Mind & Happiness 112
If we raise 2 walls in a vast open Space, that 1 open Space will appear to be divided into 3 confined Spaces. Similarly, when our Mind imagines the existence of 2 different types of Body – the Body that it imagines to be itself in its current State, which it considers to be Waking, & the Body that it imagined to be itself in another State that it now considers to be Dream – the Infinite Space of our true & Absolute Self-Conscious Existence appears to be divided into 3 separate & therefore finite States, which we call Waking, Dream. & Deep Dreamless Sleep.
In reality, the State that we now call “Deep Dreamless Sleep ” is our true, Natural, Infinite & Absolute State of un-adulterated Self-Consciousness. However, so long as we feel our self to be this relative & finite Consciousness that we call our Mind, we cannot know sleep as it really is. That is, since we do not experience our Essential Self-Consciousness “I exist” in its true un-adulterated form in our present Waking State, from the perspective of this Waking State we cannot recognize the fact that we did experience our Self-Consciousness “I exist” in its true un-adulterated form in Deep Dreamless Sleep. Therefore, in order to discover what we really experienced in Deep Dreamless Sleep, we must experience our Fundamental Self-Consciousness “I exist” in its true un-adulterated form in our present Waking State.
In the perspective of our Real Self, which is the Non-Dual Consciousness that knows nothing other than itself, the State that we call Deep Dreamless Sleep is a State of Infinite, Absolute & un-adulterated Self-Consciousness. However, in the perspective of our Real Self, our other 2 States, which we call Waking & Dream, are equally States of Infinite, Absolute & un-adulterated Self-Consciousness.
That is, in the Infinite perspective of our Real Self, there is only 1 State, & that State is our single, Non-Dual, true & Natural State of Absolute Consciousness of our own Essential Existence, “I exist”. However, in the limited & distorted perspective of our Mind, our 1 True State of Non-Dual Self-Consciousness appears to be 3 distinct States, which we call Waking, Dream & Deep Dreamless Sleep.
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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.”]
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