Who or What is this I AM.

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THE “I AM”

The Shreemad Bhagwat gita describes; I am; in verse 6-12 of chapter 7 ; as that original and primary source of entire creation and disappearance of self; which is;

a) unrecognisable by self; standing apart from self; and imperishable by self;

b) the medium of creation of the that entire creation and disappearance of self in self; which the self creates and follows ignorantly, without consciousness, awareness, and without knowledge; as the creator and the follower of the creations of self only.

The devotees of noble deeds however know and worship it; as the seeker after worldly the possessions; the afflicted; the seeker for knowledge; which guides and drives them to use it for performing related tasks of a seeker of; worldly possessions; cures, treatments solutions and answers; and knowledge only.

Other devotees of noble deeds however; know and worship it as that wisdom of self which drives them to establish it; and the mind and intellect of themselves; in the revered ones; for stabilising the faith of themselves and following the faith of the revered one as their deities;

Those other devotees who worship the revered one; instead of the I of self; knows about and realises the revered one as that supreme nature of his self; which is not only unsurpassable and un-decaying; but also the supreme spirit of self in self.

Such other devotees; realise the fact that this supreme spirit of self in self is not only beyond the reach of the mind and the senses of self; but is also the embodiment of truth, knowledge, bliss; a finite form and as that ordinary human being; which can have the powers and abilities to know all beings; together with their past, present, and future; and which can give such knowledge to them..

The men of those virtuous deeds; who are not only other than the devotees however; but whose sins also have come to end; and who are free from delusion; worship such ordinary human beings with a firm resolve; take refugee in him; and strive for deliverance from old age and death of self;

They begin to become aware about; and to learn and know about that as well; which is;

1) the absolute of self;
2) the totality of the embodied souls ( the spirit of self) ;
3) the entire field of karma or ( the action of self);
4) that integral being of self, which comprises the field of matter, brahma and the un-manifest divinity of self; or ( the divine intelligence of self) and that which dwells in the heart of all beings as the witness of their own actions and performances;

They also begin to realise all above as;

5) the source of creation of the qualities, abilities, strengths and powers of such creations itself; which are created by the self in self; in the forms of each of the following in self;

1) The sap in water;
2) The radiance of the moon and the sun;
3) The sacred syllable OM;
4) The sound in the ether;
5) The manliness in men
6) The subtle principle of smell in earth;
7) The brightness in fire;
8) The life in all beings;
9) The austerity of own in people of ascetics
10) The eternal seed of all beings;
11) The intelligence of the intelligent;
12) The glory of the glorious;
13) The might of self which is free from passions and desires of self;
14) The sexual desire of self, which is not conflicting with virtue or scriptural injunctions of self.
15) The source of evolution of all entities of self; which are earlier born as a result of qualities of goodness; principles of activity; and the principle of inertia.

They are created and driven by the self in self; for the purpose and reasons of performing the activities of the world of self by self.

The next chapters of THE SHREEMAD BHAGWAT GITA; FURTHER GO ON TO DESCRIBE THE POTENTIAL OF THE I AM; which can be developed and used by man



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Is it the same "I Am" of

Is it the same "I Am" of Nisargadatta maharaj? (see a dicussion about this in http://www.gurusfeet.com/forum/what-fuck-does-nisargadatta-mean-quot-i-a...)

nancy pro | Fri, 10/23/2009 - 01:21
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How to gain the knowledge of THE I AM

TO BECOME ABLE TO learn and know about any thing as is mentioned in The Shreemad Bhagwat Gita; ( The I AM in this case); one should follow and perform the actions as prescribed therein only; which can be done by ensuring; not only the governance of the innate behavioral system but also the achievement of the requisite learning and knowledge as mentioned therein only.

THE SHREEMAD BHAGWAT GITA PRESCRIBES FOLLOWING ACTIONS.

1) Gaining the philosophical knowledge of self by self; as mentioned in (chapter 13, verses 7-11); for the purpose and reasons of not only

2) Performing required sacrifice; (chapter 3; 14 -15-16) ; and

3) Gain real and true kn

4) Become able to use such knowledge and perform the prescribed duties of self by self;( chapter 18; 41to 44);

ONE SHOULD PERFORM ACTIONS OF AND FOR GAINING THE PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE OF SELF AS MENTIONED IN (CHAPTER 13, VERSES 7-11);

Humility,
Pride-less-ness,
Non-violence,
Tolerance,
Simplicity,
Approaching a bona fide spiritual master,
Cleanliness, steadiness and self-control;
Renunciation of the objects of sense gratification, absence of false ego, the perception of the evil of birth, death, old age and disease;
Nonattachment with, and sense of oneness to children, wife, home and the rest,
Even-mindedness with them instead; amid pleasant and unpleasant events;
Constant and unalloyed devotion to the me,
Resorting to solitary places,
Detachment from the general mass of people;
Accepting the importance of self-realization, and philosophical search for the Absolute Truth--all these; I thus declare to be knowledge, and what is contrary to these is ignorance.

2) ONE SHOULD PERFORM ACTIONS OF AND FOR PERFORMING OF SACRIFICES AS MENTIONED IN CHAPTER 3; 14 -15-16; CHAPTER 4; 24 TO 34;
A) One should first know the reasons, causes and purposes of the Need and Requirement of performing actions of sacrifice by self
Chap 3 14 /15
Sacrifice is rooted in PRESCRIBED ACTION;
This prescribed action has its origins in Vedas
Vedas proceed from indestructible god
The all pervading in finite is present in sacrifice.
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The wheel of creation is moving only because of sacrifice. One who does not follow and know this wheel of creation and thereby does not perform sacrifice as the need of self from self; for the purpose and reason of moving the wheel of creation by self; he lives in vain.
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It is through action without attachment alone; i.e. sacrifice; that janaka and other wise men reached perfection in his tasks; and used it for maintenance of the world order: by him; in his tasks

B) One should thereafter perform actions of and for knowing and learning about different forms of sacrifices
Chap 4; 24
1) Knowing and seeing Brahma only every where is one form of sacrifice; Brahma has to be seen by the self in;

a) The knowledge of the goal of the self; as well as of the goal itself; which has to be reached by self
b) The knowledge of the doer ship of self; as well as; of the doer ship of that self as well; which motivates and drives the self to perform tasks for reaching the goal of self
c) The knowledge of All that of the self; which enables and empowers and strengthens and energizes the actions of the body, mind and intellect of self to perform tasks of self for the purposes and reasons of becoming able to reach the goals of self; together with;
d) The knowledge of the actions of self; being delivered by self for the purpose and reasons of helping the body, mind and intellect of self to perform the tasks being performed; for the purpose and reasons of helping the self to reach the goal of self; and finally;
e) The knowledge of the receiver of the actions as mentioned above

C) One should also perform actions for knowing the other forms of sacrifice as well; namely;
25 to 34
1) WORSHIPPING to god; in the form of acts of worshipping performed by self
2) SELF SACRIFICE; in the form of sacrifice of the perception of identity of self in self by self
3) SELF DESCIPLINE; in the form of sacrifice of the senses of self; hearing and offering of sound and other objects of perception of self by self;
4) SELF CONTROLL THROUGH YOGA AND WISDOM; in the form of sacrifice of the functions of the senses of self and those of the vital airs of self
5) SACRIFICE OF MATERIAL POSSESSIONS; in the form of sacrificing the material possessions of self
6) AUSTERITIES; in the form of performing activities of same by self;
7) PRACTISES OF YOGA
8) OBSERVING AUSTURE VOWS
9) SACRIFICE OF WISDOM OF SELF THROUGH THE STUDY OF SACRED TEXTS
10) PRACTISES OF PRANAYAMA;
11) REGULATED DIET;

3) ONE SHOULD PERFORM ACTIONS OF AND FOR PERFORMING OF ACTIONS OF FOLLOWING;
1) Consummation of sins
2) Understanding the meaning of sacrificial worship
3) Release and enjoyment of nectar
4) Attainment of Brahma
5) Pure and clear knowledge about the truth of the purity and clarity of knowledge and wisdom of others
6) Freedom of self from bondages of actions of self

d); one should perform actions of and for gaining those actions as well; by which sacrifice need be made by self
1) Through Knowledge of self; instead of material things of self
2) Through knowledge of illumined soul of self; as gained by self
3) Through knowledge of above; as obtained by self from wise seers of truth;
4) Through knowledge; as obtained in self by performing the actions of
a) Prostrating at the feet of wise seers of truth possessing illumined souls
b) Rendering them service
c) questioning them with open and guileless heart;

4) ONE SHOULD ENSURE THAT HE GAINS THE FOLLOWING GAINS OF SELF; AFTER PERFORMING SACRIFICE AS MENTIONED;
1) Enlightentenment
2) Non delusion
3) Ability of light of knowledge
4) Vision of entire creation; within self; in the over soul
4) Ability to pass through and go beyond sins
5) Purity of heart
6) Revelation of truth
7) Light of truth
8) Mastering of senses
9) Supreme peace and god realization;
10) Powers of truthful and righteous discrimination
11) Powers of faithfulness and faith
12) Powers of doubtlessness

5) ONE SHOULD BECOME ABLE TO PERFORM THE ACTIONS OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES OF SELF; FOR BECOMING ABLE TO PERFORM THEM ONLY; AS THE DUTIES OF SELF; AS MENTIONED IN CHAPTER 18; 41TO 44;

1.) Conquering the mind and senses;
2.) Enduring hardships; for the purposes and reasons of performing activities and fulfilling the essential duties of; the qualities of each of the following by self;

Discharge of one’s sacred obligations;
gaining external and internal purity;
forgiving the faults of others;
Achieving the straightness of mind, senses, and behavior; and
Believing in;
a.) The religious texts and related scriptures;
b.) God and life after death etc.
c.) The Study and teachings of texts and related scriptures;
d.) The Realization of truth; as relating to god.

6) ONE SHOULD FINALLY GAIN THE FOLLOWING QUALITIES OF SELF IN SELF

3.) Qualities of heroism;
4.) Qualities of fearlessness;
5.) Qualities of firmness;
6.) Qualities of diligence (industry) and dauntlessness (fearlessness) in battle;
7.) Qualities of bestowing gifts;
8.) Qualities of lordliness;
9.) Qualities of wisdom and knowledge; especially of the relationship; between the art, skill, and practice of the science of building relationships of trust, faith and beliefs on one hand; and the life of self on the other; together with the art, skill, and practice of honest exchange of the related merchandise by the self.
10.) Qualities of serving; for serving those people who possess above qualities;
11.) Qualities of worshipping; for worshipping the one performing his natural duties with all above qualities.
12.) Qualities of performing; for performing the above natural duties of self.

tarun | Fri, 10/23/2009 - 07:56