Saturday, February 9, 2013

Patanjali takes for granted that there is an Iswara (God) ***

Patanjali takes for granted that there is an Iswara (God) gives it for the purpose of concentration, and then naturally people find God in their meditations. But it is only their imagined God.
Mystics see what they are looking for or that whose existence they presuppose. Therefore, the Patanjali Yoga belongs to religion, not to the ultimate truth or Brahman.
No one has proved that the existence of individualized God. Such an individual Gods are available in the domain of duality. From the ultimate standpoint, the duality is not reality. The personal experience which is not universally valid is no proof, neither is ecstatic feeling.
If one claims that God is doing this or that, or has such and such qualities, he is hallucinating with his inherited belief. He did not see God doing it? He is simply assuming.
God is only a settled fact for believers, but for others God’s existence is problematic. Without the belief, the God of belief ceases to exist. When the world in which we exist itself is an illusion then whatever we have seen known, believed and experienced within the illusory world is bound to be an illusion.
The truth of Organized Religion can only be proved by physical strength or by imagination, or power of the weapon or power and force, never by reason.
Scientists yet to discover the mysteries beyond, They may discover something in the  future.” The mystics claim to know the  mystery unknown to science is known to them. Without proof, it is foolish to believe Mysticism is the fulfillment of  the science.” Yogic or religious truth is individual truth, not the universal truth.
The mystics cannot claim that they have experienced the God. There is the no proof they have seen it because the God is not an individual experience. The man and the world are within the God. The God is formless, timeless and spaceless existence. God is the cause of the universe, but  God is causeless.

If they say, “they know from experience” they merely assume so.” The mystics experience is based on ego thus, it is part of   the dualisitic illusion. Self-realization is not an individual experience. The yoga and mysticism are individualized truth. Since they consider the ‘I’ as the Self they cannot know the Soul, the innermost Self. The Soul is fullness of the consciousness.