Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Jiva, jagat and Isvara .part 7

HARIH  OM 
              A  final  jump  awaits  the  seeker  who  has  travelled  from  ahankara  bhava,  to  jivatma  bhava  to  Paramatma  bhava. This  is  the  sarvatma  bhava ,wherein  he  sees  all  in the  Self  and  the  Self  in  all.  We  have  seen  that  there  is  no  physical  travel  involved  ,it  is  only  growing  out  of  the  ahankara  bhava  and  jivatma  bhava  and  developing  the  Paramatma  bhava  by  the  knowledge  of  the  oneness  of  the  jivatma  with  the  Paramatma,  that  the  jivatma  is  none  other  than  the  Paramatma.   In  this  final  stage  of  attaining  the  knowledge  "  aham  brahma  asmi "  , the  difference  between  jiva  and  Isvara  disappears. . Brahman  is  Isvara  in  His  higher  nature  called  Para prakriti  . When  this  knowledge  is  firmly  established  in  the  jnani  ,   he   understands  that " I   alone  am   appearing  in the  form  of  everything " .   The  body-mind  complex  is  not  meant  by  the  'I'  referred  to  here.  The  jnani  knows  that  it  is  Maya  alone  that  creates  the  various  nama-rupa    but  "  I  "  alone  lend  existence   to  everything   . 

         When  the  jnani  says  the  only  Reality   behind  the  creation  is  " I  " ,  he  does  not  refer  to  the  lower  I  , ,which  is  the  body-mind  complex. . The  " I "  refers  to  the  Consciousness  principle. . The  vachyartha  of  " I " is  the  body-mind-sense-complex  but  the  lakshyartha  of  " I "  refers  to  the  Consciousness  principle  .  I  , as  the  Consciousness  principle  is  the  same in  all  beings  ,  and  is  satyam  and  eternal  and  all  pervading.  and  the  only  substance,  and  substratum  upon  which  the  world  rests.  The  matter  principle  is  mithya   ,having  no  independent  existence  of its  own   ,  hence  temporary  ,and  is only   names  and  forms  just  like  gold  is  the  only  substance  and  ornaments  are  merely  different  names  and  forms  given  to  gold  , hence  ornaments  have  no  independent  existence  of their  own,  hence  mithya. 

       The  jnani  who  has  attained  this  sarvatma  bhava  gets  two  important  benefits  . He   gets  the  jiva  brahma  aikya  gnanam  ,due  to  which  he  sees  everything  and  everyone  as  the  Self  and  the  Self  in  all. . He  now  has  attained  freedom  from  samsara  ,  freedom  from  the  sense  of  incompleteness  ,  that  of  finitude .  He  experiences  pornathvam  in  himself. 

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