Does Brahman manifest? What is the presence of Brahman in the cave of the heart? How the descent takes place? What is the
process of manifestation called creation? How can this be reversed? Is there any direct path? What is Siva and Sakti?
Process : "I", "I", .... > I AM, I AM, ... > THIS I AM > MIND (Flow of thoughts)
> Mind forgets Siva + identifies with objects/I AM THIS/Sakti
> Ego + Object of thought
> object thoughts rest on ego thought
> so, ego is mind
> ego is illumined by Consciousness
> Do Self Enquiry: Where does ego rise from?
> on constant practice, ego disappears, Consciousness remains.
Bhagwan Ramana Maharshi points out in his teachings
that in the cave of our heart, Brahman reflects as
"I" "I" ... as Awareness aware of itself as Consciousness
without any attributes, not as an object, without any
movement, interminable, resonating on itself, a state of Atman
Nishta and formless.
Next descent starts. Awareness which was Infinite
particularizes to become aware of itself as an object but
without separation, with a subtle movement of the
singular Awareness. "I" "I" ..expands to I AM, I AM ....
This is the birth of the Divine Ego which knows itself
as the object of its own Awareness.
Next oscillation becomes bigger. The unitary singular
Consciousness expands. I AM ... becomes THIS I AM.
Aham becomes Idam.
THIS I AM stands separated from 'THIS'
THIS I AM as mind becomes Shakti, 'I' as THIS is Shiva.
The formless picks up very faint boundaries of Form.
Definition becomes stronger, restrictions increase.
Singular Consciousness manifests, through vibration as Universe.
Union between Shakti and Shiva creates infinite objects and egos.
Vibrations created by Sakti or mind when experienced by Siva, gives
rise to names and forms. The names and forms last as long as,
the experience by Siva, lasts. When the experience ends the
names and forms disappear. As, at night when we are going to
sleep. When we stop identifying with our body, we are sucked
into sleep. Our waking world of names and forms disappears.
We have seen that the names and forms are relevant
when supported by consciousness. They belong to the ego.
If we enquire about who knows the ego, then with practice,
the ego along with all the names and forms disappear.
This is the direct path for Self Realization as shown by
Bhagwan Ramana Maharshi.
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