It is the natural assumption of all logic that there was a cause for
this effect we see as the universe. Science has described it as the
big bang. Some believe the hand of God was responsible. Some say
that matter came from energy, and energy from mind.
After some consideration one comes to the question, well who made
God? From where does mind originate? Some people stop at the
conception of the absolute mind, thinking that this is the bounds of
It is nessecary to come to a stop in this line of creation. This is
what some call Siva (pure awarness). The mind is all there is. But
now we transcend mind. With out mind, there is no universe. There is
To Siva there is no such thing as time or space. To the Siva this
point of the universe is no different from any other time point of
the universe. It is all in all. Nothing can be taken away or gained
Siva is pure being, pure awareness. It is the basis of the universe.
Siva is the mirror, and the universe is the reflection on this
mirror. Whatever the image on the mirror, the mirror remains
This is the only logical conclusion of unity. Unity is the basis of
all true religions and belief structures. Even if someone believes
that his way is the only way, for him it is one. For another, all
religions and creeds are true and one.
God means both Siva (the mirror) and Sakti (the universe) together.
For the sake of clarification I have seperated them. In truth you
cannot have fire without heat, or ice without cold. Yet for the sake
of proper gnani, a distinction has been made. This universe is dual,
as such dual knowledge is nessecary for liberation.
The highest conception of God is true surrender. It is all God. You
and this whole universe is God. As such where does one go from
here. Direct experience of God.
The highest conception of God does not mean the highest
manifestation. Meaning that even to know this truth of unity, does
not mean that nothing more need be done.
How to experience God like our divine examples of Jesus, Buddha,
Mohamed, Sri Ramakrishna, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi and others.
If it is all God, our closest connection to God is our own
consciousness. If it is all God the source of our consciousness is
the source of all. The source is all.
Clearly we must come back the way we came. Out the hole, back down
the path, to home. Our home, as described in the bible, is this pure
state of awareness called Siva. We left that state into duality,
into the mind. We built up vasanas which we call our ego. This ego
prevents us from returning home. We must first destroy these
vasanas, to return to our natural state.
For some these vasanas are slight and this realization takes place
rapidly. For others a longer peirod of practice is required.
This practice can take the form of devotional worship, meditation,
etc. Thru meditation one can force this sate of realization for
short periods. These short intervals remove vasanas.
As descibed in the allegory of vasanas being warriors in a fortress.
If they are killed as they emerge, soon the fortress is emptied.
Sitting in medition and constantly killing these thoughts as they
emerge, and remaining as our true state is the practise best employed
by the learned. Devotional worship, doing everything for God is the
easiest way for the not so learned.
Om Namah Shivaya
Jason James Morgan