self or no self

QUORA – What are the benfits of non-duality? A.H. (pizza connoisseur)– A SUPERB ANSWER!

Pure utter contentment and realizing your infinite potential/expression. You realize first that there is “no permanent self” but a “self” is just as valid as no self. They are pointing to the same thing Lol. You realize all views are wrong, thus all views are valid. You realize everything you do is truth and everything you say is truth. You are free to be and do whatever the hell you want.

You now operate from being and presence rather than your thoughts/desires. Compassionate action arises spontaneously out of the emptiness. There is an apparent flow to things and you just float with it. The thinking mind still exists but now it is an efficient tool rather than an asserting master. The mind doesn’t know truth itself but it knows that there is a greater truth that one embodies. A shift from mind consciousness to consciousness without boundaries or restrictions. Consciousness just is. There is no I am consciousness but consciousness just is.

The personal ego structure still exists. It is just a personality and that is all. It has no energy poured into it because it is just seen for what it is.

We are on this journey to find out who we really are. To find that which is prior to thinking. When we think we create division and even the world. When we don’t think everything is perfectly one and complete. In that is where the non-dual lies, but one must even go further and realize how this non-dual functions in everyday life.

Like a mirror consciousness reflects what is. If a red ball is there a red ball is reflect. If a hungry person comes, does consciousness reflect hunger? If we are honest we will automatically feed that person. Compassion arises naturally out of the emptiness. When we don’t think we don’t have excuses on why we cannot be compassionate. It just happens. To say the grass is green is as much truth as hiding in the infinite expanse of consciousness.

Potential and expression are the same. There is only the infinite. Consciousness itself is emptiness. There is only the infinite. No where to go. No where to hide. Just this.


About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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