Thursday, January 3, 2019

Mind & Happiness 139

Other than Existence itself, nothing exists.  Since we always know our self as "I exist", our Essential Existence is itself our Consciousness of our Existence.  Our Consciousness of our Existence, our Knowledge "I exist", is the one fundamental basis of all our other "knowledge".  If we did not know "I exist", we could not know any other thing.  Whatever we may know, we know it only because we first know our own Existence as "I exist".

Therefore our fundamental knowledge "I exist" our Real & Essential Self-Consciousness
or Existence-Consciousness is the true foundation that underlies & supports the seeming  "existence" of all other things.  Without depending upon the support of our Existence, nothing else could appear to be.  All other things appear to exist only because we are. We are therefore the one Fundamental & Absolute Existence, other than which nothing exists.  Since nothing is other than us, we are Infinite, & include all things within our Self that is, within our own Self-Conscious Existence. We are therefore the one Non-Dual & Infinite Existence.

Because the one Non-Dual Infinite Existence is our own Essential Self, which we always experience as "I exist", we refer to it as "our own" Existence.  However, though we have no Real Existence other than the one Infinite Reality, is it correct for us to consider it to be just "our" Existence ?  Since it is the only Existence that really is, is it not the Essential Existence of all things of everything that appears to exist ?

Yes, to the extent that "things" exist, they do all share in the one common Existence of the Infinite Reality.  However, there is a fundamental difference between the "existence" that we imagine we see in other things & the Existence that we experience in our Self.

All the things that we know as other than our Self are only thoughts or mental images that exist in our own Mind, & therefore they are known not by themselves but only by our Mind.  But whereas other "things" are not conscious of their own "existence", we are conscious of our own Existence. Therefore, though in other "things" we know only "existence", in our Self we know both Existence & Consciousness.

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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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