Limitless Consciousness.

India, since ancient time very well known for it’s unique and traditional teaching systems, scholars from all over the world travelled to India for deeper study of various subjects. Spiritual Philosophy was the most accepted subject. Indian sages have defined a huge formation of philosophical aspect. each of these perspective offers unique insights into the nature of existence, consciousness, and the ultimate reality. there are six philosophies mentioned during the Vedic time, each with their own perspective and emphasis. The six orthodox schools are called as shaddarshanas and include Nyaya, Sankhya, Yoga, Vaisheshika, Purva Mimamsa and Uttara Mimamsa (Vedanta Philosophy). Most of these schools of thought believe in the theory of Karma and rebirth. Moksha (liberation) is believed to be the liberation from the cycle of birth and death and is the ultimate goal of human life.
Uttar Mimnsa also known as Vedanta is very interesting to learn. The word “Vedanta” means “conclusion of the Vedas”, and encompasses the ideas that emerged from, or were aligned with, the speculations and enumerations contained in the Upanishada , with a focus on knowledge and liberation.
Advaita is one of the school of Vedanta, which covers most important aspect of life. a path of spiritual discipline and experience. Advaita means nondualism. In the vast ocean of philosophical thought, Advaita Vedanta stands out as an extract of profound wisdom, offering insights into the nature of reality and consciousness. At the heart of Advaita Vedanta lies the concept of Brahman, the ultimate reality that is both immanent and transcendent, and the understanding that consciousness is not bound by the limitations of the individual mind but is infinite and limitless. Let us embark on a journey to explore the infinite nature of consciousness as elucidated in Advaita Vedanta. We will learn some thoughts of wise sages to explore our spiritual journey.

अहं अस्मि सदा भामि कदाचिन्नअहंप्रियःI ब्रह्मैवsहमतः सिद्धं सच्चिदानंदलक्षणम्II
Translation: I ever exist and always I shine, I am never disagreeable to myself, Thus it is established that Brahman alone I am, of the nature of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.
The inner Self of man is the same as Brahman (Supreme soul), the Supreme
Being, whose nature is Sat-Chit-Ananda (the experience of realizing the unity and wholeness of all existence), and who is Non-dual. (1)soul is the foundation on which everything like intellect, ego, mind, attachments rest. soul is existence itself. soul gives reality to all other things that are super imposed upon him. (2) Never I dislike myself: Love for oneself creates the start, from it starts love for others whom one likes or who like one. same principle applies in the opposite case which can be hatred or enmity . when someone experiences happiness it means he has the one what he likes. when someone is with those things which he likes he feels happiness. so Love, Joy and the object of love are connected to each other which forms Love triangle. same way is opposite principle which creates triangle of hate, sorrow and the object of hatred which forms the Hate triangle. This sets up the warp and woof of Samsaric life and that all starts because of the love for oneself. (3) The Divine Nature: In essence we are all pure Existence, Consciousness and Bliss. We are Satchidananda Brahman. We are equated with Brahman purely on the strength of having the same essential characteristics. No consideration for magnitude enters the picture, since Brahman has no parts. The limitations of size are not a quality that belongs to Brahman.
We all know The story of lord hanuman, he had infinite power and he lost his memory of his limitless strength for years because of the curse given by a rishi and when it was rememorized by a wise man and Hanuman regained his strength. same way we all have that infinite within us, but Maya has a power of ‘avarana-shakti” which covers the Brahman’s true nature to be known and “Vikshepa shakti” means it conjures up the objects of the world. because o the layers created by maya we have lost our memory of true nature. the perception of duality in the world is an illusion (Maya). Maya is not a denial of the empirical reality but an understanding that the world of names and forms is a superimposition on the underlying unity of Brahman. This illusion of duality arises from our limited perspective, which fails to see the underlying unity that connects all beings and phenomena.
Maya is caused by “Avidya” or ignorance, “Gyana” knowledge is the tool which we can use to peel the layers of attachments. knowledge can be gained through “Abhyasa” practice. there are practices we can follow to gain the true knowledge. the true nature of ourselves which is infinite which is not a part from the supreme soul. the concept of self-realization (Atma-jnana), which is the direct experiential knowledge of one’s true nature as pure consciousness. This realization is not intellectual but transformative, leading to the dissolution of the ego and the recognition of oneself as the limitless, eternal, and unchanging essence beyond all phenomena. This process involves discerning between the eternal and the ephemeral, the real and the unreal, and ultimately realizing that the true self is beyond all dualities and limitations.
The realization of limitless consciousness is not a mere philosophical concept but a call to live in harmony with the underlying unity of all existence. It is a realization that all beings are interconnected and that harming others ultimately harms oneself. This understanding fosters compassion, empathy, and a sense of oneness with the universe. The realization of the infinite nature of consciousness is a transformative experience that changes the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us. It leads to a profound sense of peace, contentment, and unity with all beings, as we recognize that we are all manifestations of the same infinite consciousness.
This science of consciousness offers a profound and timeless perspective on the nature of consciousness, teaching us that consciousness is not limited by the boundaries of the individual mind but is infinite and boundless. By understanding and realizing this infinite nature of consciousness, we can transcend the limitations of the ego and experience a profound sense of oneness with the universe.

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