Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The universe (waking) is both real and unreal. ***

The duality is present only when form, time and space are present. The form, time and space are one in essence. The ego, body and the world are one in essence.  That essence is consciousness. Thus, there is no division in  the soul or the consciousness in reality.  The thinker, the  thoughts and the world are one in essence (soul or consciousness). 

The one who has realized the soul is the true self will not see the illusory division even though he is in the midst of duality. A Gnani is fully aware of the fact that, his body, his ego and his experience of the world are a  mere mirage created out of the  consciousness, whereas the ignorant thinks that, the experience of the birth, life, death and the world as reality. Because ignorant bases himself on the waking entity (ego), which is the false self within the false experience (waking). 

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, consciousness is ultimate truth or Brahman.

The dualists’ arguments are based on the false self (ego or the  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 at their wits end to explain. 

Existence cannot be a cause and effect at the same time, from the point of view of the dualists, but deeper self-search shows the Existent is no-two and  the 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?

The logic holds good for the practical purpose in the practical life (waking). Soul-centric reasoning leads to non- dualistic self-awareness. 

"DVI" means two. DVI" connotes the dual existence and "Advaita" the non-dual. Which of these two is non-existence? People think that there is a God and that the jivas--souls-- like them form the second, other than them. There is no such duality at all.

The duality is present in the form of ‘I’. ‘I’ is present in the form of mind. The mind is present in the form of the universe. The universe appears as waking or dream (duality) and disappears as deep sleep (Non-duality). The formless substance and witness of the appearance and disappearance of the Mind is the formless soul. The soul is present in the form of consciousness.  the soul or the  consciousness is the ultimate truth because the mind or universe ceases to exist without the consciousness.   Thus, the consciousness is the  ultimate truth or Brahman.    

The soul or the consciousness” is the only reality and there is no second thing exist other than  the consciousness. That the soul or the  consciousness through its illusory nature   appears as the whole universe. But this is just the play of the  consciousness, even as an actor in a drama remains unchanged throughout although  the consciousness   plays different roles.

The seemingly obvious duality between consciousness (soul) and universe (mind) does not actually exist because both are one in essence. If only one transcend this phenomenal illusion and experience of duality with consciousness, he would then be not the individual with his experience of the world but one with it--the Absolute, infinite Reality. 

When the soul is in its formless true nature, misery, suffering, fear, desire and hatred --none of these would bind it. If it is in ignorance, then of course he is bound by shackles of experiencing, the illusory “birth, life, death and the world as reality ".But actually there is nothing other than the soul or  the consciousness, the innermost "SELF'.

So,  in the absence of any such thing as dual, who binds whom and what is this bondage itself? When one is delivered from this bondage he attains self-awareness. In self-awareness is complete freedom from experiencing illusory duality as reality.

The experience of birth, life, death and the world is the reality within the waking experience. The soul, the  innermost  self is nothing to do with the experience of birth, life death,  because it is birthless. 

The one, which is born, lives and dies within the world,  is the waking entity.  The waking entity is not the self.  The self is that, which witnesses the coming and going of the three states without the physical apparatus.   The experience of birth, life, death and the world (waking) is an object to the formless subject (the soul, the innermost self).  Thus, the object (mind or the universe or waking) is mere illusion on the standpoint of the formless subject (soul).

Man has a firm conviction that he is an individual separate from the world and  the world existed prior to him and he is born in it afterwards.  This conviction makes him remain in ignorance. And ignorance makes him accept the illusion as reality.  Thus, he is caught up in the web of illusion,  experiencing the birth, life, death and the world as  a reality.  

What is this universe (samsara), what is this illusion,  to the formless soul or consciousness, the innermost self?   the soul or the consciousness and the universe  are one in essence ultimately.   

Only people who are stuck to the reality of the universe think the body as the  body, ego as  the ego and the world as the world.  It never strikes in them the waking experience in which they exist along with their world also as unreal as a dream.   

The dream becomes unreal when waking takes place and the waking becomes unreal when waking entity gets wisdom and realizes it is not the self,  but the self is the formless witness (soul) of the three states.  The consciousness is within the three states as their formless substance and it is apart from the three states as their formless witness.  It is apart because it is not and entity or identity within the three states. 

The person, who stamped their feet on the ground to refute to show the world, is real, ignore that in a dream he would do exactly the same--stamp his dream foot on the ground and assert it to be real. 

When wisdom dawns, the soul, the innermost self, wakes up in its formless non-dual true nature in the midst of duality (waking). For a Gnani his  body, his  ego and his experience of the  universe are a mere mirage created out of  the soul or consciousness.  

When the universe (mind) is considered not different from the consciousness (soul), which is the innermost self, then there is no division of form, time and space.  When form, time and space are one in essence then where is the universe (mind).    

The universe (waking) is both real and unreal. It is real because it is a manifestation of consciousness, but is unreal, in the sense, that it is not absolute and eternal like consciousness itself.

Many thinkers approach is more practical, and they are stuck with the reality of the universe (waking), they take it as real. Thus,they are stuck to the reality of the illusory experience of the birth, life, death and the world as reality.  Thus,  it is necessary to realize the man and the world confronts him are one in essence in order to realize the form, time and space are one in essence.