how to stay in this discriminatory state?
thank you for posting this truth of all truths
|| Shri Hari
Discrimination between the Real and the Unreal
18th May 2013, Saturday,
Vaishakh Shukla Ashthami, Vikram Samvat 2070, Shanivaar
The unreal is continuously disappearing into oblivion. But the real (essence, tattva) that understands the disappearing process of the unreal (perishable, temporary), the existence of that real "Essence," never changes into unreal. The true reality never disappears into non-existence.
All are naturally established in that eternal reality, therefore no one experiences absence of one's own reality at any moment of time. That real substance transcends all climes, times, beings, persons, things, states, incidents and circumstances etc. By giving significance to the unreal appearances, an individual fails to realize his natural establishment in the eternal reality. It means that the assumption of the unreal as real prevents the acceptance of the fundamental reality.
Here there can be a doubt that when the unreal has no real existence, then why does it appear so real (i.e. appears to exist) ? The explanation is that those tools - senses, mind, intellect and ego by which the unreal is seen as real are also of the same kind (unreal in
nature). The essence is that if one does not identify himself (atma) with the unreal objects (body, senses, mind, intellect and ego etc.), then there is no unreal. There is real and only real. If a person does not identify the self with the unreal, then the unreal has no existence at all, but only the real exists. The real has never seen the unreal in the same way just as the sun has never seen darkness. This has been described from the point of view of discrimination.
If we look from the angle of devotion, then the unreal
world is the creation of Nature and Nature is the power of God. Being the power of God, the Nature and its evolutes are in fact God's manifestation; because the power cannot have its separate existence from the powerful. Just as we cannot see the brown, black or white skin color of physical body separated from the body, similarly we also cannot visualize the awakened, dream and sound sleep states separate from the human body. Similarly we cannot look at nature separate from God. An individual can live without his powers (i.e. strength, energy, intelligence, skill, capability etc.) but the power cannot sustain itself without the powerful. Similarly God can exist without power and God does exist,* but the power cannot live without God. The conclusion is that power is dependent on Almightly God, but God is not dependent on the power.
Power has no independent existence without the powerful, but the powerful has independent existence without power. Therefore being the power of God, nature lacks its own independent existence i.e. there is nothing else besides God. Therefore God has said - "sadsacchaahumarjun" (Gita 9/19). "Vasudevah Sarvam" (Gita 7/19).
"All is God" - this is the Supreme Principle of Bhagavad Gita, where all the differences disappear because all differences arise out of subtle ego while there is not even the smallest iota of ego in "Vasudevah sarva (continued.....)
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