Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mind & Happiness 153
We should understand the un-reality & insubstantiality of our Mind, because only then will we be truly convinced of the fact that the only means to overcome our Mind & all its self-delusive tricks is to ignore it by attending only to our Real underlying Consciousness our
Essential Non-Dual Self-Consciousness "I exist".  Therefore, before investigating the Nature of our real Consciousness, let us first investigate the nature of this un-real Consciousness that we call our "Mind".

Nature of Our Mind:

We call our "Mind" is just a limited & distorted form of our Original & Fundamental Consciousness "I exist" a spurious form of Consciousness that identifies itself with a particular Body, & that appears to exist only in the States of Waking & Dream, & disappears in Deep Dreamless Sleep.  Since this Mind is the primary obstacle that stands in the way of our knowing our Self as we really are, we now examine it more closely. What is the nature of this limited & distorted form of Consciousness that we call our "Mind"?

Our Mind as we now know it is just a bundle of thoughts thoughts, that is, in the very broadest sense of the term, namely anything that our Mind forms & experiences within itself, such as any Perception, Conception, Idea, Belief, Feeling, Emotion, Desire, Fear, or such-like.  All thoughts  are just images that our Mind forms within itself by its power of Imagination.  Other than our Fundamental Consciousness "I exist", each & everything that our Mind knows or experiences is only a thought that it forms within itself.

Even our Perceptions are only thoughts or mental images that our Mind forms within itself by its wonderful power of Imagination. Whether Perceptions in the Waking State are formed only by our Mind's power of Imagination without any external stimuli, as in Dream, or whether they are
formed by our Mind's power of Imagination in response to actual external stimuli, is something we can know for certain only when we discover the Ultimate Truth about our Mind.

Because the fact that all our perceptions are only thoughts is so important, we examine it a little more closely, using the example of Vision.  According to the "scientific" explanation of the process of Seeing, light from the outside World enters our eyeballs & stimulates electrochemical reactions in the light-sensitive cells at the back of them.  These cells then stimulate a chain of
further electro-chemical reactions along our Optic nerves, & these in turn reach our Brain & cause more electrochemical activity to take place there.

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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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