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God is beyond even awareness
« on: July 10, 2010, 01:12:14 AM »
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    A saint is expected to propagate knowledge in the world and this means that the saint should propagate the knowledge of universal spirituality to bring world peace. Leaving all this inner sense, people are leaving the house and family and wear the saffron cloth propagating either wrong knowledge which says that you are God or propagating devotion to capture worldly benefits.

    They preach that awareness is God. Awareness is only a specific work like cutting, grinding, chipping etc. It is only the work of transfer of information of reflections of received objects or concepts or stored knowledge from the senses to the brain. Awareness is just a specific work form of inert energy. It depends on the generation of inert energy by digestive and respiratory systems. When this inert energy enters a specific nervous system, a specific work called awareness is generated.  When current enters a specific machine called grinder, a specific work called grinding is done. God is aware of every thing and God is existing before the creation of three items called space, energy and matter.

     God is beyond these three items and hence beyond the above mentioned systems, which involve space energy and matter as they cannot exist in God, who is beyond these three items. In such case, the awareness of God is unimaginable awareness. The awareness by itself is a scientific work and hence is imaginable. The imaginable awareness is generated by the unimaginable God, who is not possessing any system. Therefore, the imaginable awareness is generated by the unimaginable source. The imaginable awareness in the case of a human being is having imaginable source only, which is the group of these systems existing in the human body. Thus, the unimaginable awareness has two components.

     The first component is the unimaginable God, who is the source. The second component is the work, which is the imaginable awareness. Unless you resolve these two components separately, you will mistake the awareness as the unimaginable God Himself. Even in the case of imaginable awareness, the source is the imaginable human body and the awareness is the imaginable work. In both the cases of unimaginable God and imaginable human being, the imaginable awareness is one and the same, but the sources are different. A king and beggar walk. The work of walking is one and the same, but the sources i.e., the king and the beggar are different. You should differentiate the work and source in this discussion. Otherwise, the monism results leading to the concept of awareness being God. You can differentiate God and awareness through another angle also, which proves that God is unimaginable and awareness is imaginable.

    In fact, all the items of the creation are a bundle of properties only and hence the creation is said to be a bundle of three fundamental properties (Trigunas). The only source is the unimaginable God. Even the space, energy and matter are properties of that source only. Every item in the creation is a bundle of several properties that result by the combination of the three fundamental qualities (Trigunas) in different preparations. When you isolate a property from the item in the creation, the item stands as a source, which is the bundle of other properties. You are mistaking the bundle of un-isolated properties as an item or source. You may take an item, which is the bundle of ten properties and if you isolate one property, the other nine properties together stand as an item or source or object or substratum.  If you isolate all the properties, all the items in entire creation are reduced to properties only and thus there is no item or source that can be left over. The only source and ultimate item is unimaginable God, who can be achieved by isolation of properties in the items through analysis, which leads to the negation of everything in the creation as the source. This is said by Veda (Neti Neti iti…) and Gita (Naasato vidyate…).
    At the Lotus Feet of His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

    Anil Antony
    Universal Spirituality for World Peace


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