Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Mind & Happiness 94

In this Waking State our Mind tells us that the World we are now experiencing is real & that the World we experienced in Dream is unreal, but in Dream our same Mind told us that the World we were then experiencing was real. The differences that we now imagine to exist between that Dream State & our present Waking State did not appear to exist then.

In fact, while Dreaming, we generally think we are in the Waking state.  If we were to discuss the reality of Waking & Dream with someone in a Dream, we would probably agree with each other that this "Waking State" as we would then take our Dream to be is more real than a Dream.

Our experience of our Body & this World is entirely subjective, because it exists only in our own Mind. [Even a notspiritual Perception Physiologist would admit that the entire Waking State World consists subjectively for us, only as Sense Perceptions, & Sense Perceptions exists only as Sense thoughts, thus only in the Mind.]  Likewise, the reality that we attribute to our experience of them is entirely subjective.

What we know of our Body & this World is only our Sense perceptions.  Without our 5 Senses, we would know neither our Body nor this World.  Every Sense Perception is an image or thought that we have formed within our own Mind by our power of Imagination, yet we imagine that each one of them corresponds to something that actually exists outside our Mind.  Since we cannot know anything about our Body or this World except the images or thoughts that our Mind forms about them within itself, we have no way of knowing for certain that either of them actually exists outside our Mind.

Therefore, since we know from our experience in Dream that our Mind not only has the power to create a seemingly real Body for itself, & to perceive a seemingly real World through the 5 Senses of that Body, but also has the power to delude itself into mistaking its imaginary creations to be real.  Since we have no way of knowing for certain that our Body & this World that we now experience in this Waking state are not just imaginary creations of our own Mind, like the Body & World that we experienced in Dream, we have good reason to suspect neither our Body nor the World actually exists outside our own Mind.

If they do not exist outside our Mind, then they do not exist at all when we do not know them, as in Dream & Deep Dreamless Sleep.  Since we can be sure that our Body exists only when we know it, & since we know our present Body in only one of our 3 States of Consciousness, our notion that this Body is our self is open to serious doubt.  Since we know that we exist in Dream, when we do not know the existence of this present Body, is it not reasonable for us to infer that we are the Consciousness that knows this Body, rather than this Body itself ?

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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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