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The summative statement of the Advaita teachings - "I AM THAT; I AM" - generates much confusion. Post-Realization, am I THAT only? Does everything formerly associated with the relative end? Is the relative discounted and does abidance happen in a manner that is totally dissociated from all relative happenings?
Not according to Nisargans. Here, the point is that post-Realization, Reality will be overlaid upon the relative and the understanding that I AM THAT; I AM will continue for the entire manifestation.
The summative statement most assuredly does not imply that the AM-ness must be forfeited or abandoned. What is abandoned is identifying solely with the AM-ness.
Then, there is a return to the original simplicity that marked the relative existence of humans for millions of years ... a relative existence that was a most simple existence prior to efforts by controlling men and women to overlay supernatural concepts onto the previously all-natural existence.
It has been asked of visitors in satsang and at retreats conducted here, "Are you using your recovery program, your religious activities, your spiritual exercises, your philosophy, or your ideology not to overlay Reality on the relative but in order to try to escape reality?"
Among Nisargans, there is but one "justification" for completion of the complete "journey" to Full Realization: to overlay Reality upon the relative existence; that is, to stop trying to live in an unnatural / supernatural fashion.
The result of Realization is that the Absolute is overlaid onto the Am-ness so that the no-consciousness, no-belief, no-concept, no-duality awareness-without- awareness-of peace of the Absolute can manifest during the manifestation; thus, "I AM THAT; I AM."
Often seekers say, "You speak of overlaying Reality upon the relative. What happens differently during the relative existence after Realization is 'overlaid upon it'?"
To abide as one's true nature ...
1. is to understand that the Am-ness Is and that THAT Is;
2. is to reject the traits of the Am-ness as exist among the non-Realized;
3. is to overlay on the Am-ness the traits of the Absolute; and, as a result of that overlaying,
4. is to abide for the remainder of the manifestation in the peace of those Absolute traits, including ...
... abidance with a sense of wholeness and complete-ness rather than a sense of being broken into many pieces (that is, abiding as the One rather than as the many roles that had been assigned or adopted);
... being contaminated no longer;
... being no longer driven by the effects of conditioning;
... being influenced no more by the effects of programming;
... being unlimited rather than limited;
... being certain and sure (but with legitimate grounds at this point);
... being unadulterated;
... being awake and aware;
... being in a state where, after having been made aware of THAT, no longer being occupied with THAT, or with searching, or with seeking, or with wanting to know;
... being free of all beliefs, including belief in any concept or idea;
... being free of identity;
... being free of thoughts;
... being absorbed into the silence;
... being fully stabilized;
... being unambiguous;
... being free;
... being light;
... being in a state where AS IF living happens, living AS IF anything in the relative matters, understanding that it does not, feeling without emoting, witnessing whatever happens in order to meet the basic needs of an organism without believing that there is some do-er involved in the process;
just ... being.
Overlay Truth onto the remainder of the relative existence and You will taste the sweetness and the lightness of being that are tasted by the Realized only. The content of this book will explain the ways and the means for those seeking Reality and seeking a relative existence steeped in both "reality" and Reality.
eBOOK SPECIFICATIONS: 99 pages; Publisher: Henderson Books; Language: English.
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