Summary: Talks on spiritual and philosophical topics, mostly related to the path of knowledge and Advaita Vedanta or Non-dualism. Subjects such as the consciousness, mind, reality, metaphysics and various ways to study these are discussed.
The law of perfection points to the necessity that everything is perfect as it is. In other words, nothing can be added or taken away from the way things are. That may sound counter to our own experience, but that is because we have biases and preferences. In itself the universe is pure perfection, including our ignorance and biases, they are the way they must be. This law is very powerful, it has the potential to liberate a mind from Samsaric wheel in a few minutes.
The law of self similarity derives from the fractal nature of the reality. Everything is arranged in layers and each one is a low resolution copy of the one above it. When we study this law and experience it directly, we open up to the possibility of there being more layers on top of that which we think is "me". The law makes us tiny and humble. This law shows that there is no end to seeking, when you explore all that which can be experienced. Your search must take you inwards not outwards, and then you will see that you are one all encompassing unity, having no structure and no layers of any kind.
Law of relativity overrides our subjective and biased notions of absolute. It arises out of necessity, as there are no absolutes in this existence, everything stands in relation and comparison to something. This law also renders our ideas of getting, being or achieving something, meaningless. This law is the key to understanding of the true meaning of the word liberation. Knowledge of the law of relativity shows us that which is absolute. Although it appears simple and obvious, it is very profound and one can leverage this law to reach absolute freedom.
The multi-layered structure of the mind is ever changing. The change is in the direction of more adaptation, more harmony with its surroundings. The mind changes as per the constrains on it, and as per the necessity. This is the law of evolution of the mind. Evolution is an exploration of variety. When seen from a human perspective, we find that it is both constructive and destructive. Naturally, we would like to bias it in our favour, and fortunately, we can leverage the law of evolution to quickly reach better minds, and to free us from a matter dependent existence faster.
States of the mind are numerous, they are fascinating, but are all illusory. However, this knowledge prevents the mind from identifying with a particular state, or from confusing a state with one's true nature. Knowledge of the states of the mind leads to detachment, and preferences for one state or the other are dropped. This frees the mind from the ever changing states. All states happen on the background of peace and awareness.
Some of the states of the mind are ordinary day to day experiences, while some other are extraordinary and exotic. Some are afflicted, distorted and unhealthy, some are clear, enlightening and healthy. Some are only available to evolved minds, while some are necessary part of everyone's life. Some are natural and some are forced. Anyhow, the states of the mind show the enormity of the mind, it is awesome, mysterious and versatile. This is the part 2 of 3, of introductory talk on the states of the mind.
Mind is a multi-layered structure. It is continuously flowing and changing, at every layer. It goes through various states as it changes. These states are numerous. In this meeting, some of the major states of the mind are revealed in short. Knowledge of these states, helps us to identify them and to detach from them. It also helps to know other minds and their behaviour. This is part 1 of 3, of this introductory talk.
As the mind evolves, it accumulates. Layers upon layers of structures form on top of each other. They get refined and appear as very refined and sophisticated structures. There appears knowledge, understanding and awareness. But all these layers do is, mask that which is. The reality is distorted and filtered through these evolutionary layers of the mind. Hence they are actually layers of ignorance. We will discuss nine such essential layers with some sub layers. When we know our place in the grand scheme, we can focus our efforts effectively, and therefore can easily transcend these layers, to arrive at that which has no layers, no knowledge and no ignorance.
Law of identity of perception and manifestation, states that whatever is being perceived, is being manifested simultaneously. It is the very nature of the mind, it is happening autonomously and transparently. We can manifest only that which senses can offer, and hence our abilities and experiences are very limited. There is a possibility for the mind to change and evolve, which shifts it into a new reality where new senses and new abilities appear, where it can leverage this law to fulfil its desires instantly. By doing so a human can evolve into a superhuman.
Once the unity of the experience and the experiencer is recognized, a question arises - why is the experience so varied, why are there so many forms instead of a simple plain experience of being. How does this colourful drama of experience come into being. We will attempt to explain that via direct observation and form a theory about the arising of a diversified experience out of simple change and necessity.
What exists? What is existence? Why does it appear in so many forms? What is that which experiences it all? Why is our experience so limited? Where, when and how does it all happen. We will try to answer all these questions, via introspection, direct observation, and logical deductions.
Introspection is seeing within. It is an encounter with direct experience while the mind acts as a bystander. It starts with cleaning up of the slate of conditioning by simply ignoring that which the mind throws at us. When we ask a question and demand an answer in the form of a direct experience, we get the pure and unadulterated truth. In this meeting we will try to see our own essence via introspection.
Law of balance ensures that positivity is balanced by negativity. Whenever there is an excess of one polarity, it reverses and goes to the other extreme. This oscillation continues, till everything is well balanced. Our lives are a series of swings from too positive to too negative. This is because our actions and thoughts are imbalanced. Knowledge of this law helps to bring back the balance and harmony in our daily lives. It becomes smooth and peaceful instead of violent swings of polarities.
Law of attraction, or mental attractors, has a firm grip on the minds, especially human minds. If we are unaware of it, we are bound to remain in a deep pit, of an attractor, which the mind digs for itself. If we know this law well, we can leverage it to come out of any situation, and become anything we please. A mind is fully capable of attracting anything, and as soon as it does so, the reality around it changes itself.
The mind distorts all neutral experiences into either positive or negative. This is the nature of the mind. This is the law of polarities. The reality is seen as either positive or negative because of the conditioning or preferences of the mind. An understanding of this law frees us from it, and one can even leverage it to get what one wants easily.