Mind & Happiness 112

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.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

short-cut: http://sdrv.ms/YPOgkX or http://tinyurl.com/nnyyr58  link directly to free E-book PDF files

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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, 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, 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.

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

Mind & Happiness 111

Mind & Happiness 111

[back from hospital]

Our “sleep” of “self-forgetfulness” is imaginary, but from the perspective of our Mind, which is a product of it, it appears to be quite real. That is, so long as we feel our self to be this Mind, we cannot deny the fact that we do appear to lack clear Knowledge of our Real Self, as a result of which the “knowledge” of our self that we now appear to experience is confused & uncertain.

This lack of clarity of true Self-Knowledge is what Sri Ramana describes as “self-forgetfulness”. He also describes it as a “sleep”, because sleep [Dream & Deep Dreamless Sleep] is a State in which we forget our normal Waking self.  Just as in our everyday sleep we forget our present Waking self, so in our primal “sleep” of imaginary Self-Forgetfulness we seem to have forgotten our Real Self, which is our ever-wakeful,

Consciousness of our own essential & infinite Existence.  So long as we experience this State of imaginary Self-Forgetfulness, we do not experience our Self as we really are that is, as infinite & Absolute Existence, infinite & Absolute Consciousness, & infinite & Absolute Happiness.

Instead we experience our self as a finite & relative Existence a Person who seems to exist now but apparently did not exist before his or her Birth, & apparently will not exist after his or her Death, a person who sometimes rises as this finite & relative “consciousness” that we call our

Mind, & sometimes subsides in the state of relative un-consciousness that we call Deep Dreamless Sleep, a Person who experiences only finite & relative Happiness, mixed with equally finite & relative un-happiness.

In the state of relative un-consciousness that we call Deep Dreamless Sleep, we do not experience our self as a Person, but simply as our own happy Self-Conscious Existence. Though in Deep Dreamless Sleep we do not actually experience any form of relativity or finitude, from the perspective of our present Waking Mind we have to say that Deep Dreamless Sleep is only a relative & therefore finite State, because it is a State which we seem to enter & from which we seem to rise repeatedly.

Therefore, though Deep Dreamless Sleep is not finite in itself, relative to our other 2 States, Waking & Dream, it does appear to be finite.  Since Deep Dreamless Sleep is a State in which our Mind has subsided, it transcends our Mind, & hence it cannot be defined categorically as Existence either finite or Infinite, or as Existence either relative or Absolute. From the perspective of our Mind, Deep Dreamless Sleep is a finite & relative State, but from the perspective of our true Non-Dual Self-Consciousness, “I exist”, it is our Real & Natural State of Infinite & Absolute Existence, Infinite & Absolute Consciousness, & Infinite & Absolute Happiness.

What we actually experience in Deep Dreamless Sleep is only our Non-Dual Consciousness of our own Essential Existence, “I exist”, so as such Deep Dreamless Sleep is a state devoid of any form of relativity or finitude. What makes Deep Dreamless Sleep appear to be a relative & therefore finite State is the rising of our Mind in the 2 truly relative & finite states of Waking & Dream.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

short-cut: http://sdrv.ms/YPOgkX or http://tinyurl.com/nnyyr58  link directly to free E-book PDF files

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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, 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, 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.

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

Mind & Happiness 110

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 forever, 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.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

short-cut: http://sdrv.ms/YPOgkX or http://tinyurl.com/nnyyr58  link directly to free E-book PDF files

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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, 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, 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.

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

Mind & Happiness 108

Mind & Happiness 108

From the moment it rises from Deep Dreamless Sleep untill the moment it subsides once again in sleep, our Mind or “knowing Consciousness” is in a state of constant activity or doing. Without doing, without thinking or knowing something other than itself, our Mind cannot stand. As soon as it ceases doing, it subsides in Deep Dreamless Sleep, which is a state of mere Existence.

However, though in Deep Dreamless Sleep we remain as our mere “Existence Consciousness” we somehow appear to lack a perfect clarity of Self-Knowledge in that state.  If we clearly knew our True Nature in Deep Dreamless Sleep, we could not again mistake our self to be a Body or anything else that we are not & hence we would never rise again as our “knowing Consciousness” or Mind.

Throughout all our normal three states of Consciousness, we experience our “Existence Consciousness” as “I exist”, yet we somehow imagine that it is obscured by a lack of clarity of Self-Knowledge.  This lack of clarity of true Self-Knowledge is only imaginary, but because in our Imagination it appears to be real, it enables us to imagine that we are a “knowing Consciousness” in Waking & Dream & that we do not clearly know our self even in Deep Dreamless Sleep, when that “knowing Consciousness” has temporarily subsided.

How exactly we are able to sustain this imaginary lack of clarity of Self-Knowledge even in Deep Dreamless Sleep cannot be understood by our Mind or “knowing Consciousness”.  However, if we are able now in our present Waking State to scrutinize our “Existence Consciousness” sufficiently keenly, we will discover that this imaginary lack of clarity of Self-Knowledge never really existed.

That is, if we turn the attention of our “knowing Consciousness” away from all forms of Duality & focus it keenly upon our non-dual “Existence Consciousness”, which we always experience as “I exist”, we will begin to experience our “Existence Consciousness” more clearly.  The more clearly we experience it, the more keenly we will be able to focus our attention upon it.

By constantly practicing Self-Attention, therefore, we will eventually be able to focus our attention so keenly upon our “Existence Consciousness” that we will experience it with full & perfect clarity.  When we thus come to experience our “Existence Consciousness” with perfect clarity, we will discover that we never really experienced any lack of clarity of Self-Knowledge.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

short-cut: http://sdrv.ms/YPOgkX or http://tinyurl.com/nnyyr58  link directly to free E-book PDF files

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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, 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, 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.

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

Mind & Happiness 107

Mind & Happiness 107

Since both the “Existence” form & the “knowing” form of our Consciousness are experienced by us in the Waking State, we have a choice of attending either to the Thoughts, Feelings, Objects, & Events that are known by the “knowing” form of our “consciousness”, or to the “I exist” that is known by the Existence form of our Consciousness.

When we attend to things other than our Existence, we seemingly become our false form of “knowing consciousness”, which is our Mind, whereas when we attend only to our own Existence, “I exist”, we remain as our Essential Form of Non-Dual “Existence Consciousness”, which is our Real Self.

The nature of our Essential “Existence Consciousness” is just to be, & not to know anything other than itself.  Since it is Consciousness, it knows itself merely by Existence itself.  Its knowledge of itself is therefore not an action, a “doing” of any sort, but is just Existence.

In order to know our Real Self, therefore, all we need do is just exist [Consciously].  What seemingly prevents us from knowing our Real Self, our mere “Existence Consciousness”, is our “doing”, our rising [as a Mind] to know things that we imagine to be other than our Self. Whereas knowing our Self is not a “doing” but just “Existence”, knowing other things is a doing or action.

The very nature of our “knowing Consciousness” or Mind is therefore to be constantly doing.  Our “knowing Consciousness” comes into existence only by an act of Imagination by imagining itself to be a Body, which it creates by its power of Imagination.  Thus it is nothing but a form of Imagination.  Since it is itself an Imagination, all that it knows is likewise an Imagination.  Since imagining is a doing or action, the very formation of our “knowing Consciousness” in our Imagination is a doing & of all doings it is the first.

Since the rising of our “knowing Consciousness” from sleep is a doing or act of Imagination, all that it gives rise to all our dualistic “knowledge” which rises in the form of our thoughts, some of which appear to exist externally as our “Body” & the other objects of this “World” is just a product of doing, a result of our repeated acts of Imagination.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

short-cut: http://sdrv.ms/YPOgkX or http://tinyurl.com/nnyyr58  link directly to free E-book PDF files

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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, 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, 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.

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

Mind & Happiness 106

Mind & Happiness 106

The “consciousness” that knows other things is a transitory phenomenon that exists only in Waking & Dream, but it is not the only form of Consciousness that exists.  Even in Waking & Dream, a more subtle form of Consciousness exists, underlying & supporting the transitory appearance of our dualistic “consciousness”.  This more subtle form of Consciousness is our Non-Dual Consciousness of our own Existence, the Consciousness by which we each know “I exist”.

Thus our Consciousness in Waking & Dream has 2 distinct forms:

1) our fundamental “Existence Consciousness”, by which we know “I exist”, &

2) our superficial “knowing consciousness”, by which we know everything else.

Though we can thus distinguish 2 forms of our Consciousness, these are not 2 different Consciousnesses, but just 2 forms of 1 & the same Consciousness the one & only Consciousness that exists.  The relationship between these 2 forms of Consciousness is similar to the relationship between the illusory appearance of a Snake & the Rope that underlies & supports that illusory appearance.

When walking in a dim light, we may mistake a Rope lying on the ground to be a Snake. Because we see the Rope as a Snake, we fail to see the Rope as it is, & hence we mistakenly think that what is lying on the ground is only a Snake.  Similarly, because we experience our “Existence Consciousness” as a “knowing Consciousness”, we fail to know our “Existence Consciousness” as it is, & hence we mistakenly think that the only form of Consciousness that exists is our “knowing Consciousness”.

Just as the Rope underlies & supports the illusory appearance of the Snake, so our “Existence Consciousness” underlies & supports the transitory appearance of our “knowing Consciousness”. Whereas our “knowing Consciousness” is a transitory & illusory appearance, like the Snake, our “Existence Consciousness” is not a transitory & unreal appearance, but is our True Self, our Essential Existence, which exists & is known by us at all Times, in all places, & in all States.

Since our “knowing Consciousness”, which is what is commonly called our “Mind”, appears in Waking & Dream but disappears in Deep Dreamless Sleep, it is impermanent, & hence it cannot be our Real Self our True & Natural form of Existence & Consciousness.  Since our “Existence Consciousness”, on the other hand, exists in all our 3 States of Consciousness, Waking, Dream & Deep Dreamless Sleep, it is permanent, & hence it is our Real Self, the very Core & Essence of our Existence our True & Natural form of Consciousness.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

short-cut: http://sdrv.ms/YPOgkX or http://tinyurl.com/nnyyr58  link directly to free E-book PDF files

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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, 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, 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.

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

Mind & Happiness 105

Mind & Happiness 105

From analysis of our experience in our 3 ordinary States of Consciousness (Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep), we can conclude that we are the underlying Consciousness that knows both the conscious states of Waking & Dream & the seemingly un-conscious state of Deep Dreamless Sleep.  Or to be more precise, we are that Fundamental Consciousness which always knows “I exist” & which in Deep Dreamless Sleep knows nothing but “I exist”, but which in Waking & Dream appears to know other things in addition to “I exist”.

Neither the Consciousness of things other than “I” that we experience in Waking & Dream, nor the un-consciousness of other things that we experience in Deep Dreamless Sleep , are ever able to conceal completely our Fundamental Consciousness “I exist”.

Nevertheless they do appear to cloud over & obscure this Consciousness “I exist”, making us feel in Waking & Dream “I am this Body” & in Deep Dreamless Sleep, “I am un-conscious”, & thereby they deprive us of our clear knowledge of our true State of mere Self-Conscious Existence.  Therefore, to know clearly the True Nature of our Existence, we must use our power of knowing to attend to our fundamental & essential Consciousness “I exist”, thereby penetrating beyond the transitory appearances of both the objective Consciousness of Waking & Dream, & the seeming un-consciousness of Deep Dreamless Sleep.

We normally think of Deep Dreamless Sleep as a State of un-consciousness because we are accustomed to associating Consciousness with the state of knowing things other than our self in Waking & Dream.  When the knowing of other things subsides in Deep Dreamless Sleep, we experience a state of seeming darkness or emptiness that we mistake to be un-consciousness.

So accustomed have we become to associating Consciousness with knowing things other than our own Existence, that we overlook the fact that in Deep Dreamless Sleep we are clearly conscious of our Existence.  The reason why we thus overlook our clear Consciousness of our own Existence in sleep is because we have habituated our self to overlooking it in Waking & in Dream.

In both Waking & Dream we usually spend all our time paying attention only to the thoughts & feelings in our Mind, & to the objects & events in the seemingly external “World” & we seldom if ever pay any attention to our mere Existence, our Self-Consciousness “I exist”.  Because we habitually ignore our Consciousness of our own Existence, we mistakenly believe that our dualistic “consciousness” our “consciousness” that knows things that are seemingly other than our self is the only Consciousness there is.  Since this dualistic “consciousness” subsides in Deep Dreamless Sleep, that State appears to us to be a state of un-consciousness.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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, 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, 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.

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

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