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TOE, Theory of Everything – ch. 22 B

TOE, Theory of Everything – ch. 22 B

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.

TOE, Theory of Everything – ch. 22 A

TOE, Theory of Everything – ch. 22 A

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 138

Mind & Happiness 138

Since Time & Space as we know them arise only in our Mind, & since our Mind rises only in our Fundamental Existence-Consciousness “I exist”, is it not reasonable for us to infer that our Existence-Consciousness transcends both Time & Space ?  Just as it transcends Time & Space, it transcends every other imaginable Dimension. Only that which has a particular definable form, & which therefore occupies a distinct & definable extent in one or more dimensions, can be said to be limited or finite. But since our Fundamental & Essential Existence-Consciousness “I exist” has no definable form or extent, it is not limited in any way, & is therefore Infinite.

Since everything that we know arises in our Mind, & since our Mind arises in our Existence-Consciousness, all finite things are contained in our Infinite Existence-Consciousness, “I exist”.

So long as we do not imagine our self to be a Body or any other object that seems to appear in our Consciousness, we are Infinite.  Our Existence & our Consciousness of Existence are both Infinite, or to be more precise, they are both the one Infinite & Non-Dual Reality.  Since our Existence is Infinite, nothing can be separate from it, & hence it alone truly exists.

However, when we imagine our self to be a Body, innumerable “other objects” seem to arise in our Consciousness, & we imagine that each of them truly exists.  Thus by our power of Imagination we give a seeming “existence” or “reality” to many things, & thereby we delude our self into believing that each thing has its own independent & finite “existence”.

In reality, however, nothing has an independent or “separate existence”.  Existence is not a finite  thing that can be divided into parts, but is the one Infinite & therefore In-divisible whole, other than which nothing can exist.  Since Existence is Infinite, it includes everything within itself, & hence it is the one Essential Existence of each & every thing.  No particular thing is real as the particular thing that it appears to be as its particular form, or as the particular name, description, or definition that we give to its form.   A “thing” is real only as the Existence that it essentially is.

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 137

Mind & Happiness 137

Do we have any reasonable grounds for believing Non-Duality to be the Truth ?  Sages experience this Truth as their own Real Nature, & they do not need any philosophical analysis or theoretical arguments to convince them that it is the Truth.  But for those of us who mistake our self to be a finite individual, a clear understanding of the rationality of this idea is necessary

to convince us that it is the Truth, & that it is the one & only experience that is truly worthy for us to make effort to attain.  Let us, therefore, see what reasonable grounds we may have, if any, to conclude that we are in Truth the Infinite & Absolute Reality.

Assume that we have all been convinced that our Essential Nature is only our basic Self-Consciousness our Fundamental Consciousness of our own Existence, “I exist”.  Unlike our Mind, our superficial “knowing consciousness”, which always mistakes itself to be a particular Body, our Real Self however, our Fundamental “Existence Consciousness”, does not mistake itself to be any particular thing, & hence it has no particular Form or Dimension.

Therefore, whereas our Mind has limited itself within the dimensions of Time & Space by identifying itself with a finite Body, our real Consciousness of Existence is not limited in any way.  In Deep Dreamless Sleep, when we cease to mistake our self to be a finite Body, we do not feel that we exist in any particular time or place, but feel only “I exist”.  The limits of Time & Space are ideas that arise only when we imagine our self to be a particular Body in either Waking or Dream.

Even now in this Waking State, if we try for a moment to ignore our Body & Mind & to be conscious only of our own Existence, “I exist”, we will be able to recognise that our Consciousness “I exist” is not something that is limited within the bounds of our physical Body.  It just is, & is not something that can be located at any particular point in Time or Space.

Even when we identify our self with a Body & therefore feel our self to be located at a particular point in Time & Space, we always know “I exist”.  Our Consciousness or Knowledge “I exist” is therefore unaffected by any changes in Time & Space.  It exists unconditionally & since it exists in all our 3 States of Consciousness (Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep), it exists independent of any Body, & therefore independent of Time & Space.

Just as the “Time & Space” that we perceive in a Dream are both ideas that exist only in our own Mind, so the Time & Space that we perceive in our present Waking State are likewise both ideas that exist only in our own Mind.  When our Mind subsides, as in Deep Dreamless Sleep, Time & Space both cease to exist, or at least they disappear & are no longer known by us.  Therefore, since we have no reason to suppose that they exist in any way independent of or separate from the idea or mental image that we have of them, we can reasonably hypothesise that they are both mere thoughts, a fact that is confirmed by Sri Ramana & other Sages.

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 136

Mind & Happiness 136

Though Existence has no form of its own, it is the indefinable essence of all forms.  Being Essentially formless, Existence is devoid of all forms of limitation, & hence it is Infinite. Since the Infinite includes all things within itself, it is essentially single & Non-Dual. There cannot be more than one Infinite Reality, because if there were, none of those “infinite realities” would actually be Infinite.  Being is therefore the Non-Dual Infinite whole the totality of all that is.

However, though Existence is Infinite & Non-Dual  in itself, it nevertheless includes within itself all that is Finite & Dual.  Though Duality appears to exist in Existence, it is not the Essential Nature of Existence, but is a mere illusion.  It is an illusory form of Existence, an imagination that appears & disappears in Existence, yet does not affect the Essential, formless, Infinite & Non-Dual Nature of Existence even in the least.

However, though it is an illusory Imagination, Duality could not even appear to exist without the underlying support of the Essential, Infinite, & Non-Dual Existence.  Just as Existence is Non-Dual, so the Consciousness of Existence is Non-Dual, because it knows only its own Existence & nothing else.  The Consciousness that appears to know things that it imagines to be other than itself is not the Infinite, Absolute & therefore Real Consciousness, but is only a finite, relative & therefore unreal form of Consciousness.

Just as any finite, relative, or Dual form of Existence is not the True & Essential nature of  Existence, so any finite, relative, or Dual form of Consciousness is not the True & Essential Nature of Consciousness. Therefore the compound word sat-cit denotes only the Real & Essential Existence-Consciousness, which is completely unconditional, independent, nondual, Infinite, & Absolute.

Just as the Essential, Absolute & Infinite Reality is both Existence & the Consciousness of Existence, so it is also perfect Happiness or Bliss.  Un-happiness is not a natural condition, any more than either non-existence or un-consciousness is natural.  Non-existence, un-consciousness & un-happiness are not in any way Absolute, but are merely relative conditions that appear to arise only when we mistake our self to be the finite form of a physical Body.

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 135

Mind & Happiness 135

The 2nd question that Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai asked Sri Ramana was “What is the nature of [such] Knowledge ?”, to which Sri Ramana replied either “The nature of Knowledge is sat-cit-ānanda” or more probably just “saccidānanda“.  The compound word sat-cit-ānanda (which is actually fused into one word, saccidānanda), is a well-known philosophical term, which is of Sanskrit origin, but which is widely understood & frequently used in Tamil & all other Indian languages.  It is a term used to describe the Nature of the Absolute Reality, & though it is composed of 3 words, it is not intended to imply that the Absolute Reality is composed of 3 distinct elements, but only that the single Non-Dual Nature of the One Absolute Reality can be described in 3 different ways.

The word sat basically means “Existence” or “existing“, but by extension also means “That which really is“, “Reality“, “Truth“, “Essence“, “Real“, “True“, “Good“, “Right“, or “that which is Real, True, Good or Right“.

The word cit means “”Consciousness””, from a verbal root meaning “to know“, “to be conscious of”, “to perceive“, “to observe“, “to attend to” or “to be attentive“.  And the word ānanda means “Happiness“, “Joy“, or “Bliss“.

Thus saccidānanda, or as it is more commonly spelled in Roman script, sat-citānanda, means “Existence-Consciousness-Bliss”, that is, Existence which is both Consciousness & Bliss, or Consciousness which is both Existence & Bliss, or Bliss which is both Existence & Consciousness. True Existence & true Consciousness are not 2 different things.  If Consciousness were not the essential nature of Existence, Existence would have to depend upon some Consciousness other than itself in order to be known.  Hence it would not be Absolute Existence, but only relative Existence Existence that existed only in the view of some other existing Consciousness.

If we postulate that there is an Absolute Existence that is not conscious of its own “existence” & that exists even though it is not known either by itself or by any Consciousness other than itself, such an Existence would be a mere supposition or Imagination an Existence that exists only in our own Mind & hence it would not be real Existence.

We have no valid reason to suppose that any such “unknown” Existence exists.  The term “Existence” has a valid meaning only if it is applied to something that is known to exist & not if it is applied to something whose existence is merely imaginary.  Therefore true & Absolute Existence must always be conscious of its own Existence.  Hence Consciousness must be its very Nature.

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 134

Mind & Happiness 134

The 2nd question that Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai asked Sri Ramana was “What is the nature of [such] Knowledge ?”, to which Sri Ramana replied either “The nature of Knowledge is sat-cit-ānanda” or more probably just “saccidānanda“.  The compound word sat-cit-ānanda (which is actually fused into one word, saccidānanda), is a well-known philosophical term, which is of Sanskrit origin, but which is widely understood & frequently used in Tamil & all other Indian languages.  It is a term used to describe the Nature of the Absolute Reality, & though it is composed of 3 words, it is not intended to imply that the Absolute Reality is composed of 3 distinct elements, but only that the single Non-Dual Nature of the One Absolute Reality can be described in 3 different ways.

The word sat basically means “Existence” or “existing“, but by extension also means “That which really is“, “Reality“, “Truth“, “Essence“, “Real“, “True“, “Good“, “Right“, or “that which is Real, True, Good or Right“.

The word cit means “”Consciousness””, from a verbal root meaning “to know“, “to be conscious of”, “to perceive“, “to observe“, “to attend to” or “to be attentive“.  And the word ānanda means “Happiness“, “Joy“, or “Bliss“.

Thus saccidānanda, or as it is more commonly spelled in Roman script, sat-citānanda, means “Existence-Consciousness-Bliss”, that is, Existence which is both Consciousness & Bliss, or Consciousness which is both Existence & Bliss, or Bliss which is both Existence & Consciousness. True Existence & true Consciousness are not 2 different things.  If Consciousness were not the essential nature of Existence, Existence would have to depend upon some Consciousness other than itself in order to be known.  Hence it would not be Absolute Existence, but only relative Existence Existence that existed only in the view of some other existing Consciousness.

If we postulate that there is an Absolute Existence that is not conscious of its own “existence” & that exists even though it is not known either by itself or by any Consciousness other than itself, such an Existence would be a mere supposition or Imagination an Existence that exists only in our own Mind & hence it would not be real Existence.

We have no valid reason to suppose that any such “unknown” Existence exists.  The term “Existence” has a valid meaning only if it is applied to something that is known to exist & not if it is applied to something whose existence is merely imaginary.  Therefore true & Absolute Existence must always be conscious of its own Existence.  Hence Consciousness must be its very Nature.

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/

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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.”]

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