Sunday, January 27, 2019

Mind & Happiness 141

The only Existence that is at all times & under all conditions is our own Essential Existence, which we always know as "I exist".  Not only does it exist at all times & under all conditions, but it also exists unchanging, without ever undergoing any change.  In contrast, the "existence" of all other things appears & disappears, & constantly undergoes change.  Moreover, unlike all other things, our own Essential Existence always knows itself, & does not depend upon any other thing to be known.  Therefore it is the only Existence that really is.

Since the "existence" of all other things is not real but is only an Illusion or apparition & since the only real Existence is our own Essential Existence, "I exist", Real Existence is in fact never divided, even though it appears to be divided as many separate "existences" as the separate "existence" of each of the many different things that appear to be.

Our own real & Essential Existence is always single, Non-Dual & in-divisible, & since nothing exists apart from Existence. Existence is Infinite & includes all things within itself. Therefore what Sri Ramana & other Sages tell us about their experience of true Self-Knowledge, namely that they know them selves to be the one & only truly existing Reality, whose nature is Beginning-less, End-less, Eternal, Undivided, Non-Dual, & Infinite Existence, Consciousness & bliss, is not as fanciful & far-fetched as it may initially appear to be.

What the Sages experience as the Truth of their own Real Self or Existence is also the Truth of our own Real Self or Existence, because our Existence is no different from their Existence. We appear to be separate from them only because we mistake our Self to be a finite Body, but even when we mistake our self to be such, we still know our Essential Existence as "I exist".  In Reality, therefore, what each & every one of us experiences as "I exist" is the One Eternal, Un-Divided, Non-Dual & Infinite Existence.

The fundamental difference between the experience of Sages such as Sri Ramana, who know them self to be the One Infinite & Undivided Self-Conscious Existence, & the experience of those of us who imagine our Self to be anything other than this One Infinite & Un-divided Self-Conscious Existence, which is our True & Essential Self, lies only in the limitations that we imaginarily superimpose upon our truly Infinite Existence.

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:

[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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Also related to these topics, there are now 8 Kindle books on "", reference-able by the author "John Stiga", each indicated as noncopyrighted, publicdomain, & priced at the minimum $0.99 each.

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