Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sage Sri Sankara: ~ The highest beatitude is not to be attained by Yoga***



The path of religion, path of yoga and the path of wisdom were intended for different classes of people. The wisdom is for the advanced seekers of truth. It deals with the nature of the ultimate Truth and Reality. It is meant for superior aspirants who have inner urge to know the truth which is beyond the form, time and space.
What is the use of practicing Samadhi within the dualistic illusion?  Samadhi belongs to the yogic path.

Sage Sri Sankara says: ~ Yoga is not the means of liberation (page 132-133 - Commentary on Brihadaranyakopanishad.

In Sutra Bashya and Mandukya:~ The Samadhi and sleep are identical. 

Brihad Upanishad:~   does not advocate Samadhi.

Sage Sri Sankara (in the  commentary to "Brahma Sutras):~ " "The highest beatitude is not to be attained by Yoga." (Sacred Books of East Series page 298 Vol.1.)   And he also says Samadhi is the same as sleep (p.312)

~ this indicates that yoga is not the means to Self-realization.  And yogic Samadhi is not nondualistic  Self-awareness’s.

Panchadasi, P.509 v, 109, shows the impossibility of yoga arriving at a successful end to its practices. 

The ‘Self-realization through yoga   is not philosophic. Every yogi who shuts himself in a cave is not thereby freed from thinking. 

Yoga can lead only to temporary peace, because the world is subject to change. Only self- knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana can yield Advaitic awareness in the midst of the form, time and space.
Sage Patanjali takes for granted that there is an Iswara (God) gives it for the purpose of concentration, and then naturally people find God in their meditations. But it is only their imagined God.
Mystics see what they are looking for or that whose existence they presuppose. Therefore, the  Patanjali Yoga belongs to religion, not to the ultimate truth or Brahman.
No one has proved that the existence of individualized God. Such an individual Gods are available in the domain of duality. From the ultimate standpoint, the duality is not reality. The personal experience which is not universally valid is no proof, neither is ecstatic feeling.
If one claims that God is doing this or that, or has such and such qualities, he is hallucinating with his inherited belief. He did not see God doing it? He is simply assuming.
God is only a settled fact for believers, but for others God’s existence is problematic. Without the belief, the God of belief ceases to exist. When the world in which we exist itself is an illusion then whatever we have seen known, believed and experienced within the illusory world is bound to be an illusion.
The truth of Organized Religion can only be proved by physical strength or by imagination, or power of the weapon or power and force, never by reason.
Scientists yet to discover the mysteries beyond, They may discover something in future.” The mystics claim to know mystery unknown to science is known to them. Without proof, it is foolish to believe Mysticism is the fulfilment of science.” Yogic or religious truth is individual truth, not the universal truth.
The mystics cannot claim that they have experienced the God. there is the no proof they have seen it because the God is not an individual experience. The man and the world are within the God. The God is formless, timeless and spaceless existence. God is the cause of the universe God is causeless.
If they say, “they know from experience” they merely assume so.” mystics experience is based on ego thus, it is part of illusion. Self-realization is not an individual experience. The yoga and mysticism are individualized truth. Since they consider the ‘I’ as the Self they cannot know the Soul, the innermost Self. The Soul is fullness of the consciousness.