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    Re: pramāda & pramāṇa ...

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    from post 20 above,



    This ‘no mind’ is called out in gauḍapādacharya’s commentary (ṭīkā) called māṇḍūkyopaniṣatkārikā, also known as gauḍapādiyakārikā. It says...
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    What is sādhana ? It is abhyāsya or repeated discipline. But by whom ? The sādaka – one adapted to a purpose, a ~skillful~ person. And for what? Sādhya –...
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    These are grand words (The Self reveals itSelf to itSelf), but
    1. why do any sādhana at all ? and,
    2. what is occurring when Self reveals itSelf to itSelf ? It...
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    This question can be answered in a few ways.
    First it would the most rapacious¹ response from the ego's point of view. Why do today what you can put off till...
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    For the discerning HDF reader one must think ' who then experiences this Being ? ' .

    First how could it possibly be the ego the experiences Being? It cannot ....
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    If one considers what is written above it informs the reader of the essence / aim of one's sādhana :
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    Now there is this notion of ābaddhadṛṣṭi - 'having the eyes fixed on' .
    It is most interesting notion within the realm of ignorance (pramāda) .

    We as humans...
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    I thought to say this another way...

    The Supreme is undivided Being ; when we come to think we're different from it by thinking I am this ( I am this...
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    We're told Self (ātman) does not marry. It does not 'marry' the non-Self or anātman¹ . This is hinted by kṛṣṇa-jī in the bhāgavad gītā (4.14). He informs us that ,...
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    A reasonable question to ask is, why then do I wake up ? This Being is there in sleep , what is the reason (stimulus) to wake up ?

    In a word , it is vāsanā-s -...
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    This sleep mode of being is quite revealing to the one that may be practicing ātmaiṣṭa¹. I will yield to how ramaṅa mahaṛṣi offers this insight and share it with the...
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    Re: pramāda & pramāṇa ...

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    śrī siddharameśvara maharāj¹ offers the following -

    Knowledge or consciousness presents itself to the aspirant in two ways:
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    These are most excellent questions... as is the statement you made in post 2: This sleep needs to be considered at a later date; a very telling level of being.
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    If we look to the īśavāsyopaniṣad¹ it informs us of ātmahano janāḥ i.e. the person or creature ( janāḥ ) that is the killer (hano) of the Self or ātman.
    Not knowing...
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    What you ask has some finer points... relative knowledge is predicated on differentiated ( fractured, limited) consciousness. It is the world of objects , size,...
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    Here are my views on this matter...
    In sanātana dharma you ARE knowledge, pure knowledge. Its ~fabric~ is pure consciousness, which is the ~personality~ of...
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    pramāda & pramāṇa ...

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    As of late much of my attention has been going to this subject. That is, pramāda & pramāṇa of Self (ātman). What do these words mean ?

    pramāda of ātman -...
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