Friday, November 16, 2012

Through soul-centric reasoning one can acquire the Self –knowledge or Bramha Gnana or Atma Gnana in lesser time and effort

Everyone’s inner work leads towards a new understanding and realization. When doubts crop up and when one does not get a reasonable reasoning for his doubts from the other source, then only he indulges in his own personal research, and try to investigate, and then only he becomes aware of the truth. As he goes deeper and deeper into the subject the truth will start to reveal. 

At every stage of life, wherever one turns or goes, ignorance meets him. One always worries what is going to happen in the future to him, or to the world? What will happen to the money if he deposits it, will it be safe? What is happening inside his body? What is the ultimate condition of this world? He will not get answers. Because futures have yet come, he is thinking of the past and future fears in the present. The present is always built on the past and survives on the hopes of the future. But when one becomes aware of the fact that time is mere illusion and one which is aware of the time is timeless existence, which is the consciousness. To overcome the sense of time one has to realize the one which is aware of the form and space also is consciousness. Thus consciousness alone is real and form, time and space are unreal because they are one in essence.

Adopting the neutral, impersonal point of view of the Witness also helps us transcend form, time and space. In fact, the memory of the past, knowledge of the present, and projection  into the future require the existence of the  consciousness which is in itself outside form, time and space. By learning to view and judge the three states in witness position can transcend a sense of form, time and space, which helps to reduce its grip of  the duality. 

One has to  reduce all the three states as mind. The first effect of this practice is a lessening of the impact of individual experience. In the next stage, one has to train himself to ask where the mind dwells. The answer one arrives at is: in the soul, which is present in the form of  the consciousness! The three states come and go; what remains after they vanish is the consciousness . The source and the  three states are one in essence.  That essence is consciousness . Thus consciousness  alone is real. 

Meditation remains necessary only in preliminary stages, but meditation is not the means to acquire Self-Knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana. The highest state attainable by yoga is no better than deep sleep. Only the path of reason leads one  to the realization of ultimate truth or Brahman. 

As Sri, Ramana Maharishi said: scriptural knowledge is conceptual divisions invented by teachers of philosophy by their excessive analysis. Where do all these concepts end? Why should confusion created and then explained away? Fortunate is the man who does not lose himself in the labyrinths of philosophy, but goes straight to the source from which they all arise.

When Ramana Maharishi indicated the direct path to the truth, is the source from which the false arises. Thus the source is the soul or Atman, which is the true self. Ataman itself is Brahman. Thus it is necessary to view and judge, the  three states on the base of the soul,which is  the source to unfold the mystery of the mind.  The soul,which is present in the form consciousness is the  formless substance and witness of the three states . Through soul-centric reasoning one can acquire the Self –knowledge or Bramha Gnana or Atma Gnana  in lesser time and effort. The unity in diversity is possible only through Self-knowledge or Bramha Gnana or Atma Gnana not by mastering the Scriptural knowledge.

Orthodox and pundits have “I know” attitude, therefore, they think others know nothing. They pretend to be listening but they think others are in a primitive person who could not possibly have anything to share with them.” This type of outlook is a great obstacle in the pursuit of truth. The orthodoxy is the greatest hindrance in realizing the non-dualistic or Advaitic  truth