Friday, April 12, 2013

Gnana is knowledge of the single stuff***

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad: - As an eagle, weary after soaring in the sky, folds its wings and flies down to rest in its nest, so does the shining Self enter the state of dreamless sleep, where one is freed from all desires. 

Kena Upanishad (5) Chapter II :~ If a man knows Atman here, he then attains the true goal of life. If he does not know It here, a great destruction awaits him. Having realized the Self in every being, the wise relinquish the world and become immortal.

What is Gnana? Gnana is knowledge of the single stuff. The stuff is consciousness. The consciousness is only one. One becomes many and many become One.  That is the soul (self) becomes mind (universe) and the universe becomes the soul.  The universe is present in the form of matter and the soul is present in the form of spirit.  The spirit becomes matter and matter becomes spirit.  The matter and spirit are one in essence.  The matter is unreal and impermanent. The spirit (consciousness) is real and permanent.   There is no second thing other than the spirit.  The spirit is ultimate truth or Brahman or God or Christ or God.  The spirit is the innermost self.  Therefore, your innermost self is Brahman or God.

To know this simple truth it is very difficult because people are intoxicated in the prison of duality. This intoxicating stuff is ‘I’. ‘I’ intoxicate 5000 times more than LSD or any other intoxicating stuff.   Thus, the seeker of truth has to get rid of the intoxication of this ‘I’ which causes ignorance. Till ignorance is there everyone is intoxicated and experiences the duality as reality. Thus, self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana is necessary   to realize the duality (universe) is created out of non-dual stuff, which is consciousness.   

Perfect understanding of what is what leads to Non-dualistic or Advaitic bliss or self-awareness in the midst of duality. Thus, there is a need to follow the formless path ,which is your inner path to realize the ultimate truth or Brahman or God or Christ here(in this very life)  and now(not in the next world or next life). 

Most thinkers’ point of view of non-duality is based on the physical self or ego or the  waking entity. The thinker and the thoughts are part of the illusory duality. The individual experiences are happening within the waking experience. The waking experience itself is a mirage created out of the formless consciousness, which is the innermost self. The ego/physical self and the world are part of the mirage.  The ego is the false self within the false experience. Thus, the individual experiences within the waking experiences are mere mirage. Thus, the experience of the  birth, life and death are part of the mirage. 

If someone kills someone within the waking experience is as good as killing is taking place in the dream.  The killer and killing and the world are one in essence.  Until the ignorance is there the waking experience prevails as reality.   Only when wisdom dawns the waking experience becomes unreal. The man who believes himself as a person born in this world and the world existed prior to him will not be able to assimilate self-knowledge because he is unaware of the fact that, he is part and parcel of the waking experience, which is illusory reality.  Thus, his understanding is limited to form, time and space. The form, time and space are one in essence.

The formless witness of the three states is not the physical self or waking entity or ego, but the formless soul, which is in the form of consciousness. On the standpoint of the soul as self, the three states are unreal.  Thus, if someone kills someone, is a reality, within the waking experience. But waking experience itself is unreal.   The unreal appears and disappears as three states. The witness of the three states is unaffected and apart.  To realize this truth it takes quiet a lot of mental effort.  A proper and perfect understanding in this regard leads the seeking mind, towards non dual reality.  The one who is able to grasp this truth is a Gnani.