Inner Self Archive

WHAT IS NOT THE SELF, IS WHAT

 WHAT IS NOT THE SELF, IS WHAT?   What is not the Self, is it anything at all?   Before the Great Awakening, we are all like tree roots working in darkness, unaware of the tree’s splendor:   we cannot yet perceive our inner trunk above the ground of our life, growing in the light, and all its branches, leaves, fruits and flowers. Asking ourselves …

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:   …