The Deepest Mystery is that of the Noumenon.
The Noumenon is not the phenomena. Noumenon is the unqualified Awareness that you are. The phenomena is anything which is an object of your consciousness. All material, mental, emotional, astral, monadic, cosmic ( that includes planets and the like ) and even metaphysical things are of the objective class. Space – Time you can also perceive – therefore even this is an object of your awareness and you are therefore beyond it. In other words all this is perceivable by a perceiving consciousness which you are and of all other things you are beyond. Whatever is perceivable is transient and should be discarded by someone of Wisdom.
When all these phenomenal pastimes are seen for what they are (inconsequential and ephemeral) you will lose interest and your awareness will shine Itself on Itself. Your mind will no longer be enamoured by any phenomenal thing. It doesn’t mean you won’t study or practice your craft, as I also do, but you will experience these things as a mirror does. The mirror is untouched, unblemished, unaffected by whatever is reflected in it.
“Who Am I?” is the remedy for all this transient “drama”. All the planets, religious, philosophical and shamanic interests you and I are involved in are dreams within dreams. They are occupying our consciousness and don’t have any real lasting value. The eternal has no birth or death and is the only things worth occupying our minds. All else should be discarded from Consciousness – that is the true path.
Sri Ramana Maharshi, the great sage if Arunachala, India had transcended the notion of phenomenality and dwelled perennially in Eternal Awareness. His eyes are said to be in Shambavi Mudra. This is like a mirror – reflecting but unaffected. All things are “seen” but the gaze is ever inward – on Self. There is no movement in Consciousness even though apparently a wise person seems to act like others. So continue your work with Love. Don’t think too much – don’t verbalise – don’t dream ( except of yourself sleeping and really high level spirituality dreaming all these things ).
Here are some verses which can elucidate further what is being said. These are excerpts from the great work Ashtavakra Gita.
Using the tweezers of the knowledge of the truth I have managed to extract the painful thorn of endless opinions from the recesses of my heart. 19.1
For me, established in my own glory, there is no religion, sensuality, possessions, philosophy, duality or even non-duality. 19.2
For me established in my own glory, there is no past, future or present. There is no space or even eternity. 19.3 For me established in my own glory, there is no self or non-self, no good or evil, no thought or even absence of thought. 19.4
For me established in my own glory, there is no dreaming or deep sleep, no waking nor fourth state beyond them, and certainly no fear. 19.5
For me established in my own glory, there is nothing far away and nothing near, nothing within or without, nothing large and nothing small. 19.6
For me established in my own glory, there is no life or death, no worlds or things of the world, no distraction and no stillness of mind. 19.7
For me remaining in myself, there is no need for talk of the three goals of life, of yoga or of knowledge. 19.8
In my unblemished nature there are no elements, no body, no faculties no mind. There is no void and no anguish. 20.1
For me, free from the sense of dualism, there are no scriptures, no self-knowledge, no mind free from an object, no satisfaction and no freedom from desire. 20.2
There is no knowledge or ignorance, no me, this or mine, no bondage, no liberation, and no property of self-nature. 20.3
For him who is always free from individual characteristics there is no antecedent causal action, no liberation during life, and no fulfilment at death. 20.4
For me, free from individuality, there is no doer and no reaper of the consequences, no cessation of action, no arising of thought, no immediate object, and no idea of results. 20.5
There is no world, no seeker for liberation, no yogi, no seer, no-one bound and no-one liberated. I remain in my own non-dual nature. 20.6
There is no emanation or return, no goal, means, seeker or achievement. I remain in my own non-dual nature. 20.7
For me who am forever unblemished, there is no judge, no standard, nothing to judge, and no judgement. 20.8
For me who am forever actionless, there is no distraction or one-pointedness of mind, no lack of understanding, no stupidity, no joy and no sorrow. 20.9
For me who am always free from deliberations there is neither conventional truth nor absolute truth, no happiness and no suffering. 20.10
For me who am forever pure there is no illusion, no samsara, no attachment or detachment, no living being and no God. 20.11
For me who am forever unmovable and indivisible, established in myself, there is no activity or inactivity, no liberation and no bondage. 20.12
For me who am blessed and without limitation, there is no initiation or scripture, no disciple or teacher, and no goal of human existence. 20.13
There is no being or non-being, no unity or dualism. What more is there to say? Nothing arises out of me. 20.14
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