Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Kingdom of God is inside you and all around you, Not in a mansion of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood and God is there, Lift a stone and you will find God."

 "Jesus said:-"Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all." (Gospel of Thomas 2)

 "The Kingdom of God is inside you and all around you, Not in a mansion of wood and stone.  Split a piece of wood and God is there, Lift a stone and you will find God." (Gospel of Thomas)

Jesus said, "Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all. (And after they have reigned they will rest.)"

Sage Sri, Sankara says:- one must first know what is before him. If he cannot know that, what else can he know or understand? If he gives up the external world in his inquiry, he cannot get the whole truth.

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

That alone is called ultimate truth, which is a fact that can never be changed under any circumstances. One must make an effort to know the ultimate truth. The soul is there always in the form of consciousness. Everyone has got it, there is nothing new to be acquired; only they have to be sharp enough to grasp and understand and assimilate it, when told about it. But there is a difference between understanding and realization. Effort is required for this understanding only, whereas once understood no special effort is needed to remember his understanding: until then he only has an idea of the soul, he only partially understands it. But once he thoroughly grasps what it is and that all these things are soul, he will then constantly find it present everywhere without further effort, because he will perceive the ultimate truth by understanding, even in the midst of worldly existence.

 When there is only one thing  that is soul, then  there is nothing to change, nothing to appear or disappear; when one speaks of remembering or forgetting soul that implies he believe in the existence of something else, i.e. a second thing, which is to be remembered. That would show he has not known that all is one. But knowing it, there is no second, consequently no intermittent perception of the soul, but a permanent effortless understanding and assimilation that it alone is. 

When one gets a glimpse of truth he has to try to repeat it a number of times in order to establish it.  The soul , the innermost self must raise itself by the soul, the innermost self. 

The difference between a physical truth and a spiritual truth, the former can evolve or change; the latter is ultimate and final. 

The seeker has to verify and accept the truth and reject the untruth.   When Buddha verified Vedic religion, god and scriptures and found them they are not the means for self-realization and rejected them. Then   he was on his own and found the truth through deeper reasoning and got enlightenment. Without being judgmental about your views, I am expressing my views derived from deeper self-search.  

It is impossible to prove the existence of God by any reasoning: one can only believe or assume. Religious belivers  see visions of gods and goddesses and adepts according to their own impressions remaining unconsciously in the mind from the inherited conditioning. This entire concept based confusion and doubts are present only until the ignorance is there. Once one discovers the fact that, the self is not physical but it is the soul/spirit then there is no scope for duality, which he experienced as reality.

No one has seen God or world in deep sleep. One does not know gods capacities, what god can do? And, what God cannot do in deep sleep? Therefore, any statement one might make about God can be made only in the waking experience (illusion). Seeker of truth should not accept anything as truth until and unless he verifies and satisfies himself through deeper inquiry, analysis and reasoning. Belief of   the god is the part of the illusion; therefore, God is only a settled fact for believers.  However, for a Gnani god's existence is only part of the illusion. Gnani knows nothing other than consciousness (soul) can exists in the realm of truth.  Therefore, Holy Korans Insight: - ANAL HAQ – (I AM THE TRUTH) -spiritually it means -- Self (soul) is the truth. GITA:- Ahum Brahmsmi (I AM BRAHMAN) – spiritually it means –Self (soul) is ultimate truth. Sage Sri, Sankara: - Ataman is Brahman – Soul is ultimate truth.  Therefore, all the foundation of the religion is based on truth (non-duality) but their practice is based on untruth (duality). 

 There is no other god but the formless soul (spirit or consciousness), which the innermost self.

When the experience itself is an illusion, whatever, they experienced on the base of the false self, within the false experience is bound to be falsehood.  How do the mystics or yogis know they have experienced the whole, when they themselves exist within the whole? There is the proof they have seen it? When they say, "I know from experience" they merely mean, "I think so." In the realm of truth the man and his experience of the world are mere illusion created out of the soul/consciousness. Moreover, the physical entity is not the witness. The one, which sees the illusion (physical entity and world together) as a whole, is formless. Thus, there is no physical apparatus to experience the bliss or any sort of experience.      If mystics experiences bliss, they cannot be waking or dreamless, for who is having the bliss? Moreover, if they retain the waking or dream they cannot know the Ultimate truth, the whole. Whatever they experienced as reality only in illusion and illusion is a myth. Whatever, prevails without the illusion/myth is ultimate reality. 

How the mystic knows, that God who tells about himself in meditation is truthful! He may be telling a lie or he is in hallucination! His claim has to be verified because in reality, there is no scope for duality. Since his own existence as a person is part of the illusion. Therefore, without verifying validity of his own existence, what value is there for the claim made on the base of illusory entity within the illusion?

Supposing a mystic has a vision or experience is true, but he must prove that it is really, what it purports to be, and that he is not deluded. For that, one must analyze it on the standpoint of the soul, the innermost self to unfold the truth.  All the vision and experiences is an object to the soul. Appearances and quotations have nothing to do in pursuit of truth.

Religionists and Authoritarianism merely assume as true what another says, but what has yet to be proved. One may believe in a position, but one is required to prove the truth of one's belief. A belief is mere feeling, truth is knowledge. Blind beliefs cannot be accepted as a god.  If the belief is accepted as god, then god is dependent on man for his existence. Because man has to exist first to believe there is a god, then only god can exist.  Therefore, it is necessary to trace the source of man’s existence to realize the truth of Gods existence.  Without knowing man’s existence it is impossible to blindly accept the god’s existence. 

Biblical insight says: - “Spirit is my Father, I and my Father are one”.—if the spirit is the ‘father’ then the ‘son’ is bound to be spirit. Therefore,   both are one in essence. Here “spirit”-- means the soul, which is the self.  “I” means—“the mind” – “the soul” and “the mind” are one in essence—means both are spirit, therefore, there is no second thing exists other than the spirit.

The God cannot exist in the soul, because the soul itself is in the form of spirit or consciousness, and consciousness is the ultimate truth and all else (three states) is an illusion created out of spirit. Other than the soul or spirit, nothing else can be called as a god.
The love, grace, God, compassion is physically based and they imply duality. The duality is mere illusion on the ultimate point of view. When the ultimate is spirit (father) how the duality (mind) can be real. Therefore, many souls’ theories are false theory; there is only one formless soul, which illuminates the whole illusion, in which form, time and space is a reality. But in the realm of truth the form, time and space is falsehood.

 The real meaning of   Christ is the truth.  Spirit is the truth.  Thus, the spirit has to be taken as god not the form.  When one is capable of viewing the world view on the base of spirit, there is nothing exist other than the spirit (consciousness). Since people view the worldview on the physical base (son) they become ignorant of the Christ, which is spirit and ultimate truth.  Therefore, there is a need to understand the fact that, Christ is not physical but Christ is formless soul or   consciousness (spirit). 

The Soul or Christ can remain with or without the duality. But the duality (mind or universe) ceases to exist without the Christ. When one discovers the soul is Christ, the mind becomes still and automatically one knows the soul is God or Christ or spirit. 

Do not take my name in vein ---By taking the gods (spirit) name in vein (as body) one will not be able to recognize the ultimate truth or Christ.

If thy eye is single the whole body is full of light-- means – if one is able to view the worldview on the spirit base, not with the physical eyes (two eyes) then the whole mind (diversity) is full of spirit (consciousness). (Here light means—the spirit or consciousness—which lights the mind or the universe or illusion or insentient). 

The cross signifies --- crossing the ‘I’ or mind. If one crosses the ‘I’ (illusion), it is the kingdom of heaven.  Kingdom of heaven means- it is non-dual existence—Brahman –Buddha’s nature—Christ.

Supernatural are reality within the illusion.  In the realm of Christ or ultimate truth, there is no second thing exists other than Christ or spirit. 

The spiritual side of the bible is lost or destroyed or mutilated by the priest craft or the rulers. And the physical side is preserved to help the mass who was immersed in the worldly life, by the church, which was in the grip of the rulers in the past and the same thing passed on from one generation to the next.

There are many spiritual insights of the bible leads one towards non-duality.  But people are stuck up with the physical side of the bible and they think love, compassion, grace, blessings, forgiveness is the means of realizing the Christ the ultimate truth. But love, compassion, grace, blessings, forgiveness is good only for living in worldly life in harmony with the others, but they are not the means to follow the path of Christ or ultimate truth.

Man, grace, blessings, love, compassion, grace, individual gods and the world,   are a reality with illusion. The substance and witness (soul) of the illusion (mind) is a spirit (consciousness). Therefore, the mind and soul are one in essence. The essence is consciousness. Consciousness is the  soul or Christ or Spirit or Brahman or God.    

Man is not aware of the fact that, he is an experience within another experience. The mind is an experience, which contains man and the universe. Since one limits the mind to the physical entity, he is ignorant that his body is an experience, within the waking or dream experience. Until and unless one struggles to unfold the truth as an individual, separate from the world, he remains in the ocean of doubts and confusion.

The mind is an object, not a subject. Whatever is within the mind, that is, the man and his world, bound to be an object. The formless substance of the mind has to be traced. The mind is in the form of waking or dream experience. If there is no mind, then there is no experience. Therefore, it is evident that, the formless knower (subject) of the object (mind) can remain with or without, the object (mind or universe). For illustration, in deep sleep there is no mind, thus there is no experience. Therefore the knower of the three states is apart and it is aware of the three states, which comes and goes in succession.

When man is not his own experience, he and his experience of the world is within another experience  how can he take authorship of the  experience as his , the knower of the waking experience in which  he  perceives the world, as a person is formless and apart. He cannot take authorship as a doer, because his doer ship is the reality within the illusion.  Thus he has to trace the formless knower of three states which is within the three states but it is without the three states. Therefore, whatever prevails without the three states is real and eternal.

The whole waking experience along with the world, in which I and you and others exists, is mere illusion, witnessed by the soul, the innermost self. Thus the mind is an illusion created out of the soul, which is present in the form of consciousness or spirit. When the formless substance and the witness of the mind is traced then the mind is mere myth.  Thus all the theories and beliefs based on the false self (waking or dream), becomes unreal, when the Christ or ultimate truth or Brahman is traced and realized.