Friday 24 May 2024

Conscioussness and Awareness

1. Tom, absent in the class - denotes the relative absence of Tom and the absolute presence too. 2. Tom, even if absent, has the absolute potential to be present at any time. This is awareness. Awareness, the absolute potential, always is. Awareness is not an entity to shower grace upon you. 3. Tom, when present, is the manifested consciousness. Conscioussness - the relative presence, comes and goes. Conscioussness is not an entity to give you blessings. 4. Tom, to listen to the class, needs to be relatively present. To experience anything, you need consciousness manifested.

1. Tom, absent in the class - denotes the relative absence of Tom and the absolute presence too.
2. Tom, even if absent, has the absolute potential to be present at any time. This is awareness. Awareness, the absolute potential, always is. Awareness is not an entity to shower grace upon you.
3. Tom, when present, is the manifested consciousness. Conscioussness - the relative presence, comes and goes. Conscioussness is not an entity to give you blessings.
4. Tom, to listen to the class, needs to be relatively present. To experience anything, you need consciousness manifested.

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Traditional Spirituality vs. Direct Truth

 

Traditional Spirituality vs. [Direct Truth] 1 Organized system of beliefs originated from culture. Structured doctrines vastly shaped by geographies. [Independent & Universal thinking.] 2 Based on fear. Hates questioning. Surrender. Follow. Obey. Rules you. Restricts you. Manipulates you. Intimidates you. [Freedom. Questions everything. Seeks inward. No one above you to control.] 3 Mob or Herd mentality. Attacks if questioned. Yells blasphemy. [You walk alone. Search alone. No ideas to defend.] 4 Discriminating. Exclusion and prejudice based on differing beliefs. 'We are special'. [No beliefs. Anyone can inquire. Earnestness alone matters.] 5 Leadership hierarchy, Institutionalism, Hero worship. 'Initiation' and 'Lineage' for dominance. [Nobody above or below. You are the ruler. You are the guru.] 6 Feeds you with baseless concepts, stories and dogmas. Gurus, Gods, Scriptures, Karma, Sin, Heaven, Hell, Symbols, Idols, Rituals, Visions, Miracles. [Discards all such concepts as sheer ignorance.] 7 Promises achievements and advantages if you follow. Makes you feel lost if not. [No advantages. Nothing to achieve. If you want to understand, do it. Nothing wrong otherwise.] 8 Salvation, Realization, Enlightenment, After-Life, Re-Birth. Great offers.[Rejects as false concepts. There is no such entity to realize or reincarnate.] 9 Practices, Dos and Don'ts, Duties, Rules, Prescriptions, What to think, Eat, Drink and Wear.[Nothing to practice. Nothing to become. You can understand it now, this moment.] 10 No basis for anything claimed. Packed with anti-science and pseudo-science.[You know that you are! Simple.]

Traditional Spirituality vs. [Direct Truth]
1 Organized system of beliefs originated from culture. Structured doctrines vastly shaped by geographies. [Independent & Universal thinking.]
2 Based on fear. Hates questioning. Surrender. Follow. Obey. Rules you. Restricts you. Manipulates you. Intimidates you. [Freedom. Questions everything. Seeks inward. No one above you to control.]
3 Mob or Herd mentality. Attacks if questioned. Yells blasphemy. [You walk alone. Search alone. No ideas to defend.]
4 Discriminating. Exclusion and prejudice based on differing beliefs. 'We are special'. [No beliefs. Anyone can inquire. Earnestness alone matters.]
5 Leadership hierarchy, Institutionalism, Hero worship. 'Initiation' and 'Lineage' for dominance. [Nobody above or below. You are the ruler. You are the guru.]
6 Feeds you with baseless concepts, stories and dogmas. Gurus, Gods, Scriptures, Karma, Sin, Heaven, Hell, Symbols, Idols, Rituals, Visions, Miracles. [Discards all such concepts as sheer ignorance.]
7 Promises achievements and advantages if you follow. Makes you feel lost if not. [No advantages. Nothing to achieve. If you want to understand, do it. Nothing wrong otherwise.]
8 Salvation, Realization, Enlightenment, After-Life, Re-Birth. Great offers.[Rejects as false concepts. There is no such entity to realize or reincarnate.]
9 Practices, Dos and Don'ts, Duties, Rules, Prescriptions, What to think, Eat, Drink and Wear.[Nothing to practice. Nothing to become. You can understand it now, this moment.]
10 No basis for anything claimed. Packed with anti-science and pseudo-science.[You know that you are! Simple.]

Sunday 31 March 2024

The child of a barren woman

 


In the absence of the substratum of consciousness, there is no manifestation, and therefore, no separate pseudo-entities to ask any questions at all! And consciousness is only a concept. Therefore, I call the entire manifestation, 'The child of a barren woman'.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Pointers from NM.

Which means, not only that the entire manifestation, the world, does not exist, but also that it is not even possible to exist at all.

Thursday 28 March 2024

GOD

 


• Did God come and tell you that the world is His creation and concern and not yours?
• To help you, God must know your existence. But you and your world are, dream states. None knows them, and none can help you.
• Your scriptures and your gods have no meaning here.
• Is it not the simple sense of being, the sense of existing, the sense of presence, that has not changed about yourself? 
• If you were not conscious, would your body exist for you? Would there be any world for you? 
• Would there then be any question of God or the Creator?

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
I am That

Friday 15 March 2024

Let us come back to your problems of re-birth.

 


• What is 'born', the objective body, will, in due course, 'die'; thereafter it will be dissolved i.e. irrevocably annihilated. The objective part of what was once a sentient being will be destroyed, never to be re-born as the same body. 
• And consciousness is not an object, not a 'thing' at all; therefore, consciousness, as something non-objective, cannot be 'born', cannot 'die' and certainly cannot be 're-born'.
• Who is born? And who dies? And who is to be re-born? How does the concept of Karma, causality and re-birth arise at all? 
• Instead of a phenomenon being accepted as a manifestation of the unmanifest, a mistaken identification with a pseudoentity takes place and a phantom with a supposed autonomous existence gets created. 
• This phantom is supposed to have choice of decision and action. It is this phantom that is supposed to be born, to live, to suffer and to die.
• And in this process, it is this phantom who becomes liable to the process of causality known as Karma, accepts the supposed 'bondage' and 're-birth', and seeks an imagined 'liberation'.
• Over the natural process of the manifestation of phenomena, gets superimposed a phantom-self with a supposed autonomous, independent existence, and on this/phantom-self is loaded the concept of the resultant effects of the imagined volitional actions — i.e. Karma, bondage and re-birth!
• Do you understand now why I debunk the theory of re-birth?
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Thursday 14 March 2024

The entity which is supposed to be re-born does not exist

 


- The entity that you believe to have been born and will die is a concept.
- The entity that you believe to exist and roam about after death is a religious superstition.
- The entity that you believe that will enter into another body after your death is a religious superstition.
- The entity that you believe that will progress gradually, on doing some gimmicks called yoga, or repeating some meaningless words called mantra is a religious superstition.
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"The entity which is supposed to be re-born does not exist, except as a mere concept! How can a concept be re-born?"
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Thursday 22 February 2024

You may know all the right words, quote the scriptures

 


You may know all the right words, quote the scriptures, be brilliant in your discussions and yet remain a bag of bones. Or you may be inconspicuous and humble, an insignificant person altogether, yet glowing with loving kindness and deep wisdom.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


A journey into the unknown

 


Once you realize that the person is merely a shadow of the reality, but not reality itself, you cease to fret or worry. You agree to be guided from within and life becomes a journey into the unknown.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Wednesday 21 February 2024

The plurality that we perceive is only an appearance

 


The plurality that we perceive is only an appearance; it is not real. Vedantic philosophy has sought to clarify it by a number of analogies, one of the most attractive being the many-faceted crystal which, while showing hundreds of little pictures of what is in reality a single existent object, does not really multiply that object.

Erwin Schrödinger
Austrian physicist. One of the founders of quantum theory.


Tuesday 11 July 2023

This is not Advaita

This is the fundamental misunderstanding with objective comprehension of scriptures. A-dvaita (non-duality) means ‘not two’. What are those 'two'? “You as an individual and the reality as the other, which will eventually become one” - This is wrong. There are no ‘two’. You are the reality. There is no separate individual. Separate individual is an illusion due to ignorance. Only way is to remove the ignorance and see properly.  “You are now something, and gradually will become another something when your ignorance is removed” - This is wrong. There are no ‘two’. This happens due to objectifying even the ignorance. That you are separate is itself the ignorance.   “All the Truth and absolute states discussed is only for the realized. Until I realize, the relative drama is true for me” - This is wrong. Everything is the same even if you are realized or not. It is you who imagine otherwise. Actually, this is what you need to realize.  Time and space is in you. Not a 'you' in a span of time and a stretch of space. If that is the case, how can ‘you’ gradually realize in time? And, how can ‘you’ eventually merge into something?   The manifestation is in you. Not ‘you’ an object in a world. If that is the case, how can your actions within the appearance or manifestation decide your progress? How can you progress at all and where to? You are THAT even if you understand it or not.

 

Sunday 25 June 2023

Individual soul is a religious superstition

 


Planarian worms cut into pieces, grow into separate organisms. If each organism has a soul, where from did these extra souls come?

Individual soul, jiva, atman is a religious superstition. That it can carry karma is a myth. That it will take rebirth is a myth. That it will go to heaven and hell is a myth. Individual soul is an imagination out of misidentification with the body. The very purpose of realization is to remove this false idea. Then, how can believing in fairy tales built on the misidentification, enlighten you?

Thursday 15 June 2023

There is no such thing as matter in itself - Max Planck

 


There is no such thing as matter in itself. What we perceive as matter is merely the manifestation of a force that causes the sub-atomic particles to oscillate and holds them together in the tiniest solar system of the universe.
- Max Planck. German theoretical physicist, originator of quantum theory

Once you realize beyond all trace of doubt that the world is in you and not you in the world, you are out of it.
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Friday 9 June 2023

The Self - Translation from original Marathi book Aapan

 

Book Name : The Self
Translation from original Marathi book "Aapan".
Four rare Discourses of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on Dasbosh by Samartha Ramdas Swami
English Translation by : Mohan Gaitonde
Original Marathi compiled by : Sachin Kshirsagar
ISBN : 93-93254-11-7

 

Tuesday 6 June 2023

There are no other means to liberation, all means delay.

 


When the fallacy of concepts and beliefs are exposed, the common argument raised is "Till I am ready, let me have such concepts", or "Till I am mature, such concepts are true for me". False is false whether you realise it or not. No dumb practice will make you free. Unless you come face to face with sensitive areas that disturbs you the most and clear it out, no change is going to happen.


Friday 19 May 2023

Telugu translation of I am That - by Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

Publisher: Rajachandra Foundation, Tirupati, A.P.
Total pages: 464 pages 
Translator : Rajasekhar Piduri 


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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was an Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher of Advaita (Nondualism), and a Guru, belonging to the Navnath Sampradaya. Sri Nisargadatta, with his direct and minimalistic explanation of non-dualism, is considered the most famous teacher of Advaita since Ramana Maharshi. In 1973, the publication of his most famous and widely-translated book, "I AM THAT", an English translation of his talks in Marathi by Maurice Frydman, brought him worldwide recognition and followers.

According to Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, the purpose of spirituality is simply to know who you are. His discussions are not for academic scholars. He is a rebellious spirit, abrupt in his style of discussion, provocative, and immensely profound, cutting to the core and wasting little effort on inessentials. He talked about the 'direct way' of knowing the Final Reality, in which one becomes aware of one's original nature through mental discrimination, breaking the mind's false identification with the ego, knowing that "You are already That".

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