Sunday, March 10, 2013

The nature of the formless soul, the innermost self is non-dualistic silence***

The silence is not keeping mum. By keeping mum the thought process will not stop.  Nondualistic silence is nature of the soul, the innermost self. Nondualistic silence is like deep sleep state where the waking experience is absent.  If the waking experience is absent then there is neither thinker nor thought nor the world.  Nondualistic silence is possible only in self-awareness. Self-awareness is possible only when wisdom dawns. Wisdom is possible only when the waking entity realizes it itself is not the self but the self is the formless soul, which witnesses the coming and going of the three states. In reality the witness and the witnessed are one in essence. Just because some guru or teacher said to observe silence it only means to imitate the formless self, but it does not lead one to self-realization. ~Santthosh Kumaar

 One has to begin to discriminate first with his words,  then with his ideas,  then with his outlook and attitude, then with his practical life within the practical world,  and lastly with soul, which is present in the form of the  consciousness, which is the innermost self.

Only through Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana negation of  the duality is possible. The soul, which is present in the form of consciousness, is ultimate truth or Brahman. The consciousness is the cause, maintenance, and withdrawal of the universe is Advaita (i.e. non-dual), it means that the consciousness transcends all  the conceptions' positive and negative. Nothing positive can ever be imagined or said about it.  The consciousness is existence absolute, awareness absolute.  The existence absolute means that  the consciousness is not unreal or non-existent. And it is not unconsciousness.  Nothing positive can be stated about  the consciousness.

The nature of the formless soul, the innermost self is non-dualistic silence. Nondualistc silence is like deep sleep state.  The silence indicates that the nature of the formless soul, the innermost self is in inexplicable, indescribable and unimaginable.  The formless soul, the innermost self is the one without a second. There is not the least shadow of multiplicity in the formless soul, which is present in the form of consciousness."

A   person, seeing a rope in dim light, mistakes it for a snake. He is as much frightened as he would have been if there had been a real snake there.  The snake is said to have ‘illusory reality’.  The illusory snake is described as a superimposition on the rope. The snake is not real, because, it is found on examination with a light that,  it never existed there. At the same time, it was experienced as reality till ignorance prevailed. Similarly, this waking experience experienced as  a reality due to ignorance. When the  wisdom dawns then the unreal nature of the waking experienced is exposed.

At the dawn of Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana the waking experience has no existence apart from the  consciousness.  The soul or the  consciousness is ultimate truth or Brahman. The waking experience is therefore said to be superimposed on the  consciousness,  same way as the dream is superimposed on the consciousness.  The  waking experience   is the practical   reality, because  it  is  real  until  the  attainment  of  Self-realization. the consciousness alone has absolute reality; because it is absolutely changeless,  because it is formless.       

By action or inaction or observing silence one do not get at ultimate truth or Brahman. One has to think deeper to remove the ignorance.

The rope does not give birth to the snake. The rope is that which causes apprehension of the snake. That is all. Objects of imaginations alone have birth and death and not the formless consciousness because the  consciousness is not an object of imagination.

One has to discriminate between formless witness (subject) and three states (object)    becomes aware of the fact that both formless witness (subject)   and three states (object)   are consciousness, not formless witness alone.

The soul or the consciousness never changes.  The nature of consciousness is this: It can never be changed under any circumstances. It may be misrepresented. It must apply to the whole of existence, to the whole of the universe.

Deeper self-search reveals fact that:~ all the three states are an object to the formless subject.   It is in the waking or dream alone that one has all changes. The formless witness remains unchanged. The formless witness, as such remains immortal. It can never die for it never changes.

The body and the world are seen, and goes, but the formless witness or seer or knower of the body and the world, can never go. The seeker has to take this principle as his guiding thread and self-knowledge becomes easier to understand, assimilate and realize. The formless witness or seer can never be subject to the changes of the seen (waking or dream); it is unchanged. The mistake usually made is that the witness (seer)  becomes waking or dream entity which is within waking or dream or seen whereas the witness is the one which witnesses the coming and going of the three states.

If one wants to have an absence of contradictions, absence of duality, there must be one entity, one being. If one has a thought, an idea, there is a contradiction between the witness and witnessed, for "thought" is of the duality. Distinction implies contradiction. Distinction mean two things are not the same, hence duality exists there.

There is no moment when the Self as consciousness does not exist, nor can the seer remain apart from consciousness.