1593Re: THE SAGE'S VIEW OF THE WORLD
- Jan 1, 2003--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, medit8ionsociety
> By Swami Sivanandaheat
> The man who stands up to his neck in water has a twofold
> experience. His head is exposed to the sun. He experiences both
> and cold. Such is the experience of a liberated sage. He has doublecertain
> consciousness. He enjoys the bliss of Brahman, but also has the
> experience of this world. He is like a man who knows two languages.
> Just as the pot in which asafoetida or onion is kept emits a
> amount of smell even when it is cleaned several times, so also, adesires
> small trace of ignorance still remains in the mind of a sage. The
> jivanmukta (liberated sage) has a consciousness of the body in the
> form of an impression in the subconscious mind. That is the reason
> why he eats and drinks. Though the instinctive mind with low
> is destroyed, the pure mind does not perish in the liberated sage.an
> How will he be able to engage himself in worldly activity without
> instrument, namely, the mind?as
> The phenomenal universe does not vanish from the vision of the
> liberated sage. He sees the world as a dream within himself. Just
> the mirage appears even after the illusory nature of the water ishe
> understood, so also, the world appears for a jivanmukta even after
> has attained self-realisation, even after he has clearly understoodfor
> the illusory nature of the world. But, just as the man who has
> understood the nature of the mirage will not run after the mirage
> drinking water, so also, the sage who is liberated will not pursuesaint,
> sensual objects like the worldly-minded people though the world
> appears to him. That is the difference between a worldly man and a
> liberated sage.
> The jivanmukta beholds the one reality or God everywhere and in all
> things. For him there is no distinction between a rogue and a
> gold and stone, honour and dishonour. He actually feels that all isHe
> himself only that snakes, scorpions, tigers, bears and lions are as
> much part of himself as his own eyes, nose, ears, hands and feet.
> is one with the flower, sun, ether, ocean, mountain and sky. He has********* Yes, you awaken happily *in place*, in and *as* the body
> cosmic vision and cosmic feelings.
mind itself, such that there is no *escaping* anywhere, where would
you go? :-) So any idea of "seeking" therefore, is pretty much out of
the question! :-) We ARE it! OH! :-) So now instead of all that
unhappy seeking miserable business, understanding takes it place.
Voila! Anybody got any Grey Poupon? :-)
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