Can the Knower be Known???

  • Can the Knower be Known???

    Posted by tadananda on 9 May, 2023 at 5:12 pm

    Any form of knowledge, including spiritual knowledge from scriptures, is only another though in the mind space (Chitta-Vritti). By their very nature, thoughts obstruct our awareness of the inner light of consciousness.

    Q: So how does spiritual study and contemplation help us??

    satesh replied 11 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • chetanpatel

    Member
    9 May, 2023 at 7:38 pm

    It brings awareness that we are actually the atman here on a human experience once we start accepting that all atman is ONE, just some with more or some with fewer experiences and also carrying the baggage of past karma yet to be exhausted (Ocean&Wave are ONE).

    Learning from life experiences helps point the spiritual compass in the direction of trying to achieve freedom from the entanglement of pain and pleasure and realise true bliss (Bimba&Pritibimba-sweet/sour fruit)

    Then understanding that our thoughts, words we say and deeds we do should be controlled by purity, practice and perseverance. Yama and Niyama (moral and ethical) to be strictly practised. This will “allow the hot air balloon to rise” by releasing the sandbags weighing it down.

    Further, with meditation and japa we train our minds to become more focused by removing thoughts which obstruct our awareness. As thoughts become less and less, awareness becomes more and more because the inner light of consciousness is able to shine through without obstruction of thoughts. This would be when we have shed the mind also to what is called Samadhi.

  • satesh

    Member
    16 May, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Thoughts bring ego and cloud the mind with lots of impurities. This ripple effect disturbs the mind .

    Spiritual study and contemplation steadies and focusses the mind. It clears the ego and stills the ripples effect. Only when these become still, can pure consciousness be achieved. At this stage love, joy, peace and the truth can be found.

    All the limbs of yoga can be practiced to assist.

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