We are so much conditioned by religion, spirituality, ideas about God that we never venture to seek ‘what is True’. We have adjusted ourselves to ideas dished out by others about Life. We are enamoured by good-bad, right-wrong bifurcation (apart from law) as if order will come and stay.
Fundamental Understanding-Spirituality- is fundamental clarity about Life and not any ideation to comfort the mind, not wait for some happy ending, not dependence upon others to solve one’s psychological uncomfortableness. It is to question, negate any comforting diversion to solace the mind from the uneasiness, irritation it is experiencing now. The whole energy is concentrated here.
It is not an advice or addition to knowledge. It is a hit on the mind that what it is seeking (stable pleasure, confirmation about tomorrow, about others’ behaviour) is not available. The hit attunes one to supreme relaxation, the self-sustained ground.One is thinking as if there is disorder in the world, in the Universe and something should be done to put it into order. All our politics, governance, economics, science is geared towards this perception. It is like a jerk for the mind to know, to understand that every movement is from order to order and not from disorder to order and there is no satisfactory dead end.
You can operate in the world as you want. Your ideas to set the world right as if you are safe, good, important-hence separate- is the cause of conflicts within you and within society. Total humanity is in the same boat.
Forcible removal of bad memories is sure to cause loss of energy, dullness, may be feeling of frustration. It is only when any psychological discomfort of past or in respect of future is experienced 'as it is'-that one remains attuned to the original energy, the inexhaustible energy. Physical and mental capacities gain higher levels.
Y V Chawla
Eyes see because the vision is ended at a point. Even in the sky, where we have nothing to see as end. An end as blueness is created as sky to see. If there is no enclosing factor, what the eyes will see? Nothing.
Similarly, ‘I’ is the limit of the mind, consciousness. ‘I’ is the enclosing factor.
‘I’ operates as ‘I’ relates to an object. ‘I’ and the outer, other is bound as a singular process, self-sustained process-the totality.
One thinks as if non-technical questions can be answered.
There are technical questions such as how to run a computer, where to buy food, arithmetical questions, how to book a ticket and so on.
They all can be answered by somebody or you can find the answers somewhere. The information is available.
Now one is under the illusion that non-technical questions- what is all this existence, why I feel stressed, why I feel angry, why I feel fear, why the other is richer or poorer than me, why there is negativity( corruption, terrorism and so on) all around, why I feel constrictions to my freedom and so on can also be answered.
There are those in whom these questions do not arise. They are continuously adjusting themselves without raising these questions. The adjustment is essentially with the help of some idea.
Now there are those who are stuck up, who want to find answers to non-technical questions.
Some of them accept religious or scientific explanations. Religious explanations are like- it is God who is doing all this, it is all the result of one’s fate, some saviour will take care some day and so on. Some are satisfied with these answers. There are others who do not accept these answers but hope to find the answers some day in future. They may offer scientific or economic explanations.
These explanations satisfy them.
But if you have become so passionate about these questions, so serious about these questions that you want an answer ‘Now’. No explanation, religious or scientific is able to assuage the pain of these questions. You are bent upon.
Suddenly, you realize that there is no one to answer. You are Alone. From whom you are seeking answers?
Now you will touch the original pain, the original resistance, the original energy on which the Life is sustained.
The need for answers suddenly drops; you become one with Life as it is.
You touch the unending stream of Life.
The mystery of existence starts unfolding.
Y V Chawla
We are happy in finding solutions to our problems.
This is a trap in which the human mind is caught.
Solutions can not ‘end’ the problem.
You have to understand the problem making mechanism to end it.
Mind seeks satisfaction through the solution of the problem.
It says, ‘take me out of the problem, uneasiness’.
Can one see that this is a new problem?
And this problem raises its head every time one faces an unfavourable situation.
To understand this (new) problem is to end it.
The end of it is the end of the problem making mechanism. Now any action in any direction is relaxed, creative.
To see the total field of existence is the point. Senses see, touch, listen and so on, breathing in and out is going on, there is memory and imagination and thoughts arising in the mind. Anger, fear, anxiety, happiness are the expressions of Life to keep the mind alive. This is the format of Life. Can one see that there is nothing beyond this?
How material comes into existence?This is a thought about material. Existence is Original. We are conscious and seeing, touching the material-is the Original. Experiencing is the Original. You can not go beyond experiencing. The world is dependent upon your being conscious of it. ‘You’ is bound to the world is the Original. You and the world is a singular process. Continuous changes in the material is what ‘existence is’.
Continuous unpredictable change is the Truth. What causes the change? It is again a thought ‘about’ change. The inevitability of change silences the brain.
When you are hungry, only one thought that of food is there. When food goes inside the body and the processing starts, brain becomes ready for its function, that is, thoughts start generating. Including the thought of 'you', God, soul, creation. Thoughts arise because of life energy. Thought is entrapped in likes and dislikes. It loses contact with the energy from where it draws its sustenance. The secret, the origin is in this energy and not what thoughts depict.
The relationship between the field of consciousness (including memory and imagination) and Existence (the field of senses) holds the key to fundamental understanding. Within memory and imagination, everything is oneness; simply we are conscious of those things. Whatever is reflected as outer is Existence in the field of senses. Consciousness as consciousness does not exist. Existence is manifested as two-the observer and the observed. To see this whole paradigm is the end of all questions. As in the field of consciousness, the observer and the observed are one. In oneness, who will question whom? Questions can be only for practical purposes, daily life and not ‘about Existence’-when the field is recognized.
You experience the life energy when you touch, listen, see, move something and so on. Put your hand in cold water. There is feeling in the body and brain. Now thought can express this feeling, it is not this feeling. The hyper expressions of energy are anger, fear, anxiety, pain, pleasure, confusion and so on. Whatever you experience is complete from moment to moment. Thought can describe the experiencing. It (under the illusion) becomes busy in accepting or rejecting or conceptualizing, what is experienced.
The ‘impetus to do and the movement’ is separate
from the description. ‘The impetus to do and the movement’ comes from the
energy, from the source itself. The boost created by thought for any action is
self defeating. The boost can not stay. When thought sees its limit, the
passion in the movement of energy itself is endless, restless.
Everything that is discovered or innovated is for some use. It can not be the source, the Original. To touch the Original, the source-the discoverer, the innovator is also to be included. The discoverer, the observer and the discovered, the observed is a singular process.
To touch the Original you have to take one step- ‘to quieten the clamouring mind which says, ‘why this is so’, ‘why this is not so’. The quietening has to happen without the support of any idea, explanation. You and the world is bound as a singular process, enclosed process, the complete, self-sustained process-including what you dislike and like, fear and cherish. Mind comes under the illusion as if something does not belong to it and is to be thrown out. It escapes pain (any uneasiness) and uncertainty as if the friction of pain and uncertainty will be undone. Here one can see that all pain and uncertainty is psychological discomfort, if it is not immediate physical danger. You can not throw the discomfort out of your mind; there is no place to throw it out. When you see this, you are supremely relaxed-as you have seen yourself as a complete process.Brain can not recognize anything without contrast.
We are conscious against being not-conscious.
Everything is bound by the resistance of it. This is the totality. The illusion overlooks the resistance. Hence accumulates pain, misses automation.
Seeking ends and authentic living starts when you do not postpone, when you stop all questions ‘about existence’ not because of your inability to find the answer but because the questioner is not separate from existence, from ‘what is happening’. ‘You’ is the total field of Existence. Who will question whom?
Y V Chawla
concept of non-duality is to let the brain bear the paradox that seeming
imperfection is a play of perfection. All movement is from order to order,
instead of from disorder to order.
We see disorder outside. We can take action. Mind is enamoured as if by dealing with outside disorder, order within will be established-one will be happy. But within you there can be no disorder. Even if you perceive disturbance within, it is ‘you’- it is in the field accessible to you only. The disturbance within is in the format, which can not be acted upon. If you see this, supreme relaxation takes over. Now you can take action in respect of the outer disorder.
Brain has to bear the jerk of the fact that the System is Order, which means no comfort is sought through complaining, blaming, feeling guilty when it seems disorder to the mind. This jerk is the concentration of total energy. Action becomes relaxed and conscious.
'Life energy is the God Particle'
The relationship between the field of consciousness (including memory and imagination) and Existence (the field of senses) holds the key to fundamental understanding. Within memory and imagination, everything is oneness; simply we are conscious of those things. Whatever is reflected as outer is Existence in the field of senses. Consciousness as consciousness does not exist. Existence is manifested as two-the observer and the observed. To see this whole paradigm is the end of all questions.
The field is not recognized because one is enamoured by pain-pleasure, like-dislike, winning-losing as if pleasure, winning, like are true, real and pain, dislike, losing are alien, false. Ending this treatment lets one instantly realize the field of consciousness.
Existence can not be validated without your being conscious of it. So, your being conscious is the Original.
When you are hungry, only one thought that of food is there. When food goes inside the body and the processing starts, brain becomes ready for its function, that is, thoughts start generating. Including the thought of 'you', God, soul, creation and so on. Thoughts arise because of life energy. Thought is entrapped in likes and dislikes. It loses contact with the energy from where it draws its sustenance. The secret, the origin is in this energy and not what thoughts depict.
The Original can not be found as an object. 'You' and 'what you observe' is one as Original.
Y V Chawla
By its default setting, mind seeks complacency through possessions, relations, situations, ideas. It seeks comfort of warding off uncertainty, contradictions, pain of unfavourables. It treats them as alien
It goes by history, experiences, collected data. It is only when awareness dawns that it begins to see the non-conformist way- break from history, past, collected data. One becomes the creative impulse of the Universe. And awareness dawns at the moment of intense pain or intense pleasure or when one encounters a Master or his words.
In any negative (-) situation, if you give your inner assent (+), you are charged.
In any positive (+) situation, if there is inner recession (-), you are charged.
This charging gives the brain a touch of the unknown.
Y V Chawla