Friday, February 22, 2019

Mind & Happiness 146

The publication of Yār? rewritten by Sri Ramana did not remove the detailed nēti nēti portion that Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai had inserted, but instead simply instructed that the 1st question & the actual words of his first 2 answers should be printed in bold type in order to distinguish them from the inserted nēti nēti portion.  The 1st question, the inserted portion, & Sri Ramana's 1st 2 answers together constitute the 2nd paragraph, the meaning of which is as follows:

"Who am I? The sthūla dēha [the "gross" or physical Body], which is [composed] of the sapta dhātus [the 7 constituents, namely chyle, blood, flesh, fat, marrow, bone, & semen], is not "I".  The 5 jñānēndriyas [sense organs], namely the ears, skin, eyes, tongue, & nose, which individually [& respectively] know the 5 viayas [sense "domains" or types of sense perception], namely sound, touch [texture & other qualities perceived by touch], form [shape, color, & other qualities perceived by sight], taste, & smell, are also not "I".  The 5 karmēndriyas [organs of action], namely the vocal cords, feet [or legs], hands [or arms], anus, & genitals, which [respectively] do the 5 actions, namely speaking, walking, holding [or giving], excretion, & [sexual] enjoyment, are also not "I".  The pañca vāyus [the 5 "winds" (prāas), "vital airs" or metabolic forces], beginning with prāa [breath], which perform the 5 [metabolic] functions,
beginning with respiration, are also not "I".  The Mind, which thinks, is also not "I".  The ignorance [the absence of all dualistic knowledge] that is combined with only viaya-vāsanās [latent inclinations, impulsions, desires, liking, or taste for sense perceptions or sense enjoyments] when all sense perceptions & all actions have been severed [as in Deep Dreamless Sleep], is also not "I".  Having done nēti [negation, elimination, or denial of whatever is not our Self by thinking] that all the above things are not "I", the knowledge that [then] stands detached alone is "I".  The nature of [this] knowledge ["I exist"] is sat-cit-ānanda [Existence-Consciousness-Bliss]."

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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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