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Finite consciousness-infinite consciousness
« on: August 20, 2008, 10:15:29 PM »
When we know that mind with finite consciousness can know only finite things,why are we trying to comprehend infinite self-conscious being with it.Is it not a futile exercise?
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Re: Finite consciousness-infinite consciousness
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 11:08:05 AM »
Dear Raju, the mind is finite consciousness and the Self is
infinite consciousness.  They are like the two sides of a coin.
"When the mind is seen, the Brahman is not seen. When
the Brahman is seen, (shines), the mind is not seen. "
(Who am I?").   Bhagavan says again, in Who am I? :
"The Real is Atma Swarupa.  The Jagat, Isvara and the
individual soul are all imaginations."

I told David Godman, that  Who am I? alone is adequate
for understanding Self-Enquiry.  All other books are details.
David agreed that Who am I alone is adequate for a sincere
'sadhak'.  Many devotees incuding a European have started
practising Self Enquiry with Who am I?.  This European has
said in 1940s that this book is adeaquate for him and refused
to take any other books from the Ashram.  When Bhagavan
said Who am I? for Sivaprakasam Pillai in 1902, He was just 21!
That is why, He is called the Brahman and we are all jivas,
and we are going round and round, like Gopis went round
Krishna.  With His abundant Grace, we shall have union
with Him one day.  The way in which I have been quoting
Who am I? I believe that this is true.

Arunachala Siva.


       

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Re: Finite consciousness-infinite consciousness
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 11:32:19 AM »
Dear 'srkudai',  Yes.  The mind carries only the thoughts, and
not physical objects.  That is why the mind is a bundle of thoughts,
the "sukshuma rupa".  Bhagavan says in Who am I?, Mind carries
"the breath", which is mind's 'sthula rupa'. 

For that matter, all the senses carry only formelsss objects, the
tongue, the sweetness of halwa, the nose, the fragrance of
jasmin, the eye, the beauty of a girl, the ear, the sweetness of
the voice of M.S. Subbalaksmi, the skin, the feeling of a warm
bed on a cold night etc., They do not 'carry' the objects per se.

Again, Who am I?  -  Bhagavan's first work does not leave me!

Arunachala Siva.