NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 13

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 13:

Prior to excerpting the other Ramana Maharshi disciple in the text below we continue the series: Fine-Tuned Universe 6, the premise that a small change in several of the dimensionless fundamental physical constants would make the Universe incapable of Life.

100 Billion

[for a while, the following will preface all these blogs – so please skip over if seen before]

In order to hint at how serious this Blog is, let the author unequivocally state that the Knowledge here imparted, none of it original, none to be credited to the author, that Knowledge is THE MOST VALUABLE treasure that exists. If hypothetically offered 100 Billion dollars to forgo this Knowledge, that offer or any other would be disregarded in the blink of an eye.  Even with all the good that might be accomplished with $100B, this Knowledge is beyond the World & comes from beyond the Mind. This is no hyperbole.

Fine-Tuned Universe 6:

[In the unreal reflection called the “Universe”, a product of an unreal Mind, even there, Infinite Intelligence is evident and inspiring.]

The Fine-Tuned measure of the continued, exponentially increasing Expansion (self-stretching property) of the Universe, at a faster and faster rate, allows to see less and less of the Universe as time goes on. This knowledge of the Universe will decrease with Time. Intelligent beings will lose the capacity to draw adequate Energy for Work from the Heat flow of the Universe. Inevitably, heat flow will be so tiny that all metabolic reactions will cease.  “Consciousness is eventually lost.” [Assuming Consciousness were physical, which can never be explained that way.]

Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan argued that the Intelligent Design of such a vast Cosmos for such an infinitesimal creature seems wasteful.  But sufficient Age (& thus expanding size) are requisite for long Evolution. The Universe is the necessary size and age. Neither too or too little Expansion, an enormous but so far limited Universe is itself,  carefully “machined” for Billions of years, Anthropic Fine-Tuning.

Some skeptics have attempted to trivialize the anthropic principle with the assertion that humans simply would not be here to observe the universe unless the extremely unlikely did somehow happen to take place. British philosopher Richard Swinburne responded to this notion with a simple illustration.25 He points out that the survivor of a firing squad execution would not attribute his or her survival to a lucky accident. Rather, the survivor would conclude that either the rifles were loaded with blanks or that each of the executioners missed on purpose. The measured fine-tuning of the universe tells us that Someone purposed for humans to exist for a certain period of time.

The other argument claims that there is nothing remarkable about the Fine-Tuning of the Universe if an virtual infinitude of Universes exist, each with a different set of characteristics. In this case, Chance might as plausible that at least one would manifest the characteristics necessary for human Life.

This resembles a gambler finding hundred thousand coin “randomly” landing “Heads”.  He thereupon  rationalizes that 2100,000 such coins exist (though he cannot see them, like a Multi-Verse), each Coin having been flipped 100,000 times by 2100,000 coin flippers. Statistically, one of these coins could come up heads 100,000 times. But the gambler has no evidence for the existence of the other coins, coin flippers, or distinct results. With a sample size of one, the only rational conclusion to draw is that someone “fixed” the coins to all land on Heads. In the case of the Universe, no evidence can be found for the existence of other Universes. Relativity dictates that the Space-Time envelope of a Universe that contains observers can never overlap that of any other Universe or Universes. Thus, the sample size for human observers is one and the conclusion that “Someone” purposed, or “fixed”, the universe for human existence remains compelling.

Like a lucky coin toss, we can choose examine the Universe, the “coins” more closely. Research will likely even yield an increase in the number of Fine-Tuned characteristics and the degree of Fine-Tuning. Such would amount to an Anthropic Principle test.

Some more selected verses from the other Maharshi disciple:

What happens in the Deep Dreamless Sleep state is the same as when you are awake.

Thinking that you are not mature is not the kind of judgment to make about yourself. If you hold onto this kind of thought, this will be a hindrance to your realization, because the Truth is already within you.  Maturity and immaturity belong to the Mind. You are not the Mind; you are already the Self.

You see a big lamp before you. Your own lamp is unlit. So you bring your lamp to the lamp which is already burning. And when you go away from that lamp, you have your own lamp, your own light. Wherever you go from that point on, the light is with you. The state of jnana is the same for all. Anyone who realizes the Self is in the same state of peace, which is beyond the mind. Though the experience of the Self is the same in all cases, it is true that some jnanis end up helping a lot of people, whereas others, who are equally enlightened, may help fewer people. Some jnanis do not teach at all. They live ordinary lives and are rarely, if ever, recognized for what they really are. Water can be in a well or it can be in a lake. It is the same water, but one source can quench more thirsts than the other. A small lamp can light up a room, whereas a big one can light up a whole street. Bhagavan Ramana was one of those big, blazing lights that could light up a huge area. He guided and brought light to many people.

Only a few people have the capacity to guide a large number of people towards the Truth. Realizing the Truth is one thing, but guiding others towards it is something else. All jnanis are not capable when it comes to guiding others.

This kind of questioning will not help you to realise the Self. Questions such as these will disappear if you have a strong desire for realization. Your Mind will then not be occupied with such thoughts.

I would advise you to question yourself, “Who is asking the question ?  And who is getting the answer ? ”  If you have this attitude towards your doubts and your questions, your quest for their source will lead you back to the Self. In that place there are no questions and no answers. There is only Peace.

We often say, “I slept happily” [Deep Dreamless Sleep] but if someone asks you to explain in words the Happiness you felt in that state, what can you say ? You can experience it, but you can’t really explain it. This is how the Self is. You can experience it, you can become it, but you cannot explain this state through words.

It was my experience that through continuous sadhana I gradually relaxed into the Self.  It was a gradual process. It is not something new that suddenly comes. It is eternally there, but it is covered by so much. It has to be rediscovered.  If he says “I don’t know myself” or if he claims “I have not known myself” – both are statements to laugh at. Because you are That. You can be That, but there is nothing to say about it. If somebody says, “I am a jnani. I am an Enlightened person,” then who is claiming that ?

The above themes & 1600 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/

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

or with Caps-sensitive:

http://sdrv.ms.YPOgkX/

Duplicates (but with graphics) have been available on:

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

http://being-as-consciousness.blogspot.com/

Duplicates  have been available on:

[But from now on, they will be different & still usually daily.]

 

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 12

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 12:

“In saying “I had a Dream; I was in Deep Dreamless Sleep; I am Awake,” you admit you were there all the time.  It is like a Cinema.  The Screen is always there but various pictures appear on the Screen and then vanish. Nothing affects the screen, since you remain ever your own Self in all 3 States.  If you know that the 3 States will not trouble you. Just as nothing affected the Screen, things that happened during the Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep States do not affect you and you remain your own Self.”                                                                                                            Ramana Maharshi

100 Billion

[for a while, the following will preface all these blogs – so please skip over if seen before]

In order to hint at how serious this Blog is, let the author unequivocally state that the Knowledge here imparted, none of it original, none to be credited to the author, that Knowledge is THE MOST VALUABLE treasure that exists. If hypothetically offered 100 Billion dollars to forgo this Knowledge, that offer or any other would be disregarded in the blink of an eye.  Even with all the good that might be accomplished with $100B, this Knowledge is beyond the World & comes from beyond the Mind. This is no hyperbole.

Prior to excerpting the other Ramana Maharshi disciple in the text below we continue the series: Fine-Tuned Universe 5, the premise that a small change in several of the dimensionless fundamental physical constants would make the Universe incapable of Life.

Fine-Tuned Universe 5:

[In the unreal reflection called the “Universe”, a product of an unreal Mind, even there, Infinite Intelligence is evident and inspiring.]

The Anthropic Principle says that the Universe appears “designed” for the sake of human Life. The emergence of humans requires physical constants, laws, and properties that fall within certain narrow ranges, Fine-Tuning.

One factor is the ratio of the Gravitational force constant to the Electro-Magnetic force constant. The ratio must hold to one part in 1040 (one part in ten thousand trillion trillion trillion) without eliminating the possibility for Life – this ratio being one of some 38 such Anthropic Fine-Tuned Parameters. Of these, the most sensitive is the Space Energy Density (the self-stretching property of the Universe). Its value cannot vary by more than one part in 10120 and still allow for the stars and planets that Life requires.

Evidence of specific “preparation” for human existence shows up in the characteristics of the Solar System, as well, some 150 Fine-Tuned characteristics. The odds that any given planet in the Universe [given that planets became possible] would possess the necessary conditions to support Intelligent Life are now estimated as one in 10173 .

Roughly 15 Billion years represents a minimum preparation time for advanced life. But in just 10 Million years or less, Earth will lose its ability to sustain human Life. In fact, this estimate of the human habitability time window may be grossly optimistic. In all likelihood, a nearby supernova eruption, a climatic perturbation, a social or environmental upheaval, or the genetic accumulation of negative mutations will doom the species to extinction sometime sooner than twenty thousand years from now. Some take a mere 100 years to be generous, at least for civilized human Life after Environment decay, poverty, war & disease.

Some more selected verses from the other Maharshi disciple:

If the meditation is not continuous enough, the other part of the Mind becomes predominant. You have to overpower this Mind that is taking you away from yourself.

We can all be like this if circumstances demand it. There are occasions when a show of anger is needed. We can play the role of being angry, but at the same time we can know that we are just acting out a role that is needed at a particular moment.

Jnani’s usually come to their last births with a mountain of punyas [merits] on account of what they have done in their previous lives. The Jnani cannot experience all these punyas himself, but those who come into contact with him can receive them as blessings. The same thing can be said for all the papams [de-merits] that the Jnani brings to his final life. A poor man can suddenly become rich if a millionaire takes a liking to him and gives him a lot of money. Those who come to a Jnani and do selfless service to him find themselves becoming spiritual millionaires when they receive the Jnani’s unused punyas. And those who come to abuse and insult the Jnani end up receiving all his unused papams. This is an automatic process. The Jnani does not pick and choose the people who are going to be the recipients of these punyas. This transfer happens automatically. Devotees grow spiritually by receiving all these blessings. They reach heights that would be difficult or impossible to reach through their own efforts. My own life illustrates this. When I was very young I stayed alone, doing all kinds of spiritual practice by myself. I doubt that I could have experienced the truth of the Self through my own efforts. Fortunately, grace brought me to Bhagavan, and through Bhagavan’s Grace I had the opportunity to serve him. My proximity to Bhagavan and the work I did for him made me ready for the Truth.

I learned this lesson about the necessity of being in the Jnani’s Presence early on. After a few weeks there I found myself disappointed by the attitude of many of the people I found around Bhagavan. They seemed to be more interested in gossiping than in doing meditation. I knew that Bhagavan was a great man, but I didn’t feel comfortable living with people whom I thought were not taking the spiritual life very seriously. I decided to leave the Ashram and meditate by myself. My attempt to run away was not successful. Bhagavan’s grace and power brought me back from Polur, the place I had run away to. As I sat in front of Bhagavan on my first day back, Bhagavan looked at me, and while he was looking I began to hear the words of one of the verses from Ulladu Narpadu Anubandham resonating in my Heart: I “The Supreme State which is praised and which is attained here in this life by clear Inquiry, which rises in the Heart when association with a sadhu is gained, is impossible to attain by listening to teachers, by studying and learning the meaning of the scriptures, by virtuous deeds, or by any other means.”

I had never read this work before, so I don’t know how these words managed to repeat themselves inside me. No one else heard them except me. The verse praises association with a Jnani, saying that association with such a being is far more productive for sadhaks than doing spiritual practice by oneself. After hearing these words I got the courage to stay and serve Bhagavan.

I just listened to what my Guru told me, and I carried out his instructions to the best of my ability. Then, one day in the hall, Bhagavan turned to me and said, “Your karmas are over.”  I had this great opportunity to surrender to a Guru like Bhagavan, to trust him and to serve him. It didn’t happen through my own efforts. This kind of thing happens very rarely, for beings such as Bhagavan don’t appear very often. If you want to learn, you have to go to school. If you want Jnana, you have to go to a Jnani I want to speak some more about the Grace of the Guru. Bhagavan told me that the Guru is the Self who is within. The Self manifests in a form and pushes the Minds of devotees towards the Self.

The above themes & 1600 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\

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

or with Caps-sensitive:

http://sdrv.ms.YPOgkX/

Duplicates (but with graphics) have been available on:

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

http://being-as-consciousness.blogspot.com/

[But after this one, they will be different & still usually daily.]

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 11

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 11:

Prior to excerpting the other Ramana Maharshi disciple in the text below we continue the series: Fine-Tuned Universe 4, the premise that a small change in several of the dimensionless fundamental physical constants would make the Universe incapable of Life.

[In the unreal reflection called the “Universe”, a product of an unreal Mind, even there, Infinite Intelligence is evident and inspiring.]

Fine-Tuned Universe 4:

We previously noted that formation of Hydrogen nuclei during the Big Bang, along with the Carbon and Oxygen atoms initially fused at the center of stars that exploded as supernovae; these Fine-Tuned “coincidences” allowed for solar systems and planets capable of supporting Carbon-based Life dependent on Water and Oxygen.

There has to be a critical rate of expansion if our Universe , avoiding all manner of “recollapse” so that even now, ten Billion years later, it is still expanding at nearly the critical rate.  If the rate of expansion one second after the Big Bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred Quadrillion, the Universe would have recollapsed before it ever reached its present size.

The current age of the Universe must be old enough to allow for the formation of galaxies, stars and planets, and stars that fused Carbon and Oxygen. Quark masses were similarly Fine-Tuned as was the Electromagnetic Fine Structure Constant to allow for the formation of Neutrons, Protons and larger atomic nuclei. Variations in the Light Quark masses of more that 2-3 % would not support The formation of life-essential Carbon and Oxygen,  Big Bang Nucleosynthesis sets tight limits on the variations of the Light Quark mass.

Some more selected verses from the other Maharshi disciple:

Tayumanuvar, Tamil saint:

“My Guru merely told me that I am Consciousness. Having heard this, I held onto Consciousness. What he told me was just 1 sentence, but I cannot describe the Bliss that I attained from holding onto that 1 simple sentence. Through that 1 sentence I attained a Peace and a Happiness that can never be explained in words.”

It doesn’t happen by itself you have to go on making an effort until the point where you become totally effortless. Up till that moment your effort is needed. The Mind only gets dissolved in the Self by constant practice. At that moment the “I am the Body” idea disappears, just as darkness disappears when the Sun rises.

We have to walk on the Path ourselves to realize the Truth. If you want to go to somewhere, having someone tell you where it is and how to get there will not magically transport you to that place. You have to go to the airport and get on the plane yourself. You have to carry out the instructions the Guru has given you.

Grace shows us the way home by guiding us in the right direction, but we still have to do the work ourselves.

This “I am” Consciousness, is present within all of us. It is not something special that devotees of one particular Guru have. It is our nature, and as such it is common to all. But only a few souls are mature enough or ripe enough to be aware of it. Though it is present within all of us, Grace puts us in touch with it and gives us a taste of what it is like. And once that taste is there, the thirst to realize the Self follows.

If Inquiry into the Self is not taking place, thoughts will be on the Body and the Mind. And while those thoughts are habitually there, there will be an underlying identification: “I am the Body. I am the Mind.”  This identification is something that happened at a particular point in time. It is not something that has always been there. And what comes in time also goes eventually, for nothing that exists in time is permanent. The Self, on the other hand, has always been there. It existed before the ideas about the Body and the

Mind arose, and it will be there when they finally vanish.

The Self always remains as it is: as Peace, without Birth, without Death. Through the intensity of your Inquiry you can claim that state as your own. Inquire into the nature of the Mind by asking, with 1-pointed determination, “Who am I ?”  Mind is illusory and non-existent, just as the snake that appears on the rope is illusory and non-existent. Dispel the Illusion of the Mind by intense Inquiry and merge in the Peace of the Self. That is what you are, always.

“Have you realized the Self ?” is sometimes a strange question to answer. It is like having somebody ask you if you have become a human being. You are always a human being. You didn’t have to do anything to accomplish it. You are self-evidently a human being, so much so, it is strange to field questions about it. If it is not self-evident then find out who you are. How does one find out who one is ? You will find out by constantly doing Self-Inquiry. Ask yourself, “Am I the Body ?  Am I the Mind ?”  When Self-Inquiry is deepened, you understand who you are.

If one is mature, one can realize the Self in this moment. If one is not mature one has to take up sadhana to make oneself receptive to the Truth.

The above themes & 1600 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\

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

or with Caps-sensitive:

http://sdrv.ms.YPOgkX 

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 10

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 10:

Prior to presenting a Consciousness-Meditation offered by some Ramana Maharshi disciples, we share some thoughts.

Notes from a (contemporary) Spiritual Diary

How can I be certain that my inner true self is spiritual, perfectly happy, complete, & even divine? For one assurance, there is the consistent, unchanging testimony of the Wise throughout all the millennia, in disparate cultures & nations.

Closer to home, for just one more of many examples or instances of assurance, there is my own growing interest in deeper Reality, & my own expanding ability to see & comprehend the subtle inner Truth.

Only the Real in me is attracted to the Real. Only the Real in me intuits & catches a glimmer of profundity.  Only the Real is capable of understanding Non-Dual Teaching in the many “secret” places in which it can readily be found.

Seek sincerely, reject ego-massaging half-truth, & be amazed at how fast & how deeply one can comprehend, can attain certainty. One can know with certainty, the inner, wordless answer to “Who am I ?”

How could it be otherwise ? Self-deception may have continued for eons & could continue for eons more. But the façade of Illusion, Maya, can crumble in the snap of a finger. Let the sleeper awaken! Be at Peace in Joy, Freedom, & Happiness.

Our inner core, our Being, is actually the unflinching, steady, Knowledge that “I exist.” That Knowledge shines, not within some individual “consciousness”, in & as non-multiple, universal, Non-Dual Consciousness.

Illusory self-focusing down as if an “island” of personal ego-self-consciousness in some oceanic Universe, a RWOT real-world-out-there ­ that Dream seems to crumple my innate Vastness into a tiny bubble of personal identity.

Appearing in the Waking State (other than the various dream-worlds) seems to recur over a short life-time of a century, or less, the outer RWOT seems to hold out hope of avoiding pain & promise of enjoyment sensual, emotional, & mental. For fleeting moments, that World seems to deliver, but then it all slips away, just like youth & ultimately good health & life itself.

Relationships solidify life’s stability in family, friendship, & greater society. But one eventually takes wrong turns & misfortune ever threatens while “all good things must pass.”

Why ? Well of course “all things must pass,” good or bad, just like in nightly Dreams with similar trajectories. Those dramas may turn over rapidly until morning when they all vanish. Deep Dreamless Sleep is, however, uniformly filled with Peace (without details to remember). For that same Peace in the Waking State, we seek steady livelihood, steady relationships, & various acquisitions.

The Waking State body dies soon enough, even if there are fortunate outer circumstances, for a time, or perhaps even throughout most of that lifetime. But for most of humanity, even that is not the case & for many far worse dramatically so, or like those proverbial men who “lead lives of quiet desperation.”

Regardless, Love & Happiness, Peace & Freedom are only ever experienced “within”, in faint glimmers, short-lived flashes, or as God, Guru, one’s true Self, as Reality.

Consciousness-Meditation

“Shut your eyes. Let go of the idea of your own or control Consciousness. Let the infinite Consciousness be what it is without your trying to control it.  Relax & observe Consciousness. Let go of everything & observe Consciousness. Relax completely & observe Consciousness. With as little effort as possible & with a gentle, kind, easy, relaxed approach, observe Consciousness. You just continue with Consciousness watching Consciousness. There are objects to see Consciousness is empty. There is no thing to observe in Consciousness.  Just continue for the entire practice session watching your Consciousness. Only Consciousness watching Consciousness & nothing else.

[The above themes & 1600 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\

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

or with Caps-sensitive:

http://sdrv.ms.YPOgkX\ 

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 9

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 9:

Prior to presenting a Consciousness-Meditation offered by some Ramana Maharshi disciples, we share some thoughts.

Notes from a (contemporary) Spiritual Diary

How can I be certain that my inner true self is spiritual, perfectly happy, complete, & even divine? For one assurance, there is the consistent, unchanging testimony of the Wise throughout all the millennia, in disparate cultures & nations.

Closer to home, for just one more of many examples or instances of assurance, there is my own growing interest in deeper Reality, & my own expanding ability to see & comprehend the subtle inner Truth.

Only the Real in me is attracted to the Real. Only the Real in me intuits & catches a glimmer of profundity.  Only the Real is capable of understanding Non-Dual Teaching in the many “secret” places in which it can readily be found.

Seek sincerely, reject ego-massaging half-truth, & be amazed at how fast & how deeply one can comprehend, can attain certainty. One can know with certainty, the inner, wordless answer to “Who am I ?”

How could it be otherwise ? Self-deception may have continued for eons & could continue for eons more. But the façade of Illusion, Maya, can crumble in the snap of a finger. Let the sleeper awaken! Be at Peace in Joy, Freedom, & Happiness.

Our inner core, our Being, is actually the unflinching, steady, Knowledge that “I exist.” That Knowledge shines, not within some individual “consciousness”, in & as non-multiple, universal, Non-Dual Consciousness.

Illusory self-focusing down as if an “island” of personal ego-self-consciousness in some oceanic Universe, a RWOT real-world-out-there ­ that Dream seems to crumple my innate Vastness into a tiny bubble of personal identity.

Appearing in the Waking State (other than the various dream-worlds) seems to recur over a short life-time of a century, or less, the outer RWOT seems to hold out hope of avoiding pain & promise of enjoyment sensual, emotional, & mental. For fleeting moments, that World seems to deliver, but then it all slips away, just like youth & ultimately good health & life itself.

Relationships solidify life’s stability in family, friendship, & greater society. But one eventually takes wrong turns & misfortune ever threatens while “all good things must pass.”

Why ? Well of course “all things must pass,” good or bad, just like in nightly Dreams with similar trajectories. Those dramas may turn over rapidly until morning when they all vanish. Deep Dreamless Sleep is, however, uniformly filled with Peace (without details to remember). For that same Peace in the Waking State, we seek steady livelihood, steady relationships, & various acquisitions.

The Waking State body dies soon enough, even if there are fortunate outer circumstances, for a time, or perhaps even throughout most of that lifetime. But for most of humanity, even that is not the case & for many far worse dramatically so, or like those proverbial men who “lead lives of quiet desperation.”

Regardless, Love & Happiness, Peace & Freedom are only ever experienced “within”, in faint glimmers, short-lived flashes, or as God, Guru, one’s true Self, as Reality.

Consciousness-Meditation

“Shut your eyes. Let go of the idea of your own or control Consciousness. Let the infinite Consciousness be what it is without your trying to control it.  Relax & observe Consciousness. Let go of everything & observe Consciousness. Relax completely & observe Consciousness. With as little effort as possible & with a gentle, kind, easy, relaxed approach, observe Consciousness. You just continue with Consciousness watching Consciousness. There are objects to see Consciousness is empty. There is no thing to observe in Consciousness.  Just continue for the entire practice session watching your Consciousness. Only Consciousness watching Consciousness & nothing else.

The above themes & 1600 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\

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

or with Caps-sensitive:

http://sdrv.ms.YPOgkX 

 ]

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 8

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 8

100 Billion

[for a while, preface with the following– skip over if seen before]

In order to hint at how serious this Blog is, let the author unequivocally state that the Knowledge here imparted, none of it original, none to be credited to the author, that Knowledge is THE MOST VALUABLE treasure that exists. If hypothetically offered 100 Billion dollars to forgo this Knowledge, that offer or any other would be disregarded in the blink of an eye.  Even with all the good that might be accomplished with $100B, this Knowledge is beyond the World & comes from beyond the Mind. This is no hyperbole.

Prior to excerpting another Ramana Maharshi disciple in the text below we continue the series: Fine-Tuned Universe 4, the so-called Fine-Tuned Universe similarly termed the Anthropic Principle.  Bracketed immediately below is a disclaimer and a reminder that will be repeated from time to time to recall to mind the purpose for delving into such a discussion that purpose would be to see that:

[In the unreal reflection called the “Universe”, a product of an unreal Mind, even there, Infinite Intelligence is evident and inspiring.]

Fine-Tuned Universe 2:

The previously introduced “Fine-Tuned Universe” refers to the premise that a small change in several of the dimensionless fundamental physical constants would make the Universe (progressively more) radically different & specifically incapable of supporting Life, advanced Life, & presumably intelligent Life [if consciousness could ever be “scientifically” explained ].

John Gribbin & Martin Rees in their 1989 Cosmic Coincidences asked: “The conditions in our Universe really do seem to be uniquely suitable for Life forms like ourselves, and perhaps even for any form of Organic complexity. But the question remains – is the Universe tailor-made for man ?”

The previously mentioned Paul Davies noted that the Strong Nuclear Force “coupling constant” were only 2% stronger, then diprotons H-H2+ would fuse prior to Deuterium and Helium, & there would be no stars, no Life.  Hydrogen, 75% of the Universe’s nuclei would be consumed in few minutes after Big Bang.

While the Standard Model of Particle Physics requires 25 freely adjustable parameters with an additional parameter for Gravitation, the Cosmological Constant, the aboce quoted Martin Rees first described Fine-Tunong with 6 dimensionless physical constants (ratios where the units canceled).

1)  “N” –  strength of Electromagnetism to the strength of Gravity for protons, 1036.  If significantly smaller, only small short-lived Universe would result.

2)  “ε”   –  measure of nuclear efficiency of fusion from Hydrogen to Helium, in part determined by strength of Strong Nuclear Force.  At 0.007, it could not tolerate a +/– 0.001 deviation without preventing existence of all Hydrogen or no Hydrogen respectively.

3)  “Ω” = “Omega”  – the “Density Parameter”: the relative importance of Gravity & the Expansion Energy in the Universe, the ratio of the Mass Density of the Universe to the “Critical Density” for galaxy-collapse.  At approximately = 1, a larger value with Gravity a little too strong compared to Dark Energy & initial Metric Expansion would have the Universe collapse before Life could evolve.  If Gravity were too weak, there would be no stars & thus no Life.

4)  “λ” = “Lambda”  – the Cosmological Constant,  the ratio of the density of Dark energy to the same Critical Energy Density of the Universe.  This even far, far closer to 1, namely, a natural dimensionless value of Planck units of 10−122. This means, unpredictable Unity within 122 decimal places. With no effect on structures smaller than  Billion light-years across, a slightest deviation would allow no stars.

5)  “Q” –  the Gravitational Energy required to pull a large galaxy apart compared to the energy equivalent of its mass, ~ 10−5. If too small, no stars form; if too large, too violent a Universe for stars to survive

6)  “D1” –  spatial dimensions in Space-Time, 3, whereas theoretically possible 2 or 3 could not support Life, advanced Life, & presumably intelligent Life.

These being  handful, many others combine to predict the long, long odds.

Some more selected verses from the other Maharshi disciple [other than Master Nome]:

Since you forget your real Self, the only way is to go back to your real Self. If you keep the light on all the time, darkness cannot enter your room. Even if you open the door and invite it to come in, it cannot enter. Darkness is just an absence of light. In the same way, mind is just a self- inflicted area of darkness in which the light of the Self has been deliberately shut out. You live in the darkness by insisting on believing ideas that have no validity, and you live in the light of the Self when you have given up all ideas, both good and bad. Believing that I am a Body and a particular person is a bad habit that has become very strong because you have reinforced and strengthened it over many lifetimes. This will go if you meditate on your real Self. The habit will melt away, like ice becoming water.

Forgetfulness of the Self happens because of Non-Inquiry. So I say, “Remove the forgetfulness through Inquiry”.  Forgetfulness or non-forgetfulness is not a part of your destiny. It is something you can choose from moment to moment.  You have the freedom either to identify with the Body and its activities, and in doing so forget the Self, or you can identify with the Self and have the understanding that the Body is performing its predestined activities, animated and sustained by the power of the Self.  If you have a lamp and you forget to put oil in it, the light goes out. It was your forgetfulness and your lack of vigilance that caused the light to go out. Your thoughts were elsewhere. They were not on tending the lamp. In every moment you only have one real choice: to be aware of the Self or to identify with the Body and the Mind. If you choose the latter course, don’t blame God or God’s will, or predestination. God did not make you forget the Self. You yourself are making that choice every second of your life.

The Self is always present. Nothing obstructs your awareness of it except your self-inflicted ignorance. Our efforts, our sadhana [spiritual practice, meditation Self-Inquiry], are directed towards removing this Ignorance. If this Ignorance is removed, the real Self is revealed. This revelation is not part of Destiny [harma]. Only the outer bodily activities are destined.

The Guru [Bhagavan] is always present, inside you and in front of you. If you don’t cover the vision of the Guru with your Ego, that will be enough. The Ego is the “I am the Body” idea. Remove this idea and you shine as the Self. That is the only thing you need to do in this life. The various events of your life — all the things that are going to happen to you — they are all destined. If you don’t want them to happen, they will still occur, even if you try to avoid them. And if you want things that are not in your destiny, they won’t come to you. There is no point worrying about the outer events of your life.

The desire for Enlightenment is necessary because without it you will never take the necessary steps to realize the Self. A desire to walk to a particular place is necessary before you take any steps. If that desire is not present, you will never take the first step. When you realize the Self, that desire will go. If the intensity to know yourself is strong enough, the intensity of your yearning will take you to the Self. Your most important objective must be realizing the Self. If you have not done this, you will spend your time in Ignorance & Illusion.

The above themes & 1600 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through:  

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

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NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 7

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 7:

100 Billion

[for a while, preface with the following– skip over if seen before]

In order to hint at how serious this Blog is, let the author unequivocally state that the Knowledge here imparted, none of it original, none to be credited to the author, that Knowledge is THE MOST VALUABLE treasure that exists. If hypothetically offered 100 Billion dollars to forgo this Knowledge, that offer or any other would be disregarded in the blink of an eye.  Even with all the good that might be accomplished with $100B, this Knowledge is beyond the World & comes from beyond the Mind. This is no hyperbole.

Prior to excerpting another Ramana Maharshi disciple in the text below we institute a new series here concerning the so-called Fine-Tuned Universe similarly termed the Anthropic Principle.  Bracketed immediately below is a disclaimer and a reminder that will be repeated from time to time to recall to mind the purpose for delving into such a discussion that purpose would be to see that:

[In the unreal reflection called the “Universe”, a product of an unreal Mind, even there, Infinite Intelligence is evident and inspiring.]

Fine-Tuned Universe 1:

In 1913, a chemist, Lawrence Joseph Henderson in his The Fitness of the Environment, noted the “importance of Water and the Environment with respect to living things”, pointing out that “Life depends entirely on the very specific Environmental conditions on Earth, especially with regard to the prevalence and properties of Water.”

Besides multifold coincidence of close tolerances with regard to Water and other necessities such as the composition of the Atmosphere, all are affected by Planetary temperature, the protective Magnetic Field, duration of the Seasons, and so on.

The significance of the observation was lost for half a century until in 1961, physicist, Robert H. Dicke again declared that: certain forces in Physics: Gravity  Electromagnetism, … were perfectly fine-tuned in order for Life to exist anywhere in the Universe.

The issue was again essentially buried for another score of years until Fred Hoyle in his 1984 Intelligent Universe stated that: “the chance of obtaining even a single functioning protein by chance combination of amino acids to a star system full of blind men solving Rubik’s Cube simultaneously.”

Biochemistry has since argued, with some plausibility, that even complex molecules of life can be logically deduced from causative chains of interaction starting which far similar initial components.  So the issue of a fine-tuned Universe shifted to more primal issues such as the prevalence of Carbon itself and likewise the Oxygen required in our Atmosphere, and for the proliferation of Water.

In the so-called “Triple-Alpha Process” the so-called “”Hoyle state”, the 3rd-lowest energy state of the Carbon-12 nucleus, namely 7.656 MeV above ground fits fortunately within a rough  7.3 – 7.9 MeV range, to allow sufficient abundance of Carbon.

A refined range of  7.596 – 7.716 MeV has been claimed, along with a Fine-Tuning of the Nuclear Strong Force to a precision of less than 0.5%, both for Carbon & similar ranges hold for Oxygen.

Likewise, the Electromagnetic Force must be Fine-Tuned to a precision of less than 4% to prevent loss of both Carbon & Oxygen.  Many dozens of other factors also come into play and must hold simultaneously and essentially independently. This all leads to a net probability estimate indicating the unlikelihood of advanced Life, never mind intelligent Life anywhere in the Universe, without incredible Fine tuning of physical parameters that could theoretically have been different.

A few salient points will be raised when this series is taken up again. But for the moment, we end with a quick look at just how improbable the Fine-Tuning of the Universe actually seems to be.

Considering the number of atoms, molecules, protons, electrons, positrons, mesons, strings, all kinds of sub-nuclear particles that few of us know anything about – the countless number of those in the knowable Universe.  This number is said to be generously estimated s less than a number that starts with one and has 80 zeros following it.

Now if we have 86 zeros, that’s 1 Million of such Universes, 89 being Billion, 92 zeros being a Trillion, and so on. Can you imagine how vast the number were talking about ?

When we go further up to 100 zeros that’s called a Googol, that which the Google search engine was named after, with a little bit of different spelling.  Now extend that Googol to a number with again 109 zeros. That’s 1 billion of that much, and go all way to 200 zeros, beyond all imaginations 300 zeros to 400 zeros to 500 zeros.

The chance of the Universe being as fine-tuned so as to allow Life of any kind, never mind Intelligent life seems to be 1 in again the number is a 1 followed by 500 zeros.  Some have even extended this to 1000 zeros.

Now this actually caused some Physicists who were Agnostic or Atheistic to turn back to the Theism of their childhood. Most stood their ground, fixed in the predominant philosophy of Scientists, namely that of Atheism.

If there is no God. the only way to explain these long, long odds is to have a Multi-Verse with that many Universes, countable with 1 with 100 zeros. 500 zeros. 1000 zeros. all unknowable. all unprovable. all having no impact on us. and all being totally irrelevant – a pure figment of Imagination.

Their only support is that either the Multi-Verse exists, to make this unlikely Fine-Tuned chance somewhat probable, or there’s an Divine Intelligence to Universe. Since Divine Intelligence is totally unacceptable to these “wise and intelligent” people, then there must be a Multi-Verse of such preposterous proportions.

This is the sad state of Philosophy and Science at the present time. And so to both inspire ourselves with the Fine-Tuning of the Universe, and to have a chuckle at the expense of those who “lead us intellectually”, we will take up a few of these points in other episodes of this particular series of the Fine-tuned Universe.

Physicist Paul Davies in his book on the topic summarizes that: “There is now broad agreement among physicists and cosmologists that the Universe is in several respects ‘fine-tuned’ for life” … “the conclusion is not so much that the Universe is fine-tuned for life; rather it is fine-tuned for the building blocks and environments that life requires.”

Some selections adapted from the Maharshi disciple, Master Nome:

Knowledge is as formless as is Existence itself is Formless Being- Consciousness. Knowledge of this is realized by deep Self-Inquiry as to what we really are. The Knowledge is as formless as Existence is. There is then, in truth, no form to the Self-Inquiry – yet its direction is inward, and non-objective. It is of the very same nature as the Space-like Being-Consciousness that you are trying to realize. Because it is of the same nature, by Self-Inquiry, one’s whole sense of Identity is absorbed so that we abide in That, as That [Being-Consciousness] itself. Whatever is a form of so-called “knowledge” is not the Self, and is not True Knowledge. Thought-transcendent Knowledge, however, is True Knowledge. What is thought-transcendent is also, obviously. Sense-transcendent.

With Self-Inquiry, find within yourself the interior, formless, non- thought Knowledge of your own Existence. Whatever is conceived should he considered as “not this” – neti. Whatever is conceived is not a definition for the Self. The unconceived, the unformed, is utterly Non-Dual. It is only One, the singular Knowledge of One Existence – so Non-Dual in nature that the Knowledge and the Existence cannot he separated, even to the least degree. So. Inquire, within yourself, in meditation, “Who am I ?” Do not engage yourself, do not entangle yourself, with anything conceived – treating all such conceptions as insubstantial Imagination. “Who am I ?”  Go to the very root of conception. and beyond it – “Who am I ?”

Beyond conception. in the essence of your Being. lies the vast, formless. space-like Knowledge. Inquire. and realize it for yourself.

The above themes & 1600 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\

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

or with Caps-sensitive:

http://sdrv.ms.YPOgkX 

 

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