Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dualist sages make God as an object whereas God is the subject***.

Dualist sages say:~  God cannot exist without attributes. Then they are making God as an object whereas God is the subject. Attributes can only be seen in an objective world. Causality appears in the duality, but when one goes deeper into the matter even there the causality disappears. 

So long as one is in the realm of duality, one has to explain how or why one thing came from another, and contradictory views are expressed. But when a Gnani shows there is no second, there is no production, and the contradictions do not arise at all, when the ultimate thing is consciousness alone. Thus,  the soul or the consciousness is  the ultimate truth or Brahman.

The dualist’ arguments are based on a false self (ego or a waking entity) and the  false experience (mind or  waking or dream or universe)    to show the weakness of the position of dualistic view point.  They are at their wits end to explain. 

Existence cannot be a cause and effect at the same time, from the point of view of the dualist, but deeper self-search shows the Existent is no-two and causality can’t rise at all. Dualistic theory says that whatever was in the cause was also in the effect. They say that the gold brick, the gold medal, the gold ornaments ~are in the seed, the gold. Deeper self-search reveals the fact that, if cause and effect are one what is the difference between the two?

People who hold some god men and saint as god and glorifying them mentally is the greatest hindrance in the pursuit of truth.   The form and names are part of the illusion.  Thus by worshiping illusory beliefs and symbols are as good as worshiping the illusion. The wisdom will not dawn by worshiping the guru or god. Sentimentally getting involved with the guru, or saint or god men means, accepting   his body with the name as reality and also he is accepting his body with the name as self.   Therefore, such people are still not matured enough for self –knowledge.  The inner grace will not arise if one is stuck with his idea that, by worshiping some god guru or god men or saint, because it keep him in the realm of individuality.   If one remains in the realm of individuality he will remain egocentric.   If one remains in the realm of egocentricity he will never be able to get Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana   or self –knowledge. 

All logical conclusions can be applied only in the realm of illusory duality.  All the physical enjoyment is nothing to do with the self, which is ever formless.  One cannot experience the self because it is prior to any experience.   Thus, all the claims of fruit enjoyment are part of the mirage.  In reality, the individual ceases to exist to enjoy the fruits of his action.

Mango seed cannot produce apple tree. Similarly false seed sowed in the subconscious as true seed can only produce falsehood.  Thus verification is necessary before sowing of the seed, to get the right fruit. By accepting, and accumulating knowledge without verification, is allowing all sorts of weed- growth which obstructs the realization of the self, which is beyond form, time and space.     

One cannot change circumstances of life by following spiritual laws because there is no law in the realm of the formless spirit (soul).  The laws imply duality. The duality is not reality from ultimate standpoint.  The happiness, misery and the world are one in essence.  That essence is consciousness. By realizing the essence as innermost self leads to Self-awareness.  In self-awareness the physical based happiness, misery and the world are absent because there is only oneness.  

Truth is hidden in everything and everywhere as formless substance and witness of the dual (waking or dream) and non-dual (deep sleep) experiences. To be enlightened is to know the formless substance and the witness of the three states as ultimate truth.

The formless substance and witness is the soul or spirit or consciousness.  The mind or the universe or waking (experience of diversity) rises from the formless soul and subsides back as the soul or consciousness. Thus, the soul is the source the mind, which is present as the universe. Universe rises as waking or dream subsides as deep sleep.

The three states are unreal on the standpoint of the formless soul or consciousness, the innermost self. Thus, the self is neither the waking entity (ego) nor the self is the dream entity but the self is the formless soul or consciousness, which witnesses the coming and going of the three states. Therefore, there is a need to learn to view and judge the three states on the base of soul as self, in order to realize the ultimate truth or Brahman. 

Pursuit of truth is to know the facts of one’s true existence. To know the facts is to know the Truth. Most people are unaware of the fact that, physical existence or the  universe  is mere mirage and live in a delusion Realization of  Ultimate Truth is the Gateway to freedom from experiencing duality as reality.  Therefore there is a need to realize the fact that, the formless soul or consciousness is the innermost self, and soul or consciousness is the ultimate reality or Brahman. There is no Truth without formless soul or consciousness.

The Advaitic Wisdom is the direct means to the attainment of self -realization, it is necessary to keep in mind the means-end relation. The tool that one chooses must be suitable and appropriate to the end, which he wants to attain. It is not the case that through any tool any end can be attained. On the contrary, what tools has to be chosen and how far it is relevant and appropriate to the end we have in view, must be considered from the point of view of the nature of the end which is to be attained.

The tool must be warranted by the end. In other words, the choice of the tool as well as its suitability and appropriateness is determined by the end. This point must be borne in mind in understanding and assimilation of non-dualistic  truth.

Mistaking one thing for another or superimposing the attributes of one thing on another is due to ignorance. Not knowing the real nature of the Self which is non-dual, which is existence, knowledge and infinitude, which is free from attributes, which is free from activity, which is neither an agent nor an enjoyer, the ignorance is superimposed on it. 

The ignorance is cause of experiencing the illusion as reality.  Ignorance is the root cause of our bondage. So in order to put an end to our bondage and attain liberation from experiencing the illusion as reality, ignorance which is the root cause has to be destroyed; and ignorance can be destroyed only by attaining the Self-knowledge, by  discriminating it from the illusion. Wisdom is the means by which Self -Realization is desired to be attained. Self-realization is the highest end of man since it destroys the root of the ignorance, the cause of the entire universe.  

Through deeper self-search one has to eradicate the foundational ignorance, Self -Knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana  alone is the means to the attainment of liberation from illusion. Only Self -knowledge  or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana destroys the ignorance.