[Advaita-l] Enlightenment Rests on the Dream
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Sat Apr 27 07:05:11 EDT 2019
All beings are having two natures. The first one is intrinsic nature which neither appears or disappears. The second one is adventious one which appears and disappears. The intrinsic one is one’s true svarUpa whereas the adventious is not
his true svarUpa.
Mantra 2-1-4 ofKathopanishad utilizes the experiences of waking and dream which happen to all to allhuman beings and helps one to recognize / discover one’s intrinsic nature which is mahAntam. viBum and AtmAnam. The following study material which is based on Upanishads reveals the methodology in detail.
Let us compare waking and dream.
The resemblance between the two states is so complete that
we must confess they cannot be identified severally by
distict marks when each presents itself severally by
distinct marks when each presents itself to our experience.
We might go even so far as to think that the action of the
dream-mind being so faint was quite different from the waking-mind.
BUT ARE THE TWO EGOS SAME ?
When he wakes, behold! He finds himself transformed
into the waking ego with relations to another
world now with other interests.
He recollects his dream and has a hearty laugh
at its illusive shows.
WHAT THEN IS THE COMMON ELEMENT IN BOTH?
Not the physical body, the senses, the mind,
the objects or even the ego ,
for the behaviour of the mind and the senses
was peculiar in each state and
the body and objects were certainly not identical.
The only common and constant factor in both is
LIFE or UNDIFERENTIATED CONSCIOUSNESS.
One who cognizes the above stated facts of life
within himself by himself will be
an Atmavit /Atmajnani.
Thus taught my Revered Guru.
With respectful namaskars,
On Saturday, 27 April, 2019, 1:23:29 pm IST, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
//The concept of awakening is predicated on the idea that before he became
the Buddha, Gautama was in some sense asleep and dreaming. This trope is at
the heart of Buddhism and even appears in the Upanishads, a collection of
Sanskrit texts that predate Buddhism by centuries. The conviction that
birth and death are an illusion (Skt., maya) has served as the pivot point
around which turn all the philosophies and practices that make up the
spiritual life of India. //
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