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Observer is observed

In observation, you are the Observer, and you are observing your mind. Some time in your practice, there is no you and no mind. This time you feel like intervals, of Bliss. You think Lord has come in your life,

I was reading J.Krishnamurti’s life written by an American Lady at my farm in India; she wrote that when J.Krishnamurti speak in his lectures ’ Observer is observed.’ I was confused. It happens in meditation.

Our yogis in India says.’ trupti.’ end of the trupti. ’ meaning is the same. ’ Observer is observed ’.

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Vadanta

Vadanta

What is meaning of Vadanta?

According to my knowledge as I learnt from my Guru St. Nikka Singh ji . He was a Perfect real Saint . I studied meaning of Guruvani and Bhagwad Gita. As I found in my life that I wants to explain something what I can explain it. When you are reading any scripture, it is like, knowledge of theory. But after that you have to practice the instructions of a real sage. For example, you want to take driving licence. First, you should read the book for laws and regulations of traffic. Now you can not drive, but you have to pass written exam. And after that you have to learn driving on the road.

Same thing for the knowledge of Vadanta. First, you have to study the scriptures from an enlightened teacher. Then, according to his instructions you have to practical of his instructions. And as his guidance you concentrate on that way. And one day you will find that bliss which is beyond our verbally knowledge. This is divine we can taste it, we can live with it, but we cannot explain it. Only we can say it is like dawn, it is like blooming, it is like dew drops. This is the difference between Scholar and a holy saint. Scholar have way of speech, he knows the art of words, he can explain, but he is still empty handed, he has no taste of bliss or Nirvana.For this hard work on meditation or worship you have to do

It happens in the silence of mind. One day my Guru St. Nikka Singh told us that first we said to followers make a horse of papers, his meaning was we said to a follower study this book that book and try our best to give ideas by theory. But when find that the follower is perfect in this then say now it was a horse of paper now burn it with fire . It is nothing but only knowledge for exploration. The real knowledge is by witnessing the mind. To me he one day said,” leave these scriptures and look everytime to your mind, you will go straight.” by this practice one day I understand it, “.I can only say that the human mind has a great treasure in it.but it is beyond the reach of the mind.

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Self and mind.

Just as the sun gives light to the moon the heart lights the mind.–Maharishi Ramana.

Comment; It is very important to understand that Maharish Ramana was an enlightened sage who got this knowledge by not studying from any scripture or go on the feet of an enlightened saint he found the experience by God’s grace or from last lives of good Karmas. That is why I choose for meditation a perfect sage from the 20th century. Because he used to speak from his spiritual experience.

Our mind is not perfect it has no, its own light. It takes light from self or God. Body, mind, or senses take light from Observer or self. Who have reached into the depth of self they said that you are not body and mind.

One time in life of Maharishi Ramana, he was going on a walk with some devotees, he felt some pain in the chest and he sat down and his body starts to become dark and devotees start to cry, he told after this that he was watching that his body is going to be darker and darker and he was aware if this happening and his body was laying dead and his devotees were weeping. After some time I felt that the body starts to move and I sat down and then I told my followers that it is a body which dies but due to the illusion we think that we are the body. Meditation is for this purpose that you can understand. I am not body and mind. According to Vadanta we have to figure out that we are self. That is why we say self-realization.

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Questions

These questions were asked by Paul Brunton to Maharishi Ramana in the year 1925. Maharishi lived in Samadhi at Virupakasa cave and Paul Brunton was a journalist from the U.K. And reached to find the truth of human life. I will use the language of this conversation.

Question; The wise men of the West. Our scientists are greatly honoured for their cleverness. Yet they have confessed that they can throw, but little upon the hidden truth behind life. It is said that in your land who can give what our western sages fail to reveal. Is that so? Can you assist me to experience enlightenment? Or is the search is itself a mere delusion?

I have now reached my conversational objective and decided to await the Maharishi’s response. He continues to stare thoughtfully at me. Perhaps he is pondering over my question ten minutes pass in silence.

At last his lips opened and he says gently.

” You say I. I want to know tell me, who is that I? “

What does he mean? He has cut now across the services of the interpreter and speaks directly in English. Bewilderment creeps across my brain.

” I am afraid I do not understand your question,” I reply blankly.

” Is it not clear.Think again”

I puzzle over his words once more. An idea suddenly comes into my mind. I point a finger toward myself and mention my name.

” And do you know him?”.

“All my life” I smile back at him.

“But that is only your body! again I ask,’ who are you”

I can not find a ready answer to this extraordinary query.

The Maharishi continues,” Know first that I then you shall know the truth.”

My mind hazes again. I was deeply puzzled. this bewilderment finds verbal expression. but Maharishi reached the limit of his English, for this, he turned to the interpreter and the answer was slowly translated to me.

” There is only one thing to be done. look into your self, and through constant meditation, light can be found.”

“I have given myself up to the meditation upon the truth but I see no signs of progress.”

” How do you know that no progress has been made? it is not easy to perceive one’s progress into the spiritual realm”.

” Is the help of a master necessary?”

“It might be.”

” Can a master help a man to look into his own self in the way you suggest?”

” He can give the man all he needs for this quest .such a thing can be perceived through personal experience.”

” how long will it take to get some enlightenment with a master’s help?”.

” It all depends on the maturity of a seeker’s mind. the gunpower catches the fire in an instant, while much time needed to fire coal.”

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How we come near our self-realization.

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Vadanta

Dhyana (Meditation).

Merging the mind and breath is’ (Dhyana) and it leads to the natural state when it becomes deep and firm.—–Maharishi Ramana.

Comments; It looks very hard to explain about Samadhi or Dhyana. Because our languages have no capacity to explain it! What comes in the field of our mind or intellect, we can express it, we can explain it or can give any name or form. For example, I saw a car, I can explain it this is Honda car, ford car this model, so many things I can explain of the car. But for non-objective meditation, which has no name and no figure how can I explain it. So like this our Saints give ideas as my Guru St. Nikka Singh I used to explain it, confirm it you are not body, you are not mind, but you are you are ‘ Observer’ ! . This body is a combination of two things. Observer and Observed.Or Seer and Seen, or Watcher and watched,. It had been defined in the 13th Chapter of Bhawad Gita.

Our Self or Consciousness is the Observer and our body, mind. Senses are Observed. Because I can watch my body, my mind, my pleasure and pain. Body changes, we have three changes in our body childhood, youth, old age. And some time sick, some time healthy, and likewise our mind changes moment to moment. Happy, sad,our senses also changes every time. For example, you are going, you saw a dog, then you remember yours friends dog, from dog you remember your friend’s wife. Now in mind you start to love that that lady. So we see that mind changes, body changes, our circumstances changes, but who looks to this change that observer never changes. According to Vadanta there are three stages every day as, waking, dream and deep sleep. These stages of our body changes, but not Observer! .So like this our body change in three stages, childhood, youth and old age. But not OBSERVER changes. so you are The observer, not observed.( Body, mind, etc.) Confirm it that you are deathless spirit.Which have never borne never dies.In meditation or Samadhi we forget our body ,mind, and only bliss exists there. That bliss are called sat-chit-Ananda. That is why most importance of deep meditation or Samadhi. You can understand by this experience otherwise you, never comes to understand by reading of Vadas (spiritual books).And this is very calm and blissful experience. But we can understand by God, s grace in our heart.

This is teaching of Maharishi Ramana that merging the mind and breath in the self is Dhyana.

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Bhagavad-Gita

Chapter 2. Solaka 13th.

As the Soul passes, in this body through childhood, youth, and old age, likewise it takes the next body after this body. The sage is not perplexed by this.

Comment; Human body is not destination where we have to stop. Purpose of this body according to Vadic knowledge , we have to work here for our self-realization or meet with the Lord which is our origin . Our mind can become one with the self like a stream which merge with an ocean. This is the idea of our Saints.

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Problems and soulations

The thought.’ I am not able to concentrate.’ is itself an obstacle. why should the thought arise?’—-Maharishi Ramona

Comment; In fact, every thought is itself an obstacle for meditation. To find Bliss in your heart, there should be not too much thinking. By looking on intellect, we minimise our thoughts. In the absence of ideas, we can find Bliss in our hearts. My Guru st Nikka Singh used to tell us that in a deep sleep you have nothing, no money no sex, but you are happy. Same happens in meditation.

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Problems and solutions

The more you get fixed in the self the more thoughts will drop off themselves………Regulation of life,such as getting up at a fixed hour, bathing,doing mantra, Japa, observing ritual, all this is for a people who do not feel daw to self-inquiry or not capable of it. but those who can practice this method all rules and disciplines are unnecessary.—–Maharishi Ramana.

Comments; Self-inquiry is the last saddhana. The meaning is clear if you can find the experince of self-inquiry, then it is not doing any other Saddhanas like Nam Japa, getting on a fixed hour or bathing or ritual .but if you can not find experience of self-inquiry, then you have to do Nam Japa,getting on fixed time other Saddanas also. By that method you will become nearer to do self-inquiry.

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Problems and solutions

Sleep is the first obstacle. The second is the sense objects of the world which divert one’s attention. The third thoughts in the mind about previous experiences with sense objects. The forth is bliss. In that state the thought ‘ I am the enjoyer’ is still present.The final state of Samadhi is to be reached in which one is the bliss ,or one with reality.—–Maharishi Ramana.

Comment; I mostly feel bliss while doing my practice of self-inquiry or observation. I have been doing this practice for 35 years. In sitting I felt more bliss, but while working or walking I use this method, but that time no more bliss but it is just there.But there is this thought remains, that I am enjoying bliss, or grace.Maharishi is telling us about nirvikalp Samadhi. While practicing you can understand this. It is not a matter of language because our language has limited but bliss is a divine experience.