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hsreevidya

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THE 'I' CONCIOUSNESS
« on: November 24, 2007, 01:49:36 PM »
 
  What is that state in which the 'I' conciousness merges with the universal cosciousness and still one is aware of the body and everything that is going on around him?

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Re: THE 'I' CONCIOUSNESS
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 07:21:19 PM »
Bliss

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Re: THE 'I' CONCIOUSNESS
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2007, 05:52:03 PM »
When mind is transcended, it happens. One feels individual  'I' merging with the Universal Consciousness.
O Divine, lead me to dizzy heights of sublimity & loftiness

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Re: THE 'I' CONCIOUSNESS
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008, 07:36:56 PM »
That state would be called 'Savikalpa samadhi" in Vedanta literature...when one is not conscious of one's body, it is called 'Nirvikalpa samadhi'

Both are temporary states and one returns to normal consciousness.

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Re: THE 'I' CONCIOUSNESS
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008, 03:45:58 AM »
When you stop believing in two.
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Re: THE 'I' CONCIOUSNESS
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008, 11:48:28 AM »
The "I consciousness, is the state of living with the mind, and
with that the intellect, mind-stuff (chit) and ego.  All of us
are living with our minds and Bhagavan says that we have to
bring it to single monotone of praying to some God.  This is
called mano-layam.  Then one can try the destruction of the
mind, mano-nasa.  When this occurs, we become One with the
Brahman, where there is no two but only one. In my personal
case, I tried it on a few occasions, and with "some bliss", I developed
immense fear and I chanted Arunachala-Siva, a number of times
to get back to my normal stupid self!  This is the experience of
many others who had reported this to Bhagavan.  Perhaps, we
are not yet ready.   

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Re: THE 'I' CONCIOUSNESS
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2008, 04:50:16 AM »
It's easy to get scared ,it's the total destruction of everything.
You have to let go and not care about life of death .
You get to the brink and run away !!!!!!!
I've jumped up and run around ,it's so stupid.
Mentally you know you should think !!
Just have to surrender ,let go ,don't panic [ LOL !!!!]
You got to see the funny side of it !!!
Being scared of being youreself !!
Got to keep at it !!
It's much worse to come back to another body ,believe that you are somebody completely different and go through another load of ***** and die all over again and be ******* born again and go through the same ***** all over again eeeech !!!
With any luck I might come back as a potatoe next time !!
I mean who ever saw a potatoe with any troubles of cares !!

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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2008, 12:02:51 PM »
Dear mick, I agree with you.  Fear of death is the primordial fear
for every living being.  This is fear of the unknown.  Death is
a relief but fearing about death is a pain.  The psychiatrists say
that fear of one losing is his mind (becoming a psychoneuratic or
a psychoic) comes from the fear of death. Fear about the death
is the hump on the way towards self-realization.  If one could overcome
this, the goal is reached.  Arunachala Siva.   

mmohan

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Re: THE 'I' CONCIOUSNESS
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2009, 10:05:08 AM »
If you look at it, the real cause of fear of death or annihilation is due to our identification with the body. Once the knowledge that we are not our body (the body has come out of the five elements of nature and has to go back sometime, and what is really you is that which temporarily inhabits or possesses the body and always continues to exist) dawns, only then can we permanently get rid of this root fear. Hence I feel true assimilation of this knowledge of "who am I really" is the only means to clear our "I" consiousness.

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2009, 11:36:12 AM »
Dear mmohan,

Very correct.  What is death?  Is death a known factor?  No.
Even the dead do not come back and tell us what it is.  It
is, on the contrary, the fear of losing the known.  We are
afraid to lose our mind-body complex, which is quite dear
to us.  If one develops courage not to fear about death,
which is, nonetheless not known to anyone in this world,
half the battle is won.

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: THE 'I' CONCIOUSNESS
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2009, 10:35:35 PM »

Death is nothing but a long sleep before we wake up in  a different body(bookish knowledge  ;) )
We should consider it to be a relief rather than something to be afraid of.

I think we should cultivate this thought in us so that we  leave teh body peacefully.