Monday, September 10, 2012

As soon as word "mind" is uttered people think “the mind of an individual", whereas the mind is appears as a whole waking or dream(duality) disappears as deep sleep(non-duality).




Chandogya Upanishad: - sarvam khalvidam brahma - all this (universe) is verily Brahman. By following back all of the relative appearances in the world, we eventually return to that from which it is all manifest – the non-dual reality. 

As soon as word "mind" is uttered people think “the mind of an individual", whereas the mind is appears  as a whole waking or dream(duality) disappears as deep sleep(non-duality). The body and the world are within the mind.  Thus individual and individual experiences are happenings within the mind.

 Witness means which is aware of the appearance and disappearance of the three states.” This is an important and vital difference. The mind appears to the witness, which is the formless soul.  The soul is in the form of consciousness. The soul is also the substance of the mind. 

Mirage or illusion means which appears to be reality but by close examination one becomes the unreal nature of the mind, which appears as universe, and becomes aware of the substance from which it is created of.

There is always confusion and there is no clarity about truth when one considers the waking entity as self. Therefore, the self cannot be that, because on the base of soul, which is the true self there is no confusion and always clarity.

When the mind appears all confusion and doubts arise and when mind disappears all will the doubts and confusion will vanish.  Then what is that is aware of the appearance disappearance of the mind. The physical existence(man + universe) is limited to mind, and it is mind.  Therefore, mind is limited to the physical existence.

One cannot make the mind clear; without understanding the formless substance from which the mind is made.  The nature of the mind is diversity. Thus understanding the mind is necessary to understand and assimilate the ultimate truth.

Sri, Sankara says:-  VC-63. Without causing the objective universe to vanish and without knowing the truth of the Self, how is one to achieve Liberation by the mere utterance of the word Brahman? — It would result merely in an effort of speech.

65. As a treasure hidden underground requires (for its extraction) competent instruction, excavation, the removal of stones and other such things lying above it and (finally) grasping, but never comes out by being (merely) called out by name, so the transparent Truth of the self, which is hidden by Maya and its effects, is to be attained through the instructions of a knower of Brahman, followed by reflection, meditation and so forth, but not through perverted arguments.


Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, which is a part of Vedas, Declares that:-Brahman is the form of the Athma, and it is indeed Athma itself. 


Mind is mere illusion. If one never verifies the facts about the mind than he will remain ignorant about the facts about what is mind. .  Without verifying the fact about the mind one keeps experiencing the duality as reality. When the illusion is taken as reality all the judgements will be based on the waking entity, which is false self, within the false experience, thus all conclusions will be based on the intellectual speculations; therefore one will not be able to understand and assimilate the ultimate truth. 

Whatever have appeared (birth, life, death and world) has appeared on its own and it disappears on its own.  Whether a person takes it as reality or illusion it all depends on his mental and intellectual conditions will determine the phenomenal world observed and experienced. The look of an object will depend upon the medium through which the observer views it. A Gnani viewing the universe (practical life within the practical world) different from the ignorant is viewing the same universe (practical life within the practical world). Each one of them interprets the universe he sees in term of his existing knowledge.   The Gnani sees his body, his ego and his experience of the world as mere mirage created out of consciousness whereas the ignorant sees his body as body, his ego as ego and his experience of the world as world. 

Thus experiencing the pain and pleasure within the illusion with the illusory self, within the illusory experience, has to be illusion. The illusion is created, and sustained, and finally dissolves as consciousness, which is the innermost Self.  Since, there is no second thing other than the consciousness (soul); the consciousness itself is ultimate truth or Brahman.   The one who has realized this truth for him this illusion is passing show because he is fully aware of the fact that his body, his ego and his experience of the world to be consciousness. Practical peoples approach is more practical, and they are stuck with the reality of the practical life within the practical world, they take it as real whereas for Gnani has the firm conviction that:-


Formless soul or Consciousness is the witness that experiences the action, the actor, and the world of separate things. It is like a light that illuminates everything in a theatre, revealing the master of ceremonies, the guests, and the dancers with complete impartiality. Even when they all depart, the light shines to reveal their absence.

What is not consciousness (formless) in the experience of diversity (universe or waking)?  The waking and the dream cease to exist without consciousness.  The seeker, seeking and his destination   all are one in essence. 


Due to ignorance, the illusion is experienced as reality. The illusion is present in the form of ‘I’ or mind. Mind is present in the form of universe. Universe appears as waking or dream and disappears as deep sleep.   The three states are one in essence and that essence is consciousness. The consciousness (soul) is the innermost self. On the standpoint of the innermost self the three states are illusory.

Thus experiencing the birth, life, death and the world within the illusion (waking or universe) with the illusory self (waking entity or ego), within the illusory experience (waking), has to be illusion.

The illusion is created, and sustained, and finally dissolves as consciousness, which is the innermost Self.  Since, there is no second thing other than the consciousness (soul); the consciousness itself is ultimate truth or Brahman.   The one who has realized this truth for him this illusion is passing show because he is fully aware of the fact that his body, his ego and his experience of the world to be consciousness. Practical peoples approach is more practical, and they are stuck with the reality of the practical life within the practical world, they take it as real whereas Gnani sees   his body his ego and his experience of the world as consciousness.

Only when one investigates the mind through deeper self-search   than he will be able to transcend the mind. The clarity comes only when he knows the mind is not within the body but man and universe are within the mind.  There is not such a thing as a mind in the realm of truth; never has been and never will be. Mind means the illusion, in which the whole universe with all its contents exists. When there is no mind there is no illusion.