Mind & Happiness 110
Our “Existence Consciousness” always knows itself perfectly clearly, & never experiences any lack of clarity of Self-Knowledge. Our seeming lack of clarity of Self-Knowledge is merely an illusion, an unreal product of our self-deceptive power of Imagination, & is experienced only by our Mind or “knowing Consciousness”. Therefore, as soon as we experience our “Existence
Consciousness” with perfect clarity, we will discover that in reality our imaginary lack of clarity of Self-Knowledge is ever non-existent, & thus the illusion of it will be destroyed forever.
Since our entire experience of Duality or Multiplicity arises only in our Mind, & since our Mind is built upon the flimsy foundation of our imaginary lack of clarity of Self-Knowledge, when this “mist-like” imaginary lack of clarity is dissolved in the clear light of un-adulterated Self-Consciousness, our Mind & all the Duality that it now experiences will disappear for ever, just as a Dream disappears as soon as we wake up from sleep [in the Dream State].
Therefore in verse 1 of Ēkātma Pañcakam Sri Ramana says:
“Having forgotten our Self [our Real Self, our pure un-adulterated Consciousness “I exist”], having thought ‘[this] Body indeed is myself],’ [&] having [thereby] taken innumerable births, finally knowing our Self [&] Existence our self is just [like] Waking from a Dream of wandering about the World. See [thus].”
Our present Waking state is in fact just a Dream that is occurring in our long “sleep” of Self-forgetfulness or lack of clarity of true Self-Knowledge. So long as this “sleep” persists, we will continue Dreaming one Dream after another. Between our Dreams we may rest for a while [in some “Bardo ” or other Death state] in Deep Dreamless Sleep, but such rest can never be permanent.
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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 – this Blog 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 in the other Blog noted below. 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, No–Creation. 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 “New–Age” Quantum Physicist, Amit Goswami. And so to that source, & the Quantum Activism he currently advocates [with a 1–course 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, a 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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