Saturday, April 13, 2019

Mind & Happiness 155

The Mind consists of 2 distinct aspects, namely the Knowing Subject, which is our root thought "I", & the Known Objects, which are all the other thoughts that are formed & experienced by this "I".  However, though it consists of these 2 distinct aspects or elements, the 1 Fundamental & Essential element of our Mind is only our causal Thought "I".

Hence, though we use the term "Mind" as a collective term for both the Thinker & its Thoughts, our Mind is in essence just the Thinker, the basic  thought "I" that thinks all other Thoughts.  This simple but important truth is expressed succinctly by Sri Ramana in Verse 18 of Upadēśa Undiyār:

"Our] Mind is only [a multitude of] thoughts.  Of all [the countless thoughts that are formed in our Mind], the thought 'I' alone is the Root [base, foundation or origin].  [Therefore] what is called 'Mind' is [in essence just this root thought] 'I'."

Just as on analysis our Mind can thus be resolved into Existence in essence only this fundamental thought "I", so on further analysis this fundamental thought "I" can in turn be resolved into being in essence only Consciousness.  Because it knows other thoughts, this thought "I" is a form of Consciousness, but because it rises or is formed only by feeling "I am such-&-such a person" & because it subsides & loses its separate form in Deep Dreamless Sleep, when it ceases to feel thus, it is not our permanent & "real" form of Consciousness, our pure Consciousness "I exist".

Because it can rise only by identifying a physical Body as "I", as it does in both Waking & Dream, it is a mixed & contaminated form of Consciousness, a "consciousness" that confuses itself with a Body, feeling mistakenly "I am this Body, an individual person called so-&-so".

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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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