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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 

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 104

Mind & Happiness 104

We are so accustomed to associating Consciousness only with our Mind, the Consciousness that knows things other than itself, that with regard to Deep Dreamless Sleep we overlook the obvious. We overlook the fact that the “un-consciousness” of Deep Dreamless Sleep is something that we our self have experienced, & that in order to have experienced that so-called “un-consciousness” in Deep Dreamless Sleep we our self must have been conscious.

Therefore, as far as we can ever possibly know, there is no such thing as a state of “absolute un-consciousness”.  Such a state of “absolute un-consciousness” would be a state that could never be known or experienced.  The only type of un-consciousness that we can experience & know is not a state of “absolute un-consciousness”, but merely a state of relative un-consciousness – a state in

which the Consciousness of duality with which we are familiar in the Waking & Dream states has subsided, a state in which we are not conscious of anything other than our mere Existence, our fundamental Non-Dual Self-Consciousness “I exist”.  If we were really un-conscious in Deep Dreamless Sleep, or at any other time, we could not

be Consciousness, because Consciousness can never be un-conscious.  However, since we are conscious of Deep Dreamless Sleep & other such States of relative un-consciousness, we are the Absolute Consciousness that underlies & supports yet transcends all states of relative Consciousness & un-consciousness.

Does not the fact that we experience Waking, Dream & Deep Dreamless Sleep as 3 distinct States clearly prove that we exist & are conscious of our Existence in all these 3 States ?  There is thus a continuity of our Existence and our Consciousness through all our 3 States of Waking, Dream &

Deep Dreamless Sleep.

However, the Consciousness of our mere Existence that continues unbroken in all these 3 States is distinct from the “consciousness” that knows a Body & World in just 2 of the States, namely Waking & Dream.

Our simple & fundamental Consciousness of our own mere Existence that continues throughout our 3 States is our pure un-contaminated Consciousness “I exist”, whereas the “consciousness” that identifies itself with a particular Body & that knows a World through the 5 Senses of that Body is the mixed & contaminated “consciousness” of “I am this Body.”

This mixed “consciousness” that identifies itself with a Body is a limited & distorted form of our original & fundamental Consciousness “I exist”.  Since this distorted “consciousness”, which we call our “Mind”, appears only in the States of Waking & Dream, & disappears in deep sleep, it cannot be our Real Nature, our True & Essential Self.  Our Real Nature is only our pure, un-contaminated & unlimited Consciousness “I exist”, which underlies &  supports the passing appearance of our 3 States (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 103

Mind & Happiness 103

Another parallel line of reasoning can demonstrate the fact that we were conscious of our existence in Deep Dreamless Sleep.  After we wake up from Deep Dreamless Sleep, do we not have a clear memory of having deeply slept, & of having known nothing while we slept ?  Since we can have no memory of something unless we have actually experienced it, our memory of having deeply slept & having known nothing while deeply asleep is a clear proof of the fact that we did experience our self deeply sleeping & knowing nothing at that time.

If we did not truly remember our experience in Deep Dreamless Sleep, we could not know with such certainty that we were unconscious of anything at that time. What we would know about Deep Dreamless Sleep is not the positive knowledge that we slept & knew nothing at that time, but merely a negative knowledge that we do not remember any such State at all.

Instead of remembering a clear gap between one period of Waking & the next a thought-free gap in which we were clearly unconscious of anything other than our own Existence we would remember no break at all between 2 such consecutive periods of Waking.  The end of one period of Waking would in our experience simply merge without any perceptible break into the beginning of the next period of Waking, & all our many consecutive periods of Waking would appear to us to be one single continuous & unbroken period of Waking, just as the many frames of a movie film when projected in rapid succession upon a screen appear to be one single continuous & unbroken moving picture.

If there were no continuity of our Consciousness during Deep Dreamless Sleep, the gap that exists between one period of Waking & the next would be imperceptible to us, just as the gap between each frame of the movie film is imperceptible to us. Deep Dreamless Sleep is thus a State of which we do have a direct & first-hand experience.  Since there can be no experience without Consciousness, the fact that we experience Deep Dreamless Sleep clearly proves that we certainly do have some level of Consciousness even in that State. That level of Consciousness that we experience in Deep Dreamless Sleep is our deepest & most fundamental level of Consciousness our simple Non-Dual Consciousness of our own essential Existence, which is our true Self-Consciousness “I exist”.

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 102

Mind & Happiness 102

When we wake up from Deep Dreamless Sleep, we are able to say with certainty, “I slept peacefully & happily. I knew nothing at that Time, & was not disturbed by any Dream.”  Does not this certain knowledge that we have about our experience in Deep Dreamless Sleep clearly indicate not only that we did exist at that time, but also that we knew we existed ?

Generally we think of Deep Dreamless Sleep as a state of “un-consciousness”.  But what we were un-conscious of in Deep Dreamless Sleep was only things other than “I”, such as any Body or World.  We were not, however, un-conscious of our own existence.  We need other people to tell us that our Body & the World existed while we were deeply asleep, but we need no one to tell us that we existed at that time. Without the help or testimony of any other person or thing, we know clearly & without any doubt “I slept”.

In Deep Dreamless Sleep we may not have known exactly what we were, but we did know very clearly that we were.  The clear knowledge that we possess about our experience in Deep Dreamless Sleep, & that we express when we say. “I slept peacefully, & knew nothing at that Time”, would not be possible if in Deep Dreamless Sleep we had not been conscious of that experience. Or to be more precise, if we had not been conscious of our self as the Consciousness that was un-conscious of anything other than our own peaceful & happy Existence.

If we did not know “I exist” while we were deeply asleep, now after we have woken from Deep Dreamless Sleep we could not know so clearly “I slept”.  That is, we could not now know so clearly that we were then in the State that we now call “Deep Dreamless Sleep” in other words, that we did indeed exist in that State. We know that we existed in Deep Dreamless Sleep because in that State we did actually experience our own existence our Essential Self-Conscious Existence, “I exist”.

Since in the Waking State we know clearly not only that we deeply slept, but also that in Deep Dreamless Sleep we did not know anything, is it not clear that Deep Dreamless Sleep was a State that we actually experienced ?  The seeming “un-consciousness” of Deep Dreamless Sleep the absence at that time of any knowledge about anything other than “I exist” was our own experience, something that we our self experienced & knew at that time.

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.