Monday, September 3, 2012

People wrongly think that the ego is the Witness, even though the ego vanishes along with waking world.

 All agendas are within the illusion, which appears in the form of mind or universe or waking experience. The self is within the illusion as its formless substance and it is without the illusion as its formless witness. The formless witness is the one which witnesses the body and universe together.  Thus the ordinary awareness is physical awareness (waking) is not self-awareness.  In self-awareness the body is not the body but it is the consciousness, the ego is not ego but it is the consciousness, the world is not the world but it is the consciousness even though they exist but their unreal nature is exposed. Just as the dream becomes unreal when waking takes place, the waking also becomes unreal when non-dual wisdom dawns.

The witness(knower) is that witnesses the coming and going of the three states. This truth has to be grasped mentally to realize the existence of the formless witness. Once this truth is grasped mentally, then one has to cling to the formless witness. Once one clings to this formless witness mentally than the subconscious has the yardstick to accept the truth and reject the untruth. Thus deeper self-search is necessary to understand, assimilate to have firm conviction of what is what in order to get self-awareness.

People wrongly think that the ego is the Witness, even though the ego(waking entity) vanishes along with waking world. 

When one inquire deeply enough the ego disappears one  find there are no separate individuals at all, there is no variety of beings, all are really the undivided consciousness, which is the innermost self. 

The birth, life, death and the world are mere appearance. Their reality is limited to the illusory waking experience alone.   That to which birth, life and death cannot be applied is the formless witness. It is the only thing known that does not vanish, because it is “the unborn.” But as everything that is seen and everything that is known within the waking or dream, is also consciousness, the innermost self. Thus the formless witness and the witnessed (mind or the universe) are one in essence.

Therefore all things are really unborn, uncreated because they are mere created out of unborn material. 

The seeker has to Look within, think deeply, and he finds that the consciousness, the knower is really the innermost self, and that what one regard as his self is ultimately the unborn witness.

That which blocks the way of acceptance of non-dualistic truth even the most thinkers is the ego. If thinkers realize the fact that,  their  body, ego and their experience of the  world are created out of  single stuff than  it is possible for them to   grasp the non-dualistic truth  in lesser time and effort.

The main reason why egocentricity prevents such understanding is that it causes a person to be strongly attached in the belief that consciousness is the support of the individual.