Monday, August 20, 2012

The self –awareness rises when the formless soul or consciousness remains aware of its own nondual true nature.

The real Moksha or freedom is   to realize the fact that ‘I’ consciousness is mere physical awareness. Physical awareness is not self-awareness. Physical awareness is present in the form of duality.  Getting rid of duality through perfect understanding of what is what leads to non-dual self-awareness.  The self –awareness rises when the formless soul or consciousness remains aware of its own nondual   true nature. 

Man and his experience of the world is present only in duality.  One cannot live without the physical world; it is the basis of one’s life, but the physical world one lives is within the waking experience.   The same way the dream world and dream entity exists within the dream.  The dream entity and dream world are reality within the dream. Similarly the waking entity and waking world are reality within the waking experience.  The dream becomes unreal when waking takes place and waking remains as reality till the ignorance is there. The ignorance will prevails till the waking entity remains unaware of the existence of the formless witness.  Thus one has to trace the formless witness of the three states in order to realize the self is neither the waking entity nor the self is dream entity but the self is that which witnesses the coming and going of the three states without the physical apparatus.   

So it is the starting point of his spiritual quest. Proof, not imaginations, must be the seekers’ material. 

"DVI" means two. DVI" connotes dual existence and "Advaita" the non-dual. Which of these two is non-existence? People think that there is God and that the jivas--souls-- like them form the second, other than them. There is no such duality at all.

The duality is present in the form of ‘I’. ‘I’ is present in the form of mind. Mind is present in the form of universe. Universe appears as waking or dream (duality) and disappears as deep sleep (nonduality). The formless substance and witness of the appearance and disappearance of the Mind is the formless soul. The soul is present in the form of consciousness.   Consciousness is ultimate truth because the mind or universe ceases to exist without the consciousness.   Thus consciousness is ultimate truth or Brahman.     

"Consciousness” is the only reality and there is no second thing exist other than consciousness. That consciousness through its illusory nature   appears as the whole universe. But this is just the play of consciousness, even as an actor in a drama remains unchanged throughout although consciousness   plays different roles.

 The seemingly obvious duality between consciousness (soul) and universe (mind) does not actually exist because both are one in essence. If only one transcend this phenomenal illusion and experience of duality with consciousness, he would then be not the individual with his experience of the world but one with it--the Absolute, infinite Reality.

When the soul is in its formless true nature, misery, suffering, fear, desire and hatred --none of these would bind it. If it is in ignorance, then of course he is bound by shackles of experiencing, the illusory “birth, life, death and the world as reality ".But actually there is nothing other than the soul or consciousness, the innermost "SELF'.

So in absence of any such thing as dual, who binds whom and what is this bondage itself? When one is delivered from this bondage he attains self-awareness. In self-awareness is complete freedom from experiencing illusory duality as reality.