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Jivan Mukta and the rising of the mind
« on: January 10, 2010, 12:58:57 PM »
Sadhu Natananda writes:-

Air which is formless, resides in boundless Space and contains one
with it.  Similarly, pure conscious power (Chitsakti) pervades the
perfect supreme Space (Parakasa) in an undifferentiated manner.
{This is called Nada and Bindu}.  In the case of air, two different
aspects, dynamic and static exist.  Similarly, in consciousness there
are also two different powers, parted and whole.  These two are
known respectively as 'mind with form' and 'mind without form'.

MIND WITH FORM is present in the ignorant.  THE MIND WITHOUT FORM is present in the Jnanis.  The divided form of consciousness
is a spurious form.  It is conscious of adjuncts and manifests

Sankalpas exist because of attachment.  The mind without form,
which is undivided power of Consciousness, is the true nature of
Consciousness.  The mind without form which shines as the Supreme Self in a Jivanmukta, is free from adjuncts and consequently has the form of Mauna.  Since it is free from attachment, there is no place in it for Sankalpas. 

Some thoughts do occasionally arise in Jnanis on account of their
response to their environment.  However, such thoughts do not
attach to their minds.  Like seeds that cannot sprout after they
have been roasted, these thoughts do not lead to rebirth.

(Source:  Sri Ramana Darsanam, Sri Ramanasramam. Truvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.     


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Re: Jivan Mukta and the rising of the mind
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 04:57:55 PM »
Dear srkudai,

I think, the form refers only to thoughts, since thoughts forerun
the actions, which are having forms. 

Static power - mind without form.
Dynamic power - mind with form i.e. thoughts.

Arunachala Siva.