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The self or reality
« on: October 23, 2011, 12:10:54 PM »
“The habits of the mind (vasanas) hinder the realisation
of the Self, and in order to overcome the vasanas we
have to realise the Self. Is this not a vicious circle?”
The Master: “It is the ego which raises these difficulties
and then complains of an apparent paradox. Find out
who is making the enquiries and the Self will be found.
“The Self is ever present; there exists nothing without it.
It is the witness of the three states: the sleep, dream and
waking, which belong to the ego. The Self transcends the
ego. Did you not exist even in sleep? It is only in the
waking state that you describe the experience of sleep as
being unawareness: therefore the consciousness when
asleep is the same as that when awake. If you know what
this waking consciousness is, you will know the consciousness
which witnesses all the three states. Such
consciousness could be found by seeking the consciousness
as it was in sleep.”

Salutations to Bhagavan



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you have become the path itself”
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Re: The self or reality
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 01:39:52 PM »


Dear Nagaraj,

Yes. That is why the Self realization [where Consciousness is alone experienced as in deep sleep], is described as wakeful sleep.
Thoongamal Thoongi Sukam peRuvathu ekkalam? When I shall get that Bliss in sleeping with out sleeping (that is wakeful sleep]?
asks Saint Poet Tayumanavar.



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Re: The self or reality
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 03:07:44 PM »
Bhagavad Gita Ch13 Text 34

O son of Bharata, as the sun alone illuminates all this universe, so does the living entity, one within the body, illuminate the entire body by consciousness.
ఓం  నమో  భగవతే  శ్రీ  రమణాయ   
ప్రశాంత్  జలసూత్రం
ప్రేమే శాశ్వతము

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Re: The self or reality
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 04:27:43 PM »


Dear prasanth,

BG also says that a Jnani is wide awake when others are sleeping.




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Re: The self or reality
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 10:06:06 AM »
well said sir.

Bg Gita Ch2 Text69

What is night for all beings is the time of awakening for the self-controlled; and the time of awakening for all beings is night for the introspective sage.
ఓం  నమో  భగవతే  శ్రీ  రమణాయ   
ప్రశాంత్  జలసూత్రం
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Re: The self or reality
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 03:55:47 PM »



Dear prasanth,

Nice. Sri Bhagavan during the night times usually slept for only 4 hours. Every time the attendant wakes up to see Sri Bhagavan
in nights, Sri Bhagavan used to be awake. He asked: Bhagavan! Do you not sleep at night?  Sri Bhagavan said: Yes. But everytime
only for a few minutes!



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