Monday, June 10, 2019

Mind & Happiness 156

[back with re-newed health, a new series very soon & a serious Kindle book after that]

What we mean when we say "I am such-&-such a person" is that we are an individual Consciousness that identifies itself with an adjunct a particular Body.  This identification of our Consciousness with a particular Body is what defines us as a person or individual. Our individuality or separate & distinct existence is thus nothing other than this adjunct-bound
Consciousness that feels "I am this Body."

By mistaking itself to be a particular Body, this Consciousness confines itself within the limits of that Body, & feels itself to be separate from all the objects & people it perceives outside that Body. This seemingly separate individual Consciousness "I am this Body" is what we call by
various names such as the "Mind", the "Ego", the "Psyche" or the "Soul".  This is the 1st Thought that gives rise to & experiences all other Thoughts.

In religious terminology, our limited individual Consciousness "I am this Body" is what is called our "Soul", whereas our unlimited fundamental Consciousness "I exist" is what is called our "Spirit", our "Heart" or the "Core of our Soul."  The popular belief that our whole "self" is a compound of these 3 elements, our Body, our Soul, & our Spirit, is rooted in our wrong mis-identification of our Self with a particular Body.

Though we know our Self to be one, because of our mistaken identification of our Self with a Body we wrongly imagine our Self to be all these 3 different things [Body, Soul, Spirit]. T his notion of ours is logically absurd, because since we are 1, how can 3 quite different things be our Self ?

Every day in Deep Dreamless Sleep both our Body & our soul (our Mind or individual
consciousness) disappear, yet we continue to exist, & to know that we exist.  Therefore, since we remain in Deep Dreamless Sleep without either our Body or our Soul, neither of these 2 elements can be our Real Self.  In truth, therefore, these 3 elements [Body, Soul, Spirit] constitute only our false individual self, which is a mere illusion, & not our Real Self. Our Real Self, our whole & complete Self, does not consist of 3 elements [Body, Soul, Spirit], but of only 1 element, the fundamental & Essential element that we call our "spirit", which is our single non-dual Consciousness of our own Existence our true Self-Consciousness "I exist".

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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:

[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.

Also related to these topics, there are now 8 Kindle books on "", reference-able by the author "John Stiga", each indicated as noncopyrighted, publicdomain, & priced at the minimum $0.99 each.

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