Monday, November 26, 2012

The Self-awareness is possible only through Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana.

The Mind implies duality. Without the mind there is no universe. Without the universe there is waking or dream. Without the waking or dream there is no individuality. Without the individuality there is no separation. Without the separation there is no duality. Without the duality there is no illusion. Without the illusion there is no ignorance. Wherever there is duality there is ignorance.  Wherever there is ignorance the illusion is experienced as reality.   The three states are part of the illusion. 

Wherever there is duality there is illusion. The waking and dream are state of duality.  Deep sleep is a state of non-duality. But deep sleep is still a state of ignorance because we become aware of the deep sleep only in the state of duality.  Thus one has to realize the Non-dualistic self-awareness in the midst of duality. The Self-awareness is possible only through Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana.    

In reality the three states are one in essence. That essence is consciousness.  The consciousness or soul is the innermost self.   The consciousness is ultimate truth or Brahman. The ultimate truth or Brahman is God.  Call it Self, God, Christ, Brahman, inner Buddha or Emptiness or Nothingness or Spirit or Love it is all the same. 

When one realizes the ultimate truth as a person of the world than he realizes that the consciousness pervades in everything everywhere   in all the three states.  Thus it is necessary realize the soul, which is in the form consciousness is ultimate truth or Brahman.  Thus soul or consciousness is or God.  

The world is an illusion.  The experience of the birth, life and death takes place within the illusory world.  Thus the seekers main aim is to mentally trace the formless substance of the illusion, which is also the witness of the illusion. The formless substance and witness of the illusion (world) is the soul or consciousness.  And this this soul or consciousness itself is Brahman.  This Brahman cannot be attained by indulging in egocentric religious orthodoxies.

Sage Sri, Sankara himself had often said that his philosophy was based on Sruti, or revealed scripture.  This may be because Sri, Sankara addressed the ordinary man, who finds security in the idea of causality and thus in the idea of God—and Revelation is indispensable to prove the latter.  He believed that those of superior intelligence, have no need of this idea of divine causality, and can therefore dispense with Sruti and arrive at the truth of Non-Dualism by pure reason.  

By inquiring WHO AM I?  it unfold the fallacy of the form thus only half the truth is revealed. The ignorant who fail to apprehend the ‘self’ are caught in the web of illusion experience, the birth, life, death and world as reality.  The people who think the ‘I’ or ‘I AM’ as self are caught up in the web of duality experiences the pain and pleasure as reality.    

As the waking entity or ego becomes more and more inward turned, it becomes gradually free from experiencing the duality as reality.  When the soul, the innermost self becomes freed from all the obstruction by fully eliminating the ignorance it remains in its own awareness.  When the soul, remains in its own awareness in the midst of duality then the duality is mere illusion created out of the soul, which is present in the form of consciousness. 

So long the soul, the innermost self identifies itself with the waking entity it remains in ignorance of its formless non-dual true nature. Therefore it is necessary to realize the fact that, the ‘self’ is neither the waking entity nor the ‘self’ is dream entity but the self is the formless soul, which witnesses the coming and going of the three states. 

Just as the sun is the direct cause of the daylight, so without the self-knowledge no emancipation can be had. Compared to all other forms discipline Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana is the only direct means for freedom from experiencing the illusion as reality. 

Only when the wisdom dawns the soul, the innermost self can remain in its own awareness in the midst of duality.