the pupose of self-inquiry is not for theorizing , but to get uncontradicted truth

santthosh kumaar's picture



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The purpose of self inquiry is not theorizing, but to get the un-contradicted truth, which lies beyond all the theories.

When the inquiry reveals that 'I' is not the body, then there is no use of saying I am not the sense, I am not the brain, I am not the mind. If 'I' is not the body all other thing including the 'I', is non-existent. Thus it is erroneous to view and judge the worldview, if 'I', is not the physical body, and take the authorship as a person. The inquiry revels the fact that the body is a mere experince not an experiencer. Thus the experiencer of the body is the formless entity. Therefore, it is relevant to view and judge the worldview on the base of the formless entity, not create theories and spin the web of imagination on the base of physical body as self , which is a mere experince.

The physical based inquiry is for the beginners to focus their attention on the 'I'. In latter stages of inquiry, when seekers thinking and reasoning goes deeper, he realizes the fact that 'I', is not the self.

The 'I', represents duality. The duality is there only, when the experince is there.

The experince is there only, when the 'I', is there.

Absent of 'I' ,absent of experince.

Absent of experince, absent of duality.

Absent of duality, there is only non dual reality.

Therefore all the theories are reality within the 'I', until one realizes the fact that 'I' is not the self,and 'I', is mere illusion on the standpoint of the true self. Therefore the main aim of the inquirer is, to find the true self, and discard the falsehood.

Self-inquiry is very essential tool to start the spiritual pursuit. The secret of self inquiry is no revealed by the masters, because the seeker has to find all the obstacle and fatter on the way, on his own, and assimilate the knowledge, to have a firm conviction.



Phroggy's picture

Well, at least theoretically

"it is relevant to view and judge the worldview on the base of the formless entity,"

In what way does the 'formless entity' judge the world? Any judging or formation of a world view is done through the identification with form.

"In latter stages of inquiry, when seekers thinking and reasoning goes deeper"

Forget thinking and reasoning. Such processes are the formation of dualistic experience which one is attempting to see through. Clarity, insight, realization is much more subtle that thought and reason.

"The experince is there only, when the 'I', is there.
Absent of 'I' ,absent of experince.
Absent of experince, absent of duality.
Absent of duality, there is only non dual reality."

Again, as you quoted in your other blog, dualistic experience does not go away, it's just seen for what it is.

Phroggy | Tue, 09/30/2008 - 06:40