Self awareness is a work only

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Self awareness is a work only
139. Kriyaavaachakam kriyaiva na kartaa shunyamaatmaa chiti.

The verbal noun is verb itself and is not worker. The vacuum becomes the self in awareness
Knowledge is the process of knowing and it is a verbal noun, which is nothing but the verb itself. Walk is verbal noun, which means that the verb is in the form of a noun and this does not mean that the verbal noun is different from the verb. The Advaita philosophers speak about the knowledge remaining without object and they say that it is knowledge of knowledge or awareness of awareness or self knowledge or self awareness. Knowledge cannot become the work as well as the object. It is work only. There cannot be walk of walking or talk of talking or sight of seeing.

In the self awareness, the awareness is the work or process of knowing and that cannot become the object also simultaneously. When you are aware of yourself, you are aware of your physical body. The physical body is the object and awareness is the work. Both are quite different from each other. Similarly in the awareness of awareness or knowledge of knowledge, the object is blank space or vacuum, which is the primordial energy or the inert energy. The basic form of awareness or knowledge is this inert energy only and hence it can be called as the self of awareness or knowledge. This self or inert energy becomes the object and hence in the word ‘Self knowledge’ or ‘self awareness’, the self is inert energy or space. The worker may be the body (kartaa) or may be the inert energy (kaarakam) present in the body. The work is neither the body nor the inert energy. In this sutra the work is denied to be the body and it simultaneously means the inert energy also present in the body.

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Great Vacuum !!!

Surya Kumar Mishra | Sun, 05/30/2010 - 10:25
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Awareness being imaginable is not God

Awareness being imaginable is not God

Let us take the example of grinding work. You can see the current as waves through equipment. You can see the grinding machine with visual eyes. You can see the pulses before and after grinding. You can see the movement of grinding machine. But the actual grinding work is invisible and can be inferred only. Even if you call the movement of the machine as the work, the actual movement is not seen except the machine in different points of movement. However, the work is also understood since it is the knowledge of inference.

Therefore, work is also imaginable item of creation. Therefore, awareness being the work form of inert energy is also imaginable and cannot be the unimaginable God. The awareness is constantly associated with the unimaginable God, whenever He comes down in the human form. You should not take the reverse of the concept and finally claim that awareness itself is God.
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dattaswami2 | Mon, 05/31/2010 - 03:03