The Reality:- 3

You must read the The Reality-1 and The Reality-2 to understand this further explanation.

In the The Reality-1 we saw the types of realities according to the Upanishads.

In The Reality-2 blog we saw the 3rd reality means the enlightenment state in little depth. We tried to learn, what is Brahman?

In this blog we will try to understand what are the steps to know this brahmin and self. the steps to wake up from the day today reality into the enlightenment state.

so here we will brush up again some things.

What is the most profound statement of Advait Vedanta?

I am Brahmin.

So here two questions arises.

  • What am I?
  • What is Brahmin?

So lets ask yourself.

There is a beautiful statement in Vedanta:
I am not what is experienced but I am the one who experiences it.

to understand it we will see some part again in little depth.

  1. Are you this body? Physical body?

You may say , yes I am.

Ok then, so you mean to say right now your right hand Is also you.

Suppose If we cut you right hand (just for imagination, I am not that cruel yet …), what will you say?

Is it still you? You will say that my right hand is laying there. But it will be your hand not you, yourself.

You are still there even your hand has gone. Like this, if we remove most of the organs, still you will be there (obviously in worst pain and cursing me for it). And the point will come where it will be your body lying somewhere and you are observing it. Which means a dead body without you inside it. What does that mean?

Its simple.
I AM NOT THE BODY.

2. Are you the mind? Your emotions?

You will say yes.

Ok let’s accept you are your mind.

Have you observed that your mind runs so freely all the time? When you sleep in the dream state you feel that you are in the dream itself.

When you wake up your world is changed totally. So is it really you? At the same time you know you can control your mind.

Isn’t it a obvious statement which says you can control your mind, means you and your mind are different things. You are something above the mind.

So when we go to that depth then we understand one thing.
I AM NOT MIND OR EMOTIONS

3. Are you the Intellect?

We claim or say or do everything in our life what our intellect command us. Even when I say that “I am Mayur”, that means its my knowledge. My name is Mayur, and having knowledge about it is my intellect. So almost everything we do in our life is only because of our intellect.

But a point when we are in the deep sleep. At that time nothing exists, neither any knowledge about self, or others or even dream state. For those moments we are like a dead person. But still something exists there which is silently observing that state as well. But it is not intellect.

So Intellect is a very deep identity of myself but we can say that I AM NOT INTELLECT either.

So exactly what am I? which is not my body, mind or intellect.

Vedanta says brahmin is the same. According to Vedanta brahmin is the one Which cannot be experienced.

So obviously according to Advait Vedanta, Brahmin is a state is which is beyond explanation. It is a state of just being and bliss which cannot be explained.

Then the obvious question would come like, how can we believe that such thing does even exist?

If the Brahmin is beyond the senses of physical body, beyond the imagination of the mind and beyond the knowledge of intellectual then how to realise it?

So how can one experience which is beyond experience of physical sense , emotional or mental sense or even intellectual sense? To experience that bliss. That permanent being.

The Advaita Vedanta says one cannot know the real Brahmin or himself as the divine because of ignorance. And what is the ignorance? The ignorance of self. As most of the human being identify themselves as either human body or mind or intellectual. The Brahmin is beyond all this.

Now the most confusing statements will come here so try to read it very slowly by understanding the meaning of each statement.

Advait Vedanta says you always have realisation of yourself. How?

Because we always know I do exist, Whether I am in a dream state or awakens state or deep sleep state. Just we don’t try to feel it. What does that exactly means?

I will try to give a simple example what we face everyday. We look at the other people, we look at all the objects around us. But have you seen your own eyes or your own face? no I am not talking about the face you look into the mirror for any kind of reflective surface. I am talking about directly looking into your eyes for your face. It’s impossible. Whatever you do, you are not capable to look at our own face directly. Does it mean that you don’t have eyes or face? No. You have a face.

Even though we don’t have the direct experience of the eyes or our face but we have always realisation that I have eyes and I have a face. This is the realisation of the fact.

if you correlate this example with the Brahmin or the soul or divine yourself, You will realise that you do exist always irrespective of your body, mind or intellectual.

That is why Swami Vivekananda used to say that I feel so sad because you cannot understand what you are.

so this is the first step to acknowledge and repeat yourself that I am not the body, I am not the mind, I am not the intellectual, I am not the sufferer, but I am the Brahman who do exists permanently. And repeating this continuously will lead you to the real realisation of yourself.

then the automatic question will arise that is this theoretical knowledge sufficient to realise what I am? Will it give realisation as well?

Asking the question daily about “What am I? “ is the start of the journey towards inward. To know ourselves, to get escape from all the suffering and pain and even happiness. Towards Bliss. Which is the true nature of self. Understanding it deeply most of the time in the day to day life we will start realising things.

How to make all these practices profound and flawless also has techniques.

The steps towards the realisation are

        1. Shravan (listening as exact translation, but it means collecting knowledge by listening or reading the texts from self realised people or gurus and masters.)
        2. Manan ( thinking about it deeply)
        3. Nididhyasa (trying realizing those words what your mind has accepted by now.)

I will try to explain these 3 main things in the next part of Reality:4.

what are the difficulties or questions one may ask while doing above things. There might be many doubts while walking this path. So will mainly discuss the process of walking down this path.

Till the time let’s start with the very basic thing by asking a most profound question. At least we know by now with our theoretical knowledge that I am not body, mind or intellectual.

SO start asking one question from now again and again and deeply…….

“ WHAT AM I?”

Am I this body?

No.

Am I this mind?

No.

Am I this intellectual?

No.

Then what am I??

I am the soul of soul. I am the Brahmin . I am the supreme Devine . Am not the surlfferer, but I am the constant bliss. The silent observer.

-Mayur The Lone Wolf

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  3. Focus
  4. The Love and The Trust

The Love and The Trust

I was reading the book named as “The Fakir” by the Ruzbeh Bharucha. It is one of the best book I have ever read. While reading, I stuck at one quote from the book, which was about the Trust and Love. I was clean bold by those 4 to 5 statements quote. I felt I have found something very logical. I will mention that quote later in this blog, but not here. Because its a very interesting.

Before going to that quote, I want to ask the question:

What is Love? What is Trust? Are they related? Are they dependant over each other?

I am so sure that most of you are going to say a big YES. I was also thinking the same before. Even if you google, most of the quotes you will find are as below:

But NO. big NO – NO.

Yes its little shocking.

Love and trust are totally opposite things.

Now you will say that I am always trying to do as usual controversial statement. How is it possible to love someone if there is no trust and vice versa.
Just give me one chance to clarify myself, and try to understand the explanation and then decide yourself.
We never think deeply. We easily state that love without trust is not possible or without trust how love is not possible.
But the fact is these are totally different words with different meanings.

What is Pure Love? Pure and real love is always without expectations. Real lover never expect anything from his beloved. Whatever the front person does really doesn’t matter. Real lover keeps loving the person irrespective of the behavior of the front person. As an example from our  day to day life, the way mother loves her child. The kid might be very naughty, and even if it is old enough and become gangster, mother always loves her child. that’s why mother’s love is considered as highest pure form of love in most of the species.
What is Trust? Trust itself carries the burden of expectations.  how? When you say to a particular person that you trust him that means….that person has fulfilled your expectations till now and because of which you can trust him. because if the same person has constantly failed you or did not meet your expectations how will you trust that person? This clearly says to trust someone he or she needs to fulfil your expectations first.

Now check my most favourite quote I was talking bout in the beginning.

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I hope this quote is quite clear. But I will try to explain it in little depth. There might be few questions and I am trying to guess them as I also had after reading this quote.
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Why to trust God or master not the other people? Wont they break our trust?
Generally people have these emotions for the god or some Guru like figure.

  • Submission and Surrender
  • Devotion
  • Faith

If something happens unfortunate or bad in our life, yes we blame sometimes to God and master that why this is happening to me? Why are you punishing me? but the feeling of devotion Never Goes away. We accept the thing like it had meant to be happened in our life for my own good or my past karmas or whatever logical illogical reason.

As an example: If somebody’s partner cheats over him/her then that person is going to be disappointed for sure but he/she won’t blame the god or master that why it happened?
If someone we love passes away we just accept it as our fate or the destiny. When you have the emotions of surrender you accept everything whatever is given. But these emotions of surrender is not possible in between partners or parents and children or friendship. It is most rare.
That’s why trust is only possible when you have the emotion of surrender. Because you are trust never gets break their. You do accept everything irrespective of good or bad.
Because of such trust only many fake Babajis are making their businesses.

So I hope where trust works and where it doesn’t is clear now. But the another question is Why to Love everybody but not to trust anybody?

It means that if you try to love everybody you will forgive them for their mistakes, you will not expect things from them. Because love is without expectations. When you love people, automatically you start feeling compassion, empathy, sympathy and forgiveness.

In this worldly life I will dare to say, the love of parents for their child is kind of true love generally one can experience.  Even though the child is not behaving as per the parents still they love him. Whatever he does, they might not like it but still they forgive him and accept him. They always give so many chances to their children to improve themselves. Of course I wont say that it is a purest form of love as there are many hidden motives behind it but we are not considering them as of now.
Trust can be the first step towards the real love. but not always. Because the love for the society, country, less fortunate people and everyone around us doesn’t need trust at the first place. When some one falls from the motor cycle, we run towards him to help him out without thinking whether he is trustworthy or not.

In personal relationships yes trust can be the start, but the result must be the real love. Here trust act as the seed. But the way seed has to manifest itself into the big tree the trust has to manifest into the real love. And when there is a grown tree, seed is not in existence anymore. In the same way when true love emerges the trust factor nullifies.
So how all of this is going to help us in our life?
Most of the mental disturbance and mental problems are because of some one breaks our heart or do not meet the expectations. somebody is not behaving as per my expectation that means the person is breaking my trust. My Expectations is the cause of our most of the problems in daily life. So when you start loving them instead of trusting them you automatically avoid so many issues. Slowly slowly you will start feeling the amazing peaceful life. Yes this is not the simple change but it is the permanent change which will make life permanently way better eventually.
In simple words if you don’t trust anybody there are least chances of your heart breaks.
so never give the remote control of your own happiness calmness and satisfaction into anybody’s hand. always have remote control of your own satisfaction in only and only your hands.
Mayur the Lone Wolf.