Friday, November 9, 2012

There is no need to study the philosophies of Berkeley, Kant, Hume, and other western and eastern philosophers; they are not the means to acquire Self-Knowledge or Bramha Gnana or Atma Gnana.

The intricate maze of philosophy of different schools claims to clarify matters and reveal the truth, but in fact they create more confusion where no confusion need exist. To understand anything there is a need for perfect understanding and assimilation of the truth. Why worry about the physical body, ego, logic creation, creator, saints and sages, and the world, which are part and parcel of the illusion.

People who are yearning for spiritual or Brahmic truth will not find it through intellectualism. Intellectual truth is individual truth.

 Love implies duality and love is individual feelings within the falsehood. Love is necessary and valuable in the stated of ignorance but it is not the means to acquire wisdom.  Love is a religious tool to lead harmonious and peaceful life in practical world. 

Religious truth is individual truth and it is not a universal truth because the religion is based on individuality.  Spiritual truth is universal truth. There is no scope for individuality in the realm of ultimate truth or Brahman.  In the realm of ultimate truth or Brahman the form, time and space are one in essence. The essence is formless consciousness (soul), the innermost self.   Thus consciousness alone is real and eternal and all else is mere illusion.

All the thoughts and words are experiences are part of the illusion. The truth is hidden within the illusion as its formless substance and it is apart from the illusion as its formless witness. It is apart because it is not an entity or identity within the illusion.  The formless substance and witness are one in their essence therefore there is no seconding exists other then the essence, which is in the form of consciousness.    
All conceptual divisions invented by teachers of philosophy by their excessive analysis. Where do all these concepts to end? Why Should confusion be created and then explained away? Fortunate is the man who does not lose himself in the labyrinths of philosophy, but goes straight to the The source from which they all rise. 

Assuming or speculating and coming to the logical conclusion on the base of the physical self (waking entity or ego), is intellectually. Therefore, intellectually is egocentric. Egocentricity is the greatest obstacle in grasping the non-dualistic  truth.  
There is no need to study the philosophies of Berkeley, Kant, Hume, and other western and eastern philosophers; they are not the means to acquire Self-Knowledge or Bramha Gnana or Atma Gnana.  They are in fact an obstacle in pursuit of truth, because they are based on the physical self(waking entity or ego). There is no necessary to study philosophy of any great thinkers to ensure firm realization.   

There is no need of any philosophy to verify the truth of the self.  All that is intellectual wealth, useful in explain doubts and difficulties if others rise them if he himself encounter them in course of thinking. But to attain realization, all that is not necessary. One wants fresh water to drink, but he does not require all the water of the whole lake to quench his quest.

That is why BUDDHA SAID: - Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.
The ignorance is the cause of experiencing the duality [universe or waking] as reality. Thus eradicating the ignorance completely is necessary. And this is possible only through self-knowledge.   Thus, there is no other road to freedom other than Gnana.  There is no other entrance other than except Gnana.  The ignorance will vanish only when the nondual wisdom dawns. Detachment to attachment is impossible without wisdom. Only when one realizes the fact that, the self is not form but self is formless, then only it is possible to detach the ‘self’ from the false attachment. 

That is why Sri Sankara says in Bhaja Govindam : - [Jnana Viheena Sarva Mathena Bajathi na Muktim janma Shatena] - One without knowledge does not obtain liberation even in a hundred births, no matter which religious faith he follows.

Thus it proves that wisdom is universal irrespective of any religion of faith one belongs.  Thus religion is not the means to self-knowledge.  Thus Sri, Sankara’s Advaita minus orthodoxy is true Advaita. 

Many intellectuals have a tremendous intellect; most will agree with their theories based on the ego, which is false self within the false experience. It does mean possesses Self –Knowledge or non-dualistic Gnana? And knowledge based on the false self within the false experience is limited to false experience (waking) therefore it is certainly not self-knowledge or Bramha Gnana or Atma Gnana.

Gnana is usually translated as "knowledge" but that is because there is no equivalent word in English. It is more accurately "contentless consciousness" or “self-awareness”.

Nondualistic wisdom  deals with the whole of experience. Science may give the scientific answers, religion the religious answers, but in pursuit of truth the seeker absorbs all views and he rejects them, if they are based on the false self and illusion. 

Science deals only with immediate causes, not the ultimate cause. Such process is on the physical plane, good for worldly life. 

Philosophical Authoritarianism merely assumes as true what another says, but what has yet to be proved.  Lots of pundit will teach “Who am ‘I’”? but none have deeply  analyzed it scientifically, None can prove it. Rational proof is needed in pursuit of truth, so that one can arrive at knowing truth i.e. Wisdom; theirs is mere dogma, parrotism, a repetition of what they read in scripture. 

The philosophical argument leads nowhere. If philosopher says “Self” is formless “another will reply, "No, self has a form! If one says "his adopted philosophy   has higher value then all other philosophy” another will say, "No, that is lower and there are many philosophies higher then that." It is impossible to get anywhere with such talk because both sides are merely assuming and imagining. 

the wisdom will not dawn  just by holding some philosophical declaration as truth, truth has to be proved, not assumed. People who take philosophies for granted are mere scholars who have mastered philosophy without verifying the validity and parroting their philosophical knowledge not the truth. People think philosophical mastery is wisdom but it is a mere play of words. The philosophical knowledge is not the means to non-dualistic  wisdom.

The seeker has to mentally grasp the true “Self “or “consciousness” which is beyond the reach of words and thought, and it is the formless substance and witness of all the three states.

The means to the attainment of Self- Knowledge are: discrimination between things permanent (real or nonduality) and impermanent (unreal or duality), and the urge for spiritual freedom.

 A Gnani who on account of his being free from experiencing the illusion as reality and he expounds the essence of the non- duality to the fellow seekers.

The theory that the three states are illusion is better than theory of   creation and creator, but it also is erroneous from the highest standpoint. It should be adopted along with the subject –object theory, as a preliminary step, until one understand and assimilates  non-causality, but once the latter is grasped then the illusion theory has to be  given up.