Mind & Happiness 125
We are Consciousness, & everything that we know is merely a form or image that appears in our Consciousness – that is, in us – like waves that appear on the surface of the ocean. Just as the water of the Ocean is the one substance of which all Waves are formed, so our Consciousness is the one substance of which all our Thoughts – that is, all the Objects known by us, including our Body – are formed.
Our Body & everything else that we know are just a series of thoughts or mental images, which we form in our own Mind by our power of Imagination. Since everything other than our own Consciousness is just a figment of our Imagination, our Consciousness alone is Real, & hence it is the one true substance of which all other things are formed. In the final sentence of the 18th paragraph of Nāṉ Yār? Sri Ramana says:
“In both Waking & Dream thoughts & names-&-forms occur simultaneously.”
In this context the plural form of the compound word nāma-rūpa, which literally means “name-forms” & which can be translated as “names-&-forms“, denotes all the objects of the World which we imagine exist outside our Self. In each of our States of mental activity, whether we imagine that State to be Waking or Dream, we experience the fact that the objects that we recognise as Existence merely thoughts that we have formed in our own Mind & the objects that seem to exist outside our self, both appear simultaneously.
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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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