NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 14:
You have to make an enormous effort to realize the self. It is very easy on the way to stop and fall back into ignorance. At any moment you can fall back you have to make a strong determined ever to remain on the peak when you 1st reach it, but eventually a time will come when you are fully est. in the self. When that happens, you cannot fall. Annamalai Swami
[for a while, the following will preface all these blogs – so please skip over if seen before]
In order to hint at how serious this Blog is, let the author unequivocally state that the Knowledge here imparted, none of it original, none to be credited to the author, that Knowledge is THE MOST VALUABLE treasure that exists. If hypothetically offered 100 Billion dollars to forgo this Knowledge, that offer or any other would be disregarded in the blink of an eye. Even with all the good that might be accomplished with $100B, this Knowledge is beyond the World & comes from beyond the Mind. This is no hyperbole.
Prior to excerpting the other Ramana Maharshi disciple in the text below we continue the series: Fine-Tuned Universe 7, the premise that a small change in several of the dimensionless fundamental physical constants would make the Universe incapable of Life.
Fine-Tuned Universe 7:
[In the unreal reflection called the "Universe", a product of an unreal Mind, even there, Infinite Intelligence is evident and inspiring.]
Barrow & Tipler stated that the Anthropic Principle seemingly "imposes" a "selection effect" on the Universe. The ancient Greek Sage, the yearly Eleatic philosopher Parmenides suggested a Multi-Verse to interpret the subjective element of Sense Perception. Like many Eleatic ideas, the Multi-Verse speculation found its way into later Philosophy schools, most famously the Eleatic-Zeno Dialectic "elenchus" method, the Platonic Academy & Aristotle's Peripatetic Lyceum.
Barrow& Tipler referred to a number of groups of anthropic principles including the Weak Anthropic Principles (WAP) & the Strong Anthropic Principle (SAP). That Strong Anthropic Principle (SAP).in turn, had at least 3 different interpretations. Common to these principles and their interpretations is the idea that human beings must be "constituents" in any Cosmology that human beings might theorize. Of the 3 SAP interpretations, Barrow and Tipler divide "Purposive" arguments into 2 types, called
Teleological arguments and Eutaxio-Logical arguments. Neither is given much credence outside religious circles, and certainly not in mainstream Science. The one Teleological argument was further divided into 2 kinds: those of Anthropocentrism & Finalism.
The Anthropocentric assumption held that each thing has our benefit as its purpose. Contrariwise, Teleological & Finalistic arguments saw all entities (including human beings) as having some Ultimate Purpose,
Eutaxio-logical arguments are the standard Intelligent Design arguments, such as "Paley's Watch" whereby such a fantastically Fine-Tuned Universe had ti be made by Somebody. Such weighed heavily, Cause & Effect. Causality claimed that order has to have some resulting Purpose.
Of the other Anthropic Principles, the "weak" WAP's hold that values of all physical and cosmological quantities take on values restricted by the requirement that there exist sites where Carbon-based Life can evolve and by the requirement that the Universe
be old enough for it to have already done so. Those necessary conditions, if occurring, accommodate those conditions that will account naturally for our being here.
Such WAP's have the same sort of self-evidence that "I exist" & have been mistaken for Tautologies, that is, redundantly obvopius "equations" like "X = X". What we must discover about Stars & Galaxies, the development of the heavier elements from Hydrogen & Helium, Stellar life-times, the Age & Size of the Universe, etc. are all "conditioned" by the fact of our being here.
The stellar production of Beryllium from Helium, & of Carbon from Helium & Beryllium caused Fred Hoyle to predict lize that unless Carbon resonated extremely close to about 7.7 MeV, [as mentioned in an earlier Blog]. Much less Carbon would have been produced observed to exist & Carbon-based Life could not have evolved). Hoyle and others then proved the predicted resonance. proof, prediction itself holds some weight on Science. But Barrow & Tipler claimed that the extremely close fit "confirmed a WAP, Weak Anthropic Principle."
Constant meditation is the only way. If you bring the light into your room, the darkness immediately goes away. You have to see that the light is not put out. It has to be continuously burning so that there is no darkness. Until you get firmly established in the Self, you have to continue with your meditation. Doubts take possession of you only if you forget yourself.
When you forget the state of being yourself, then is the time to Inquire, "Who forgets the Self‘ ?" "Who is in doubt ?" "Who is having the confusion ?" Inquire in this way. Discard all that is not you and come back to yourself.
Give up all your desires, your likes, dislikes and preferences. If you are truly the whole, which part of yourself will you like or dislike ?
If a disciple serves a Guru, the Guru does not gain anything from it, but the disciple, by his service, becomes purified and fit to receive the Truth. A ship may be taking you to the other shore of the ocean, but the ship itself is not gaining anything from you.
At the same time the Guru resides within us as the Unmanifest Self. From the inside, he is pulling us towards him. This pushing and pulling is the Guru’s Grace. For the Guru’s Grace to work on us, we have to Surrender. We have to give up all the things of this World, and all other Worlds, and direct all our attention towards the Self. If we want anything in this World or the next, our energy will be dispersed in these desires, and to fulfill these desires we shall have to reborn again and again.
Don’t forget your Self wherever you go. If you can manage this, you will not need anything else.
"What you are really looking for is you yourself. You cannot achieve success in this by going on external searches because you yourself are the one that is being looked for. Your Real Nature is Peace. Forgetting this, you have lost your Peace and you are searching in the outside World where there is no Peace to be found." This is the teaching of Bhagavan, my Guru. I am passing it on to you.
You must understand who you are and what you are, and then you must remain as that. If you can manage this, this itself will suffice. Right now you are under the impression that you are your Body and your Mind, but the truth is, you are the Self. Let go of the "I" that you imagine yourself to be and catch hold of the real "I", the Self. You are holding onto the idea that you are your Body and your Mind. Having assumed this, you are now looking for an external God so that you can worship him. Though such worship may be beneficial, it will not take you beyond the realm of the Mind. While you hold onto the idea that you are a person inside a Body, whatever you see will be a manifestation of your own Mind. You cannot transcend the Mind by worshipping your own external projections.
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