2-5 TAT TWAM ASI – YOU ARE THAT Archive

THE SELF AS A FRIEND – NESHAMAH

 THE SELF AS A FRIEND – NESHAMAH   Stone: Emerald The Mantra: Om Jay Jivatman   The Key:   The higher Self is the Friend, a ray of the Divine   manifesting as conscious existence; it is universal, one and the same in all, omnipresent, and contains the whole universe.   Our higher Self is a loving and wise Guide who never fail us.   …

THE SELF AS ENEMY – THE STRANGER

 THE SELF AS ENEMY – THE STRANGER   From the Course in Miracles:   What is your Self remains an alien to the part of you which thinks that it is real but different from yourself.   Who could be sane in such a circumstance? Who but a madman could believe he is what he is not, and judge against himself?And yet how easy it …

THE SELF AS ENEMY – THE BHUTATMAN OR ELEMENTAL SELF

 THE SELF AS ENEMY – THE BHUTATMAN OR ELEMENTAL SELF   As the Maitrayana Brahmana Upanishad affirms,   There is a different one called the elemental Self (Bhûtâtmâ), who overcome by the bright and dark fruits of action enters on a good or bad birth: downward or upward is his course, and overcome by the duality roams about.   And then explains it thus:   …

THE SELF AS ENEMY – WU HSIN

 THE SELF AS ENEMY – WU HSIN   The self, in fact, is just a bundle of perceptions and memories,   but the more actions performed imagining that it is the self that originates and executes them, the more substance this unsubstantial entity is endowed with. In this matter of gaining substance for itself, this structure assumes authority, takes it upon itself to mediate between …

THE SELF AS ENEMY

 THE SELF AS ENEMY ENEMY   Stone: Suleiman The Mantra: Om Abhyantara Ripu Nirodha   The Key:   Language can be very confusing: by the Self some Teachers mean our inner being and say that we must realize it, but others mean the ego and advise to get rid of it!   Everything in us which isn’t pure love, joy, enthusiasm, understanding and vision is …

THE SELF – MERE– SRI AUROBINDO

 THE SELF – MERE – SRI AUROBINDO  Mere: In most religions, and perhaps in most philosophies also, it is the vital being which is called “soul”, for it is said that “the soul leaves the body”, while it is the vital being which leaves the body. One speaks of “saving the soul”, “wicked souls”, “redeeming the soul”… but all that applies to the vital being, …

THE SELF – WU HSIN

 THE SELF – WU HSIN   Wu Hsin asked:   Do we possess an individual self or soul that is separate from our physical biology or are we simply an enormously complex biological network that mechanically produces our hopes, aspirations, dreams, desires, humor, and passions?   His answer is that:   When the self directs its attention to the Self, the self dissolves into the …

THE SELF – RAMANA MAHARSHI

 THE SELF – RAMANA MAHARSHI   There is never a moment when the Self is not: it is ever present, here and now.   You are the Self, nothing but the Self, anything else is just imagination, so BE the Self here and now.   The self cannot be found in books.You have to find it for yourself, within yourself. The Self is one and …

THE SELF – SOUL – VIVEKANANDA

 THE SELF – SOUL – VIVEKANANDA   If the existence of the soul is drawn from the argument that it is self-luminous, that knowledge, existence, blessedness are its essence, it naturally follows that this soul cannot have been created.   A self-luminous existence, independent of any other existence, could never have been the outcome of anything. It always existed; there was never a time when …

THE SELF OR SOUL – THE BHAGAVAD GHITA – THE TRIPURA RAHASYA

 THE SELF OR SOUL – THE BHAGAVAD GHITA – THE TRIPURA RAHASYA   The Bhagavad Ghita:   The Self has neither birth nor death. Nor does he cease to be, having been in existence before; unborn, eternal permanent and primeval, he is never killed when the body is killed.   O Arjuna! know this self to be eternal, undecaying, birth-less and indestructible. A person who …

SELF – SOUL – THE UPANISHADS

 SELF – SOUL – THE UPANISHADS   Isha Upanishad:   The Self is one. Ever still, the Self isSwifter than thought, swifter than the senses.Though motionless, he outruns all pursuit.Without the Self, never could life exist. The Self seems to move, but is ever still.He seems far away, but is ever near.He is within all, and he transcends all.   The Self is everywhere. Bright …

THE SELF OR SOUL – EASTERN DEFINITIONS

 THE SELF OR SOUL – EASTERN DEFINITIONS The Viveka-Chudamani:   The supreme self is the internal reality of Truth and Bliss,   eternally indivisible and pure consciousness, the witness of the intellect and the other faculties, distinct from being or not-being, the reality implied by the word “I”.   The Prajna-Paramita:   Manjusri asked, What is the self?Sariputra replied: The Self is only a name, …