Friday, January 06, 2012

I am unique. How?

Self-effort, a holy person's grace and knowledge can take you to immortalilty

Consciousness has four faculties. They are one but still for the sake of understanding we can divide.

  1. Experience - happenings in and around you, there is a complete movie that can be played even with   eyes closed
  2. Intellect - some aspects of brain
  3. Memory - you create some but nature has it all around you - mind
  4. Identity - your self - ego
We have five sense objects
  1. Eyes
  2. Nose
  3. Tongue
  4. Ears
  5. Skin
We have five senses
  1. See
  2. Smell
  3. Taste
  4. Hear
  5. Touch
Everything in Nature is permutation - combination of 
  1. Fire
  2. Earth
  3. Water
  4. Air
  5. Space
We experience the following 5 from nature
  1. Through Seeing/Light/Fire we experience/see day/night, color of flowers, trees, heavenly objects
  2. Through Smell/Earth/fragrant particles we experience fragrance of flowers, food 
  3. Through Saliva/Water we get the taste of food/fruits
  4. Through hearing/air we experience music/voice/noise
  5. Through touch/space/skin we feel the space element
In all our experience we spend energy.

Experience is spending energy.

Nature has given us sleep to rest so that we can again experience. Otherwise after a while the beautiful nature trail becomes tiring, the musical concert has to end as ears complain, you have to stop after 10th sweet/gulab jamun. 

Senses have a limitation.
Sense objects are limited.
Desires are unlimited and hence cause imbalance. 

The nature of the mind is to take senses to sense objects. मन
The nature of meditation is to take mind from sense objects to senses. नम

Come back to your senses. 

In experience you/senses become one with sense objects. 
Once with senses your intellect starts to function.
It will discriminate, analyse, understand and the summaries are stored in memory. You start to like something. You dont like somethings. You start creating identity for yourself. 

You start to think that now I know. That is where upanishads says, When you start to ascertain that you know , you dont know. 
And when you dont know , there is something that you know. You have a feeling that something in you knows. 

Ignorance and knowledge gel together. They are not independent of each other.

If everything is all known in advance then it is already dead. Because it has already happened. 
There is UNKNOWABLE, always. It is responsible for creating a new moment every moment.
Hence it is knows as UNKNOWN. 

That which cannot be known yet known is your true identity.

Thanksgiving
Sri Sri Ravishankarji for his kena upanishad discourse and for art of living . 
Hari for his apartment for sadhna and playing above CD. 
Abhijit for the idea to play upanishad CDs, Shuchi, Bala, Abhay for hanging around. 
And the readers who read and comment :)

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