Thursday, August 23, 2018

Reality 132

In one's spiritual practice, one necessarily has a view of what the Absolute is, be it a set of ideas, or result of inner experience. The deeper the experience, the more transcendent the notions, and the more Non-Dual they are. 

In UQD Un-Qualified Duality view asserts that the absolute is one thing & oneself another.  There is God, by whatever name called, & there is a separate soul, by whatever name called.  These are regarded as different in every respect.  Though there may be similarities, such as both lasting forever, they are regarded as different, as 2 distinct objects. With such an approach one practices to establish some relation to the Supreme, the Lord, but there is no union or merger.  

Even in a Heavenly realm, the distinction still persists. In Duality (UQD), the Absolute is viewed as if with all the qualities of a person, but on a grander scale, distinct from all others. A QD Qualified Duality view supposes the Absolute to be one thing and oneself another, but there is some sameness due to "relation".  The Absolute may be regarded as one's Source, just as a spark has fire as its Source.  But the absolute is not regarded as the same as the spark itself.  The Absolute is y regarded as something to which one will eventually return, but is not regarded as the same as one's own state now, or as one's True Nature.

With such a view, spiritual practice is to maintain a relation to the absolute, but with the knowledge that one was once part of that limitless Being & that one may return to it. But for now, one must seek to deepen one's relation to that God.  The Supreme is viewed as similar to a person, yet on a grander scale, but a Grand Person that has left its mark, spark, or trace of itself in the Individual [made in the image & likeness of God].  With the QD Qualified Duality as one's view, spiritual practice aims at the strengthening of the relationship with God, the Supreme. 

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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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