Mind & Happiness 138
Since Time & Space as we know them arise only in our Mind, & since our Mind rises only in our Fundamental Existence-Consciousness “I exist”, is it not reasonable for us to infer that our Existence-Consciousness transcends both Time & Space ? Just as it transcends Time & Space, it transcends every other imaginable Dimension. Only that which has a particular definable form, & which therefore occupies a distinct & definable extent in one or more dimensions, can be said to be limited or finite. But since our Fundamental & Essential Existence-Consciousness “I exist” has no definable form or extent, it is not limited in any way, & is therefore Infinite.
Since everything that we know arises in our Mind, & since our Mind arises in our Existence-Consciousness, all finite things are contained in our Infinite Existence-Consciousness, “I exist”.
So long as we do not imagine our self to be a Body or any other object that seems to appear in our Consciousness, we are Infinite. Our Existence & our Consciousness of Existence are both Infinite, or to be more precise, they are both the one Infinite & Non-Dual Reality. Since our Existence is Infinite, nothing can be separate from it, & hence it alone truly exists.
However, when we imagine our self to be a Body, innumerable “other objects” seem to arise in our Consciousness, & we imagine that each of them truly exists. Thus by our power of Imagination we give a seeming “existence” or “reality” to many things, & thereby we delude our self into believing that each thing has its own independent & finite “existence”.
In reality, however, nothing has an independent or “separate existence”. Existence is not a finite thing that can be divided into parts, but is the one Infinite & therefore In-divisible whole, other than which nothing can exist. Since Existence is Infinite, it includes everything within itself, & hence it is the one Essential Existence of each & every thing. No particular thing is real as the particular thing that it appears to be – as its particular form, or as the particular name, description, or definition that we give to its form. A “thing” is real only as the Existence that it essentially is.
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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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