Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Mind & Happiness 149

In Verse 43 of Śrī Aruācala Akaramaamālai Sri Ramana prays to Arunachala, who is our Real Self in its function as guru, the Power of Grace that bestows true Self-Knowledgeē tāē tattuvam idaai-t tāē kaṭṭuvāy aruācalā.

The Tamil word is a singular reflexive pronoun meaning "oneself", "myself", "itself", "your self", & so on, & the letter ē that is appended to it is an emphatic suffix that conveys the sense "itself", "alone", or "indeed".  Thus the meaning of this quintessential prayer is:

"Myself itself alone is tattva [the Reality].  Show this [to me] your Self,  Arunachala."

Our Real Self is the only "truly existing" tattva, the one Non-Dual Infinite & Absolute Reality. We can know this only when it shows itself to us, which it does by drawing our Mind or power of attention inwards, towards Itself.  Our Real Self thereby dissolves us by absorbing us as one with Itself, our own Essential Existence.  So long as we pay even the least attention to anything other than our Essential Existence, we cannot know our self as we really are.

Since all the other so-called tattvas which include our Intellect, our Ego, our Mind, our 5ive Sense-organs, our 5 organs of action, the 5 tanmātras, which are the subtle essences of each of the 5 forms of Sense perception, namely sound, touch, form, taste & smell, & the 5 elements, namely Space, air, water, fire & earth appear & disappear, they are merely ephemeral apparitions or illusions, & hence they are not real tattvas.  Since the World is composed of these ephemeral & Illusory tattvas, it is itself a mere illusion, & therefore Sri Ramana concludes the 17th paragraph of Yār? by saying that we should consider it to be a mere Dream.  Hence, since our Body is a part of this illusory & dreamlike World, we should consider it likewise to be merely an unreal Illusion, a product of our own power of Imagination.

Since none of these other tattvas are Real, neither they nor anything composed of them can be our True Self, & therefore we should not waste our time & energy thinking about them, enumerating them, classifying them or examining their properties, but should ignore them entirely & instead attend only to our real "I" our Fundamental & Essential Consciousness of our own True Existence.  The only need we have to consider our Body, our Mind & all our other adjuncts is to understand the fact that they are un-real, & are therefore not "I".

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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:  www.ajatavada.com/

[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."]

also:  Most of this material will be long searchable via "John Stiga" etc, on the "Wayback Machine" Internet Archive.

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