Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Reality 123
Maharshi disciple Master Nome

For Self-Realization it is necessary to know the Self as transcendent of bodily form &
limitation. By liberating oneself from the ignorant mis-identification with the body & its
attributes, one abides as the Infinite & the Eternal.

Those who understand that they seek a Realization that is not a bodily state, & who are
neither enamored of nor ashamed of the Body, seek to discern the Self’ s fieedom fiom
the Body & its attributes. That is, one should know the Self’ s transcendence of all bodily
definition. The results of this knowledge of the Self’ s freedom from the limitations of the
Body & its attributes are Bliss & Peace that are undisturbed by bodily conditions. There
results spiritual freedom from birth, growth, decay, illness, & death, as well as
transcendence of action.

Intent on the Supreme Knowledge, remain detached from the Body, its attributes, & its
activities. Utilize the bodily form, While it is alive, as an instrument for selfless activity
inspired by Wisdom, by the desire for Liberation, & by the immensity of Grace. Act with
corresponding equanimity, purpose, & devotion. The bodily activities are used as an
instrument that expresses the divine. By contemplation on its wondrous working, the
Body may be viewed (using scientific insight to self-inspire) as a reminder of Supreme
Consciousness by which it appears, as the entire Universe appears. The emphasis is
placed, not on the reminder (the body, the Universe) but on that (Consciousness) of which
one is reminded.

Be unmoved by Pleasure & Pain, motion & inactivity, Birth & Death. For invariable
Bliss, one must know one’s fieedom from the Body & all bodily attributes. Knowledge
is Realization. It is neither something done nor is it any bodily transformation. Rather, it
is the comprehension of What is true.

The Self is Formless, Birthless, Deathless, & Un-changing. The Self is Eternal & Infinite
Existence-Consciousness-Happiness. Realization of this Truth results from liberating the
Self by the essential Discrimination inherent in Self-Inquiry, liberating from the illusory
bondage of Ignorance. That Ignorance is composed of the delusive assumption that the
Self is something other than the true Existence that it is. It is possible to realize this true
Being only if one is thoroughly free of the Ignorance that consists of Mis-identification
with the Body. For a Body has Form, Birth, Death, change, & does not last forever & is
not Infinite. As long as there is any Mis-identification with the Body, the Real Nature of
the Self will not be known. Or else, the Self will be misconceived in terms of the
limitations of the Body. “Then misconception is relinquished by a deep Inquiry into one’s
actual Existence, the nature of the Self is self-evident.

The Self is changeless Existence.  The Body changes continuously, even if this change is
noticed only after some time. Existence cannot be equated with the Body. The Self is
birthless. There is no time when it is not. There is no experience, no knowledge, & no
memory of non-existence or of the commencement of Existence (such as one ’s actual
memory of birth). The Body has a Birth, so Existence is not equated with the Body. The
Self is changeless. There is no increase or decrease in Existence. The Body has growth
& decay, so Existence is not equated with the Body. The Self is deathless. There is no
time when Existence is not, & non-existence cannot even be imagined without oneself
existing to imagine so. The Body is transient & is subject to Death, so Existence cannot
be equated with the Body.

The Self is partless, indivisible, homogenous, pure Existence. This Existence is beyond
its name. The Body is a multiplicity of elements & organs, a conglomerate of cells, apart
from which there is no entity that can be referred to as a “body”. The Body is matter.
The Self is immaterial, so Existence cannot be equated with the Body.
The Body is composed of matter, the very same matter that is contained in the food that
the Body consumes. Why should one regard that Body as oneself ?

[Never mind what you think of the Body-making-food when your Body is done with it.] :—)

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"There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth."

  the "no creation" school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome  Ajata Vada

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[A brief note of explanation  the other Blog noted below is entitled "Non-Duality & Science", & so the more Science oriented pages (from what I like to think of as a "comic book") have been posted there, while other chapters have been posted here. Science is a mental discipline that attracts some worthy admirers & participators.  Some of these, too few, are good prospects for the ancient teaching introduced here in many ways.  Otherwise certain Science topics like the Anthropic Principle, reinforce the general Theism which is a good idea in this materialistic age. A few other topics in Science, such as the Copenhagen II  Max Born  Von Neumann  Wigner model of Quantum Mechanics, are worthy entries to the extent that they introduce Consciousness into the physical Sciences. All that aside, the real topic here is the pinnacle as Advaita Vedanta, Non-Duality  that pinnacle being Ajata Vada, NoCreation. The great Teachers of the same include Sri Shankara & Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Both would support Theism in general & adaptations of Vedanta, such as Vishishtadvaita Vedanta  Qualified Non-Duality, for those not making headway in Ajata Vada, their present course of growth might be better served with a temporary involvement in Qualified Non-Duality. The scientist who perhaps best expresses the influence of Qualified Non-Duality in Science, for instance, would be the quintessential "NewAge" Quantum Physicist, Amit Goswami. And so to that source, & the Quantum Activism he currently advocates [with a 1course  degree program], along with more than a half-dozen good books & former participation in the controversial What the Bleep movie, to him I extend enthusiastic endorsement, for that Qualified Non-Duality described in the context of Science.  I do not stand so much "with him", as much as nearby saluting his good work. Again, as here, the goal is inserting Consciousness into Science & "saving the World."]

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