An Advaita Vedanta realization, enlightenment, nisarga yoga site discussing non-duality (nonduality), your original nature, and dwelling in the natural state as taught by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.
FROM A SITE VISITOR: Just “found” Advaita and just found your site. Been reading some recent entries. Have dealt with the fallacy of the body idea. All these years, looking for peace of mind—never considered there’s no such thing, as you say. Makes sense now. Problems with personality though I don’t get yet. Can you give me in a nutshell something that would help me understand that and the Nisarga yoga you mention? Thx. Frank.
F.: (Continued from yesterday) In a discussion that followed yesterday’s post regarding this simple message that can lead to simple living, Ginny raised the issue of “the paradox of simplicity.” In that regard, she observed:
I would not have been able to “become aware” or have “realized” if not for the years of bashing my head against the wall trying to assimilate the contradictions that were carried on a daily basis. Oddly this time is necessary…the going “back” through all the layers of delusion, the work that “pays off”. “Time” spent with You has only benefited me although early on it caused a great deal of disequilibrium or perceived confusion. Now it is freedom.
Ginny’s pointer regarding that which typically happens before “the readiness” manifests cannot be stated any clearer, so now the discussion will turn to the second part of your query: nisarga yoga. Nisarga (or natural) yoga is a system for delivering pointers whereby programmed persons can be freed from the constraints of beliefs and the effects of conditioning and live in a natural manner.
This most simple of all systems of yoga, in its purest form, makes clear that (a) this physical universe is subject to natural “laws” rather than “supernatural” or “human” laws and makes clear that (b) peaceful living can only happen unwaveringly if natural living happens. Why?
Beliefs about supernatural laws are based in myths and paganism and superstition and are popular among those who want power and control and rewards and continuity of body-mind personality (all of which involves nothing supernatural but which does involve concepts dreamed up by controlling, fearful, desirous men).
Human laws are based in egotism, in a desire to control, and in attempts to legislate away unfounded (but seemingly real) fears. They evolve from persons' fears, from their desires to exercise power, from a fear-based desire to “protect” the body-mind-personality triad, and from wanting to guarantee eternal continuity for that relative triad.
Thus, all that is considered to be “supernatural” and “human” is fictional nonsense, rooted in relative desires and relative fears. To understand what natural living is really like, therefore, one cannot look to humans for the model but can observe animals such as the deer instead.
While various yogas entail on-going spiritual practices that are intended to lead to spiritual experiences, nisarga yoga would move the seeker beyond that stage.
(That is why the pointer was offered earlier that the true nature of the body must first be understood. Once erroneous notions about “birth being meaningful” are understood to be false, then erroneous notions about “spirituality having some noble meaning” will also be understood to be false.)
Most systems of yoga are connected to certain religions of
If a full understanding of the nisarga teachings manifests, then the remainder of the manifestation of consciousness (the remainder of “the relative life”) happens in a natural, rather than in an unnatural or supernatural, fashion. Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)
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