Sunday, March 10, 2013

Where is the ‘I’? Where is the ego? Where is the body? Where is mind? Where is the universe?***

Swami Vivekananda said:~ “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”

Ashtavkara Gita:~ The universe rises from the soul, the innermost self like bubbles from the sea. Thus know the Self to be One and in this way enter into the state of dissolution."

Ashtavkara Gita:~ the soul, the innermost self is perfect and the same in misery and happiness, hope and despair, and life and death, therefore in this way enter into the state of dissolution.

Sage Sri, Gaudapada:~ The non-dual Atman is realized when the individual self (jiva) is awakened from its ignorance. Atman is unborn, dreamless, sleepless, and motionless, and is beyond duality. It is cognition at its purest. It is Brahman- Ayam Atma Brahma, this Atma is that Brahma; Thus epitomizing the core of Upanishad teachings.

Where is the ‘I’? Where is the ego? Where is the body? Where is the mind? Where is the universe? Where is the waking experience? Where is the duality? Where is void; or despair?, in taintless soul, the innermost Self,  they are or have become the formless consciousness, which is ultimate truth or Brahman.

People say there is mind when they are in waking experience, but waking experience is not considered different from consciousness, which is ultimate truth or Brahman, then where is the division into self, mind and the universe.   The soul or the consciousness is second to none. Nothing can exist other than consciousness because everything is a mere mirage created out of consciousness, thus everything is consciousness. 

Sunya or Void implies duality: no material universe may exist, but the thought of the second is there. If one knows there is Sunya or void or nothingness, then there is something there to be known and to know. They are or have become consciousness.

What is the scripture, what is the self- knowledge or Bramha Gnana or Atma Gnana, what is contentment, what is the desirelessness, what are three states for the formless true self, which is ever devoid of sense of duality or ‘I’.  The duality means the existence of the second thing as a reality, as independent of the innermost self or the  consciousness.

Only the ignorant person seeks to know the  ultimate truth of his true existence, or speaks of acquiring knowledge.  

What is knowledge? what is ignorance? What is ‘I’?and where is me or mine? where is bondage? where is liberation? , what is definableness? ,  to the true self, which is ever formless soul or the   consciousness.

All the three states are coming and going; hence meaningless to the self, which is in the form of the  soul or the consciousness. Self-knowledge is not dualistic knowledge based on the waking entity and the waking world. The self –knowledge is the knowledge of the  spirit or soul.

  In reality, the subject and the object are one in essence, therefore there is no second thing exists other than the  consciousness. Hence it is nondual

The duality remains as reality till there is ignorance. When ignorance vanishes there is only self-awareness. In self-awareness there is only objectless awareness in the midst of duality.

A Gnani sees only unity in diversity, just like a goldsmith estimating the gold in various items of jewellery sees only gold. When one identifies the self with the form then only the form, time and space are present. But when one   transcends form, time and space the duality never remain as reality. :~ Santthosh Kumaar

Perfect understanding of what is what is needed. Nothing else is need other than realizing the fact that, the form, time and space are one in essence and that essence is the soul, which is present in the form of consciousness in order to get nondualistic self-awareness. 
Self-knowledge cannot be attained by study of the scriptures and intellectual understanding or by bookish knowledge.  Therefore, there is no use of studying the scriptures and other scriptures in order to acquire the non-dual wisdom.  That is why Buddha rejected the scriptures, and even Sage Sri, Sankara indicated that, the ultimate truth lies beyond religion, concept of god and scriptures.
There is only one Reality to be known, the same for all seekers, but the ways to it, are hidden by the religion.  Self-discovery is the only way, towards non-dualistic absolute without any religious doctrines, which will help the seekers to unfold the mystery of the illusion in which we all are searching the truth of our true existence.
Sage Sri, Sankara:~  VC~ 65. As a treasure hidden underground requires (for its extraction) competent instruction, excavation, the removal of stones and other such things lying above it and (finally) grasping, but never comes out by being (merely) called out by name, so the transparent Truth of the self, which is hidden by Maya and its effects, is to be attained through the instructions of a knower of Brahman, followed by reflection, meditation and so forth, but not through perverted arguments.

'To realize the Advaitic Truth a freer and fuller scope the seeker has to realize the form, time and space are one in essence. And that essence is consciousness. And the soul, the innermost self is present in the form of consciousness.   

To realize the Advaitic truth the seeker has to be free from all superstitions and orthodox contaminations. The seeker has to be dedicated to acquire Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana   alone.'