[Advaita-l] Request for answers
shivapalani1 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 12:40:24 EDT 2020
To whom do these questions arise? You spoke of "we" and "the senses", "the
mind", "the states". So it follows there is a relationship between "us", or
said subjectively, "me" / "you", and our senses, our mind, and our
transition between the states, that we are aware of.
There is a state of deep sleep ("turiya"), when we aren't aware of the
aforesaid body and it's senses, or the mind and it's thoughts, or even the
sense of our self (the "me" we associate with, the "ahamkara").
In that state there are no questions, no associations, and yet there was a
"you" sans any associations, which is there now too. That is you ("tat
tvam asi"), the real you, the "atman", the eternal witness.
The "ahamkara" arises (and so does the entire universe arise), and so do
these questions we seek answers to too. The questions, the quest, and the
seeking is all the "ahamkara" (the intermediary between your body-mind, the
universe and you), looking for it's source, the "atman", the real you, for
the answer came before the question.
I hope this helps. I don't consider myself a learned member, and I'm sure
there will be more erudite answers forthcoming.
On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 4:58 AM sreenivasa murthy via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> How are we aware of the senses or of the sensations
> How do we come to know the mind or its intuitions themselves?
> And how do we come to know the presence or absence
> of the mind itself together with its various modifications?
> How do we ksow the appearance and disappearance of the States?
> I request the learned members of this group to
> clarify, in the light of the vedanta, the above doubts of mine.The
> clarifications are needed to be verified here and now.The help
> will be acknowledged with a deep sense of gratitude.
> With respectful namaskars,Sreenivasa Murthy
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