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18508Re: Path of Jnan(Path of Knowing)

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  • medit8ionsociety
    Dec 23, 2012
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      Thank you very much Sandeep for another thought-stopping
      and wonder-full sharing. Much more are offered on this
      website: http://www.the-covenant.net/

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, Sandeep <sandeep1960@...> wrote:
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      > Who am I.......is the starting point(and found to be the end point) on
      > the path of Jnana(path of knowing)..
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      > ...aka Ramana's famous Self-Enquiry bromide.
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      > As always.....a sharing in the moment........gets captured.....via a
      > conditioning and what arises is a scriptural doctrine...
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      > ...which starts getting worshiped.
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      > The thousand bows to the tea-pot, rather than drinking the tea.
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      > Once the transient hollowness of what hereto was assumed to be one's
      > identity......aka in the form of a name, sex...
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      > ..... status......whether personal, societal, national....whether
      > established via relationships..
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      > .... or as possessor of knowledge, successes,
      > failures......experiences........et al...
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      > .....once the transient hollowness of all that is apparent.......it is
      > only then that the question of Who am I.... is born.
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      > However this is not a quest of replacing identities.
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      > Not a replacement of the name of John Doe with Param Brahman.....or
      > Jesus's Old Man....or Yahweh.....or whatever.
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      > Seeing the transience of everything within time........thought posits
      > something as the timeless, something as the eternal...
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      > ...and its back to the same round and round ......a different mulberry bush.
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      > When the question of Who am I.......is born......the way forward(to use
      > a term, as really there is nothing as backward..
      > ....for something as a forward to be a direction)...
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      > .....what is to be seen.......is that the question of "Who am
      > I".......is an arising and persisting thought of such a question.
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      > Rather than the content of the thought......the quest in quietude
      > is......who is it that took delivery of this thought as the question?
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      > The thought as the question............got anchored where?
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      > For whom is the question "Who am I"........a relevant question?
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      > And what ever answer that arises.....irrespective of the content of the
      > thought-as-the-answer....
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      > .....it is once again a thought-construction.
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      > Rather than the content of the thought-as-the-answer(which is only a
      > confabulation of the known)...
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      > ....the quest in quietude.......remains the same.
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      > Who is it that took delivery of this thought-as-the-answer?
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      > For whom........is the answer.............an answer?
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      > And the assurance that this quest in quietude......is not an
      > ad-infinitum regression.
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