere. One must see consciousness, the same soul, the same self, everywhere, and then he will treat all people alike, with equal beneficence.

The seeker has to do his duty, work to set society right, and he should not remain inactive in practical life within practical world.  Those who sit in a cave and ashrams will no doubt be happy but it is their personal happiness limited to their individuality, whereas Gnana seeks the welfare of all because it leads to self-awareness and brings unity in diversity in everyone’s understanding. .

The individual life is nothing to do with self because the individual life is the reality within the waking experience, which is a mere object to the formless subject.

Monk hood or orthodoxy which prescribes a certain way of discipline and wearing religious robe and indulging in religious rituals and celibacy are not qualification for acquiring self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana  because the individual conducts and deeds are not based on the false self within the false experience whereas the self is not an individual but it is universal because it pervades in everything and everywhere in all the three states.  

There is no wisdom without  realizing the ultimate Truth. the wisdom dawns when one  realizes the fact that,  the self is not and individual perceiving the world within the waking experience but the self is the formless witness of the three states, which is beyond the sense of form, time and space. The self is formless consciousness which exists prior to the appearance of the mind also it prevails after the disappearance of the mind, which is in the form of the universe or waking. 

The self cannot be experienced, because the experience is possible only in the realm of duality.   There is neither experience nor experincer in reality.  In self-awareness the body, ego and the world are not considered different from consciousness because body,ego and the world are one in essence.