Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Mind & Happiness 152

Because the "adjuncts" or "Sheaths" have no inherent & permanent Existence or Consciousness of their own, Sri Ramana concluded that they are all asat unreal or devoid of true Existence   & jaa inconscient or devoid of true Consciousness. Therefore they cannot be "I", our Real Self, which is Absolute Existence or sat & Absolute Consciousness or cit.

Once we have thus understood that our Body, our Mind & all our other adjuncts are not our Real Self, we should ignore them.  Instead of wasting our Time & energy examining or thinking about them or anything else that is not our Real Self, we should direct all our energy & effort into scrutinising only our Self our own Essential Self-Conscious Existence, which we always experience as "I exist" because we can know who or what we really are only by keenly scrutinizing or attending to our own Real & Essential Self.

By analyzing our experience of our Self in our 3 States of Consciousness (Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep), we are able to gain a clear theoretical understanding of what we really are.  However, this theoretical understanding is not an end in itself, but is merely the means to discover how we can gain true experiential knowledge of our Real Nature.  Since we have learned by our critical analysis that our True Nature, our Real Self, is only our Non-Dual "ExistenceConsciousness", which we always experience as "I exist".  All we need do in order to gain true experiential Self-Knowledge is to scrutinize our "ExistenceConsciousness" with a keenly focused power of attention.

Our real Consciousness is only our "Existence Consciousness" our Essential Self-Consciousness "I exist". Our Mind or "knowing Consciousness" is merely an un-real form of Consciousness, which exists only in its own Imagination, & which is therefore experienced only by itself & not by our real "Existence Consciousness".  Since the imaginary rising of this unreal "knowing consciousness" is the cloud that seemingly obscures our real "ExistenceConsciousness", preventing us from experiencing it as it really is, let us now proceed to examine the nature of this un-real "knowing Consciousness" our own self-deceptive Mind.

Though our ultimate aim is to ignore our Mind and to attend only to our own True Self, which is the Reality that underlies it, we will nevertheless derive great benefit from examining the Nature of our Mind more deeply & thereby understanding it more clearly.  There are 2 main reasons for this:

1st & most importantly: it is Essential that we should understand & be firmly convinced of the fact that our Mind is un-real & is therefore not our True Self or "I" our Essential & Real form of Consciousness.  Since our Mind is an impostor who deludes us into mistaking it to be our Self, we must be able to see through its self-deceptive Nature in order to recognize our Real Self, which underlies its false appearance, just as a Rope underlies the false appearance of an Imaginary Snake.

2nd: is that when we try to scrutinize our Real Self, the only obstacle that will actually stand in our way will be our own Mind.  Since our Mind is the primary enemy that will oppose & obstruct all our efforts to know our Real Self, we should understand this enemy correctly in order to use it to our advantage & to avoid falling prey to all its subtle & self-delusive tricks.

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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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