Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Liberated - the one who knows that; Kathopanisad


इन्द्रियेभ्यः परं मनो मनसः सत्त्वमुत्तमम् ।
सत्त्वादधि महानात्मा महतोऽव्यक्तमुत्तमम् ॥
अव्यक्तात्तु परः पुरुषो व्यापकोऽलिङ्ग एव च ।
यं ज्ञात्वा मुच्यते जन्तुरमृतत्वं च गच्छति ॥

Mind - beyond the senses, ego - subtler than the mind, still subtler - the consciousness. Beyond that lies the unknown, Further beyond - The Unmanifested, The Formless. I am That. Liberated - the one who knows that; and becomes deathless. - Kathopanisad

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Your ignorance alone creates the universe. You alone exist. - Ashtavakra Gita

 

Your ignorance alone creates the universe. You alone exist; That is the Ultimate Truth. There is no one other than You within or beyond. - Ashtavakra Gita

Friday, 2 October 2020

Where is then that person? - Brihadaranyaka Upanishad




When the speech of this dead person enters into the fire, breath into the air, the eye into the sun, the mind into the moon, the hearing into space, into the earth the body, into the ether the self, into the shrubs the hairs of the body, into the trees the hairs of the head, when the blood and the seed are deposited in the water, where is then that person? - Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

If the person is no more, what then is rebirth, heaven, or hell ?

"When the body is no more, the person disappears completely without return, only the witness remains and the Great Unknown." - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Reincarnation exists only so long as there is ignorance


What is birth and death but the beginning and the ending of a stream of events in consciousness? It is all misunderstanding and misuse. Wake up, go beyond, live really. - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Reincarnation exists only so long as there is ignorance. There is really no reincarnation at all, either now or before. Nor will there be any hereafter. This is the truth. - Sri Ramana Maharshi | Be As You Are – by David Godman (1985) ISBN 0-14-019062-7 - Chapter 18

How do you and me see the same illusion?



If everything is an illusion, how do you and me see the same illusion? From the sun's perspective, sunrise and sunset does not exist; it is an illusion. But yet, people see sunsets. If you and me see a sunset from two different places, would that be the same illusion or different?

"When a number of people are asleep, each dreams his own dream. Only on awakening, the question of many different dreams arises, and dissolves when they are all seen as dreams, as something imagined." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The doctrine that the world is made up of objects - Bernard d'Espagnat




"The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment."
Bernard d'Espagnat - (1921 – 2015) - French theoretical physicist, philosopher of science.

Once you realize that the world is your own projection, you are free of it. The entire manifested universe, exists only in consciousness. - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Once you realise that the world is your own projection, you are free of it


Once you realise that the world is your own projection, you are free of it - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Nothing that you perceive can be you




If the parts of a car are replaced one by one every day, would that be the same car or different? The cells of a human body are continuously getting replaced. So, is it the same body you have every day?

"Discover all that you are not - body, feelings, thoughts, time, space, this or that - nothing concrete or abstract which you perceive can be you." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Source of the consciousness is not in the brain




Source of the voice is not in the radio.
Source of the consciousness is not in the brain.

Nisargadatta Maharaj : Consciousness and unconsciousness, while in the body depend on the condition of the brain. But the self is beyond both, beyond the brain, beyond the mind. The fault of the instrument is no reflection on its user.

I do not want meek and humble disciples



I do not want meek and humble disciples, I want them to be powerful, as I am. I do not make disciples, I make Gurus. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Consciousness and the Absolute - The final talks of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj; edited by Jean Dunn; Published by Chetana 1997 edition; ISBN81-85300-034-8 p.100 Ch:June 21, 1981 A.M.

This relative ‘knowledge’ merges in the no-knowing state of the Absolute


This relative ‘knowledge’ merges in the no-knowing state of the Absolute. This temporary condition of ‘I-know’ and ‘I-know-that-I-know’, then merges into that eternal state of ‘I-do-not-know’ and ‘I-do-not-know-that-I-do-not-know’. - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Beyond the mind there is no such thing as “experience”


The brain interprets the senses and creates the effect of “knowing”. The very idea of your knowing - “that you know” - requires a body with a nervous system. Do you exist without this body ? If yes, how do you “know” then ? All your concepts are based on this body. How do you experience pleasure or pain when you are transported to heaven or hell ?

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj: Beyond the mind there is no such thing as “experience”.

Two kinds of knowledge - Mundaka Upanishad

 

Two kinds of knowledge are to be known – the higher and the lower. The Rig, Yajur, Sama, & Atharva, the Phonetics, Rituals, Grammar, Etymology, Metrics, & Astrology are the lower. That by which the imperishable is perceived is the higher. - Mundaka Upanishad

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. - Nisargadatta Maharaj


What happens to a person who dies without realizing the truth?




What happens to a person who dies without realizing the truth?
To whom does this question arise? For the realized, there are no persons and death. For the person, there is no realization either. The question itself is false. A ‘realized person’ is a paradox.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj : Indeed, there is no such thing as ‘enlightenment’. The apperception of this fact is itself enlightenment.

Is there any question of awakening for that flame?




See this flame of the cigarette lighter. It has appeared, it has disappeared. Is there any question of awakening for that flame? The cigarette lighter is the body; Consciousness is the flame. - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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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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